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Drifters Reef Hotel
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Dresden, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2012

This Hotel was quite nice, The management was very friendly and accommodating. The rooms are quite nice for the pricing. Seems well up kept. Good location too, Nice little sports bar beside that you can walk to, and not far from the boardwalk itself. The architecture was very beachy, my wife loved the parrot mural on the side. Talked with the manager for alittle while, and felt very welcome. Me and my brother had come into town to see my wife and this was well worth the stop.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Statesville West, North Carolina, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Man with reservations was very rude! Called to verify reservation and he couldn't even find it! So I told him I guess there was no need to cancel since they didn't even reserve my room. Then he proceeded to yell in my ear about how he was going to charge me a cancellation fee! Really? Wow! I was going to reschedule my reservation with them but quickly changed my mind with the lack of professionalism I encountered over the phone. Strongly advise not to stay here unless you enjoy rudeness and ignorance!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

This place has tried hard and it shows but the clientele is not great and the bar is a magnet for noise and disruptions. The police were here at least twice each night. Management tried to be accommodating but only to a point. If you have a pet, this is your only option unless you rent a cabin.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2012

Staff is always is very helpful. We have stayed on several different occasions. Off season the prices can't be beat. We normally only get to travel of season and only had one problem the TV didn't work as soon as the clerk was notified we were moved. The staff take pride in their jobs and in their customer service.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2012

My husband and I stayed here last weekend and had a great time. The staff was friendly, the food at the Lazy Pirate, the on site sports bar, was fantastic and the location is perfect, easy walking to distance to any thing you might want to do at CB! We will be back

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Newton Grove, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2011

This is a great motel for the general traveler. the management was great and very attentive. The room we rented was clean and very comfortable. This is a really great barging for your buck. We have stayed before and we were not disappointed during this trip. Will stay again!!!1

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

The bed is broken the carpet is stained! The towels are worn out with holes through them! Planned on staying the weekend at Carolina beach, will leave as soon as check out since I got in after 8pm! I am headed to another motel tomorrow night!!!

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Property: Drifters Reef Hotel
Address: 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifters Reef Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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 
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