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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Sand Dollar is very clean and sufficient if you're not into lots of ammenities and want low rates. Public beach access about 3 city blocks up, with gazeebo, swing set, shower. Larget shell piles very close!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

We had reserved for one week starting August 3rd, 2016. We made the reservations in October of 2015. I called to confirm in late March of this year. Everything was "go." Imagine our surprise (among other things) when we arrived after traveling almost 500 miles to be told that OUR RESERVATION DIDN'T EXIST! We had a car full of luggage... More 

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Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

On behalf of the Management team at the Sand Dollar Motel, we apologize for the mistake that was made. I discussed with you in person, on the how and why that mistake was made. I assure you that this misunderstanding will NOT happen again. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to give you the best... More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
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92 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

By accident, my husband reserved a 2 room suite at this Sand Dollar Motel when he thought he was reserving a room at the one on Ocracoke where we had stayed 2x before and enjoyed very much. He talked to the desk people on 2 occasions before we left home and found that there had been a change of management... More 

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2 Thank angelaohedgepeth
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I spoke to your husband personally the night of the reservation. We were unable to sell the room, that you had reserved for the weekend, due to it being a last minute cancellation. We are not like a "chain' or "franchise" motel, and our reservations are primarily made weeks in advance. Our policy, which has... More 

Benson, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This was not what I expected. The room was small. There was no cooking equipment. The clerk tried to charges us a 15 dollar maid feed. The refrigerator was too small for one liter drinks to stand up. It is about a 1/4 mile to the beach. To sum it up, you get what you paid for, so if you... More 

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Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back concerning your stay. On behalf of the Sand Dollar Motel, I would like to apologize for not meeting up to your standards. We do have rooms with kitchens, and much larger rooms. Please allow us another chance to accommodate your stay in the future. Thank you, More 

Lenoir
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the 3 bed apartment. The entrance area is an open floor that has one bed with a love seat, TV, kitchen table for 4, kitchen area with a small stove, double sink, full size fridge. Stocked with multiple pots & pans, drainer, dishes, no need to pack any cookware. Back room has 2 beds. Very very clean.

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1 Thank Jessica S
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation, and the room was just what you were looking for. We would be very happy to see you again on your next vacation, and hope you will make reservations with us again with your next stay in Atlantic Beach. Lorie L. Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This was our second visit to The Sand Dollar - absolutely immaculate room, great service! We are former residents of Emerald Isle, so we've known about the Sand Dollar for years. We're tickled to death to find a hotel that is well-kept and remains true to the "flavor" of that part of Atlantic Beach. It's quiet, family oriented, completely appropriate... More 

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Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Hope to see you the next time you visit Atlantic Beach. More 

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44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

I took a shot and stayed here while I went offshore fishing last weekend. The owners were very flexible in allowing me to check in late, 8:30 PM. The room was quite clean. Everything in the room worked as it should. I found it to be very convenient, only a 10 minute short drive to the dock, restaurants, close to... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for a week and loved it. Quite location, short walk to the beach. Check I was fast and went very smoothly. The room that we had was small but ok. Rooms very clean and we'll kept. We had a microwave oven, and a small refrigerator. I HIGHLY recommend this motel and that is something I don't normally... More 

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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I see you normally do not recommend a place and you recommended us, that makes us feel very pride.Hope to see you again! Thank you for choosing us to stay with. Tricia and Sam More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I went to Atlantic Beach not only to get away but gather some intel for a future move out that way. We actually had reservations elsewhere at a motel we'd stayed at before. The week of our trip we changed our minds and decided to stay in AB for the aforementioned reasons. We were fortunate enough to... More 

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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really appeciated you taking the time to tell people about us and your stay here. We try very hard to give our guest and clean place to stay and any info we can to help them enjoy our beautiful area. Hope you will come stay again with us. Thanks again. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had out of state visitors and wanted to take them on a quick, last-minute trip to Atlantic Beach. Needed several rooms and decided to give the Sand Dollar a call based on other Trip Advisor reviews. I am happy I did. The owner was very accommodating and even gave me a deal on one of the rooms so we... More 

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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at The Sand Dollar Motel. I am glad that we could accommodate you and your family for your short trip to Atlantic Beach. Hope you can come spend some more time with us. We have a beautiful area to explore. Thanks again for the nice review. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sand Dollar Motel is a small family owned motel.We are on the beach side with a short walk to the beach.Quiet and safe area. Mile and half to main intersection of Atlantic Beach. We have regular rooms with 1 or 2 double beds.All rooms have a small fridge and coffee maker. We also have apartments with full kitchens, separate bedroom. Great for families. We try our very best to make our guest comfortable and enjoy their stay with us. We have clean and affordable rooms with a family atmosphere. Sorry no pets! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sand Dollar Motel

Address: 101 Henderson Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7465
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Price Range: $71 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sand Dollar Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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The Sand Dollar Hotel Atlantic Beach
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