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Golden Sands
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2011

first trip to Carolina Beach so we rented sight unseen and relied on Trip Advisor ratings. It was a wonderful hotel. Very clean, have a 100% rating from the city for cleanliness. Room was up to date, clean, air/heat worked well. Balcony door worked well and the balcony was a great addition to the room. We did not request maid service but were able to get anything we needed either from the office or the cleaning staff. Indoor pool was OK. Not warm enough for me. Off season rate was $79 for double queen room which included couch, refrigerator and microwave. Nice area, can walk to restaurants and bars. I ran to Kure Beach pier in the mornings. Took great photos from the balcony. Tiki bar on their pier is a good additiona, as is their gift shop. Staff very friendly and helpful. Did not try out the restaurant. No complimentary breakfast. Mattresses were updated as were the bedspreads, blankets, and bathrooms.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

i am a former broadcaster from the carolinas''102.7 gni'' and b100 radio.....we always stay at the golden sands motel for the cleanest rooms.elevator.and easy parking not to mention a great view of the ocean and great food at the restaurant down stairs.....will be going back as often as i can....also a ham radio operator and when i take my hand-held radio the 3ed floor is perfect for reaching different repeaters in the area.......rick from fayetteville,nc.....fcc call is k4fnc

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

I always stay at Golden Sands every time I go to Carolina beach. This time I went alone. I felt perfectly safe. This hotel has always been immaculate. Great people that own and operate G. S. Very friendly, helpful housekeeping. Refreshing indoor, outdoor pool. This place has a convenient and tasteful restaurant adjoining the hotel. Also, there is a tiki bar on the pier. Overall, G.S. is the perfect place to stay.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are oceanfront. Beautiful view on the balconies of the higher floors.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 September 2011

Beachfront hotel, older but well-maintained. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. Rooms are clean and adequate, but nothing really special. Bathroom was OK, showing it's age. However, our room did have a microwave and refrigerator, a nice plus. Poor to non-existant internet connectivity--don't expect to stream any movies! The indoor pool was chilly (to me) and the hot tub was not working. We did not try the outdoor pool so can't comment on it. Our room was a gift and I don't know what the cost is--I might want to check elsewhere to see what else might be available.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

My husband & I arrived on Tues. after Labor Day and stayed the rest of the week...we have been staying at Golden Sands for many years, summer and winter. We are always completely satisfied. The customer service and cleaning service is excellent. The best part is the ocean view, the pools are very relaxing and refreshing!!! I highly recommend Golden Sands!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: "A 2 bed room is wonderful-you can stretch out"
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ksatthebeach
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

We were at the Golden Sands for the weekend wedding of our neighbors. They got married at a beach home down the beach on a beautiful Saturday evening in September. Carolina Beach/Kure Beach are little patches of heaven - even weeks after Hurricane Irene! The Golden Sands hotel is right on the beach with three convenient walkways over the dunes. The beach is wide, the sand is perfect, the water lovely and the wading enough to satisfy even the ocean-unfriendly with a long expanse of shallow water. It appears to be good surfing as evidenced by the number of surfers every morning and evening. Our room was very large and very clean. We had a refrigerator and microwave. The room was quiet even though a group of teens settled in Saturday night. The management positioned them appropriately. We had a wonderful stay and would choose the Golden Sands again. Our only negative was the wireless service which was not available in all rooms because the hurricane caused some problems - a very small negative. I thought the price was a bit high for off season but the location was perfect!

Room Tip: Choose a room second floor and up since the dune blocks a sea view on the main level. There are two...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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4  Thank NorthCarolinaquilter
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

Arrived at the Golden Sands for Labor Day weekend.....this hotel is absolutely beautiful!!!! Amazing ocean views, very clean and great customer service. If you are looking for a place to stay in Carolina Beach this is the place! My only complaint was the bed was a little uncomfortable..but you don't go there to lay around right! Great food at the Ocean's Bar & Grill, strong drinks at the Tiki Bar. Love..Love..Love Golden Sands will be back next year.

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Additional Information about Golden Sands

Address: 1211 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5522
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
Price Range: £75 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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