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“Our Enjoyable Islander Inn Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Islander Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   57 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469   |  
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Goldsboro NC
2 reviews
“Our Enjoyable Islander Inn Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We have been staying at the Islander Inn off and on for a number of years and have always been very well taken care of. Our visits have always been relaxing and supported by a very attentive staff. The Continental breakfast they provide is the best we have enjoyed along the east coast. What is of most importance is that they remember if you have stayed with them before, so when you call for a reservation they do not waste your time with a lot of unnecessary questions to confirm your reservation. Their website and e-mail let you know exactly what to expect when you arrive. In addition they are willing to accommodate large groups of which we have had (bringing All Star baseball teams) to their hotel and accommodating groups of teenage boys and girls who may be a bit loud on occassion. If additional assistane is needed to get to and set up on the beach their staff is willing to work with you. As a disabled vet I am glad to have their facility available to me and my family and their prices are more than competitive. I and my family had many enjoyable stays there and plan on many more.

Room Tip: Rooms in the 1100 or 1200 suites facing the ocean offer the best views and at times you can even see...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn and sincerely value repeat customers such as yourself. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach.
Warmest Regards,
Simon Smith
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • 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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WIlson NC
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

My husband and I prefer going to the beach in the winter, when it is much less populated, so we booked an online special. We were impressed by almost everything at the hotel. Very nice, very clean, updated, even on the ocean! The beds were nice and new, just a little soft for our liking, but we were just fine. I will say the indoor pool not being heated was a disappointment, but I suspected that when it only said "indoor pool" on the website. They did have a heated jacuzzi. Ocean Isle is such a sweet little town, yet close enough to the chaos of Myrtle Beach if that's what you want to spend your day doing.The staff here was helpful and outgoing. The breakfast was better than just continental, yet not a full scope breakfast. We will definitely be visiting them again!

Room Tip: Top floor, oceanfront if you can stand the steps. If not, request a building near the elevator!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach.
In regards to the indoor pool we have ordered a new heater and it will installed this week.
Warmest Regards,
Simon Smith
General Manager
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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My wife and I love this place. It's a great place for us to getaway for the weekend. This is our 2nd time staying here and we will definitely be back. The employees are all super friendly, rooms are very clean, and it's so relaxing. It would also be a great place to bring the kids. Ocean Isle is such a beautiful beach.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn and sincerely value repeat customers such as yourself. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach!
Warmest Regards,
Simon Smith
General Manager
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Supply NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My family and I stayed at the islander for the weekend of the super bowl. We wanted a quiet place where the boys would be comfortable and safe, and my husband and I could relax. Everyone had a great time enjoying the oceanfront landscape and indoor hot tub. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach!
Warmest Regards,
Simon Smith
General Manager
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Elkins, West Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Everyone working here was so helpful and friendly. It was a great winter getaway. Not luxury, just a nice clean hotel with a fabulous view of the ocean and wonderful beach access. I'd stay again if I'm back to OIB.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. I will pass along your compliments to our staff. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach!
Warmest Regards,
Simon Smith
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Just got home from staying at the islander. Very Clean. Great price. Stay in or close to bldg. 2 if u want near pool and breakfast room. Great location close to pier. Fish were biting in the surf at the hotel. You can't go wrong with this place.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your time at the Islander Inn and sincerely value repeat customers such as yourself. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on our behalf. Your kind words about our property and staff are very much appreciated. Again, we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Ocean Isle Beach!
Warmest Regards,
Marnie Williamson
General Manager
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Bradenton, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Booked two oceanfront rooms online in September. Called this week to confirm. Good we did, because they only had one room. They tried to make our second one just a Soundview. Despite faxing our confirmation for 2 oceanfront rooms and their own email confirming it, they claimed otherwise. Be careful if you try to modify a confirmation online and/or cancel....their system stinks and they apparently don't look at DIFFERENT confirmation numbers. They didn't even seem to understand their own online confirmation system. Also, they obviously move reservations to get the most money for a holiday weekend. We were planning to leave on a Saturday, and they no doubt wanted it booked through Sunday. The reservation people were unhelpful, stubborn, and unaccommodating despite the written confirmations. We decided to cancel the whole thing....probably they will be as unaccommodating when you get there. We went elsewhere!!!!

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Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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theIslanderInn, General Manager at Islander Inn, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
Dear Valued Guest,
Please allow me to begin by extending my most sincere apology for any deficiencies in service you may have experienced on the phone with one of our Reservationists. I am embarrassed that this was your experience with us as we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. I am investigating your report and will address with our staff. We do care what you think of our establishment and more importantly, we care about your experience at our inn and with our staff. I hope you will accept our apology and consider giving us a second chance when making travel arrangements to Ocean Isle Beach.
Warmest Regards,
Marnie Williamson
General Manager
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Address: 57 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Ocean Isle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Islander Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As an oceanfront hotel in Ocean Isle Beach, The Islander Inn overlooks one of the most pristine North Carolina beaches. The Islander Inn is conveniently located within walking distance to several restaurants, shops, an arcade, miniature golf, and museum. The Inn is also just a 10 minute drive from 25 world-class golf courses and hundreds of first-rate restaurants. Famous for its peace and quiet, this intimate oceanfront facility appeals to the young couple, vacationing family, golf enthusiast, or beachcomber who enjoys superior accommodations and breathtaking views of the most beautiful beach on the East Coast. All oceanfront rooms feature a 50in. plasma television. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and telephone with voice mail capability. Room rates include daily housekeeping, deluxe continental breakfast, free WiFi, access to our outdoor oceanfront pool with Tiki bar, indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi and fitness room. ... more   less 
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Islander Hotel Ocean Isle Beach
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