by Amanda Norcross
Don’t want to rent a house in the Outer Banks? Consider a stay at the budget-friendly Dolphin Oceanfront Motel. Located in Nags Head, the hotel offers easy access to the beach, as well as an outdoor pool. All guestrooms are oceanfront.
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I stayed with my dog the week of August 26th. It is perfect for dogs. It is right on the beach and close to everything. We took day trips to Corolla, Rodanthe, Ocracoke and other places so this hotel is very centrally located. The room was very clean and the mattress was comfortable. The room might be a bit small if you have more than 2 people but otherwise no complaints. The fact that it is dog friendly (but had no odor of other dogs being there which is great and speaks to cleanliness). I think the room size may vary depending upon where you are in the hotel. I was in a room facing the parking lot. I would definitely stay there again. I hope it survived the hurricane and is ok.
The location in nags head is very convenient and being just steps form the beach was amazing. Also, they’re pet friendly which was most important when choosing a place to stay for us this year. Smaller old style rooms but we don’t need much space for how long you’re in the room anyway. Extremely friendly staff and the owner (I assume in the office) was so kind and friendly too. We felt very welcome here and you can tell they work hard to make your stay enjoyable. There is a grassy little median in the center of the parking lot with picnic tables and grills. My only recommendation would maybe be a tiny microwave in the room but that’s not a huge deal. Bed was decent and the shower pressure and temperature were amazing which was unexpected in a small motel. We were room 38 (not waterfront but close to the beach end). They also have a pool but we didn’t go in at all. It’s also close to jenettes pier. Would definitely stay here again if it’s just us and the pup.