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Island Inn

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202 Goldsboro Ave., Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a place to stay for a few nights, as our beach house was full and we needed another bed. The owners were kind and gave us #3 with a Queen. It was clean, comfortable, cool and had all the conveniences we needed. Coffee in room, microwave etc. was right there along with a huge flat screen... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! Glad you like our place:) We appreciate every customer and hope they turn into part of the regular Island Inn family. So happy you were pleased. More 

Wake Forest, North Carolina
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46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and quiet. Perfect for a quick get away. The beach is right across the street, restaurants within walking distance. Enjoyed the simple life and unhurried atmosphere if this motel and the entire area!

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We are simple, but clean and comfortable. Strive every day to make every guest feel welcomed and relaxed! More 

Hampstead, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although I agree with the reviews about convenience to the beach I cannot believe that the owner was friendly. I had three different family members speak to the owner in the past week and not once was she nice. She seemed put out by having to speak to them and two were paying guests. This is very disappointing as one... More 

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

I apologize if I was not my usual self. However, the pool, rooms and outside shower is for registered guests only. Guests are not to invite other relatives and/or friends over and let them use the room bathroom, pool and outside shower for the day. I was asked about company for a couple of hours one day. Another room asked... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little get away. The motel is very quaint and extremely clean. It reminds me of a small Caribbean hotel. It is nice to get away from the hustle of everyday life and relax here. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the room was quiet and was perfect for a good night of sleeping!

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

It makes us so happy when our efforts are appreciated!! Try to keep things clean and comfy for all of our wonderful guests!!! Thank you. More 

Dillsboro, North Carolina
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 2 nights and could not have been more pleased. The beautiful beach is right across the street, and great restaurants within walking distance (other great ones within a few minute drive). Topsail is not a Myrtle or Va Beach (thank God) so if you are looking for a throwback beach/Inn where mom-pop places still rule (and excel)... More 

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We try very hard to make every guest feel welcome and comfortable. Stay on top of maintenance (as much as possible) , keep mattresses new, walls painted, pool in tip top shape, linens in good repair, etc. We are known for clean!! And yes, our location is ideal too. Hope to see you again! More 

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75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This quaint little family owned motel was nice. The rooms and pool were clean and the owner was friendly. Each room has its own picnic table right outside of the door under the sheltered walk way.The rooms are a little small if you get the standard room with two queen beds but who goes to the beach to sit in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! When we remodeled, we could not make the rooms bigger so we did built-in shelving and seating (there was no where to sit in the those rooms except on the beds), built the wide porch and installed picnic tables to extend room to the outside. Most places have no where to sit outside and we thought... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place is a gem. Very clean and quiet. Would definitely come back. Only suggestion is to bring your own pillows as they were too hard for me. Great place only steps away from beach access. Extremely well maintained and the owner and staff are very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Sorry about the pillows. Staff are not to leave hard, flat pillows in room. Wish you would have asked for replacements. Glad you liked everything else and enjoyed your stay! Looking forward to your return. Thank you!!! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed there in October of 2014 and had a blast. We have another week scheduled for September 2015 and will be staying here again. This motel is very clean and the staff are very friendly. It's close to the beach and walking distance to many shops and places to eat.

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and look forward to seeing you again. We did more work in rooms over the winter to make things even nicer!! More 

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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We throughly enjoyed visit to Topsail beach and our three night stay at Island Inn during the Memorial Day weekend. The owner Barbra is very friendly and helpful. The property is attractive, clean, and located close to the beach and good restaurants, which are within walking distance. Our small dog was welcome. The rooms are clean and comfortable, not fancy... More 

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good stay. The girls are supposed to remove any flattened pillows from rooms and replace them with fluffy ones. I apologize for them not doing this and wish you would have said something. We would have gladly swapped them out for you. We strive for everyone to have the best stay possible. Thank you and... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The amenities are everything you basically need to have a comfortable stay. The Wi-Fi is strong enough to help you do some basic things - but you're at the beach, why do you need blazing fast Internet connection when this is a place to unplug, unwind and relax? It's ways very clean, the management and staff are always helpful and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Glad you like our place! We strive very hard to keep everything in tip-top shape! Happy when our customers are happy!! More 

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