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Cape Hatteras Motel
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Albany, New York
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Basic Room, Great Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

Spent a few days here enjoying Outer Banks sand and surf. Room was somewhat bland and basic but nothing really to complain about. One comes here for the ocean and the surf was literally 50 feet from our door on a somewhat private and secluded beach hemmed-in by other motel buildings. To the north, it sits on the edge of wild beach and one can walk as far as one likes.

Room Tip: Water-facing, upper-floors are less convenient with really no better view than first-floor, which is...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thanks for spreading the word that the first floor now also has a view. Dave
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Grenada, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This motel was amazing!!! right on the beach or you can have soundside which is across the street.. but either way the sunrise and sunset could not be viewed any better.. this room is full stocked.. just bring your food.. it has EVERYTHING (pots, glasses, utensils).. full size appliances, dining room table.. extra blankets for the rooms, need a vacuum just ask the front desk and they bring it to you.. unlimited supply of towels.. just drop you old ones off and get new ones.. nice rocking chairs on front for you to relax and enjoy the sight and sounds of the ocean.. watch the crabs roam at night.. if you want a place that is everything you could imagine and more.. this place is it.. it has an older place look but it makes you feel like you are really living.. we stayed for a week June 21-28, 2014.. the day we checked out I did NOT want to go home.. this place made me feel like I was already home.. CAN'T WAIT to go back.. and the cost is GREAT for the area!! highly recommend!! located as soon as you enter Buxton.. this little town is not like the huge tourist towns nearby.. it is all the beach to yourself.. not crowded.. a resort all your own..

Room Tip: if you want by the beach choose oceanside.. if you want away from the ocean choose soundside..
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
All I can say is thank you for the great review. That was very kind. Dave
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New York
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88 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is our second year at the Cape Hatteras Motel and we will be back. It is RIGHT ON THE BEACH and it is VERY CLEAN. There is nothing fancy or charming about the motel. It is not trendy or even cool retro. However, it is roomy and the beds are comfortable. The bathrooms and linens are clean. The housekeeping staff are friendly. The beach is super and the other motel guests are clearly of the same relaxed mindset. We also enjoy the unspoiled atmosphere of Buxton.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We love repeat business! We hope to see you again for many years to come. Dave
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Swan Point, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

Good and bad. I booked a 2 bedroom suite in Feb. I was told I was in C209. I didn't want to be on the 3rd floor with no elevator due too bad knee's. My wife called 10 days before arrival and a lady told her we were in 209 which was good because the floors were new and the laundry was just downstairs. At arrival I was told by a man that I was in 307 and there was no record of a request of 2nd floor and no notes. Weird since I was assured at booking by him 209 and 10 days prior a lady told my wife 209. How would she have known ? MAYBE THE NOTES???? The man told me it was the last room, basically take it or turn around and drive 6 hours. Obviously somebody checked in before me and saw the 3rd floor with no elevator and got them to switch them. I had 2 ligaments in my knee redone in April and every time I went up that 3rd flight I was pissed all over again. I should have been offered something or at least an apology. Instead the man at checkout would not look me in the eye and LIED to me. Shame on you. The other bad is the walls,floors, are thin and you will hear everything. On the positive it was clean, the pool was clean, you can't get any closer to the beach. Overall a good stay except for the surrounding noise of my fellow travelers. The clothesline was a bonus. Robbie Anderson

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
The floors in all of the oceanfront suites were changed to tile at the same time a couple of years ago. The top floor(307) is generally quieter as no one is walking above you as it is the top floor. We try to accommodate our guests request for special rooms. Now that we are able to accept reservations from on line travel agents it is much more difficult to grant these requests. The computer yells them we have open nights in a particular room type and the reservation is accepted. What the computer can't tell them is that the openings were not all in the same room so we have to make adjustments so our guests don't have to move from room to room. You were originally booked in 209 but we had to adjust the reservations so another guest could stay consecutive nights and not have to move. There were no notes about your bad knee and that was probably my fault and I apologize for that. I also apologized when you checked in and even offered you a full refund as the motel was full and I had no other room to offer but you decided to stay. You said nothing about it at check out and quite frankly, after a week I had totally forgotten about it. I can sympathize with your bad knee, but you crossed the line when you questioned my character. That is unacceptable and counter productive. The readers of these reviews deserve better. Dave
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Bellingham, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

This place has two big groups of units; one is right on the beach (almost in the water) which undoubtedly is a great experience, the other is across the road. The latter has essentially no view; it is where we stayed in a kitchen unit on the ground floor. Elderly unit and sparsely furnished, especially for a place that in principle can house 5 people; but ok for a basic beach holiday if you plan to spend minimal time inside. Bathroom needs some attention. Top of fridge was filthy, and only 3 drinking glasses in the cabinet. The price is right if you actually have 5 folks in there and have modest expectations, but it is a bit marginal.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
I am sorry you had a less than expected experience. Many times multiple families traveling together stay in our sound side suites and end up dining in one unit, thus all the dishes end up there as well. That is no excuse however as housekeeping should have caught that. If that situation occurs again, please call the office and you will quickly receive glasses or any other items we may have overlooked. Thank you. Dave
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North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

i hesitate to write a review because this place is still unspoiled. We were able to walk for miles, exploring, gathering shells, and enjoying the waves and healing salt air. If you want the ocean, you will love this location. Evidently the folks who stay at this location feel the same way I do. It was quiet, and I was able to totally unwind and relax during a short stay. I'm going back, God willing, and praying Hurricane Arthur will spare this landmark motel.

Room Tip: A lot of stairs to climb if you are on second floor. No problems with parking, and I loved this pla...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Prescott Valley, Arizona
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

Plan was to only spend one night but ended up staying 2 nights ! Right on the ocean!! The first night was with the Ocean view ....Right out the front door ! Second night we changed rooms ( last minute we stayed an extra night ) We stayed on the other side of the road . Nice big rooms kitchen, etc . Would recomend if staying for a few days !

Room Tip: I would choose the Ocean front rooms !!!! What a GREAT VIEW !
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Dave D, Owner at Cape Hatteras Motel, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind words.
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Additional Information about Cape Hatteras Motel

Property: Cape Hatteras Motel
Address: 46556 Hwy 12, Buxton, Hatteras Island, NC 27920
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Hatteras Island > Buxton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Buxton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cape Hatteras Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cape Hatteras Motel is located on the oceanfront in Buxton North Carolina. We are located about a mile down the beach from the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. The motel is bordered by the Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the Atlantic Ocean. The motel has a fresh water pool with a hot tub. When conditions are safe, our beach is great for swimming and surfing. It is also one of the best places in the country to surf fish. We are about ten miles from the marinas at Hatteras Inlet. Boats out of Hatteras have the shortest run to the gulf stream north of Florida. There is also a fishing pier five miles north of Cape Hatteras Motel. We offer oceanfront rooms with either one king or two queen beds. We also offer two bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens.These units are complete with linens and dishes. All units have access to free Wi-Fi, flat screen TVs and air conditioning. Whether you are coming to Cape Hatteras to surf or kite board, windsurf or fish, or maybe to just walk our miles of National Seashore beaches; the Cape Hatteras Motel is the place to stay. ... more   less 
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