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Featured Motels in Nags Head

Seahorse Inn and Cottages
2.5 out of 5
7218 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
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Situated by the ocean, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanger Outlet Center and Jennette's Pier. Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf and Full Throttle Speedway are ...

3.8/5Good! (429 reviews)

"Great location, good value. Room was nice and very clean. The bed was comfortable. No vending machines, and parking was a little difficult."…"

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Seahorse Inn and Cottages
Colonial Inn Motel
2 out of 5
3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
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Located in Nags Head, this beachfront motel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Jockey's Ridge State Park and Nags Head Fishing Pier. Nags ...

3.6/5Good! (497 reviews)

"Great location a little dated but the staff was great"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Colonial Inn Motel
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
2 out of 5
8017 Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC
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Nestled on the beach, this South Nags Head motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanger Outlet Center and Jennette's Pier. Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf and Full Throttle ...

3.7/5Good! (231 reviews)

"This isn't the Ritz by no means, but for a wife, five year old and myself it was all we needed. We got a beach front room, which is literally on the beach. Was very clean."…"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
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Tar Heel Motel
2.5 out of 5
7010 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
The price is $90 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4

Situated near the beach, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Jennette's Pier and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Nags Head Golf Links. Pirate's Cove Marina and Jockey's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (201 reviews)
Great place to stay

"The room was CLEAN and comfortable. Fridge, microwave, and toaster over we’re all nice to have."…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Tar Heel Motel
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Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

2.5 out of 5
4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
The price is $93 per night from Dec 20 to Dec 21
4.4/5Excellent! (519 reviews)

"Great location. Rooms were clean with nice amenities-plenty of towels, shampoo etc. The free laundry was a plus! I did have concerns about the staff not wearing masks or in most cases wearing them on their chins, including the front desk staff members."…"

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront
Surf Side Hotel

Surf Side Hotel

2.5 out of 5
6701 Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
The price is $79 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (825 reviews)

"Very clean staff very friendly good breakfast great location"…"

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Surf Side Hotel
Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront

2.5 out of 5
8031 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, Nags Head, NC
The price is $50 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.7/5Good! (979 reviews)

"Can’t beat the views and sunrise Easy beach access for doggies"…"

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Comfort Inn South Oceanfront
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Nags Head Motels for the Frugal Traveler

You can select from more than 207 hotels and other lodging choices in Nags Head, though you'll find just 4 low-cost motels. When you pick one of these budget accommodations, there might not be abundant amenities like you'd find at a traditional hotel but you'll save more money to use for your vacation.

When you save on your room price, you can enjoy all that Nags Head has to offer. Top sights include Jennette's Pier in Nags Head, as well as Wright Brothers National Memorial in the area.

Fun fact: Motels in the U.S. boomed after World War II with the popularity of car travel and road trip vacations, peaking in the 1960s with over 60,000 properties. When you stay at a motel property, you'll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot.

Below are a few of Expedia customers' recommended Nags Head motels to choose from:

Colonial Inn Motel

  • Stay within a 10-minute drive of Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jennette's Pier.
  • Enjoy access to the outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.

Tar Heel Motel

  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a furnished patio.
  • It's located within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette's Pier.

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

  • Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking.
  • Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette's Pier.

Seahorse Inn and Cottages

  • It's located within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette's Pier.
  • Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a private lanai.

Things to Do in Nags Head

Visitors to Nags Head like its beaches and seafood restaurants. As you're sightseeing around the area, be sure to enjoy all there is to see and do.

Must-see places in and around Nags Head include:

  • Jennette's Pier
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial

These are some outdoorsy places nearby:

  • Jockey's Ridge State Park
  • Nags Head Woods Preserve
  • Festival Park

These are some attractions the whole family can enjoy:

  • Full Throttle Speedway
  • Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf

Nags Head is also notable for its:

  • Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Soccer
  • Bird watching
  • Excursions

Best Time to Visit Nags Head

Decide when you'd like to visit Nags Head by reviewing these seasonal weather details:
  • The hottest months are typically July and August, while January and February are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 65° F and nighttime temperatures average 36° F
  • April-June: 87° F is the daytime average and 47° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 88° F and nighttime averages are around 63° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 77° F during the day and 37° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 49.96 inches in a year

How to Get to Nags Head and Around the Area

Nags Head Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional) Airport 5.1 mi (8.2 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Nags Head?
When you save on your room price, you can experience more of the activities in Nags Head. Top sights include Nags Head Fishing Pier and Jennette’s Pier.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’ll often find an outdoor pool and a free parking spot. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll usually access your room from an outside corridor overlooking the parking lot. The first motels popped up in the 1920s as a convenient place to stay for the tired traveler driving along America’s major roadways.
What are the best motels in Nags Head?
Tar Heel Motel: Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette’s Pier. Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Dolphin Oceanfront Motel: A seasonal outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a private yard. It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette’s Pier. Colonial Inn Motel: Enjoy access to the seasonal outdoor pool, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Stay within a quick 1-minute drive of Nags Head Fishing Pier. Seahorse Inn and Cottages: It’s located within a quick 1-minute drive of Jennette’s Pier. Free WiFi and free parking are available during your stay, along with room amenities like a soaking tub.
What can I do in Nags Head?
Visitors to Nags Head like its beaches and seafood restaurants. As you’re sightseeing around the area, be sure to enjoy all there is to see and do. Must-see local attractions include Nags Head Fishing Pier and Jennette’s Pier. Some outdoorsy places nearby include Jockey’s Ridge State Park, Nags Head Woods Preserve, and Festival Park. Attractions the whole family can enjoy include Full Throttle Speedway and Mutiny Bay Adventure Golf.
What's the seasonal weather like in Nags Head?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so we’ve gathered some data about year-round temperatures in Nags Head to help you plan yours. The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 77°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 47°F. Average annual precipitation for Nags Head is 50 inches.
What are my options for getting around Nags Head when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Nags Head to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Manteo, NC (MEO-Dare County Regional), which is located 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from the heart of the city. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.