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Ocean Isle Inn
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Good location; liked balcony with rockers and ocean view!
Rooms were clean and there were plenty of towels. Liked having a sink outside of the bathroom close to the refrigerator. Breakfast was ok; expected fresh fruit when they mentioned fruit. All the employees were very nice and helpful. The remote control for the TV did not work correctly in our room.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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1  Thank Kathryn M
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 30, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent stay at our property. We are happy to hear that you found our rooms to be clean and that you really enjoyed the ocean views from your balcony rocking chairs. It certainly is quite beautiful. We are also happy to hear that your interactions with our staff members was a pleasant experience. Please accept our apologies about the TV remote for your room not working properly. Admittedly, technology does get the best of us sometimes, but we would have been more than happy to try and remedy this for you. We hope this didn't impede upon your relaxation and enjoyment of the Ocean Isle Inn. We look forward to having you stay with us again during your visit to the area.

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Tracy A. Spencer
Social Media Director
The Ocean Isle Inn Team

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Reviewed June 24, 2014

Made arrangements at Ocean Isle Inn to cater our daughters wedding a few years ago.
The Inn set aside a block of rooms for guests from out of town, arranged for a minister to perform ceremony on the beach and set up chairs and decorations.
They also arranged for music and hot and cold foods. Overall everyone seemed to
have had a great time and a unique experience.......
The rooms were fine and the views of the ocean were fabulous.....

Room Tip: ocean view was worth the small premium.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sicilian48
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking time to offer us and our other guests your comments about your daughters wedding ceremony here. It was truly our pleasure to be a part of such a special time with your family and loved ones. We host several weddings each year. Each one is unique and it is a privilege for us to host such events. We appreciate your kind words and we wish many happy years of wedded bliss to your daughter and her husband. We would love to have you stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been coming to the Ocean Isle Inn for the past few years, 3 or 4 times a year and would not stay anywhere else on the island. The whole property is awesome. Quiet and quaint with clean updated rooms. Lee and his staff are fantastic. All are friendly and make you feel welcome and right at home! I will continue to stay at the Ocean Isle Inn for many years to come and recommend it to friends and family that visit OIB!

Mike Parker
Winston Salem, NC

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mike P
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Dear Mr. Parker

Thank you so much for sharing your comments with us and other guests about your recent stay at our facility. We are delighted to know that you continue to have such positive experiences while staying with us and that we are your property of choice when visiting the area. Indeed, our entire staff wants each guest to feel comfortable while they are with us and to make them feel welcome. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to the staff. We look forward to having you stay with us for years to come.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We have stayed at Ocean Isle Inn every year at least once/year for the past 18 years. It is our favorite beachfront hotel. Views are fantastic, we have become yearly friends with the beach guy Scott who rents the chairs, umbrellas, and cat sailing trips. Rooms are clean, staff is friendly, a nice free breakfast. The pool is clean, as is the indoor hot tub/jacuzzi room. For a beachfront room, prices are reasonable. We will be there again in a few weeks. This Inn is a good value. We have never had a problem, just good experiences.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank David P S
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kinds words about our staff and facility. It's rewarding to know that our guests receive the level of service and satisfaction that they desire. Repeat customers such as yourself are the backbone of our business and we look forward to having some of the same families return year after year. Folks that once visited here as children are now returning with children of their own. We sincerely appreciate your patronage throughout the years and look forward to having you with us another 18 or more years.

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

First time stay at this hotel and at Ocean Isle Beach. The beach & ocean were wonderful, liked it much better than crowded Myrtle Beach. Room was nice, clean and comfortable, the beds are very comfy. There is a good selection of restaurants in the area (Ocean Isle and neighboring beaches & towns). There is only one highrise building in Ocean Isle Beach, but its all the way at one end. We will be back...

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank plculiNC
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking time to give us your feedback about your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear that your fist time here was a memorable and pleasant experience. With limited commercial development, Ocean Isle Beach still retains an unspoiled, family atmosphere and has become the beach of choice for many through the years. We certainly look forward to having you return to stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Just got home from a four day stay at Ocean Isle Inn. Our family of four, including two teenagers, really enjoyed our vacation. The room was clean and we were impressed with the facilities. Both pools were clean and well maintained. The flights of stairs to our second level room wasn't a big deal. Everyone had plenty of pillows on their bed and the balcony was clean. We loved the rocking chairs! Breakfast was well stocked with many choices. The hotel was right on the beach, with a short walk to the ocean. We really liked the uncrowded beaches and location. Restaurants and other events were within a short drive. The very crowded and busy North Myrtle and Myrtle Beaches were within a 30 minute drive.
Sunset Beach, NC was a short drive away... my daughter and I trekked the mile and a quarter to find the Kindred Spirit mailbox while my husband and son went deep sea fishing. I would definitely recommend the hotel to others and look forward to visiting again.

Room Tip: Definitely choose oceanfront... you'll find it relaxing and get to watch the weddings!
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Owenfamily2014
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your kind words about our property and your recent stay with us. We always appreciate such feedback as yours. It was a pleasure to chat with you and your daughter while you were with us and I'm so happy you made it to the Kindred Spirit mailbox on nearby Bird Island. We look forward to having your entire family stay with us again during your next visit to Ocean Isle Beach.

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Tracy A. Spencer
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The Ocean Isle Team

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Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

I came here to visit friends and have a place to just sleep. The owner was nice to wave a 2 night minimum to accommodate my one night in season. When we arrived at the hotel very late everyone was very nice but the room was very old. It was clean but the room and hallways looked like they were right out of 1973. I did not shower or take my shoes off the entire time I was there. I think this hotel gets high ratings because people have fond memories of staying here when they were young and they return. I bet the rooms were the same then as today. Not for me. Beautiful location and views but remodel is way over due!

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
6  Thank gatorcindy
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Oceanisleinn, Social Media Director at Ocean Isle Inn, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for taking time to offer us your comments about your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that your interactions with our staff were pleasant and that your did find our rooms to be clean. We're dismayed to read that you feel our rooms are "right out of 1973." I can assure you that this is not the case. As with any hotel property, upgrades must be made on a regular basis. All of our rooms and hallways are painted each year and we recently installed new carpeting in the hallways. The rooms themselves recently received new bed comforters and linens, choice pillows, crown molding, new rocking chairs on the balconies, etc. It is a continual process and we are always looking for ways to improve. Once again, we do thank you for taking time to share your feedback. Perhaps during your next visit to the area you'll stop by and see more of our improvements.

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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ocean Isle Beach
Price Range: $86 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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