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Robert Ruark Inn

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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully decorated. Bed was very comfortable. Very relaxing place to stay. Look forward to staying again. Breakfast was delicious. Owners were great and easy to work with. Would recommend for couples. Close to inlet. They have bikes available to use.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on the Robert Ruark Inn. We always welcome feedback and are very happy you had a relaxing stay here. We look forward to seeing you again and wish you all the best today and always. Thank you again, Linda & Rick

Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I stayed here August 6th and 7th When we arrived I rang the doorbell and we were greeted by Linda. The Inn had a very fresh smell upon entering and the living room was so inviting. We reserved "Charlotte's Room" on the top floor which has a four poster bed, lovely decor, high ceiling,and a stained glass...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate the time you took to write a review and detail your experience here at the Robert Ruark Inn. It is nice to hear your comments about Charlotte's Room as well. I always think "charming" is the best way to describe that room, too. Although it is our smallest room, the big windows, high ceiling and stained glass...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is the second time we stayed at the Robert Ruark Inn. The atmosphere is wonderful. The inn is right up the street from the waterfront and shopping. Rick and Linda are delightful! We enjoyed our conversations with them. Breakfast each morning was inviting delicious! We definitely recommend staying at the inn when you are in Southport.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review the Robert Ruark Inn. We appreciate you choosing the Inn the first time and now a second time. We are grateful for the opportunity to host you once again. We are so happy you enjoyed yourselves and we appreciate the recommendation and kind words. It is always great to see...

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was my third visit to the Robert Ruark Inn, and I am so pleased to share that it never disappoints. My Mom and I have enjoyed girls' trips to Southport, and would never want to stay anywhere else than the Inn. It is lovingly maintained, gorgeously decorated, spotless, and the hosts, Rick and Linda, have mastered the art of...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much Amy for the wonderful review and endorsement. We are always thrilled when we see your reservation come through. It is so nice having you and your Mom here and we really enjoyed the time you did a girls' trip, too. It is so great to see how much you all enjoy the Inn and Southport overall....

Chocowinity
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Very nice owners, great location, nice accommodations, but just a "so so" breakfast (not to our liking). If you want a two hour boat trip of water-ways ask them who to call before you get there and make your reservation as they book-up quickly...we were too late and missed out.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review. It was very nice meeting you both. It was neat how we kept running into you both all around town. It seemed like you really enjoyed Southport. You are correct that booking ahead for charters is necessary. As a convenience, we have it on our reservation page so guests can just check a...

North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We Could not sleep! The bed was hard as a rock and creeked loudly when ever you moved. It was a v- long night. Floor not swept under the bed for quite a while. We were very disappointed and exhausted all the next day. Breakfast was one small slice of quiche. We were hungry 30 min later. It was supposed...

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Please let us know if you are referring to the Robert Ruark Inn. We have always received rave reviews on the beds and the floors are cleaned after every guest. The rooms are cleaned top to bottom. What room would you be referring to? When were you in Southport? We believe in complete satisfaction and have not heard any such...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The host and hostess are very friendly and helpful. The parking is easy and ample, and the inn is within walking distance of shopping and dining. Charlotte's room is small, but quaintly decorated and comfortable. Breakfast is delicious, with healthy fruit and several gourmet items.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at the Robert Ruark Inn. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We love to hear guests enjoyed their time at the Inn and in Southport. It's so nice to see guests take advantage of all the City has to offer and all the areas...

Wilmington, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This was our third time at the Robert Ruark and we can't wait to go back. Southport is very friendly little town with much to offer. The Robert Ruark is no different. If you want activities or just want to relax, you will love your stay.

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We loved seeing you both again and are so honored that you chose the Robert Ruark Inn for your special anniversary celebration! We are always humbled by guests who come back every year and we so much appreciate you and all our other returning guests. You all make having a Bed &...

Trinity, FL
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our expectations were exceeded on so many levels, that my wife and I consider the Robert Ruark Inn to be among the best B&B's we have ever booked. The common room is wonderfully comfortable and devoted to the NC coast and to author Robert Ruark.. Wine, coffee and tea along with assorted snacks and baked goods.are available in the afternoon....

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RIck and Linda P, Owner at Robert Ruark Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of the Robert Ruark Inn. We are humbled by your comments. We loved to hear that you consider the Inn to be one of the best B&Bs and that you were very comfortable and enjoyed the extra touches. We area always hoping guests have a great time and feel like royalty when they...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Inn and Innkeepers Linda and Rick added to the overall satisfaction with our first trip to Southport. The Inn has a beautiful, serene ambience and Linda and Rick accommodate every request. Location is perfect as the house location is up from the Cape Fear River so there are lovely breezes to enjoy while sitting on the front porch. Central to...

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Thank you so much for the lovely review. We enjoyed meeting you all so much!!! It was so nice seeing such great friends enjoy our sweet little town and all our wonderful surrounding areas. We enjoyed talking with you a lot and sharing stories of the Philadelphia area, too! All our best today and always. We hope to see you...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the quaint village of Southport, NC and featured in Coastal Living in 2015 and 2013 , The Robert Ruark Inn is a beautifully restored Inn built in 1890 and restored in 2008. The entire Inn is decorated in fine antiques from the spectacular suites (all with own bath) to the parlor, formal dining room and throughout. There is a lovely front rocking porch, a warm and inviting brick courtyard with rockers and small bistro tables and plenty of bicycles to tour Southport, NC. A full, delicious breakfast is served every morning, wine & tea with light hors d'oeuves are complimentary every afternoon and a 24/7 coffee/tea service available.Service is a high priority at the Robert Ruark Inn. Exquisite linens, Aveda bath products, tours of Southport aboard the Inn's six passenger golf cart and service, service, service complete the picture. Whether touring or escaping for a weekend or few nights, the Robert Ruark Inn has the beauty, charm and service you should expect from any exclusive, elegant Inn. Come join us! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Robert Ruark Inn

Address: 119 N Lord St, Southport, NC 28461-3819
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Southport
Price Range: $189 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Robert Ruark Hotel Southport
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