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Ocean Isle Inn

2.5 of 5 37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our November escape at the Ocean Isle Inn. The desk staff was very pleasant and helpful, the rooms were large and clean, and the ocean view cannot be surpassed. The indoor pool and hot tub are nice bonuses, although we did not get to use them. And, the inn is convenient to everything in the area. The breakfast... More

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent stay at our property. We are pleased to know that you found our staff to be pleasant and helpful. We do realize that we are in the hospitality industry and every member of our staff strives to assure total guest satisfaction and we do enjoy getting to... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ocean isle inn is one of few hotels on the island. While the hotel itself is ok, the staff is not friendly or professional. They have a beautiful indoor pool which is open 24 hours, that's rare for the area so I liked that a lot. but be sure to ask for details about the location of your room.... More

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking time to share your comments with us regarding your recent stay in Ocean Isle Beach. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. However, we do find some areas of your review quite puzzling and, in fact, feel that this review may have been posted to the wrong facility. You mentioned that there... More

Hammond, Indiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are nice, little dated, about due to be updated but well kept and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend a trip to neighboring town of Calabash. Dockside Seafood House is amazing. Too many seafood restaurants to name them all but was very impressed with every place we ate at. One suggestion if golfing, do call ahead and book... More

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us about your recent stay at our hotel. It sounds as though you had a nice time here and that pleases us to know. Indeed, nearby Calabash NC has an abundance of seafood restaurants to choose from and the fares offered there are quite good. As you mentioned, there... More

Asheville, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
9 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An older beachfront hotel with a great location. They are very accommodating with rates during the off-season. The beach is quiet and beautiful with no high-rises to clutter the views. A short drive off the island over the bridge are a several very good restaurants. The infamous Calabash is ten minutes away for shops and awesome seafood.

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking time to share your comments with us about your recent stay at our Inn. We always appreciate hearing what our guests have to say. Indeed, our central location on the island does provide for convenient access to the nearby shops and restaurants and as you mentioned, the world-famous seafood restaurants of Calabash... More

Mooresville,NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go to Ocean Isle Beach several times a year, we had not stayed at Ocean Isle Inn for several years, but I'm really glad we did this past weekend. I have to say they have the most comfortable bed of any place I have stayed in a very long time! The linens were luxurious, not your usual ugly pastels.... More

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking time to share your comments about your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you chose to stay with us again after all these years and that you had such an enjoyable time. We truly appreciate your glowing comments regarding the comfort and decor of our rooms. We are always looking... More

Bethania, North Carolina, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here while attending the OIB Oyster Festival because the Inn is within walking distance of the festival-very convenient! We enjoyed the view from our second floor room balcony. The hotel is showing some age, especially the furniture, but it is clean and still a very nice facility. Very comfortable beds loaded with pillows. Breakfast was a little carb... More

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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent stay at our property. We always appreciate hearing what our guests have to say. Indeed, our central location on the island does make it very convenient to the nearby shops and eateries as well as the festival grounds. We are happy knowing that you found... More

Hagaman, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here to combine beach time and looking at real estate in the area. Very nice staff and roomy rooms right on the beach. Small indoor and outdoor pools and basic breakfast. There is a small balcony, great for coffee and the sunrise AM and a cocktail and the sunset PM. The only issue we had was the noise (if... More

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking time to share with us your comments about your recent stay at our Inn. We always appreciate hearing what our guests have to say about their time with us. We are happy to read that your stay was enjoyable, save for any noise from the neighboring room. We do apologize. Sometimes folks... More

Alexandria, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just got back from our stay at Ocean Isle Inn and we have no complaints. Rooms were clean, staff was friendly and the view from our balcony was absolutely gorgeous. The inn was within walking distance to pier, restaurants, ice cream shop, and surf shops. Indoor pool and hot tub was an extra bonus. Our kids loved it! Would... More

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for taking time to share your comments with us regarding your recent stay at our property. We appreciate knowing that you found us to be the perfect location for your fall family getaway. We have several families that choose to stay with us year after year. Indeed, our central location on the island does... More

Raleigh, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The hotel is showing some age as most things at the beach do pretty quick, but still a very nice facility. Very comfy beds loaded with pillows and quiet room overlooking the ocean. Breakfast had your normal breakfast, waffles, cereal, fruit cups, bread, muffins and an assortment of breakfast sandwiches that you could warm up in the microwave. The little... More

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Dear Guest Thank you for sharing your comments with us and our readers about your recent stay at our facility. We are delighted to hear that you had such a nice time here. We appreciate knowing that your interactions with our staff were friendly and efficient. As you mentioned, any property along the beach does tend to age quickly but... More

Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This is a great place to stay> Friendly, courteous and right on beach. I would recommend to anyone as a great place to spend a few days on the beach. Everyone was very nice and the rooms were nice and roomy. The views were excellent.

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Dear Guest Thank you so much for sharing with us your glowing comments about your recent stay at our property. It is rewarding for us to know that our guests receive the level of service they expect and have had such an enjoyable time while with us. We truly do appreciate your kind words regarding the friendliness of our employees.... More

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Address: 37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Isle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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