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Chicago, IL
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Agree with reviews - the rooms are small and a bit funky, but clean. Beach access is great, and you can walk to restaurants near by. This location proved a bit farther than I thought it would be for visiting son at MCAS New River.

Thank attytravel
Surf City, North Carolina
Reviewed November 15, 2016

We live in Surf City full time. Needed more space for family visiting. What a wonderful family owned business. My mom and sister were very comfortable with the two Queen beds, the large bathroom, and the nice area for making light breakfast and snacks. We were all impressed by how extremely clean the whole room was. Tropical decor makes you...

Thank DPWILSON1003
Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

If you want a no frills room with decent amenities (fridge, microwave, table) book this hotel. If you like luxury hotels with updated everything, turn down service, etc.this is not the place for you. I am a bit of a hotel snob but I can also be very low maintenance. For the price this was fine. The place appeared clean...

Thank Louames
Reviewed November 2, 2016

Wonderful weekend celebrating our Wedding Anniversary Oct. 14-16th at Island Inn. Adorable place to stay & very clean inside & out. Right across the street from ocean & walking distance to restaurants & shops. All the staff were very nice. We will definitely be back again.

Thank Michele C
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 30, 2016

Totally agree with every review. Owners are exceedingly nice and the Inn is basic and clean. One small thing though - the rooms are non smoking which is great but you are allowed to smoke immediately outside with the door closed. So if the guests next door smoke then you be walking through the fumes like we were as the...

Thank paul n
mid Missouri
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The Island Inn is not a fancy, schmancy beach hotel/spa. It caters to people who come to Surf City to spend time on the beach or to go fishing. The rooms are pretty basic. Ours had a microwave and fridge next to a small seating area with table. We did not use the pool, but it was always sparkling clean....

Thank lmihal
Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The Island Inn is steps away from the ocean, restaurants, and shops. The owners are very sweet and nearby in case of emergencies. Our rooms (10 and 12) were very clean, smoke-free, unique, affordable, small and dark--not really "hang out" rooms so plan on spending your time on the beach or on the town. It's not glamorous but the Island...

Thank Zinnia3
Dayton, Ohio
Reviewed September 3, 2016

Clean, cozy rooms, great setup - beach literally right across street. We struggled to find a good setup that was pet friendly in the area and hit the jack-pot with Island Inn. Small locally owned (owner on premises) and ownership pride shows. Reasonably priced as well. Cute setup with picnic table in front of each room. We'll definitely be back.

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Nitro, West Virginia
Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Clean rooms, a great staff, and ideal location. The swimming pool is nice and very well kept. A short walk across the street and your at the beach! If your looking for a resort type hotel this probably isn't for you. But if your looking for a clean and cozy place to lay your head while visiting Topsail / Surf...

1Thank jessejamez
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

The location of this place is the best. The beach is just across the street! You can walk to restaurants and there are a couple of great stores around. We were in one of the room on the 1st floor near the pool and it was ok for the weekend. We had 2 teens with us. The room was clean...

2Thank Seinfe
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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island Inn is located in the heart of Surf City on beautiful Topsail Island. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee, hair dryers, and flat screen TVs. We have a pool and are located directly across from the beach. Walk to pier, marina, shops and restaurants. Come stay with the best! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 202 Goldsboro Ave, Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6811
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Price Range: $65 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
Island Inn Topsail Island, NC - Surf City
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“upstairs at end near ocean (rooms 7-10)”
 of 5 bubbles , Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“We were on the ground floor in a room with only one window. This window faced the pool. Second-story rooms might have more windows.”
 of 5 bubbles lmihal, Sep 25, 2016 | Read review
“Just let them know your party size and the intent of your trip, they're very careful to make sure that your room suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles 665lyndal, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“We loved room #18”
 of 5 bubbles DCLTraveler, Jun 21, 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in a variety of their rooms and all the rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles smason6264, May 29, 2016 | Read review
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