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Islander Inn & Suites

102 Islander Drive, Emerald Isle, NC 28594
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North Wilkesboro
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51 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Let's start with the pros of room 220: You cannot beat the location of this hotel. The grounds and walkway to the beach are well-kept and convenient. As far as Emerald Isle hotels go, this one outwardly presented to be our best bet. Our room was well-decorated with a Tommy Bahama feel to it; even had some Tommy Bahama toiletries... More 

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3 Thank nicole s
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. I am sorry for the smell of your room. We appreciate your feedback on the matter because as of January 1, 2016, we are under new management. We want to make all of the necessary changes in order to improve the satisfaction of our guests. We hope you will stay with... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Horrible!! The room stunk like mildew! We had to go get air freshener from store and that still didn't help. No hairdryer in room...front desk hung up on us when we called then was rude when I went to lobby to ask. All of our luggage and clothes reeked when we got back home. This hotel is a joke....circa 1980s.... More 

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Thank madras80
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed with your stay. Please know that as of January 1, 2016, we are under new management and want to improve in all of the areas deemed necessary by our guests. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area. Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

AMAZING location.Great staff! Always there to help and great people to have a conversation with! Definitely gives a great family run feel.The suite was a great size and it definitely was clean. The bed was super duper comfortable! There are some things though that do need to change for them to have a better and more profitable business. For 1:... More 

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Thank Jes S
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate your feedback because as of January 1, 2016, we are under new management and want to improve in all necessary areas. We hope to see you again soon! Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

mnt city
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34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We stay here every year or so, no issues like others had, we always stay in the same room It was clean and did not smell. Staff was very helpful and the location is perfect We stayed for 5 nights 3rd week of September 2015 Only issue was with outside trash containers should have been emptied every day

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Thank skoolieowner
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you have enjoyed each of your stays with us. We look forward to seeing you again! Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

Hiram, Ohio
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

The mold/mildew problem is unbearable. We could not stand the smell and dampness of the room along with many other guests that were in other rooms on the lower floors. Mold and mildew were all over the ceiling and the extra pillows and blankets in the dresser were unusable because of the smell. Ceilings were dripping water from them and... More 

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3 Thank Mike Z
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We truly appreciate all of your feedback regarding your stay because as of January 1, 2016, we are under new management. With this switch, we want to make the necessary improvements in order to provide a more pleasant experience for our guests. We hope you will give us another chance the... More 

Lake Wylie, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

I would not recommend staying here. The minute we drove in we knew it wasn't going to be good. The entrance road itself is full of run down, out of service water park, pool, etc. Then you drive into the motel lot and the lot entrance is less than inviting. This motel needs a major overhaul. Rooms smell like mold,... More 

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2 Thank JanetHurst
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. As of January 1, 2016, we are under new management and would like to make the necessary changes in order to improve our guest satisfaction. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area. Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

Cary, NC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Came again for Flavor Fest, great fun. Supremely disappointed. The room was dirty! Dirty & smelled horrible - like stale cigarettes & mold. Tried to get a different room but we were told none availabl

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2 Thank Jessica N
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you were disappointed with your stay. Please know that as of January 1, 2016, we are under new management and are working to make the necessary changes in order to improve our guest satisfaction. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the area. Barry Eagle,... More 

Manassas, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Glad we were on second floor, first floor seems unsafe, opens to parking lot. Very sketchy place late at night. Hotel lobby carpet was nasty. Kitchenette was the weirdest I've seen, the sink in the kitchen also served as the BATHROOM sink, yuck, my husband had to shave in the sink where our dishes were. The kitchen table set, only... More 

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1 Thank sheri264
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. As of January 1, 2016, we are under new management. We appreciate your feedback regarding your stay so that we know what areas need improving in order to make a more pleasant experience for our guests. We hope you will give us another chance the next time you are in the... More 

Morehead City, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

It is titled an Inn and Suites....more motel like. The fridge had frozen over and had about an inch full of ice. The beds were full and could barely sleep 1 person plus the mattresses were not comfortable and had waterproof covers over them. They caused a squeaky noise when sat upon. Our room was missing a 2nd TV, the... More 

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3 Thank Keri N
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are now under a new management company as of January 1, 2016 and would like to make improvements in all areas that you have discussed in your feedback. We hope you will stay with us again. Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

Indianapolis
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at The Islander Inn & Suites very much and would return. We stayed in room 233 and it was nice and quiet and clean, and even though it's on the side of the building and not facing the ocean, there was still a nice view of the ocean which we could see from sitting at the... More 

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1 Thank C L
crown142, Owner at Islander Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We appreciate you feedback as we are trying to make the necessary changes in order to improve. As of January 1, 2016, we are under new management and are looking forward to the future. We hope to see you again soon! Barry Eagle, Owner. More 

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