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Oak Island North Carolina Accommodations

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The Oak Island center point is around 8 miles southwest of Brunswick Nuclear and 16 miles east of Downtown Ocean Isle Beach.

Located in Brunswick County, North Carolina, within the Myrtle Beach metropolitan area, Oak Island is a small city that thrives on tourism. Residents of the city are proud of their family-friendly society and the natural beauty that surrounds them. More from this guide...

Oak Island Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Southport / Oak Island - Bolivia
+1-888-389-4121
3400 Southport Supply Rd., Bolivia, NC 28422 ~4.65 miles north of Oak Island
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 20 suites in hotel
Hampton Inn Suites Southport
+1-888-675-2083
4820 Port Loop Rd., Southport, NC 28461 ~6.01 miles east of Oak Island
  • Three Star property
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$90
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Comfort Suites - Southport
+1-800-716-8490
4963 Southport Supply Rd., Southport, NC 28461 ~6.18 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • 2-star Suburban property
  • 70 suites in hotel
  • Great reception
  • Most guests thought the service was very professional
From$75
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Hampton Inn Southport in Southport
+1-800-805-5223
5181 Southport Supply Rd. Se, Southport, NC 28461 ~6.58 miles east of Oak Island
  • Three Star property
  • 80 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$90
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Wingate by Wyndham Southport
+1-888-965-1860
1511 North Howe St., Southport, NC 28461 ~7.09 miles east of Oak Island
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • 84 rooms in hotel
Best Western Shallotte / Ocean Isle Beach Hotel : 360 Whiteville Rd. Nw
+1-888-788-5576
360 Whiteville Rd. Nw, Shallotte, NC 28470-4506 ~15.63 miles west of Oak Island
  • 2-star Highway hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • There was no hairdryer
From$105
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Days Inn : 3670 Express Dr. Sw
+1-888-897-9207
3670 Express Dr. Sw, Shallotte, NC 28470 ~15.65 miles west of Oak Island
  • Affordable Rural property
  • Hotel has 61 rooms
  • Breakfast is average
  • Professional service and good reception
SureStay Hotel by Best Western Shallotte in Shallotte
+1-888-311-4278
4646 Eastcoast Ln, Shallotte, NC 28470-1892 ~16.17 miles west of Oak Island
  • Inexpensive Highway hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach Oceanfront
+1-888-469-4795
100 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ~16.82 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 18 suites
From$149
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Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront
+1-888-734-9421
1 Harper Ave., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ~16.94 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in time: 15:00
Ocean Isle Inn - Wilmington
+1-888-841-5292
37 West 1st St., Wilmington, NC 28469 ~16.94 miles west of Oak Island
  • Affordable hotel
  • 70 rooms in hotel
From$90
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Microtel Inn & Suites
+1-888-455-5160
907 North Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ~16.99 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Economical Resort property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Breakfast is average
  • Furniture needs more attention
Surfside Lodge : 234 Carolina Beach Ave. North
+1-888-965-8297
234 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ~17.04 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Economical property
  • Most guests said the reception staff was great
  • Minibar can be a problem
The Islander Inn in Ocean Isle Beach
+1-888-906-6358
57 West 1st St., Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469 ~17.08 miles west of Oak Island
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Clean pool area
  • No elevator
From$40
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Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast
+1-888-749-6785
715 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428 ~17.37 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Beautiful beach
  • Awesome location
From$116
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Beau Rivage Golf & Resort - Wilmington
+1-888-878-9982
649 Rivage Promenade, Wilmington, NC 28412 ~19.76 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Mid-scale Golf Course property
  • 28 suites in property
  • Beautiful beach
  • Most guests found the staff to be very friendly
From$96
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Baymont Hattiesburg - Leland
+1-888-389-4485
8037 Footpath Rd., Leland, NC 28451 ~20.17 miles north of Oak Island
  • 2 star property
Sea Trail Golf Resort & Convention Center
+1-888-389-4121
75a Clubhouse Rd., Sunset Beach, NC 28468 ~21.22 miles west of Oak Island
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • 221 rooms in hotel
  • Fantastic service
  • Breakfast good
Best Western Plus Wilmington / Carolina Beach
+1-888-675-2083
5600 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412-2608 ~21.36 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Three Star Beach property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Best Western Plus Westgate Inn & Suites
+1-800-716-8490
1120 Towne Lake Dr., Leland, NC 28451 ~21.99 miles north of Oak Island
  • Midscale Highway hotel
  • Hotel has 20 suites
From$44
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Holiday Inn Express Leland Wilmington Area
+1-800-805-5223
1020 Grandiflora Dr., Leland, NC 28451 ~22.03 miles north of Oak Island
  • Midscale Suburban property
  • 105 rooms in property
  • Room was clean
  • Popular among families
From$109
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Woodspring Suites Wilmington : 2657 Carolina Beach Rd.
+1-888-965-1860
2657 Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington, NC 28412 ~23.01 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Economical Suburban hotel
  • 121 rooms in hotel
Holiday Inn Express Wilmington West Medical Park
+1-888-788-5576
839 Medical Center Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401 ~23.50 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • 17 suites in property
Hampton Inn Wilmington Medical Park
+1-888-897-9207
2320 South 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401 ~23.93 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • Cheap Suburban property
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • Room was very clean
  • Easily accessible by car, said 100%
From$79
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The Wilmingtonian
+1-888-311-4278
101 South 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401 ~25.32 miles northeast of Oak Island
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check-in: 15:00
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Oak Island, NC discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Oak Island hotel for each day and each star rating category.

