I've been coming here since it was a Ramada and it seems to get better over time. It's small, all the rooms are oceanfront with balconies, the restaurant has some of the best seafood around and a bar that's cozy and usually quiet. The lunch specials save you the trouble of getting out to find a meal and the value is excellent. The sandwiches were just delicious, The wifi signal was strong, but a little slow. Because of it;s location and distance from the more commercial areas, foot traffic on the beach itself is minimal which I liked.
I'm disabled so access is a big concern. The handicapped room had a tub (low) instead of a shower, but grab bars surrounded the entire room with a roll under sink and high toilet.
Because of the large bathroom, it's a little tight on that side of the bed so solo disabled travelers may have a little trouble getting around that corner and in the room doorway. Plus the room doors are a little sticky and difficult to open. Otherwise, access in the hotel, pool area, bar, restaurant and tiki bar is flat with no steps.
And the price is great too, off-season and on. A little gem awaits you here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- All oceanfront rooms with small refrigerators, microwaves and private balconies. Full Service Restaurant open daily 6:30 am - 9 pm. Lounge open nightly with DJ on weekends. Meeting space available for groups from 15 to 120 persons. Only 1 mile to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium. Six miles to Ft Macon State Park. We are a family oriented resort - children and young adults under 21 must be with parents. We do not accept pets. We do not accept reservations over the internet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Clam Digger Hotel Atlantic Beach
- Ramada Atlantic Beach
- Clamdigger Inn