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318 Carolina Beach Ave. North, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
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Dolphin Lane Motel
Ranked #12 of 17 hotels in Carolina Beach
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Rating summary
  • 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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Concord, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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