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“Carolina Beach, NC”
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Golden Sands
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Winterville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Carolina Beach, NC”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently stayed at the Golden Sands in Carolina Beach on vacation with my wife celebrating our 20th year anniversary. It was nice on the beach, all rooms have a ocean front view with a nice Tikki Bar on what's left of a pier next door. While there, we attended a cookout at Carolia Beach Lake on Friday night and participated in a shrine parade on Saturday. Went to the Kure Beach Pier on Saturday evening, then went to Harrahans restaurant for a delicious steak dinner with all the trimmings. Did a lot of shopping and sightseeing. Oh yeah, the room was nice but the parking not so nice, very tight spaces.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Nothing stood out as amazing, everything was just ok. We just stayed for one night on our way further south, and I would not have wanted to stay here any longer. Slightly surprised by all the rave reviews.

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Tasha B
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North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed June 2, 2014

As always, very satisfied with this property. It is clean, comfortable and convenient. Staff is friendly and easy to work with from reservation to check out. Easy access to beach. Great view. Ocean Grill Restaurant has delicious fresh food. A great place for a weekend or a week. Is it a luxury hotel? No, thank goodness! Is it a great value for a beach hotel? You better believe it!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank southernblondie86
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Stephens City, Virginia
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2014

We came down to visit friends in Wilmington but wanted to stay at the beach. It was only about a 15 minutes drive to Wilmington. The place was very clean and right on the ocean. They had a tiki bar that is like a pier over the beach/water. Very nice at night. Balcony with ocean view. Walking distance to restaurants. The beach area was a little thin to me, I am used to wide open beaches but maybe that is how it is at this beach. There was still plenty of room to lay in the sun if you wanted to. Would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank YummyTravelsX2
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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review, June 2, 2014
Thank you for your stay we hope to see you again real soon.
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Graham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Golden Sands. I was concerned because I called the week of the holiday and they had vacancies. The concerns all disappeared when we checked in and saw what a wonderful place to stay. It was very clean and the staff were very friendly. Will DEFINITELY stay there again!

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3 Thank Denise C
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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
So glad you stayed with us and look forward to seeing you again.Thank you for taking the time to give us your input.
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Lillington, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Was a good place to get away and spends some time right on the beach. The room was comfortable. Nothing over the top. Property is located directly on the beach with a nice board walk down to the beach. The staff was very friendly and a great help. We left our camera in the room and they promptly called us before we were too far away and were able to return to get our camera.

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1 Thank MikenDeb1
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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review, May 30, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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McLoud, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

My family and I were able to get some last minute time off during Memorial Day weekend. We didn't plan on staying overnight at the beach until we found the gem on trip advisor. We booked initiated via phone after taking to the wonderful lady at the desk. She offered us a military discount and it was refreshing being able to talk to someone at the property instead of someone in another country. We arrived and found adequate parking onsite. We were welcomed by friendly polite staff members. Our room was clean modern and comfortable. It offers a beach front view with 2 pools. A great pier with an excellent restaurant and bar. I can't say enough about how great this place is. It is our new favorite place to stay while in carolina beach.

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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2 Thank Richard C
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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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