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“Nice motel, not close to much” 4 of 5 stars
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PO Box 176, Carolina Beach, NC 28428   |  
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Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Fort Bragg, North Carolina
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“Nice motel, not close to much”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

My mother took us here for a night for a quick visit. The hotel is decorated in a very old fashioned way, but the rooms are very clean and are very big. They also have great oceanfront patios off some of the rooms. Our room had a complete kitchen. The hotel is right on the beach which is great. There are not many restaurants within walking distance, but there was a hotdog/icecream stand right across the street. If you stay here, make sure to bring enough food and drinks since there is not alot of stores on this beach. The workers were very nice and we had a great stay at this motel. The pools were huge, and one of them had a slide.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Purley, North Carolina, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

My husband and I stayed on night this past weekend at the Sea Ranch and had a great time. We stayed in room 136 oceanfront. The ac in the room is a small window unit but kept the room really nice, almost cold. The carpet seemed to be pretty new and the room was very clean. Yes the motel is a little dated but very clean. We had a nice new TV in our room. I do agree with another persons post about the toliet paper. if you dont like cheap tp you better take your own. All in all we had a great time and very much enjoyed our stay. We will definetly go back. My sister and mom stay at sea ranch several times a year and I grew up staying here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012 via mobile

We enjoy comi.coming to the Sea Ranch for our yearly reunion. The location is convenient.for travelers and large enough for the entire family. Don't bother bringing your computer though because the wifi is non-existent.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for the first time this past weekend with my family. Great place. Clean! Awesome location to everything. 2 great pools my children loved that! Easy beach access with boardwalk. Affordable for the location. Office staff was very helpful. Great location for meals and fun activities as well. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Gulf, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

My family and I had an opportunity to take a last minute beach trip during 4th of July week, and pickings were a bit slim in the hotel department. I found this place online and was very pleased with it. The rates were very reasonable for this type of hotel/time of the year. The place has two pools, one of which has a small water slide that my kids really enjoyed. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. This hotel is not the Ritz, but it is very family friendly and has a very laid back atmosphere. I will stay here again when I venture back to Carolina Beach.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights on July 4th weekend. The staff was very friendly. We had a oceanfront 2 double bed room which was very clean. We were on the 1st floor so we couldn't see much of the ocean but the view was still nice.They have 2 pools and a jacuzzi. There was plenty of parking. For the price is was well worth it. Housekeeping brought us fresh towels daily. It is right in town where all the shops are. The only complaint I have is the air conditioning was a wall unit and it was pretty loud...we had to blare the tv to hear over the air conditioning. The tv was outdated and small but who comes to the beach to watch tv all day. Definately would recommend this hotel and will be back.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My son and I spent a week at the Sea Ranch just last month and had a great time! The weather was just hot enough to make the pool really enjoyable and there was hardly any humidity. We rented one of the efficiency rooms. It was clean and spacious and the housekeeping staff was very attentive. We had breakfast and lunch in our room each day and then went out for supper. There are many good restaurants in the area to choose from. Uncle Vinny's has great italian food and Jack Mackerel's had seafood. There are also many shops to get all your beachwear and souviners. Although it was a 12-hour drive for us, we think it was well worth it to get away for awhile and are already making plans for next years trip. See you soon!

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Ranch Motel

Address: PO Box 176, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 17 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Sea Ranch Hotel Carolina Beach
Sea Hotel Carolina Beach
Sea Motel Carolina Beach

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