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Swell Motel

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Reception
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Beach nearby, white sand
Seasonal outdoor pool

Overview of Swell Motel

Swell Motel

2.0 star property

4.5/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
Map
46854 NC-12, Buxton, NC, 27953

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationUncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf3 min walk
  • Popular LocationLighthouse Beach6 min walk
  • Popular LocationBuxton Woods Nature Trail12 min walk
  • AirportHatteras, NC (HNC)19 min drive

Room options

About this area

Buxton

Located in Buxton, Swell Motel is near the beach. Lighthouse Beach and Pamlico Sound reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf and Buxton Seafood. Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts and Surf's Up are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf - 3 min walk
  • Lighthouse Beach - 6 min walk
  • Buxton Woods Nature Trail - 12 min walk
  • Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - 3 min drive
  • Buxton Seafood - 6 min drive

Restaurants

  • Diamond Shoals - 2 min walk
  • Angelo's Pizza - 2 min walk
  • Fatty’s Eatery - 6 min walk
  • Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Rusty's Surf & Turf - 12 min walk

About this property

Swell Motel

Property highlights
Swell Motel provides amenities like a playground and a gym. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Barbecue grills, a 24-hour front desk, and smoke-free premises
  • A dock
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 31 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning and separate sitting areas, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and separate dining areas. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) and cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations
  • Private yards, separate sitting areas, and separate dining areas

Languages

English

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

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Separate dining area

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Housekeeping (on request)

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Dock
  • Picnic area

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining room
  • Microwave
  • Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio
  • Yard

More

  • Desk
  • Separate sitting area

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between November 15 and February 10.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20.00 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs and cats only

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.00 per day
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 20.00 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 20.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 20.00 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.00 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Swell Motel have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 8:00 AM–9:00 PM.

Is Swell Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, cats and dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 20.00 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Swell Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Swell Motel?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Swell Motel?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Swell Motel located?

Situated near the beach, this motel is within a 10-minute walk of Uncle Eddy's Frozen Custard and 18-Hole Mini Golf and Lighthouse Beach. Buxton Woods Nature Trail and Pamlico Sound are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Swell Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, Swell Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Swell Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.5

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 141 out of 229 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 62%
Rating 4 - Good. 69 out of 229 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 30%
Rating 3 - Okay. 12 out of 229 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 229 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 229 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.4/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

PAUL W
Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and staff.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

4/5 Good

Mark
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Proximity to activities
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Hugh
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
What can I say, I was planning to stay 1 night and move on, ending up staying 4 nights.. Enough said!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Cheryl, Chesapeake
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Everyone was friendly and hospitable…they even had a free cookout and live music! Will definitely be back and highly recommend! 😃
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

Rob
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very nice owners. Bicycles and kayaks available for use.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Casey
Traveled with pets, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
a wonderful small family motel. Its far from the fanciest, but if you get it, you get it. Ive stayed all over the world in hotels from Bellagio to beach front in South Beach Miami. This place does it for me in ways those others cant.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Robert
Traveled with family
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were incredibly congenial and supportive... The owners are engaged in renovating the property so there was a lot of construction activity during the day. I liked being able to park at my door. I liked the easy access to the beach. I liked the cost for a simple old fashioned but very clean motel where no one is going to fall off the balcony because there is no balcony. We will look forward to going back to The Swell!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Amy
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Mark
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Ronda
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Was close to a lot of things we liked to do
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022