Outer Banks Hotel Motel

Outer Banks hotel motel accommodations run the gamut from high-end chain hotels to simple mom-and-pop operations on the beach. Prices range from as little as $30 per night to over $300, depending on the location and the season. Unlike B&Bs and rental cottages, hotels and motels on the Outer Banks don’t require reservations quite so far in advance, although booking early for high season (summer) is recommended.

High season runs from Mid-May to Labor Day Weekend. During this time hotels and motels may require advance reservations, minimum stays (especially on holiday weekends, such as Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day), and more than the usual one-nights stay as a deposit. Which credit cards, if any, are accepted depends on the size and incorporation of the accommodations. Large chain hotels usually accept most major credit cards, have online reservation systems, and may not require a deposit. Smaller hotels, especially the family run ones will not be quite so automated, and may prefer cash.

If you want to bring your pets, see Outer Banks Pet Friendly Hotel.

Style, price, and size of Outer Banks hotel motel accommodations vary north to south. The northern end around Corolla is more developed and home to the sophisticated spas and resorts. Kill Devil Hills occupies the center of the barrier islands, and is the most populated. Lodgings here range from quaint motels to large, national chain hotels with conference centers right on the ocean.

Kitty Hawk is primarily family-run hotels and motels. Nags Head offers both 1930s era inns and ultramodern, multi-floor facilities. Manteo offers modest motels and elegant inns, perfect for romantic getaways, while Hatteras and Ocracoke offer small, quieter, and family-owned, seaside properties.

Location of the room within property and the amenities available (refrigerators, microwave, TVs with free movie channels, etc,) also affect the price. Oceanfront rooms which have no buildings between them and the ocean will cost more than a room with a view of the parking lot. Second highest in price will be ocean view rooms. From these rooms, vacationers can see the ocean, but may have to look around one or more buildings in between the room and the water. Rooms on the sound, with an unobstructed view are soundside rooms.

Recreation packages are often provided on site at hotels and motels, especially off-season. Golf, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes, etc. may either be available on property or nearby, with hotel and motel guests eligible for discounts. “Big city” services, such as voice mail, luggage transport, business services, and wake-up calls can be found in a few hotels, as can conference facilities.

Many of the Outer Banks hotel motel properties remain open year round. For those who don’t mind a bit of nip in the air, and prefer to stroll through the villages when they’re less crowded, fall, spring, or winter stays may be preferable. The rates are lower than in high season, and the weather is still mildly temperate. Many shops are open off-season, too, so vacationers can still stroll, look and buy

For more information about hotel and motel accommodations:

a Nags Head motel Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Corolla
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Duck
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Kitty Hawk
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Kill Devil Hills
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Nags Head
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Manteo
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Rodanthe
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Salvo
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Avon
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Buxton
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Hatteras
Outer Banks Hotel Motel: Ocracoke

If you want to bring your pets:

Outer Banks Pet Friendly Hotel

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