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“Lack of security”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Marsh Harbour Inn

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Marsh Harbour Inn
Moncure, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lack of security”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

We had a room that was attached to a suite. The connecting door on our side was not equipt to be locked. A stranger did pop their head in when we were resting. This took the intamacy out of our trip and we didn't sleep well either knowing that we weren't secure. Everything else was beautiful, but how restful can a vacation be if you don't feel safe?

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

It is really annoying to repeatedly read about properties that are 5 star in such unjustified negative way by travelers who evidently watching what they spend. Don't get me wrong, there is NOTHING wrong with traveling on a budget, however, when you visit BHI, you KNOW that you will have to dig a bit deeper in your pocket, than any other beach island towns in NC. BHI is an exclusive and very eloquent hideway,... not to sound elitist here, because I certainly allocate a budget to our travels... but....don't complain if you pay more for your breakfast or hotel room or whatever service you are using. The Marsh Harbour Inn is a wonderful property, with beautiful decorated Suites and stunning vistas, in prime location right on the idyllic harbor. It really is annoying to read negative reviews about this great property, when the main reason why guests are complaining, is because they think prices are overinflated. Heck yeah, they are. You are staying in and paying for - exclusivity. Stop whining, folks. If you are not willing to pay the extra it takes to stay on BHI, then take the Ferry back and stay in the Hampton on the mainland. Marsh Harbour Inn is a wonderful retreat, just as BHI is a marvelous upscale getaway island. Narrow beaches?? Seriously?? Was it high tide on a full moon?? Did these reviewers take the time to explore the island?? I have no idea how anyone could possibly not like BHI or give Marsh Harbour Inn a below than 4 star rating. Look at my other tripadvisor reviews, I dare to compare.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2011

I've stayed at the Marsh Harbour Inn many times and always enjoyed it. The rooms are clean and the new suites are gorgeous!!! The best part is watching the sun set over the marina while enjoying a glass of wine. There's a nice view of the marsh from the breakfast room as well. The staff are very friendly and have gone out of their way to make my stay more comfortable. The fireplace in the winter is also wonderful and there are games for families. My only complaint would be the breakfast, which is basically just frozen waffles, bagels, and fruit. I would love to see some homemade muffins or french toast, or at least some hot entrees items that change daily (and natural peanut butter:))

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We stayed at the Marsh Harbour Inn for 2 nights 9/13 and 14. Though the facility needs some updating the staff made us feel very welcome and went out of their way to accommodate us. In particular the breakfast (included in the price) was delicious with various pastries, waffles and pancakes, fresh fruit, hard boiled eggs, sausages, coffee, tea and orange juice. They let us put a few items in their refrigerator and provided filtered water (which is good because the water tastes awful on Bald Head Island). Use of their golf cart, beach chairs and beach towels was a nice plus, too!

Room Tip: Early September is a great time to go (if you get lucky with hurricane season). The temps are still...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank db17_11
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hillsborough, north carolina, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

A perfect spot for a coastal vacation. Relaxing and peaceful. The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable and your stay includes an extensive breakfast every morning. The rooms have either a harbor view or a marsh view (a bird watcher's heaven!). There are bikes to ride, kayaks to rent and beaches to explore. No cars allowed on Bald Head Island but golf carts are available. Even the ferry ride over is fun! In addition, fractional ownerships are available for those that want to return to this special spot on the globe!

Room Tip: Each room is different so please ask the reservation specialist. Some have kitchenettes.
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank jfran
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Fort Mitchell KY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

My family and I stayed in two suites this August. The Inn was totally awsome. The staff went overboard to provide us with excellent service. Jo, Ron and all the staff were great. Our suites were just perfect and daily maid service was excellant.

We will be back again as often as we can.

Rod, Jo thank you!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

I think some of the recent reviews are BS because there is no way that they stayed at the same place that I stayed.

The MHI is a nice, B&B with great service from Inn Keeper Jo. Breakfast was good and coffee was available at 7 AM

Our rooms (rented multiple rooms) were clean and the housekeeping staff did a fine job.

The new carpeting throughout the inn made the place look really nice.

There is no way the previous reviewer stayed at the same place. Sorry, I call BS on that

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Marsh Harbour Inn
Address: 21 Keelson Row, Bald Head Island, NC 28461-5060
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Bald Head Island
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bald Head Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You wake up in the morning...and step onto your private deck where sailboats rock gently in the marina. Beyond, you see a wide stretch of blue ocean, and to the side a creek winding through serene marshland. Surrounding the harbour are homes, both quaint and majestic—a scene that has inspired this place to be called "the Nantucket of the South." The Marsh Harbour is a boutique Inn, reminiscent of a grand coastal manor estate, overlooking the Harbour on Bald Head Island. Accommodations include nine rooms and four spectacular suites. A breakfast buffet is served daily in the dining room and a wine and cheese reception is hosted on the weekends. Enjoy sweeping views of the Marina, Atlantic Ocean and the marshes from every room. Golf cart (the only island transportation), breakfast, daily housekeeping is included in your rate. We are the only hotel facility on Bald Head Island. Suites are also available for fractional purchase, offering 4 weeks per year usage. ... more   less 
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Marsh Harbour Inn Bald Head Island

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