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“Brides: This is It! The absolute best service and roomsfor guests on Ocean Isle”
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Ocean Isle Inn
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

I've been to weddings and stayed at other hotels on Ocean Isle , some are even rated high on this site ( how they did it I do not know) However, this hotel offers the very best service , no unprofessional attitudes, and no surprises! Weddings and brides deserve superb service, which, unfortunately, they will not find at at least one other hotel on Ocean Isle. Read all of the reviews from Brides before you book!

Room Tip: If you're planning a wedding , just let them know you've done your home work and have chosen...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to post your review of our facility on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you had the pleasure of attending a wedding hosted at our facility and that you found us to be professional and courteous to all guests in the wedding party. We do host several weddings, from small to large, at our facility and we go to great lengths to assure that every expectation and detail is met with the utmost of care. Afterall, it's a day that should be worry-free for the bride and groom AND their guests and that is what we strive for. It is also our privilege to be a part of someones wedding and help them make memories of a lifetime. We look forward to having you with us again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
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Reviewed August 14, 2012

Just came home from a long weekend at Ocean Isle Inn. This is truely a wonderful little hotel and we had a great time. We booked an oceanfront room on the second floor and had a wonderful view of the beach. The beach was never crowded and the people at the hotel were all very friendly.

Breakfast could be better. Basically all carbs. They had egg sandwiches you could heat up, cereal, muffins. bagels, and instant oatmeal. They did have some small yogurts and fruit cups, but it would have been nice to have some fresh fruit. Breakfast is served until 10am, but my teenage son slept in one morning and ran down at 10:05 and was still able to get food.

The beds are very comfortable and the rooms are very nice. Again, the oceanfront balcony is priceless!! I love that the floors are tile, I hate walking on carpet in hotels, and at the beach you are constantly bringing in sand with you anyway.

The one and only complaint I have is that the doors slam. I don't care how careful you are, it just happens. I know everynight we heard doors until 1am, and then again at 6:30 am when people started to go out again. I don't know if they can put something on the door to slow its return that would soften the sound, but it is a problem. We also heard the couple next door quite clearly through the connecting door, but once they heard us and realized how easily things could be overheard they seemed to keep there conversations a bit quieter. The ac unit did have the capability to have a fan running all night, so this white noise helped block out all but the worst of the doors.

We are already thinking about our next trip to Ocean Isle Inn!!

Room Tip: Second floor oceanfront is a must!!
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to give us your feedback about your recent stay with us. It is rewarding for us to know that our guests enjoy their time with us. We are especially delighted to know that you enjoyed your room and the new bedding we've just put in place. I do apologize if the noise from the doors impeded on your relaxation. Codes require that they all have auto-closure mechanisms on them and at time they do shut rather loudly, especially if there is a strong ocean breeze blowing. I will forward this comment along to our maintenance staff to see if there is a solution. Still, we are happy knowing you had such a great time while with us. We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The location of this hotel is by far its greatest asset. We spent a weekend here. Booked a few days ahead and were able to get a sound side room. Room was clean but plain. Beds comfortable, good shower. Mini-fridge and microwave in the room. Two hard wooden chairs, but no soft chairs for relaxing. Reception staff was very pleasant and helpful as were the cleaning crew. Hotel is right on the beach and has small outdoor and indoor pools and an indoor hot tub. Complementary breakfast was OK with usual fare (waffle maker, cereal, yogurt, microwave breakfast sandwiches, bagels, toast, juices, coffee and tea). Easy walk to restaurants and shops in town. If the weather is good and you plan to spend most of your time on the beach, this is a reasonable choice.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to offer us your comments about your recent stay at our property. We are happy knowing that you enjoyed your time with us. Our middle-island location makes us the perfect spot to afford easy access to the wealth of ammenities that Ocean Isle has to offer. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our staff. Without their hard word and dedication, we would not successful. We look forward to having you with us during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Just came home from another wonderful vacation at Ocean Isle Inn. We think this place is the best kept beach secret around. While surrounding areas are crowded, Ocean Isle beach remains to be quite peaceful. I'm not sure if it is because there aren't many public accesses to this portion of the beach or what, but we just love being able to enjoy the beach without other people right on top of you. The staff at Ocean Isle Inn is superb. Traveling with my elderly parents, I was given a room in the main building right across the hallway from the elevator. This made it easily accessible for them. The rooms are nice and clean. I especially like the tile floor. The housekeeping staff did an excellent job of sneaking in early in the mornings while we were out to get our rooms cleaned. The breakfast is more than one would expect and again, the staff was very helpful and pleasant. Our family just loves OII and plan to return for many more visits in the future!

Room Tip: If you like to "people watch", choose a room overlooking the pool area! We enjoyed watchi...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

Dear Guest

We are delighted to know that you had such a wonderful during your recent visit to our property. Our staff goes above and beyond to assure that our guests enjoy their time with us and we diligently strive to satisfy any special requests, such as room location. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with us and feel free to pass along our information to your friends. (apparently the secret is already out...LOL) We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

Get an oceanfront room. The views are worth it. Our room had a king bed and was spacious. There was room enough for a sofa. Not sure why there wasn't one included. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was OK. Everything was clean and looked in good shape, fairly new. The floors are tile. I liked that better for wet and sandy feet, but they were still just a bit sandy from the previous guests.

The hotel appears identical to the Islander Inn which is next door. They are not related and are owned by different families according to the lady at the front desk.

The beach was very nice. Lots of waves, but there was a sandbar that isolated a wide area of water that was not rough. Past that sand bar there were lots of waves.

Staff were pleasant and professional.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for offering your comments to us and our future guests. Its rewarding for us to know that we have provided the service that our guests expect when vacationing. We are pleased to know that you found our rooms to be comfortable and spacious. Many guests comment positively about our panoramic ocean views. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the view as well. We look forward to having you with again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

Trying to find mid-week accomodations for 5 people in one room on the oceanfront within 5-6 hours driving distance is nigh-on impossible but the Ocean Isle Inn did that and more! They are everything that they advertised! We arrived shortly before 2 and were able to check-in to our room and nothing was lacking! Even when later we realized that the table only had four chairs,all it took was one call to the front desk to quickly receive an extra chair. The pools were lovely, but due to the proximity of the beach, we barely made use of them. The breakfast buffet was very nice and I was able to get a cup of coffee every morning before the rest of my crowd was ready to go to breakfast - just a wonderful staff all around.
As for the remoteness of the area as one reviewer mentioned, that is the charm of the area and anyone who visits a barrier island should be expecting to grocery shop before making the trip across the bridge!
Would I go back - you betcha!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking time to offer us your comments about your recent stay at out property. It is always beneficial for us to hear what our guest have to say about our facility and our service. Our entire staff diligently strives to make each guest feel and home and have the best vacation ever. We are delighted to know that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights and we just left Myrtle Beach and needed to stay close to my parents campground. Kathy and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Room was great, with a great price. We enjoyed being able to just walk to whatever we needed to, easy access to the ocean, the rooms were very clean and no noise. We will diffently be back,

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2012

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking time to give us comments about your recent stay at our property. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your time with us and found the interactions with our staff to be pleasant and hospitable. I will certainly pass along your comments to Kathy and the rest of the staff. We look forward to having you with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Address: 37 W First St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7508
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Ocean Isle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range: $85 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Isle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Located on the coast of southeastern North Carolina is the Ocean Isle Inn. An Oceanfront property which is the perfect oasis for leisure travel, beach weddings, golf outings, family reunions or even business. Enjoy our beaches and all the amenities ... more   less 
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