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Tar Heel Motel

Tar Heel Motel welcomes two pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per night. Pets may not be left unattended at any time.
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Room Types
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    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • Pet fee additional
    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • Pet fee additional
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


The Tar Heel Motel has renovated in 2018 and has a retro vibe. Every room offers a microwave and mini-fridge, plus a convection toaster oven. The Tar Heel is has a pool, large green space for pets, and gas grills. It's located at Milepost 16 in Nags Head, close to Jennette's Pier and across the bypass from the Soundside Event Site.

Health & Safety

Safe Stay: Tar Heel Motel has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place. Rooms are disinfected between each stay. Social distancing measures are in place, as well as physical barriers between staff and guests. Contactless check-in and check-out are available. Hotel staff are required to wear masks.


  • Pet Friendly
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Tar Heel Motel has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 1 canine critic on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 18 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Lynn
    Mar. 12, 2021
    Great location!

    Early March stay, very nice room, clean and the location is perfect! You can walk across the back to a great breakfast place - The Dunes Restaurant. And the beach is across the street in the other direction. Quiet, clean, very nice!

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  • This hotel’s pet policy has been confirmed by our editors and your reservations will be backed by our no-hassle .
  • Our Canine Concierge will make sure you’re assigned to a pet friendly room, so there won’t be any unpleasant surprises at check-in.
  • And you’re getting a great low rate too! We never charge a booking fee on top of the special negotiated nightly rate.
Tar Heel Motel