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“If your looking for casual comfort, this is the place”
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Ocean Isle Inn
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5 reviews
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“If your looking for casual comfort, this is the place”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

My family and I stayed at Ocean Isle Inn for four days and I can't think of anything bad to say. It is a casual, low key and un-assuming place to rest your head. It is a clean (if a little worn around the edges), safe place to bring your kids. The only minor quibble is that one of our queen beds had an annoying squeak to it no matter how you moved. But it certainly was nothing that spoiled our vacation. It is no-frills living. If that is what you want, you can't find better that Ocean Isle Inn.

You can't get any closer to the beach than Ocean Isle Inn, with several places to access the beach. The beach is fairly quiet, so you don't feel you are fighting for space.

Ocean Isle is close enough to places like Myrtle Beach and Wilmington that you can visit those cities and find things to do. But Ocean Isle is far enough away that it doesn't feel cramped and "touristy".

There was enough Ocean Isle Inn staff that things were taken care of, but they didn't overwhelm you with numbers.

Everything was so nice, my family didn't want to come home and we would have NO problem visiting again. And would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay.

Room Tip: Make sure to try and get a room on the ocean side. They have a balcony that the sound side does not...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words about your recent stay at our Inn. Indeed, we are a "casual, low key and un-assuming place to rest your head." We work hard to assure that our property is well maintained and that our rooms are comfortable and clean. We're glad you noticed! Our central location on the island does make it very convenient for our guests to walk to many of the nearby shops and eateries. And, as you stated, it's just a quick car trip to one of the neighboring towns of Wilmington or Myrtle, should one want to take in some the sights and shows offered there. We do apologize about the squeaky bed frame, but we're happy it did not impede upon your enjoyment of our facility and your relaxation. We look forward to having you stay with us again and we thank you in advance for recommending us to your friends.

Safe Travels,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Martinez, Georgia
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

Was in town for a wedding and stayed at the Ocean Isle Inn. My room was very spacious and clean. The women in the office were very helpful with the one problem I encountered, my room key would not let me in. The continental breakfast was delicious! The outside pool was nice but I stayed in the heated indoor pool due to a change in temperature. "I WILL DEFINITELY STAY HERE AGAIN"! Restaurants and shops are close enough, so you can leave your car at the Inn.

Room Tip: I was in room 230 (facing the road) and never heard a vehicle drive by my room.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Guest

We'd like to thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent stay at our property. We are pleased knowing that you had such an enjoyable time while attending your loved one's wedding and that your interactions with our staff were pleasant. Our entire staff works diligently to assure that our property is well maintained and serviced. We host several wedding groups each season, as Ocean Isle beach is a wonderful setting for such an event. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to the area.

Safe Travels,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Concord, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I agree with most everything other reviewers have said, clean rooms, great location, rooms were big and beds were great. Wish they had more than one elevator, we did not have little kids with us, can't imagine having to go up all those stairs with them every day. Have never been to Ocean Isle before, I think this will be our new vacation spot so much nicer and quiet than Myrtle had the whole beach to ourselves! The breakfast could of had some more options but was OK.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank mrconnelly
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your kind words with us about your recent stay at our hotel. We are happy to read that you had such a wonderful time while with us and have found "your new vacation spot." Our entire staff works hard to assure that our guests are happy and have a great time while staying here and that our rooms are clean and well maintained. We're glad you noticed. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Safe Travels

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Smithfield, North Carolina
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Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay. Room was clean and the staff was friendly. The indoor pool was nice and it was great to be on the beach. There are a weddings at this property and it was fun to see the newlyweds. We highly recommend this property and will visit again

Stayed May 2014
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 11 May 2014
Dear Guest

Thanks for sharing your comments with us about your recent stay at our property. We are happy knowing that you had an enjoyable time while here and found our rooms to be clean and our staff friendly. Our entire staff works diligently to assure that our guests and comfortable and have a pleasant stay. Indeed, we do host several weddings each year at our hotel and we are happy to hear that you were able see and enjoy one of them. Again, we thank you for your kind words and we look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Safe Travels,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Charlotte,NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

Second time there , we been to others in town and this hotel does it right!
Nice safe clean place- rooms are very confy - good size very very clean!
Did I said very clean? Yup!
Direct acess to beach and near pier for fishing!
This is a Well run hotel Hats off to the staff !
Only complaint breaksfast with out eggs!!! Not good!

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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2 Thank surfer223
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know that you found our staff to be pleasant and our rooms exceptionally clean. Our housekeeping staff works diligently to assure that that our rooms are thoroughly cleaned and serviced...right down to the buttons on the remote controls. I will be sure to pass along your praise to them for their hard work. As for the breakfast, you mentioned a lack of eggs. We do wish we could offer items such as this, but our facility is not set up with a full kitchen in which to prepare these foods. Still, most guest are quite satisfied with the offerings they do find on our Deluxe Continental breakfast bar we offer.

Again, we are truly thankful that you shared your experience with us and our other customers. Feedback is always appreciated. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Safe Travels,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Great location, very helpful and friendly staff, but the walls are very thin so you can hear everything going on at your neighbors and they can hear you! Still wasn't a huge deal to us since everyone seemed to go to bed and wake up around the same time, but I could see how it would bother some.

  • Stayed April 2014
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3 Thank eastcoastncgal
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to share your comments with us about your recent stay at our inn. We are happy to hear that you had a pleasant time while with us and found our staff to be helpful and friendly. We do apologize for any noise that may have carried over from a neighboring room to yours, but we're glad it did not interfere with your relaxation. Had it become an issue, we would have been more than willing to address it at the time. Still, we are glad you had an enjoyable stay in our "great location" and we look forward to having you stay with us again the next time you are in Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I spent 2 nights here on a work related trip. Our room was very nice and overlooked the ocean. It was very quiet and we were not bothered by any noise. We arrived well before check in but our rooms were ready before 3 so that was nice. I like that all the villas connect by a long corridor. Drink and snack machine located behind the office near the pool. I did not use any of the pools or hotubs but the outside area was nice. Very good experience and my husband and I will stay here again in Sept.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 221 in the JAVA villa. Great views of the ocean
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, 21 April 2014
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for offering us your feedback regarding your recent stay at our property. We are delighted to know that your experience was a pleasant one and we look forward to having you with us again, should your business travels bring you back to the Ocean Isle area.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Property: Ocean Isle Inn
Address: 37 W First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7508
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Ocean Isle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Isle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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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