Comfort Suites New Bern

Comfort Suites New Bern

Whether in the area for business or for fun, the Comfort Suites New Bern has the location and the amenities to keep guests feeling completely at ease. Boasting a nice collection of “extras,” as well as a...

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Meadows Inn B & B

Meadows Inn B & B

Meadows Inn B & B is an enticing accommodations option for visitors who want to slow down and enjoy New Bern’s genteel charm in a historic and serene setting. Located in the heart of the downtown area, and...

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DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern

DoubleTree by Hilton New Bern

Visitors who want to stay in the heart of scenic Downtown New Bern can enjoy a luxurious stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton. This expansive hotel boasts 171 rooms, and straddles the borders of the Neuse and Trent Rivers...

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BridgePointe Hotel And Marina

BridgePointe Hotel And Marina

Anglers, mariners, and vacationers who appreciate miles of open water views will find a lot to love about the facilities at the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina. Located on the very edge of the downtown area, and bordered...

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The Aerie Bed and Breakfast

The Aerie Bed and Breakfast

Soak up the historic and genteel atmosphere of New Bern’s charming downtown with a stay at The Aerie Bed and Breakfast. Featuring 9 thoughtfully appointed rooms with en suite bathrooms and plenty of authentic...

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SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern

SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott New Bern is a spacious hotel that can accommodate New Bern’s many different types of visitors. From businessmen and women who are in town for a conference at the New Bern...

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Hanna House

Hanna House

Guests will be surrounded by prestige, history, and a world of attractions with a stay at the wonderfully located Hanna House. Situated just two blocks from the Neuse Riverfront, and surrounded by historic residences...

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Holiday Inn Express New Bern

Holiday Inn Express New Bern

Visitors who need a convenient place to stay while passing through the New Bern area, or who need a launching point for exploring the historic downtown region and neighboring sites, can stay at the nicely located...

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The Captain's Stay

The Captain's Stay

Indulge in a purely relaxed vacation in the heart of Historic Downtown New Bern with a visit to The Captain's Stay. Housed within a charming circa 1800 home, this inviting B&B features all the romance and style of a...

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Hampton Inn New Bern

Hampton Inn New Bern

Enjoy a rest during a coastal North Carolina exploration with a stop at the Hampton Inn New Bern. Located just a few miles away from the historic downtown area, and easy to reach for visitors cruising along US Highway...

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Candlewood Suites New Bern

Candlewood Suites New Bern

Visitors who want to be within easy driving distance of the attractions within historic Downtown New Bern, but who also want to be just a couple of streets away from the area’s grocery stores, shopping centers...

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Comfort Suites Riverfront Park

Comfort Suites Riverfront Park

Whether a traveler is looking for place to relax in between conference sessions at the New Bern Convention Center, or a central spot to enjoy the city’s renowned historic attractions and antiques shopping scene...

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More Information on New Bern Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local New Bern hotel or motel.

How do you book a New Bern hotel or motel?

With just a few clicks, guests can effectively view room photos and locations, area maps, featured amenities, and availability online.

Several small inns and motels may not have full-service websites available, but they do have friendly staff on hand virtually all day and evening to answer questions and accept reservations over the phone.

Be prepared to have a credit card handy to secure the reservation, and pay careful attention to the hotel or motel's cancellation policies. While most regions of the country generally accept cancellations up to the day of arrival, many New Bern lodgings, due to their locale, may require at least 24 hours advance notice in the event of a cancellation.

Several hotels and motels may also require that summer weekend guests stay for two nights, with a Friday check-in and a Sunday morning departure. However, most Outer Banks vacationers do not find this to be an issue, as a long weekend can be a complete breath of fresh air.

When should you book a New Bern hotel or motel?

