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“Close to the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Ocean Crest Motel

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Ocean Crest Motel
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Oak Island
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mebane, nc
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3 reviews
“Close to the beach!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2010

We had a wonderful stay at Ocean Crest Motel in Oak Island. The room was clean and neat. All we had to do was walk out of our room and we were at the beach. Our 6 year old loved being that close to the ocean. We had a great family vacation and will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Virginia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2009

There were no glasses for water or drinks, just paper cups for coffee. Nothing was even available in the office.

There was no fan in the bathroom, which is a very small, confined space. The air conditioning unit, in the wall, was very noisy, making it difficult to hear the TV. Also, the TV was difficult to see, suspended up near the ceiling.

We felt that the room was very overpriced, more than $100 for one night, for what was offered. Of course, we understand that premium prices are charged due to the Ocean Crest being the only motel on the beach in that location of Oak Island. In other words, a rip-off!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Cats737
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Winston Salem, NC
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2009

My Mom and I used to stay in Kure Beach and ride the ferry to Southport. We decided to explore Oak Island, and loved that you could see the sun set on the water in the fall and winter (Oak Island faces south. We once saw the smoke trail from a shuttle launch all the way from Florida). We booked a few days at OCM. The room was ok, but seriously needs to have microwaves installed. I think they aren't, to encourage guests to go next door to the pier restaurant, but it is very expensive there. Unless you take advantage of the Pay for 5, get 7 Nights, the place is overpriced. Like others have said, if you want to stay oceanfront, OCM is the only choice you have and the owners know this. All the staff we came in contact with were nice. They do have a townhouse on one end of the complex that is very nice. We stayed there one Christmas, and had a great time. The price was only $600 for the week.

  • Stayed May 2006, travelled as a couple
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Thank BeachMts
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Raleigh nc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2009

We had a last minute travel plan for work and was the only place we could find 4 days in advance.  I have stayed in motels before that make a half an effort to make their accomidations acceptable, but this place...
Steer clear!  If you can get through the fog of cigerrette smoke in the office, you can probaby deal with the hundreds of "no pet " signs that litter the property!
This motel is seriously a $39 room for the $150 we paid!
Was told king bed and received the crappiest twin beds for us and baby!
I am not one to review bad as we are business owners, but this place should be bulldozed!   Period!

Stay 10 minutes from the beach In a new hotel that actually cleans their rooms, floors, showers, sheets, and has a/c that doesn't sound like a darn 18 wheeler running!!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled on business
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1 Thank Photoguyf8
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ocmownr, Owner at Ocean Crest Motel, responded to this review, 18 October 2009
Apparently this person had a bad business trip. First the no pet signs are on each door so people are aware we do not accept pets. They are not "Littering the property". We do not accept pets because of the difficulty of cleaning the rooms and removing the pet smell for customers who do not want to stay in a room which had a pet in it previously.

Next, none of our rooms have king beds (they have two full size beds) and we advise anyone who makes a reservation requesting a king that we do not have them. (We are currently upgrading our oceanfront private balcony rooms to two queen beds).

Our rooms are all very clean with exceptional linens as shown on our guestbook on our website.
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Greensboro, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2009

Took the family pier fishing for a few days and booked the O.C.M. We knew what to expect by looking at there web site and since it was a "fishing trip" and not a vacation we were willing to due without the amennities. Over all for a fishing trip it was just fine. I think $145.00 per night was a little much. I would not go for a weeks vacation but would consider going again for a couple of days of fishing. However, I would offer less than what we paid. (maybe $85.00 per night) If you do stay at the motel, treat yourself to great food at Island Way. It's walking distance and if you ask the motel desk clerk they will give you a 10% off coupon. I think you need to ask about it to get one. I may be wrong. I would recommend the O.C.M. but first I would need to know the purpose of going. PS. Pool is tiny. PSS. My mattress was rough.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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dunkirk, OH
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2009

it is the best hotel ever carpet everywhere clean as can be peir is amazing just like the prices and the resteraunt the rooms are huge soft and quite matterusses beutiful waters and on the beach cant bbe beat

  • Stayed July 2008
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Thank bigboy60
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Fayetteville, NC
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2008

My wife and I had one of the most horrible experiences last weekend here. We did book the hotel at the last minute, and were told they only had two rooms left. However, we never expected the room to be so tiny!
The first thing I noticed when I walked in is that we had one FULL SIZE bed. When we were asked for one or two beds I assumed we would get at least a queen. The bed was very squeaky.
The room we stayed in had some kind of vinyl siding/paneling for walls and a tile floor (no carpet). No decorations whatsoever and lawn furniture on the inside. The TV was hung from the ceiling like a hospital room, since there wasn't enough room on the floor.
The bathroom was so small you couldn't have two people in there at once. My wife said the shower was so small she couldn't shave her legs. We bought shower shoes at the Southport Wal-Mart because the floor was dirty in the shower.
The sink wasn't in the bathroom, but by the front door because there was no room anywhere else.
The AC window unit kept turning off and on very loudly. Also, the room was musty and humid... almost like a 'rain forest.'

I'm sure some of the other rooms with an ocean view and balcony may have been better and we got we we deserved for reserving a room at the last minute. Still, a little bit of TLC would have made our room a lot better (carpet, pictures on the wall). Makes me think that the other rooms probably had the same inattention to detail.

  • Liked — Beach Access
  • Disliked — Felt like a hospital room
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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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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