Coming to Oriental, N.C. often begins with the need for a perfect quiet-weekend spot for a quick visit. More often than not, that first stop becomes a tradition. With a variety of pleasant accommodations available, Oriental has earned popularity as a stop-over for motorists, sailors and cruisers along the Intracoastal Waterway for rest and repair in a community of fellow sailors.
A couple of bed and breakfast inns, a marina-side inn, a guesthouse on Broad Creek and a condotel are scattered throughout Oriental. Staying in the historic area means any guest can wake up and take a walk or bike ride to the river or to the shops and restaurants, leaving car keys in the room or the boat at the mooring ball. Price coding will help ensure staying on budget while enjoying Oriental and Pamlico County.