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46577 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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#6 of 6 hotels in Buxton
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Buxton, Outer Banks Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants, Outer Banks Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Buxton.

Rooms at Outer Banks Motel offer air conditioning and a refrigerator providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

Beach chairs is one of the conveniences offered at this motel. A pool will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to Outer Banks Motel, free parking is available.

While in Buxton, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Outer Banks Motel, including Orange Blossom Bakery (0.6 mi), The Captains Table (0.4 mi), and Buxton Munch Company (0.8 mi).

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, which is a popular Buxton lighthouse – and it is conveniently located a short distance from the motel.

Outer Banks Motel is sure to make your visit to Buxton one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Beach
Snorkelling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids pool
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Outdoor pool
Windsurfing
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
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Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Tara A wrote a review Aug 2022
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Absolutely shocking experience checked in to a young man at desk not at all friendly given a map To our accommodation. On arriving we sat on the porch with a drink and our little boy went in to explore to our horror he came out to us covered in weed with a box full of weed and drug paraphernalia in his hand asking what it was and that he picked the tub up and it fell all over him We called the front desk spoke to the same young lad who checked us in he actually had the nerve to ask us to drive it along with the rucksack that was next to it up to the hotel ERMMMM NO ITS ILLEGAL IN NC we where obly staying one night so my sons who are visiting from the uk could see the outer banks on our way home from Atlantic beach vacation We ended up having to wait 3 hours after hotel told us police where coming to collect with the manager We left to go for dinner at 9pm everything was closed that we could take our little one into we ended up with sandwiches at home after buying groceries from DG NO contact from manager no apology no nothing Utterly shocking truly truly disgraceful
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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AntonioManzenetta wrote a review May 2022
Everett, Washington78 contributions21 helpful votes
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This is not a nice place and the pictures don’t show you what you get. To top it off, the staff called to verify our arrival and said nothing about the storm or the chance of being stuck on the island. We arrived and left, a good thing or we would have been stuck in this terrible room for a few days. Perhaps the owners see this as a wa to keep the rooms full. We took some pictures so you can get an accurate representation of the room. Notice the lamp, the worn out bedding and the missing pieces of blinds on our “oceanside room” (Don’t expect a view with an oceanside room). If you decide to stay in This area check the weather - we are from another state and didn’t think to, the hotel didn’t say anything until we arrived. We also suggest another hotel, stay clear of this one.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel and check the weather. We would have been stuck here if we stayed. We realize we...
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jmyerstampaflorida wrote a review May 2022
Indian Rocks Beach, Florida8 contributions3 helpful votes
Book a Stay at the OBX motel, wasn't sure what I was going to find. The place was amazing. A unique blend of old and new. New being high speed WiFi , Cable TV , microwave, mini fridge, K-cup coffee and AC was excellent. Old being the place is OLD I don't think you would be allowed to build so close to the waters edge today( I was in unit 106). The interior was clean, functional and in good repair. It s Old but not run down, it looked as though it was from the 1950 and not abused or perfectly restored. What I mean is some old motels have bathrooms with 20 layers of caulk around the tub, missing handles loose shower heads and patched together bits and pieces. This place look unused, like the day it was built in the 1950's, everything looked and functioned as new.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: I was in room 106 it was on the water and room 107 is even closer ...above the water at high tide
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henry024 wrote a review Feb 2022
Tarrytown, New York146 contributions31 helpful votes
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Imagine a motel your grandparents would have stayed in - but with AC, WiFi, 50 channel HD TV. That's what you've got here. I think this is a place you either like or can't stand. Wooden porch with old wooden rocking chairs. Wooden steps and wooden railings (watch for splinters). To get to even the first floor you go up a flight of stairs. The beds were nice, the kitchen was nice. The bathroom was small but adequate. Everything looked dated. Is that charming or off-putting? You decide. The location is great - RIGHT along the beach. Maybe too close. It really looks like one building will be falling in to the ocean soon. I gave it 4 stars, but 3.5 would be more like it. See my photos.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Patricia B wrote a review Feb 2022
