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Drifters Reef Motel

701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I have stayed here a handful of times over the past five years. We were pleased to see that they have made improvements to the rooms! Staff has always been very friendly to us, and the restaurant next door has the best food! This place gets a bad rap.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

No frills but clean and comfortable for a great price. They are dog friendly without charging an exorbitant pet fee. The location was great, 3 blocks from the beach and boardwalk. Also it's right next door to The Lazy Pirate. A fun place to hang out with good food and music. They are also dog friendly until 4pm. Will definitely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

A friend and I wanted to get away for a quick fishing weekend for our guys. Decided on Drifters Reef because she had a good experience the last time she stayed. We got there late Friday afternoon. First impressions are everything. The outside looked cute. The parking was a little tight since they share a parking lot with the restaurant... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We checked the motel website a week before we left for our vacation to Carolina Beach and the price was $49 for a room. We arrived and the price was $59. My husband had his heart set on this motel because it looked so cute from the outside but I was against it to begin with (I thought it looked... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed Labor day weekend. Great staff, rooms, and pool. Only complaint was the internet would not work. Highly, recommend. Did not make it to the lazy pirate, but have been in the past. Convenient. Plan to return. Great price.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We arrived at the motel to find that it is 3 blocks from the ocean. I did not expect this. I had 2 young children in tow so was not real happy that we would have to walk 3 blocks to the beach. It turned out to be fine and the front office attendant was willing to upgrade us to... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was an inexpensive option for 4 of us to go to the beach last weekend (8/17-19) and do a college tour of UNCW. The motel has a problem with parking for sure. They share parking with a restaurant/bar, so if you're not parked by like 7pm, good luck finding a spot to park until the bar clears out. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I love the Drifter! I've been coming to Carolina Beach for relaxation and sun for over 5 yrs and always stay here. The Lazy Pirate/Parrot is fun, GREAT food there. Good local bands play and love the new Oyster Bar area. The rooms are dated but that's ok, it's the beach. The "maid brigade" does a great job but make... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and our two children stayed at the Drifters Reef Motel in July and really enjoyed our stay. We have family that lives in Wilmington so it was a perfect location for us in that it was close to Wilmington and also really close to the beach so we could enjoy the best of both worlds. We made it... More 

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My fiance, now husband, and I stayed at the Drifters Reef Motel in April when we were in town for our engagement pictures. We brought our puppy with us so a place that will accept pets was important. We checked in early without any problems (I had requested early check-in and they were really nice about it). Our room smelled... More 

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Address: 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 57
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Drifters Reef Hotel Carolina Beach

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