Just got back this weekend from Kure Beach. Seven Seas Inn has many rooms with good views of the beach, ocean, and fishing pier if you want one, (or just good rooms close to everything, if you just want a reasonable, nice, clean place to stay. ) Rates vary depending on location and what you need...they have it all.
Personally, we love to fish, so this location was perfect for us... you could easily walk to the pier in 2 minutes or less...and we also could see what was happening on the pier...from our outside chairs on our second floor deck, so we knew exactly when the fish were biting.
Also, Seven Seas Inn is quiet, yet still in the heart of the town...close to a number of good seafood and Italian places to eat, a few local bars, and convenience stores, all within easy walking distance. Also, this hotel is just 10 minutes by car to Fort Fisher, Fort Fisher Aquarium, and a great beach down that way, too. But the beach outside this hotel, is fine, also, the only thing we are not that keen on is there is a small one way, one lane road between you and the beach with angle parking. No big deal to us, but for those wanting DIRECT beach access with nothing in between, here's your heads up on that. They are also rebuilding the small board walk at this time that parallels this road, so you must walk on this road to get to the pier, but traffic is light and this is not a big deal, unless you have a gaggle of children running loose.
But for us and most people for love Kure Beach (for an ocean beach --the way it used to be...no high rises, night clubs, upscale all inclusive resorts,) everything you need is right at your doorstep with this hotel location for a perfect, fun, low key get away.
So if you want FANCY, or a spa like atmosphere, forget this hotel---it won't be for you and most like Kure Beach isn't the right location for you either. Here real folks...all sizes and shapes, all ages, not just 20 somethings...come here to enjoy nature..the water and fishing....that's about it and thus the beauty of this special beach. So don't waste your time coming down here, if that's not what you're looking for....No this beach and this hotel is for the average person who just wants a good beach place to stay at while they are away from their home, not some Luxury get away...which this isn't. But you still get a Nice pool to swim in, if you like that sort of thing, and they have a small BBQ area for your cook outs with tables pool side...and nice touches all around the hotel, like fountains and plants and old fashion lights to give this place a homey feeling.
By the way...
A key was given to us to view our room first....and it was spotless clean.
I also noted their current sanitation score on the wall near the check in desk....the rating is presently 100, perfect, so that made us feel good about staying there.....as we hate grim, bugs, and deteriorating places . And we were happy to have found NONE of that when we were there.
Everything around us, also, seemed to have been updated...nice tiles in the bath, even a new mat at the entrance door.
We liked the convenience, too, of Seven Seas rooms...ours had a full kitchen, and we especially like having the big refrig/freezer for our drinks and to keep ice.
So if you like a well kept place (with no need for an elaborate 5 star modern building) I think you will like this hotel. For us, we agree, it is one of the better ones down there for the price.