Breakwater Inn

The Breakwater Inn is located on the very edge of Hatteras Village, and is as favorite destination for anglers, water lovers, and any Outer Banks vacationer who appreciates life on the “edge of the world.” Close to a host of local marinas, a small handful of shops and restaurants, and the Hatteras / Ocracoke ferry, these waterfront accommodations are a great fit for travelers by land or sea who truly want to get away from it all.


Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast

Visitors can enjoy a fully relaxing and elevated experienced while staying in the heart of laid-back Hatteras Island with an extended stay at the Cape Hatteras Bed and Breakfast. Located in Buxton, and close to a wealth of local attractions (including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse and Cape Point, which are both just a mile or so away), this charming B&B has all the comforts of home and then some, and a stellar locale that accentuates its welcoming, coastal atmosphere.


Cape Hatteras Motel

Hatteras Island vacationers will be hard-pressed to find a local motel that’s close to the pristine and undeveloped beaches than the Cape Hatteras Motel. Located on the very southern edge of the town of Buxton, this locally renowned motel is literally steps away from the oceanfront, and is just an easy drive away from favorite attractions including the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Cape Point, and miles of pristine and un-commercialized shoreline.


Inn on Pamlico Sound

An elegant restaurant and fine accomodations with speciality services. 


The Falcon Motel

Visitors will be just a few minutes’ walk away from the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and a little over a mile away from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with a stay at the simple but perfectly accommodating Falcon Motel. Located on the northern edge of Buxton, and close to a number of restaurants, activities, and attractions like the lighthouse and the famed Cape Point fishing beach, this wonderfully situated motel will be a fine retreat for anglers, explorers, and anyone who adores an unspoiled day at the beach,


Village Marina & Motel

The Village Marina & Motel is an all-encompassing site where water lovers, mariners, fishermen, and anyone who’s in the mood for an on-the-water sunset and a meal can meet in the heart of Hatteras Village. Located close to Hatteras Inlet and the outlying Gulf Stream, the marina serves as a launching point for a number of local charter businesses, as well as visiting mariners who need a “home base” for inshore and offshore adventures.


While the main means of accommodations on Hatteras Island are vacation rentals, the island does offer more than a dozen motels that are scattered throughout all seven villages. Perfect for long weekend getaways or off-season retreats, the hotels on Hatteras Island vary greatly, giving visitors plenty of options.

About Hatteras Island Hotels

Avon Village and the tri-villages have the least number of hotels available for guests, with each region featuring just one locally owned motel. (There are a number of campgrounds in these regions as well, especially in the tri-villages of Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.)

Frisco has no hotels or motels, but is adjacent to the town of Buxton, which has the highest concentration of Hatteras Island motels and hotels by far.

Hatteras Village also has several motels / hotels that are close to the waterfront and are found near the Hatteras Harborfront. Hatteras Village is also home to several condo complexes.

Most of the hotels on Hatteras Island are within walking distance of the ocean, the sound, or both.

Hatteras Island's oceanfront hotels are primarily found in Buxton, close to the northern entrance to the town. These hotels are also within close proximity of a handful of restaurants, tackle stores, and other central services.

Buxton is also home to a nationally famous boutique hotel, the Inn on Pamlico Sound, which has been featured in USA Today, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, and even the Times of London.

There are no chain hotels on Hatteras Island - all of the hotels are locally owned and operated.

Amenities for guests vary by establishment, but many local hotels and motels feature outdoor pools, free Wi-Fi, excellent beach or sound access, on-site restaurants, or all of the above. (Waterfront motels may also offer soundfront or oceanfront views and / or private balconies.)

Booking a Hatteras Island Hotel

Visitors will want to book a Hatteras Island hotel or motel room as far in advance as possible, especially for popular long holiday weekends like Memorial Day or Labor Day.

The shoulder-season fall months are especially popular for motel and hotel guests, as this is prime fishing season, and many of the island's hotels are close to the famed Red Drum Tackle store as well as the Cape Point 4WD access ramp.

The majority of motels and hotels on Hatteras Island have websites where guests can tour the facilities, review seasonal rates, and / or book online. Guests are also free to call the local motels during operating hours, (typically 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. or so), to reserve a room.

Many of the local hotels and motels are pet friendly and can accommodate a pet for a small additional fee.

Many local hotels and motels are also handicapped accessible, although visitors will want to be able to confirm this with the individual establishment before a stay.

In general, hotel and motel rates are at their highest on Hatteras Island from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The rates fall slightly in the fall and spring months, and are at their lowest during the winter. A number of motels may close during the off-season, which is generally designated as December through February or March.

Some motels and hotels may offer discounts for weekday stays, off-season stays, or for AAA members or military personnel. In addition, some higher-end hotels may offer special packages for holidays, events, or other trip-worthy celebrations, (like a romantic stay or a girl's getaway.) Ask ahead for any available discounts and promotions.

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station

The Chicamacomico Lifesaving Station is one of Rodanthe's greatest treasures. This historical lifesaving station has been a popular attraction for Hatteras Island visitors for decades, and stands on the very edge of the small town of Rodanthe. Over the years, this station has been battered by hurricanes, ocean and soundside flooding, and ferocious gusts of winds, and yet it is still standing, and serves as a proud reminder of Hatteras Island and the Outer Banks' rich lifesaving history.

Resort Realty

Resort Realty

Since 1987, Resort Realty has been offering premier Outer Banks vacation rentals from Corolla to Nags Head. New for 2014, Resort Realty is now on Hatteras Island! As a leading Outer Banks property manager, our goal is to deliver the best possible customer service to all of our vacation rental guests and vacation homeowners. Our new website makes booking an OBX family vacation online easy and enjoyable. You can search by Outer Banks town, number of bedrooms, location to the beach, amenities and more. We invite you to return to our OBX vacation website after you are booked and discover local Outer Banks events, view OBX restaurants and begin planning your much anticipated Outer Banks family vacation.

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