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Boutique Beaufort, NC Hotels

A Touch of Serenity

Allow yourself the privilege of retreating to refined spaces that exude the relaxed elegance of The Beaufort Hotel. Our thoughtfully appointed hotel rooms and suites offer a touch of coastal comfort, a touch of generous indulgence, and a touch of traditional waterfront living—each coming together to bring the best of coastal North Carolina to you. 

  • All
  • Guest rooms
  • Waterfront rooms
  • Premium rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Room Amenities

True Comfort

  • Wired and Wireless Internet Access
  • 48” Flat Screen TV with Full Cable
  • Wireless Charging and Data Ports
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Blackout Curtains
  • In-Room Dining from 34° North
  • Coffee Makers in Rooms
  • Private Patio or Balcony 
  • Pet-Friendly Rooms (Inquire for Availability)
  • Oversized Walk-In Shower
  • Accessible Rooms

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the check-in and check-out times?

Our hotel check-in time is after 4:00 pm and departure is before 11:00 am. For an early arrival or late departure, please contact our front desk to make a request on your reservation. This request is not a guarantee and will be honored based on the availability of the hotel on the day of.

Do you offer Express Check-Out?

Should you wish to avoid returning to the Front Desk when departing, please leave your keys in your room. We will use the credit card provided at check-in to settle your account. If you would like a final receipt emailed, please contact the Front Desk by dialing “0” from your room.

Do guest rooms have a refrigerator and microwave?

Each guest room has a coffee maker and mini fridge. A microwave is available for guests in our marketplace. Microwaves can be requested (limited availability).

Do you have connecting rooms?

The hotel has a limited number of rooms that connect to each other with adjoining doors. They vary by room type and bed type. Please contact the front desk to request adjoining rooms prior to arrival. We will make our best effort to accommodate requests.

Do you serve complimentary coffee?

Complimentary regular and decaf coffee are available from 5 -11 am. Coffee can be purchased at the restaurant or at the bar at any time.

How Do I Access Complimentary Wi-Fi?

To access our Wi-Fi, connect to the network “Beaufort Hotel”. After connecting, you will be presented with a landing page. Select the number of days you will be our guest, and press connect! That’s it!

Is there somewhere I can do laundry during my stay?

A guest laundry room is located just off the central elevator on the 2nd floor. $1.75 to wash, $1.50 to dry. Single load boxes of detergent and fabric softener are available in our Marketplace.

Is the hotel smoke-free?

The Beaufort Hotel is a smoke-free property. A $250 recovery fee will be charged for smoking in your room.

What is your deposit policy?

 All deposits received are non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is your cancellation policy?
  • Guests who cancel 48 hours or more before 4:00 pm EST on the day of check-in are charged no fee.
  • Guests who cancel less than 48 hours before 4:00 pm EST on the day of check-in (including no-shows) are charged one (1) night plus tax.
What is your no show fee?

We charge 100% of the first night's stay, plus tax.

What is your debit/credit card policy?

Please read our Authorization Policy for Debit/Credit Cards:

During check-in, you will be asked to provide a debit or credit card as a method of payment. The card provided will be authorized for the full anticipated amount of your stay, including room rental, taxes, and any anticipated fees. Additional authorization holds may be placed on your card throughout your stay to cover additional purchases billed to your account. If you choose to change your payment method after check-in, it may take up to 3-5 business days for held funds to be released by your financial institution. If the room rental has been paid in advance, a card will still be required for incidental charges.

If the cardholder will not be present during check-in, please contact the hotel to request a credit card authorization form.


We accept all major credit cards. Personal, business, or government checks are not accepted.

Interesting Facts about the Hotel

Where did the wood floors and brick in the hotel lobby and restaurant come from?

"Green" standards were used in the construction of the Beaufort Hotel. The floors and fireplace in the lobby, bar, and restaurant are a mix of antique bricks, reclaimed factory maple flooring, and unique heart-pine–all local to the area. The floors were built from reclaimed wood from the Hart Cotton Mill in Tarboro, North Carolina (shown below).

The use of local reclaimed materials was a way to infuse history and authenticity into the property and provide a connection from the past to the present that is appreciated by older and younger generations alike.

Every day is Earth Day at the Beaufort Hotel as we continue to integrate green practices into our daily routines. We are proud to be designated ‘Carteret County’s First Full-Service Green Hotel’ by the NC GreenTravel business.

What is the menhaden net reel outside the hotel?

The property on which the Beaufort Hotel now stands played an important role in the history of Beaufort’s fishing industry. It is located on the former site of the last operating menhaden processing plant in North Carolina. 

Menhaden processing started in North Carolina shortly after the Civil War, though it wasn’t until the 1890s that menhaden factories began netting some real success.

Built at the turn of the 20th century, the Beaufort plant was bought by Wheatly’s grandfather, C.R. Wheatly, and William Potter in 1934. Jule Wheatly joined the operations in 1973. The menhaden industry flourished on the North Carolina coast for more than a century. 

Menhaden was the fish that built Beaufort. It was a bony smelly fish used for fertilizer, animal feed, and bait. Natives in town could often smell the fish being processed. Many, probably most, didn’t like the smell. But many others called it the “smell of money.”. That smell — was part of Beaufort’s culture and identity.

It all changed in 2005 when Beaufort Fisheries, the last menhaden processing plant in the county and state, shut down for good, taking with it jobs, income, and millions of pounds of fish landings.

The net reel is a lasting icon of Beaufort’s menhaden industry. It was used for drying purse seines, a large net deployed around an entire school of fish.

Today, the net reel serves as a tribute to the generations of hardworking Menhaden fishermen.

What is the nautical rope in the restaurant

There are over 2-miles of nautical rope in the dining room. These act as acoustical panels in the ceiling of the restaurant.