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Ocean Isle Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   37 West First Street, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469   |  
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Wooster, Ohio
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“It has it all!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We have spent numerous summer vacations for 15 years with extended family members but always stayed at an ocean front beach property. Now that everyone is grown and live in other parts of the world, we went alone for a quick two-day memory trip. We chose the Ocean Isle Inn for our nights and were certainly impressed. For starters it is so interesting to be on the island in May rather than the heated summer vacation days.

The Inn was very clean and tidy. We reserved a king-sized ocean view room that sported a balcony overlooking the pool and a backdrop of the ocean, all bright and glittery as we'd remembered. We liked the tile floors in the rooms, the inviting conference room for their complementary breakfasts, their white pillows and bedspreads. We especially like the cleanliness of the balcony chairs as that is not usually what we find.

The indoor and outdoor pools were totally clean and the hot tub by the inside pool was actually hot. We were very impressed.

Room Tip: The ocean view is wonderful but the ocean is wonderful so no matter where you stay, the ocean is onl...
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  • Stayed May 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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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for kind comments about your recent stay at our property. Our entire staff strives to make sure that our property is well maintained, clean and comfortable. Its rewarding for us to know that you enjoyed your time with us and found our hotel to be to your liking. We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Cute little oceanfront Inn. Quaint, clean, comfortable rooms. Perfect way to relax and unwind before and after a long day of deep sea fishing. Hotel staff was very helpful and accommodating. Oceanview rooms have balconies and unobstructed views. Has pools (indoor and outdoor). Located right on the ocean.

Room Tip: Ask for an oceanview room.
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  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you so much for offering us and our readers your positive comments about your recent stay with us. We are happy know that you had a relaxing time and found our inn to be "quaint, clean and comfortable." Indeed, we do offer a relaxing and friendly atmosphere after a long day of fishing and the views from our oceanfront balconies can't be beat. We look forward to having you stay wish us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lovely place to stay. Oceanside room with a great view. Awesome venue for the wedding we attended! Room was clean and the beds were very comfortable!! Great place for Non smokers as managment is serious about its no smoking policy in the rooms and common areas. Very nice pools indoor and outdoor. Beach access was convienent!
Wifi was spotty and we had no access after 11pm..No one in the office answered the phone when we were ready to do early checkout at 5 am-we just used the key drop box on the way out.
Great value and An Awesome location for a wedding!

Room Tip: Choose beachside. Ask for a room away from the pool if you like a quiet room
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  • Stayed April 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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Oceanisleinn, social media director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for sharing your comments about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and the wedding we hosted for your loved ones. Beach Weddings are quite popular at our oceanfront facility and we strive to make each one as perfect and memorable as it can be for all involved. We do apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our free WIFI. We are working with our service provider to improve our WIFI and expand our bandwidth for our guests. We are sorry that our night attendant missed you during check out. Our night attendants do perform routine safety checks around our property and are away from the desk at times. We are glad you located the key drop box by the front door of our office just for such circumstances.

Once again, we're happy to know that you had an enjoyable time while attending the wedding at our property. We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Ocean Isle Inn is located on a nice quiet and friendly beach in N.C. Hotel staff friendly and location is easy to find and access. Rooms are ample and every room has an ocean view and balcony. Reasonable rates off season but pricey otherwise and a microwave and coffee pot just won't cut it for anyone, especially families staying for any length over 1 night. Area is very limited when it comes to dining out so this may be a good base to stay just drive to find a decent place to eat. Internet access, nice pool and okay free breakfast each morning.

