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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok..... Where do I start, this has to be the worst hotel in Carolina Beach!!! We came down to Carolina Beach for a short getaway and of course, everything except the drifter reef was vacant. The only option they had was a two bedroom apartment. As you will see in the pics that I uploaded, this place was filthy! Flies... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived July 13, The staff at Drifters was very gracious and friendly made my wife and I feel comfortable. The room was clean we had a king size bed, cable TV, Micro wave, mini refrigerator, and coffee machine, since our sole intention was to get to Carolina beach we did not take advantage of their swimming pool, maybe next... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful stay here! The front office was extremely clean and neat. The front office manager was amazing and so helpful! The room was wonderful! In walking distance to everything! Book this hotel for a fabulous stay at the beach! We will be back for sure! Best hotel on the island!

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1 Thank Ashley T
driftersreef, General Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate your business! Thank you for your kind words! It is our goal to make sure our customers are happy and enjoy their vacation at the beach! See you again soon! Laura More 

Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here a weekend in June for my birthday, was schedule to leave on a Sunday but it was just to nice we had to stay another night. I rented my room 2 weeks in advance, read good reviews about it and then found some bad ones on here. I was almost iffy about wanting to stay here but I'm... More 

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driftersreef, General Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review about our Hotel! So glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to seeing you again real soon! We appreciate your business!! Thanks, Laura More 

Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I've come down several times in the past few years and always had a nice stay. It's close to the beach and Boardwalk, and the restaurant next door is also fun to hang out at. The staff is always friendly and I've never had any issues. They also have a nice pool area if you want to lay out there... More 

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Pittsburgh
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The Drifters Reef Hotel is run down, not clean, and the rooms smell like smoke. There is a bar next door that has an outside band. The band goes until midnight. The place is disgusting. Do yourself a favor and don't stay here. The beds are held up with ply wood and the board stick out from under the mattress.... More 

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2 Thank Mary R
driftersreef, General Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

All of our rooms are non smoking. I want to apologize for your room smelling like smoke. Although we have non smoking rooms, some people don't follow the rules and if they smoke in our rooms there is a 200.00 fine that is paid. respectfully, Laura More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

We have traveled with our dog many times and we realize that most pet friendly hotels are not the Four Seasons. Given that, we knew not to expect much. There is a $20/night additional charge for the dog. When we got there, the room faintly smelled like cigarettes even though there was a no smoking sign on the door. We... More 

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2 Thank scooternje
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

I just want to take the time to respond to this review. I know the office is open 24 hours so the front desk would of been glad to fix any issues during your stay. We have been painting and upgrading rooms so this shouldn't be an issue anymore. We also have a brand new dog park in back of... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Stayed over the 2015 Memorial Day weekend to do some Megladon tooth diving. Minimum stay required was 3 days. Parking:slightly less than adequate; if you were lucky you may get to park in front of your room. Room: basic, nothing special room. Ceiling/walls:could hear everything; got less than 6 hours a night, which made for a rough dive the next... More 

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Thank Billy T
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there. I just read your review, I am glad the front desk clerk was able to get your reservation cleared up. when you book through third party there is no guarantee where your room will be. I apologize that the parking was an issue. We do have an overflow parking area, when it does get busy, specially on holiday... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We arrived the day after labor day and on the surface the place looked good. If you never look much farther, you'd be fine. Fresh paint but soiled bathroom floor, no hooks anywhere to hang things, 2towels and 2 washcloths only, worn out cheap bedspread, newer refrig and microwave, shabby poorly installed carpeting, on the main drag,,,yes, we will stay... More 

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2 Thank SCRAPPYJupiter
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there. I just wanted to let you know that now the busy season is coming to an end, we are going to be doing some updates, as far as new comforters and updating the bathrooms. Thank you so much for your input, we appreciate your business. Laura More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

2 bedroom apartment was amazing. Rooms are large and clean. Love having a 360 view of everything. water pressure in bathroom isn't the greatest, but not the worst. Kitchen is fully stocked. Central air and ceiling fans! Dart board was broken and missing darts, probably from previous guests, but foosball table kept my daughter entertained. Staff has been friendly and... More 

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Thank Kathryn L
driftersreef, General Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there! Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Drifter's Reef Hotel. We appreciate your business and looking forward to seeing you again real soon. Laura More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drifter's Reef Hotel is located in the heart of Carolina Beach, North Carolina and offers you great accommodations at a reasonable price. We offer microwaves, mini frigs, air conditioning, cable, free Wi-Fi, large outdoor pool, charcoal grills, volleyball courts, laundry facilities, onsite restaurant and bar. The Lazy Pirate is our famous award winning restaurant boasting legendary wings and crab shack! All quests will receive a 10% discount on food purchases! Carolina Beach's charter fishing fleet, top of the line cruise boats, excellent shopping at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, fine restaurants and our beautiful beaches are all within a few short blocks and easy walking distance. Drifter's Reef Hotel has 57 rooms consisting of King rooms, Double rooms, Double Deluxe, Double Suites and a 2 Bedroom Full Apartment. We hope you will choose Drifter's Reef Hotel for your next vacation!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifters Reef Hotel

Address: 701 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4826
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: $76 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifters Reef Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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