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The Sunset Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Sunset Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Colfax, North Carolina
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great stay!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have returned to the Sunset Inn for the third year in a row. We love the coziness of the inn and the breakfast is amazing. The reception is always welcoming. It is the perfect spot to get away and reconnect with your loved one. We plan to return every year and stay at the Sunset Inn.

Room Tip: The Cape Hatteras room is our favorite…it books earlier and often.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Thank you, what a wonderful review of our inn!! We strive to keep the inn very warm and cozy, we are so glad you noticed :). We hope you will continue to return year after year!!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed here to celebrate his birthday. I was looking for a quiet beach alternative to Myrtle Beach, and Sunset Beach was perfect. We found hardly anyone on the beach at sunrise and plenty of room later in the day. Gorgeous spot!

The Sunset Inn was a very nice place to stay. The room was clean, spacious and nicely decorated. We stayed in the Hatteras room which is a corner room on the top floor. The screened-in porch overlooked the saltwater marsh and the wildlife therein (and the new major bridge that is the main road onto the island). It's a larger B&B than I am used to staying at, and because of its size it has more of a hotel feel than a cozy B&B where you interact with the other guests. The breakfast was also a buffet instead of a typical served-to-you style meal. But nonetheless the staff was wonderful, very welcoming and accommodating! And the location was very nice with only a short walk (5 minutes) to the other side of the island and beach. Overall I would certainly recommend the Sunset Inn!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank TravelingNS
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We are so glad your stay here at Sunset Beach was a good one! We hope your boyfriend's birthday was fantastic, and we love that you choose to spend it with us!! While our inn has 14 rooms and a buffet style breakfast, we do certainly strive to make a homey and warm feeling throughout. Thank you for the wonderful comments about our staff, we think they are top-notch!! Please come back and visit anytime!!
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Darlington, South Carolina
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

This was our second stay at the Sunset Inn and it did not disappoint! Room was beautifully decorated, bed was super comfortable and the marsh views were spectacular. Well worth a stay if you are looking for a quiet beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank twputnam
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We welcome you back anytime!! Its a great compliment to us for our guests to return for second and third (and more) stays!! We love our quiet little beach and are so glad you do too!! Come back and visit soon!!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

My love and I stayed here for my birthday and had a great experience. The room was super clean, comfortable and spacious. There was a nice porch with chairs and swing right out the back of the room overlooking the salt marsh. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The beach was a few minutes walk away. Great stay, I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Engageinlife
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
We are so glad that you and your love enjoyed your stay with us!! We hope your birthday was one to remember and that you will spend it with us again. It is such a wonderful feeling to know that our guests truly had terrific stays and your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you, come back and see us soon!!
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Newland, North Carolina
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We recently spent five nights at the Sunset Inn, in the Bird Island Room, complete with a mailbox! As you travel around the beach you will learn the significance of the mailbox, and the "Kindred Spirit." The room had a screened porch overlooking the salt water marsh. We were able to see all kinds of wildlife, while enjoying our evening wine. The swing was a wonderful place to sit and read. They have a very good selection of books to choose from. The sunsets were gorgeous!!! The staff was very helpful in meeting our needs. Parking spaces were no problem, and the room was exceptionally clean. We had an excellent vacation at he Sunset Inn. It is close enough to Myrtle Beach, Calabash, and Wilmington, that you can travel to these places very quickly. " Fibber Mc Gees Pub" was an excellent place to eat, while on the Island. Breakfast at the Inn was varied and very good. You had the choice of a wonderful homemade bread, cereal, and a hot dish. We will definitely stay at Sunset Inn on our next trip to beautiful Sunset Beach.

Room Tip: Choose one of the Grand Rooms on the top floor.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank anncolemandvance
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We love our sunsets here, and are so glad that you do too!! We thank you for the sweet comments you left, its wonderful to know how much our guest enjoy their visits. Our housekeeper, Yesenia is amazing, and we are very lucky to have her. We are also thrilled to hear that the books and food kept you satisfied ;). We hope you visit again soon!!
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

We went down for a girls weekend over Labor Day and were not disappointed.
Upon arrival they showed us to our room and gave a brief overview of how all of the electronics (a/c, humidifier, and TV) work.
The staff accommodated my dietary restrictions without any difficulty. The staff also arranged for the pick-up of the bikes we rented for the weekend. I called a few weeks in advance of our stay to ask a question about the reservation. Besides answering my question, the individual on the phone also have me suggestions of things to do on the island.

The room was intended for disabled patrons (larger bathroom, ramp at door, etc). The Inn gave a discount on our room because the bathroom tiles were loose. We did not ask for a discount, nor did we ever notice any tiles that were loose. Again, just another example of their commitment to excellent service.
This is one of the best experiences I have had recently while staying at a B&B.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the Sunset Inn to anyone who wants nice accommodations and friendly staff in this coastal community.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SusanDalton0422
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Wow, thank you for such nice remarks about our Inn. We strive for excellence, and will always be happy to accommodate dietary restrictions when we are aware of them :). We certainly appreciate your willingness to recommend us, and love having people visit us because someone has done so!! It makes us feel like we are accomplishing our goals of service and hospitality. Please come and visit again soon!!
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Cary, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

We celebrated my birthday weekend with a two-night stay in the Vesta Room, a corner room. The room had all of the amenities I wanted: a nice screened porch overlooking the marsh, a decent sized bathroom with a shower and jetted tub, and a small refrigerator to hold our bottled beverages and ice packs. Cynthia was the hostess who warmly greeted us and showed us all the room amenities, including how to work the TV. The breakfast was satisfying with enough variety in hot and cold items to meet our needs. The place has a feel of gracious and welcoming Southern hospitality that even this born and bred North Carolinian recognizes as special.

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank cho33283
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TheSunsetInn, Front Office Manager at The Sunset Inn, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
We are so glad you had a great birthday!! Thank you for speaking so highly of our dear Cynthia, she is a gem, and we are very lucky to have her. We try very hard to continually show courtesy and hospitality and it is nice to know that it is recognized. Please come and see us again, Thank you!!
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Property: The Sunset Inn
Address: 9 N Shore Dr, Sunset Beach, NC 28468-4145
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Sunset Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Sunset Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Sunset Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sunset Inn opened its doors to the beauty of the saltwater marsh and island life in June 2000. The honey-colored wood floors in the entrance and living area shine softly in the light that filters through the large windows. The Inn is not your typical B&B; it is larger with 14 rooms but still has that cozy atmosphere that makes folks feel right at home. An expanded continental breakfast is served each morning buffet style. You may choose to have your morning meal in the breakfast room or in the privacy of your own room. Each room has a different theme and decor with a king-size bed, wet bar, refrigerator, love seat and private screened porch with rockers. The four grand rooms each have a jetted tub plus a larger corner porch with rockers & porch swings, robes and IPod docks. Come experience the quiet comfort for yourself. ... more   less 
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