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The Carolinian Inn

2916 Market Street, Wilmington, NC 28403
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Narragansertt
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let me begin by saying, southern hospitality never disappoints. The staff at the inn were friendly and accommodating; but that's where it ends. This place is so bad I don't even know where to begin. The filth in the room is older than I am and I'm no spring chicken. Large shards of peeling paint on the walls and ceiling,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took my whole family for the weekend and they loved it plenty of space in a quiet setting peaceful place to enjoy a get away in my budget range also thanks to friendly staff as well I had 3 rooms together

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Louisville, Kentucky
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

It was pretty old and didn't feel clean at all. The first room had a very mildewy/moldy smell, so they were nice enough to move us to another room. The 2nd room wasn't very clean. I think the place has potential, but needs a total makeover, improved maintenance, and a deep cleaning. The mattress must have been 30 years old.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

They wiped our debit card clean!!! The guy at the front desk swiped our card twice!! First time he said it said try again then the second time he said we owed a balance of 63.40!!! We had just gotten our debit card and had plenty if money on it!!! He wears glasses and didn't look carefully the first time!... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The fact that I am going out of my way to write this should tell you something. I felt so unsafe here and had to call the cops at 2am due to a domestic disturbance involving drug and alcohol. The manager did nothing about it though!! NO WALL PLUGS! The wifi is crap and doesn't work! The room is dirty,... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I stayed here one night with two friends. We booked our room that day after deciding to extend a day beach trip into an overnight trip. We choose the hotel because it was cheap and didn't look too bad on the outside during the day. However, in the evening there were many sketchy people on the property and we did... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This hotel is horrible and doesn't charge what they advertise on heir own website. they advertised on their website all rooms are $39.95 a night plus 13%tax but tried to charge me $65. I asked them to honor their advertised rate of $39.95 a night and they said no.

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Talbott, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Room was large, bathroom double that of most. One wall switch controlled all 3 outlets, ( tv, fridge, and lamps ) had them all used up though. To plug in a laptop or to charge your cell. Be prepared to do without something. One small window in bedroom, one tiny window in bathroom. Good cold air, tv damaged but worked.... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Scary situation. Arrived early and clerk says check in is in 2 hours. No problem, I wait in my vehicle in car park. Clerk says only guests' cars allowed in their (empty) car park. I say, well, I am waiting to check in. He keeps repeating this. Before I leave, I go in and ask for his manager. He starts... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Please stay away from this hotel! We were on vacation in Carolina Beach when the hurricane came through. We needed a hotel quickly so we grabbed this one. Wish we would not have found it! The rooms smelled, the frig smelled, the closet smelled, the walls were dirty, and the service no good. We went out to see some attractions,... More 

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