The good is the awesome oceanfront location, the large room size, and the fact that Mermaid Manor is pet friendly. The area is quiet and private as there is an empty lot on one side and a private residence on the other. Patty, the manager, is very helpful and friendly.
The not so good is that there is a definite need for some TLC in many areas. We had the 2 room suite upstairs that was ample sized and had a great view of the beach from the window but could be really wonderful with some simple updates.
The floor of the "kitchenette" could use some new, non slip tile as well as the shower area. The shower and toilet share the same area but the sink is in the bedroom. The sink looks to be at least a decade old as does the toilet seat. The king size bed is nice but the mattress is hard and needs replaced. The sheets were threadbare and quite frankly, I would not even donate them to charity. The bed pillows were flat and needed to be replaced. There are big ceiling fans but we did not run them as they were coated with dust. The bath towels were also rough and worn and needed to be replaced. Some of the window blinds could also be replaced. The "living room" furniture was old but in acceptable condition. Both TVs were old and had poor picture quality. The one in the bedroom should just be tossed. Over all the suite was very clean.
The outside area is cluttered to say the least. I realize that space is at a premium but there are tools,etc everywhere and looks like a garage sale. All of the pool furniture is old and non matching, but with the beach steps away there is really no reason to use that area. We enjoyed our stay but until some upgrades and updates are made I don't think we will return to this hotel. I would like to repeat though that this location is on the less crowded part of beach which we appreciated as we needed a quiet, relaxing vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean front, pet-friendly motel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mermaid Manor Hotel Carolina Beach
- Mermaid Manor Carolina Beach