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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A last minute decision to make a reservation on Ocracoke had us surfing the web for motels. We picked the Sand Dollar based on their website and rates. The owners were actually right behind us on the ferry from Hatteras. We all arrived together to check in. Prices were reasonable, owners were friendly, room was cozy and clean. This is... More 

Thank Perthyll
Clarksburg, West Virginia
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52 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

i had made reservations for the weekend and my husband had a health issue and we werent able to travel.. when i called to cancel last minute the lady told me about the 3 day cancel policy but she said if she could re rent the room it would be no problem and she didnt charge my card.. we look... More 

Thank Twila C
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope your husband is well. We look forward to your visit in the future. We would never charge twice for a room that we would normally book only once, especially at someone else's expense. Prayers and hope all of you stay safe and healthy. Thank you again. See you soon! :) More 

Eastern, NC
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were happy to find a room at the last minute. The manager was super friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in was clean. However, the beds were very uncomfortable. It was as if they put on cheap mattresses 20 years ago and never changed them. There were also several spiders in our room. There is no view, but... More 

Thank purplepirategal
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. I'm very sorry the beds were uncomfortable. We bought the motel one year ago and have immediately addressed safety issues and work on day-to-day issues as they arrive. We were not aware that the mattresses were "old and uncomfortable" but we will definitely re-check that information and try to replace them. We have had... More 

New Bern, North Carolina
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302 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This motel is only a little off the main highway (thank goodness) but easy to get to. Our room was very clean and nicely cooled down during a very hot day. For such a small property, it provided many of the amenities of a Marriott or Hilton. The pool was clean and very refreshing. If you stay, we hope you... More 

Thank Guhor1966
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much. We appreciate having John with us! He is definitely a plus to our motel and our guests here at the Sand Dollar. :) We are open all year and would love to see you again soon. More 

Sevierville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My family stayed in the cottage there, was very clean had everything we needed! Super friendly and great staff and owners. It is a little older place, but clean and accommodations were perfect for my family. Great prices for the stay! Luv it!

Thank jnaillon
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at the Sand Dollar Motel of Ocracoke. We are open year 'round and would love to have you visit with us the next time you are on Ocracoke. We appreciate your kind words. More 

Fresh Meadows, New York
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203 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The reviews of Sand Dollar are totally correct. Owners are very friendly and helpful. The rates are reasonable and probably best around. Stayed in room 7. Which really was very nice. If you are going to Ocracoke this is the place to stay. After hot day at beach or town nice to cool off in pool and then sit outside... More 

Thank Leonard C
Morehead City, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

My husband and I just visited Ocracoke for the first time and luckily had pre booked the Sand Dollar Hotel. No frills, but clean, great location, friendly and very helpful with suggestions and recommendations for the island. I would go back tomorrow and choose the Sand Dollar Motel to lay my head!

Thank O6663DAchris
Collingswood, New Jersey, United States
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

I rarely stay in chain hotels, unless there's nothing else around so the Sand Dollar is my kind of place. Small mom and pop motel, nothing fancy but clean and quiet and very reasonably priced. Visiting Ocracoke with two teenagers and my parents for the first time so I had no idea what to expect. Ocracoke is a quaint small... More 

Thank Denise L
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us at The Sand Dollar Motel of Ocracoke. We were very glad to have you as our guests. :) More 

Winterville, NC
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016

This motel is dated, no frills but it was clean. Stayed in room #3 and the bathroom looked like it had been recently remodeled. Room is small but you are in Ocracoke, you will not be in there except to sleep. Pool was a little small but there are only 12 rooms plus a two bedroom cottage. Do have one... More 

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Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We just loved our stay here and will definitely return when visiting again. Jill and the retired gentleman who helps out at the desk were so friendly, helpful, and informative. We felt so welcomed. The room was very charming and comfortable and quiet. Be sure to stop at Ragpicker.

Thank Phil143
SandDollar M, Owner at Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing The Sand Dollar Motel. :) We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

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Additional Information about Sand Dollar Motel

Address: 70 Sand Dollar Rd., Ocracoke, NC 27960
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Hotel Ocracoke
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“Room #6 is the closest to the office, so it may be a little louder.”
 of 5 bubbles PirateFan94, 7 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We loved room #7”
 of 5 bubbles Phil143, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“Quiet rooms with there only being one level in some areas. Nice large rooms so you do not full squished.”
 of 5 bubbles GabbyR790, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
“No ocean view but the beaches are only minutes away.”
 of 5 bubbles 382SteveK, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Go for room no. 9, thats the one with private patio.”
 of 5 bubbles 570ajayd, 28 Dec 2015 | Read review
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