The Golden Sands is a really nice motel located ocean-side at Carolina Beach, NC. Check-in was fast, everyone was very friendly. When we got to our room and used the bathroom in flushing the toilet it wouldn't flush. So I called the front desk and within 5 minutes help was knocking at the door. Great service, fresh towels everyday. The room was really nice with a nautical theme and a beautiful view of the beach and ocean. If you stay at Golden Sands be sure to ask for the 3rd floor up for the beautiful view. They have everything, an indoor pool that goes from 3-ft. to 4-ft. for the kids and an outdoor pool, which is more for adults, with a wooden walkway as great access to the beach, and they have a training room/workout room. What you see on their website is what you get, except for the beds. They even have a restaurant and Tiki Bar. We didn't eat at the restaurant because it didn't look that great and was over priced and to get to the bar you have to go through the restaurant. The Tiki Bar was located on a pier that extended out towards the ocean, which was really nice except the pier was narrow and moving towards the front of the pier and back was difficult. My only complaint would be the BEDS, oh, my gosh, the most horrible beds. We got no sleep the first night, maybe an hour. We felt awful the next day, exhausted, didn't do to much that day. The next night we slept some from pure exhaustion and when we woke up my husband said, "Oh my aching back, it feels like someone has beat me in my back with a baseball bat." I felt really tired too and my back was sore as well, and the same thing the next night. It felt like you were sleeping on plywood, the mattress was super firm and extremely uncomfortable. If you do not rest well and get the required sleep then you really can't have a good time because you don't fell well, and I don't know that I will stay there again simply because of the beds. I didn't complain until we were checking out because it would have done no good, they were not going to change the beds for us. We stayed July 4th weekend for three nights and it cost $680.58 for two adults, which was a little over priced. Overall on a scale from 1 to 10, I give Golden Sands a 4-5 because of the beds. They really need to change those mattresses. ("Average Joe Critics" S.B. Iglesias)
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- Golden Sands Carolina Beach