Deciding at the last minute to extend our Memorial Day Weekend trip to the Wilmington area, we reserved a Sunday night room at Drifter's Reef.
Colorful, clean, kitschy registration/lobby area. The super friendly woman, Shorty, at the front desk was awesome, speedy and clearly busy. Well, it was M-day weekend. Small but nice enough pool for a budget motel by the beach. 5 blocks to the beach, btw, but that's fine for the price.
Clean room - newly tiled floors, decent shower, clean bathroom, and relatively comfortable bed. Again, for a budget hotel. AC that worked, and a fridge that worked even more. TV - still no remote - what is it with my reserving hotels that don't have remotes for tvs? - and some cable. Free movie rentals in hotel lobby. Pet friendly.
But wait - in our tidy little bathroom we found three sad little washcloths and no towels. They apparently were out at the time, and we had to keep checking back in until some clean ones were ejected from the dryer. Ok, maybe you should ensure you have more than enough towels prior to the inaugural summer weekend.
I'd stay there again if travelling on a budget.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Drifters Reef Hotel Carolina Beach