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Ocean Crest Motel

1417 East Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Secured a room (for one night) on a Monday in late August without a reservation! The beach is hard and flat, so it was perfect for walking; the ocean very warm and inviting. Island Way Restaurant next door was very good with both inside & outside dining. The evening was cool enough that we slept with an ocean breeze through... More 

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Raeford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My oldest son and I spend a weekend there. We got there an hour early, check in time is 3pm, but we were still welcomed very friendly. Sometimes room are a little bit done sooner but ours was not yet ready. No problem, Food Lion is down the road. Once it was time to check in we got the key,... More 

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Charlotte
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing fancy but a good value for the location. Ocean is steps away and oceanfront rooms include a nice private balcony. Pier and restaurant next door for convenience. Quiet place and perfect if looking for some r&r without all the bells & whistles.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just spent a week at the ocean crest motel and had the best vacation! We were in the yellow building with a shared walkway and had an ocean view with a balcony! One of the beds is placed in front of the patio doors so you can lay in your bed and watch the ocean! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a reservation for 2 nights (Friday and Saturday). We were able to access our room right away. It was nice and clean with fresh towels, etc. This is a regular beachfront Motel, no real frills, but fits the bill nicely!

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That is exactly what they said to my parents and they aren't the only customers that they have said that to if you read the other reviews. I booked an Oceanfront Shared Walkway room on the lower level for my parents. My mother confirmed 3 different times in the days leading up to their vacation that they require a lower... More 

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Monroe, Georgia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We were overall pleased with our stay at the Ocean Crest hotel. Everything was freshly painted and then shower was very clean. The room hasn't been updated in a decade or two, but it was fine. The bed was acceptably comfortable, but the free wifi was too weak to use. I loved the view and the patio which allowed for... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Just spent a lovely summer week at the Ocean Crest Motel. The beaches were beautiful, clean and not crowded. The motel rooms were clean (until we dragged sand in) and large enough for our four person family. The balcony overlooked the beach and because it is a south facing beach, we never had sun burning down on us while on... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

When I pay $185 per night for a motel room I expect the floor to be mopped, shampoo, and coffee. All of these amenities were missing. They claim that wi-fi is available, but at best we got wi-fi 25% of the time. Will not stay here again!!!

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Lincolnton, North Carolina
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very relaxing, nicely renovated rooms, clean uncrowded beach. Been going there for 15 years and still love it. Go to Beanas for breakfast and to Provisions for dinner. We will definitely keep coming back. Thanks Walt!

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