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Blue Marlin Beach Lodging

309 N Fort Fisher Blvd, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Blue Marlin Beach Lodging
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We love this place. The owners are awesome and very friendly. The unit was clean and right next to the beach. Me and my family have already booked for a week in May. Our neighbors were the best as well. By us having small children we were afraid of having unruly people next to us but that didn't happen. Gilbert... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have stayed everywhere at kure beach through the years but the Blue Marlin is the best.We have stayed at the blue marlin several times and gilbert is so nice and helpful.Air condition was not a problem for us was worth it to have a nice clean comfortable place to stay didn't want to leave can't wait to get back... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

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Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Make sure before you stay here Unit number 4 air conditioning is fixed. Freon had leaked out and then replaced. After that still had to vacuum water every few hours out of the consendation pan.. WAS told it would be only 2 times a day...Wrong.... Actually never should have rented the room out...Reduced room rate after a lot of hassle... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

UPDATE: Friday, September 13, 2013. Today, New Hanover County Inspections Department approved Apartment 4’s modern “Goodman 13 Seer AC/Heat Pump System”. ** My wife and I would like to thank all our 86 guest who stayed in Apartment 4 while we had our condensation leak. With “FIVE” days of seasonal downtime, a reliable local Heat & Air Company plus the... More 

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

You could not ask for any nicer owners...Went above and beyond there call.. I give it a 5 star....Should have wrote back last year when we went.. Going back the first of May of this year,,..Great for wheel chairs...

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sanford,nc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

My husband and I decided at the last minute to make a trip to Kure beach and the aquarium with our 20 month old. We've always loved Kure beach but hadn't realized how much it had changed in the past several years. (Why do people have to tear down lovely little beach cottages/communities for high rise condo boxes that block... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

We stayed in unit #3 and it was very nice and peaceful. You could sit on the back deck and hear the ocean. I wish I was there now instead of home writing this review. Gilbert was very nice before, during and after our visit. I had emailed him about our stay and he was very nice and replied right... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2010

The carpets were old looking and nasty. The sofas were too scary to sit on. The place says newly renovated? No. Painted I guess. I have a crawling baby and her hands and knees stayed black with dirt inside the ocean front unit we were in. Anytime the kids spilled something the carpet was impossible to clean up properly. The... More 

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Gilbert A, Owner at Blue Marlin Beach Lodging, responded to this review

YES! Back Then, Dirty-Carpet-Build-UP! This spring, 2013 we found the best professional cleaning "team" around with the best professional products! Now that being said, we ask our guest to use care when staying with us. We found that quality carpet is less expensive than vinyl flooring, ceramic tile or heart pine boards. Thank you for all your help in keeping... More 

Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2010

We loved staying here. We stayed it the biggest unit they have, #7. Two bedrooms and a combo room with even more room to sleep. It was great. The only part that I iwsh it had was a poll, because we had small children afraid of the beach. But other thanthat, everything was awesome!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2010

Been going to this area and stayed at Blue Marlin sporatically since 1997. They really need to get rid of the carpet and the awful plain upholstered furniture that's been there since we started going. They are nice people, but the places really need to be updated. Carpet and sand don't mix. Some units (use to anyway) have carpet in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2010

After searching for a place to stay and feeling like everything else was too expensive or I was unsure of the quality, I found the Blue Marlin online. Then I remembered my daughter's family had stayed there. Feeling better knowing someone had stayed here whose comments I trusted, I called and inquired of the rates and availability. Gilbert (the owner)... More 

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