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7010 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9124
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Kick off your shoes and relax ole' Nags Head Style at the Tar Heel Motel of the Outer Banks. Walk to the beach, enjoy our pool, grill out in our picnic area. All rooms have microwave, mini-fridge, cable tv and free WiFi. The Tar Heel is in walking distance of restaurants and fishing piers as well as shopping.
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fred e wrote a review Aug 2022
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania372 contributions139 helpful votes
This is our 4-5 stay at Tar Heel! Great rooms, convenient parking motel style, like a throwback to the old days. Bathrooms and shower are tiny, but for a few days it works! Beach access about 200 feet from motel. Plenty of stores, restaurants, etc within walking distance. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kimberley G wrote a review Jul 2022
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Just stayed at the Tarheel hotel and loved it. The room decor was updated and beachy. The staff was very nice and helpful. Perfect location. Across the street from the public beach access. Can walk or ride bikes to many restaurants. I would highly recommend if you are looking for more of a local flavor and not a large hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kevin M wrote a review Jun 2022
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Clean and certainly on the cheaper side. But you don't pay for what you don't get. Old, tired and beyond "bare bones"! Very worn floor covering and furniture, dated (and broken) bathroom fixtures, old noisy av units, dark rooms tiny window, unkempt exterior (rusty doors, broken pavement). Not in this day and age surely. Pay just a little more and you can get so much more. Trying hard not to be critical here. But this was mighty, mighty disappointing
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: All the same. All "bare bones"
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Response from Kimmi - Marketing Specialist , Other at Tar Heel Motel
Responded 24 Jun 2022
We're sorry to hear of this, Kevin. We're a bit baffled by the review as we don't feel this is an accurate description of our property. Please give our team a call at your earliest convenience, Our team would like an opportunity to discuss your review and stay. Thank you!
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fred e wrote a review Aug 2021
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania372 contributions139 helpful votes
This throw back motel was completely renovated a few years ago. Stylish, but simple decor. A variety of room configurations. Rooms have mini fridge, microwave, toaster oven, and kuerig coffee makers. The bathroom is TINY! No closets or much space to hang, place necessities. Close to shopping, dining, beach access (across the street and about 50 yards). Pool on site, ice machine, vending machine. Parking in front of room! 2nd stay and we'll be back!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jenna M wrote a review Jul 2021
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Check into our room at the end of a long day, only to find its literally infested with flies. We killed around 50 and they kept coming before I finally panicked and called the emergency number on the motel office door. Guy tells me they're drain flies and that "this happens" but agrees its low key horrific and offers his condolences. I ask for a different room, was told no despite the fact that this place manages multiple properties. I ask for a refund, he offers me 20$ off and when I reject that he says a manger will have to call me the next day. Surprise, no one ever did. It was unlivable guys, it was like something out of a horror movie. We were going to pitch our tents and sleep in the parking lot but a big storm drove us into the room for a few hours sleep before we got the F out of there. Stay literally anywhere but here!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Whitney Haden wrote a review May 2021
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I’ve seen some reviews that made me skeptical before booking but I took a chance for our anniversary and I’m so glad I did! I remember staying here when I was kid and it was so old and outdated. However they have completely remodeled and updated everything and it looks great! The room was very clean with beach access right across the street! The shower stayed hot the whole time and the check in/check out process was super simple. We def plan to come back with our children and Dog next year! The price was perfect and we saw tons of families with kiddos enjoying their time! The pool wasn’t open yet but it was a decent size. The dunes restaurant next to the motel was amazing and our favorite part was that everything is within walking distance. (Ice cream, 7/11, restaurants) My husband and I enjoyed walking the beach and the view from both piers that are in walking distance from the motel. The only thing that was a little frustrating with our truck was the parking (small lot/side room parking) but luckily we were able to park and walk where we wanted to go within a good distance. All in all we had a wonderful little romantic getaway. We definitely recommend staying here!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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EricaBaileyCormack wrote a review Apr 2021
Bratislava, Slovakia1 contribution1 helpful vote
DO NOT BOOK!!! This is the worst establishment I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. I had booked weeks in advance but apparently someone entered my booking information incorrectly into the system and they had not prepared a room for us. I arrived at the motel after traveling 4 hours with two small children and I was told that they would make up another room for me. They told me it just needed to be cleaned and they would get me some sheets from another hotel. What they didn’t tell me is that instead, they had already booked me a room at another motel down the street without my permission! The hotel they moved us to I would have never booked myself and there were drunk people onsite out in the night which was uncomfortable and not ideal when you are traveling with small children. I was told I would be refunded but when I called back they said the person that told me about the refund was mistaken. The manager also lied to me and told me she has spoken to me personally when she hadn’t. Extremely disappointing and absolutely ruined our family trip. Do not waist your time!!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ariel L wrote a review Apr 2021
Tolland, Connecticut6 contributions
The room was actually really cute and the location wasn’t bad for the price. Unfortunately, the room wasn’t clean, there were no pillow cases on the pillows and they left dirty towels in the bathroom.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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bchduty1 wrote a review Nov 2020
Zebulon, North Carolina101 contributions30 helpful votes
We found this little gem at the last minute, trying to find a pet friendly room on Thanksgiving weekend. So glad we did. Room was clean, had a cool vibe and close to everything. Price was right, and we even had a little issue with our water, and they went above and beyond to make everything perfect. If you plan to spend your time at the Outer banks in your room, this might not be the place, but if you want a wonderful base camp, you will love it! Nice grilling area and little pool also.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Likescheapfood wrote a review Jul 2020
Horntown, Virginia4 contributions2 helpful votes
We had a great stay. The room was clean, the pool was nice, the walk to the beach was super quick and easy, it was quiet at night, and I had no issues whatsoever. It’s also dog friendly, but everyone diligently picked up after their dogs, so you couldn’t even tell.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
US$107 - US$182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
tar heel hotel
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksNags Head
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tar Heel Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tar Heel Motel?
Nearby attractions include Jennette's Pier (0.7 km), Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf (0.7 km), and Outlets Nags Head (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tar Heel Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tar Heel Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Tar Heel Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tar Heel Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Waterfront Restaurant, Owens' Restaurant, and The Dunes Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tar Heel Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Tar Heel Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Island Farm (6.1 km), USS HURON Wreck (0.7 km), and Roanoke Island Maritime Museum (6.2 km).