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Tar Heel Motel

7010 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

+1 252 489 0756

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based on 271 reviews

About Tar Heel Motel, Nags Head

Value for money

Located in Nags Head, Tar Heel Motel is within easy reach of Jockey's Ridge State Park and Wright Brothers National Memorial. It also provides free Wi-Fi, an express check-in and check-out feature and an outdoor pool. There are a variety of facilities available to guests of the motel, such as luggage storage and a BBQ/picnic area. There are 32 rooms at Tar Heel Motel, each providing all the essentials to ensure a comfortable stay. Dare County Regional Airport is under a 20-minute drive from the motel. North Carolina Aquarium and Roanoke Island Festival Park are an easy car trip away.

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Motel Amenities & Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Coffee machine
  • Free parking
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Internet


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Shampoo
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Body soap
  • Air-conditioned
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Health and safety

  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Private entrance


  • Seating area
  • Garden view
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Carpeted
  • Pool view
  • Storage available


  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Private bathroom


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Streaming service
  • TV


  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Wardrobe or closet

Services and conveniences

  • Express check-out
  • Bottle of water
  • Private check-in/check-out

Parking and transportation

  • Free parking
  • Private parking


  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Dining table

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Golf


  • Laptop safe


  • Outdoor pool

Places of interest near Tar Heel Motel

Attractions in Nags Head, North Carolina curated by momondo

Tar Heel Motel location: 7010 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959

Restaurants and Cafés

Dune's Rest0.0 mi
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant0.3 mi
South Beach Grille0.3 mi
Pamlico Jack's Pirate Hideaway0.4 mi

Tar Heel Motel Reviews

GreatBased on 271 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • The location is great. (in 29 reviews)
  • Very close to beach access (in 23 reviews)
  • Clean rooms and nice staff. (in 21 reviews)
Cons -
  • No water pressure in shower. (in 13 reviews)
  • The parking was terrible. (in 5 reviews)
  • Mattress too hard for me. (in 2 reviews)

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Tar Heel Motel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 4:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:00 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • There is a $108/night difference in the average price of 2 star hotels in Nags Head ($221/night) and the average nightly rate at Tar Heel Motel ($113/night).

  • Yes, dogs and pets are welcome at Tar Heel Motel.

  • Tar Heel Motel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • The city center nearest to Tar Heel Motel is Nags Head, which is 3.2 mi away from the hotel’s front door. There, you can find Bodie Island Lighthouse, which is a popular sight in the area.

  • If you have questions about Tar Heel Motel or your reservation, please call the front desk directly at +1 252 489 0756.

  • Yes, Tar Heel Motel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

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