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Drifters Reef Motel

701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Carolina Beach
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Here we are, back again. No place feels like home like Drifter's Reef. We are so happy to come back to our VIP room, we call it. Everything is clean and comfortable and I enjoy the strong shower and hair dryer. I love to lay back and enjoy the cable TV or the free internet. When we're in the mood... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’m giving them 5 starts not based on the quality of the motel but of our overall experience. We’ve stayed there three times now and each time we’ve had a positive experience. The price is excellent, considering the location! You can walk to the beach and to all the bars and restaurants in the area. Now, while the rooms are... More

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Branson, Missouri
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I stayed 2 nights by myself, and got a room near the office. It was quiet, and clean, 2 beds in the room and view of the pool. Also, clean tub, micro wave, fridge, and nice staff. Pam who works there was no Nice. She made me coffee in the office in the morning, and we talked a little., and... More

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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

After much deliberation I decided to book this motel for a few nights on my 2 week road trip. I chose it 1.because the outside was beachy, colorful and seemed cute. 2. They allowed dogs. 3. It was pretty inexpensive for the location. The reviews made me skeptical and I soon learned for good reason. Carolina Beach as a whole... More

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driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you did not have the best experience staying with us. I will personally address these issues with our staff. I hope you will give Carolina Beach another chance as it is a great beach community with a small town feel and has a lot to offer. More

Copenhagen, Denmark
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

A lot of reviewers on tripadvisor have been very critical of this motel and so it was with quite a lot of trepidation I entered my room. Luckily the room wasnt nearly as bad as I had feared. Bed was clean (appeared to be at least), floor carpet seemed clean as well and nothing to remark with regards to the... More

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driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad our staff was able to assist you in moving rooms. Cleanliness if very important to us, thank you for noticing that the rooms are kept neat and clean. All of our rooms are non-smoking and we do everything we can to enforce that. We love dogs as well and offer... More

Groton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was concerned by some of the reviews, but booked our trip anyway because of the cost & location. The rooms and property is well cared for and clean. All employees were courteous and helpful. The restaurant/bar was terrific...lots of great music and food. We had our 12 year old grandson who enjoyed sitting on the porch watching us dancing!... More

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driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on being an affordable, family-oriented and run hotel and hope you will stay with us again in the future! More

raleigh,nc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Hi, We are very welcomed at trying new things, but this place was nothing good of nothing! Everyone who stayed there smoked, Oh yes every guest except us of course! Harley Davidson motorcycles racing their motors all day and night. Screaming kids, where where their parents. I was awoken at 4:40am to 2 women (drunk) with a 6 yr old... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I booked a pet friendly room for me and my 2 girls (age 10 and 6)! We had the BEST time at this hotel!! First the pet friendly rooms are tiled so when we walked in it was spotless! The bedspreads you can tell get washed after every guest which I loved as well!! We headed to their "Salt water"... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Arrived 8/4 and checked out 8/6. Travelling with our 8 mo old puppy. Front desk staff was very friendly and the lobby was clean but could have used some updating. The room was a non-smoking, 2 full size beds, small frig, TV and basic bath. The floors are ceramic which was nice and the place smelled very clean upon our... More

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Wade, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Been to lots of motels in this condition but for this price they were right on the beach. It was at least 6 blocks from the neach. The front desk lady was rude and in a terrible mood, and I went to the front desk 3 times on 3 separate days and she was rude every time. The door knob... More

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Additional Information about Drifters Reef Motel

Also Known As:
Drifters Reef Hotel Carolina Beach
Drifters Reef Hotel
Address: 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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