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Bluff Shoal Motel

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This my second year staying here in the Apt. My parents stayed her for almost 40 years. The apt. has 2 bedrooms with a full kitchen, a dining area,and a living room. So nice you have to make reservations a year in advance. It's rented for a week at a time, from Sat. to Sat.

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say...I am completely impressed with my stay here. It was clean, affordable and they were so nice and helpful. This beats any chain I have ever stayed in. Do not look for bells and whistles...that would take away from the experience. It is close to everything so you can just park your car and walk around town....

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Frazeysburg, Ohio
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love staying here because it's close walking to everything you want to do.The biggest + for Bluff Shoal is that we can feel peace of mind with leaving personal items in our room to go explore the island. I did leave behind an item a few yrs. ago and called them they mailed it out the next day. It...

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Syracuse, New York
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A small family-owned motel; good price; very clean, especially comfortable; near several very good restaurants. Traveling alone, I felt fortunate to find this very good bed for the night and was able to easily catch the ferry to Cedar Island in the morning. Highly recommend.

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Greenville NC
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We have stayed here several times over the years. It is an older motel - but quite clean and the owners are very nice. Don't go here expecting luxury...go here to get the quaint island feel that it offers. It is within easy walking distance of several restaurants, the beds are comfortable, and it is reasonably priced.

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Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We weren't completely surprised to walk into a exceptionally clean room - because of the great reviews we had read - but it was a relief nonetheless. Yes, the decor is dated, but honestly I'd rather see a 60's theme rather than a 70s or 80s. Somehow it doesn't seem as dated if it's that outdated. I know - that...

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Parlin, New Jersey
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We have been staying at Bluff Shoal Motel for the last four or five years. If you're looking for countless amenities this is not the place. But if you want a clean room with a attentive person named Cissy and be located in the heart of the village this is it. You can sit out back on their dock and...

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Elkin, North Carolina
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Best place in Ocracoke to stay if you're a couple. The location is great. We go every year and park our car in front of our room and ride bikes the whole time we are there. The rooms are extra clean and you can't beat the price.

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Southern NH
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We spent one of our two nights on Ocracoke at this motel, mainly because we could not find another hotel with availability. We were traveling with our pre-teen sons, and had not been to the island before. We are used to staying in chain hotels (Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, etc.) and knew not to expect anything like that on this...

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Wayne G, Owner at Bluff Shoal Motel, responded to this review

First of all, I know that many people don’t bother to read the replies to these reviews, but since we are a small, independently owned family business, I feel compelled to respond. Let me say we are sorry that you were disappointed in your stay with our motel. We are indeed in the ‘heart’ of the village of Ocracoke and...

Greenville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I go to Ocracoke several times a year and I always stay at Bluff Shoal Motel. The hotel backs up to Silver Lake and there is a deck there where you can sit and watch the activity on the lake. It's in a great location and rates are more than reasonable. Ocracoke is small so everything is walking or biking...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Bluff Shoal Motel

Address: 306 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke, NC
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Outer Banks > Ocracoke
Price Range: RM321 - RM513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Bluff Shoal Ocracoke
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“only steps from your room, great if you are disabled.”
dorthb1, 28 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have the same view.”
  • Leaving room to go roaming in our golf cart. So much fun.
DonnaC999, 21 May 2016 | Read review
“#7 has a harbor view”
864SandraM864, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are only about eight rooms! I would guess that one is just as cute as the next! You can pull your car RIGHT up to your door, with just three or four steps up. It's very handy!”
lisawP2538TW, 29 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We had rooms 1 and 2 which was beside office. All the rooms are in perfect location.”
northofraleigh111, 19 Oct 2014 | Read review
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