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The Savannah Inn
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2014

Hotel is right on the ocean and has a great view of the sunrise! Lots of Character, hotel is right out of the 70's, could use some upgrades but that is part of the charm. You can walk right to boardwalk, restaurants and shops. Had the whole family and kids went from Ocean to pool all day. Our room had a full sized refrigerator, microwave and little stove so we had everything we needed for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Staff could not be nicer and more helpful! Older son loved being able to walk to arcade, stores and ice cream shop without parents.

Room Tip: We had a suite that was right in front of the pool. Worked out great!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Thanks so much for your review! We thoroughly enjoyed having your family stay with us last weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed your room...that is a great little private getaway, tucked behind the Oleander bushes :) Thanks for staying with us, and we look forward to hosting your group again next spring.

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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Ferried across from Southport in our Tesla Model S for a quick overnight at Carolina Beach. We could not find a single electric vehicle plug listed on pleasure Island. You have to get to Wilmington before they show up.

The person checking us into the Savannah Inn graciously allowed us to plug in to an outdoor electrical outlet (120) at their inn! The overnight charge enabled us to make it directly to the Lumberton supercharger without stopping in Wilmington. When I spoke with the proprietor, Susan, she said that her place is EV friendly and allows charging. She is exploring 240 volt/level 2 plug options for the future (nudge, nudge!).

As for the Inn-- this is a classic beach inn. You can see the water, have direct access to the ocean, and are a short walk from the old style boardwalk with donuts, an arcade, henna tattoos, etc.. The rooms have small kitchenettes, and windows that open for beach breezes. For off season visits or apprentice swimmers, there is a nice pool oceanside.

Very kind folks. and again EV FRIENDLY!

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pool have ocean views, but also may get noise when the pool is open 9a-9p.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

It was great having you stay here, and we really enjoyed learning about how you charge your Tesla. It was a great education for all of us here! Thanks so much for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your stay here with us. We look forward to seeing you the next time, and learning more about being a charging station here on the beach!

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We absolutely love this place! It could use some upgrades, but that's what I think gave it some character. Has just what you need, no more , no less. It could use some better parking. The staff there were very friendly and caring. We will be back!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thanks for your review! We are glad that your visit here was enjoyable. We are continuously upgrading the rooms and property as the hotel was built in the late 1950's. Parking is tight all over Carolina Beach unfortunately. We hope to see you back again in the near future.

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Reviewed 11 May 2014

My husband and I visited this motel over the weekend for two nights. Not sure why the bad reviews because we both thought it was great. We made a last minute decision to visit Carolina Beach so I called around to a couple hotels late at night and left messages, they returned my call first thing the next morning. When we arrived we were checked in by Juanita and she was great, she went out of her way to suggest places for us to go visit and make sure we felt comfortable (again not sure why the bad customer service reviews?) everyone seemed very friendly! The room we stayed in was very clean and comfortable (felt like home!). The room we stayed in had a deck in the front and a private deck in the back (which we thought was great). The location was excellent and very convenient, it wasn't to close to everything to feel "crowded" but it was close enough to be able to walk around and not have to drive. I loved the fact that they had a pool! Again our experience here was honestly excellent, it was very comfortable and convenient and the price was great! We definitely want to plan another trip back. If you are thinking about staying here I would definitely recommend it hands down!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for your kind review! So glad that you enjoyed your stay here with us. And we are also glad that you enjoyed all of our great amenities, as well as the Inn's proximity to everything. We do pride ourselves on customer service so we are always pleased to hear that we have succeeded in that way. We hope that you decide to come back and stay with us again soon!

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Reviewed 6 May 2014 via mobile

We stayed there this past weekend and wasn't to bad of a place to stay. I will say it is a little dated, but I wasn't there to stay in the room the whole time. The bed and pillows were comfortable and that's what mattered to me. The lady that checked us in on Saturday was more then accommodating, and friendly. One word of advise, if you stay here, please know how to park between the lines and not on top of them. The parking lot isn't the biggest lot around, but if everyone parks like they should, then everyone should fit. Enjoy your stay, Keep Calm and Chive On.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2014

Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed the Inn and all that it has to offer. Glad you also enjoyed the comfy beds and pillows! Sorry about the parking..it is definitely one of our biggest challenges. Parking is at a premium here at the beach. We hope to see you back here for another visit soon!

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Comfortable room, courteous service, and convenient location. Went down for a quick trip, and we were able to get a king room on the first floor. Easy access to the beach, and the owners made recommendations for local restaurants that served seafood.

Room Tip: Older hotel, does not have a fitness center or room service. Next time, will get a room on the seco...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you were able to stay with us for part of your Spring Break. Glad you enjoyed your room, and our excellent location, as well as our courteous staff. We are also glad you enjoyed the great area restaurants. We hope to see you back again soon for another visit.

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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The customer service in the office at this hotel is horrible! New owners as of 2013 and I have never had to deal with such rude attitudes in my life! Had I not already paid for the room, I would NOT have stayed at this hotel. Rooms are ok, but overpriced. Location is good, that's about the only thing this place has going for it. And if you are told one thing over the phone, do not expect the same when you arrive in person. The owner conveniently wasn't available all weekend to speak with (she was partying on the back deck and laying out at the pool) even with me giving her my number and asking her to call me the next day, so that I didn't interrupt her partying, I did not get a call. Office help had a arguing battle with us. Terrible experience!!! Stay at the Dolphin Lane, NOT HERE!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Susan28428, Owner at The Savannah Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Of course, we are terribly upset to read your review. We are very sorry that your experience with us was so disappointing. We pride ourselves on customer service, so the experiences that you encountered during your stay are not typical of the Inn. I will speak to the manager on duty to determine how best to rectify these issues. We would encourage you to give the Inn another try.

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Address: 316 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6113
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Price Range: £57 - £163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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