We stayed in the Robert Ruark Inn in Southport while visiting family and in celebration of our wedding anniversary. My husband and I have been coming to this area for years and have never experienced the level of service and accomodations we received at this Inn. The innkeeper, David, felt like a member of our family when we left, and was a most gracious host. The location is perfect as you can walk to everything (restaurants, shops, waterfront). The restoration of this inn is breathtaking and the rooms and baths are wonderful. Breakfast was awesome both mornings we were there (I highly recommend the shrimp and grits). Even so, it was the friendly manner of David that truly stood out. We are looking forward to our next visit - we almost wrote a negative review so that it would be empty when we returned!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the quaint village of Southport, NC and featured in Coastal Living in 2015 and 2013 , The Robert Ruark Inn is a beautifully restored Inn built in 1890 and restored in 2008. The entire Inn is decorated in fine antiques from the spectacular suites (all with own bath) to the parlor, formal dining room and throughout. There is a lovely front rocking porch, a warm and inviting brick courtyard with rockers and small bistro tables and plenty of bicycles to tour Southport, NC. A full, delicious breakfast is served every morning, wine & tea with light hors d'oeuves are complimentary every afternoon and a 24/7 coffee/tea service available.Service is a high priority at the Robert Ruark Inn. Exquisite linens, Aveda bath products, tours of Southport aboard the Inn's six passenger golf cart and service, service, service complete the picture. Whether touring or escaping for a weekend or few nights, the Robert Ruark Inn has the beauty, charm and service you should expect from any exclusive, elegant Inn. Come join us! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Robert Ruark Hotel Southport