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“WONDERFUL” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Sunset Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Sunset Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lynchburg, Virginia
2 reviews
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“WONDERFUL”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2013

Our stay at The Sunset Inn was more than we dreamed possible. The decor is very charming, all of the staff amazingly friendly, welcoming and helpful. Our room was comfortable, relaxing, well furnished and quiet.......just what we were needing for our time away! Breakfast was delicious with a great assorment of hot dish, homemade baked items, cereals, fresh fruit, muffins and bagels, coffees, teas and juices. Everything inside and out was sparkling clean! We highly recommend this beautiful location and hope to stay there many times again ourselves. I guest had written in the guest book, "This place is 5 star" and we agree!

Room Tip: I think every room is exceptional, but we were in the Smithville room on the second floor. It was w...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank lmkessler
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TheSunsetInn, General Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 23 February 2013
We appreciate and are humbled by your kind words. Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We hope to see you again and again! We have plenty more rooms for you to discover and a lot more breakfast recipes as well. We look forward to your next visit.
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Marshville, North Carolina, United States
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2013

What can I really add to the title? Great staff. Great accommodations. Great breakfasts.

We were there the first weekend in February just as the inn was reopening after a month-long shutdown for renovations. Only three other couples were staying there as it was a beautiful but bitterly cold three days. The staff could not have been more helpful and genuine, the food both Saturday and Sunday mornings went well beyond our expectations, and the room (we stayed in the Bird Island Grand) was beautiful. The screen porch with its swing and rocking chairs provided panoramic views of the salt marsh, the intercoastal waterway, and the new high-span bridge to the mainland. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: Best views are from the top floor, but be aware that means two flights of stairs.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Brent E
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
Thank you for your generous review of your stay with us. We are so glad that after staying at several houses over the years that you decided to give us a try. You can never go wrong with staying in the Bird Island Room it is the most popular room we have. Glad that you enjoyed it and our breakfasts! Please come back and stay any time.
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

Don't be fooled that with so few B&B's on the island it would be easy to be #1 - this inn
would deserve the ratings it gets anywhere else too! We just enjoyed a winter stay - our
first - and found everything as advertised and more. Clean, bright, cozy, efficient, quiet and
comfortable. Breakfast and room both great.. but the staff (Susan) is the icing on cake - friendly, helpful and courteous. We'll be back!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank banderse
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
We are so pleased that you found everything here as advertised. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel comfrotable and right at home. We love that you were able to kick back and relax and enjoy everything we have to offer. Thank you for your kind words about the Staff and our efforts, it means a lot to us. Please do come back and visit anytime.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2012

We just completed our second early winter visit to the Sunset Inn, and we were as impressed this time as we were on our initial visit. This cozy inn has all the feel of a bed and breakfast, but allows the space of a regular hotel. Our room was large by hotel standards, and included a private porch with rocking chairs and a double swing. The bathroom (in a Grand Room) had a jacuzzi tub with room for two and a separate shower. And the room itself had all of those elements you would expect from a nice hotel - comfortable bed with extra pillows and blankets, plush robes, flat screen TV, Ipod hookup, small refrigerator and wet bar, coffee maker, hair dryer, and iron.

What really sets the Sunset Inn apart though is the care and attitude of the staff. They seem ready to meet any need you might have, remembered my birthday (and gave us a small bottle of champagne) from our previous year's visit, and provided many friendly tips on places to eat, shop, exercise, etc. Each morning a very nice buffet featuring at least one homemade hot dish and homemade breads or cakes is available in their sunroom. Everything about the Sunset Inn is conducive to a quiet, relaxing break.

We can't wait to return next year.

Room Tip: I would recommend the slightly larger Grand Rooms as worth the extra price. They are all on a corner...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Bud W
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 5 February 2013
We can not wait to have you come back! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We promise to make each and every visit you have with us just like your first one. See you at the end of the year if not sooner!
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Nichols, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2012

My husband and I celebrated our 15th anniversary at the Inn and we had a wonderful time! It was very clean and quiet. The room was so cozy and homey...much better than a regular hotel room. We were very comfortable and the staff was awesome! The casseroles served for breakfast each morning were very tasty! We would love to stay again. Thanks for helping to make our anniversary a great experience.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tammy R
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 25 November 2012
We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your entire experience with us. Thank you for choosing to stay with us to celebrate such an important day in your lives. We enjoyed meeting you and hope you can come back and celebrate more Anniversaries, Birthdays, or just a good ole getaway.
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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

We were supposed to be married on the beach but Hurricane Sandy put paid to that. We were staying at The Sunset Inn and they were our backup. The staff could not have been more welcoming and accommodating to our needs. We were able to use the lovely front porch and the wedding day was saved! Thank you so much to all the staff at The Sunset Inn - highly recommended and will certainly recommend you to any of our friends.

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely!
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jane E
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
We hate that Hurricane Sandy created havoc on your wedding plans, but we were happy to offer the Inn as plan B. It was a pleasure to be a part your special day and the wedding was just lovely on our front porch. You and your family are welcome back anytime!
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Mount Gilead, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

The Sunset Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It is exeptionally nice and quiet. The staff goes that extra mile to make sure your stay is exactly what you want. We have been there twice and will return again when we can. Sunset Beach Island is very unhurried and not at all commercial. It is very laid back and great for anyone in need of destressing.

Room Tip: There are only 14 rooms and they are all good.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Steve R
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TheSunsetInn, Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, 9 November 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you found the rest and relaxation that you were looking for when you discovered the Inn and Sunset Beach. We want you to feel carefree and destress as soon as you cross the bridge onto the island. Just remember we are always here when you need a break.
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Property: The Sunset Inn
Address: 9 N Shore Dr, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4145
Phone Number:
Region: United States > North Carolina > Sunset Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sunset Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sunset Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Inn opened its doors to the beauty of the saltwater marsh and island life in June 2000. The honey-colored wood floors in the entrance and living area shine softly in the light that filters through the large windows. The Inn is not your typical B&B; it is larger with 14 rooms but still has that cozy atmosphere that makes folks feel right at home. An expanded continental breakfast is served each morning buffet style. You may choose to have your morning meal in the breakfast room or in the privacy of your own room. Each room has a different theme and decor with a king-size bed, wet bar, refrigerator, love seat and private screened porch with rockers. The four grand rooms each have a jetted tub plus a larger corner porch with rockers & porch swings, robes and IPod docks. Come experience the quiet comfort for yourself. ... more   less 
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