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Sail Inn

714 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28562-8382 USA (Show map)
90 Reviews
$119 - $174
per night

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Stop in at the SAIL INN. At the Sail Inn, we strive to provide an intimate personal setting for our overnight guests in a quaint, historic home. We are located diagonally across from the main gates of the Tryon Palace and within the Downtown Historic District of New Bern, NC. Simply relax and enjoy your stay with us.

Rooms & Rates

Beacon Room-King Bed

A peaceful front bedroom decorated in a floral of lavender and greens. The lovely Wesley Allen Iron - King Size Bed is fitted with white luxury linens. The two front windows overlook Pollock Street which, in a few blocks, is central in the downtown area. The room includes a love seat, ottoman, and an antique chest with mirror. The private bathroom is spacious and is equipped with a tub/shower. Let this room be a Beacon to your peace of mind and comfort while you stay here in New Bern.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $99-$139

Upper Deck Suite

A lovely 2nd floor combination of 4 rooms: A private Bed room with a Queen bed; living room - kitchen combo with all appliances (washer and dryer too!); and a private bathroom. Available per night (minimum 2 night stay), per week, or per month or longer. Rate will vary based on length of stay. Cable tv, wireless internet, prepare you own meals of choice (no breakfast provided with weekly or monthly rentals) Just relax and enjoy your stay in Historic Downtown New Bern and beautiful Eastern North Carolina.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149-$174

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.0

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Perfect for us!

4.4 on February 23, 2014

As first time bed and breakfasters, we were very pleased with our stay at Sail Inn. Celebrating my fiancée' s leave home after being overseas for a year, this inn provided a clean, comfortable and quiet atmosphere that was a perfect getaway!

Great find!

4.6 on December 02, 2013

We stayed two nights in October and LOVED it! Convenient to everything--park the vehicle and walk everywhere. The room is neat, clean, spacious. We loved everything about our stay.

Great room, great folks and great location.

5 on October 23, 2013

Excellent location in a very nice, clean and well appointed room.

Great Location, walk-to everything in town

4.4 on October 09, 2013

This small B&B was a great place to stay for a wedding we recently attended in New Bern. The owners were friendly, greeting us and making us feel comfortable, without being intrusive. The room was comfortable and extremely clean. Breakfast was served at a small table right in the entrance way. This was not as awkward as it sounds since we were the only guests using it. A very minor grumble was that we were served the same ham biscuits, bought from a local place I believe, both mornings. My grumble, not my husband's since he loved the southern ham. And they were delicious. I was really fine with the fruit, biscuits, and coffee. Coffee, tea, water, and fruit were available anytime which was a nice extra. I usually pay little attention to decor caring only that a room be clean and comfy. I was, however, a little put off by the angel motif in the room feeling it not appropriate for a public accomodation. Most of the decor fit in nicely with the sailing theme. Linens were fine, though not plush. Terry robes were provided which was handy. An ironing board and iron were in the closet. There was a fan and we used it even though the a/c was on since it was very hot and muggy during our stay. It was enough to keep us perfectly comfortable. The front porch has a nice swing and is a lovely place to sit and rest after walking around town. All-in-all a first rate place to stay if you happen to find yourself in New Bern.

Fantastic B&B

5 on September 18, 2013

We loved the Sail Inn. Wonderful location and great hosts. The suggestions for dining in town were fantastic. We can't wait to plan our next stay.

A Wonderful Respite/Getaway

4.0 on September 11, 2013

Mike and Karen were very welcoming and accommodating during our weekend stay. We enjoyed the location and ambiance so much that we have booked 2 more weekends for 2014.

Sail Inn review - GP

4.8 on August 30, 2013

we really appreciated the quietness - nobody bothering us - convenience next times in New Bern - we will call Sail Inn FIRST

Wonderful time in New Bern

5 on August 19, 2013

The Sail Inn is a quiet, peaceful place to rest after a day of site-seeing. It is elegantly decorated with wonderful hosts that went beyond their duties to help us out. Thank you Michael and Karen for a great stay!

Home away from home

5 on August 16, 2013

I would recommend the Sail Inn to anyone and everyone! You feel at home, clean and safe. I am 22 and travelled alone. I met Mike, he gave me info about places to go and the history. Made me feel at home! You get your own key to both the Inn and your room, very safe and sound at night and the location is perfect, everything is in walking distance. Will definitely go back.

Wonderful two nights at Sail Inn

4.6 on July 16, 2013

Our hosts were lovely and provided everything we could have wanted for a great stay in New Bern.

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Small town


New Bern, NC (EWN) 3 miles

Directions to property:

DIRECTIONS TO THE Sail-Inn B&B. Craven County regional airport is about 3 miles from the Inn across the Trent River. Start out going South on Terminal Dr. Turn LEFT onto Airport Road. Turn Left onto HWY 70. Continue to Trent Woods / Pembroke Exit. Turn Right and follow the road to the 1st stop light. (Pollock Street) Turn right and travel to 714 Pollock Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Tryon Palace Historical Sites & Gardens, Fireman's Museum, Pepsi Museum, Carriage (Horse) Tours, Trolley (Street) Tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm (noon)
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Outside covered porch available
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum unless specifically waived by owner / innkeeper
  • Deposit Amount Required: A Guaranteed Reservation can only be made with a valid credit card. No Deposit is required.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation request will be honored and a full refund of your deposit returned if cancellation notice is received by us within 3 days (72 hrs) of the date of your reservation.



Michael McMillan & Karen S. Snyder

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Two years after the far too early passing of Karen's and Michael's spouses, they met through the wonders of the internet. They married and have opened the Sail Inn. Both have spent most of their adult lives in serving and helping others and look forward to this new opportunity to continue to do so. We hope that you will find your stay comfortable, quiet, and most relaxing.

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Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

, as requested

Details Diamond Collection

714 Pollock Street , New Bern, NC 28562-8382 USA (Show map)

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