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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“I can't wait to go back again!”
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
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St. Louis, MO
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Raleigh
1 review
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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Anderson, SC
1 review
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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Thank AndersonSCDolphin
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NC
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Reviewed 24 September 2009

We stayed the weekend before Labor Day. The room was clean and comfortable.
Location was not far from the beach and the front desk was friendly.
Also I left an item behind and they called to let me know and then mailed it to me.
Great value.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with friends
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1 Thank bcalhoun
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 September 2009

I'll admit that I was a little leary of this place, just because the rates were so cheap. When we arrived, and walked into the room, I was pleasantly surprised! The decor is definitely very beachy and colorful, and I loved the tiles floors and wood paneling on walls/ceilings. The room was very clean and had everything we needed to feel comfortable. The staff was great as well. They were fully booked the weekend we went, so we had to switch rooms the second night, and it was a smooth transition. The picnic tables outside each room were an added bonus to place all of our beach gear and wet clothes/shoes. We were able to walk to the store, restaurants, etc and the beach was just across the street. We were super impressed with this place, and we will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank LLinney
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High Point
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2009

The Island Inn is the furthest thing from a 5 Star Hotel. But if you are looking for nice place to sleep with friendly service, then this is the place for you. My Fiance' and I stayed there for a week and we absolutely loved it. The beach was a short walk from the Inn and there were shops and restaurants within walking distance. The Island Inn can accomodate families and couples.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank smason6264
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Additional Information about Island Inn

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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