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Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Star Rating
2 out of 5



3.7 / 5Good
192 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jennette's Pier
    4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf
    20 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Taco Bell
    4 min walk
  • Restaurant
    4 min walk
  • Airport
    Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional)
    11 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds (Parking Lot View)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Parking Lot View)

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area

Nags Head

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel is located on the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Cape Hatteras National Seashore and Jockey's Ridge State Park, while Seaside Art Gallery and Hemingway Gallery are cultural highlights. Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf and Full Throttle Speedway are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the motel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Jennette's Pier - 4 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf - 20 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Nags Head Golf Links - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Pirate's Cove Marina - 5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Outer Banks History Center - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Norfolk, VA (ORF-Norfolk Intl.) - 114 min drive


  • Taco Bell — 4 min walk
  • KFC — 4 min walk
  • Sam and Omie's Restaurant — 4 min walk
  • Fat Boyz — 6 min walk
  • Sugar Creek — 9 min walk

About this property

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Guests at this beach motel will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as barbecue grills and a picnic area. All 43 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Showers and free toiletries are also available to guests.



Check-in between 4 PM - 8 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per pet, per day, plus a deposit of USD 10 per night
  • 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: USD 10 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 10 per pet, 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

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are 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.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

Property is also known as

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  • Dolphin Oceanfront
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  • Dolphin Oceanfront Motel Nags Head
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Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Family friendly

  • Refrigerator
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

Nearby things to do


  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Floor and shower were not clean. Very reduced space for a family of 4 and dog.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

We liked the our room and the ease of getting to the beach. The staff was very friendly.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Location is great!!! Right on the beach. I knew this was a dog friendly hotel... the dogs in the room next to us barked in the middle of the night and the owner yelling at them to shut up didn’t help and then again early the next morning as well waking us up again.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019


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Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019


This was a clean motel but the rooms were very small meaning there was no room to move around or sit except on the beds. The parking was very tight. The beds slept well and the staff was really nice and accommodating. I was just a little surprised by the size of the room and bathroom. They looked much bigger online.

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2019

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