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Island Inn

202 Goldsboro Ave., Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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Island Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Surf City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Apex, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I just returned from two nights at the Island Inn. I am not sure why anyone wastes their time on negative reviews. It was GREAT! We met the nicest people, room was clean, comfortable, totally cute! It had a nice size fridge, plenty of space for all of our things, a nice picnic table outside. You can... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm writing this review a year late because I recently returned to topsail and stayed in a house rental. I was missing the Island Inn both nights! Last summer on my way home from Florida with my boyfriend we made a last minute reservation here to stop by and spend a day with my mother and aunt. The owner was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had never been to Topsail and was a beach highly recommended from a close friend. We searched for a reasonable place to stay several months before we were to stay and my husband came across Island Inn. We wanted to be near the ocean and have a pool. We were given a great rate to stay... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us and hope you can come again! Yes, we do try our best to make every guest's experience a positive one!! Thank you so much and are glad you were had a great stay! More

Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here! Near restaurants and shops in the heart of Surf City. The rooms are cozy, clean and the hotel staff are very friendly. The beach is very close by. I highly recommend this hotel (#22). Will stay here again!

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! Wish all of our rooms were this size. Just a little bigger than the rest of rooms with 2 beds. We did best we could with what we had to work with:) See you again! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is right across the street from the beach. You can walk to restaurants and shopping. A great ice cream shop is a short walk away. The rooms are clean. The bathrooms a good size. There werw 4 of us and the 2 bed room was too small for us. The AC did not cool the room. The only... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

You are correct on calling me early. I am up late answering emails, ordering supplies, paying bills, etc so I can focus on running the office and answering the phone from 9:30am-7pm. Most businesses run during business hours and prefer non-emergency contact during these hours. I do not mind at all if I get called because someone needs something or... More

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After recently staying at the Island Inn and many times before, once again this is the perfect spot for a trip to the beach and most of all, Surf City NC. You can not go wrong with the Island Inn because of its location, rooms, and the charm it has. It is not a big hotel and neither is Surf... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

I just cannot say "Thank you" enough! We do try hard to provide our guests with comfortable lodgings! Fridge is big enough for 2 liter bottles and gallon jugs. We regularly exchange mattresses for new. Above all we try to make sure everything is clean! If all customers were like you, I probably wouldn't get gray hair till I was... More

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay friendly and down home feel. Rooms are a bit small at first but ur not even 50 feet from the beach so who cares abt the size of the room. Am I right. There is a lot of stuff to do there even if you short on funds and I didn't run Into one rude person... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

We couldn't make the rooms bigger, so we expanded the outdoor space with decks and picnic tables for every room! We use shelving to give guests places for their belongings and some rooms do have drawers. We strive to make our guests comfortable and relaxed! I thank you and hope you stay with us again! More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I stopped at Topsail for the night last week while on a trip down the coast. Luckily, the inn keeper had a room. This is the nicest place I've stayed in some time. It's just across a very quite street from the ocean with great ocean breezes to enjoy. Inn has been owned by a couple for 18 years and... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are happy you chose to stay with us and glad you were totally satisfied! We try our best to make sure every guest has a wonderful experience! More

Salem, Virginia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

QUICK TRIP TO THE BEACH! My husband and I had the opportunity to go to the beach, but ony had three days. We LOVE Topsail Island, NC (close to Wilmington, NC) and we try to go there for two weeks every year. There is a little house called "Summer Breeze" rented by Bryson and Associates. Well of course on such... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

The $40 pet fee is because EVERYTHING comes out of the room to be cleaned when a pet has been in a room. This is out of concern for guests with allergies and asthma. If I had known it was not your service dog, but pet sitting, you would not have been allowed to stay here. Pet limit is 10lbs.... More

Raleigh, NC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We enjoyed our stay. The room was clean and right across from the beach as well as close to restaurants. I liked having the fridge and microwave. The owners were friendly and nice. The problem we had was the air conditioner made very LOUD sounds all through the night and we didn't get a lot of sleep. We told management... More

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

With the vents tilted, there was a short buzz burst when compressor kicked in butt we did not think this would be an issue. I do wish you would have said it was and it would have been changed out. It is a brand new a/c. Since this is an older motel, the 2 handle faucet does not have auto... More

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Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 202 Goldsboro Ave., Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
Island Inn Topsail Island, NC - Surf City

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The Island Inn is located in the heart of Surf City on beautiful Topsail Island. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, coffeemakers, 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 
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