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Golden Sands

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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Cape Charles, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
33 helpful votes 33 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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Easton, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent a wonderful week at the beginning of September, 2014 in this hotel. It was quiet, relaxing and extremely clean everything: room, bathroom, bed, towels, etc. The little kitchenette space and the fridge was a very good addition to the facilities the hotel offered. It was good enough for us to have some breakfast in the room, and save... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The first thing to know about Carolina Beach is that it is a small, older beach town that is not all about luxury or overly commercial. It is a good place to go with family and to just relax and enjoy the simplicity of it all. So with that in mind, Golden Sands is a great hotel in Carolina Beach.... More 

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Sterling, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Stayed here in September without knowing anything more than what I found on Booking.com. High Points: All rooms have ocean views, the South side gets a prettier and longer view of the beach. All rooms also have a small balcony, just enough to sit and have a coffee/drink while enjoying the view. Rooms with kitchenettes are available which I liked... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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513 helpful votes 513 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I stayed at the Golden Sands Motel for the weekend based on its location and price. Most of the lodging in Carolina Beach and surroundings appeared to be motels, not hotels or resorts in the traditional sense. Those expecting a full-service resort will be disappointed, as this place only provides the basic necessities. Prices change frequently depending on the day... More 

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Ashland, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

great stay, really great rates, and staff, stayed for 3 days on recommendation of a service buddy hadn't planned on staying at Carolina beach until I heard about this hotel. The rooms were large with beautiful view of the ocean , large bathroom, clean and bright. great security and the restaurant attached was excellent . the bed was as good... 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 and thank you for your service to our country and our freedom. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I give Golden Sands "Resort" 1 star. Exactly .5 star for each redeeming quality it has. If this place is rated #1 out of all the places to stay in Carolina Beach, the others must be dreadful!! First of all, it's considered a "resort". What resort have you ever heard of that 1. doesn't serve any sort of breakfast at... More 

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

We are very sorry you were unhappy if you would have contacted the office after your first night we would have gladly refunded the remaining days so you could have found something more to your liking.Our serta mattresses are brand new just put in this past spring but we know every ones likes are different and we do have our... More 

Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We wanted a nice weekend getaway and this was the perfect location. Our first thought about the property was how clean it was right down to the parking lot. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Golden Sands far exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be back!

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Thank you so much for your stay and we hope to see you again 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Golden Sands Carolina Beach
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#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Carolina Beach

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