Tar Heel Motel

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Single Room, 2 Queen Beds | Primary image
Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Single Room, 1 King Bed | Individually decorated, free WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of Tar Heel Motel

Tar Heel Motel

2.5-star property
Within easy reach of Jennette's Pier

8.2/10 Very good

232 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
7010 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC, 27959
Main amenities
  • Near the beach
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning
  • Picnic area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
For families
  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cable TV service

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional) - 12 min drive
  • Norfolk Intl. Airport (ORF) - 113 min drive
  • Greenville, NC (PGV-Pitt-Greenville) - 143 min drive


  • The Dunes Restaurant - 2 min walk
  • Miller's Waterfront Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Fat Boyz - 7 min walk
  • Sam and Omie's Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Sugar Creek Restaurant - 17 min walk

About this property

Tar Heel Motel

Property highlights
Tar Heel Motel provides a terrace and more. Guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this motel include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, express check-in, and smoke-free premises
  • Barbecue grills and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Tar Heel Motel feature thoughtful touches such as furnished patios and air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 32 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with special check-in instructions and an access code; access will be through a private entrance

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Barbecue grills

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1952
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free bottled water


  • Limited housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to October

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Tar Heel Motel Nags Head
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Tar Heel Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Does Tar Heel Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Tar Heel Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Tar Heel Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Tar Heel Motel?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Tar Heel Motel?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of USD 25 per accommodation, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Tar Heel Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Tar Heel Motel?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Tar Heel Motel and nearby?
Tar Heel Motel has a seasonal outdoor pool and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Tar Heel Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Miller's Waterfront Restaurant (7-min walk), Fat Boyz (7-min walk), and Sam and Omie's Restaurant (8-min walk).
Does Tar Heel Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished patio.
What's the area around Tar Heel Motel like?
Tar Heel Motel is a short 8-minute walk from Jennette's Pier and 6 minutes' walk from Tanger Outlet Center. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings


Very good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



6/10 Good

Not great
The bed was horrible- hard on one side, not very clean bathroom and kitchenette table. Pool was locked up. Great location but otherwise it was small and loud neighbors.
2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice Motel
Room was very nice!
Kimberly, 4-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great location and a cozy set up.
Heather, 6-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

The place is a dump
Gerald, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Needs updating. Needs staff on site.
Paula, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Room was spotless. Had grills had no propane or hosesr. Obviously construction going on. So couldn't grill. Woke up at 2030pm to a maintenance person banging on next room. Loud music allfor 158 dollars
David, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Horrible and expensive
I was the only person there. No attendant. I was texted instruction to enter the room. I texted for the WiFi code an hour after arriving and it was sent at 11am the next day. There were bugs all over the room, and even under the sheets. The A/A - heater unit was loud and kept turning on and off all night. Impossible to sleep. There was no hot water and the room smelled musty. Do not stay here. Very Bates Motel feeling. It was $111 in January! I got an amazing room for $70 the next day on the beach!
Andrew, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

It was an all right place to stay, a block or so off the beach, and best of all, it was next to my friends, that I was hanging out with.
Curtiss, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Kerri, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

4/10 Fair

Did not like this room. Wall boards missing. Configuration of the beds. They were perpendicular to each other. No chair. Had no hot water when we wanted to take a shower . We weren't told that we had to run the water for 15to 20 minutes until
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review