Room Tip: All rooms are good, great pool and family friendly. The free breakfast is ok but BETTER than what y...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, April 4, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback about your recent stay with us. We value each guests opinion on the service they received while staying with us. We are happy to know that you found our property to be clean and our staff friendly. Each of our rooms are equipped with a coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave, suitable for preparing in-room snacks and refreshments. There are also a number of restaurants within 5-10 minutes of our hotel, some within walking distance, that offer a great variety of menu options. Any of our staff members would have been more than happy to help you find the perfect dining establishment. Still, we are happy that you enjoyed your time with us and we will pass along your kind words to our staff. We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Durham, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Just visited Ocean Isle NC with my three sisters, an annual gathering generally around St. Patrick's Day! We had a lovely weekend of warmish weather and sun plus a great hotel stay at the Ocean Isle Inn. A day trip to Southport was remarkably relaxing for a day spent walking and shopping and lunch was a highlight at Fishy Fishy on the water. Lovely town with interesting history and views to die for. We strolled, talked, laughed, ate, relished each others time and were grateful that we were lucky enough to be together and able to enjoy such bounty!

Room Tip: Choose Oceanfront otherwise you are looking over a street which I'm sure is busy in summer.
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  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for choosing the Ocean Isle Inn as your gathering place for you and your sisters. We are delighted to know that you all enjoyed your time with us and we're pleased to be a part of such a reunion. Brunswick County has numerous beaches and small villages, each having a unique charm about them. Southport is especially nice, with its numerous shops and waterfront views. We hope to be of service to you and your sisters during your next excursion to the Ocean Isle area.

Kind regards

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Glenmoore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

What a great time we had this weekend! Ocean Isle Beach is a cozy little seaside area in North Carolina. Our hotel, Ocean Isle Inn, was the best value we have experienced in years! We had ocean front rooms-spacious, adjoining, with microwave, refrigerator, TV, balcony, coffee maker with tea, sugar etc-and queen beds-fit for queens! Comfy, soft sheets and pillows; table and chairs, multiple types of lighting! Although it was a little too cool to use the outside pool, the area was a lovely setting for reading, and snoozing. The heated pool and hot tub fulfilled our aquatic hopes, while the long, deep beach was sufficient for sunrise strolls and shell searching. The complimentary breakfast, helpful front desk staff, and perfect location to several seaside towns, places this getaway at the top of our "Hope to Return Soon" list. This is a real GEM!

Room Tip: Ocean front rooms provide the best "'seaside experience" with the breezes, sounds and...
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  • Stayed March 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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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words about our property and our staff. It is always rewarding to know that a guest has received the level of service they expect. Our entire staff works diligently to assure that our guests have the stay they desire. We are pleased that you found our place to be a real "gem" and are particularly honored to be included on your "Hope to return soon" list. We look forward to giving you the royal treatment during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Hillsborough, NC
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is a nice beachside hotel at a reasonable price.

In March we paid $89.10 for a room without an ocean view ($101.46 with taxes). We didn't pay for the view because we knew we wouldn't be spending time IN the room. Our view of the inner-coastal waterway was still quite nice. Our room was surprisingly large and very comfortable with tile floors. There was no "musty" odor like many beachside hotels suffer from, and there was no smell of "deodorizers" that are often used to cover musty odors. The two queen beds were very comfortable — much better than most hotel beds. The windows can be opened which is NICE! The only negative of the rooms — if you have LOUD neighbors, you will hear it as the walls are THIN.

There is a large outside pool, a small inside pool and an inside hot-tub. There are no tennis courts and no restaurant (breakfast is served in the conference room), but there is BEACH as far as the eye can see, and it's a very nice beach!

There are 2-floors of rooms with open-air parking below, so the rooms are essentially second and third floor. This protects the rooms from a possible storm-surge during hurricanes, eliminates the moisture problems that can lead to mildew and musty orders, and REALLY IMPROVES THE VIEWS!.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for sharing your positive comments about our property and your recent stay with us. It is rewarding for us to get feedback from our valued guests, such as yourself. We are pleased to know that your found our rooms to be clean and comfortable and especially enjoyed the tile floors. We specifically wanted to eliminate the typical musty smell carpets tend to have along the coast and, as you noted, the tile floor serves this purpose. We're glad you noticed! We certainly look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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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
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Isle Inn 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the coast of southeastern North Carolina is the Ocean Isle Inn. An Oceanfront property which is the perfect oasis for leisure travel, beach weddings, golf outings, family reunions or even business. Enjoy our beaches and all the amenities ... more   less 
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