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102 Islander Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2428
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 01/26/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 3 hotels in Emerald Isle
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.9
Value
3.6
Let the adventure begin at our Emerald Isle North Carolina Hotel and Resort! The Islander Hotel & Resort provides an array of activities under the sun. Our oceanfront resort is full of energy and experiences that will create a lifetime of memories for all ages. Whether you want to soak up the beach or lounge by the pool, the Islander Hotel and Resort provides an atmosphere of relaxation and fun for all who visit. Please note that we are currently undergoing renovations to our property, creating the possibility of noises and visual disruptions due to construction. Issues with television and phone services have also been reported as a result of the construction.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Vending machine
Beach
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Bicycles available
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Rebecca wrote a review Jul 2022
Raleigh, North Carolina7 contributions
We just returned from a 3 night stay at the Islander. We thoroughly enjoyed it! As a native North Carolinian I can say that location on the beach and a clean room is all you need. This hotel exceeded my expectations. We stayed in a corner room ocean front. When we weren't on the beach or in the pool we were on our balcony enjoying our fabulous view. The breezes were spectacular. Our room was updated and clean. The bathroom was clean. We had a kitchenette with a coffee maker, larger fridge and a microwave. The staff at the desk were very nice and whenever I needed coffee, creamers, or towels they were able to help me. By the way coffee is free in the lobby day and night. The pool was a great spot for kids. We plan to return!!! Thank you Islander for this vacation!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean Front is worth the extra cost!!!
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for our review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay, our friendly staff and cleanliness! We look forward to seeing you again should you visit the area again! Barry Eagle, Owner
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Tina wrote a review Jun 2022
Rock Hill, South Carolina3 contributions
If you are a non-smoker, you will have an issue here. Although no smoking signs are posted at the pool, they are ignored. There is a “common area” (happened to be right outside our room - 218) where there’s a huge ashtray that looks like it hasn’t been emptied in weeks. The day we were leaving people had congregated there and were very loud. Around 7 a.m. Wasn’t a problem for us, since we were headed out. I felt bad for the families with sleeping children. The bathroom in this room needs updated in a very bad way. Ceiling has cracks in it. Toilet has some ugly looking glue around the bottom and curtain rod is hung wrong. Positives: Very good location and staff is super friendly and helpful!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Barry Eagle, Owner at Islander Hotel & Resort
Responded Jun 13, 2022
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotels location and friendly staff! However, I want to sincerely apologize for the issues that you encountered. Your feedback will be addressed with our on-site team so that we will improve in the future. We hope that you will consider staying with us again when you travel back to the area. Barry Eagle, Owner
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Eric B wrote a review May 2022
Longwood, Florida37 contributions40 helpful votes
My title sums up my review. First - Beautiful location right on the beach! Beautiful view. Also, my wife and I are pretty picky about cleanliness (we've generally avoided ABnBs for this reason - most don't measure up) - and this place is quite nicely cleaned - we noticed staff deep- cleaning the hotel during out stay - fantastic! Our room was very clean! Let talk about staff - Ally and Kat were standouts - friendly, southern-style hospitality. Much appreciated. Its so tough to find good staff and these two are gems - I hope the Islander folks know this is a big part of what make a hotel a place to which you look forward to returning. There was no daily housekeeping, which was a touch disappointing, but then again, in this climate, when you provide friendly service, with a clean room in a premium location, i'll make my own bed and go get more towels when i need them. Rooms - we stayed in 305 which was nicely renovated but the the location was less than desirable. We moved to 140 which could use an update but which is an absolutely A+ location. I would not hesitate to return but would much prefer to stay on the beach side - the price uptick is worth the vista in my view. This was our first time in EI - but with family nearby, we'll certainly be back and this would be my first choice on my next stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Its a big property and location may matter. Plus, some rooms are renovated and others older....
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Responded May 24, 2022
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our hotels location! We look forward to seeing you again when you travel back to the area. Barry Eagle, Owner
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Jack J wrote a review Apr 2022
Fincastle2 contributions1 helpful vote
What a beautiful spot. Right on the beach, spectacular views from our first floor patio. Really enjoyed the hotel. Wish they offered a breakfast option, since rules are you can't cook in the room. But our room was lovely and the staff super friendly. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded Apr 28, 2022
Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and our hotels friendly staff! We look forward to seeing you again when you travel back to the area. Barry Eagle, Owner
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sswearingen wrote a review Nov 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Very nice ocean view and staff. Rooms could have been cleaner and pretty run down. It is the only hotel with an ocean view. We think black mold is growing on the ceilng in the bathroom. The rooms had a bad smell in them. The tv in one of the rooms did not work.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Barry Eagle, Owner at Islander Hotel & Resort
Responded Nov 16, 2021
Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed our hotels location and friendly staff! However, I want to sincerely apologize for the cleanliness issue that you encountered. Your feedback will be addressed with our on-site team so that we will improve in the future. We hope that you will consider staying with us again when you travel back to the area. Barry Eagle, Owner
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Sandra P wrote a review Sep 2021
Charlton, Massachusetts, United States50 contributions39 helpful votes
Just steps to to the beach! It was nice to be able to go back and forth from our room to the beach when wanted a drink etc. BUT the room we were in was not the best and not what it looked like on the website.When we checked in we were told we had a re -furbished room.Can't imagine what was re-furbished.Maybe the floor? No privacy from living area and bedroom area.Kitchenette was also used as bathroom sink with mirror.Lighting over the sink was too bright and we honestly couldn't see ourselves to do make up etc.One big negative is the fact that it was an adjoining room and trust me we could hear everything in the other room! With all that being said we loved the location and will go back but not in the Islander king rooms.Next time we'll try to book a suite upstairs hopefully oceanront!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Barry Eagle, Owner at Islander Hotel & Resort
Responded Sep 28, 2021
