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“5th Yeah and Totally Disappointed”
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Sea Foam Motel
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Lincolnton, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“5th Yeah and Totally Disappointed”
Reviewed 28 September 2013

Came this year to find a very unsatisfactory room. Filthy shower black dirty moldy floor, stove without proper burner plates causing the burners to not fit properly causing a fire hazard. Bottom of stove missing, mold on the floorboards, leaking water on the windowsill, old beds with busted springs..horrible, they are spending money to paint outside and fix flower beds but the rooms are not being maintained...this is my final stay here at the Seafoam, sad to say, new owners are pathetic at customer service, not very nice if you need help or have a complaint. Ceiling fan loose and covered with dirt. Front door knob very loose, practically dangling. Lady from office came and tried to explain away the problem like we were idiots, simple the plates are not the correct ones for the stove. Was told we had a full refrigerator, and we got a small college dorm refrigerator, as in the regular rooms....this is an efficiency and the rates paid were for the efficiency not a regular room...I will be posting pictures as well later this week. View of the Ocean was the same, beautiful, but that was the only plus. You can see the ocean from any Hotel room on the Ocean Front!!

Room Tip: Don't stay upstairs in room 36, not a very good room, bathroom has no shelf or countertop, have...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2013

This was enough, great view of beach, room was from the 60's, really needs updating in a major way. Wi-fi not really a stong signal. Could be cleaner. Glad all I had to do was to sleep there one night. Not a bad price for one night. Took forever to get rooms ready. Not even ready at check in time. Waited an extra hour.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Nancy R
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Lafayette, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2013

If you're all for just swimming, fishing, and water sports, this is a quaint getaway right on the beach. Our room #20, however, was a nightmare! The bathroom needed to be condemned and we killed at least 50 insects in the room throughout the night. Retro...yes! I "get it" makes a nice touch in all the new development. Nothing wrong with that, but I cannot recommend this property as it needs more than TLC.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank L S
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Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2013

I adore older, mom 'n' pop hotels. I love the retro feel, the paneling, the tile bathrooms, the sense of the Great American Roadtrip. So, I'm biased towards a hotel like the Sea Foam. But, it's a darn nice motel! We got a corner, ocean-front efficiency. Two queen beds with nice, firm mattresses. A shower/tub combo in yellow and white tile with amazing water pressure! Huge, single sink in the bathroom, with a small outer area that had a closet rack to one side and another sink/mirror combo as well. Nice, as one of us could do our makeup, etc. as the other showered without having to share the actual bathroom.
The room itself was HUGE. I forget how big the older hotels/motels are, until I go from a new chain motel room to this! 2 tables, each with 3 chairs (one at the kitchenette, one past the beds, under the exterior window. A long, low dresser with a plain ol' TV on it (not a flat screen, but I think we watched it for all of 10 minutes in the course of the week. You're at the beach. Turn off the TV and go outside!!). 2 bedside tables. The kitchenette had a fully functional apartment size range/stove and a fridge. Sink. Microwave. Coffee maker, toaster, all plates, utensils, cooking gadgets, etc. Near the bathroom was a wall-mounted bottle opener that was quite handy.
The walls are beadboard and some plaster. Floors are some carpet, some tile, some laminate. All squeaky clean. I walked around barefoot all week, and my feet never got dirty. So clean!
We were on the bottom floor, so the dune blocked most of our view, but we were just seconds from the gazebo and the beautiful beach.
Near Jennette;s pier and our favorite seafood place (Sam and Omie's), the location can't be beat.
My only complaints were that one of our neighbors (directly upstairs), went in and out of their room every 20 minutes, via the sliding glass door, which we could hear. It necessitated us firing up the white-noise app at night to sleep. But, once we turned it on, we were good. Also, the toilet paper is hideous. We went out and bought some Charmin, so all was well!
There's a cute little picnic type area out front, and behind that is vending, with free, fresh coffee each morning. Such a treat to grab a fresh cup and hang out there or in the gazebo.
Staff (from front desk to the housekeepers) were so friendly! I definitely see us returning here!

Room Tip: Dunes block the first floor views, so you might want second floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank emalemaloo
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OBX
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 September 2013

If you are looking for upscale or fancy, skip this. If you want an incredible ocean view, good value, friendly people and beach front location, this is the place. The Sea Foam is a historical place with a sense of nostalgia. Jeanette's pier is a short walk down the beach and a beautiful sight. To enjoy the beach for an affordable rate it cannot be topped. Rooms are basic, clean and a little rustic. Don't worry about it. You will be on the beach or looking at the beach.

Room Tip: Select ocean front, not poolside. Second floor is the place for the ocean views.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Carol S
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Ironton, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I loved staying at the Sea Foam Motel, it was nice and clean with a kitchenette and it had a great pool,Jennets Pier was only about a block away I loved walking to the pier. There was a shopping center across the street so it made it so easy to do a lot of things in walking distance:) I had an amazing time and if I ever come back I will definitely stay at Sea Foam, beach front next time!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank karlagail05
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Charlotte Hall, Maryland, United States
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Best place on the beach for the price the people are so friendly.The motel is so clean. You will love the pool,the price,people and location. Jack and Marcia. This is our 20th time staying here. We love it. So close to everything. Give it a try. We love being so close to everything. The food in the Manteo area is the best.

  • Stayed September 2013
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1 Thank Jack Q
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Additional Information about Sea Foam Motel

Property: Sea Foam Motel
Address: 7111 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9127
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 51
Also Known As:
Sea Foam Hotel Nags Head
Sea Foam Nags Head

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