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4.4 out of 5

"This motel has been renovated and it is very cutely decorated and very clean. The staff was accommodating and we felt very safe. However, I personally ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 30 Jul 2018

Hotel Description

Motel near Jennette's Pier in Nags Head

Close to the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Jennette's Pier and 2 miles (3 km) of Nags Head Golf Links with a stay here. Pirate's Cove Marina and Jockey's Ridge State Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Outdoor pool

A seasonal outdoor pool, free self parking, and barbecue grills are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A terrace, a picnic area, and express check-in are also on offer.

Free WiFi, patios

The 32 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and furnished patios. Entertainment options include flat-screen TVs with cable channels, while refrigerators and microwaves provide the conveniences of home. Limited housekeeping is available.

Single Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$70* Per night/room Jan 23 - Jan 24

Single Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Tar Heel Motel ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Tar Heel Motel

Everyone (3) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Quaint motel, recently renovated, close proximity to beach access, best value for the price and location to beach.

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019 by B.Dobson

Thank you for staying at the Tar Heel and for the nice the review

5 out of 5
Clean, close to beach, great little kitchenette. Just what we needed at a great price. Parking right in front of room.

Posted by , from Boston, VA on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 18, 2019 by B.Dobson

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and the price!

5 out of 5
For the price we were extremely pleased with the hotel. The decor in our room was perfect beach hotel. The text check in process made getting settled in so easy. We will definitely stay here for our next long weekend at the OBX. The only negative was the parking is right and we drove our large truck so we did have an interesting time getting in and out of our parking spot.

Posted by , from Mount Holly NC on May 27, 2019

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May 28, 2019 by B.Dobson

Thank you for the review, we look forward to having you on your next trip to the Outer Banks!

5 out of 5
Good location, clean property and very Quite, the price is reasonable would stay again

Posted by on Apr 24, 2019

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Apr 25, 2019 by B.Dobson

Thank you for your review and for choosing the Tar Heel

3 out of 5
Limited towels, no staff to request more after a certain period, no hot water for showers and the appliances were not clean from previous guest

Posted by , from Chesapeake, VA on Apr 23, 2019

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May 3, 2019 by B.Dobson

We do have limited hours for the Spring season. The office is open 9-5 during the week and 9-7 Friday and Saturday. There is always someone available by phone for assistance. We will address the issue of the appliances with housekeeping.

5 out of 5
My experience at this hotel was nothing more than awesome. I was able to check in by 1 o’clock in the afternoon which is a lot better than other hotels. The staff was great I had explained to them that I had ordered some flowers and balloons prior to getting there. They actually hung around and waited for the delivery and then brought them to my room. The room I had was clean well decorated comfortable and very cozy. I will definitely be going back. Thanks for the great experience.

Posted by on Nov 3, 2018

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Nov 5, 2018 by B. Dobson

Thank you for staying with us, we look forward to having you back!

4 out of 5

Cute and Convenient

This motel has been renovated and it is very cutely decorated and very clean. The staff was accommodating and we felt very safe. However, I personally felt that the bed was quite uncomfortable, as I have a very soft bed at home. The person I travelled with didn’t mind the hard bed at all. One other thing to note is that the bathroom is TINY. There isn’t much wiggle room and that’s fine, but be aware that showering was quite comical. If the motel could invest in adjustable shower heads, I think that this would help. Otherwise, you’re kind of mushed against the shower stall wall to try to get shave your armpits and rinse your hair. Overall I would recommend this hotel and I would potentially stay again.

Posted by , from Virginia on Jul 30, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 31, 2018 by B.Dobson

Thank you for your review. The king rooms do have the smallest bathrooms with the stall showers. The double queen rooms have a full tub and shower combo. Beds are of medium firmness and toppers can be requested for the more pillowtop feel.

3 out of 5
This was a good location, could tell the hotel was renovated lately. The bed was very hard, shower was very small, the light to the bathroom was outside of the bathroom door (didnt make much sense to me). If you bring a dog you will be billed after you leave, and watch where you walk your dog there are thorns that can get into the paws.

Posted by , from Spotsylvania, Va on Jul 16, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 20, 2018 by B.Dobson

Thank you for your review, we did renovate all the rooms this spring. All the furnishings are new as well as the beds, if they are too firm a topper can be requested for your next stay. We have 5 pet friendly rooms and the rate is an additional $25 per night, usually charged at booking if we are made aware at that the time.

Property Features

As a guest of Tar Heel Motel, you'll find a seasonal outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tar Heel Motel also features a picnic area, express check-in, and express check-out. Self parking is free. This Nags Head motel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 32 guestrooms or units
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 1952
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Tar Heel Motel offers 32 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished patios. Each accommodation is individually decorated. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Nags Head motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (limited)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique decor

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and a keypad code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and a keypad code. There is no staff on site; guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets: USD 25 per accommodation, per day

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Private entrance
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation, per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Tar Heel Motel Nags Head
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You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in May and close in October.
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