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46677 NC Hwy 12 PO Box 39, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
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Nowhere will you find a more delightful combination of beautiful vacation rentals seashore wonders, and southern hospitality, all within the shadow of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse than at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging. Located on the oceanside village of Buxton, North Carolina, our beachfront campus offers some of the best views on Hatteras Island! Many of our guests have made us their annual retreat of choice because we have everything you could need for a great Hatteras vacation: convenient Cape Hatteras lodging, great in-room amenities, a location that couldn't be any closer to the beach and sound, exceptional surf fishing, a host of exciting water sports, and, of course, the majestic Cape Hatteras Lighthouse for a fun sightseeing opportunity. We offer a wide variety of Buxton vacation rentals, from motel rooms to efficiencies to beach cottages.
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grandmaK63 wrote a review 15 Sep
York, Pennsylvania134 contributions77 helpful votes
This place is great for youth or people wanting to socialize when sitting outside looking at the ocean… not private at all. You have to go past everyone on an outside walk to get into your door and then when you step out your door there’s people left and right… in our case, smoking and drinking and both sides had large groups and lots of talking. We respect that as they were all very nice and friendly but we were uncomfortable sitting outside and didn’t like the smoke so we were stuck inside. Not what we wanted. The beach is so far away and the rain of the previous two days had filled the low spot in the dunes so one would have to go through a lot of above ankle water to get there. We chose not to… plus the fact that the three flights were a lot to go up and down to get stuff and go out to eat and got to the pool and so on. Being in our mid seventies, wasn’t what we wanted to do especially at end of day after dinner;) That all said, the room was clean and attractive and comfortable. The check in is easy and clerks were wonderful!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Hello, We were sorry to hear that your vacation wasn't all you hoped. Having so many stairs, while necessary in our location because of Ocean overwash, can be challenging to many. Our property is smoke free. Had we known you were inconvenienced by your neighbors, it would have been addressed immediately. Thank you for taking time to review our property.
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matthewtX6391QM wrote a review Jun 2022
Los Angeles, California5 contributions2 helpful votes
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What a place! We loved the room ( we stayed on third floor overlooking the ocean) for its perfectly appointed large bed with soft bedding, great water pressure on the shower, excellent aidorondack chairs and enclosed balcony for the perfect sitting area when watching the 5:47 am sunrise or a respite during the hot day for reading and chilling. We had a second room (an efficiency next to the business office) which was clean and quiet. The service was excellent, from check in to check out. The numerous available BBQs were cool although we did not use them, the small fridges in the rooms were a welcome addition and the loooooong walks on the perfect beach with perfect wind and perfect sized waves were the best part. After the long sunny day, we went straight to the large and clean pool and perfect temperature jacuzzi and stayed for much longer than expected as it was so luxurious. This great beach motel is walking distance to the best breakfast place and many dinner restaurants, I would stay here again in a heart beat and would say it had way more of a hotel feel then a motel feel. Great value and PERFECT LOCATION.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Third floor ocean side was beautiful, big breeze and great view
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William W wrote a review 7 Sep
Charlotte, North Carolina8 contributions
Wonderful hotel which has had recent upgraded rooms, very quiet very private and plenty back from the beach. Staff up front is nice, housekeepers are nice, TV service is fine, lots of options just start out with “Spectrum”. Dunes are increased, property feels safe, I can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your lovely review! It brings us great pleasure to hear positive feedback from our guests. We strive to make each guest's vacation memorable!
