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Dolphin Lane Motel

318 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Dolphin Lane Motel
Ranked #14 of 17 hotels in Carolina Beach
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since I love the beach so much, my husband booked this hotel as part of a surprise trip for me. Once we got there, the clerk at the desk was very friendly and accommodating. He recommended the best restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and also told us we absolutely must try Britt's Donuts at the boardwalk down the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the room we stayed in was great. I found the owners and employees to be very friendly and accomodating.i upgraded my room for fair price . I found the other guests to be friendly as well. The boardwalk was only two blocks away. I am looking forward for a return trip.

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Swansboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The motel is 50 years old. My cousins and I came to reminisce the Carolina Beach Days. It has been 45 years. The motel was still there, but under a new name. Upon arrival, we found the owner, David to be very helpful and attentive with any questions that we had. The staff was great. The room was clean and... More

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Bassett, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the con side, I ask the lady if the rooms across the street were the same as the ones on the beach side. She said the only difference was the building was older. So to save a few bucks I booked the room across the street. When we entered that room I was in shock as to how bad... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the dolphin lane motel seen cockroaches at 4am!!! The cleaning lady smokes while cleaning the room but it's a "non-smoking" motel. She also doesn't even clean the room properly there was old food stuck on the mattress and it was never touched. Carpet turned my feet black. I couldn't even enjoy being outside because I had perverts a... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I called and made reservations for this hotel and talked with a boy - told him what we wanted and offered to give him my credit card to hold the rooms - his exact words to me were "No need - I have you in the book and if they need the card they will call you tomorrow" - I... More

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Lexington,NC USA
3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband & I stayed there last week.. My husband & his friend "The Callaway's", had plans for a fishing trip for "Spring break" for the friends kids, they all love to go fishing there. but I have to say yes I read some of old reviews and yes I almost stayed at home thinking of it but Our friend... More

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Smithfield, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Yes the place is kind of dated,but we stay here four or five times a year.You are within walking distance of everything.Prices are great in or out of season Get an ocean view room they are quieter and the sunrises and sunsets are wonderful.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here this summer and the kitchen sink was leaking in the floor. When we opened the cabinet door under the sink, it was covered with black mold!! Had a hard time getting moved to another room and when we requested a refund the owner was VERY UPSET with us. Black mold is a terrible health... More

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Jefferson City, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We stayed four days... The staff was very friendly and accommodated all our needs.... Our room was clean... The layout was great... Our private balcony overlooking the ocean was awesome.... Our room was very cozy.. and the kitchen had everything we needed... The motel is located within walking distance to everything.... We will definatly come back.. every year... If you're... More

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Address: 318 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Also Known As:
Dolphin Lane Hotel Carolina Beach

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