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Darlings By The Sea
Ranked #1 of 5 Kure Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“I would not consider coming back”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We thought room was clean and nice. we were not very pleased with the breakfast basket. When we made the reservation, we understood it was a bed and breakfast. Unfortunately, it was not. The fast consisted of items that were not for breakfast not to mention that fact that they did not take in consideration the request for our request for our diet.

They really should not advertise a bed and breakfast, just a hotel would be better.

Again, we liked the location and the room, but we would not stay their again due to the unwelcoming feeling from the owner. He did not seem or concerned with our dietary issues.
We would say, if you want to operate a bed and breakfast you should accommodate your guests.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank iman j
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Keyser, West Virginia, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

Darlings By The Sea looked like a good pick when I saw it on-line, but it had so much more to offer than I could have even imagined. We typically try to figure out what will make a B&B just a little bit better. It was really hard with room 55 so we decided that the only thing that would have made the entire stay just a little bit better was a ceiling fan on the balcony (for those rare times when there was not a breeze). To call the basket of goodies a breakfast basket is an under statement as there was enough food for snacks for the day and to take on the travel home. The accomodations were top notch, and the view was awesome! We came from West Virginia, and we certainly hope to go back.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Cathy S
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

My husband and I went there to celebrate our 20th anniversary and just to get away and relax.. It was wonderful. We went after Labor Day and so the beaches were not crowded, nor were the places to eat. It was a very relaxing vacation and we did not want to come back. The breakfast basket was a very nice touch which included snacks for the whole day. We definitely will go back and stay longer. All the staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The only thing I would recommend is that you take your own beach chairs. The beach chairs did not recline and were not that comfortable on the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CShriver
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Point Pleasant, West Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

This was our first stay in Kure Beach and Darlings by the Sea. What a fabulous getaway for two! The entire atmosphere is so conducive for relaxation and romance. Great room with a perfect view. Wonderful food basket every day. The quiche was excellent. We will return here soon as this was one of our favorite beach stays. Wish we were there right now!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Louis H
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Liberty NC
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

Looking for an oceanfront getaway, and we found it!... Having never been to Kure Beach, we located Darlings by The Sea online. It was amazing from the time we arrived till we checked out. Jim checked us in, and showed us the bikes, the beach chairs, and a walk around to familiarize ourselves. Weather was perfect, at least at the beach, ... golfing inland was rained out, but we made the best of it. With the kids getting ready to go back to school, we found the beaches and the area in general quite empty. Relaxing and quite.... just what we needed. The baskets full of snacks and breakfast were delicious, just remember to take out what you want to keep, and it is refilled for the next day. Will be going back, sooner this time I hope.

Room Tip: Small property with only 5 rooms, none of which would be better than the other..
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank aakathleen
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

This was our second stay at Darilngs By the Sea. We chose to return because we love the quiet setting and personal touch that the host offers each guest. The rooms are always clean and a lovely basket of goodies is served for breakfast, including the quiche which I had forgotten about, but my husband remembered. The private balcony offers a view of the ocean at all hours. We also enjoy the local restaurants that we can walk to ....really a lovely retreat for these Chicagoans.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Su E
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Wilkesboro, NC
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

My husband and I recently stayed 5 nights at Darlings By The Sea and had a wonderful time. This unique lighthouse B&B is one of the best we have ever stayed. At first I was disappointed in the location as I thought it would be a more private setting on the beach. However, since it was so quiet at night and the beach not as crowded as most in August, that issue was not a problem. Everything was extremely clean. The bathroom is very spacious as well as the balcony. We enjoy drinking our coffee and eating from our breakfast basket every morning on the balcony before beginning our day. Sitting out in the evening and listening to the waves roll in was so peaceful and relaxing. It was a perfect ending to the day! Our bed was very comfortable and the room extremely quiet. You did not hear noise from the other guests even though all the rooms were occupied. The town of Kure Beach is a short distance along the boardwalk outside your room. They have several large swings along the way as well as the fishing pier. I was pleased to see the area keeps a portion of the beach all natural with sea oats and other vegetation. This town is like taking a step back in time. It reminded me of the late 50's or early 60's. I truly loved this lighthouse B&B and would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean so there are no bad rooms!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank 5354
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Property: Darlings By The Sea
Address: 329 Atlantic Ave, P.O. Box 254, Kure Beach, NC 28449-4847
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Kure Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Kure Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five Oceanfront Whirlpool Suites for Couples ... more   less 

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