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Island Inn

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Goode
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We throughly enjoyed visit to Topsail beach and our three night stay at Island Inn during the Memorial Day weekend. The owner Barbra is very friendly and helpful. The property is attractive, clean, and located close to the beach and good restaurants, which are within walking distance. Our small dog was welcome. The rooms are clean and comfortable, not fancy...

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3Thank mberank
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

I'm glad you had a good stay. The girls are supposed to remove any flattened pillows from rooms and replace them with fluffy ones. I apologize for them not doing this and wish you would have said something. We would have gladly swapped them out for you. We strive for everyone to have the best stay possible. Thank you and...

Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The amenities are everything you basically need to have a comfortable stay. The Wi-Fi is strong enough to help you do some basic things - but you're at the beach, why do you need blazing fast Internet connection when this is a place to unplug, unwind and relax? It's ways very clean, the management and staff are always helpful and...

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2Thank Marni A
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Glad you like our place! We strive very hard to keep everything in tip-top shape! Happy when our customers are happy!!

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 11 May 2015 via mobile

We found this by using a filter for beach and dog friendly. The rooms posted appeared very simple and pet friendly. We did not stay here because they are not a true dog friendly place. They have a 10 pound limit. There are cats that weigh more than 10 pounds. Do not get your hopes up. Very misleading.

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5Thank Theresa A
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

I have no control what the filters do. My web site clearly states "No Dogs over 10lbs". We are small and a great number of our guests stay with us because we do not take large dogs. We do not intend to mislead and if the web site is read then it is there in print. Perhaps TripAdvisor needs to...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 10 March 2015

I stayed at The Island Inn for 5 nights in early October 2014. It's a family owned and operated hotel and they make you feel right at home. The Island Inn's location is better than any other hotel on the island (I rented a house on Topsail for 5 months so I've become very familiar with the island). From your...

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8Thank MrsMangos
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We strive to make every stay a truly great one! Our rooms may not be the biggest, but we feel they are just right and comfortable. Also, this is why we added the wide porches and decks with picnic tables so the rooms are extended to the outside. Hope to see you again in 2015!

Reviewed 4 January 2015

My husband and I never have the opportunity to go on family vacations. So this trip was very special to us. We were completely satisfied with the small town/old fashioned style that this hotel provides. Everyone from the management to the guests are very open and friendly. We come from a small town so this place was right up our...

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

So glad you were pleased! We do have a couple of rooms that are a little larger, but they go fast. Am happy we could accommodate you comfortably. We extended the rooms to the outside by adding that wide porch and picnic tables so people can eat, play games, socialize, etc sitting outside their room and overlook the pool. That...

Pasadena, Md
Reviewed 27 December 2014

Old fashioned, but clean and comfortable. TOnly stayed two nights but the office was very hospitable in taking care of us. The owner made sure we had what we needed since we checked in after hours. Even bothered to call us to see if all was ok. The staff was very friendly and provided us advice on the island. The...

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Our customer base is built on repeat customers and we appreciate each one! We try to make our rooms as comfortable as possible. All rooms have either pillow top or memory foam mattresses, flat screen tvs, coffeemakers, fridge, micro and free wifi. We also strive to have the cleanest rooms around! It is great when our customers show appreciation for...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Our "girls outing" for the autumn festival at Topsail chose the Island Inn for our home for four nights stay. This motel is conveniently located in Surf City and is accessible to many points of interest, resturants, pier and of course just a hop, skip and jump to the beach. As usual our stay was very comfortable and enjoyable. Also,...

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4Thank Traveler4115
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

You ladies are the best!!! We do our best to make every stay for every customer the best it can be! And as I am always telling my staff, something that seems small to us can be a big deal to a customer. Glad the luggage tag reached your friend and was happy to return it! Thank you for staying...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2014

This is a sweet hidden gem one block from the beach access. In Hampstead to attend a funeral and this was the perfect place to spend the night. The grounds and the room very clean and inviting. My family and I will be back again for a longer stay and a happier occasion. We were welcomed upon checking in and...

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1Thank Gina M
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We try our best and really appreciate when guests tell us we met our goals for them to be comfortable, safe and relaxed. My son, the Manager, checked you in. And yes, sorry for the occasion you were here for. Do look forward to seeing you again!

Chesapeake, Virginia
Reviewed 8 October 2014

This was our first visit to Surf City though we've vacationed nearby many times. What a nice town it is and the Island Inn is a great place to stay! This family owned property is clean, friendly, and impeccably maintained. It's right across the street from the beach and just a short walk from many restaurants.

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topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! We do try to keep everything clean, neat and functioning properly! Every year we go into our rooms and do things to make them more up to date, more comfortable, etc. Glad you had a great time and looking forward to seeing you again!

Erie, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 5 October 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here after we left our beach house. Barbara,the owner/manager, was so hospitable. The room was very clean and comfortable. The hotel is so close to the beach. And the pool was a plus. Very relaxing stay!!!

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2Thank SarahCharlie1
topsailislandinn, Owner at Island Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much!! I do my best. Try to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. Is nice to feel appreciated too:)

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • 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: ₹ 4,181 - ₹ 8,041 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Island Hotel Surf City
Island Motel Surf City
Island Inn Topsail Island, NC - Surf City
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“upstairs at end near ocean (rooms 7-10)”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“We have stayed in a variety of their rooms and all the rooms are excellent.”
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