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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Holly Springs, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“super clean”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Very clean and well maintained. Could walk wherever we wanted to. Will definitely stay again. Really liked that it had a pool. Loved that there was a picnic table and hooks right outside our room to hang and keep all our wet, sandy beach stuff. That was a nice touch.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 5 September 2014
Thank you so much and glad you were happy!!! We tried to do all we could to make our place comfortable and inviting. We also strive to have the cleanest rooms possible as well! Again, thank you and hope to see you again.
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Raleigh, NC
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This was the first time we visited Topsail Bch, so glad we choose to stay at the Island Inn. Great location, easy for families. We enjoyed the staff, they were wonderful, kind and organized. We checked in at 4pm, quiet room, big, perfect for the three of us! We did rent the double room that has separate room, where my son could sleep in his pack n play. There are wall units for AC, which were very cold and easily adjustable to your preference. The room has some hangers outside the door where you can keep your wet beach towels. The inn is located next to delicious coffee shop, bakery (must check it out) and sandwich shop. Wish we could have stayed another night. We will return if we decide against a house with another family! Love this place!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank Runner1123
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you so much! Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We do try our best to make every stay a good experience!!! Hope to see you again!
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Sanford, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We have stayed here several times, but this was our first time with a toddler. Very clean and neat. Love the quaintness, great access to the beach and downtown area. Only drawback is a very small bathroom. Works well for adults, just not that great for kids. And our room this time was right beside the main little sitting area. When we woke the last morning, a lot of people were sitting outside smoking, and the smoke had come thru our air conditioner....so, if you are funny about that, make sure you don't get that room! We will note that next time. But definitely give this place a try!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank GiGiCD
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us! Unfortunately, the rooms with 1 bed are in the 2-story part have smaller baths. Rooms are block and so are the showers, so there wasn't anything we could do. Sounds like you need a room with 2 queens, those have bigger bathrooms. Our air conditioners are all on the back side of the rooms, except for room with extra bdrm that has sitting area outside just for it, so don't understand how smoke got in. However, some times there are more smokers and I try to get them away from other rooms as much as possible. I am sorry about that. Glad you had a good stay otherwise!!
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you nneed a hotel/motel in Surf City give this one your business. You cant ask for any cleanerr and right across the little street your flip flops will take you to a beautiful beach. Owner/ front desk...perfect. That's why it works. They care! We love it so much we are going for a 3rd visit again this year.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Thank you so much!! We try our darnedest to make every one comfortable and welcomed!!! And of course to make sure every room is CLEAN!!!
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I went to the beach for a couple of days in July. We picked this place because it had good reviews and we could rent for just a couple of days. So glad we did. It was clean and although the small, it had everything we needed. We were able to leave our car parked and walk to the beach, restaurants, and shops.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 10 August 2014
Yep, we are not the Hilton by no means:) But since we didn't build the place, we did the best we could with what we had to work with. Couldn't make rooms bigger, so we added decks/porches and picnic tables to extend the rooms to the outside. Made rooms as comfortable as possible with what we thought we would like if we were staying here. Thank you so much for staying and hope to see you again!
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Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for an overnight visit. It would not be a good choice for any lengthy trip. Room was extremely tiny. It served it's purpose but would choose elsewhere next time. Surf city was a beautiful beach to visit. Definetly worth a trip!

  • Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank ldsm63
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Unfortunately, you were in our smallest room with 2 queens. It was the only room open for just 1 night. We have a 2 night minimum and would usually put a party of 4 adults in a room that was larger than this one. When someone needs just 1 night and we have it, it is because the way reservations fall and we have an opening just 1 night. Would love for you to stay again, more than 1 night, and get a larger room. Hope your visit went well and you had a safe trip back to Findlay!!!
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Spending a long weekend at this adorable Inn. The bright, efficient, well appointed room was a complete surprise. The room is the cleanest we've ever found especially for a beach hotel where you expect to find some sand. Not a grain! Ask for room 18 if you're a family of 4 it has an extra twin bed. Beds are a bit too firm and the air conditioning unit is a tad noisy, but you can't go wrong here.

Stayed August 2014
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1 Thank TDurkin
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you! We strive for cleanliness!!!! Glad you enjoyed your stay and come again! Some guests love a firm bed and others want them softer. We buy an in-between firmness hoping to catch everybody. All window a/cs, even the thru the wall units, are not like central air. Wish it was!!!
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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