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“1st stay at Carolina Beach”
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Cabana 202
Saint Clairsville, Ohio, USA
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20 reviews
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“1st stay at Carolina Beach”
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

The condo was a bit smaller than we anticipated but it was fine for what we needed. You're at the beach after all. How much time do you spend in your condo when you're at the beach? The staff was friendly and so were the other visitors. People look out for each other here. I feel safe here. The condo was very pretty and well kept. We stayed in 214. I love the fact that we're right on the beach. It's so nice to open the sliding door and see the ocean. We were in walking distance of restaurants and the boardwalk. Overall, it was a very nice stay. Can't wait to come back!!

Stayed June 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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Reviewed 31 January 2014 via mobile

Not large, but clean, colorful and newly renovated. Room for two comfortably, four if you use pull out sofa. Fully stocked kitchen, balcony, queen bed in bedroom and queen sofa bed. Security 7 days week in gated resort with new flat screen TV, walk to everything, beach, pools, restaurants, shopping, marina, pier... You won't regret this nice beach haven.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tallmadge, Ohio
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

Our family has been going to the beach for last 25 years. We have always stayed Oceanfront in a 1-3 bedroom condo type rental and have stayed primarily in the North Myrtle beach area.
We stayed at the Cabana Suites/ Carolina beach area this year to Try out a new area.
First the area...Dirty, run down boardwalk area with a lot of young local kids hanging out did not feel safe. further down the road a little better nothing great. Now for the condo #414 Not worth what we paid at all! VERY small for a family,LONG hallway is the majority of the unit. No where for luggage, beach stuff let alone our family of 4.We have rented bigger 1 bedrooms. Needs some work all around. couch/futon needs replaced. Main bedroom in the front (facing street) needs new mattress, the blinds/curtains do not fully cover windows, if someone wanted to look in you could see in bedroom (bed) The whole condo could use painted really needs fan in that front main bedroom Air had to be way down and freezing in the rest of condo to feel any in that bedroom. The ocean facing balcony is not big enough for more then two, not to mention the whole building all of the cement holding the balcony's look a little scary (very cracked shows age) The whole complex lacks a lot of care. Not to mention the parking deck is small and not enough spots for all renters. When I pay the high price I payed I should get a assigned parking spot and not have to park across the street. No trash cans anywhere on property. but yet bugs!! The beach is nice and the access is nice but still not worth $$$. They really need to lower the price.Most people I talked to payed a lot less then us for the week. guess Im willing to pay more for clean nice place but just got took this year! One last thing the rental company said they would call us when condo was ready (which I was told when I rented they would do) as we did arrive early with other family staying there who got in their condo early. We never received that call, we just went at 530pm to get keys. even though I called at 1230 and left number. what was nice is cleaning crew(rental agency) does leave a small bag with some items which is nice! (roll of toilet paper, couple trash bags/soap) Very disappointed in our choice of places to stay!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Nothing spectacular about this place. We had 2 parents and 3 adult children staying in this unit.

Pro's:
-the location is 20 steps from the boardwalk
-the pool is refreshing coming straight from the beach
-very few steps to the beach
-oceanfront balcony
-washer and dryer in the unit
-gated hotel with some covered parking spaces
-flat screen tv with 70+ channels and DVD player
-the master bedroom has a comfy king size bed


Cons:
-the unit is the smallest I've ever stayed in
-the living room, kitchen, and washer/dryer area combined was only about 12 by 12 feet
-the tile floors make it very easy to feel sand on your feet you constantly feel like you have to sweep
-although the unit sleeps six, six people cannot sit in the living room area together (some have to sit in the kitchen area as well as the living room area)
-the kitchen area will not fit 6 people if eating a meal, some have to sit on the couch and eat
-the tv was fuzzy on some channels
-the pull out bed is not comfortable (I'm not sure if any pullout bed is though) we ended up pulling the mattress on the floor and sleeping
-the unit says it comes with Internet (no wi-fi) but we never found the Ethernet cord to hook up to a computer :(
-The master bedroom is on the street side so when the air is not on you can hear what's happening at the bar across street
-the bedrooms could use a cealing fan in them
-the 2nd bedroom is small as well it consist of a queen bed, a night stand, a small dresser, and a closet. The bed takes up a lot of space so no place for a suitcase to lay around the bed. The closet is nice if it didn't have lots of unit decor stored in it
-the second bathroom shower is super small, also the shower head is to high if you had children or were shorter than 5'5" then the shower head hits you right in the face or shoots over your head and it can not be moved down.
-wish there was more covered parking or assigned spaces for each unit
-you can see the ocean from the balcony but the dunes are to high so you can't see the sand from first floor balconys

Overall we had a great week but would probably not stay in this unit again. If your main priority is staying close to the boardwalk then stay here, if not go on down the street a little bit and get a bigger unit.

  • Stayed July 2013
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Don't pay attention to the filthy carpet in the bedroom, overlook the tub spigot not working as the only way to fill the tub was through the shower, get over the fact that the pull out couch with the bar in your back is more comfy than the bed in the bedroom, and you'll have a wonderful stay! All jokes aside, 104 isn't terrible, just could be better. Decent view of the beach, walking distance to the boardwalk, pool area was clean, overall I'd say it was a nice vacation, (I'd look for a different room 2nd floor or higher next time) me, my wife and two kids had a great time..

  • Stayed July 2013
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Garner, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2013

We rented Cabana 104 for three days in October 2012. Pros: nice to have a gated entrance. We were concerned about the safety of our boats on the car, so that was a nice thing to not have to consider. Location is nice. We walked to the boardwalk and Thai Seasons and on the beach. Cons: Unit wasn't very clean and was very small. The corridors smelled so strongly of cigarette smoke that we had to leave the unit at one point. Neighbors were nasty to us (and we're an older couple, no kids, no pets, very quiet). Getting bicycles in and out of the room was a nightmare because of the old, heavy doors. Parking was hit or miss. Sometimes, we'd have to drive around for an hour and come back to find a space. Other units had reserved spaces, but this one didn't. Worst of all (well, at least as bad as the hazy, smoky corridors): We had rented this unit because of the private beach access, since we were going to carry our kayaks to the beach and launch there. That was the WHOLE POINT of the trip. But when we got there, the access was closed for repairs. The owner didn't contact us ahead of time and didn't offer to resolve the problem in other ways, even though I emailed him to ask. Carrying our 150+ pounds of boats and gear all the way around two other condos to get to public access just wasn't feasible, so we ended up having to find a public launch point somewhere else. It ruined the whole trip for us. This isn't a place we'll return to, even in the off season.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warren, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 June 2013

As soon as we walked in we could smell the dirt. The carpet was so saturated with dirt our feet turned black within minutes. All of the rooms were so small. The bed room had no room at all I was happy a bed fit. The living room/dining room/ kitchen was small also. To pull out the couch sleeper we had to rearrange the furniture. The couch sleeper was horrible. If the floor would've been clean I would have slept on it. The frame actually cut my leg at one point while I was sleeping. The hot tub/whirl pool was a kiddy pool that was colder then the ocean.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Cabana 202
Address: 222 Carolina Beach N., Carolina Beach, NC 28428 (Formerly Cabana De Mar Motel)
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 60
Also Known As:
Cabana Hotel Carolina Beach

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