Residents and visitors alike are drawn to the area for recreational and commercial connections to the water. Oak Island's two public fishing piers are well-used, and with over 1,000 linear feet of dockage, it's no wonder that locals and tourists are drawn to the water. With numerous marinas, many residents and visitors enjoy time on private boats for fishing, tours, and recreation. Those who prefer a slower pace of water travel enjoy kayaking, and Oak Island is known for its many areas suitable for kayaking.

Golf is a regional favorite, and Oak Island has two premier courses: Oak Club Golf Course and South Harbor Village course.

The Oak Island Events Center hosts a variety of events throughout the year. Despite its small size, Oak Island has a thriving, engaged community that it extends to its many visitors. The space is open for others to rent when not otherwise in use.

Overall, tourists flock to the area for picturesque beaches, wildlife viewing, and a variety of recreational opportunities all within a quaint and relaxed town environment.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Oak Island, NC?

Summers are humid and hot; average temperature hovers near 85 degrees Fahrenheit. The beach is more bearable as the ocean breezes cool beachgoers, but the water remains temperate for those looking to swim, wade, or recreate. Although there is considerable rainfall year-round, the majority of the rains falls between June and September. Tropical storms can be a concern in the region, a storm is mostly likely to hit between June and November. Summers are generally touted as an excellent time to visit, but some travelers may want to avoid this season.

Winters are mild, with temperatures typically remaining in the 50s. However, Oak Island can experience cold spells, so winter visitors are advised to be prepared for the possibility of cooler weather.

Oak Island Recreation Center rents out equipment and has indoor and outdoor facilities in all seasons, but visitors may want to plan their trip around notable events that Oak Island offers. In February, the city puts on the Run Oak Island marathon. The annual Oak Island Lighthouse Run in April features a half-marathon, 10k, and 5k runs and a one-mile fun run. The oceanfront fireworks display is a Fourth of July favorite, and a Christmas-themed parade livens up the winter months.

Regardless of the season, there are not many services on the island, so travelers should plan ahead to ensure they have what they need before they head to a destination.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Oak Island, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Oak Island

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts displaying average rate trends by star rating class in Oak Island, NC. Analyze these charts to evaluate the most cost effective months to book a room in Oak Island throughout the year.

What Luxury Hotel Options in Oak Island, NC, Are Recommended?

Upscale options near Oak Island provide luxury and amenities from all angles. In nearby North Myrtle Beach, guests looking to unwind in style can make the most of beachfront views and a golf course at Ocean Reef Resort. If golf isn't your thing, you can relax at the pool and enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant or a drink at the poolside bar. The resort also offers a fitness facility, steam room, and free Wi-Fi and parking. Guests will also benefit from the short walk to House of Blues Myrtle Beach and Barefoot Landing.

Also nearby, visitors will be fascinated by the gorgeous Hotel Balast Wilmington Tapestry Collection Hotel by Hilton. This is an excellent option for visitors traveling for a convention or a business engagement. Guests can enjoy easy access to the business district as well as a quick drive to all of the attractions and natural beauty that Oak Island has to offer. The hotel boasts two restaurants in addition to a cafe, room service, and two lounges with bars. A business center is available for use, as well as a complimentary airport shuttle, an ATM, a concierge service, and 24-hour fitness facilities.

What Are Some Affordable Hotels in Oak Island, NC?

3 Star Average Prices: $136.08

Budget travelers will appreciate Oak Island's affordable hotel options. Though economical, the Wingate by Wyndham Southport packs in plenty of amenities along with its convenient location near the airport. Each room has a microwave and refrigerator, a flat-screen TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Guests will have access to an outdoor pool, a business center, and free breakfast and parking.

Captain's Cove Motel is an excellent choice for the family traveling on a budget. Kids will love the themed pool and picnic area, and adults will appreciate the reasonable room rates and complimentary Wi-Fi. Located right in Oak Island, the motel is conveniently located near Oak Island Lighthouse and Ocean Crest Pier.

