Beaufort NC Hotel | Historic Downtown Waterfront
Your Waterfront Hotel
Inlet Inn offers a quiet, comfortable respite—hotel privacy with bed and breakfast amenities, charm, and service. Whether you are planning to walk the paths of infamous 18th-century pirates, or just dreaming of a relaxed waterfront porch getaway, Inlet Inn is your home port.
For over three decades Inlet Inn has been the top hotel choice of many repeat guests, who’ve found it to be the perfect place to create their own memorable experiences. Inlet Inn is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Beaufort NC, directly on Front Street with a fully unobstructed view of Taylors Creek & Carrot Island. We have 36 large, comfortable rooms, many with their own private waterfront porch and rocking chairs.
Inlet Inn offers plenty of space to spread out after traveling and a gateway to historic Beaufort NC and the spectacular waterways and natural locales of the Crystal Coast.
A Hotel with History
The original Inlet Inn was built in the 1850s by the owners of a dry goods store in Beaufort. It began as a private residence known as the Lowenberg House and was renowned for having one of the “best views on the east coast.” Sold in the early 1900s to the Morris family, the original structure was used as a Summer home and was known as the Morris House until Carrie Dill Norcom operated it as a boarding house named “Norcom House.”
Congressman Charles Abernathy bought the house in 1911, expanded its size with rambling additions and named it New Inlet Inn. He added windmills to pump in freshwater and a second-floor ballroom. His Innkeeper, Mrs. Worth, and her four children along with two other Beaufort boys, made up a small orchestra. There was even a dance instructor!
Beaufort NC is our home
We would love to hear from you! Contact our friendly staff with feedback or questions anytime. Whether you are looking for a venue to host an event, a quiet couple’s getaway, or a peaceful place to work, Inlet Inn offers wonderful amenities and premier hospitality.