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Beaufort Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Beaufort
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We spent five days in Beaufort and stayed at the Beaufort Inn. It was nice- the front desk people were very pleasant and helpful. The room's balcony overlooked the water and it was fun to see the boats going in and out. The Beaufort waterfront shops and restaurants were a short walk. Two slight negative points- the hot tub seemed to be closed more than it was open, and the breakfast was just so-so.

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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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BeaufortInnNC, Manager at Beaufort Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your rooms view overlooking the water and that the staff was able to assist you.

We apologize for the hot tub not being open, we were having some pump motor issues and were unable to have the spa open.

Breakfast is still a work in progress and always appreciate guest feedback.
It was our pleasure having you stay with us.

Thank you,

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We chose to use this establishment as home base while in the area fishing a marlin tournament. To preface, We, as a group, are professionals, business owners, hunters, offshore fishermen and women and all around outdoorsmen. We are not picky, or hard to please at all, we're use to sleeping in cabins, our trucks or tents with no power for extended periods of time.
We reserved 3 rooms for 3 nights over the phone. During the reservation process, the total was given and paid over the phone. There was no confirmation email sent. We selected the Beaufort Inn due to the fact that they had fuel and dockage for a boat our size. Our boat is a 35 foot Duffy full keel single screw that's 13' wide at the stern. Upon arrival, there were 0 boats in the slips. We chose an outside slip, floating dock on one side and fixed on the other. One of their largest slips and just large enough at 15' to accommodate our boat. With an expected tide drop of 3-4 feet, tying up was tricky and required several adjustments during the tide swings. Once we checked in, we were told that the next day we had to move to our assigned slip because that one was reserved. We did so the next day once we return from fishing. BTW..there was not another boat in our previous slip. And, we had to fuel elsewhere as there is no fuel available on site. We relocated to the other slip as requested. It was the exact configuration we were in except on the other end of the dockage. One note to remember here is that docking is somewhat difficult during strong incoming and outgoing tides. The docks are situated in a cross current. This isn't a huge concern with smaller outboard boats, but a major issue with a full keel boat in 5 knot cross current and only 1 foot for error on either side.
Friday nights stay was fine, rooms are dated, but clean. We looked forward to the hot tub after a long day on the water. It was hot and functional but littered with debris from the overhanging trees and bird feathers. We used it anyway, no complaints. Eating establishments were convenient and plentiful.
Saturday's fishing was cancelled due to weather and we spent the morning running errands and picking up supplies to take to back to our families on Hatteras island, who were stranded with no power, on our return trip Sunday. When we returned from breakfast and running errands sometime after lunch, we were asked why we hadn't checked out and vacated our rooms. Unbeknownst to us, they had inadvertently booked us for 2 nights in each room instead of 3. Again, there was never any written confirmation given or emailed. Our group, in an effort to help out the hotel, offered to consolidate and give up two rooms since we had another party there with one room. We were told in no uncertain terms that we were in the wrong and that they needed us to vacate the rooms. There was absolutely zero effort on the hotels part to work with us and we had no choice but to pack up and leave. The other person in our party gladly gave up his room for our boat owner, his wife and son, so they had a room for the night.
As if that weren't enough......and another example of the Beaufort Inn's unwillingness to work with us, after we left to find another place to stay, our boat owner was asked to relocate to boat to another slip since they had booked the one we were in. We returned an hour later to help move the boat. We did so, and damaged the back corner of the boat in the process due to cross current and the narrow slip they sent us to. Hours after we moved the boat, someone contacted us and said we could move it back to our previous slip since the other party wasn't going to make it in for the night. What a joke....
In closing, and to get to the meat of my review of this otherwise charming, quant hotel. The failure of the management and folks in charge to work with us in any manner cast a dark cloud on our very successful tournament weekend, and inconvenienced our entire group immensely with their lack of hospitality. In the hospitality industry.....that does not go unnoticed by folks who work and travel for a living. Make sure you dot your i's and cross your t's with this bunch because "if you don't like it you can just leave". Quote from the brown haired lady with glasses at the front desk in the presence of the red headed manager and gentleman in charge of maintenance. Sorry I didn't ask for their names. We had no issue with maintenance fellow by the way. Nice guy, very hospitable. Good luck and have fun in Beaufort....great little town.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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BeaufortInnNC, Manager at Beaufort Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We are sorry there was confusion regarding your reservations. Email confirmations and reminders are sent out via email to all guests.

Boat slips are assigned at time of bookings to prevent confusion as to what slip they should pull into upon their arrival. Unfortunately, we cannot foresee when a guest ends up not bringing their boat at the last minute.
Beaufort Inn has never had the capability for refueling.

Thank you for your feedback regarding the spa. The spa is cleaned and maintained daily. I will have our maintenance guy address the issue with birds in the trees above the spa in the attempt to minimize chance of feathers entering.

The staff works hard to see that our guests have an enjoyable stay. Unfortunately this didn't work out for you on this particular visit.

For that we are sorry.

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Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We are returning visitors to Beaufort SC and to the Beaufort Inn. It was more than a visit but a celebration of my wife's birthday. The Inn gave us a beautiful, spacious room with a bottle of wine on ice; a local florist had delivered flowers. It was perfect! Our daughter had her own room "next door" and she concurs! Kudos to the staff at the Beaufort Inn and "yes" we will return!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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BeaufortInnNC, Manager at Beaufort Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Sounds like you had a wonderful visit at Beaufort Inn in South Carolina.
Unfortunately, your review made it to Beaufort Inn in North Carolina.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Very clean. Enjoyed the water views. Average room. Short walk to downtown. Breakfast was below average due to microwaved food. Basically, $230 was way too much for what we got. Would have been very happy at $125-$135.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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BeaufortInnNC, Manager at Beaufort Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

I am sorry to hear that you did not care for our breakfast. We appreciate your feedback and take all comments seriously as we continue to see what works.

We hope you'll give us another try out in the future.
Thank you,

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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and loved another visit at Beaufort Inn. Stayed on the 3rd floor, water view, balcony with rocking chairs. Enjoyed the hot tub, visit to historic Beaufort, and Morehead City. Have always enjoyed the breakfast but it wasn't quite as good as it used to be, missing the breakfast quiche or pie. Good coffee and friendly staff. Breakfast area recently updated.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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BeaufortInnNC, Manager at Beaufort Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

We are happy that you and your husband had the opportunity to visit us in Beaufort again. Thank you for the feedback regarding breakfast. We are trying out new options and appreciate your comments.

Hope to see you again in the future.
Thank you,

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Additional Information about Beaufort Inn

Address: 101 Ann St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2101
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Beaufort
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Beaufort
Price Range: $118 - $421 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beaufort Inn is the perfect place to relax in historic Beaufort, NC. We are located right on the water and in the heart of the historic district. During the day you'll enjoy walking down the streets lined with historic homes and beautiful gardens. You can pick up the perfect gift in one of the unique shops or enjoy fresh local seafood at one of the cafes or restaurants. You'll enjoy relaxing in the rocking chairs on your private balcony where you can watch the boats come in and see amazing sunsets or unwind in our extra large hot tub. ... more   less 
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