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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked two nights at Island Inn while visiting family who had rented a house. The room was cozy and had a nice kitchenette as well as a nook to sit at. Immediately outside of each room there was a small picnic table and hooks to hang wet towels and bathing suits. We enjoyed two very quiet...

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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

My family loves this place. The Island Inn is a very nice, clean, well-kept place to stay in the heart of Surf City. It's perfectly located within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and very close to the beach. A friend recommended this place our first time down here and we've never stayed anywhere else. Each year we look forward to...

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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Best place to stay. Rooms are clean, quaint, and very affordable. Within 50 yards to beach access and we can't wait to come again next year so we already booked our room and week. Owners are so sweet and the pool was refreshing. Had a very relaxing week.

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Gray Court, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We was very happy with the staff and all those working at the Island Inn... Rates were very reasonable and I'm sure we will stay again. Very clean place with a very clean and enjoyable surroundings. It's just steps from the beach which made going to the beach simple and fun... The parking area was has nice big spaces so...

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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I have stayed here to years in a row and both times i have been very pleased. The hotel is extremely clean and well taken care of. Staff is very nice and helpful. I will be back next year. Make sure you book in april, the hotels fill up fast.

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

I'd had a rough year, several hospital stays, continued illness, stress at work, you name it, I was fed up with it and badly needed a break. The Island Inn was the perfect answer. The rooms are simple, recently remodeled with beautiful hardwood paneling and comfortable beds. The kitchenette area consisted of a dorm fridge, a coffee maker and a...

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

My daughter and I stayed for 3 nights and absolutely loved the Island Inn. Right in the heart of Surf City and a very short walk to the beach. The rooms are very clean and the owners are super nice and helpful. Barbara recommend a restaurant and we ended up eating there 3 different times during our stay. Great family...

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We do all we can to make our guests feel like family. Glad you were happy and look forward to seeing you again.

United States
Reviewed 25 June 2016

We recently visited the Island for the fist time.. Everything is on Island time..lol ;-) We stayed 5 days at the Island Inn and were very pleased.. The rooms were clean- and very comfortable. There is a lot of shelf storage. So when you go to the local Walmart Market - You have plenty of room to store your goodies..:)...

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 June 2016

My family (two adults two kids) stayed for two nights this past weekend for the first time at the Island Inn. We arrived just before 3pm and our room was ready. We were surprised to see that had given us a larger room due to a gap in some reservations for the week and I was thrilled. We had two...

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make every guest feel welcomed and at home.

El Segundo, California
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Island Inn is directly across from the beach and within walking distance of wonderful local eateries. The Inn itself is clean and ideal for the beach. I love the though binder they provide with a list of restaurants, activities, and rules of Surf City. The inn keeper Barbara tried to warn me about making the "terrible drive" from Charlotte and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Island Inn is located in the heart of Surf City on beautiful Topsail Island. All rooms have microwaves, refrigerators, in-room coffee, hair dryers, and flat screen TVs. We have a pool and are located directly across from the beach. Walk to pier, marina, shops and restaurants. Come stay with the best! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Island Inn

Address: 202 Goldsboro Ave, Topsail Island, Surf City, Topsail Island, NC 28445-6811
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Topsail Island > Surf City
Price Range: $85 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
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“upstairs at end near ocean (rooms 7-10)”
 of 5 bubbles , 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were on the ground floor in a room with only one window. This window faced the pool. Second-story rooms might have more windows.”
 of 5 bubbles lmihal, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Just let them know your party size and the intent of your trip, they're very careful to make sure that your room suits you.”
 of 5 bubbles 665lyndal, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved room #18”
 of 5 bubbles DCLTraveler, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We have stayed in a variety of their rooms and all the rooms are excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles smason6264, 29 May 2016 | Read review
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