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“Average experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceanview Inn

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Oceanview Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Emerald Isle
Greensboro, North Carolina
Level Contributor
103 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Average experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2012

The staff is friendly and helpful. We brought an extra person and they were able to provide a rollaway bed.

The price was a bit high for a motel. We rented a non-smoking room, but could smell the smoke from the unit upstairs.

The closeness to the pier and beach is an advantage. The RV parking lot worked to our benefit because it was empty during our stay. My son and his friends practiced lacrosse in it.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gsonewbie
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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south of Buffalo
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

This motel was a welcome surprise. Nice location, clean room, well taken care of, the owners were very nice and the the price was great!! I hope to stay again soon.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank darlin41ny
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Elm City, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

the rooms were very nice and so was the price. the people that run the inn were very polite and nice. i will for sure be back again to stay again an this was not my first time staying here and wont be my last.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank terrysk
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

this little motel is close to the ocean it is great, clean rooms great service and fantastic owners bk and raj!! good price too!! i stay here alot for business, and it is quiet and i can walk to the beach!! very close u can see the ocean from my room # 102,103,104 or 105!!, hot water great shower new beds!!

Room Tip: ask for a rm facing ocean!!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank mtp7
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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

We were greeted by kind folks who run the motel. They were always quite kind and willing to assist.

The Good: Its about a 4 minute walk to the pier and beach. Room has fridge.

The Bad: Well, I have stayed at many hotels in my life and none quite as uncomfortable as this. My wife and daughter were a bit upset at me when we opened the door to the room. It was not dirty, but let’s say not clean smelling or feeling either. There was an old couch, like one my parents had in the 80s and we were not even comfortable sitting on it. The housekeeping staff did not clean the shower, vacuum the floors or even clean the bathroom floors.

Overall the stay was uncomfortable and next time we will rent a local house or condo to stay in regardless of the difference in price.

Room Tip: I do not recommend a stay at this establishment.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank sgraham007
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Abingdon, Virginia
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2011

The outside isn't very appealing due to it's age but our room was newly remodeled, the beds were comfy and it was very clean. Housekeeping was adequate. It is close to the beach, but what they don't say in the description is that, yes it is directly in front of the peir, but there is an RV park back there as well as a bar. The traffic flew back and forth especially after dark. There is a privacy fence that surrounds the RV area and only one walkway to get to and from the beach. It didn't impact our trip to any great extent but was a little disappointing. I would stay there again in lieu of other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mi2Boys
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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2011

The room was VERY clean, they have upgraded a lot! The room has all new furniture (beds including), flat screen tv, new fridge/freezer, and microwave. I would definitely stay here again!! Staff was very pleasant, too! Thanks for a great stay! Christine S.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaullinandMe
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Additional Information about Oceanview Inn

Property: Oceanview Inn
Address: 122 Fairview Dr, Emerald Isle, NC 28594-2721
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Emerald Isle
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Emerald Isle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Oceanview Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and operated, we have been hosting satisfied guests since 1978. We are a value and family oriented hotel for those that enjoy a nice and quiet vacation. Parking is right at your room except for our upstairs guest rooms which offer a great view of the pier. ... more   less 
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