There was a small mom and pop hotel about mile post 7-8. This was shaped like a "U" and was on the other side of beach road. There was a condo that went with this hotel that was across the street on the beach front and that was also where the outdoor pool was that went with the hotel. There was a large multi story hotel across the street from it, I believe it was the Sea Ranch (which is still there). This mom and pop hotel was sold to a developer I guess after hurrican Isabel in 2003. We stayed at this hotel for years and when the owner was talking about selling my husband thought of buying it. Before the previous owner (older gent from NY) had let us know for sure he was going to sell it, he sold it to someone else. The new owners owned it when it was struck by Isabel. We have all been trying to figure out the name of the hotel. It's sad that it now has three condos where it once stood.