Hatteras Island Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts and Campgrounds

Here's the Rundown on Every Hatteras Hotel

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.

Hatteras Hotels by Location or Category

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

Cape Hatteras Motel

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

Cape Hatteras Motel has 37 rooms, including oceanfront and soundside rooms. This oceanfront 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 and cable TV are part of the amenities here.... read more

Hatteras Cabanas

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

Lighthouse View Oceanfront Lodging

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

Outer Banks Motel and Cottages

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 saltwater pool, hot tub, library, free rowboats and ocean access. In addition to its standard motel rooms, Outer Banks Motel offers six efficiency units with a full kitchen and 13 cottages, all with cable TV. The cottages and efficiencies are available by... read more

Sea Gull Motel

56883 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Village
(866) 316-1843

On the oceanfront in Hatteras Village, Sea Gull boasts unbeatable ocean access, comfort and ease. This 16-room hotel offers a variety of accommodation types: two full-bed standard rooms, queen bed efficiencies, one king standard room and a two-bedroom efficiency. During your stay, you’ll receive the KEES Standard Amenity Package including 24-hour check-in, keyless entry, soap amenity dispensers, Keurig coffee maker with starter K-Cups, high quality linens and... read more

Waves Village Watersports Resort

24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village Watersports Resort, Rodanthe
Waves Village Retail
(252) 287-2297
Waves Village Condo Rentals
(866) 595-1893

Nine luxury soundfront condominiums await travelers at Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe. Kiteboarders and watersports enthusiasts will find this to be an ideal Outer Banks 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... read more