Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach, arguably one of the most visited beach towns along the Crystal Coast, is a longstanding favorite destination for coastal fun in the sun. A perfect little representation of the North Carolina beach scene, this oceanfront town is an easy locale for a day-trip, a long weekend, of a full week's vacation, with loads of amenities, entertainment, and of course, those famous Emerald Isle beaches.

Emerald Isle History

Emerald Isle History

Like many of North Carolina's coastal islands, Emerald Isle was first home to Indians; the Algonquin Indian tribe occupied the surrounding countryside from about 500 A.D. to colonial times. Later, the area was settled by whalers and fishermen.

Ann Street Inn

Ann Street Inn

Visitors who like a big dose of peace and quiet with their extensive downtown Beaufort explorations will appreciate the quietly grand Ann Street Inn. Situated in a serene setting just a block or so away from the waterfront, this beautifully historic inn is a nice retreat for visitors who want to simply get away from it all.

Indian Beach

Indian Beach

The small communities of Indian Beach and Salter Path, located in between Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores, are scenic Crystal Coast destinations in their own right. Home to some of the area's favorite attractions, multiple options for weekly stays or long-term escapes, and plenty of gorgeous beaches and docks for travelling mariners, this region of the southern Outer Banks has just about everything a beach vacationer could ask for.

Swansboro

Swansboro

Though not too many Eastern NC visitors will encounter Swansboro unless they are en route to the Emerald Isle shoreline, this small coastal town is most certainly worth a second look. One of the oldest towns along the Crystal Coast, and easily one of the most diverse, Swansboro is a surprising paradise for any visitor who loves shopping, dining, kayaking, beaching, and ample waterfront views around virtually every city block. Gradually growing a reputation as one of Coastal Carolina's best long weekend destinations, new visitors to Emerald Island or the Crystal Coast should definitely pull up anchor in historic Swansboro for a day or two, and see for themselves what all the fuss is about.

Pecan Tree Inn

Pecan Tree Inn

For a romantic getaway or a slow-paced respite from the rest of the world, it’s hard to beat Downtown Beaufort’s own Pecan Tree Inn. Located in the heart of the historic region, and found less than a block away from the waterfront, guests will be close to everything that Beaufort has to offer, but will enjoy their own private retreat that feels miles away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Clam Digger Inn

Clam Digger Inn

Vacationers can dive into the cool and relaxed summertime atmosphere that the Crystal Coast is renowned for with a visit to the Clam Digger Inn. This all-inclusive resort-style hotel has everything visitors crave, from a cool restaurant to beachside drinks, to ensure every vacation is filled with miles of entertainment.

Downtown Swansboro

Downtown Swansboro

Downtown Swansboro certainly brings the town's mantra as the "Friendly City by the Sea" to life. Home to a number of acclaimed art galleries, restaurants, shops, and fun events for locals and visitors alike during virtually any time of year, a visit to the community's busiest section of town is sure to be a highlight of any Eastern North Carolina vacation.

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Econo Lodge Crystal Coast

Southern Outer Banks explorers will be wonderfully close to a full array of area attractions with a stay at the centrally located Econo Lodge Crystal Coast. Situated just off of Arendell Street – the “main drag” that runs through the heart of Morehead City - this hotel has a slightly quieter location, but is close to all the sites and attractions that area visitors adore.

Holiday Inn Express Morehead City

Holiday Inn Express Morehead City

Whether a visitor is headed to the Crystal Coast for business or for fun, the Holiday Inn Express Morehead City is outfitted with everything a traveler requires to enjoy a comfortable stay in the Southern Outer Banks. Located on the western edge of Morehead City, and close to the local conference center as well as the cool beaches, this hotel is a solid option for regional visitors of all varieties.

History Place

History Place

Resembling a cross between a train depot and a mariner's port, The History Place is certainly an excellent first stop for anyone who wants to learn a little more about the fascinating inland and barrier island history that is found in abundance along the Crystal Coast.

Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle

The long barrier island that borders central North Carolina is known by a wide range of nicknames, including the "Crystal Coast," "Bogue Banks," and "Emerald Isle." This last moniker, which is probably most of the most frequent terms for the stretch of coastline from Atlantic Beach to the western edge of the island, just happens to share its name with the island's westernmost town, Emerald Isle.

Islander Suites

Islander Suites

From grand oceanfront weddings and celebrations, to peaceful long weekends that are miles away from the rest of the world, the Islander Suites can accommodate veritably every type of Emerald Isle traveler. Located on the edge of the oceanfront, and close to a collection of the region’s favorite restaurants, shops, activities and attractions, this cool condo / hotel option has just about everything a vacationer requires to relax and enjoy the Crystal Coast to the fullest.

