Cape Hatteras Hotels

Including Motels, Inns and B&Bs

There’s a wide variety of Cape 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. Hatteras Island hotels are clean and comfortable and updated with new amenities, but they are infused with the flavor of Cape Hatteras hotels of yesteryear. They’re favored by fishermen, families on a budget and people who long for the simplicity of earlier times. You can expect to find a range of amenities in the newer Cape Hatteras hotels and motels, including a few bed and breakfast inns. A nice feature of the 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 Hatteras Island hotels gives you the chance to meet some very interesting people who are truly appreciative of your business, not to mention all the free recommendations they’re happy to offer on local attractions and activities. Note that there are no hotels or inns in Waves or Frisco. For information on vacation rentals properties, see our guide for Hatteras Vacation Rentals.

Thinking Outside the Box with Cape Hatteras Hotels

While some choose to stay in a Cape Hatteras hotel, it’s worth mentioning that camping on the island is an ever-popular move. There are more than a dozen campgrounds dotting Hatteras Island, from simple mom-and-pop establishments to full-blown resort-like camping experiences. Campers with their tent or trailer in tow 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.

Hatteras hotels and campgrounds offer year-round accommodation options on the island. Select establishments close in the winter, so always call ahead if that’s when you’re planning your visit. The summer season is when rates are at their highest, corresponding with the most demand for accommodations. Fall is also a busy season on Hatteras Island because of the excellent fishing. A good practice is to always make your reservations well in advance for either of those seasons.

Hatteras Hotels by Location or Category

Rodanthe, Waves & Salvo | Avon | Buxton & Frisco | Hatteras Village

Camp Hatteras Resort

Hatteras Accommodation
24798 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2777

Set on 50 acres spanning ocean to sound, this family-owned camping resort offers 400 sites with full hook ups, including RV sites, tent sites and several one-bedroom rental units. Camp Hatteras offers planned activities during the summer such as water aerobics, crafts and karaoke as well as miniature golf, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard, a game room, a playground, three pools and a Jacuzzi. They have cable... read more

Set on 50 acres spanning ocean to sound, this family-owned camping resort offers 400 sites... read more

Cape Hatteras Motel

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

The oceanfront Cape Hatteras Motel has 37 rooms, including oceanfront and soundside rooms. This locally owned motel offers standard rooms with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffeemaker in the room, and efficiency apartments and townhouses with full kitchens. The one-of-a-kind views of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore are not to be missed, and a swimming pool, hot tub, free WiFi, cable TV and the addition of... read more

The oceanfront Cape Hatteras Motel has 37 rooms, including oceanfront and soundside rooms. This locally... read more

Hatteras Cabanas

Hatteras Accommodation
56821 N.C Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(252) 986-2241
(800) 338-4775

This is the perfect place to spend a simple vacation just steps from the beach. Hatteras Cabanas are one-room efficiency accommodations ideal for two people, a small family, a couple of fishing buddies or anyone searching for a stretch of beach and warm blue water. The oceanfront grounds provide picnic tables and grills. Each cabana offers a private deck, AC, cable TV, wireless internet, kitchen... read more

This is the perfect place to spend a simple vacation just steps from the beach.... read more

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging

Hatteras Accommodation
46677 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(800) 225-7651

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging offers a delightful combination of beautiful vacation rentals, oceanfront location and Southern hospitality, all within a short distance of the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Located on the oceanside in the village of Buxton, their beachfront campus offers incredible views and spacious beaches. Many of their guests make this spot their retreat of choice year after year. Lighthouse View’s selection of Buxton vacation... read more

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging offers a delightful combination of beautiful vacation rentals, oceanfront location and... read more

North Beach Campground

Hatteras Accommodation
23781 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2378

In business since 1974, North Beach Campground is a family-oriented business on the oceanfront, which makes it quite popular. There is a waiting list for the permanent campsites. Nightly campsite rentals, which have water, electricity and sewage, fill up quickly. Reservations are accepted. The bathhouse has hot and cold showers, and there’s a laundromat and small pool. The campground is behind North Beach General Store,... read more

In business since 1974, North Beach Campground is a family-oriented business on the oceanfront, which... read more