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Unfortunately, customer service for long time loyal customers no longer exists. I have been going to this motel for years. My husband came down with cancer- to help him emotionally, I got him 2 toy Aussies (10 pounds each) My two 10 pounds dogs are registered. I have brought my two 10-pound dogs for 3 years. Now I am being told NO!!! But I can bring my 150 pound mastiff that is not registered as emotional support. When I call- I am advised - that is true- I can bring one 100-200 pounds dog- but can't bring my two 10 pound each toy Aussies- that are emotional support registered. I will seek legal counsel to direct me. Also- note on their website- they show 2 small dogs running on the beach. Misleading advertisement. This place is getting dumpy anyway- I guess things happen for a reason. Very upset that after so many years to be treaded so poorly.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Pattipoo_12 wrote a review Oct 2021
Newport, Minnesota75 contributions59 helpful votes
I was skeptical about staying here because of the reviews. But I also realized the poor reviews were from those who were probably expecting a 5 star resort with lavish furniture and services. This was a great beach town motel! It is not a chain, so does not have the same amenities as a Hilton, so if that is what you're expecting, this is not the place for you. It is an old school motel with charm and relaxation. We stayed in 5A which had a fantastic ocean view! The room was clean and well-maintained and the WiFi was actually really good! I was able to work remotely from our gorgeous balcony. The access to the beach was great! You could easily get to the beach through any means and several access points. Yes there are sandbags in front of a couple of spots on the beach. Those who don't know don't understand that NC is a high attraction for hurricanes! Those sandbags are there for protection and to keep the beach from eroding. And, quite frankly, they don't really hinder any view or keep people off the beach. Lots of fishing and everyone seemed to be having a good time! As a travel agent, I would definitely recommend this motel to any of my clients seeking a relaxed, old beach town vibe. I will stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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urbinasti wrote a review Jun 2021
Chapel Hill, North Carolina9 contributions4 helpful votes
Experienced both accommodations offered. Stayed in one of the village cottages because we brought the dog, an old, damp house. Cons: Kitchen lighting poor, no shutters on one window, blinds would not go down. Could hear the other guests in the adjacent rooms next to and above us. Rooms were clean, just tired looking and dated, and no effort by management to upgrade. Pros: walking distance to the bakery, coffee shop and market. My husband and son stayed at the motel, room more up to date and clean, though no ventilation in the bathroom. No room service either, which was fine. Not worth the prices paid for either room, and would likely stay somewhere else if returning to Buxton.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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becky c wrote a review May 2021
Texas Gulf Coast, Texas2 contributions
Many things outdated or rusted and broke, no beach access with rented beach front, no shower off beach, fridge didn't get very cold, patio furniture was horrible to sit in, the door rusted and cut daughters leg. Do not recommend busted up coffee table. Dirty sand bags all over beach area. No frontage to relax or let the kids play. Pic shows the huge sand bags. Not worth the price they charge
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emily M wrote a review Mar 2021
Augusta, Georgia15 contributions20 helpful votes
Basic motel room. Nothing elaborate. Doing construction during our visit. Beach in front just sandbags. Sand everywhere in parking area. Office staff very nice. Was sufficient for 1 night passing through but would not stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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SHW wrote a review Sep 2020
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I want to cancel my reservation for 09/16/2020 thru 09/21/2020. If anybody wants to book those dates. This trip was for a spicific reason and that was canceled and I can't get out of the reservation without paying for the whole thing unless it is rebooked.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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PRICE RANGE
US$89 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
outer banks hotel buxton, outer banks motel, outer banks buxton
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Outer Banks Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Outer Banks Motel?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Hole (0.4 km), Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf (0.4 km), and Beads and Grinds (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Outer Banks Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Outer Banks Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Outer Banks Motel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Outer Banks Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, Orange Blossom Bakery, and Rusty's Surf And Turf.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Outer Banks Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Outer Banks Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Outer Banks Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (2.1 km).
Does Outer Banks Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.