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“Great experience”
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Golden Sands
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Graham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

My husband and I spent Memorial Day weekend at Golden Sands. I was concerned because I called the week of the holiday and they had vacancies. The concerns all disappeared when we checked in and saw what a wonderful place to stay. It was very clean and the staff were very friendly. Will DEFINITELY stay there again!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Denise C
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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
So glad you stayed with us and look forward to seeing you again.Thank you for taking the time to give us your input.
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Lillington, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Was a good place to get away and spends some time right on the beach. The room was comfortable. Nothing over the top. Property is located directly on the beach with a nice board walk down to the beach. The staff was very friendly and a great help. We left our camera in the room and they promptly called us before we were too far away and were able to return to get our camera.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank MikenDeb1
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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon.
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McLoud, Oklahoma
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

My family and I were able to get some last minute time off during Memorial Day weekend. We didn't plan on staying overnight at the beach until we found the gem on trip advisor. We booked initiated via phone after taking to the wonderful lady at the desk. She offered us a military discount and it was refreshing being able to talk to someone at the property instead of someone in another country. We arrived and found adequate parking onsite. We were welcomed by friendly polite staff members. Our room was clean modern and comfortable. It offers a beach front view with 2 pools. A great pier with an excellent restaurant and bar. I can't say enough about how great this place is. It is our new favorite place to stay while in carolina beach.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Charleston, West Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2014

This hotel was not part of the plan for a Easter Week Vacation, left WV on Good Friday to head to the Outer Banks for 10 glorious days in the sun and sand, but when we arrived it was nothing but rain and cold. We stayed through Easter Sunday, and headed down the coast had never been in Carolina Beach, but thought what the heck, if this doesn't work we'll head to Myrtle. The hotel from was amazing large, updated and nice, we had ocean front, the view was amazing, the beach was nice. The staff was helpful and Tiki Bar's food was good. Would stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mid-Western Region, Nepal
Level 5 Contributor
84 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We liked the view overlooking the beach & ocean. We also liked the fact that they have a Tiki Bar and we could sit on the pier. Most places with pools smell of Chlorine, not Golden Sands, the aroma of cleanliness greets its guests. There wasn't a sheet for the pull-out couch. At the Tiki Bar, they only offered 6 alcohol drinks, which happened to be overpriced.

Room Tip: All the rooms are overlooking the ocean. A person has a choice between a smoking or non-smoking room...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Madison, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

I recently stayed at Golden Sands as I do every year because it can't be beat. Rooms have new decor + bed's & mattresses & my back didn't hurt next morning which is amazing. Staff always the best. Right on the beach & I'm a balcony sitter. View & access to beach is wonderful. I can't say enough nice thing's about Golden Sand's. The best of the best.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Anng27025
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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

We stayed for a week and we loved it. Our only complaint is the pull out couch in our room was pretty gross other then that we had a blast. Housekeeping took really good care of our room everyday. We have been coming here for the past five or six years and we always have good experiences. Looking forward to our next trip soon.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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1 Thank April P
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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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