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“Nice beachfront motel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ocean Crest Motel

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Ocean Crest Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reno
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Nice beachfront motel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2014

We stayed here for a few days and the location is perfect. Staff responsive to any issues and in our case we requested a room change due to very "active" neighbors. Staff moved us to the top floor and the rest of our stay was peaceful.

It is a beach motel and has that feel to it, lots of wood, big balcony, some covered parking under the building, it was nice. The Hilton it is not, but who needs Hilton anyway? We were there off season so it was not crowded at all.

They have a policy where is you stay for 5 days you get 2 more for free, something like that. We did not stay that long, but tempting.

Excellent restaurant next door and beach right outside the window.

The rooms were very clean, beds comfortable, bathroom fine.

We would stay here anytime we were in Oak Island in the future.

Room Tip: Recommend ocean side rooms. A bit more expensive, but worth the view and breeze and quiet as opposed...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank John R
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

I came to Oak Island needing a rest. I saw it online and was just what I needed. Something clean, welcoming, affordable and on the beach. It's economical and the staff is friendly. Won't go anywhere else. It's not the touristy type of hotel. If you want that, go to Outer Banks.
You won't regret staying here. I walked outside at night and the area is safe. Love you Ocean Crest. <3

Room Tip: It has refrigerators in the room so you can bring in drinks/snacks to safe money. I don't think...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Heather M
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I own a business in this community. Our summers here are very busy. My ac unit at home broke in the hot July sun. I didn't have time to have it fixed for a couple of days. The fine folks at the Ocean Crest put us up at no charge. I can't say enough about their ownership and staff. It was clean and comfortable and you can't beat the location and view.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tacking
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Stayed here in July for 3 nights for a weekend wedding. The location is great. We chose this location due to the excellent reviews. Unfortunately, we were VERY disappointed. We booked a non-ocean front room, which we later learned meant a lot of other down-grades as well. We were placed in the green roofed building, which is separate from the building where you check in with the red roof. Most of the promotional pictures use the building with the red roof, which is nicer. When we walked in to our room, the first thing we were greeted by was the smoke alarm having been ripped out of the wall. The TV mounted on the wall was nice and new, but had obviously not been cleaned because it looked like someone had wiped a greasy hand all over the screen. The bathtub had mold in it. There was hair in the tub prior to using it. We also found a popsicle stick on the floor near the trash can. The bed was not uncomfortable as far as firmness, but the sheets were very scratchy. As a matter of fact, we had to purchase sheets from a local store the next day because it was so bad. We also discovered sand-burs in some of our "freshly laundered" bath towels, which was very concerning. On a more minor note, there was no slider lock or deadbolt on our door; only the push lock within the handle. I would have felt more comfortable with the additional lock, which is standard at nearly all other establishments. Sadly, I would never recommend this place to anyone, nor will I ever stay there again.

Room Tip: We were told by others who attended the wedding that the ocean front rooms in the building with the...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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5 Thank K S
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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

This was a great place: clean, comfortable rooms, friendly, helpful staff and the view of the beach is simply wonderful! We were able to spend quality time with our 7-year-old grandson (he loves to fish) and family to make memories...It's so convenient to local, good places to eat, fish and shop. We were there a week in November and had the beach almost to ourselves, can't wait to go again! Thanks, Lori, for all your help!

Room Tip: I only know about the room we used, but I think if you want to experience the best oceanfront vacati...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sandebbq
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2013

My sister and I stayed in early December. Our room was clean and fresh, beds were very comfortable, and the view of the beach was great. The staff was so friendly and accommodating. Please know that this is not a fancy resort, if that's what you want. It is truly a bargain, we were expecting to pay more. Returning for sure!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Glitter47
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King, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

We had a church group made up of couples that stayed in the Ocean Crest Motel. The guys fished and the ladies shopped and enjoyed going out for lunch, walked the beach and rode bicycles. Several of the guys also played golf - Oak Island Beach is a favorite for families and this is the 14th year for our church group. The staff is very accommodating and made our stay very enjoyable. Of course, we already have reservations for 2014.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Genett T
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Additional Information about Ocean Crest Motel

Property: Ocean Crest Motel
Address: 1417 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Oak Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Island
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the beach providing a unique location on Oak Island and the area. Your choice of 3 room types at fair rates. Stay for 7-Only pay for 5 night special year round. Ask about our awesome oceanfront Townhouse that sleeps 8 persons! ... more   less 
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Ocean Crest Hotel Oak Island

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