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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Road trip with daughter, I'm looking for area to retire to. Stayed near Wilmington,NC for a few days and toured, then to Southport and the beach. Really liked the shore and the town/village of Oak Island. Room was clean, no bugs inside (that I saw), AC was loud. One sink, next to mini refrigerator. Shower and toilet in separate room.... More 

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Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay here will be forever etched in our memories because a nest of 98 turtle eggs hatched that night: and we saw it! But the motel itself is a reasonably priced stay in a super location: right on Oak Island beach. Wireless kept dropping us but was fast; room was clean and comfy but you should probably pay the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another Great Year at Ocean Crest Motel. The staff is great, The rooms and grounds are very well maintained and spotless. The Owner Walt, goes out of his way to make you feel at home and take care of you. The office staff are very friendly and answer any questions you have. We will definitely continue to make Ocean Crest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 3 siblings from different parts of the US met here from 8/3-8/8 with their kids and grandkids for a family reunion. The owners, Roxane and Walt Quaranta, keep a warm and friendly staff, who are very helpful. The rooms were clean and the views were wonderful. It was nice to have a refrigerator in the room. We will probably... More 

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north carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed here several times and love the location, clean rooms and very friendly staff. We like the ocean front shared walkway rooms the best, Just steps from the beach. Free popcorn in the office was a nice treat and we enjoyed the cappuccino and cocoa machine as well. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The young lady at the front desk was very helpful and friendly. Our stay at the hotel could not have been better. The rooms were very clean and the price was not bad either. It was very quiet and peaceful. I hated to leave and come back soon. We definitely will stay here again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Point blank: Pictures on the net must have been taken when this establishment was first painted. Sloths move quicker than their internet access. Better off communicating with smoke signals--much faster. Mattress---maybe not. This felt more like a box spring. No bedbugs :) That's a plus. AC worked just fine. The room was clean, but only had a quarter of a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

The room was tiny. We had a non ocean view so I don't know if size changes with am ocean view. We had to store or beach stuff in the car each day due to lack of room, but the room was clean and comfortable enough for a beach stay. We will be staying again bc you can't beat being... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

The Ocean Crest has one thing going for it---Location ! It sits right on the beach near the pier on Oak Island, which is very family oriented beach. When you arrive at the motel and check in at the office you'll be "greeted" by a couple of indifferent women behind the counter. I thought I was in New Jersey rather... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Hotel was nice and clean. It was very close to the pier, which was very nice because I went to fish. Stayed for the weekend. The staff was very friendly and the room was a little small but very clean. Will stay there again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Pool
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the beach providing a unique location on Oak Island and the area. Your choice of 3 room types at fair rates. Stay for 7-Only pay for 5 night special year round. Ask about our awesome oceanfront Townhouse that sleeps 8 persons! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ocean Crest Motel

Address: 1417 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Oak Island
Number of rooms: 62
Also Known As:
Ocean Crest Hotel Oak Island
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