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Golden Sands

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1211 S Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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New Bern, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were on a peaceful trip away from home and this hotel had every thing we needed. The room was great and the veiw from the second floor balcony was breathtaking. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. The staff were very nice and I know one thing; we will be back !

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Marion, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently spent a week doing non-stop business in the Wilmington area of NC. Although the weather was cold and windy, this was a "Truly Refreshing" place to come home after a long day. Sunrises were BEAUTIFUL and sunsets just as nice. The staff were some of the friendliest people you will ever meet and go out of their way to... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Golden Sands Hotel is by far the cleanest hotel that I have ever stayed in. Our room was great with an awesome view of the ocean. It is obvious that this hotel keeps everything fresh, clean an up to date. Can't wait to visit again!

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

Thank you so much for your stay although we do not claim to be perfect we try really hard to keep everything up and clean is very very important to us.Thank you for noticing. More 

Dallas TX
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was even better than it looked online and we were so pleased. We stayed in the north tower on the 7th floor and our room was perfect. There was a small balcony overlooking the beach and water. The room was very large and the bathroom was large. There was only a shower, but it was huge and looked... More 

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

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

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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Carolina Beach for a March race weekend and this hotel offered a great price in a convenient location for us. The 3rd floor oceanfront room was a nice plus. Our room was clean and housekeeping did a good job. Without the ocean view, however, I would rate this older hotel (our building) only 3/5. It definitely is... More 

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

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

Hudson, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on the terrific location and excellent reviews of this hotel, we decided to book five nights in March and we were NOT disappointed! We stayed on the seventh (top) floor at the end of the hallway (building next to the one housing the office), which consisted of a king-size bed, large flat-screen TV, microwave, frig, coffeemaker, bathroom, couch, coffee... More 

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

Thank you so much for your stay.We do have our pools cleaned everyday by a pool service we are sorry you found it to be dirty we hope you come back to see us soon and if you ever have a problem with anything during your stay please call office and let us know we want you to be able... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Room was great. Staff is top notch. Stayed 1 night for up next morning went to Duplin Winery. $100 a night. Small bar/grill next door. Went over for drink and appetizer. Bar tender very friendly. The locals inside also very friendly. Just a great place. Things have changed in 30 years but I have been staying here since '87ish always... More 

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Cape Charles, Virginia
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13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I came down to Carolina Beach for a winter weekend getaway based on its proximity to the ocean, Ft. Fisher Aquarium and Carolina Beach State Park, and the Golden Sands was centrally located. The room was clean and well appointed, although there was a bit of paint peeling in the bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and so was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was our second visit to this nice hotel. Quiet, restful, clean and oceanfront. Great location with great restaurant right next door (which was closed for remodeling, but it was January). We found several restaurants within a few miles that were open and fantastic. Carolina Beach is NOT a ghost town like a lot of the beach towns in the... More 

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

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

Middletown, DE
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70 reviews 70 reviews
6 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My son and I stayed here the end of August and enjoyed our stay. It is centrally located and has a nice view of the beach. As stated in other reviews, Carolina Beach is an older beach town, sort of, " the town time forgot", which lends to its appeal. The room was clean, staff was very friendly, and the... More 

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