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The Sand Dollar Motel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Atlantic Beach
Clayton, NC
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Perfect!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2012

Stayed there twice in the apartment. Both times very very pleased. Great price for the room, excellent AC, always incredibly clean and NO BUGS anywhere like most places at the beach, trust me, my mother looks. The apartment has full kitchen amenities with a smaller type stove, microwave, full-size refrigerator, full size coffee maker, 2 pc. toaster,a full size sink, and a table, small couch. The kitchen is stocked with dishes, silverware, pots, pans, etc. One level, no stairs to walk up, 2 full size beds in the back room, a dresser with the ac which cools the entire place and one bed in the main area with the kitchen, a small sofa, kitchen table, a wonderful large walk-in shower. About 1 1/2 block walk to the ocean with public access that has a public restroom, a gazebo, with a few parking spaces. The owners have been nice and accommodating both times and keep the place in great shape. It is a older, small inn/motel and we hated to leave. For families on a budget who don't need the high rise hotels with the crappy continental breakfast for 3 times the price --this is the place.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank richap
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 3 June 2012
Thanks you so much for the PERFECT review.
We really enjoyed having you stay with us.
I also enjoyed our conversation!
Hope to see you next year.
Thanks again.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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rocky mount
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

the best deal & very nice owners Sam & Trisa,the motel is older, but looks new,very very clean,nice rooms,apartments have 2 rooms,living room & bedroom,&kitchen,will always stay here,Sam didnt have basic room,so whe got the apartment for same price,thanks Sam.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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2 Thank james b
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 1 May 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review.
We really enjoyed having you stay with us and getting to know you.
Hope to see you soon. So wonderful to have guest like you!
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Myrtle Beach, SC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Visited with wife. We were referred by family and I was a little skeptical at first, but the motel is clean and well-managed. This is a family-oriented area and loud parties will be challenged. The owners, Tricia and Sam are good folks, very friendly and helpful. The beach is within walking distance...only a block or so from your front door. The rooms are pretty much motel size, and the rates are reasonable, not for the Taj Mahal. There are only a couple of things to mess up a visit...bad weather and the fish not biting. Otherwise, you'll have a good time here and, if you don't, it's your own fault.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank prosearchco
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sanddollar2006, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thanks for your very nice review. Hope to see you again and I have the fish will be biting for you.
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myrtle beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

Do not understand the reviews about this motel. We visited this motel in march. Very nice and clean. The people that own it are very friendly and really look out for their guest. They are very helpful in telling of things to do. It is very reasonable and all on one floor which makes it nice not having to climb stairs, like a lot of places. We will difinitely be going back again before the season is over.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled 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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2 Thank pam c
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
Thank you so much for the nice review .
Also thanks for pointing our that there are no steps to climb to get to your room,.
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Carrboro, NC
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

It is a nice motel, close to the beach and not expensive but... rooms are small, ac made A LOT of noise, room was a little 'moldy' and service was not very friendly. It is ok, but can find better accomodation near by which are not much more expensive. Sorry, but I do not think we will be visiting again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Smadar S
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 17 April 2012
I apologize to this guest for having a disappointing stay with us.
I do wish that this guest had come to us and let us know that the ac was loud, and they thought the room was moldy I can assure you there is not mold in any of our rooms. We do have a lot of humidity in the summer and a lot of people keep it so cold in the rooms. We do have central ac so I am not sure why you would even need the unit. . We would have been glad move this guest to another room since they where unhappy. We want everyone to have a wonderful stay with us. I wish that people would realize that we want them to come to us and tell us if there is a problem, especially if it has something to do with maintenance on the room so that it can be fix.
I do wonder why this person waited 10 MONTHS to write a review on there stay.
We want everyone to have a wonderful stay with us and come back. So please come tell us if there is any problems so we can address them. We are one of the last small Mom and Pop motels left on this beach and we would like to try to stay in business as long as we can for people that want a clean, affordable family place to stay.
Again I am sorry for this guest having a disappointing stay.
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Four Oaks, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2011

first off there is only one ac/heater and it is in the back room! really sucks for the people who are sleeping in the front room. ac outlets are not placed well for use near the beds. toilet paper roll is behind you instead of in front or to the side. i had recent shoulder surgery which made reaching the roll difficult. also the bowl was shallow so when i tried to wipe i found my hand in the water! the bed was rock hard. other than that it was ok. I wont be wasting anymore of my money here.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank ajdebats
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 26 September 2011
First I am sorry we could not please this person the motel was built in 60's no one has complained before.
Note the statement he made about the toilet bowl you will understand what kind of individual we where dealing with.
We just can not please everyone but we do our best to try.
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Mount Carmel, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my stay. I have now stayed here for two years. My husband and I brought my parents and I must say this was such a nice quaint little place to stay. The rooms are all very affordable and my dad loved being able to sit and talk to all of the other guests on the front and listen to all of the fishing stories. I would recommend this to anyone and couldn't understand why anyone would have anything bad to say about this motel. The prices are GREAT the room is CLEAN and everyone seems to be so FRIENDLY!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank Jennifer H
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sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review, 8 September 2011
Thanks you so much for the nice review.
We certainly enjoyed having you and the family here.
Your review said exactly how we we strive for, to keep the atmosphere relax and friendly.
We love to see our guest sitting outside talking and meeting other guest. It makes everyone feel at home. Thanks again for staying with us. Look forward to your next visit.
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Property: The Sand Dollar Motel
Address: 101 Henderson Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7465
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Atlantic Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sand Dollar Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sand Dollar Motel is a small family owned motel.We are on the beach side with a short walk to the beach.Quiet and safe area. Mile and half to main intersection of Atlantic Beach. We have regular rooms with 1 or 2 double beds.All rooms have a small fridge and coffee maker. We also have apartments with full kitchens, separate bedroom. Great for families. We try our very best to make our guest comfortable and enjoy their stay with us. We have clean and affordable rooms with a family atmosphere. Sorry no pets! ... more   less 
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