Thank you for your review! I'm glad to hear that overall, you had an enjoyable stay with us during your visit. I appreciate your feedback in your survey and we will use this information to continue to grow and provide a better experience for our guests. We hope you will consider staying with us again the next time you stay in the area.   Barry Eagle, Owner
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guys4t wrote a review Aug 2021
Winston Salem, North Carolina2 contributions2 helpful votes
For the past 4-5 years, this has been our “go to” place! Unfortunately, this treasure is quickly turning into trash. Our beds were horrible. You sink into the mattresses which doesn’t make a good nights rest. There was a roach in our room. Yes, a ROACH. When we told the front desk, they said it wasn’t. It was just some water bug native to the area. Naw, y’all! That thing was a huge roach! So guess who had to keep their luggage in the garage just in case those “water bugs” wanted to relocate to my home?! Also, there shouldn’t be ANYTHING crawling in my hotel room. The hallway needs the carpets cleaned, and the walls either painted or wiped down. The bathroom grout as well. The lobby looks great but it’s obvious the minimum is being done to take care of the rooms in this once awesome place. We left early!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: On beach, awful beds, bugs
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Responded Aug 5, 2021
Thank you for your review. I am pleased to know that our staff was amazing! However, I want to sincerely apologize for the cleanliness and pest issues that you encountered in your guest room. I take all of your concerns very seriously and have reached out to our on-site management team in order to address your concerns promptly and our staff accordingly. If you would please contact the hotel, Ally would be happy to help with discussing your stay further and offering concessions for the inconvenience. Our pest control provider, Orkin will be coming to the hotel to perform pest control services. I was recently informed that management was unable to find your reservation in our system. Again, I sincerely apologize and wish you safe travels in the future. Barry Eagle, Owner
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mabks65 wrote a review Aug 2021
Walkertown, North Carolina2 contributions
I have been staying at the Islander for the last 10 years. NEVER AGAIN! I stayed at the Inlet, which is the newest part of this property. The beds are completely worn out. My friend and I were sinking in the middle. When we informed the gentleman at the front desk about this he was rude and showed no concern. We had to go and buy a pair of boogie boards to insert under the mattress to keep from sinking. In addition, That evening we had a large cockroach running in the room After screaming and running around I was able to kill it. Disgusting!!!! When we informed the front desk. We were told they were water bugs. No it wasn’t. This was a cockroach with long antennas. Water bugs don’t have long antennas. This is a sad day for my friend and I since we have enjoyed staying at this property for years. To the owner: you need to put money into your property and maintain it. Your location is unique but it is not all.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Aug 5, 2021
Thank you for your review. I am very disappointed to know that we were unable to meet your expectations during your stay with us. I want to sincerely apologize for the comfort and pest issues that you experienced during your stay with us. I take the issues that you have described very seriously and have reached out to our on-site management team in order to address your concerns promptly and our staff accordingly. Our pest control provider, Orkin will be coming to our hotel to perform pest control services. I have recently been informed that management would like to discuss your stay further and offer concessions for the inconvenience, if you would please reach out to the hotel and ask for Ally. Again, I sincerely apologize and wish you safe travels in the future. Barry Eagle, Owner
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Emily W wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was my second trip to the Islander. It was just as fabulous as the first. It is in a perfect location on Emerald Island. From the back of the hotel, it’s a perfect view of the ocean. They even have 2 lay down hammocks and two chair hammocks. These were perfect to lounge in at the end of the day. The room we had was the Islander Palm Queen. It was a great size and spacious for the 5 people we had in the room.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Barry Eagle, Owner at Islander Hotel & Resort
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Thank you for your review! We're very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your overall stay with us and our staff was able to exceed your expectations. We take customer service very seriously and are always happy to hear that we are successful in showing our guests that quality of service. We hope to see you again the next time you choose to visit Emerald Isle, NC!  Barry Eagle, Owner   
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Amber S wrote a review Aug 2021
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This was our 2nd stay and will not be our last. We have already booked for next year. The convenience to the beach is amazing and a grocery store nearby makes it even better. The rooms are spacious and clean. I love that there is a broom cause we can sweep up the sand 10x a day... Lol. We had a large group, and we loved the great area around the pool to be able to hang out together, the hammocks are so relaxing, and some in our group rented bikes and rode daily. The #1 attraction is the beach though and frankly with all the stuff required to spend a day on the beach we would not be able to do it if we weren't staying RIGHT on the beach. So thankful this hotel is here. They were not doing daily housekeeping but the front desk or any of the workers that you see around the hotel were very kind and attentive when we needed towels, toilet paper or trash bags. It make the stay that much easier. Also one of my kids loves the complementary hot chocolate.... Even though it was 90° outside... Lol. Thank you. We will be back.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Barry Eagle, Owner at Islander Hotel & Resort
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Thank you for your review! We're very pleased to hear that we could meet and exceed your expectations and you felt well accommodated during your stay with us. We hope to see you again the next time you choose to visit Emerald Isle!  Barry Eagle, Owner
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PRICE RANGE
$160 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
islander inn and suites, islander hotel emerald isle
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastEmerald Isle
NUMBER OF ROOMS
81
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Frequently Asked Questions about Islander Hotel & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Islander Hotel & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Water Boggan (0.2 miles), Emerald Forest Golf (0.6 miles), and Goose Creek Growler Company (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Islander Hotel & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Islander Hotel & Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Islander Hotel & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Islander Hotel & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Caribsea, Rucker Johns, and Lazzara's Pizza & Subs.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Islander Hotel & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Islander Hotel & Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Islander Hotel & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Islander Hotel & Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.