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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so impressed by the gracious hospitality of Lucy and Lou Athey, and loved our cozy and comfortable room (we chose 'Newport'). Lucy and Lou took great care to make everything perfect for our brief stay - including complimentary cocktails at 5 and breakfast to order in the morning. All in all, we were extremely pleased with the Inn...

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InnAtOriental, Owner at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this review. You all were a delight! Please come back! Lucy and Lou

Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful weekend at the Inn with friends in early December. The accomodations were very comfortable and the proprietors were wonderful. They gave us a special happy hour where we sat by the fire our first night and hosted their first oyster roast after the local Christmas parade that afternoon. Oriental is a charming town and we plan...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Judy. Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Spirit of Christmas is a special time in Oriental and having your group here to share in the festivities made it even more special. We are happy that our accommodations were met your needs and we look forward to your return visit. Best Regards, Jim Moore.

Edisto Island, South Carolina
Reviewed December 22, 2016

We came here with friends for a weekend - an enchanting inn and town. The owners, Lucy and Lou, go over and above to ensure your visit to the Inn and Oriental is perfect. The inn is beautiful with each room different - all are nicely decorated and very clean. Each evening you are invited for a drink in the...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Vicki. Thank you for your 5 star review of our Inn. We love having you guys visit, but especially when you bring your friends. We are happy that we were able to be a part of making your visit to Oriental and The Inn one that will have you continuing to return. We look forward to the next time...

Chapin, South Carolina
Reviewed December 12, 2016

My husband and I just enjoyed a great weekend in Oriental, NC. It was our first time there and the village was celebrating Christmas with a parade, decorations, entertainment and much more. Loved the village. Our stay at the Inn made our weekend extra special. We had the Charleston room which was large, lovely and very comfortable. The living room...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Fran. Thank you for your 5 star review of The Inn at Oriental. We were so glad to have you and your friends here to help us celebrate "Spirit Of Christmas." Thanks also for your kind words regarding our accommodations. We sincerely want people to feel like they are at home and not just visiting. While we certainly look...

Merritt, North Carolina
Reviewed November 22, 2016

This warm and inviting inn is within easy walking distance to all that this quaint and quirky village has to offer... from great sailing to entertainment to just relaxing in charming surroundings. Our room (Charleston) was spacious and very comfortable. The common areas were lovely and included the living room where the generous Happy Hour is held, the sun-filled dining...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hello from The Inn at Oriental and thank you for your 5 star review. We are happy that our accommodations and services met your needs. Your kind words are very much appreciated. We love our Inn and want you to feel like you are at home. Looking forward to your next visit to The Inn at Oriental. Best Regards, Jim...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed November 14, 2016

I got married this past Saturday in Oriental and myself along with several of my friends and guests stayed here. I fell in love with this B&B. Lucy & Lou are so wonderful and friendly and were so helpful to this bride! From borrowing scissors and tape to keeping us stocked with pretzel sticks and drinks, they could not have...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Denise. Thank you for your 5 star review of The Inn at Oriental. I hope that this finds the newlyweds happy and doing well. We are so glad that you, not only, chose Oriental as a place to be married, but chose The Inn for your special weekend. We were happy that the accommodations here at The Inn met...

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Went with two other couples for a fine weekend in Oriental. Crazy about Lou and Lucy, the Innkeepers. Breakfast was ample and delicious both mornings, as were the nightly cocktail/wine hours. What a hospitable place! We hope to return again soon.

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Greetings from The Inn at Oriental and thank you for your 4 star review. We are glad that our accommodations were to your satisfaction and that you enjoyed breakfast and our cocktail hour. We enjoyed having you as our guest and look forward to your return visit real soon. Best Regards, Jim Moore

Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We recently spent five nights in The Inn at Oriental. This was our first experience at a B&B and if this inn is a good representation of other B&B's I can promise you it won't be our last. Lucy and Lou Athey are the innkeepers and you will never meet two warmer people. We were scheduled to go right after...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Bruce. Greetings from The Inn at Oriental and thank you for your 5 star review. If memory serves me correctly, you were here for the Oriental School of Sailing. We are so happy that you chose The Inn and that our accommodations met your needs. We value our guests comments and want them to feel they are at home...

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I had passed by the Inn at Oriental on previous occasions and wanted to try it this time. I was pleasantly surprised. The rates are the same all year long and very reasonable. The room was nice, food was good and the we had a very pleasant time at the cocktail hour visiting with the owners and the other guests....

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Hi Sharon. Greetings from The Inn at Oriental and thank you for your 4 star review. Your comments are very important to us and we are glad that our accommodations met your expectations. The Inn is our home and we want our guests to feel it is theirs during their visit. We look forward to your return visit. Best Regards,...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed September 26, 2016

Enjoyed my stay in the Nantucket room at the Inn at Oriental. Hosts Lucy and Lou make you feel very welcome and can help you get acquainted with the area. The photos and description accurately depicted the room. The Nantucket had a private deck which made loading and unloading luggage convenient. The king size bed was very comfortable and the...

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InnAtOriental, Innkeeper at The Inn at Oriental, responded to this review

Greetings from The Inn at Oriental and thank you for your 5 star review. We truly appreciate your kind words and are glad that our accommodations met or exceeded your expectations. We strive to make our Inn your "home away from home" while our are in Oriental. We too are happy that you chose The Inn at Oriental and look...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Inn at Oriental

Address: 508 Church St, PO Box 726, Oriental, NC 28571-9294
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Oriental
Number of rooms: 12
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“The Newport, Nantucket and Charleston rooms were especially nice, but all were very comfortable (family members stayed in other rooms).”
 of 5 bubbles williamvP2341HM, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“One of the websites described this as a budget B&B. I wasn't expecting much with that description but decided to see for myself.”
 of 5 bubbles 512swm, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Very quiet rooms -”
  • The king size bed with wonderful linens and environmentally friendly quilt was extremely comfort
 of 5 bubbles Vicki802, Aug 9, 2016 | Read review
“The Loft room was quite spacious. For pets, call ahead to reserve the rooms that accommodate pets with an attached outside veranda.”
 of 5 bubbles 640zoew, Jun 30, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have outdoor patios.”
 of 5 bubbles BrookeG854, Jun 26, 2016 | Read review
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