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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2013

We just left yesterday, arrived on Sunday and stayed for 4 nights. The room was so clean and each room had it's own picnic table and there is plenty of seats and rocking chairs out on the deck for everyone! Loved the way the hotel was layed out, the staff was friendly and very helpful. We left our expensive beach chairs and fishing rods outside and no one bothered them, it's a awesome atmosphere. The hotel is literally just across the street from the beach and within walking distance to shopping and dining out. The AC kept our room cool and it was nice to have a fridge and microwave, the pool area was also nice.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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5  Thank Kmsimpkins
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2013

Thank you!!!! We work very hard to insure our guests are comfortable and happy!
We are go in rooms every year to make them better than year before as well.
We appreciate our customers and always glad to hear they appreciate us!!

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Reviewed 8 August 2013

If you want a cozy, quaint, clean room to stay then this is the place! The room is very small but could not get any cleaner. The bed was very comfortable and the A/C worked well. The noise from the a/c muffled any noises one may hear from surrounding guests.
The beach is literally right across the street and you can hear the waves when standing on the exterior of the room. Island Inn is within walking distances to many restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream shops, bakeries. Once we arrived and greeted by the super friendly staff, we never moved our vehicle. We walked to the grocery store, NY deli, restaurants for dinner. You can tell that Barbara, the owner, takes so much pride in this place! She really does a super job to meet the needs of vacationers. I will be back and highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank whitneypphillips
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2013

I am sorry we did not have a room with 2 queens available for dates you needed. Am glad we could fit you in and you had a positive experience! Thank you so much for your review and staying with us! Hope you will turn in to one of our regular guests!!

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This was the second hotel we stayed at during our trip. We left a few days early and had trouble finding vacancy on the island. Once we got to this hotel our vacation was awesome!!! This place is super clean and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I like that the owner lives right across the street and even leaves her cell number for you just in case you need her for anything. The rooms are very clean and up to date. I loved the enclosed sitting areas and the areas to shower off after being at the beach. The décor looks very neat and clean and up to date. You can tell the owner takes pride in this place. It is one of the best hotels I've ever stayed at.

Room Tip: Our room was a double with pillow top mattresses. The beds were very comfortable.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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4  Thank Melissa J
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2013

We appreciate and welcome all our guests with open arms. We strive to make your experience a positive one!! Thank you so much for choosing us!

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Reviewed 27 July 2013

My husband and grand daughter stayed here for 5 days and must say it served our needs greatly! The room though small, and I mean very small was the cleanest of small motels that we have ever stayed in. Though my granddaughter slept on an air mattress on the floor she enjoyed it. It would have been better suited for a couple without a child. It had a micro, fridge small table and chairs and small bathroom. It suited our needs as we spent most of the days on the beach with other family members. The staff was so friendly and caring. We chose this place because of the pool which my granddaughter loved. After a day on the beach, the pool was refreshing. We left a shirt of my granddaughters when we left and the office called and let us know they had it and offered to send it to u's! So thoughtful. We will definitely stay again, hopefully in a larger room. Barb, thanks for your kindness, (your son and staff as well). it allowed u's to give our granddaughter a week of fun while her mother continues dealing with health issues! See you soon!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank Lindaloustalnaker
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2013

Thank you!!!! We do try our best to make sure every room is the cleanest it can be!

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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We recently stayed at the Island Inn for a few days. The hotel is located on one of the nicest beaches in North Carolina. It is a privately owned, very well maintained, and one of the cleanest places I have stayed at. For those that like the ocean, you will find yourself only a block away. And for those that are looking for a pool will find one on the property. They allow for small dogs so that is a big plus for those that do not want to kennel their pet.

If you plan on staying anywhere near this part of the coast should check here first for reservations.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank TravelerDan70
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2013

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We love that our guests appreciate our efforts!! We could not make rooms bigger, so we added the big decks and porches with picnic tables to extend the room outside. We are always looking for ways to make our guests experience better!!
Next season we will add DVD players and more shelving! Our focus is our customers!!

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Reviewed 23 July 2013

Me, my sister, her 13 year old son and my 10 year old son stayed here 5 days & 4 nights July 18th through the 22nd. We had a blast! So quaint! Everyone was really nice & helpful. The boys could walk to shops, food, ice cream places. It's close to everything! Beds were so comfortable! Clean! Loved meeting everyone staying there and having drinks with them outside the rooms on picnic tables! Great way to meet people and have fun. Beach is so close! Nice to have WiFi, table to eat on, fridge, storage. Really great place and nice price! We will definately be back!!!

Room Tip: We had a room by the pool, nice to be right there. Room was quiet too.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Kady W
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

So glad you enjoyed your stay!! We are a small older motel and did the best we could with what we had to work with. Love to hear when our guests appreciate our efforts! Plus we get really great guests and lifelong friendships have been forged :)
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Will definitely go back and stay with them. I loved the location and the rooms were clean. They had trouble with the free WiFi going out when it rained but they were always nice when I told them about it.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Dana H
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2013

Thank you so much!! Yes, above ground utilities, salt air and rain just don't mix. Charter came out and replaced some corroded fittings at the pole and changed some in the motel too. Working better now!!!

Look forward to seeing you again!

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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: £49 - £95 (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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