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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We've stayed at Golden Sands several times over the passed few years and have really enjoyed our visits. Nice spacious rooms, usually clean enough, but not spotless... and yes, as others have mentioned, the sinks sometimes don't drain as quickly as they should.

Each room has a fridge and microwave and a coffeemaker, plus there's cable TV and free wi-fi. But the best thing is the beautiful ocean front view. And easy, convenient access to the beach.

Indoor and outdoor pools are nice, although we tend to spend most of our time on the beach. The service was great and the office staff have always been very nice. They do have rules and they do enforce the parking situation, but that's true of most beach hotels. So if you need to park your vehicle for the day after checking out, there's public parking right next door and you'd be wise to use it if you don't want to have your vehicle towed.

An on site restaurant and "tiki bar" located at the on site peer are a nice convenience if you don't feel like leaving the property to get a meal or have a drink.

The beds are hard, though, and if you're not used to a very firm mattress, you might want to bring along one of those Tempurpedic mattress toppers to cushion the bed. (Yep, they're that hard.)

This is a beach hotel where the good outweighs any negatives. I will definitely be going back to Golden Sands when I have the chance. It's not perfect, but it's great for a simple beach get away. I'd definitely recommend staying here!

Room Tip: The higher floors have the best views of the ocean. At a minimum, try to get higher than the third floor.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank EastC0ast9
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Not fancy but very, very nice (and clean). The sliding glass door to our balcony overlooked the Atlantic Ocean...what else can I say?! That beautiful view was always there and just a short trip down the elevator and we were on the beach. We enjoyed the tiki bar ....great food and drinks! The room/bathroom was very clean which is important to us. My only complaint would be that the pull out sofa looked dated, not dirty just faded. The people in the office were friendly and helpful. This was our second stay at the Golden Sands and will definitely go back again.

Room Tip: We had an end room in the north building. End rooms have king size beds.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank gram2ava
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Me my Wife & 10 year old graandaughter stayed A week in split room 406. The best thing was alot of KIDS for her to play with each day. The views of the Pool, and Ocean were spot on.The TV in master area was old no blue, drive needs to be replaced.The AC unit couldn't keep up,didn't need any covers at night. We also had tiny Red bugs/ants in the room?Maid service was good each day. NOTE.Carolina Beach room taxes the highest I ever seen.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank jeff j
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were VERY pleased with our stay at Golden Sands. Our room faced the ocean, non-smoking. It was CLEAN, quiet and we would DEFINATELY make a return visit. We received a $10.00 discount for the room as we were staying for three days. The room was large, good sized bathroom and once again - CLEAN. It had a small balconey which was just perfect for ocean watching. Had an indoor pool which was great for people with kids who wanted to swim at night.

Room Tip: We asked for a room on the 7th floor - was very quiet w/ a beautiful view and small balconey which was all we needed.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Mountaingirl282
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

the room was very basic. 2 beds big bathroom and a beautiful ocean view. the convenient thing about this hotel is it is attached to the tiki bar and ocean grill. there is a great pier overlooking the ocean. this place is my fav, stay here!!

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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