Another economical option is Darlings by the Sea, a boutique hotel on the beach. Carolina Beach and Carolina Boardwalk are the backyard of Darling's guests. Guests will appreciate the hotel's sun loungers. The unique guestrooms feature private spa tubs as well as private balconies. A fitness center is available for use on the premises, and all guests will receive complimentary Wi-Fi access.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Oak Island

2 Star Average Prices: $150.14

Where Are the Best Discounts for Oak Island, NC, Hotels?

Several area hotels offer discounts for eligible guests. Comfort Suites Southport Oak Island in nearby Southport offers discounts for AAA members. Situated conveniently in the locus of museums and the beach, the hotel is a great place for individuals or families looking to unwind and learn more about the area. A business center, express check-in, and free parking are just a few of the available amenities.

Seniors will appreciate the discounts available at both the River Hotel of Southport and Robert Ruark Inn B&B, also in Southport. The River Hotel is within walking distance of museums, a marina, and Franklin Square Gallery. The pool is open seasonally and all guests will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access. In the same area as the River Hotel, Robert Ruark Inn B&B is a quaint yet luxurious accommodation option. All guests can enjoy a free, delicious breakfast, well-equipped and uniquely decorated rooms, and an on-site garden.

What Are the Best Value Hotels in Oak Island, NC?

While there are many great lodging options in the Oak Island area, a couple of hotels stand out in the value department. Hampton Inn & Suites Southport positions guests for just a short drive to Holden Beach. It's also near area museums. Past guests note that the available amenities are exceptional for the price. Guests benefit from the hotel's outdoor pool, fitness facilities, and laundry and dry cleaning services. Guests are also given access to free breakfast, Wi-Fi, and parking. Rooms are equipped with terraces and complimentary coffee and tea.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Southport Oak Island Area is just 15 minutes from Ocean Crest Pier and the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The hotel is also near the Oak Island Lighthouse. The hotel offers excellent accessibility, with workout facilities open 24 hours a day. A breakfast buffet is available on weekdays. A pool is located on-site.

How Can You Get Outside in Oak Island, NC?

In addition to signing up for the Run Oak Island marathon and Oak Island Lighthouse Run in April, there are many ways visitors can experience the natural beauty, wildlife, and outdoor recreation that Oak Island is famed for.

Visit the many parks and green spaces the area has to offer. Veterans Park is home to a fishing tee, a boardwalk that makes for a great viewing and photo op location, as well as a butterfly garden and covered area for picnics or other events. A second butterfly garden can be found at Register Nature Park. There, visitors can also hike a nature trail and enjoy a floating dock and fishing tee.

Commissioner's Observatory Park offers a covered picnic area in addition to beach access. Yaupon Park and The Point also offer beach access, with The Point providing a great fishing spot and a wildlife viewing area.

Beaches are safe and family-friendly, but if you and your family have had your fill of salt water, take your kids to the Oak Island Splash Pad for fun for the whole family. If you're looking to have an event on Oak Island, the Splash Pad can be rented out after hours.

Whether adults are looking to enjoy a favorite pastime or play for the first time, Oak Island's several golf courses are happy to accommodate tourists.

Heron Lookout is a favorite for bird lovers, and a unique natural environment can be found at Tidalwaves Kayak and Canoe launch. Don't forget to rent your canoes and kayaks!

More traditional outdoor activities can be enjoyed as well. The town has a large skate park, tennis and basketball courts, and football, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

Don't forget that there are docks all along the waterfront for viewing. and many can also be used for fishing, which is no small attraction in this part of the country. Bring your fishing rod and tackle box along or rent gear from nearby retailers and shops.

FAQs about hotels in Oak Island

What are the top rated hotels in Oak Island?

Hampton Inn Suites Southport, Best Western Shallotte and Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Oak Island?

Hotel Balast Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Holiday Inn Express Southport and Hampton Inn Suites Southport are the top 3 luxury hotels near Oak Island city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Oak Island?

Holiday Inn Express Southport, Hampton Inn Suites Southport, and Comfort Suites are the properties closest to Oak Island city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Oak Island cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Oak Island can be as cheap as $150.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Oak Island cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Oak Island has been $136.08 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Oak Island?

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Dreamers Welcome and The Wilmingtonian are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Marriott hotels in Oak Island?

Courtyard by Marriott Wilmington Downtown and Courtyard by Marriott at Carolina Beach Oceanfront are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the most popular Choice Hotels branded hotels in Oak Island?

Comfort Suites, Woodspring Suites Wilmington and Comfort Suites are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Oak Island?

Best Western Shallotte, Best Western Plus Westgate Inn & Suites and Best Western Plus Coastline Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the most popular IHG hotels in Oak Island?

Holiday Inn Express Leland Wilmington Area, Staybridge Suites Wilmington E and Holiday Inn Express & Suites are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Oak Island

Below are reviews of the city of Oak Island, NC from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Oak Island"
Score 5.0 / 5

We loved everything

Cynthia Z., from 06-Sep-2016
The average traveler rating of the city of Oak Island, NC shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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