My husband and I spent four days/three nights here and had a wonderful time. This is a simple beachfront property and what you are paying for is the old real estate mantra of "location, location, location". It could not be better situated on the island. We had an oceanfront room on the second floor, with a balcony and rocking chairs. The room was clean, the bed was comfy, the linens were soft, there was an ample size fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, a hair dryer, and cable TV. Continental breakfast was included. There are books in the office which can be borrowed. It's convenient to lots of restaurants and attractions. Plenty of parking. AC worked well and there was no mildew or staining to be seen.
If you have mobility issues you will likely find the Ocean Isle Inn a bit of a challenge. It is a horizontally oriented building and there is only one elevator, at one end. If your room is at the far end you will spend a lot of time either going down the corridor to the elevator, or going up and down one of the many staircases. We specifically requested a room far away from the elevator, and got it, but then again we are not struggling with bad hips or knees (yet), so the stairs were not an issue. Also, all the "extras" are at the elevator end of the building: the breakfast room, the pool, the ice/vending machines.
My one real complaint is that the soundproofing is completely inadequate. We were treated to a variety of entertaining noises from the adjacent room and its occupants, plus those in the room across the hall. The management should really do something about beefing up the insulation.
If you are looking for deluxe accommodations with name brand soaps, plush rugs, cooked-to-order omelets, and cushy surroundings, this place is not for you. The furnishings have seen better days. The table in our room was so rickety we used it only for newspapers, nothing heavier. Storage space is minimal. It's wonderful that they provided a coffee maker in the room but the electrical cord was so short it took a lot of maneuvering to figure out where to plug it in. But the view was amazing, the place was very clean, and the value was impressive. They even graciously agreed for us to have a late checkout when we asked. Relax and enjoy is my advice! I would definitely return. Thank you Ocean Isle Inn!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the coast of southeastern North Carolina is the Ocean Isle Inn. An Oceanfront property which is the perfect oasis for leisure travel, beach weddings, golf outings, family reunions or even business. Enjoy our beaches and all the amenities ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Isle Hotel Ocean Isle Beach
- Hotel Ocean Isle