A Lighthouse of Excellence Award winner, Hampton Inn Southport, which opened in June 2000, has been rated in the top 5 percent of over 2,000 Hampton Inns in 17 countries by Hampton Inn guests. It is conveniently located near two shopping centers, half-way between downtown Southport and Oak Island and less...more about Hampton Inn Southport
Southport, NC Hotels
There are a couple of small motels, several historic bed and breakfast inns and a few large hotels in Southport, NC from which you can choose the best fit for yourself and your family. Family vacations are popular here as the town offers attractions that are fun and educational as well. Some of the hotels offer reception facilities and catering that would be great for a family reunion.
The Riverside Motel is a small local motel located on Bay Street directly on the waterfront. Here you can choose from eight cozy double occupancy rooms which were all renovated in 2002. One convenience of this motel is that it is located right in downtown Southport, NC. The Inn at River Oaks is another small motel – this one located on Howe Street. It was renovated in 2005, has all non-smoking rooms and is convenient to downtown Southport as well. Both of these motels are locally owned and the owners strive to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
For those who prefer the amenities offered by chain hotels you will find three of them and though none is situated in the downtown area they each provide other desirable conveniences. The closest large chain hotel to downtown Southport is Wingate by Wyndham Southport on N. Howe Street. At this hotel you can take advantage of an outdoor heated Jacuzzi, an outdoor unheated pool and a fitness room. No pets are allowed but if you have children under the age 17 this is a great deal – they can stay for free. This hotel is located near a pub and a restaurant and is close to the WalMart Shopping Center where you will find a shoe store, a dollar store, a restaurant and more.
The next closest hotel would be Hampton Inn Southport at 5181 Southport Supply Road (which is just the continuation of N. Howe Street outside of town). Conveniences you will find here are that it is located near two shopping centers and is about half-way between downtown Southport and Oak Island. The shopping centers include Food Lion and Lowe’s grocery stores, restaurants and a Peebles Department store. There is also a sandwich shop and a Mexican restaurant. This inn also has an outdoor pool and a fitness center as well as a business center.
Southport Comfort Suites is located at 4963 Southport Supply Road. This hotel is totally non-smoking. Their complimentary deluxe continental breakfast includes waffles and you are welcome to use the fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you are planning a family reunion in Southport you will have the convenience of a meeting room which seats up to 45. Comfort Suites is also located near the Live Oak Village Shopping Center where you can shop at the Lowe’s Food Store or Peebles Department Store and eat at the Mexican restaurant.
Oak Island, NC Hotels
There are no large chain hotels on Oak Island, NC. What you will find is a number of intimate locally owned motels. Some of these have a view of the ocean but only one is located directly on the beach. You will also find a motel that has its own marina located next to the Intracoastal Waterway.
Oak Island. NC is no more than a mile wide, so even a motel located on the main street puts you within walking distance to the ocean. Such a one is Captain's Cove Motel on E. Oak Island Drive. You can have your own picnic or barbeque, shaded by lovely live oak trees, on the grounds of this motel. You can go swimming in the outdoor pool and walk to shops and restaurants some of which can be found directly across the street from the motel.
At the west end of the island (5710 57th Place West and W. Beach Drive) you will find Blue Water Point Marina Resort. Located as it is in a narrow section of the island on the Intracoastal Waterway, this motel gives you access to both the waterway and swimming on the beach without ever getting in your car. If you prefer fresh water swimming, you can enjoy the outdoor pool. All rooms are non-smoking and there are patios and sundecks for your use as well as an adjacent restaurant and a public boat ramp. The Blue Water Point Marina is also located here and offers floating docks, a courtesy dock, gas and diesel fuel, boat slip rentals, rod and reel rentals, kayak and Jet Ski rentals, a fully stocked ships store, bait, tackle and ice.
The closest motel to the Town of Caswell Beach, NC is the Island Resort, located at 500 Ocean Drive. This motel has an outdoor pool, overlooks the ocean and has a direct private beach access as well as an oceanfront deck and gazebo. In addition to single rooms, you will find one or two bedroom apartments that include full kitchens and you can bring your pet family with you. If you enjoy fishing, you will appreciate the free fishing pier pass and will find the Oak Island Fishing Pier within walking distance.
The only motel on Oak Island, NC that is located directly on the beach is the Ocean Crest Motel at 1417 E. Beach Drive. What’s more, it is situated right next to the Ocean Crest Pier and on the other side of the pier you will find an excellent restaurant. Both fishing piers carry blanket fishing licenses. This motel has a great "Pay for 5 - Stay for 7" weekly rate year round. Some of the oceanfront rooms have balconies where you can sit and watch the sea, enjoy a picnic lunch or feed the gulls in more privacy than you can on the beach. On the premises you will also find an outdoor pool, a guest laundry and a gift shop where you can purchase t-shirts and souvenirs. This motel does not allow pets and if you are pulling a boat behind your car you will want to stay where parking is available for the boat and trailer.