We found The Sand Dollar Motel with this site, and I cannot be happier about it! Check in was quick and easy, the rules for staying are simple, management was extremely courteous and understanding, and the motel is a five minute (or less) walk to the beach. Check out was faster than check in, and Sam gave us two sand dollars, one for each of the kids.
My husband and I traveled with our 10 year old and 5 year old, and we stayed in the two bed efficiency room for five nights. Our room had a nice little kitchen in it, allowing us to have breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the room, which saved us a lot of money. Another convenience is the hose they have placed in the parking lot, so that you can wash sand off of yourself and any items that may go into the room. We were told we had one of smaller efficiencies, which we would never have guessed, as we were perfectly comfortable and had enough space to move around and even have a family movie night. You will need to bring your own body wash and shampoo, as well as provide food for yourself (try not to over-buy food, like we did), along with your own beach towels. Everything else is there and ready for use.
Unfortunately we were not the best of guests; having children travel with you does sometimes create a mess, as they can get sand in places you don't think to wash off (or can't wash off while they're outside), so some sand did get into the room. One of our children also broke a coaster that was on a bedside table, which I feel absolutely terrible for, but Sam was very understanding to the situation. There was also one or two food items left behind in the fridge (an unopened bag of tater tots, the last bit of milk that my husband was supposed to finish but forgot), which hopefully wasn't too much of a pain.
In the end we ran into no problems with Sam and Patricia, and if we ever return to Atlantic Beach for a vacation, the Sand Dollar Motel will be the motel we go to.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- The Sand Dollar Hotel Atlantic Beach
- Sand Dollar Hotel