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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Blue Heron Motel

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Blue Heron Motel
Ranked #5 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“What a nice surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013 via mobile

We decided to go to OBX on a lark and what a delightful surprise the Blue Heron was! It is a family owned place that is right on the beach. The rooms are large and although a bit older they are immaculate! The hotel overlooks the beach and delightful balconies to sit on for the sunset. We are planning our next visit already.

  • Stayed August 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Many trips to the Outer Banks and we feel there is no reason to go anywhere else! The rooms are clean and the pools are very inviting. The indoor pool has a hot tub/jacuzzi attached. The outdoor pools are spotless and never over-crowded. The whole facility is like a vacation home you share with friendly people and their families. The pace is as comfortably slow or fast as you wish to make it. Never a parking problem and The Blue Heron is convenient to all the great restaurants and attractions that the Outer Banks has to offer. AND the Atlantic ocean is right in front! A private balcony, breathtaking views start your day. Everyone that stays there has the same feeling, that this is the best vacation ever! No arcades. No breakfast buffet. No gym. No loud college crowd. Just a safe fun place to enjoy the sun and surf. Thank you for a relaxing vacation. Again and again.

Room Tip: No elevator for people so choose a floor that works for you. There is a freight elevator upon reques...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Archdale, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2013

The Blue Heron Motel is an old motel but was one of the cleanest I have ever stayed at. The family owned and operated motel was convenient to everything and everyone very friendly. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quiet getaway.

Room Tip: They have no elevator so if you can't climb stairs ask for a first floor room.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

our first trip to the outerbanx. was a brilliant location. right on the beach. yes the room is basic, but it's big and clean. will definitely stay here again. two outdoor pools and one indoor pool and jacuzzi. lots of cafes, restaurants. close to dunes. close to manteo. easy to get to lighthouses. no complaints. was hesitant, but thrilled with our time there. daily maid service as well.

Room Tip: we were on first floor, so dunes hid the ocean, but we didn't have to go up steps. we had towel...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2013

My wife and I have been coming here for 20+ years and at times we feel like we are new comers. We cannot imagine staying any where else in Nags Head. Great location convenient to Manteo, one of our favorite places to go eat and shop. We love the fact that we can see the ocean from one side of the room and sound from the other. Indoor and outdoor pool gives you options. Front desk and maids are outstanding. My wife is particular about a place being clean and she gives the Blue Heron a A+. Only complaint this time was Wi Fi was not consistently working. The owner and front desk immediately addressed.

we cannot wait to return next year.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2013

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor and came prepared with all of our own toiletries, hair dryer, etc. Get a room with a small kitchen if you can for just a few dollars more. There is a 4-burner electric stove, well stocked kitchen (wine glasses, plates, bottle opener, pots/pans, etc), full size refrigerator, full size sink, microwave, and a kitchen table. All in a tiny space, but it's functional. It's great to be able to store and cook our own food, as we've hardly to had to leave the beach. Harris Teeter is 4 miles away. This room is great for 2 people....glad we left the kids behind as it would be really cramped otherwise. The motel staff have been super, and thank you especially to Kathy who walked over to our room to let us know that we could stay a few extra days the minute she had a cancellation. We'll be back next year for sure, and will pass the fancier hotels along the way to the Blue Heron!

Room Tip: 2nd and 3rd floors have ocean view. First floor dunes only (which ain't too shabby). Room #16...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

I've stayed at several mom and pop places on the beaches of NC and this one was the cleanest ever. Great family friendly motel, no riff raff. Nice and quiet, big room, all ocean front rooms with a fabulous view of the ocean sunrise. Yes the rooms are a little out of date but they're really clean and big. Bonus view of the sunsets over the sound from the front porch! They have a lift for your luggage if you need help getting it up to higher floors. The staff is super nice too. Thanks Pam for being so nice!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Blue Heron Motel

Property: Blue Heron Motel
Address: 6811 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9121
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Nags Head
#5 Family Hotel in Nags Head
#5 Romantic Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Blue Heron Hotel Nags Head
Blue Heron Nags Head

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