We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Inn at River Oaks

512 N Howe St, Southport, NC
The Inn at River Oaks
Write a Review

29 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Cartersville, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I stayed here this weekend to tour the area where "Safe Haven" was filmed. This room added to the charm of our trip! It was cute and quaint and the perfect setting for our weekend romantic get-a-way. The staff is amazing and passionate about the town of Southport. The inn is within walking distance to the downtown... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed here this past weekend. Our first time. It is a cozy place. I love that you can walk and not have to drive a lot. We stayed in Room 8 on Saturday. On Sunday we spent all day at the beach. On our return to our room... The cold water to the shower would not turn off...we called... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rocky Mount
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our family stayed in the efficiency apartment this weekend and were pleasantly surprised. It had all the comforts of home at a fantastic price. CLEAN and owner was very friendly and welcoming. 3 TVs/ DVD players, 2 double beds, fouton and full kitchen for less than a basic chain hotel room. Location was fabulous as well. We will definitely return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Once again the Boy's have made our stay wonderful. We will always stay here when we visit South Port. You cant beat the location and the Price. Clean as always and right in the middle of everything. Thanks again guys for a wonderful weekend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I really enjoy staying at the Inn at River Oaks. The first time I went was with my family and the second time was with my girlfriend. The owners/managers are very nice and accommodating. The room rates are fairly inexpensive and everything is walking distance. It's perfect for a weekend getaway at Southport.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
68 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Friendly and accommodating reception. Family-run style of rooms, self renovated and with a view to details. Mixture of old furniture, don't expect flat screen TV or modern bedding. But nicely appointed and clean. No breakfast. Central location within the city. Overall reasonable value for money. In comparison to other motels in Southport definitely one of the better choices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I stayed here for 8 weeks for work, and it truly became my home away from home. The rooms are small, but the Inn is quaint and very quiet. It's a family-friendly location with posted quiet hours, and it's also pet-friendly. While here, you'll be within walking distance of most of South port's shopping district, as well add the water... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Willow Spring, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

The Inn is a small hidden gem located right on the main street of town. White three small buildings providing a quaint feel. We stayed at the Inn for our Wedding Anniversary weekend. We were greeted warmly by Zeke who was happy to offer suggestions on places to eat and sites to see. This was our first visit to Southport... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
South Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We love Southport, and after many visits, have finally found the perfect place to stay! The Inn at River Oaks is a nostalgic step back in time, mirroring the feel of the friendly, laid back town itself . Surrounded by beautiful live oaks and accented with hanging baskets and huge potted plants, the property has a natural feel that is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Swansboro, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Joe was just the nicest person......I booked this room (#7) for two nights......but I could not bring myself to stay a second night.........smallest room I have ever seen.......so old there are exposed electrical cords and wiring running along the ceiling.......old mix matched furniture......got claustrophobic......but it was clean..........and I paid $100 for one night as the pet fee was $25.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
RiveroaksMotel, General Manager at The Inn at River Oaks, responded to this review

Gloria came at a busy off season time for us. I don't deny her review but I did tell her that is was our smallest room and it was all we had. I understand that this motel is older and I am always in the process of updating it. I care a lot about our guests and their quality of... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

8 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (2)
Other (2)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (6)
Room/suite (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay


Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question