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

Atlantic Inn

Hatteras Accommodation
57321 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras village
(252) 305-5876

The building that houses The Atlantic Inn has been serving Hatteras village’s visitors since 1928. On the National Register of Historic Places, this...read more

The building that houses The Atlantic Inn has been serving Hatteras village’s visitors since 1928....read more

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...read more

Set on 50 acres spanning ocean to sound, this family-owned camping resort offers 400 sites...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...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 rooms and suites, an oceanfront location and Southern hospitality, all within a short...read more

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging offers a delightful combination of rooms and suites, an oceanfront location...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...read more

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

Outer Banks Motel & Cottages

Hatteras Accommodation
46577 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5601
(800) 995-1233

The oceanfront Outer Banks Motel offers 12 standard motel rooms, each with a refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker and toaster. The motel grounds have a...read more

The oceanfront Outer Banks Motel offers 12 standard motel rooms, each with a refrigerator, microwave,...read more

The Inn on Pamlico Sound

Hatteras Accommodation
49684 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-7030
(866) 726-5426

The Inn on Pamlico Sound is a casually elegant, 12-room inn located on the banks of the Pamlico Sound. Accommodations range from soundfront queens to...read more

The Inn on Pamlico Sound is a casually elegant, 12-room inn located on the banks...read more

Avon Cottages offers nine oceanfront cottages, seven semi-oceanfront cottages and 11 ocean-side cottage. These modern rental homes greatly range in size,...read more

This nostalgic beach motel offers nearly 45 clean, comfortable standard motel rooms and efficiency apartments. Rooms have an outside entry, so you can park...read more

The perfect combination for your Hatteras experience: sleep, fish and eat. The Breakwater Inn, Oden’s Dock and Breakwater Restaurant are all together on one...read more

On the oceanfront, Cape Hatteras KOA has more than 270 campsites plus 32 small one- and two-room units known as Camping Cabins; 10 Deluxe Cabins with a full...read more