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Dolphin Lane Motel

318 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Dolphin Lane Motel
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Ranked #13 of 17 Hotels in Carolina Beach
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Evansville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was spacious and the view of the ocean was breathtaking from the balcony. It has easy beach access (very important with small children.) the motel was close to the boardwalk, shopping, and restaurants. We will definitely stay again!

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Hanalei, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Off season rates were awesome. Super nice folks that make you feel looked-after. Nice that there was internet... and a pool. Walking distance to lots of great little beach restaurants and bars. Hot water was not that hot, and room was a little musty... but that's life by the ocean I guess. Best feature: being able to walk right over... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I looked at the reviews before I stayed here and overall they seemed good with a few bad....my family rented a cottage and hotel room...we came down because my little brother was having a military graduation. .keep in mind it was also the last weekend of summer and labor day weekend. .we are a big Christian family and do foster... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is definitely an older motel, but it was a great place to stay right on the beach! Staff was nice! It was small, but clean. No plugs in the bathroom and the towels are small and thin, but otherwise room was good. Walk right out the door and around the corner to the path that leads to the beach!... More 

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Fairfield County, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The good folks of the Dolphin Lane Motel know how to make you feel welcome- from taking the time to explain room choices when you call, to giving local directions, these people aren't just practicing good textbook customer service, but are genuinely friendly. Plus, the rooms are a great value. We stayed across the street in a one-bedroom that had... More 

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Oxford, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Although while spoiled by Myrtle Beach, wife at least once in her adult hood wanted to try Carolina Beach being the last time she was a teen. But was my First and for the most part had a pretty good time. Never liked booking some where sight unseen, did it once and said I'd never do it again until now.... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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 July 20, 2014 via mobile

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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