I spent three days here with a friend in one of the two-room suites--there was a bedroom with its own bathroom, and another full bathroom in the main space, which also included a second bed, a large sofa, a dining table, and a small kitchen area. The deck had two chairs.
Yes, this is an older property and in no way fancy, but I was astonished at how clean and comfortable everything was. There was not a stray hair, spiderweb, bit of fuzz, or errant piece of sand to be found when we entered--it was much better cared for in that respect than any of the fancy hotels I've stayed at for work conferences. The bed was only a couple of years old and was very comfortable (I had actually brought along a piece of memory foam to use if that wasn't the case, but I didn't need it). They've recently put in nice flat screen TVs. The appliances all worked well.
And the view through the sliding glass doors and the deck was incredible--we were looking straight out at the beautiful dunes and the rolling surf. We watched dolphins and pelicans go by and were entertained by visitors from what I took to calling "bird city"--a building across the street where crows and seagulls seemed to love to gather.
There was some noise from nearby rooms--we were on the first floor and could hear people walking above, running the water, etc.--but for some reason it didn't bother me the way it normally would. I guess I was just amazed that we could be right on the beach in such a comfortable place for a very, very, very reasonable rate. There were plenty of interesting restaurants and shops within half an hour, and I'm sure more would be open during the high season. I would definitely return to this hotel and hope to do so sometime in the summer or fall.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small (22 units)oceanfront Inn with rooms and suites. All rooms have a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker and vary in size. Our suites are one room units with a full kitchen in the same room. Most have a private balcony or porch area facing the ocean, a few face the swimming pool. All units are comfortable with quality bedding and furnishings. A peaceful and relaxing Inn. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Beach House Hotel Carolina Beach
- Beach Hotel Carolina
- Beach Carolina
- Beach Motel Carolina