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Golden Sands

1211 S Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Ranked #1 of 17 hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a quick one night trip to the beach and had a great stay at the Golden Sands. Our room was large, clean, and the beach access was excellent. The staff inside the office were friendly on the phone, as well as in person. We arrived before our room was clean but they gave us a key for... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and we hope to see you again soon. More

Portland, Oregon
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139 reviews 139 reviews
25 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here with my mom and infant son for 3 nights. It's pricey, but every room has an oceanfront balcony. The beds were comfortable and there was a nice sitting area. I would've loved a room with a kitchenette which is the same price as one without and would've been a better value, but those were all taken. The... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We thank you for your stay and hope you visit us again. More

Concord, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 3 traveled here on a last minute quick vacation to the beach in August. I could not find availability anywhere along the Carolina Beach and surrounding beaches for several days until I found a room available at this location. I was skeptical at first (as always though!) as it has mixed reviews, but I took the chance... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We are glad you found us and we hope you visit us again.Thank you for taking the time to write your thoughts on our motel and for your stay. More

Centereach, New York, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights at the Golden Sands before heading to a stay in Downtown Wilmington.. This was a great "Mom and Pop" beach hotel! It was quite possibly the cleanest place we have ever stayed. My daughter commented that it was cleaner than Disney hotels! The rooms were big, two queens and a pullout gave our family of four room... More

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Thank you so much for your stay and we hope to see you again soon. More

Stedman, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First the PROS: Clean, the Tiki bar was awesome and convenient, beach views are amazing! The CONS: Loud, no weather stripping around the doors so you can hear every noise from the hotel corridor AND we were trapped in one of the elevators this past Friday! We had to use the emergency phone and call 9-1-1. I did not think... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We are truly sorry for your instanced with the elevator as in with anything we cannot prevent some things from happening and when.We do have service contracts with Ottis and they are constantly inspecting the operation of the elevators and believe me I'm very concern about anybody getting stuck in a elevator as myself am very nervous about that happening.You... More

Bailey
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice rooms, friendly staff, but not much peace and quiet. Seemed to be the "party place". Our 5th floor walls were shaking at 2am. Objects thrown from upper balconies. Beautiful place, just not the place for me.

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We are so sorry for the problems with your stay.We do not normally have any problems like that but occasionally someone does get out of hand like any where else.It is the beach and people do come to relax and have a good time and sometimes they can go a little far.We try as hard as we can to keep... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time at this hotel. They have a restaurant right there beside it. The rooms were very clean and the staff was very friendly. Location was great and the security is exceptional because you need a key card to even get into the hotel and the pools or to get access out to the beach. Made me... More

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Thank you so much for your stay and we hope to see you again soon. More

Monroe, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time visiting Carolina beach. We loved it! Golden Sands is a great place to stay. The ocean front rooms are awesome. The staff was friendly and helpful. The hotel was clean and well kept. The food and the service at the restaurant was very good. We had a kitchenette and it was a great asset. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I first came here on a school trip in 8th grade and I've stayed here ever since. Its by far the cleanest hotel. Friendly staff and just an over all great experience. Its close proximity to really everything on the island. My only complaint is being a little pricey, wifi, and the "heated" pool. It wasn't much warmer than the... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We deeply appreciate your business and hope you will continue to come back.We were having some problems with the temp in the outdoor pool and have got someone out and they are ordering a piece to fix the problem so it will be heating up.Thank you for your time to comment such kind words. More

Clinton, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went down to Carolina beach for two nights and three days. Saw there website and that all there rooms were ocean front with balcony. It was even better than we hoped for. Very clean, great pillow top mattresses, refrigerator, coffee maker, and did I mention each room has its own balcony. Staff was very friendly and... More

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birdCarolinaBeachNc, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and please come back to see us soon. More

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Address: 1211 S Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
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