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Owens' Motel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Close proximity to a fishing pier. Showers could have been better.

Everything was good at Owens except the pool area. Rooms were good. Restaurant and Bar were good. The pool area didn't have enough chairs and no shade or protection from the sun. There are 3 small but heavy wooden tables with umbrellas. The umbrellas are a sheer weave so the sun comes pouring through. Owens could/should invest in large solid vinyl umbrellas instead. Also, there are some heavy wooden chairs but not enough. Owens could get some of the inexpensive white plastic chairs which would help.

Dissappinted. Old motel that is in definite need of an update. The bottom of the tub was painted which peeled more and more during each shower. Will not be staying there again.

Easy after hours check-in. Just needed a quick place to stay for a couple days of fishing. It served it's purpose nicely. Will be returning next time I'm in obx!

While not a high end establishment, this is a great hotel. The staff is friendly & helpful. The location is very convenient to the beach & Jennette's Pier. The room & bathroom were very clean. The restaurant was excellent. Fast friendly service & the food was so good!

I stayed here on a hunting trip. Simple with good rooms and television. I slept well and the woman running the office was helpful. It was a great value.

No phones no iron but staff are helfull to provided what I need thanx

Hotel is a bit outdated (no Wi-Fi, for example) but one cannot beat the location for the price - nice, easy access to beach. Friendly and very accommodating staff.

The toilet was DIRTY and unflushed when we went into our room. Dirty linens were piled 6 ft high outside by the soda machine (out of soda) for our entire stay. I never saw anyone cleaning rooms during our stay and our room was never cleaned!! This place was run down to say the least. No wi fi.

The motel was 3-4 minute walk to the beach. The room was large (courtyard building) and the refrigerator, coffee maker and microwave were adequate. There was good cable service and the a/c was in fine working order. There is no telephone nor wifi service but that was fine for us. The staff is very helpful and pleasant.

The office opens at 9am. If you have an important need before 9am, you will be told in a flat un-apologetic tone that someone will be in at 9am. If you re-emphasize the importance, and ask for them to help you, the same will be repeated in the same flat tone. Fine for vacation, when you don't care what is going on before 9am. However, it is important that you know this before considering using them for a regular lower cost business travel alternative for the Nags Head area, as we were. They are absolutely not that sort of an operation. They will not work with you.

The room is small but clean. The bathroom is even smaller with no place to put anything and the shower stall is so small you cannot bend over. The beds are very comfortable and the room is very quiet.

This hotel is far from perfect. However it's perfect for what I stayed for. I wanted an inexpensive room that was clean and close to the beach. I got exactly that! You cannot expect to stay at the ritz on a dollar budget. If your like me and you go to the beach for the beach and need somewhere to lay your head this hotel is perfect.

7115 S. VIRGINIA DARE TRAIL Nags Head NC

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Jennette's Pier
  • Free in-room WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located within a 5-minute walk of Tanger Outlet Center, Owens' Motel is within a 15-minute stroll of Jennette's Pier. This 56-room hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

The onsite restaurant is perfect for a quick bite to eat.


Rooms

Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a microwave and a coffee maker.


Property features

Guests staying at Owens' Motel can enjoy an outdoor pool, a picnic area, and barbecue grills. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can help with accommodation requests, and provide front-desk service during limited hours.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Oceanfront

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, No View

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Courtyard Area

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Owens' Motel

Everyone (12) Business (1) Family (1)
4
Families

Close proximity to a fishing pier. Showers could have been better.

By on Apr 29, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 29, 2019

Thanks for the review. We hope to have you stay again.

3
Everyone

By on Sep 14, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 15, 2018

Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback!

4
Everyone

Everything was good at Owens except the pool area. Rooms were good. Restaurant and Bar were good. The pool area didn't have enough chairs and no shade or protection from the sun. There are 3 small but heavy wooden tables with umbrellas. The umbrellas are a sheer weave so the sun comes pouring through. Owens could/should invest in large solid vinyl umbrellas instead. Also, there are some heavy wooden chairs but not enough. Owens could get some of the inexpensive white plastic chairs which would help.

By on Sep 12, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2018

Thanks for your review. Our chairs and umbrellas were chosen for that very reason because of the amount of wind that we get throughout our season. It is not uncommon for us to have 30+mph wind in the summer....we would be chasing umbrellas and chairs all over the place! Thanks for staying with us.

3
Everyone

Dissappinted. Old motel that is in definite need of an update. The bottom of the tub was painted which peeled more and more during each shower. Will not be staying there again.

By on Aug 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 12, 2018

Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. We will definitely take a look at that bathtub.

4
Everyone

Easy after hours check-in. Just needed a quick place to stay for a couple days of fishing. It served it's purpose nicely. Will be returning next time I'm in obx!

By on Jun 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 12, 2018

Thanks for staying with us and for your review. We look forward to seeing you again!

3

great value & friendly staff

Everyone

While not a high end establishment, this is a great hotel. The staff is friendly & helpful. The location is very convenient to the beach & Jennette's Pier. The room & bathroom were very clean. The restaurant was excellent. Fast friendly service & the food was so good!

By on Jun 11, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 19, 2018

We are an old motel but we try to make up for it with a friendly staff and clean rooms...what more do you need at the beach!!

4

a good place to stay at nag's head on a budget

Everyone

I stayed here on a hunting trip. Simple with good rooms and television. I slept well and the woman running the office was helpful. It was a great value.

By , from Durham, NC on Nov 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 15, 2017

Thanks for the review and for staying with us. Hope to see you again and have a great day! Jim

3

ok

Everyone

No phones no iron but staff are helfull to provided what I need thanx

By , from california on Sep 15, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 5, 2017

Thank you for staying with us and for your review. Have a great day! Jim

4
Everyone

Hotel is a bit outdated (no Wi-Fi, for example) but one cannot beat the location for the price - nice, easy access to beach. Friendly and very accommodating staff.

By , from NC on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Thank you for your review and for staying with us. Hope to see you again! Jim

1

don't stay here.

Everyone

The toilet was DIRTY and unflushed when we went into our room. Dirty linens were piled 6 ft high outside by the soda machine (out of soda) for our entire stay. I never saw anyone cleaning rooms during our stay and our room was never cleaned!! This place was run down to say the least. No wi fi.

By , from USA on Aug 20, 2016