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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 June 2011

We fell in love with Island Inn the first time we saw it. It depends on what your needs are for the beach, but for us this is Just Perfect. We are close to the ocean. They take Great Care of us. We love the fact it is simple and restful and clean. We have a place to wash the sand off our feet after a long walk. We have a picnic table to sort our shells. The owners are warm and friendly. Afternoon naptime or reading a book from Quarter Moon is quiet. I think they do a great job with upkeep. We love Island Inn. From there we can walk to the New York Deli for a great cup of coffee. We are so pleased to have
found Island Inn.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank Lovethesea51
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Reviewed 18 July 2010

Our room was in the dark corner. It was small but I felt claustrophobic. The beach is across the street, which was good but when the tide came in, there wasn't much beach to walk on. Bring some towels if you wash your hair - only two towels per room.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mac450
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2011

We could not make the rooms any larger, therefore the picnic tables outside.
As for the towels, if you need extra all you have to do is ask. We gladly supply extra towels at no extra charge. Try our best to make sure everyone is comfortable and have what they need.

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Reviewed 17 July 2010

Started off not too bad. Room was kind of small but good other than that. We had ants in our room from the moment we walked in until the time we left, in the sink, climbing the walls, on the light fixtures, etc. The housekeeping person was extremely helpful and accomodating during our entire stay. The biggest downfall though was that no one is in the office, there is a number posted on the door for you to call if you need anything. I called it to check out and the person who answered and then came down to open the office was very rude throughout the entire transaction. I felt like I had bothered her by staying there. We didn't even call to have the ants taken care of so I can only imagine how she would have handled that. Her attitiude was way too much. So much so I can honestly say I will not go back.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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9  Thank dixon20408
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Reviewed 8 July 2010

The Island Inn was wonderful! The room was so cute and clean and had everything I needed for my get-a-way. It's in the greatest location also, with restaurants, shops and the beach all within walking distance. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a quiet place to stay while vacationing!

Stayed: July 2010, travelled solo
3  Thank DCPH3
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

I was stranded with my daughter who was getting out of the Marine Corp & it was taking longer and needed a place to stay for the night. We would normally get a condo but we were not suppose to be there that night. So we decided to make the best and get close to the beach. Room was newly done very nice, clean & accommodating. Pool was clean & nice. Beach was very close & could wash off sand before going into the room. it would be easy to have stayed a longer time. Room had mini frig, sink, snack area. I would recommend this if you are in the area and you don't want to cook while on vacation. Also can walk to shopping, food store, fast food, nice resturants, whatever you need.

  • Stayed: May 2010
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2  Thank Barbe22
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Reviewed 15 April 2010

For the location, price and beach access you cant beat it. Yes the rooms are small and a little musty but your at the beach what do you expect!! Its cozy and have not had problems with anyone guest or staff. This isnt a five star resort, so if you want hotel staff at your ever begging needs take a chill pill and relax and have a drink on the beach or go down to Wrightsville and pay $300 a night on a holiday weekend instead of $300 for the whole weekend here. The one and only restuarant to eat at is Daddy Mac's within walking distance. Excellent food dont waste your time elsewhere. See you there Memorial Weekend!

  • Stayed: May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gillyfi
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Reviewed 14 October 2009

We came to the Island Inn for a weekend of fun and relaxation, and that is exactly what we got! Our room, while not luxurious, was clean and comfortable. We enjoyed having both a refrigerator and microwave. The room was cleaned promptly each day, and the staff was friendly and helpful. We also used the wireless internet in our room. We were only about a minute's walk from the beach, and we could sit on the deck and listen to the waves. We were within walking distance of several places to eat, too, including an excellent deli just around the corner. We have been coming to Topsail Island about 30 years during the summer(when we rent a house), but this was our first visit to the island during the fall. We loved it and plan to return to the Island Inn as our schedule allows.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 202 Goldsboro Ave, Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6811
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Price Range: £47 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Island Inn is located in the heart of Surf City on beautiful Topsail Island. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee, hair dryers, and flat screen TVs. We have a pool and are located directly across from the beach. Walk to pier, marina, shops and restaurants. Come stay with the best! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
Island Inn Surf City, NC - Topsail Island

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