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Hatteras Hotels, Motels, B&Bs and Campgrounds

There’s a wide variety of Hatteras hotels, so you’ll certainly find something to suit your taste.

Cape Hatteras has about a dozen classic, old-school motels, some of which have been serving vacationers since the 1950s and ‘60s. These Hatteras hotels are clean and comfortable and updated with new amenities, but they are infused with the flavor of old Hatteras Island accommodations. They’re favored by fishermen, families on a budget and people who long for the simplicity of yesteryear.

You can expect to find a range of amenities in the newer Hatteras hotels and motels, including a few bed and breakfast inns. A nice feature of Hatteras hotels, motels and inns is that most of them are locally owned, some by natives who’ve lived here all their lives. Staying in these accommodations gives you the chance to meet some very interesting people who are truly appreciative of your business.

Camping on Hatteras Island is big. There are more than a dozen campgrounds dotting the island, from simple mom-and-pop establishments to full-blown mega-resorts. Tent or trailer campers looking to get back to nature will enjoy the no-frills National Park Service campgrounds at Buxton and Frisco or some of the smaller campgrounds. RV travelers seeking full hookups, swimming pools, game rooms, planned activities and the camaraderie of the RV lifestyle will not be disappointed with the Hatteras Island camping resorts.

The most popular form of Hatteras Island accommodation is the rental home, in which Outer Banks vacationers rent a fully equipped house by the week. There are thousands of Hatteras Island vacation rental homes, ranging from two bedrooms on the sound to 10 or more bedrooms on the oceanfront, some luxurious, some simple. Rental home prices vary according to their amenities and proximity to the water. The rental process is made easy by numerous professional Outer Banks vacation rental companies that take care of everything from deposits and contracts to cleaning and maintenance. Rental homes are generally rented by the week, though partial week rentals are also allowed. The rental company will offer you the option of purchasing renters’ insurance. It doesn’t cost much, and if you purchase it you won’t lose a deposit or be out any money if a hurricane threatens during your rental week or if some kind of emergency occurs and you can’t make it during your week.

All three types of Hatteras Island accommodations are available year round, though some establishments close in the winter. The summer season is when rates are at their highest because that is when there is most demand for accommodations. Be sure to make reservations well in advance. Fall is also a busy season on Hatteras Island because of the excellent fishing.

Note that there are no hotels or inns in Waves or Frisco. For information on week-long rentals, see Hatteras Vacation Rentals.

Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground

24798 N.C Highway 12
Waves
(252) 987-2777

Camp Hatteras is a sprawling 50-acre campground with 403 sites and both ocean and sound frontage. Every amenity you could possibly want is available, including full hookups, laundry facilities, bathhouses with hot showers, three swimming pools, hot tub, a clubhouse, tennis courts, miniature golf, game room, watersports gear and more. Camp Hatteras is clean and well-kept, and it’s open year round. Their reception hall is available for rent for weddings and other events. From Memorial Day to Labor Day Kitty Hawk Kites offers Jet ski and kayak rentals on the sound at Camp Hatteras.

Cape Hatteras Motel

46556 N.C. Highway 12
Buxton
(252) 995-5611
(800) 995-0711

The Cape Hatteras Motel has 39 rooms, including oceanfront and soundside rooms. This oceanfront motel offers standard rooms with a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker in the room and efficiency apartments and townhouses with full kitchens. A swimming pool, hot tub, WiFi and cable TV are part of the amenities here, but phones are not available in the rooms.

Hatteras Marlin Motel

57753 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2141
(866) 986-2141

Located in the heart of Hatteras Village, Hatteras Marlin Motel offers 39 freshly updated units, including standard rooms, efficiencies and suites. All rooms come outfitted with a microwave/mini-fridge combo, coffeemaker, Cable TV, WiFi, telephone, air conditioning and central heating. Efficiencies are suited with full kitchens and basic amenities. A centralized outdoor pool is great for in-season swimming for the whole family and the motel is only a mile from the beach. You’ll also find yourself across the street from the local grocer and within walking distance of various restaurants, shops, marinas, the local post office, a playground for children, a public library and much more. Boat parking is offered, and handicapped-accessible accommodations are available.

Waves Village Soundfront Luxury Resort

24502 N.C. Highway 12
Waves Village, The Hatteras Kiteboarding Resort
Rodanthe
(252) 305-2629

Nine luxury soundfront condominiums await travelers at Waves Village Kiteboarding Resort in Rodanthe. Kiteboarders and watersports enthusiasts will find this to be an ideal accommodation, but even if watersports aren’t your thing, the condos at Waves Village are some of the finest, upscale accommodations on northern Hatteras Island. Each 1,600-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath condominium offers a private balcony with a hot tub and stunning views of the Pamlico. You can sit on your private balcony and watch the kiteboarders zipping across the sound. The condos are beautifully appointed, with tasteful decor, up-to-date kitchens, stainless appliances, WiFi, grills, electric fireplaces and more. The condominium complex has an outdoor pool. Onsite at the resort are watersports lessons and rentals, a soundfront restaurant, a coffee shop and several shops offering everything from apparel to gear.