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Hooked_on_travel77 wrote a review Jun 2022
Franklin, North Carolina3015 contributions733 helpful votes
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What a view of the Atlantic, especially from the 3rd floor of our cottage balcony. After a severe storm the week prior, the weather cooperated for the full week we were there. Sand was everywhere but the inside was as clean as could be. Wonderfully kept up with good central a/c, nice kitchen, and HD TV with many channels. A few minor negatives were a bathroom door with a hole in it (on their repair list) and door knobs that were hard to work, and due for replacement on both doors that lead out to the balconies. The bottom one broke completely at the end of our stay and was reported to the front staff. Some of the double paned glass windows have the seal broken which blurs the views. We realize this would be an expensive repair. Getting new towels, etc.. was quite easy. The pool area was top notch, just ultra cold water when we visited in late May. The hose in the garage area was extremely helpful to get the salt off our car each day. Almost everything has been thought of and thus our 5 star rating. There are restaurants in the area and even one really good one (Diamond Shoals) within walking distance. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is just down the street and the Orange Blossom bakery a very short ride away. The ferry to Ocracoke is also an easy drive. A wonderful week to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We'll hopefully be back one day.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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farah413 wrote a review Nov 2021
Rockville, Maryland8 contributions10 helpful votes
I stayed 3 nights over the second week of Nov. It was not a great experience. Here are pros and cons. pros: 1) The beach across the property, the roads to the hotel, and the town were affected by the flood water. Because the road to the town was closed and I could not get there the first day, they offered me to move my reservation a day. Very accommodating. 2) Easy check in and check out. Great communication via text and email. 3) Sunrise from the hotel is very nice. cons: 1) There was mold in the bathroom floor. I also noticed dark spots on the air vents, probably mold (?). I did not dare to turn on the heater. The good thing was that the weather was mild and did not have to. The room and bathroom certainly need maintenance. 2) The second night I noticed cockroaches on the balcony outside my door. I did not have any food left outside. May be coming from the attic next to the room with its door left open (?). Not sure. 3) Considering the poor condition of the room, on the third day I kept debating whether to stay the night or just leave. I decided to stay and take a chance to see the sunrise again. That night it poured down. I wish the staff had mentioned to move my car to a spot that was not as shallow. The next day I had to walk with water higher than my ankles to get to my car. It was annoying to deal with soaked shoes on the day of driving back. I did not bother to ask to change the room. I understood that they already have to deal with the recent flood. However frankly it seemed like this room was neglected with the keep ups.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Tim W wrote a review Oct 2021
Chester, New Jersey, United States35 contributions17 helpful votes
This property has several different styles of accommodations - I stayed in a traditional motel room with a queen bed on the second floor facing the pool. The room was very clean, nicely decorated and was relatively airy though it was small - but, you don't go to Hatteras Island to spend much time in the room! No-contact check-in/check-out through the app/text was flawless. The room had a small microwave and good-sized refrigerator/freezer. Large enough to fit a small pizza box. The location was great - directly on a very nice beach and a short walk to several restaurants and shops. The Hatteras lighthouse is a short bike ride away. The room had a nice deck facing the pool with Adirondack chairs which had a nice sunset. The property seems to be well maintained and well managed. Frankly, I can't wait to return! There are only two negatives I can think of. First, I had to climb three flights of stairs to reach the room - This is a pain with luggage. The other was that the deck is not private - the deck doubles as the walkway to the rooms on your level. This was only a minor annoyance - there are only a few rooms on each level since the facility is divided into multiple buildings. All-in-all a great stay. Already planning my return.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Andy wrote a review Oct 2021
Union Bridge, Maryland35 contributions4 helpful votes
Room was great, located on the 4th level facing the ocean with new (at least since 2018) very comfortable chairs to use just outside our door on the balcony overlooking the ocean. Bed was also very comfortable and we made great use of the frig and microwave oven plus the TV was a great picture. All in all a very nice experience but we were not surprised as we have been here many times in the past.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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SheliaLieberman wrote a review Aug 2021
State Line, Pennsylvania5 contributions3 helpful votes
