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Ocean Isle Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Level Contributor
17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“secret paradise”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

I have to say this is the best little inn on the beach. Stayed a few years back and can't wait to go back in a few weeks, hope they have rooms was waiting for the summer rush to disappear. I have stayed at over a dozen different places along the coastline from wilmington through myrtle beach and charleston and none of those places comes close to the ocean isle inn experience. I get a clean room with comfy bed, tile floor, and balcony steps away from the beach. If you like crowds and nitelife then please stay in myrtle beach so I can relax, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Yes, the doors are loud and i could hear conversations going on in the next room but most hotels have this problem. "noisy party ppl beside my rooms get my sweet revenge of alarm clocks ringing, television blaring and loud shouting of arguing teenagers at 6 a.m." so I try to behave and find nice places that do not allow others to disrupt my vacation. pools are nice, gazebo, cont. breakfast, little fridge and microwave. reminds me of when a trip to the beach meant a trip to the beach no outrageously priced vegas shows, dinners, etc. just simple family fun, have some ice cream at the creamery, tip your housekeeper, and enjoy your stay!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 30, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words about our property. We are delighted to know that you've had such wonderful experiences at our inn and think of us as a "secret paradise." Indeed, we are much quieter than some of the larger resorts in nearby towns, yet we feel we offer just the right amenities for a relaxing beach vacation. We look forward to having you stay with us again in the upcoming weeks.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Tallmadge, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here in Aug 13 for the week, I would recommend to anyone. Everything was as advertised on the website. Very friendly staff and the rooms were great. Has easy beach access a nice pool, very well stocked continental breakfast and you can walk to just about all the bars and restaurant's in 10 min. We will be back for sure... I recommend staying ocean front 1st or 2nd floor. Kudos Ocean Isle Inn

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Dear Guest

I just wanted to take a moment to say "Thanks" for your kind words about our hotel and staff. We are pleased that you had such an enjoyable time while vacationing with us. Our entire staff works diligently to assure that each guest finds a clean, comfortable room upon arrival and has a great stay thereafter. We appreciate knowing that you will return to stay with us again. We look forward to seeing you then!

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for a week in July and loved it! Ocean view from the balcony made it like a 5 star resort. The breakfast is excellent. 3 great places to eat within walking distance ( although the one might be a little far for an out of shape or elderly person. Covered parking made a nice place for our Harley to sit all week. Will definitely return! Oh I forgot to mention the pool bar where you can get a hot lunch and a cold beer brought to your chair.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words about our property. We are happy knowing that you enjoyed your time while vacationing with us. Our south facing beach does make for great panoramic views from our oceanfront balconies and our central location on the island allows for a easy stroll to most nearby eateries and activities. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Mooresville, NC
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

My wife and I have stayed here several times over the last 10-15 yrs or so. As expected for an oceanfront hotel, it is beginning to show a bit of age however it remains a nice, clean comfortable, family oriented inn and a good overall value. Of course, summer rates are much higher than the off season rates but even the summer rates are fairly affordable.

Breakfast area is pretty nice. Nothing fancy but certainly acceptable. A great view of the ocean with easy access. Within walking distance of a couple of nice eateries and a small store.

We look forward to staying here again in the fall.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking time to offer us your comments about your recent stay with us. We are happy to know that we continue to be of service to you through the years and that you find us to be clean, comfortable and afordable. We truly appreciate your kind words about our facility and your patronage. We look forward to having you stay with us in the coming years.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed August 8, 2013

Thank you for a great few days at your facility. My husband and I were treated well. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The room was not cleaned well during our stay, but this did not overshadow a wonderful and peaceful stay. i will probably come again. Thanks to Lee for all of your help.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for you kind words about our staff and facility and for allowing us to be a part of your special day. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and host your Vow Renewal ceremony. We do apologize for any areas you felt were lacking with our housekeeping staff and this matter will be brought to the attention of the Housekeeping Supervisor, as this it not typical of the service we provide. We are regularly awarded the Gold Star of Excellence for our housekeeping department. We wish you many more happy years of happiness in your marriage and we look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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moneta, VA
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Ocean Isle Inn is awesome. The staff is very friendly, helpful and accommodating. The beds and bedding, ie pilliows, are of the highest quality and comfort. The manager, Lee, is assisting me in buying the pillows even!

We would not stay anywhere else but OII.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for giving us your feedback about your recent stay at our property. We are happy learning that you found our place to be the perfect spot for your vacation. And many thanks about your comments regarding the pillows we have in our rooms. Several guests have indeed asked about getting the same ones for their beds at home. Thanks again for your kind words. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Had a great stay. Rooms were reasonably priced and well maintained. Love the on the beach location. This is a no frills property that caters to families on a budget solevel set your expectations. I am disapointed at some of the critical reviews. This is a wonderful property for the price! My kids 6 & 12 yrs had a wonderful time and I think this is probably one of the best strips of beach on this coast. Thanks to the staff for a great stay!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for offering us your feedback concerning your recent stay at our property. It is rewarding for us to know that you had such an enjoyable experience staying with us. You kind words about our staff and property are truly appreciated. We look forward to having you and your family stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

Kind regards,

Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team
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Property: Ocean Isle Inn
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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Isle Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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