Where to Stay in Brunswick County, North Carolina
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Brunswick County, North Carolina, is a beach destination for sure. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean and its multiple islands make it a favorite for families seeking a summertime getaway that’s a little less crowded than what they’ll find in some of the other nearby beach destinations (like Myrtle Beach).
If you’re planning an upcoming vacay to this laid-back and fan-favorite locale, consider opting for one of these four top picks when you book your accommodations.
Photo by courtesy of The Inn at Bald Head Island
1. The Inn at Bald Head Island
Just a six-minute walk away from Bald Head Island Lighthouse (one of the premiere historic attractions in the area and the oldest lighthouse in the entire state), this inn serves up a healthy helping of beachside charm and southern hospitality. Guests enjoy an array of room choices, some with marina views and some with lighthouse views. All offer a light and airy atmosphere and lots of homey comfort.
There are 10 suites in total, each with private bathrooms. Some rooms are located in the inn’s main house, while others are in adjacent cottages. Guests also enjoy access to a daily breakfast, afternoon snacks and refreshments and beach gear rentals (as well as bike rentals!). You have everything you need to kickstart an amazing Bald Head Island vacation.
Photo by courtesy of Hampton Inn & Suites Southport
2. Hampton Inn & Suites Southport
If, however, you prefer the convenience and familiarity of staying with a national brand, you can’t go wrong with the Hampton Inn & Suites Southport. In one of the county’s most prominent cities, this hotel offers standard rooms with amenities that travelers love, like a free hot breakfast every day, free parking, free Wifi and even an outdoor pool.
Photo by courtesy of LaPolena Bed and Breakfast
3. LaPolena Bed and Breakfast
This Southport B&B is a favorite for its excellent, local service and amenities. Plus, it’s just a short walk from attractions like the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The elegant, estate-style property is exactly what you’re looking for if you’re seeking a southern plantation-style setting for your upcoming trip.
The property overlooks Cape Fear River and suites offer loads of space. During your stay, be sure to make time to relax on one of the estate’s covered porches, relax during an on-site massage or rent one of the bicycles to explore the rest of the area.
Photo by courtesy of Islander Inn
4. Islander Inn
Known as one of the best beachfront hotels in all of North Carolina, Islander Inn definitely gives you that beach vacation vibe from the very start. Rooms are bright and colorful, with views of the water. The pool and surrounding sun deck also offer views of the ocean. The best part? This inn is undergoing some renovations at the moment and, while that may come with a few inconveniences, it means even better experiences and services for years to come.
Have your accommodations sorted and not sure what to do or see while visiting Brunswick County, North Carolina? Be sure to check out the full Discovery Map guide for all things to do, see and experience in this destination.