US News #1 Family Beach Vacations - Cape Hatteras Motel

US News & World Report Names OBX America’s #1 Family Beach

Taking your family to the beach creates beautiful lifetime memories … that is, as long as every member of your family remains HAPPY! The that end, U.S. News & World Report considered universally important factors like:


1- Safe Waters

2- Kid-Friendly Attractions

3- Dining Options

4- Spacious Accommodations

5- Multi-Generational Appeal

6- Overall Accessibility


The Outer Banks of North Carolina tops the list of Best Family Beach Vacations in the USA, according to travel experts plus U.S. News & World Report readers. The NC barrier islands were lauded for their “consistent-yet-manageable waves and verdant landscape. And you can count on OBX to deliver great summer weather”.

Know before you go - Cape Hatteras Motel

KNOW Before You GO!

You save up all year for your vacation. It is important that you stay in an area and at a motel that both meets both your needs and your expectations. In today’s world, there are hundreds if not thousands of resources you can review to learn more about travel destinations. It’s a great idea to take some time to pick several and look them over before you make the decision on where you’d like to go.


Take the following into consideration:


1.       If you have actually been to the area, driving by or driving near but didn’t stay, and you’d like to spend a bit more time there, you have a point of reference. In this case, you know a bit about the area and have at least a little first-hand experience of what it looks like and what’s available. You may have gotten a feel for the “vibe” of the area. You would probably know if it’s the right place for you and your family.


2.       Talk to friends who have been to the area and possibly stayed where you want to stay. They will be open and honest with you. You can ask questions and get feedback. Ask them what they enjoyed and what fell short of their expectations. If it all matches, you’ve likely found a good vacation spot for you.


3.       Look at the motel’s website and then speak to the innkeepers personally with your observations and questions. Here at the Cape Hatteras Motel we enjoy these conversations, getting to know potential guests and what they are looking for in a vacation destination. We try to be open and honest as we don’t want disappointed visitors to our motel or to the Outer Banks in general.


4.       Review travel sites. Look for the average in responses and try not to be swayed by the overly negative. Everyone encounters a bad experience from time to time. Sometimes it is because the guest didn’t do the homework and expectations fell short. Sometimes it is because the accommodation had a bad day as well. It happens at the very best of resorts. By looking at a wide variety of comments on a few review sites you will get a more well-rounded picture.


5.       Also look at maps, GPS, or other locators to avoid surprises while traveling. For example, many people who visit Cape Hatteras are surprised by the distance from Whalebone Junction to the Buxton/Frisco/Hatteras area. Google Earth is a great way to really see beforehand what you will see when you’re on the road.


Adventure is all part of the vacation experience, and things will not always go 100% according to plan. But with a little preparation and a relaxed “I’m on vacation now” mindset, you can enjoy your holidays immensely and make sure your money is well-spent.  We look forward to seeing you soon at Cape Hatteras Motel!



Cape Hatteras Hotel Special

Winter Wanderland – Cape Hatteras Motel Special NOW EXPIRED

Cape Hatteras Hotel SpecialBook two nights with our Winter Wanderland* Package, get your third night FREE … this offer expired Mar 15, 2016

*Exclusive Offer – Only Good by Booking on our website using the PROMO Code Revealed Only when Liking this page.

The Outer Banks in winter is truly unique! It’s quieter. It’s calmer. It’s a bit wilder. There’s more room for romance and adventure. Wander along empty beaches in the company of only your footprints, migrating birds and dolphin pods celebrating the season offshore. Winter sunrises and sunsets light up the skies with vibrant colors generating more “oohs and aahs.” You can wander through the island’s villages and learn more about their unique characteristics. Wander around Pea Island and enjoy what nature serves up this time of year during the migratory peak. It truly is a wanderland that gives you Hatteras through new eyes. Take advantage of this Special Offer and begin planning your Winter Wanderland stay with Cape Hatteras Motel today.

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Island Art Shows 2015

Shows host over 20 LOCAL Outer Banks Artists and their wares. Each Island Art Show is a Benefit for a different Local Cause: from the OBX SPCA to the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Civic Association and more. Admission to these shows is FREE — we ask attendees to simply support our local artisans & crafters. Attendees can find everything from fine local art and prints to woodworks, photography, upcycled art, collage, handmade hula hoops, handmade soaps and body products plus more. Live local music and lunch will be available at each Island Art Show as well as Raffle tickets for one lucky winner to win a basket full of local arts and crafts donated by our participants. There will be event pages posted on their Facebook page … please feel free to LIKE their page and “join” the events to stay updated.

See more details on the Official Outer Banks Events Calendar.


Cape Hatteras Makes Dr Beach Top 10 For 2015

Dr. Beach issues his annual list on the basis of 50 criteria, including water and sand quality. He recently began including beach safety, environmental management and bonus points for no-smoking policies. This is the 25th anniversary for Dr. Beach, also known as coastal expert and Florida International University professor Stephen P. Leatherman.

Established in 1937, Cape Hatteras National Seashore was the very first National Seashore designated to preserve our precious barrier islands on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Home to quaint historic fishing villages and the nation’s tallest plus most famous lighthouse, Cape Hatteras made #5 on Dr. Beach’s list for 2015.

Read More at CNN Travel online.