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Owens' Motel
Ranked #10 of 13 Hotels in Nags Head
Reviewed 23 September 2013

The room was small and smelled like old lotion, there was no internet or phone, the air conditioner was so loud we could barely have a conversation, the shower was a single stall with nowhere to put toiletries, the only ice available was dirty and kept in a cooler across the street, and the door key kept getting stuck in the door. All of that would have been fine if we could have had a decent night's sleep during our stay. That was absolutely impossible on the brick-like bed and flat pillows provided. We're both under thirty and after one day our backs were sore. After three, we were ready to flee. Without a doubt the worst hotel bed I've ever slept in.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We've been going to the Outer Banks area for over 16 yrs..have stayed in different hotels and house rentals. Needed a one night stay for business reasons so picked Owens. Poor choice! Next to the bed were several dead bugs in a layer of dust..taking up much needed space in a very small room. A picture on the wall near the door was pretty..except for the splashes of something all over it & the wall next to it! Ice was available only by a cooler outside the office which by 9 pm was mostly water. My neighbors got very noisy after 11 pm..not the hotels fault but I guess very thin walls. Could barely move in bathroom..live & learn..I will stick to other places on my trips to Nags Head!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

Cheap quality motel! Uncomfortable beds, tiny bathroom with stall shower, noisy AC. Not even a phone in the room to contact the office which was across the street. Yes, you can walk to the beach across the street but that is it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Great location and reasonable price. Needs a bit of work, especially in the bathroom. When the tub is completely rusted through, it is time to spring for some repairs. Parking was a bit of a problem, but that was not management's fault. We should have had a spot in front of our room, but someone was always there.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank WriterFace
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We checked in 8/25/13 And we were very impressed with the price, the room was clean and people very friendly unlike the experience we had in Virginia beach I would absolutely go here again. we were able to walk across to the beach walk to a little store down the street etc>

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Phyllis P
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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you very much for staying with us and for writing such a kind and positive Tripadvisor review. We wish you all the best and hope you will return to see us again soon!

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Reviewed 24 August 2013

We stayed here for one night when we arrived in OBX the day before our beach house rental. The rooms are a little dated but are very clean. Our room seemed to have a few updates since our last stay (new carpet, etc). If you are looking for a chain motel with wifi and bagels in the morning, this is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a bit of a throwback with fantastic service and old fashioned charm, this is your place. The location is right on the beach and everyone there is super friendly and very accommodating. (They even keep track of the room we stayed in the prior year and asked if we would like the same room this year!) This motel matches the personality of Nags Head and the beach road. After reading some reviews of other OBX hotels and comparing their rates to Owens, we would not consider staying anywhere else at OBX!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2016

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review of our Motel on Tripadvisor. We appreciate it very much and hope you are having a nice summer. We hope you will return to Owens again!

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Reviewed 18 August 2013

Owens is an older hotel and the desk closes at 9 pm but there is easy access to the beach and its your choice across the road was ours and it was pretty good the beds were not bad .I rested well . There was no noise in the night . and they do pretty good up keep on the motel . No Breakfast but at the price we paid on the ocean how could they ? No internet was a little out of hand .

Room Tip: We chose across the road but crossing 12 is easy nearly any time .
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Owens' Motel

Address: 7115 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9127
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Nags Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Nags Head
Price Range: £55 - £178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Owens' Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Owens Motel is a family owned and operated motel that is located on the beach in South Nags Head. Clean, cozy rooms at affordable rates. Where families, fishermen, golfers and bikers are always welcome. Accomodations include oceanfront efficiencies, oceanside rooms, westside courtyard and westside rooms. The oceanfront barbeque grill and picnic are a favorite spot. Located directly across from the beach road, you'll find our clean, refreshing swimming pool. Daily maid service, air conditioning and cable TV are part of the ammenities that will make your stay memorable. The motel is located in the center of it all. Close to the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Pirates Cove Fishing Center, Jennettes Pier, Tanger Outlet Mall, Jockey Ridge State Park, The NC Aquarium, Elizabethan Gardens, Historic Manteo and the Lost Colony. Owens Restaurant, a AAA Three Diamond Award Restaurant is right next door. ... more   less 
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