The Captain's Stay

718 Pollock St , New Bern, NC 28562 USA (Show map)


Welcome to The Captain’s Stay, your “Port of Call” to New Bern and all destinations within. You'll be sure to love this circa 1800 home, centrally located in the historic district of New Bern. The Captain's Stay is walking distance of many popular attractions such as The Tyron Palace and gardens, the harbor and the Pepsi Museum, not to mention countless restaurants, art galleries, ghost tours and an eclectic assortment of shopping boutiques. We also have off-street parking.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

my fav b&b

5 on June 10, 2016

Went here with a girlfriend for a mother's day get away and I couldn't have been happier staying anyplace else. The couple recently bought the place and has put a lot if work into it and it was so cozy and comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality. Can't wait to bring my family back.

Nice visit

4.8 on June 06, 2016

Nice new owners,breakfast to order,good conversation

Happines in New Bern

5 on June 02, 2016

Our stay at The Captain's Stay was amazing!! Too sad we couldn't stay longer. New Bern is a cool area to visit and we didn't had the chance to, another reason to come back! Denise and her husband were the nicest and their place is full of details that made our stay so confortable and practical as well. The bathroom have all you need and the rooms are so cozy, the bed sheets are new! Everything was clean and ready. We stayed at the twin room, but I got the chance to see the other rooms and they are Humongous. The beds so big and ready to jump at!! Breakfast is made with all the love! They have different flavors of coffee, and orange juice, snacks, and if you ask for POUCHED EGGS Denise cooks them to perfection :) They have two french bulldogs that are the funniest and so sweet, they are well behaved and even if they are not at the guest area, my recommendation is for you to meet them and say hi, your day will start better! The hosts are really nice, calm and charming people, one part of me wanted to stay there with them, hanging out all day on the porch talking about life! I believe that throughout some months, The Captains Stay will be one of the attractions of New Bern, North Carolina! Wish you all the luck!! Lora

Our Weekend Getaway

5 on November 06, 2015

There is no better place to stay in New Bern for a relaxing getaway. We cannot wait for our next visit. Paul and Deb were the perfect hosts and provided information about the sights and sounds of the city. Our room was so comfortable with all the amenities that one needs. The Captain's Stay is within easy waking distance to the downtown. Make sure to see the Farmer's Market.

This B&B is Special

5 on September 21, 2015

We arrived on Thursday, following an easy booking two weeks prior through Deb. The Crows Nest Cottage out back was charming, comfortable, and well stocked for our stay. Deb and Paul are the most hospitable B&B owners we've ever experienced. Paul is a great story-teller and Deb is an amazing chef. We started our mornings with tales of their worldly travels and years at sea along with a more than wonderful breakfast prepared to order by Deb. Deb gave us a personal tour of The Captain's Stay and every room seemed more than comfortable. Upon our arrival, we were greeted warmly by Jake, a Parrot that's been part of their family for over 27 years. He's a character and adds more than his fair share to the charm. He whistled at Lynne daily. She always responded, "Thank you Jake." While Jake put a lot of pressure on me, there's not pressure at The Captain's Stay. From, books about travels at sea, to DVD's that would compete with inventory at Red Box, this place is special. Deb and Paul are as well. If you're looking for a great place to enjoy New Bern, The Captain's Stay is a must.

Absolutely Adorable

5 on June 05, 2015

I loved this place so much! The owners are so nice and helpful and the house is just so pretty. I love the decor and treasures the owners have gathered for it. The breakfast was great. The location is UNBEATABLE. I highly recommend this B&B!

Comfort, Care & Character

5 on April 27, 2015

An exceptional B&B can be found situated against the backdrop of an idyllic harbor town where people still wave from their porches. Innately hospitable, Paul and Deb are what make this B & B stand out from the rest. They are down to earth and a pleasure to talk to- seasoned travelers, they have much to share without being intrusive. My husband and I really enjoyed our conversations with both of our hosts and would have been just as happy to spend our time getting to know them as we did exploring the town. Accommodations’ are tasteful, warm and inviting. We stayed in the Master Suite with the step down en-suite bathtub furnished with a claw foot tub. If you forgot something at home, do not worry, they have thought of everything! In the spacious bathroom, one can find all the accoutrements needed to help make your visit as stress and worry free as possible- from toothpaste, face wipes, and bath salts, to tea and coffee-you know you will be cared for. Please be sure to schedule time into your visit to take advantage of Paul’s tugboat cruise. The cruise was the highlight of our trip. Paul put us right at ease and really has a keen eye for interesting tidbits of history. He has a way of making you feel like long lost friends. Breakfast is phenomenal! Deb has a background in cooking and catering and it shows. She offers continental and/or made to order breakfast replete with a bowl of fresh in-season fruit. I highly recommend her veggie omelet. Her produce is fresh and the veggies are cooked just right. She even went out of her way to buy turkey bacon for us. The town has a lot to offer within walking distance. We did not use our car the whole two days we were there. Ask Paul or Deb about the many restaurants in town, I would take their advice-we were happy we did. This is by far one of our most memorable Anniversaries. Paul even matched our umbrella to our outfits!! Thanks to Paul and Deb!!

Fantastic Band B

4.8 on April 20, 2015

Deb and Paul were very nice and friendly. Will come back again.

Wonderful First Time at a B & B

5 on April 05, 2015

This was our first time at a B & B and we could not have been more pleased! Deb and Paul made us feel at home immediately. The home and accommodations were very comfortable. The room was quaint and did not feel commercial. Deb's made to order breakfasts were out of this world. We enjoyed visiting with Deb and Paul. Our tour of New Bern was great, but we felt that our time at The Captain's Stay was one of the best highlights of our trip. Billy and Myra - Hillsborough, NC

Fantastic in every way

5 on April 02, 2015

I stay at The Captain's Stay for four nights while looking for a house to buy. I can only say fabulous things about the place. The owners are kind and helpful, sincere in their generosity and very interesting. My room was almost too nice to leave and the bed was so comfortable that I slept from ten pm to 11 am todays in a row. This must sound like I was being paid to write my review (which I was not) I just wanted the owners of The Captain's Stay to get a little recognition for all their hard work and great addition to the town of New Bern. You will not be disappointed.

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Rooms & Rates

The Master Stateroom

Master Bedroom large spacious room with king size bed internet access flat screen tv luxurious private bath with claw tub and full size shower perfect for romantic getaway We offer breakfast in bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 11 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

The Trent Room

Spacious room with queen bed. Shared bathroom with the Twin Rivers Room. TV/DVD, mini fridge and coffee maker.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 11 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Twin Rivers Room

Twin Rivers Room Has two twin beds very comfortable and cosy , perfect for family and friends and children this room has a shared bathroom with the nautical room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $89 - $99

The Cottage

The Crow's Nest cottage A private getaway with accommodations for four, private bath with walk in shower flat screen tv internet access refridgerator, microwave coffee maker out side sitting area and front porch

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 22 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis)

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, River

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Videos, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on front porch, patio and back yard areas.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes under supervision of parents
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Well behaved dogs allowed in the Cabin - Additional charge
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: If you must cancel with less than 3 days notice, a $25.00 administrative fee will be charged to your credit card. Additionally a minimum of a one night’s stay will be charged to your credit card unless we are able to re-book the room for your original reservation period. If we are unable to re-book the room the amount charged to you and (at our option) may be applied to a visit to The Captain’s Stay within 6 months. Early departures and/or no shows will be considered cancellations and fall under the same policy, and will be charged the full amount of the reservation. All other restrictions apply.



Denise Hess

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


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  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room