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Spectacular Direct Oceanfront 2BR Condo in Emerald Isle NC
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2.95 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"My fiancé and I have been dying to take a little vacation. We stayed at Paige’s condo on the ocean front. It was absolutely perfect for us. Since we wanted to cook in this trip, I was really happy to find a fully stocked kitchen. Not something I’ve always had when renting homes. The master suite ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Spectacular Direct Oceanfront 2BR Condo in Emerald Isle NC
Beautiful Condo Steps Away From White Sandy Beaches and 3 Pools
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3.04 mi from city center
4.4/5Wonderful! (25 reviews)
Great for our fam

"The challenges: Definitely unreliable WiFi which made work difficult and seems unusual for this day and age We chose this place half because there was an indoor pool, but it was closed when we arrived - this is something we would have liked to know ahead of time. The leather of the couches are peeling ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Beautiful Condo Steps Away From White Sandy Beaches and 3 Pools
Listen to the waves!  View from 2 levels!  Gorgeous sandy beach!  2 pools!
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2.62 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (45 reviews)
Anniversary getaway

"Paulette and Dan were great hosts. Their place is even cuter than the impression we got from the photos, very cute. We loved reading and discovering the many signs around the apartment and having coffee or drinks out on the two decks. This was honestly one of the most thoughtful stocked rentals we ..."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Listen to the waves! View from 2 levels! Gorgeous sandy beach! 2 pools!
Newly Renovated Oceanfront Home With Private Beach Access in Emerald Isle
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4.11 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (103 reviews)
Perfect Week

"Lovely place to stay ... and I’ve been vacationing in EI my whole life. Had everything we needed. Owner was wonderful to work with during covid and stay-at-home order. By far my favorite part was the deck and the location. You could easily see the sunrise, sunset, and a million twinkling stars on ..."…"

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

Newly Renovated Oceanfront Home With Private Beach Access in Emerald Isle
*FRESH REHAB*Steps to Ocean*Pool*HotTub*Beach*Bike Trails*Tennis*Indoor Pool
4.9/5Exceptional! (76 reviews)
Nice Place

"Great place to stay."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

*FRESH REHAB*Steps to Ocean*Pool*HotTub*Beach*Bike Trails*Tennis*Indoor Pool
Beach Bungalow One Block To Ocean! Pet Friendly!
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1.95 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Great spot for a beach getaway

"Our family had a great time! The walk to the beach was not very far- and being so close to the bike path was great! We loved walking to Dairy Queen for dessert w the kiddos and using the bikes provided to get an evening bike ride in. Thank you again for the thoughtful welcome basket- it was a lovely ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Beach Bungalow One Block To Ocean! Pet Friendly!
Oceanfront Emerald Isle Home w/ Beach Access!
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4.29 mi from city center
3/5 (2 reviews)
FAll Getaway

"This property was very quaint-nice for a last minute long weekend getaway. The proximity to the beach can't be beat. Its a very old home which hasn't been updated much and its very small inside so it was good there were only 2 of us. A downside is the west side allows renters to smoke and bring pets ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Oceanfront Emerald Isle Home w/ Beach Access!
*COMPLETELY RENOVATED* Emerald Isle condo; pool and direct beach access.
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2.92 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Perfect getaway

"My family was much in need of some R&R, and this unit really hit. I haven’t felt that level of relaxation in a very long time. We will be back!"…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

*COMPLETELY RENOVATED* Emerald Isle condo; pool and direct beach access.
Sound Side Studio Waiting for You!
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1.51 mi from city center
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Wonderful experience

"This was my first time being at emeral isle. The location was great. Super close to the pier and beach. Felt like home, great atmosphere for couples. Super clean place with many home amenities for a weekend stay. Highly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Sound Side Studio Waiting for You!
Oceanfront House With Private Beach Access, Newly Renovated
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Visiting Emerald Isle

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Emerald Isle, and visitors give high marks for the beaches. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its seafood restaurants.

  • You'll find 200 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Morehead City
  • The closest major airport is in New Bern, NC (EWN-Craven Regional), 28.4 mi (45.7 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis), 35.8 mi (57.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Emerald Isle

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and Emerald Isle Woods Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier and Emerald Plantation.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 37 hotels and other lodging options available to select from in Emerald Isle. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Islander Hotel & Resort - With a stay at this 2.5-star condo resort, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia travelers love its quiet location and room service.
  • Oceanview Inn - Our customers like the helpful staff and comfortable beds at this motel. Amenities at this 2-star motel include free WiFi and free parking.

Dressing for Emerald Isle

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 67°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 35°F
  • From April to June, the average is 84°F during the day and 49°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 86°F during the day and 61°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 77°F as the daytime average and 35°F as the nighttime average
  • About 57.05 inches of rain falls on Emerald Isle each year
  • August and July are usually the hottest months averaging 85°F, while January and February are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 36°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Emerald Isle?
Islander Hotel & Resort is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data. This condo resort offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Oceanview Inn is another good option for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Emerald Isle, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which often is within 24-48 hours of the scheduled arrival. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Emerald Isle.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Emerald Isle?
To find more details about rescheduling or cancelling your trip to Emerald Isle, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel 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.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Emerald Isle?
Oceanview Inn is a favorite property for couples, and features flat-screen TVs and free WiFi.
What's the best hotel to stay near the beach in Emerald Isle?
Oceanview Inn is a top pick for your beach vacation. Spend some quality time by the water at Hammocks Beach State Park.
What are some accommodations with pools in Emerald Isle?
Islander Hotel & Resort is a top condo resort with an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and free WiFi. FRESH REHABSteps to OceanPoolHotTubBeachBike TrailsTennisIndoor Pool is one more option with an onsite pool.
What is the best spa hotel in Emerald Isle?
FRESH REHABSteps to OceanPoolHotTubBeachBike TrailsTennisIndoor Pool is a top spa hotel featuring a heated pool, a fitness center, and an outdoor tennis court. Spend the afternoon relaxing in the spa tub and sauna.
How is it to stay in Emerald Isle?
Visitors to Emerald Isle are sure to enjoy the seaside. Tourists can also enjoy so much more including its seafood restaurants. In Emerald Isle, there are 109 hotels and other accommodations to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in Emerald Isle?
The natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside with places to see such as Emerald Isle Woods Park. Fishing is a great activity, and Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier is one place to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Emerald Plantation and Water Boggan Water Park.
What's the weather like in Emerald Isle?
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 rainfall for Emerald Isle is 57 inches.

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