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Captain Newton's Inn

120 W Moore St Intersection of Lord and Moore Street., Southport, NC 28461-3828
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Contactless check-in
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#1 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Southport
The Captain Newton's Inn is the restored 1886 home of renowned river pilot Captain Walker Newton and is set in historic Southport, NC only one block from the Cape Fear river and downtown Southport. This B&B is the perfect place to slow down and enjoy the soothing cadence of a quaint fishing village while sitting on one of three porches enjoying the sea breezes or stroll the welcoming waterfront. All rooms have king beds, private baths, access to an upstairs porch as well as use of a downstairs porch. There is a breakfast each morning. Wine/cheese in the afternoon and a host of non alcoholic beverages. Each room has a refrig. & keurig coffee maker. After a hot summer day sip a cold drink on the front porch. Relax. Take a day trip to Bald Head, Oak Island, Ft. Fisher, visit shops, etc. Enjoy -stay in Southport. We also have bikes upon request with helmets for use. The pool is open to enjoy 11AM-6PM. Please call for details.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Air conditioning
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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tpayne2021 wrote a review Sep 3
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We really enjoyed our weekend stay at Captain Newton's Inn. The house was comfortable, quaint and well decorated. The owners were very cordial and attentive to your needs. We would definitely recommend Captain Newton's Inn for your stay in Southport.
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Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Lisa Fosbury, Owner at Captain Newton's Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for much for your kind words regarding your stay at Captain Newton's Inn. We try to be attentive and it sounds like you really liked the Inn and Southport. We like our location and can even see downtown and the ICW from the front porch. We are so fortunate to call Southport Home. Thank you for visiting. Take care.
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Chartman2 wrote a review Sep 3
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Excellent accommodations. Would not hesitate to revisit Captain Newton's Inn. The owners are very pleasant and welcoming. The location is perfect. We are looking forward to visiting again soon and often.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: August 2021
Response from Lisa Fosbury, Owner at Captain Newton's Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so thankful you did visit and we do hope you come back and visit. Southport is such a great place and we love to make Captain Newton's Inn your place of choice. Our location is something we enjoy and hope you did too. Please come back. Take care.
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D Bowles wrote a review Jul 2021
Greenville, South Carolina109 contributions22 helpful votes
The Inn went beyond our expectations. Hugh and Lisa were gracious host. They opened their home to us providing many outstanding extra amenties. Afternoon wine and cheese boards. Daily soft drinks and other beverages with light snacks. Use of bicycles, pool, beach towels, and coolers. Morning breakfast was always nice with the option of eating inside or out by the pool. They were very knowledgeable about the area and we appreciated all the advice of things to do. We stayed in Captain Newton's room with a great view of downtown and a bit if the waterfront. You cannot get a better location in Historical Southport with all of your additional extras than here at the Captain Newton's Inn. We did find ourselves in a quandary once during our trip and Hugh and Lisa came through for us then. We have the upmost respect for them and will return for another visit.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Highly recommend atleast a 3 or 4 night stay
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Response from Lisa Fosbury, Owner at Captain Newton's Inn
Responded Aug 3, 2021
Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay while here at CNI. It’s one of our pleasures to see guests enjoying all Southport has to offer. After relocating to so many different states, it’s incredible to call Southport home. We are glad you enjoyed. Take care.
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Robert M wrote a review Jun 2021
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My wife and I were looking for a quick getaway. We were not disappointed with Captain Newton’s! The owners, Lisa and Hugh have never met a stranger.They made us feel like we had been longtime friends from the moment we first met them.As for the Inn itself, a beautiful old restored home with an incredible pool and hot tub and garden area surrounding it. If you didn’t know you were in Southport North Carolina, you think you were in the Florida Keys. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Lisa Fosbury, Owner at Captain Newton's Inn
Responded Jun 29, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We are truly humbled. We tried to create an atmosphere that was relaxing, had Southern Charm, history and comfort. It was a big compliment because we love the Florida keys. Thank you again. Our location right in town is so unique but because we are so centrally located to get around on foot, we wanted to create a private space for our guests. I am so glad you came to the Captain Newton's Inn and hope you will both be back again. Take Care. Lisa
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rebok6 wrote a review Jun 2021
Knoxville, Tennessee12 contributions
I had a beautiful stay for 6 nights at Captain Newton’s Inn. Lisa and her husband were so thoughtful and accommodating. Continental breakfast with wonderful pastries. In the afternoon cheese, crackers, nuts and wine. Also water, and soft drinks available. The bed linens were so nice. I loved having the separate sitting room as well as the various sitting areas in the B&B. The pool is nice on those hot days. While in Southport we visited the waterfront, Oak Island, and Caswell Beach. We walked the town, along the waterfront and shopped. We ate lunch and/or dinner at Fishy Fishy Cafe, Frying Pan, Oliver’s, and Blue Cow Grille. We had dessert at Oliver’s. We did eat breakfast two days out at The Locals, and Saucy Southerner. We also had coffee shakes at Port City Java. For a beautiful sunset you want to walk to the gazebo on Brunswick Street and visit the various locations where the Safe Haven was filmed. Other movies and tv shows were filmed here and the information with a map can be found at Fort Johnston Southport Museum. One of the days my sister and I walked 10 miles. Since my sister could not stay the full week, my husband spent the rest of the week with me. There are so many things still to be seen here that I didn’t go to during my stay such as taking a ferry to Bald Head Island or the other beaches. I would stay here again and I will be back to visit Southport. Such a friendly, peaceful, safe place
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lisa Fosbury, Owner at Captain Newton's Inn
Responded Jun 17, 2021
Thank you so much for sharing your experience and mentioning all the great places you visited in Southport. What I like so much about our location is how easy it is to walk to downtown (one block area) to the maritime museum, The Fort, The visitor center etc. not to mention all the great places to eat within two blocks and shop. I still pinch myself and am so thankful to call Southport home.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Captain Newton's Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Captain Newton's Inn?
Nearby attractions include Southport Pier and RIverwalk (0.09 miles), North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport (0.2 miles), and Fort Johnston - Southport Museum & Visitors Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Captain Newton's Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Captain Newton's Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Captain Newton's Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Captain Newton's Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Captain Newton's Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mr. P's Bistro, Moore Street Market Cafe & Deli, and Moore Street Oyster Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Captain Newton's Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Captain Newton's Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Southport.
Are there any historical sites close to Captain Newton's Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bald Head Island Lighthouse (3.3 miles).