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“Extremely disappointed”
Review of Sand Dunes Motel

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Sand Dunes Motel
Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kure Beach
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointed”
Reviewed August 15, 2012 via mobile

Pictures speak for themselves. No reservation so we Paid 500 for two nights and was told our "suite" had been recently renovated. Obviously not. Called the office within two minutes of entering the room and was told sorry no refunds. Wasnt there for FIVE MINUTES. Got the cell number from the office girl for the manager, but kept getting a generic voicemail. Rusty fridge, dirty coffee maker, dead room phone, broken light switch, rust stained bathtub, old couch cushions for pillows, carpet turned our feet black, furniture looked like it came from the dump. Couldn't even sit on the balcony without cutting the air off or it would blow hot air on you. Our towels reeked of smoke, which isn't surprising since housekeeping had a cigarette hanging out of their mouth while cleaning the rooms. I could go on and on.....
Make sure you know what you are paying for before hand. I did see MUCH better rooms on facebook, but not our room of course! The office girl obviously made a mistake in telling us about our room, but wouldn't take any responsibility for it. Felt scammed.

  • Stayed August 2012
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5 Thank Ripple72
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Clendenin, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2012

EVEN better now they have done alot of remodeling. new refrigator in our room new carpet and tiled the bathroom floor. i have been coming to the sand dunes fof 18 years and never had a problem staying at the sand dunes motel. the house keeping is excellent and friendly. walking distance to places to eat and kure beach fishing pier is near buy so if you want the comfort of a hyatt regency stay there its a whole lot higher

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank sandfiddlers
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Sand dunes is right on top of the ocean & in walking distance to everything. We stay here when the smaller Motel next door is booked up. Pier, restaurants & stores all so close. Park & walk. Nice pool & staff No fancy Hotel or room service. But to families that like to fish & swim Perfect

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Cheree M
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Davisville
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

We stayed here last year over Memorial Weekend and loved it. So we took a long weekend in July and went back to the Sand Dunes. Rooms have been remodeled...wifi is better...and the housekeeping staff was friendly and did an excellent job. Location is perfect. We'll be back.....again

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank pr8head1952
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NC
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2012

It was a nice week long vacation. it was nice & clean. Everyday they came up with fresh towels & everything. They were very polite and the price was affordable, its not a fancy place to stay, but it was still beautiful.

  • Stayed June 2012
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5 Thank NcSteph
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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2012 via mobile

Husband and I drove by the Sand Dunes and decided this was the place to stay. The front desk clerks were so friendly and helpful. Our room was on the first floor, ocean view and cost $153.00 plus taxes for one night. Little pricey, but it was a lovely view. My only complaint is the pillows; they were very lumpy. The kitchen in the room is fully stocked and next time we are in the area, we will probably cook in. Overall, we are happy and would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012
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3 Thank RBMomma
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Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2012

My husband and I have been staying at the Sand Dunes for nearly 50 years, love the area, the management is also considerate, it's like going to stay with family. Our children now bring their children here. Tom & Sharon are the best, we have also met some of the nicest people staying there. Should try it one time and you will be hooked also.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Brenda R
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Property: Sand Dunes Motel
Address: Route 421, PO Box 132, Kure Beach, NC 28449
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kure Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette
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Ranked #3 of 6 Hotels in Kure Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 39
Also Known As:
Sand Dunes Hotel Kure Beach

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