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    Tar Heel Motel

    7010 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9124
    (252) 631-0880
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Traveller (24)
    Room & Suite (11)
    • Excellent37%
    • Very good25%
    • Average19%
    • Poor12%
    • Terrible7%
    Travellers talk about
    “nice pool” (8 reviews)
    “honey moon” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Breakfast included
    Room Service
    2.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 24 August 2016

    I stay here every time I go to the Outer Banks. It's a small family owned motel. No frills but clean and friendly. Great location not far from the beach and fishing piers and you can cook your catch onsite.

    Thank Althea G
    Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 29 September 2016

    Thank you! We love seeing guests every year, they become family!

    Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

    In hindsight I agree with most of the reviews I read. This motel would be ideal for someone who doesn't plan to spend a lot of time in the room. The room I stayed in needs work. The nightstand had drill holes in it, a...More

    1  Thank Chanel F
    Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

    Lodging for the area was affordable in peak season at 112.00 for two queen beds per taxes per night. Beds seemed more like full size beds. When we checked in, our room smelled very musty. Either we got used to it or going in and...More

    Thank Luvs2Travel5914
    Reviewed 30 June 2016

    We made reservations here because our favorite place had no rooms. I have stayed here before but it was 15-20 years ago. We knew it was a "bare bones" type of place BUT it needs a lot of work. The location is great & they...More

    Thank melinda d
    Response from NC_Islander_12, General Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 26 July 2016

    I wish I had known of all these issues before you left. Had I known of the fly and bug issues you would have been moved that first night. I am glad to hear you were offered a different room the next morning and am...More

    Reviewed 23 June 2016

    I stay here every year and every year the motel improves! Nice rooms, great staff, and a great location. If you are on a budget you cannot get a better deal than the Tar Heel. It is not the Ritz, but doesn't pretend to be....More

    1  Thank Veleno45
    Response from NC_Islander_12, Manager at Tar Heel MotelResponded 30 June 2016

    Thank you for choosing us year after year! Our goal is to offer clean, simple and affordable rooms so everyone can have a chance to experience the Outer Banks.

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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Price range
    • US$66 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #5 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 32
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    • North Carolina >
    • North Carolina Coast >
    • Outer Banks >
    • Nags Head
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    • Tar Heel Hotel
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    Room & Suite (11)
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    Dining (1)
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    Bathroom (5)
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    4 July 2017|
    Response from NC_Islander_12 | Property representative |
    Hi Mistymoon, All of us here love pets and we all have pets, we can't bring them to work with us since we are a pet free motel. We have expressed this issue and I'm sure TripAdvisor is doing its best.
    LISA G
    13 July 2016|
    Response from NC_Islander_12 | Property representative |
    The Tar Heel Motel is not pet friendly. It is across the street from the ocean which is why it's so much cheaper. Less then a five minute walk and the motel has a beach access on the corner of its property. All rooms have... More
    Julian D
    6 June 2015|
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    Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
    About a block. MP 16.5. Easy walk.
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    "Find some other motel!!"
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    "All quiet area, one level. Don't care about room and wanting to spend money on OBX experience, tolerable."
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    "Rooms on the poolside had bigger parking lot."
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