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“Wonderfull”
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Golden Sands
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
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Lashmeet
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Wonderfull”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was the first trip to the beach for my family and I. We were totally blown away at this great location. We couldn't have ask for a better place to stay. The motel was very clean well stocked and the rooms overlook the ocean with your own private balcony.
The staff was very friendly check in and out was very smooth. We will diffently be back.
The beach was not overly crowed and everyone you meet was friendly. I would diffently recommend this hotel to anyone looking at going to the beach with a nice motel you cant go wrong with Golden Sands.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great hotel with lots of food places within walking distance. Can park your car when you get there and not move it til you leave. Great service, friendly people. We go to Carolina beach every year and always stay here.

Room Tip: Every room has an oceanview!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Rooms are not very clean. Nothing was done about people being loud, slamming doors & stomping late @ night or early early in the mornings. Power went out leaving me, a single mom w/child in the dark. No back up generator, leaving us unable to get showered/dry hair etc, to do the plans we had for our last nights stay. When talking to management about this, they were not understanding, very rude & hung up on me. This is not a good place to bring family. This is more of a place for the young that party. & if your family has more than one vehicle, they charge you $10/day for extra parking pass.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Advance, NC
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My family (wife, nine yo and twelve yo foster kids and I) just returned from a three night stay at the Golden Sands. The location was great. My wife commented that we had never stayed at a beach hotel as clean as GS. It was my first trip to Carolina Beach in about 45 years and I am already planning another trip this fall. The pools were clean. The hotel staff was very friiendly. There were NO problems.

The view from our 4th floor room was wonderful. It was a very short walk to the beach. The food at the Ocean Grill was very good and the Tiki Bar was very enjoyable. We had one of the split rooms which gave the kids their own beds (girl in the bed, boy on the sleeper couch) and my wife and I had our own bed with some privacy.

Overall, it was a wonderful hotel in a great location!

Room Tip: A couple of things, don't avoid the Ocean Grill because its "hotel Resturant" and if...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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florida
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Keep in mind that we live in Florida with white sugar beaches and aqua blue water on the Gulf Coast, so visiting a NC beach on the Atlantic Ocean is a little different for us. Golden Sands is a clean and well maintained hotel. Our room was spacious and nicely decorated with great ocean view and private balcony.

They have both an indoor and outdoor pool and a workout room. They also have a nice restaurant (open to the public) and a tiki bar on a pier. Staff is friendly and helpful. Close to attractions and many restaurants.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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TN
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

This is a great place to stay. The beach is right out of the door and down a short boardwalk. They have indoor and outdoor pools. Everything is clean and well taken care of. The service was great, the people who work here are very friendly. The restaurant in the middle of the two buildings had a decent lunch and good drinks. there is a tiki bar on the water, every room has a small balconey and is ocean front. The hotel is close to other restaurants and a short drive away from Wilmington. the beach is old style...quiet, low key place. Mostly families seem to stay here, but the hotel is very quiet...I never heard noise from other people. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: I think all rooms are pretty good. We had an efficiency with refrig, stove top and micro.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Elkridge, Maryland
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stayed at the Golden Sands for a week and absolutely loved it! Great hotel with very clean rooms and a great atmosphere! Everyone was very friendly and we look forward to going back next year if not sooner! Highly recommend this hotel!!!

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Property: Golden Sands
Address: 1211 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5522
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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