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Summer Sands Suites
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“very well kept and nicely appointed rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

The decor and cleanliness, and the arrangement of furnishings was considerably better than the average beach accommodation. One suggestion: be sure of which side your room is on if you want to see the bayside. I thought that was where I would be, but I was on the other side, that has a fairly obstructed view of the ocean.
The hotel is located next to a great restaurant and is very convenient to access the beach.
The desk/reception area is tiny and not well suited to waiting to check in, but that's a small inconvenience.
Overall, a very good stay.

Room Tip: Ask which view you will have: bay or ocean. Bayside view is much better.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

This hotel charged my account for what they say was a no show, which in fact I had cancelled the week before. They did not send email confirmations for either the reservation or the cancellation. We are presently in dispute with this unreputable business and want to warn others of their unprofessional and sloppy business practices.

Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank icurly
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Wake Forest, NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2011

Great little hotel in the heart of Wrightsville Beach. Park the car and forget about it. Beach is across the street, shops, bars and restuarants are right down the street. A clean, quiet, relaxing place to hit the beach for a weekend get away.

Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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3 Thank ChinaCatRider
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Rougemont, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2011

When I first viewed this motel on the web, the pictures didn't do it justice. In fact, I almost breezed over it, but once we got down to Wrightsville Beach and finally ended up selecting Summer Sands, well, I will tell you, this is guite a jewell. We had a sound view room on the 4th floor and it was spectacular. It has a great wonderfully stocked kitchenette complete with frig w/icemaker and dishwasher (for those staying longer than 1 night). The bed was extremely comfortable and we had absolutely no issues with street noise or neighboring tenants. Each room has a private balcony complete with large rocking chairs (just wonderful for kicking back and enjoying the world go by), and let me tell you the view is spectacular.

You have beach shopping easily within walking distance. Parking for this particular motel is absolutely no probem, even though it's right close to the street. A restaurant right down the road in Wrightsville Beach is "The Oceanic" No quite in walking distance, but it is well worth the drive. That restaurant is right on the beach, in fact it has outdoor seating on the pier and has absolutely wonderful seafood food.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank mebhines
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Decatur, GA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2011

Loved staying here on a recent week-long trip to my home town. Found it comfortable and attractive. Slept really well. No problem with light from walkway. Or with noise from street. Loved watching birds, boats and breathtaking sunsets over Banks Channel. Earl at front desk was super helpful. Good restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled solo
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3 Thank Decatur_GABeachlover
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denver, NC
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

This is a good value for the beach. Although it was renovated in 2005, there were some issues ...that could have made the stay easier.
a. Not enough towel bars in the bathroom/hook needed on back of door to hang tolietary bag.
b. Bath soap very irritating to face skin, please provide facial soap
c. decoration in bathroom broken on wall....
d. Bedroom needs luggage rack, foldable.
e. bedroom blinds did not block out security light, so it was not dark enough to sleep in room
f. If that is a queen size bed...I will be surprised..it was as big as a full....maybe...
g. paint color ...flat paint looks blah on trim....bathroom still had 1983 fixtures..looks like the orginal toliets....and flooring...
Overall great location, very quiet....good price...for location...some tasteful decoration features..
Do not expect ritzy.....at all....
h. Kitchen...microwave hard to use....looked for toaster oven...or toaster perid..and how about some hot pads....

Peaceful, good view....just did not get much sleep in a bed that was very small for a queen, and was too bright in there from the security light out in the hall...that window needs a sun blocker drape....overall...I rate it is average...

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank travelrockdenver_NC
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Virginia
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

My husband, 2 young children, and mother-in-law rented a suite in July. We needed something a little bigger than a regular hotel room and this place fit the bill perfectly. You walk in to a bedroom with one queen bed, down the hall past a bathroom and into the kitchenette/family room. There is a small table for 4, a couch, coffee table, TV and a bed that pulls down from the wall.
Summer Sands (SS) is a 3 or 4 min walk to the beach, and to get there you only cross 1 small street. Very close drive to a Harris Teeter. Short walk to Wings.
The two men that we worked with at the Summer Sands (wish I could remember their names!) were very friendly. We got an early check-in about 1:30/2. We also asked for a late check-out since our youngest son naps until about 1 and they were very accommodating.
BTW, we ate the best pizza ever (recommendation from the man at the front desk) in Wrightsville - Vito's. You have to try it!!
One thing to add - don't expect a luxury hotel. What you get is a clean, beachy-themed, old-fashioned, nice hotel with a very friendly staff. If you expect the Ritz, you're going to the wrong place (and I mean nothing negative towards SS when I mention this!)

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Summer Sands Suites
Address: 104 Lumina Ave S, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480-6201
Location: United States > North Carolina > Wrightsville Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Wrightsville Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summer Sands Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are an all suite property. The rooms are well equipped for weekly stays with full sized refrigerators and kitchen supplies. Once you are here you are just footsteps from everything. Ocean, Shopping and dining are all with in a short walk. ... more   less 
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