Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

8017 South Old Oregon Inlet RoadNags Head27959USA
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About Dolphin Oceanfront Motel

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel Nags Head is a two-star family-friendly motel that is located on Nags Head beachfront.

The motel features 43 guestrooms that are equipped with free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, 27-inch flat-screen TVs, and refrigerators. Guests can request to stay in pet-friendly rooms.

The motel features an outdoor pool and a picnic area with nice ocean views on the terrace. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s surfing facilities. The hotel also provides free on-site parking.

Guests can prepare and enjoy barbecues using the hotel’s barbecue facilities or visit nearby restaurants such as Sam & Omie's for meals and drinks.

Pirate’s Cove Marina where guests can rent boats is located 4.8km from Dolphin Oceanfront Motel Nags Head; Jennette's Pier is 300 meters from the hotel while Roanoke Sound where guests can watch dramatic cultural performances is a 15-minute drive from the hotel.


8017 South Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC, 27959, USA
Telephone: +1(252)4417488 | Fax: +1(252)4494701 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Nice beach location.

Dolphin Oceanfront Motel Nags Head is located very conveniently on the beach. Some rooms literally sit on the beach and guests can slip out of their rooms and join the beach fun on a dime. Additionally oceanfront rooms provide particularly enticing views of the sea. The beach is not very crowded and guests can walk around or play in the water with minimal distractions. The nearby pier is great for fishing.

Friendly staff.

Many guests have reported that the hotel's staff is very warm and friendly, very eager to help guests choose the best places to visit close to the hotel.

Quaint OBX-style motel.

The hotel is an original OBX-style motel that features quaint ocean front rooms with sliding doors that open directly into the beach, you can literally hear and see the ocean water right from your bed. The rooms are well-appointed and very comfortable. Wi-Fi and TV signal quality is good.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms could do with some upgrades.

Unlike many hotels in its class, the rooms at Dolphin Oceanfront Motel Nags Head feature shower-only bathrooms with no tubs. The shower cubicles are rather tiny which makes it difficult to maneuver when bathing.

Lacks on-site dining facilities.

Whereas the hotel is surrounded by many fine dining facilities, some guests feel that the availability of on-site dining facilities would make things even more interesting.

Small non-ocean front rooms.

Guests who have stayed in both ocean front and non-ocean front rooms have remarked that non-ocean front rooms are mostly on the smaller side and not nearly as comfortable as ocean front rooms.

Rating Overview

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7.6 out of 10 based on 383 reviews