MCAS Cherry Point

MCAS Cherry Point

The Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point located in Havelock is a local institution that was founded in July of 1941, just months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, and which celebrates an honorable tradition as a marine training facility and eastern North Carolina base, as well as the permanent home to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.

DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront

DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront

Visitors will have endless entertainment at their disposal with a stay at the DoubleTree Hotel Atlantic Beach Oceanfront. This nice resort-style hotel boasts a suite of amenities that almost outshines a stellar location on the edge of the beautiful Crystal Coast shoreline.

Quality Hotel Morehead City

Quality Hotel Morehead City

With a budget-friendly price and a location that’s remarkably close to all of the Crystal Coast’s favorite attractions, the Quality Hotel is a solid option for visitors who want to explore everything the Southern Outer Banks has to offer without spending too many vacation dollars on accommodations alone. Featuring a nice suite of amenities, both on the premises and in the individual rooms, this hotel has just about everything guests could need for a night, a weekend, or a full vacation in the heart of Morehead City.

Oak Grove Motel

Oak Grove Motel

Visitors who want to relax in the heart of the Crystal Coast without breaking the bank or being surrounded by hundreds of other hotel or resort guests will appreciate a stay in the quiet Oak Grove Motel. Located in the small community of Indian Beach – one of the least populated towns that’s found along the Emerald Isle shoreline – this small motel with 10 guest rooms and 13 efficiency apartments will be a breath of fresh air for visitors who just want to kick off their flip flops and enjoy a no-frills and no-stress environment.

Picnic Park

Picnic Park

Hitting the seashore in Atlantic Beach is an easy venture, thanks to a number of local public beach accesses, including the sprawling Picnic Street Park. With a prime locale that straddles the borders of the Fort Macon State Park and the town limits of Atlantic Beach, this expansive parking area, known locally as "The Bathhouse," can accommodate hundreds of summer visitors, and provides a perfectly relaxing and undeveloped stretch of seashore that's easy to enjoy on any summer day.

Core Creek Lodge

Core Creek Lodge

Modestly sized but accommodating, the Core Creek Lodge is a budget-friendly option for visitors who want to explore the “core” of the Crystal Coast without spending too many precious vacation dollars on a place to stay. Offering 23 rooms as well as 4 efficiency apartments, guests can find a comfortable place to relax that fits their party size as well as their vacation timeframe - and can happily be close to everything the Crystal Coast has to offer in the process.

Atlantis Lodge

Atlantis Lodge

Enjoy lovely ocean views, easy beach access, and a quiet respite where the beach life is easy with a stay at the Atlantis Lodge. Located on the borders of Atlantic Beach and Pine Knoll Shores, this resort-style hotel is a nice breath of fresh air for visitors who want to leave the stress behind, and embrace everyday life along the seashore.

Whaler Inn Beach Club

Whaler Inn Beach Club

Vacationers can enjoy a prime locale on the edge of the oceanfront to complement perfectly comfortable coastal accommodations with a stay at the Whaler Inn Beach Club. Located in the center of the Crystal Coast shoreline, and close to a host of cool towns and natural attractions, this simple but enticing lodging option is a breath of fresh air for any vacationer who wants to simply relax and soak up the beach life.

Parkerton Inn

Parkerton Inn

Visitors who want to be close to the beach, but who don’t necessarily want to pay the prime oceanfront prices, can enjoy an easy-going respite close to the shore with a stay at the Parkerton Inn. Located just inland of Emerald Isle in the small town of Cape Carteret, guests will be close to those cool ocean shorelines, a number of golf courses, and unique destinations like Downtown Swansboro, while enjoying just enough amenities to stay comfortably for a night, weekend, or even a week.

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach

Just imagine a getaway with a host of cool summertime amenities and a prime locale that’s close to both beautiful ocean-facing beaches and elite amenities like golf and Intracoastal Waterway access. This dreamy vacation is waiting at the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlantic Beach – a posh hotel that’s perfectly conducive to long weekend, weeklong, or short-term stays along the pristine Crystal Coast.

Morehead City Marlins Baseball

Morehead City Marlins Baseball

The Morehead City Marlins may be a relatively new North Carolina minor league baseball addition, but nevertheless, this local favorite team is making waves in a big way along the Crystal Coast. With an expansive and accommodating stadium, a talented group of minor leaguers who are making their way to the big time, and plenty of home games to enjoy a local show of athletics, the Morehead City Marlins are clearly a home run for this small Inner Banks community.

Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing

Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing

Whether you’re in town for the annual Big Rock fishing tournament, or just want to explore the stunning waterfront of Morehead City in style, the Bask Hotel at Big Rock Landing can accommodate adventurers of all varieties. Located just a shell’s throw away from the waterfront, and close to all of the Crystal Coast’s favorite attractions, this posh hotel is a fine destination for taking in the scene.

