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Island Inn

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mid Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.... More 

Thank lmihal
High Point
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Once again we had a memorable stay at the Island Inn. The staff were as friendly as ever and the rooms were updated so they exceeded our expectations. As always we recommend the Island Inn to anyone not looking for resort style hotel. We definitely rate it a five star. More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank BSMorales
Nitro, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked two nights at Island Inn while visiting family who had rented a house. The room was cozy and had a nice kitchenette as well as a nook to sit at. Immediately outside of each room there was a small picnic table and hooks to hang wet towels and bathing suits. We enjoyed two very quiet... More 

1 Thank meganbeth4
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

My family loves this place. The Island Inn is a very nice, clean, well-kept place to stay in the heart of Surf City. It's perfectly located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and very close to the beach. A friend recommended this place our first time down here and we've never stayed anywhere else. Each year we look forward to... More 

Thank Kevin H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay. Rooms are clean, quaint, and very affordable. Within 50 yards to beach access and we can't wait to come again next year so we already booked our room and week. Owners are so sweet and the pool was refreshing. Had a very relaxing week.

Thank Laurie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We was very happy with the staff and all those working at the Island Inn... Rates were very reasonable and I'm sure we will stay again. Very clean place with a very clean and enjoyable surroundings. It's just steps from the beach which made going to the beach simple and fun... The parking area was has nice big spaces so... More 

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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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