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Port Deposit, Maryland
May 11, 2011
Loves Park, Illinois
November 19, 2009
July 5, 2001
We compared four different places, all in the same area:
1. Cape Hatteras Motel
2. Lighthouse View Motel & Cottages
3. Outer Banks Motel
4. Comfort Inn Hatteras Island
I wanted to find a nice, clean oceanfront room for the best price possible (isn''t that what we all want?). It may be slightly extreme to compare four different motels just to stay for one night, but at least I saved you the tourble!
The worst deal was Number 4 : The rate was $89 plus tax (mind you, including their free continental breakfast worth 50 cents!). Besides, this motel neither had oceanfront nor ocean view rooms. "Well, that wouldn''t be very safe , would it?", was the receptionist''s reason for it. Strange, huh?
Number 3 had the best price at $54 plus tax (which is 10% by the way), but they only had ocean side rooms and I wasn''t ready to settle for that yet.
Number 2 and Number 1 both had ocean front rooms at almost the same rate: $72 (2) and $69 (1) plus tax. The only way to decide between the two was to actually look at the rooms (I really go to extremes, don''t I?). Number 2''s room was on the first floor right above the pool. It was clean and had nice furniture, but the air conditioning was turned down to 59 F and I didn''t bring my winter coat! Also, the view of the ocean was not too good from the first floor. Number 1''s room was on the third floor, the whole building is closer to the beach and no high dunes obstruct the view. The room was equipped with full kitchen, large refrigerator, breakfast table, a little living room area and king sized bed. Bingo ! The search was over! We got an efficiency for the price of a regular room. Each room also has two rocking chairs on the balcony. So bring some beer and rock the night away! It was a shame that we only had time to rock for one night!
The Cape Hatteras Motel is easy to find: It is the first motel as you drive into Buxton (coming from the north - Nags Head). Turn right into a parking lot to go to the rental office. The oceanfront rooms are across the street (or to the left as you drive on SR 12). The motel also has a website where you can get a lot more information: Cape Hatteras Motel .
From journal 24 Hours on the Outer Banks