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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Very clean, quiet, "mom & pop" style drive- up motel. The front desk does have limited hours, but we easily found our room keys waiting when we arrived. We prepaid on Hotwire, so that may have simplified the after hours check- in process. Our room has evident signs of being fairly recently renovated with updated ptac units instead of the...

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

The rooms are outdated. The front desk office has limited hours. Coffee left in the coffee maker. Bed sheets and covers have stains. The only saving grace is the fantastic view and location right on the beach.

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Denison, Texas
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Was close to beach and most attractions in Nags Head. Motel was older and there are two properties about a block apart. Did not receive room service either day we were there. Bathroom was small and only had a small shower. The room was clean and beds were comfortable.

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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Exchanged emails with Owen's Motel on 8/31/16. They are NOT PET FRIENDLY despite what TripAdvisor's website says. I could not find any "improve this listing" link as indicated by the Help pages. This is misleading to say the least. Did not stay at this property.

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Seaford, Virginia
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The worst stay ever, I did not think it was worth 190$ per night. Not a deal at all. Ocean side is extremely small old rooms. Everything in our room was dirty. Very uncomfortable bed. The smallest bathroom I've ever seen. I would never recommend this place to anyone and I will never go there again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We stayed in a nice room. It could use some updating, but it was clean and comfortable. Perfect location right on the beach near Jeanette's Pier. It was also a short drive from Jockey's Ridge and Manteo.

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Owens Motel for a weekend getaway and had a great time. My husband fished by Jennettes Pier and I relaxed on the beach? Very gracious staff and clean, affordable motel. The Tangier Outlet mall is right across the street with nice shopping.

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for you review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Owens. We hope to see you again!\

Cedaredge, Colorado
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Think twice before choosing the Owens Motel. Although the room seemed clean, it is beyond old. The shower's so small you can hardly turn around in there and the bathroom sink "cabinet" is incredibly beat up! For a night it's "ok" but I'd never stay there again. Small, dark, and the building our room was in is a bit scary....

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Pulaski, Virginia
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Since we use Trip Advisor extensively when we travel - and even when we just want to pretend that we're going to travel - there are several rules imparted to me by my wife. One of the first is that establishments with a wide range of reviews are to be carefully evaluated with a critical eye. I believe you can...

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very, very much for your kind review! We appreciate greatly your support and are so delighted to hear your positive comments about our family motel! Thank you also for your mention of Owens Restaurant...we are celebrating 70 years this season and are grateful for you to be a part of this special milestone. Best wishes to you and...

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

My friends and I recently visited the OBX on a week get away and stayed at Owens motel. The motel had an authentic nags head feel and is located next to Jennette's pier which is my favorite beach! The rooms were clean with adequate necessities. It is no Marriott by any means but that's not why I come to the...

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Owens! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your Tripadvisor review greatly! We are within walking distance to Jennettes Pier, the Tangier Outlet Mall, Cahoons Market, Kitty Hawk Kites Rock Climbing Walls, Nags Head Park and Playground and our beautiful beach. We recently had Beach Nourishment...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Owens Motel is a family owned and operated motel that is located on the beach in South Nags Head. Clean, cozy rooms at affordable rates. Where families, fishermen, golfers and bikers are always welcome. Accomodations include oceanfront efficiencies, oceanside rooms, westside courtyard and westside rooms. The oceanfront barbeque grill and picnic are a favorite spot. Located directly across from the beach road, you'll find our clean, refreshing swimming pool. Daily maid service, air conditioning and cable TV are part of the ammenities that will make your stay memorable. The motel is located in the center of it all. Close to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Pirates Cove Fishing Center, Jennettes Pier, Tanger Outlet Mall, Jockey Ridge State Park, The NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Historic Manteo and the Lost Colony. Owens Restaurant, a AAA Three Diamond Award Restaurant is right next door. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Owens' Motel

Address: 7115 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9127
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Price Range: $193 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Owens' Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
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Also Known As:
Owens` Hotel Nags Head
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
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“There are rooms close to the office nearer the beach. We were across the road in a scary place.”
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