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“Never Again”
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Oceanview Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Emerald Isle
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Never Again”
Reviewed 31 July 2011

We were greeted by kind folks who run the motel. They were always quite kind and willing to assist.

The Good: Its about a 4 minute walk to the pier and beach. Room has fridge.

The Bad: Well, I have stayed at many hotels in my life and none quite as uncomfortable as this. My wife and daughter were a bit upset at me when we opened the door to the room. It was not dirty, but let’s say not clean smelling or feeling either. There was an old couch, like one my parents had in the 80s and we were not even comfortable sitting on it. The housekeeping staff did not clean the shower, vacuum the floors or even clean the bathroom floors.

Overall the stay was uncomfortable and next time we will rent a local house or condo to stay in regardless of the difference in price.

Room Tip: I do not recommend a stay at this establishment.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Abingdon, Virginia
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Reviewed 16 June 2011

The outside isn't very appealing due to it's age but our room was newly remodeled, the beds were comfy and it was very clean. Housekeeping was adequate. It is close to the beach, but what they don't say in the description is that, yes it is directly in front of the peir, but there is an RV park back there as well as a bar. The traffic flew back and forth especially after dark. There is a privacy fence that surrounds the RV area and only one walkway to get to and from the beach. It didn't impact our trip to any great extent but was a little disappointing. I would stay there again in lieu of other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed June 2011
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New Bern, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 April 2011

The room was VERY clean, they have upgraded a lot! The room has all new furniture (beds including), flat screen tv, new fridge/freezer, and microwave. I would definitely stay here again!! Staff was very pleasant, too! Thanks for a great stay! Christine S.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Thank CaullinandMe
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Newport, Tennessee
1 review
Reviewed 23 July 2010

Once you get past the exterior of this hotel, it's not too bad of a place. It was not a bad room for $93/night. The room was neat, didn't smell bad, and the bathroom had recently been remodeled. The hotel staff is extremely friendly and responded quickly when we had a problem (the power went out when we had two blow dryers, the tv, and two cell phone chargers plugged in) and checked up to make sure everything was still working. The hotel is close to the pier and beach. Overall, we had a positive experience with the Ocean View Inn.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank KCCW
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Raleigh, NC
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2010

We have been here several times when we don't want an entire week at the beach, but want to be close to the ocean and walking distance to restaurants and shops. It's an old fashioned type of motel, but with modern amenitiies, the staff is nice, you can walk to the ocean, or if you fish, the pier. Nothing fancy, decent price.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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north carolina
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Reviewed 14 July 2009

My family and I stayed here over the weekend. It was a last minute trip and we had a blast. The location is great we had a room on the second floor and could see the pier and the ocean! Rooms were roomy and clean. They even had a flat panel TV (made my kids very happy). The staff from beginning to end were very polite and helpful. I would definently stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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1 Thank ncgirl22
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alabama
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Reviewed 22 June 2009

I stayed at this Inn last year for a few days...I paid in advance. If only I would have known.
Although the location was excellent, with pier-access only a couple hundred yards away, and restaurants very nearby.
Almost everything else was lacking.
No cleaning service offered, the rooms smelled bad, inadequate air-conditioning,
the furniture/plumbing BADLY needed replacing/remodeling (the sink in the bathroom did not drain, the couches and chairs were old and stained) @ about $200 + per night.
My advice to anyone considering a stay at this hotel is to ask the staff to allow you to examine the room(s) BEFORE you make a purchase of any sort.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
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6 Thank bluestraveller4
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Property: Oceanview Inn
Address: 122 Fairview Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2721
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Emerald Isle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Emerald Isle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceanview Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated, we have been hosting satisfied guests since 1978. We are a value and family oriented hotel for those that enjoy a nice and quiet vacation. Parking is right at your room except for our upstairs guest rooms which offer a great view of the pier. ... more   less 
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