This is our second time staying in the same suite at the LHV, Suite #638. Upon walking in the newly keyless coded door (from the pool/bayside) you instantly feel at home. Through the bedroom, just past the bathroom and stocked kitchen with seating for four, you can see nothing but the ocean with the wall of windows in the living room that houses the most awesome panel bed. As you open the door to the ocean side covered deck, comfy Adirondack chairs await to be claimed. There are so many bonuses to this suite and LHV, from the covered ocean side deck that seems to have a never ending breeze to get reprieve from the mid-day sun to the covered pool side facing deck that has some glorious sunsets. My favorite bonus is the staff. I never had an issue that was not taken care of IMMEDIATELY, an extra pillow here and there, or asking for a vacuum cleaner mid stay to tidy our suite. Due to Covid precautions, they are not offering in room/in suite cleaning service during stays, but they are doing an amazing job and go out of their way to make sure your stay is comfortable. They will bring linens and towels to your room or you can even visit them for an exchange. The staff at LHV goes above and beyond! Our suite is on the top deck, yes it’s up two-ish flights, but for the views, you will only hear complaints coming from this family on the last day, as we are leaving because we have 51 weeks before we return to 638. This place is magical and family friendly on all levels. The people you see during your stay, you can be sure to see the same faces next year, the same week. I’d like to keep this jewel to myself but I’m all for sharing my slice of heaven with the world. My only recommendation is - Re-book your vacation by Wednesday of the week you’re on vacation, if not, you’ll never get your same room/suite/cottage back. This place is a jewel.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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mwooduk wrote a review Jul 2021
Miami, Florida7592 contributions787 helpful votes
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We really enjoyed our stay, despite all the stairs that we are not used to! The suite which had a king bed and a murphy bed fit our needs perfectly, and we had only two issues. I was not very keen on having to make up the beds having paid almost $300 a night for an ocean front suite! I realize it's done to be "safe" for Covid, but I thought that was a little much. Also, our dishwasher was full - clean - but fully loaded from the previous guest who had checked out and I really feel that should have been unloaded before we arrived. So, after an all day trip from Miami to North Carolina (including a plane trip to Raleigh and a five hour drive to Buxton), the first thing I did was make up two beds and empty a dishwasher! It left a slightly sour taste in my mouth, but other than that, everything was great. Sadly we did not get to use the pool or jacuzzi but our grandkids did - we loved our beach view, and having the grill to bbq was great. The water pressure in the shower was a bit puny but not a big deal. I also feel you could have given us a few more toiletries but we were able to track down someone and get some additional shampoo etc. Great location, beach view is amazing, close to great restaurants and Cape Hatteras and some terrific beaches. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: splurge for ocean view - it's worth it!
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ChellyNY wrote a review Jul 2021
Saratoga Springs, New York57 contributions29 helpful votes
We had a truly wonderful visit to the Lighthouse View Oceanfront Motel! We spent seven nights there with our 6yo and 2yo in a poolside doubles room. Check-in was extremely easy, especially with their app which included our room code and loads of information about the hotel. The room was more than adequate and what we expected based on the photos. We chose a top floor room, which gave us lovely sunset views and quick access to the parking lot and pool. In retrospect, I would have loved to have an oceanside room, and gotten one of the larger suites/efficiencies, but we were late to the game in booking and on a limited budget. The beds were fine, and the fridge was larger than expected and actually stayed quite cold - I'm used to those mini-fridges barely cooling anything, but not this one! The microwave was small but more than enough for what we needed. There were plenty of channels on the television for our little ones and the wifi worked great. For all the time we were there, we never heard a peep from our neighbors next door or below and hopefully we weren't too disruptive to them. Being on the beach was quite nice, though it's not the kind of beach that young kids can swim at. The waves and current were always too strong and we lost a shovel and a bucket on the very first day. Not the end of the world, but told us that we wouldn't be spending a lot of time there. I did go out at night and relax a bit to the waves, but there are a lot of kids and teens ghost crabbing with their cell phone lights. It made it a bit less pleasurable, but that's not the hotel's fault - what can you do, kids enjoy it! The pool was awesome! We have a toddler that doesn't do well in super cold water, so the bath water-warm pool worked out really well. It was only crowded a handful of times, but it's mostly other kids or parents that didn't mind the splashing and jumping. The hot tub was SUPER hot though. Perfect for my sore neck! Again, the app was wonderful to use, but we made one mistake. In my own ignorance, I did not understand that "laundry exchange" was for the bed linens and towels and the first few days, the housekeeper left fresh towels out front for us and took our soiled ones. We discovered later on that wasn't the norm (though we left a nice tip because it was really helpful with little kids and limited laundry exchange hours). The literal only complaint that I have is they only have two washing machines and very limited hours (3pm-9pm Sun-Fri). On two occasions, there was a line of folks and, if you didn't get your wash in by 7:30, you weren't finishing up by 9. I wish the hours were extended or there were more machines, but there's also limited space. An actual laundry service might have been worthwhile for a fee. Overall, this was a terrific visit and we had a great time! We highly recommend the Lighthouse View and met multiple families who have been visiting for years. Don't miss out on this one!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Go for the ocean views! Or make sure you get an efficiency or suite!
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US$171 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksHatteras IslandBuxton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
75
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Canadian Hole (0.2 km), Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf (0.3 km), and Beads and Grinds (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buxton Munch Company, Diamond Shoals Restaurant & Seafood Market, and Orange Blossom Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (2.0 km).
Does Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.