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Golden Sands

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1211 S Lake Park Boulevard, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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  • 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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Janesville
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very happy with my choice. Our family of four- 2adults & 2 teen girls stayed in a split room on the fifth floor. Every morning I woke up to the sight and sound of the ocean and many times watched the am surfers do their thing, while having coffee on the balcony. Split room was worth the extra money, as... More 

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Garner, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A typical beach hotel, nothing fancy. Hotel staff and cleaning crew were all friendly. Rooms and bathrooms were clean.Indoor pool was a bit gross (corroded metal doors) but the outdoor pool was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We originally planned our honeymoon here just after our wedding in late May. We had a beach cottage rented and planned to stay for 8 days but a family medical emergency changed our plans. We postponed until the 3rd week of July and because cottages on the beach were hard to come by and prices of condos were somewhat unreasonable... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a couple for 3 nights in the north building on the 5th floor of the Golden Sands Motel. The weather in mid July was perfect which is always a blessing when planning a beach vacation. The property is perfectly located on the beach and has its own walkway down to an area that is near a lifeguard... More 

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed at the Golden Sands during a youth softball tournament. First of all, they were one of the only hotels in the area that had availability for our entire team, AND that was willing to give us a fantastic group rate. The rooms were on the lower floors (due to the low rate we received) so... More 

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

We glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Amherst, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was delighted with our room at the Golden Sands Resort. The view of the restaurant lot and dumpster were the only unavoidable drawbacks. With planning I'd suggest higher floors on the north end of the north building. If you're looking for a clean, family friendly place with friendly staff, without breaking the bank, I'd highly recommend this hotel.

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

We are glad you found us and hope to see you again soon. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great Motel! Had everything we needed. Restaurant was good. We Were bummed we never made it to the Tiki Bar, it looks like a very popular place. The only recommendation would a hose at at the outdoor shower(indoor pool building) for easier cleaning of beach chairs.

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

Thank you so much for your stay More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived a couple hours before check-in, fully expecting to just lock our stuff in the car and hang at the beach until the room was ready. However, our room was ready! Check-in was quick and easy, the staff is very sweet and helpful. The room was visually clean and it even smelled very clean. The hotel is not brand-new,... 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 

Bowling Green, Kentucky
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, older beach hotel in the center of everything. Private pier with bar and private entrance to beach. 5th ocean view was great! No breakfast included - so plan for that. For a beach hotel -- I got more than I expected! It would have been nice to have a menu for the attached restaurant in the room.

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Westminster
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room very clean, but smelled a little musty. Once we turned down the air conditioning the smell subsided. The staff was incredibly nice and very helpful with suggestions on where to eat( Granny's has a great breakfast)

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

Thank you for your stay please come back to see us again soon. More 

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