Unlike vacation rentals, campgrounds, and even Bed and Breakfasts, a hotel stay can often be booked just a few weeks from your expected vacation. That said, a number of the premier rooms, (i.e., rooms with the best oceanfront views, or with special amenities such as handicapped friendly facilities), may fill up quickly, so potential guests who are looking for a particular location or feature should call as far in advance as possible. Generally rate changes can potentially occur with the start of the year, but are usually advertised well in advance for the convenience of guests.

In addition, guests that are planning to vacation on popular long weekends, (like Memorial Day, Labor Day, or 4th of July Weekends), or who intend to stay for a full-week, should also consider booking well in advance, to ensure their Outer Banks accommodations.

Winter and shoulder season months, (typically recognized from late September until early May), and mid-week stays do not fill up as fast, and patrons will find plenty of accommodations available in all areas of the Outer Banks within these parameters, regardless of when they book. In fact, day trippers who decide to spend the night will likely spot plenty of "Vacancy" signs during the cooler spring, winter and fall seasons.

What amenities are available with a New Bern hotel or motel?

The amenities available for New Bern hotel and motel guests are varied and can include the basics, such as a comfy bed and cable TV, or the elite, such as spa services and a world class breakfast in bed. Basically, with the wide selection of accommodations available, an OBX vacation stay can be as simple or as elite as a vacationer desires.

Many of the hotels and motels in New Bern offer private pools to their guests, and / or direct beach access for a quick, refreshing dip in the ocean. Guests should note that with the exception of hotels that feature indoor pools, the majority of pools are only open from late spring until early or mid-fall, when the water temperatures are refreshing and not too chilly. Obviously, vending machines and snack bars are readily available, and the more elite or strategically located hotels and motels offer on-site or neighboring restaurants as well, making an evening dinner out a breeze.

Any tips or tricks for staying at a New Bern hotel or motel?

  • A number of hotels and motels offer special packages to lure their guests into enjoying an extended beach stay. These packages can include tickets to locally renowned events, discounts on spa services, or complimentary amenities such as free breakfasts, premier cable channels, or free Wi-Fi.

    Large parties, such as wedding parties, will find even deeper discounts with many hotels happily opening their doors to guests of a New Bern destination wedding. Be sure and ask in advance if your hotel or motel of choice has any special promotions or packages available, and don't forget that typical hotel discounts, such as AAA rates.

  • Need a quick getaway on a budget? Plan an off-season stay. Many hotels and motels may be booked during those sunny June, July and August months.

Rates may go down significantly in the off-season, and weekend vacationers will enjoy plenty of privacy and all the attractions New Bern has to offer. Still need your summer fix? Then plan a stay mid-week vacation, from Monday - Thursday. A number of hotels and motels offer slightly lower rates for mid-week stays, even in the prime summer season.

New Bern History

New Bern History

Throughout its more than three centuries of existence, New Bern is a city that has seen tremendous highs and devastating lows. From its original stature as the capital of North Carolina, to its rise to fame as the birthplace of Pepsi, New Bern has had more than its fair share of incredible events, which makes it a delightful destination for any visitor who appreciates American history. Discover the stories that are hidden in plain sight throughout this coastal town, and see why when it comes to historical importance and local legacy, New Bern is hard to beat.

New Bern Firemans Museum

New Bern Firemans Museum

The New Bern Fire Department began as a fraternal organization and was originally called the "Atlantic Hook & Ladder Company," and was the first chartered fire department in the state of North Carolina. This original company became inactive during the Civil War when many of its volunteers were fighting for the Confederate Army, and noting a need for local firefighters, invading Union forces who had infiltrated and then settled in New Bern during the latter portion of the war, set up a rival company in 1865, the "New Bern Steam Fire Engine Company No. 1." The two companies remained in service well after the Civil War ended, but the initial rivalry between north and south originating companies never dissipated. Both companies would try to "out-do" each other with station equipment upgrades, and both companies regularly competed against each other in state-wide firefighting competitions. (Incidentally, both performed exceedingly well, perhaps due in no small part in an effort to out-do the other rival.)