Having family in the Wilmington area, we have opted to stay here several times. It's a nice place that is reasonably clean, it's older so it's doesn't have a pristine feel, and the furnishings and such make it feel dated, but it has "old beach" character. It's reasonably priced, especially for a place so convenient to the beach...there is a boardwalk right behind the motel. I reccomend you request a room in the interior, around the pool area, or along the back, since the street side can get a little noisy. Parking is minimal, only one car per guest room, and visitors are limited to just an hour or so, and have to check in with the office, but it is free parking and a park across the street if you have guests that wish to stay longer. The management/staff is (I believe) a family, and that are very friendly and helpful. The last time we were there the outside chairs were in really rough shape, but it was just at the beginning of the season, so they may have addressed that by now. In any case, it's the place I always check to see if there is availability before moving on to anyplace else, especially if we are planning on spending a day or two at the beach. It's also close to the NC Aquarium and Fort Fisher, both interesting places to visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're sorry, but the Beachside Inn is currently undergoing remodeling for the unforeseen future. And therefore will not be taking any reservations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beachside Hotel Carolina Beach