The U Drop Inn was built as a rooming house in Morehead City during the 1920s. Featuring 15 rooms and 30 beds, the inn was run by Lillian English Robinson from the 1940s through 1963. Single rooms cost $2.00 while a double room could be rented for $5.00 per night. A frequent lodging house during World War II, the inn was frequented by many return guests. A local restaurant purchased the property in the 1960s, and the building was bulldozed in 1967.