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The Silver Lake Motel & Inn
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Manteo, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Paradise!”
Reviewed 9 May 2012

We chose a suite that had a full kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, a bath and private deck with a hammock! I dont think we could have found something that suited our family better. We had great veiws of the harbor, walking distance to shops and restaurants. The weather was perfect when we went, so we were able to turn the AC off and open the doors at night and enjoy the great breeze. The suite was spacious and very clean. It was quite charming. All of the staff members we encountered were very friendly and helpful with any questions that we had, they gave us lots of information on things to do and where to eat...they were all perfect! We had the perfect getaway in paradise!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Christine S
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
We feel our suites are the perfect place for small families to spend some time on Ocracoke Island and are happy to hear you had an enjoyable stay while staying with us. Those harbor views are very special aren't they? We sincerely hope you are able to come back and stay with us again. Thank you for your review.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

After a horrible experience at another location the previous night, silver lake was like going home. Service was prompt and professional. I can't speak to the motel but the condo suite we stayed in was clean and well cared for. Maybe some like more modern style amenities but we found everything more than sufficient. Cold water tap in kitchen was broken but otherwise no complaints. Will stay again.

  • Stayed April 2012
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1 Thank JenniferSalter
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silverlakemotelandin, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you so much for your post. Silver Lake Motel and Inn is under new management for 2012 and we have worked very hard to get it ready for the 2012 season. New mattresses, tvs, lamps, paint and deep cleaning! We appreciate you letting us know you enjoyed your stay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2012

Last minute getaway, on a budget. They are on the move with upgrades. It's ocracoke and everything is casual, so it fits right in. Took first floor with a kitchen and had a blast watching those stumble home, plus nice view of harbor. Unexpected pleasure when traveling with low expectations. Clean, neat and smiling faces...what's wrong with that when it's inexpensive.

  • Stayed April 2012
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2 Thank Visitfromchrist
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silverlakemotelandin, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
We have been very busy remodeling the Silver Lake MOtel and Inn and I am happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. The SL is under new management as of March of this year and we hope many other guests will find a restored and updated inn when they return.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Hopped down to Ocracoke for a 4-night long weekend at the Silver Lake and had a great time! We went for a suite in the motel, with a kitchen, living area and private porch, all on the first floor. The porch overlooked the harbor, and provided excellent people-watching in the afternoon.

Everything was clean, and they had obviously been doing a lot of work around the place - the decks were all power-washed, there was fresh paint on the trim, and the wood floor had just been refinished. Furnishings were pretty out of date, but it's Ocracoke, what do you expect? Having a full-sized fridge was great for saving a little money on eating out. The stove worked fine and the kitchen was well-stocked with pots, pans and dishes.

It was nice to have the best of both worlds - daily linen service like a hotel, but the space and flexibility of a condo. They even gave us a new dish cloth and towel every day! Everyone was very nice and ready to provide suggestions for activities and renting bikes, and even the housekeepers were walking around with smiles on their faces.

The location was simply unbeatable - you are walking distance to everything. Right across from the Jolly Roger, down the street from Dajio, and just a little stumble back from Howard's. Plus, there is a large parking lot behind the motel part, so you didn't have to worry about your car being parked on the street.

All in all, a great stay for the price. In-season, I might choose to stay on an upper level, as it probably gets noisy, but otherwise, I would stay here again!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank obxmaslin
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Glad you had a good time on Ocracoke Island and very happy to hear you liked staying at Silver Lake Motel and Inn. We think our location is simply wonderful too and always like hearing that our guests had a good vacation. Thank you for taking the time to post this and for your kind comments. We hope to see you back soon
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Hernando, Mississippi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Our last night on vacation & rented here because of location /view of bay. Big mistake. Upon walking up 3 flights of cobwebs & rotted out wood we arrived @ the $160.00 room. Window unit Ac which made terrible noise the entire night, worst bed in the free world. Squeaky and very uncomfortable. No chair to sit on, no wifi. The owner should be ashamed for charging this amount for this dump!

  • Stayed October 2011
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5 Thank 1tigerfan
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
I am sorry you had a bad experience at the Silver Lake last year. As of April 2012 the motel and inn is under new management and we have replaced the beds, painted, cleaned and make a lot of improvements. I am also sorry that the former management did not respond to your post here. We are working very hard to make sure our guests have a good experience with us and I hope you will come back and let us show you that our efforts have paid off. Thank you for your review; we do read all of them...and count on them to help us improve our customer service and the amenities at Silver Lake Motel and Inn.
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2011

Management thought a piece of plywood placed under the mattress would fix the springs poking out and the middle sunken in...they said this is how the Marriott does it...Really!!!...the door barely latched and can easily be opened with a card--yea!!! The hot tub was the best part---not the 19 inch TV w/8 channels....the free continential breakfast sucked....

Ocracoke is great---beautiful beach....eat at Cafe Atlantic-Howards Pub-breakfast at Little Pony fast and good....just dont stay at Silver Lake Inn----especially at $300 a nite---WTH!!!

Room Tip: We heard The Cove and Thurston House are nice places to stay
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank islandgirl228
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oldobxer, Public Relations Manager at The Silver Lake Motel & Inn, responded to this review, 2 August 2012
I am sorry that your review from August of 2011 was not responded to here...please accept our apologies. The Silver Lake Motel and Inn is under new management as of April of 2012 and we have purchased new bedding for the rooms, painted, spruced up and made lots of improvements. When you do come back to Ocracoke please consider giving us a second chance and stay with us. I think you will be pleasantly surprised with what we have done. We do appreciate that you took the time to post a review and hope that the next one will be better.
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

The location is great. Everything else was far from acceptable. This was our first time staying here and I was very much less than impressed. We came with an open mind, but I'll never stay there again. First, the manager calls us a couple days before arrival to tell us the stove doesn't work in our hot tub suite, which was fine, we were going to eat out anyway. Then when we got to the room, we find the hot tub, stove, and ice maker not working. The windows in the hot tub room were rotting out and there were soft spots in the floor where presumably the floor was giving way. The hot tub was reported to the front desk and no one who could actually fix it came until the afternoon the next day. The stove was never traded or repaired. The icemaker was never fixed. And after all the money we spent we got one nite's use of the hot tub. Management felt they were being kind by refunding us $40. Hardly a fix or adjustment to the crappy accomodations there. The staff was very nice, but unable to fix or do ANYTHING without calling the manager first who apparently didn't feel the need to answer her phone after 5pm. The facilities are dirty and in need of repair. If you're going to spend that much on a room at Ocracoke, go somewhere else.

  • Stayed August 2011
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Property: The Silver Lake Motel & Inn
Address: 395 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC 27960
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 Hotels in Ocracoke
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Silver Lake Motel & Inn on Ocracoke Island offers a combination of traditional motel rooms, suites, efficiency units and motel rooms that adjoin suites, allowing guests the availability of an additional bedroom. Many of our rooms and suites at the Silver Lake Motel & Inn have private balcony porches with hammocks for relaxing and for enjoying the beautiful harbor sunset view. Pet friendly rooms are available. ... more   less 
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The Silver Lake Motel And Inn
The Silver Lake Hotel Ocracoke

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