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“Clean, efficient, quaint rooms perfect for a weekend getaway!”
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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence
Whitsett, North Carolina
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Clean, efficient, quaint rooms perfect for a weekend getaway!”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

I just visited the Island Inn this past weekend with my husband. We decided to be whimsical and at the last minute (a couple of days prior to our stay) booked a single room with one queen-size bed. Topsail Island is not the most elegant of places when it comes to lodging, so we were very surprised to find this adorable little Inn! The room was on the second floor and everything inside of it was brightly color-coordinated, much like a Carribbean island feel. It was very clean and charming and right across the street from one of the public beach access points, so our walk to the ocean was a very short one. There are helpful notebooks in the rooms that provide information on local restaurants, menus, fishing sites, horseback riding sites, sailing opportunities, shopping, etc. The bathroom was very small and the shower was incredibly tiny, but it was very clean and perfectly fine for a quick weekend trip for me and my husband. I'm sure the larger rooms have larger bathrooms. We will definitely be visiting the Island Inn again soon!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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New Martinsville, West Virginia
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Reviewed 30 September 2011

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful 7 day visit to Surf City. Our stay at the Island Inn was great!! The rooms were very clean as well as efficient. The pool is terrific! The owners and the staff were friendly and helpful. We couldn't believe that it was so nice for the amazing price! We will definitely go back next year!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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8 Thank JannyL
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Greensboro
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We decided to take a trip to Topsail for our anniversary and stay at the Island Inn. When we originally called there was only a room with two queen beds available. The owners told us they would contact us if a one bed became available. When we arrived, we had a one bed room, much to our surprise! We were excited about it because we received a lower rate. The room was really clean and the Island Inn was really cute and charming. I loved that they provided a notebook of all the restaurants in the area with their opinions on the places and the days/times they were open. This was so helpful to us because we were only in the area for a short period of time and wanted to eat at only the good places! We will definitely go back! It was right across the street from the beach and we walked everywhere the whole weekend! Loved it!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Lauren B
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Durham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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Delton, Michigan
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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
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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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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