Oceanview Inn

Oceanview Inn

Anglers and beach fans alike will fall in love with the location of the Oceanview Inn – a basic but bright motel that’s located in the heart of Emerald Isle. Situated just steps away from the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier and the surrounding Atlantic Ocean-facing beaches, this cool destination serves as a perfect home base for a wealth of adventures, both on and off the shore.

Crystal Coast Civic Center

Crystal Coast Civic Center

The Crystal Coast Civic Center serves a variety of needs for coastal North Carolina's visitors and residents. As a popular venue for private conventions, weddings and events, as well as a public "meeting space" for local concerts and shows, the Civic Center, located along the waterfront in Morehead City, is instrumental in bringing this small coastal community together.

Pine Knoll Shores

Pine Knoll Shores

The oceanside community of Pine Knoll Shores is a shining example of the Crystal Coast beach scene. Filled with charming vacation rentals, natural preserves, an acclaimed country club, and little else to draw attention away from the postcard perfect beaches, Pine Knoll Shores is a perfect beach lover's retreat. Located in between the western beaches of Emerald Isle and bustling Atlantic Beach, this beach town is just a five minute drive away from the Atlantic Beach Causeway, (the bridge which connects the mainland with the Bogue Banks), and yet feels miles away from everyday mainland life.

The White House on Freedom Way

The White House on Freedom Way

Visitors with an appreciation for history and southern hospitality will be perfectly charmed by The White House on Freedom Way. Found among 22 acres just off of Highway 24 - (AKA Freedom Way) - this charming former family home has been converted to a picturesque oasis for travelers of all varieties – from folks passing through, to guests who want to linger and explore this quaint corner of the inland Crystal Coast.

USCG Emerald Isle

USCG Emerald Isle

The Crystal Coast's offshore waters are guarded by the US Coast Guard, and Emerald Isle is home to one of their flagship stations, encompassing a large section of the town's western edge, adjacent to the inlet, and marked by an unimposing station house that more closely resembles a classic beach cottage than a military outpost.

The Beaufort Inn

The Beaufort Inn

Visitors can soak up the historic atmosphere of Beaufort from the inside out with a stay at the pristine and inviting Beaufort Inn. This Victorian-style inn that dates back to the 1800s has a wonderfully antebellum appeal as well as a full suite of modern amenities to ensure that guests feel right at home.

Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn

Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn

Can’t decide between the cool coastal beaches and the small-town charm of the inland Crystal Coast? Then enjoy the best of all worlds with a stay at the centrally located Best Western Plus Silver Creek Inn. This low key but accommodating hotel is found just inland of the Emerald Isle shoreline, and is wonderfully close to the cool Downtown Swansboro region, the Croatan National Forest, and a wealth of restaurants, marinas, and shops in between, providing a perfect home base for exploring the southern Outer Banks in its entirety.

Palm Suites Atlantic Beach

Palm Suites Atlantic Beach

Soak up the beautiful waters of the Bogue Sound with a stay at the Palm Suites Atlantic Beach - a beautiful resort-style hotel where the nightly sunsets are second-to-none, and where water lovers will find endless ways to enjoy the scene.

Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

The Crystal Coast Tourism Authority has been instrumental in introducing newcomers to this picturesque stretch of barrier island beaches and barely-inland maritime communities, and serves as an essential tool for visitors to discover this remote but accommodating coastal region.

Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro

Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro

Visitors who want to be close to the Emerald Isle shorelines while reserving plenty of time to explore the cool coastal town of Swansboro will be charmed and nicely accommodated with a stay at the expansive Hampton Inn & Suites Swansboro. Offering nearly 100 rooms as well as a central and convenient locale along Highway 24, this impressive hotel has all the comforts of home and then some to ensure that travelers have everything they need, regardless of the reason for their stay.

Peppertree Atlantic Beach

Peppertree Atlantic Beach

Visitors who like a resort atmosphere and plenty to do during a sunny Crystal Coast vacation will appreciate a stay at the expansive Peppertree Atlantic Beach. Located in the heart of the Crystal Coast, with steps-away access to those famed local beaches, this resort hotel has plenty of ways for guests to keep the fun ongoing, both inside and out.

Hampton Inn Morehead City

Hampton Inn Morehead City

Visitors will be close to all the top attractions that the Crystal Coast is renowned for with a stay at the Hampton Inn Morehead City. Located just a shell’s throw from the Bogue Sound, and wonderfully close to a wealth of cool beaches and historic regions, this nicely accommodating hotel has everything a traveler requires to feel right at home.