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Review of Ocean Crest Motel

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Ocean Crest Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Island
Certificate of Excellence
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Loved it---”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Our family had a vacation planned to Oak Island and we were originally going to stay at our friends beach house but plans fell through and we had to book a room at the LAST minute. Everyone at Ocean Crest Motel was very friendly and accommodating. Our room was an ocean view/ private balcony room. The room was what we expected, it wasn't like staying at The Plaza in NYC but it served it's purpose and was clean when we entered. one suggestion would be to have filters with the coffee maker that is in the room. Other than that, everything was great and our stay was memorable. My husband LOVED being right next to the pier.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Beachykeen13
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Zebulon, North Carolina
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2011

Basic needs, clean and affordable. Right on the beach next to the pier. An awesome location.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank John A
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Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2010

Just spent a wonderful weekend there with my daughter and 2 young grandkids. As always, had a great time. Convenience is key factor, being right on the beach. Everyone is very friendly and helpful. The kids had a great time as always. Ready to go back again and hoping to the end of this month!! I believe this is my 7th or 8th year there and i will keep going back again and again!! Love the cleanliness of the room and the quietness at night time. Definitely a family place, not one of those rowdy places where people seem to party all night long!!! We will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank NCBabe13
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2010

This is a great place to go to enjoy the beach. Step out of the hotel right onto the beach. Hotel is not fancy but it is clean, comfortable and the staff will try their best to meet your needs. Refrigerators in the room make it easy to keep drinks and snacks, so you can your money on the great seafood restaurants on this great little island. The rooms with balconies offer the great sight and sounds of the ocean waves. This was our 11th year and we hope to be back again next year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Sandy1518
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2010

We were looking for a simple stay on the ocean. Nothing fancy. We wanted a few basics like a place to store food, 2 beds, clean rooms & a coffee maker. Ocean Crest had it all and the price was in our budget. I have stayed at 5 star, high dollar hotels and I have stayed at road side dumps. The Ocean Crest met our needs and I was pleased with the laid back environment. My only suggestion for the hotel would be to provide more shelves for personal items to be placed on and maybe have the cleaning crew do a thorough clean once or twice a month. Thorough as in base boards, corners of the room and all the cracks and crevices that collect sand, dust, etc. The room was clean but to someone who pays attention to detail, I did notice some things that needed attention. I will stay here in the future and no where else because it has everything we need and a great location!!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kellij68
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Carrollton, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Ocean Crest in May and we absolutely loved it. Our room was great, smelled really clean, and the beds were very comfortable. The people who work there are so nice and the man who takes care of the place is so helpful and a really nice man. It is right on the beach and next to the pier. The only thing you have to deal with and that is in every place that has a window unit, is the hot air blowing on the balcony. That cannot be avoided so it is not their fault. We had a small refrigerator and coffee in our room and when we needed more, they were gracious about giving it to us.
Also, they have great towels, which is not always the case!

Oak Island is my favorite place to go and you cannot go wrong staying with the nice folks at Ocean Crest. In fact, I recommended it to my daughter and she and her husband are there this week with their 3 children and are having a great time. One of my friends and I are going back in September and we will definitely stay at Ocean Crest!!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keaton2010
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2010

Stayed at the Ocean Crest for 2 nights, in one of the rooms with a private balcony. The best thing about this hotel is that it is right on the beach.

The room, while clean, was very damp. Everything from the carpet to the comforter to our clothes, felt damp. Maybe we just got a bad room or the AC wasn't functioning properly. There was a pronounced musty/smoky smell. This was not good for my wife, as she has allergies. The lighting was very harsh, fluorescent, and if it flickered a little bit more it could have been the set of a horror movie. We felt that for the price, $150/night, the amenities were a little skimpy. There were no tissues in the room and the toilet paper was worse than what you would find in a bus terminal. We asked for a late check out time and were granted a one hour extension, which was nice until they called the room at 11.45 asking where we were. The bed was pretty bad and not comfortable. It was very firm/hard.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DrKnate
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Additional Information about Ocean Crest Motel

Property: Ocean Crest Motel
Address: 1417 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Oak Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Island
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beach providing a unique location on Oak Island and the area. Your choice of 3 room types at fair rates. Stay for 7-Only pay for 5 night special year round. Ask about our awesome oceanfront Townhouse that sleeps 8 persons! ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ocean Crest Hotel Oak Island

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