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Tar Heel Motel

7010 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9124
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#11 of 13 hotels in Nags Head
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jenna M wrote a review 2 Jul
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
1 Helpful vote
Whitney Haden wrote a review May 2021
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 I remember staying here when I was kid and it was so old and outdated.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
2 Helpful votes
EricaBaileyCormack wrote a review Apr 2021
Bratislava, Slovakia
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
1 Helpful vote
Ariel L wrote a review Apr 2021
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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
bchduty1 wrote a review Nov 2020
Zebulon, North Carolina
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
1 Helpful vote
US$107 - US$180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastOuter BanksNags Head
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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).