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4.0 out of 5

"Motel is under construction. First room they put us in was not remodeled yet and smelled musty/moldy. When I complained they put us in a remodeled roo ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 05 Jun 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in Buxton

Walk to the beach

You'll find Lighthouse Beach and Buxton Woods Nature Trail within a 15-minute walk of this Buxton motel. Also, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is within 2 miles (3 km) and Frisco Mini Golf and Go Karts is within 6 miles (10 km).

Outdoor pool

A seasonal outdoor pool, free self parking, and barbecue grills are featured at this motel. WiFi in public areas is free. A picnic area is provided and the front desk is staffed around-the-clock.

Free WiFi, microwaves

Featuring conveniences like dining areas and sitting areas, the 31 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Other amenities include private yards, flat-screen TVs, and microwaves. Housekeeping is available on request.

Classic Room, 1 King Bed No Pets

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
$155* Per night/room Jun 20 - Jun 21

Studio, 1 Queen Bed No Pets

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Classic Room, 2 Queen Beds No Pets

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Classic Double Room, 2 Double Beds No Pets

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Room (1 King Pet)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Room (2 Queen Pet)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Swell Motel ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 0.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Swell Motel

Everyone (1) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Motel is under construction. First room they put us in was not remodeled yet and smelled musty/moldy. When I complained they put us in a remodeled room. (For $135 a night guests should be offered the updated rooms first. )

Posted by on Jun 5, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 5, 2021 by Laura

All of our rooms have been renovated but some have shelving in place of dressers. You happened to book a room on Expedia and they go by room type not by location. We have no control on which building your reservation goes to. Your room just happened to be near the salt marsh on the Pamlico Sound so maybe that was what you were smelling and I believe one of our employees spoke to you about that. We moved you though to a different room type because we had one room available that was in the building furthest from the Sound. Booking sites can not offer the rooms up front as they go by room type and what is available. I'm glad that you enjoyed that room though and thank you for staying with us.

5 out of 5
The hotel was a cute old hotel. It was exactly as described. Owner was very nice and on site to answer questions. Just an enjoyable experience!

Posted by on May 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 25, 2021 by Laura

Thank you for your review, it means a lot to us. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you get a chance to come back soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 13, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 13, 2020 by Laura

Thanks!!

Property Features

Swell Motel offers its guests a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Self parking is free. This Buxton motel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Separate dining area
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Swell Motel offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate dining areas and include desks. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Buxton motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided on request.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Flat-screen television
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include a seasonal outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • No elevator (single level property)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 15.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15.00 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15.0 per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 15.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pool access available from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.