Hotels and Motels in Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head, NC

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 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.

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.

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Hampton Inn Southport Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Hotels and Motels
5181 Southport Supply Rd.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-0016
(800) 426-7688

A Lighthouse of Excellence Award winner, Hampton Inn Southport opened in June 2000 and has been rated in the top 5 percent of over 2,200  Hampton Inns in 19 countries by Hampton Inn guests. It is conveniently located near two shopping centers, halfway between downtown Southport and Oak Island and less...more about Hampton Inn Southport

103 W. Bay St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-6986

This small, eight-room establishment situated on the waterfront between the Cape Fear Restaurant and the Cape Fear Pilot Tower commands a breathtaking view of Southport's harbor where the river meets the sea. Both Old Baldy and the Oak Island Lighthouse can be seen from this spot. The motel was totally renovated...more about Riverside Motel

4963 Southport Supply Rd.
Southport, NC
(910) 454-7444

The Comfort Suites Southport is centrally located between Southport and Oak Island, offering you convenient access to activities and events in both locations. Comfort Suites offers golf packages to some of the best golf courses in southeastern North Carolina, and all are just a short drive from the hotel. You can...more about Southport Comfort Suites

1511 North Howe St.
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 454-0086
(877) 999-3223

Located near downtown Southport, Wingate by Wyndham Southport is a perfect place to relax. It is convenient to the Brunswick County Airport as well as to the many attractions of the area including the beaches of the town of Oak Island. Fort Fisher and the NC Aquarium are a short ferry...more about Wingate by Wyndham Southport

Captain's Cove Motel
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