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Featured Motels in Nags Head

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Seahorse Inn and Cottages
Seahorse Inn and Cottages
2.5 out of 5.0 7218 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
Free Cancellation
Reserve now, pay when you stay
$77
3.7/5 (287 reviews)

Perfect location right across from the pier. Loved having a mini kitchen so we didn't have to eat out for every meal.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2019
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 ...
Tar Heel Motel
Tar Heel Motel
2.5 out of 5.0 7010 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
$89
4.1/5 (133 reviews)

Stay was much better than I had expected from a smaller motel like this. The room was very nice (recently remodeled), bed was comfortable, room was quiet despite having neighbors on both sides. I was emailed my room number and door code so I didn’t have to stop by the office to check in. I simply ...

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019
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 ...
Colonial Inn Motel
Colonial Inn Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 3329 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
Free Cancellation
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$85
3.5/5 (380 reviews)

Loved the location. It was really nice staying next to the fishing peir.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019
Located in Nags Head, this beachfront motel is in the historical district and within a 15-minute walk of Nags Head Fishing Pier and Seaside Art Gallery. Jockey's ...
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
Dolphin Oceanfront Motel
2.0 out of 5.0 8017 Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head, NC
$99
3.7/5 (184 reviews)

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.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019
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 ...
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Surf Side Hotel

Surf Side Hotel

6701 Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
    2.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    4.6 out of 5 (619 reviews)

    Surf Side Hotel$93

    Sep 23 - Sep 24

    Surf Side Hotel$93
    Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

    Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront

    4701 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC
      2.5 out of 5.0
       
       
      4.4 out of 5 (374 reviews)

      Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront$111

      Sep 22 - Sep 23

      Holiday Inn Express Nags Head Oceanfront$111

      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)Airport5.1 mi (8.2 km)