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Owens' Motel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Reviewed 29 June 2016

How this motel has escaped negative reviews is only because the front desk crew is so lovely. This motel is neglected in every way, it had so much potential. Once a mom-n-pop place, it is now a relic of any low-end motor lodge of the 70s. Wood paneling, bulky old furniture, uncomfortable beds, broken blinds and the omnipresent smell of...

1Thank Tracy T
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are truly sorry that your experience with us wasn't positive, and we wanted to reach out to address some of your concerns personally. Owens' Motel had been a family run business for 70 years with over 60 rooms, and we work very hard to keep the...

Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights in May. Everything was great. Older Mom and Pop property but very clean and the price was great!!! Directly across from the beach and close to the pier which was wonderful. I would stay here again!

2Thank TravelGrly
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us at Owens Motel and taking the time to write a Tripadvisor review. We appreciate your kind words and we hope you have a great summer.

Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had to book a room at the last minute and this was all that was available on the beach side. I wasn't expecting much and didn't get much. With that said, the place is a strong value. My room was clean. Everything was in working order - including the microwave and mini-fridge. Bed was a tad small for being a...

Thank RUHoos
Reston, Virginia
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I have been fishing at the Outer Banks for 25 years. During that time have stayed in a range of motels, some better than others. However, this year our trip was canceled due to weather the day before I was suupposed to check in and Owen's had no problem canceling my reservation...WITHOUT ANY FEES ! There is no place I...

Thank pjk1954
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for making your reservation at Owens and for taking the time to send feedback to us on Tripadvisor. We were happy to honor your request and look forward to your next stay at Owens. We are so grateful for our front desk staff....such friendly and nice folks! We hope you have a great summer!

Reviewed 1 June 2016

friendly reception upon arrival. Staff made a photocopy of my drivers license. I protested for privacy reason and data protection. It was explained that a hotel booking website by that name requires all guests to submit drivers license for photocopy at check-in. There was no guaranty of identity data protection. The room was quiet, spacious and in an older motel...

2Thank HermanTheGerman-inTX
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at Owens. We appreciate your feedback and Tripadvisor review. Owens Motel is the longest continuiously running Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce Member, for 70 years, run and operated by the same family. We have 62 rooms and are constantly working to upgrade our rooms and property. Thank you for understanding that we do not...

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We had an oceanfront veiw with beach access for a good price. I say value because it was not the Hilton. What it was, was a clean, neat, recently updated vintage facility with great charm and located within walking distance to everything you wanna do or eat! The bathroom was actually very well done and very modern! Loved that bathroom!...

2Thank Chester C
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Chester for staying with us at Owens Motel and taking the time to send us feedback on Tripadvisor. We appreciate it very much and hope you will return to stay with us again soon!

Falls Church, Virginia
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Room was clean, comfortable and efficient. Kids loved the pool. Service was friendly and accommodating. Hope to visit again soon.. Wish offered coupons towards rates. Excellent location, close to shops, entertainment and food! Great family vacation area.

2Thank Dawn W
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you soon

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 19 October 2015

Decided to take a weekend get away to OBX and stayed at Owns Motel (10/15 -10/17/2015) because of cheap rates, so we were not expecting much considering the cheap rates. But, the rooms were nasty, smelling of years of mold, carpet was filthy and bath tub/shower would back up with almost a 12" of water, meaning you were standing in...

5Thank Eric S
Summerville, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2015

On a positive note, the location just across the street from the beach was great, it was nice to have the tiny fridge and microwave, folks were nice, and the rates were about the lowest. BUT -- I would absolutely not recommend this hotel -- try anywhere else. Having stayed at plenty of budget hotels, we fully expected to have...

1Thank DaMetermaid
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are very, very sorry about your experience. We have cleaned our carpets since your visit and are planning to replace all our carpets this winter while we are close for the season. We sincerely apologize.

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Owens' Motel is an affordable, budget hotel in the heart of Nags Head, NC. If you are looking for a short visit to the outer banks and aren't planning to rent an entire vacation house for a week, this hotel provides a reasonable alternative. Mind you, there's nothing fancy here--but the convenience is fabulous. We reserved an oceanfront efficiency room...

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

Thank you Julie for staying with us at Owens Motel. We appreciate your feedback and are happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return to stay with us again at Owens!

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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: $108 - $264 (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
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#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.”
516Judy, 9 Jul 2016 | Read review
“3 buildings: One is a 4-story true oceanfront; one is a one-story "ocean-side" ; the third building is across the street, & has bug problem.”
W2847MDtracyt, 28 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are two buildings one on the beach one across the street.”
TravelGrly, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“only a few beach/ocean view rooms up-front, majority is motel style grouped in a courtyard”
HermanTheGerman-inTX, 31 May 2016 | Read review
“Do not stay there”
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