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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Agree with reviews - the rooms are small and a bit funky, but clean. Beach access is great, and you can walk to restaurants near by. This location proved a bit farther than I thought it would be for visiting son at MCAS New River.

1Thank attytravel
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Known for clean. Could not make rooms bigger, we bought it, did not build it. We totally redid the place to make the most use of the space we have. Using built-in shelving vs furniture with drawers, it allows customers to utilize space better plus keeps everything cleaner. Quickest way to Air Station is not down the island, but to...

Surf City, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We live in Surf City full time. Needed more space for family visiting. What a wonderful family owned business. My mom and sister were very comfortable with the two Queen beds, the large bathroom, and the nice area for making light breakfast and snacks. We were all impressed by how extremely clean the whole room was. Tropical decor makes you...

1Thank DPWILSON1003
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Love to hear when our hard work is appreciated! Will see your family again this year I hope!

Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

If you want a no frills room with decent amenities (fridge, microwave, table) book this hotel. If you like luxury hotels with updated everything, turn down service, etc.this is not the place for you. I am a bit of a hotel snob but I can also be very low maintenance. For the price this was fine. The place appeared clean...

1Thank Louames
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Rooms are all non smoking. Unfortunately, someone will sneak and do it anyway. When this happens we pull everything out, wash it, wipe down walls and ceiling, spray under shelves, etc. Do all we can to get smell out. However, those of us with very good noses and don't smoke can smell what lingers. We did out best to update...

Reviewed 2 November 2016

Wonderful weekend celebrating our Wedding Anniversary Oct. 14-16th at Island Inn. Adorable place to stay & very clean inside & out. Right across the street from ocean & walking distance to restaurants & shops. All the staff were very nice. We will definitely be back again.

Thank Michele C
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much and happy you chose us to spend your anniversary with! If you are not looking for fancy, but want clean and comfortable then we are it! Congratulations and hope to see again this October.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Totally agree with every review. Owners are exceedingly nice and the Inn is basic and clean. One small thing though - the rooms are non smoking which is great but you are allowed to smoke immediately outside with the door closed. So if the guests next door smoke then you be walking through the fumes like we were as the...

Thank paul n
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Wish we had a large enough area to make a separate smoking area away from the bldg, but we just don't. I try not to put smokers and non-smokers next to each other, but sometimes I just can't avoid it. Thank you for staying and look forward to seeing you again!

mid Missouri
Reviewed 25 September 2016

The Island Inn is not a fancy, schmancy beach hotel/spa. It caters to people who come to Surf City to spend time on the beach or to go fishing. The rooms are pretty basic. Ours had a microwave and fridge next to a small seating area with table. We did not use the pool, but it was always sparkling clean....

Thank lmihal
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

We appreciate the review! We added the covered porches and decks with picnic tables so guests would not have to choose between staying in the room and being gone. Could not make rooms bigger, so extended them. We are known for clean and redid the place for comfort! Thank you so much!

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The Island Inn is steps away from the ocean, restaurants, and shops. The owners are very sweet and nearby in case of emergencies. Our rooms (10 and 12) were very clean, smoke-free, unique, affordable, small and dark--not really "hang out" rooms so plan on spending your time on the beach or on the town. It's not glamorous but the Island...

Thank Zinnia3
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Hope you stay with us again! Deck with picnic tables is bright and sunny! Rooms lightened with light woods and lighting. At least we don't have that dark wall paper so many have, LOL! Cannot stand that stuff. Feels like a mausoleum. Rooms are custom. Husband is the carpenter, son finishes the sheet rock and tiles the floors. Cozy and...

Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Clean, cozy rooms, great setup - beach literally right across street. We struggled to find a good setup that was pet friendly in the area and hit the jack-pot with Island Inn. Small locally owned (owner on premises) and ownership pride shows. Reasonably priced as well. Cute setup with picnic table in front of each room. We'll definitely be back.

Thank BSMorales
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Will be happy to see you again! I love seeing our guests and is double fun when they have a furbaby with them!! Glad you enjoyed your stay!

Nitro, West Virginia
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms, a great staff, and ideal location. The swimming pool is nice and very well kept. A short walk across the street and your at the beach! If your looking for a resort type hotel this probably isn't for you. But if your looking for a clean and cozy place to lay your head while visiting Topsail / Surf...

1Thank jessejamez
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Great to hear!!! We do our very best to provide our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and quality amenities. And no scratchy starched linens here! We wash and dry our own. Use Downy so skin is not irritated. We love our customers!

Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The location of this place is the best. The beach is just across the street! You can walk to restaurants and there are a couple of great stores around. We were in one of the room on the 1st floor near the pool and it was ok for the weekend. We had 2 teens with us. The room was clean...

2Thank Seinfe
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time. Sorry to hear about the pillows. They are shredded memory foam and most people love them. I have some that are less plump. Just give us a heads up before next stay and I will make sure you have a pillow not so tightly packed:) We aim to please!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 202 Goldsboro Ave, Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6811
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Price Range: $87 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
Island Inn Surf City, NC - Topsail Island
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“upstairs at end near ocean (rooms 7-10)”
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“We were on the ground floor in a room with only one window. This window faced the pool. Second-story rooms might have more windows.”
 of 5 bubbles lmihal, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Just let them know your party size and the intent of your trip, they're very careful to make sure that your room suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles 665lyndal, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved room #18”
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“We have stayed in a variety of their rooms and all the rooms are excellent.”
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