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“Clean, we will be back” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Durham
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Clean, we will be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2011

We stayed at the Island Inn and we were so surprise of how clean and quiet the hotel is. A couple of week prior to going to the Island Inn, we were in a 4 stars resort in the Caribbean and let me tell you, the Island Inn was more clean, the towels were more spring smelling fresh, if you know what I meant. Onother thing is that the hotel is taken care by no other than the owner, so you really get first class treatment. We recommend this hotel, is really for couple or for the entire family. Suoer clean swimming pool and the beach is across the street. When you check in you will also find in your room 2 bottlesof water and a bag of popcorn. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN.

Room Tip: I think there is a military and veterans discount.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
6 Thank LevisV
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Delton, Michigan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

For a spur of the moment trip to Topsail we were able to book a room at the Island Inn and were very satisfied with our stay. The room was very clean, no sandy floors or gritty showers, and we were pleased with the firm mattress and the quality of the appliances (TV, microwave, and refridgerator). The staff was pleasant and accommodating of our special needs. However, the best part of the Island Inn is the beach access right across the street making it easy to get on the beach and run back to your room if need be.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
8 Thank wgk13
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

Stayed here recently for an overnight at the beach. The room was small but clean and the staff was nice. The pool was full of children, not a problem for me I raised 3, but the cigarette smoke was a bit overwhelming.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank frank_27609
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2011

My friend and I jusr recently stayed at the Island Inn and had a wonderful experiance!
It was SOOO cute and had a large deck area and a picnic table for every room.
It almost felt as though you were staying in a nice rental house insted of an hotel.
The room was spotless, (nice up to date remodling!) air conditioning worked great, and the office staff were very friendly and cute to boot! :)
Great prices and location! Very easy to find... pool was small but very clean and we mostly had it all to ourselves! In JUNE!
Ocean was right across a very private street and very easily accesiable!!
Many, many places to eat etc, within walking distance. We highly reccomend "The Daily Grind". The lady there was so nice and our coffee was out of this world good!
We had a wonderful, wonderful trip and I for one, plan to go back in Septemeber! :)

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
11 Thank Addsygrace
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed several nights in a small, dark but very clean room with a picnic table outside our door that came in very handy for sorting shells and drying beach towels, etc. This is certainly not a luxurious place but does offer a sparkling clean pool in case you're not interested in walking across the street to access the beach and the beautiful ocean. The chairs on the community patio make a nice peaceful spot for sitting and reading outside too. Although there is no restaurant on the premises, there are several within walking distance and many more accessible with a short car ride. Internet access is free although it's speed and availability is 'spotty'.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank sandygrey
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level Contributor
28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2011

We fell in love with Island Inn the first time we saw it. It depends on what your needs are for the beach, but for us this is Just Perfect. We are close to the ocean. They take Great Care of us. We love the fact it is simple and restful and clean. We have a place to wash the sand off our feet after a long walk. We have a picnic table to sort our shells. The owners are warm and friendly. Afternoon naptime or reading a book from Quarter Moon is quiet. I think they do a great job with upkeep. We love Island Inn. From there we can walk to the New York Deli for a great cup of coffee. We are so pleased to have
found Island Inn.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
Helpful?
10 Thank Lovethesea51
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Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2010

Our room was in the dark corner. It was small but I felt claustrophobic. The beach is across the street, which was good but when the tide came in, there wasn't much beach to walk on. Bring some towels if you wash your hair - only two towels per room.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Mac450
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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review, 27 July 2011
We could not make the rooms any larger, therefore the picnic tables outside.
As for the towels, if you need extra all you have to do is ask. We gladly supply extra towels at no extra charge. Try our best to make sure everyone is comfortable and have what they need.
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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
Phone Number:
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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