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Oceanview Inn
2 out of 5
122 Fairview Drive, Emerald Isle, NC
The price is $69 per night from Nov 29 to Nov 30
3.7/5Good! (265 reviews)

"The Oceanview Inn is perfect for those who want to spend all their time out at the beach. We had a King bed; room was smaller compared to most hotel chains, but very clean upon arrival. Bathroom was spacious. Laminate wood floors, which aesthetically was great but a bit problematic if tracking in ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2020

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Cheap Hotels in Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle offers a variety of cheap accommodations and places to visit, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, Emerald Plantation, and Water Boggan Water Park.

When it comes to discount lodging choices in Emerald Isle, the area has hotels that won't break the bank. Discover good prices on rooms at this popular option:

Oceanview Inn - 2-star motel. You'll find free WiFi, free parking, and air conditioning at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its helpful staff and comfortable beds.

Planning Your Trip to Emerald Isle

Still deciding on travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can plan around good weather.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June, and September, with an average temperature of 85°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, December, and March, with an average temperature of 36°F
  • Rainiest months: August, September, July, and June, with an average rainfall of 6.28 inches
  • Driest months: April, February, November, and October, with an average rainfall of 3.70 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Emerald Isle

Emerald Isle is known for its fishing spots and offers things to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the local attractions that interest you most, and then fill your itinerary with activities that are easy on the wallet. If you're eager to get outdoors, you can enjoy the natural setting at Emerald Isle Woods Park, Hammocks Beach State Park, or Theodore Roosevelt Natural Area.

Emerald Isle is also notable for its:
  • Beaches
  • Bird watching
  • Surfing
  • Seafood

Getting Around Emerald Isle

The closest airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), situated 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away from the city center. If that doesn't suit your budget, you can arrange flights in and out of Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), which is 35.8 mi (57.6 km) away. Emerald Isle might not have very many public transportation choices so a car rental could be an economical alternative to see the area.

Frequently asked questions

What is Emerald Isle like for travelers on a budget?
Emerald Isle offers cheap accommodation options and a range of things to see and do, making it a budget-friendly vacation choice. You can find ways to save money while getting to know this destination, which is home to attractions like Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier, Emerald Plantation, and Water Boggan Water Park.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Emerald Isle?
Based on reviews, Oceanview Inn is a popular 2-star property for our travelers in search of a less expensive place to stay and offers free WiFi.
When is the best time for a budget trip to Emerald Isle?
Weather will likely play an important role when you plan your trip to Emerald Isle, and keep in mind that cheaper options are usually available when the weather isn’t as good. The hottest months are usually August and July with an average temp of 76°F, while the coldest months are January and February with an average of 48°F. Average annual precipitation for Emerald Isle is 57 inches.
What is there to see and do in Emerald Isle?
Emerald Isle is known for its fishing spots and offers things to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions that interest you most, such as North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, and then look for sights and activities that cost little or nothing at all. Enjoy the outdoors at Emerald Isle Woods Park and Hammocks Beach State Park, or hunt for bargains with some shopping at Emerald Plantation.
How can I get to Emerald Isle and get around on a budget?
Checking out these ways to get around Emerald Isle is a smart way to keep your trip affordable. The nearest airport is 28.4 mi (45.7 km) away from the center in New Bern, NC (EWN-Coastal Carolina Regional). If that doesn’t suit your budget, you can book a flight to Albert J. Ellis Airport (OAJ), located 35.8 mi (57.6 km) away. Emerald Isle may not have many public transit options to choose from so a car rental could be a reasonable alternative to explore the area.

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