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New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 October 2016

my husband and I went down for a weekend escape and ended up in hell. the room was nothing like I had experienced 10 years prior. You have to knock and talk to the manager thru a tiny window slot before allowed into the "lobby" which is nothing more than a phone booth sized area for checking in. The off...

Thank ladyhawk47150
Reviewed 20 August 2016

The Sand Dollar is very clean and sufficient if you're not into lots of ammenities and want low rates. Public beach access about 3 city blocks up, with gazeebo, swing set, shower. Larget shell piles very close!

Thank Caromyn
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had reserved for one week starting August 3rd, 2016. We made the reservations in October of 2015. I called to confirm in late March of this year. Everything was "go." Imagine our surprise (among other things) when we arrived after traveling almost 500 miles to be told that OUR RESERVATION DIDN'T EXIST! We had a car full of luggage...

4Thank GogoGSO
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

On behalf of the Management team at the Sand Dollar Motel, we apologize for the mistake that was made. I discussed with you in person, on the how and why that mistake was made. I assure you that this misunderstanding will NOT happen again. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to give you the best...

Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 August 2016

By accident, my husband reserved a 2 room suite at this Sand Dollar Motel when he thought he was reserving a room at the one on Ocracoke where we had stayed 2x before and enjoyed very much. He talked to the desk people on 2 occasions before we left home and found that there had been a change of management...

2Thank angelaohedgepeth
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I spoke to your husband personally the night of the reservation. We were unable to sell the room, that you had reserved for the weekend, due to it being a last minute cancellation. We are not like a "chain' or "franchise" motel, and our reservations are primarily made weeks in advance. Our policy, which has...

Benson, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was not what I expected. The room was small. There was no cooking equipment. The clerk tried to charges us a 15 dollar maid feed. The refrigerator was too small for one liter drinks to stand up. It is about a 1/4 mile to the beach. To sum it up, you get what you paid for, so if you...

2Thank Delma H
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back concerning your stay. On behalf of the Sand Dollar Motel, I would like to apologize for not meeting up to your standards. We do have rooms with kitchens, and much larger rooms. Please allow us another chance to accommodate your stay in the future. Thank you,

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the 3 bed apartment. The entrance area is an open floor that has one bed with a love seat, TV, kitchen table for 4, kitchen area with a small stove, double sink, full size fridge. Stocked with multiple pots & pans, drainer, dishes, no need to pack any cookware. Back room has 2 beds. Very very clean.

1Thank Jessica S
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation, and the room was just what you were looking for. We would be very happy to see you again on your next vacation, and hope you will make reservations with us again with your next stay in Atlantic Beach. Lorie L. Manager

Reviewed 27 June 2016

This was our second visit to The Sand Dollar - absolutely immaculate room, great service! We are former residents of Emerald Isle, so we've known about the Sand Dollar for years. We're tickled to death to find a hotel that is well-kept and remains true to the "flavor" of that part of Atlantic Beach. It's quiet, family oriented, completely appropriate...

1Thank Kel C
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. We appreciate the positive feedback. Hope to see you the next time you visit Atlantic Beach.

Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I took a shot and stayed here while I went offshore fishing last weekend. The owners were very flexible in allowing me to check in late, 8:30 PM. The room was quite clean. Everything in the room worked as it should. I found it to be very convenient, only a 10 minute short drive to the dock, restaurants, close to...

1Thank Mark P
Staunton, Virginia
Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We stayed there for a week and loved it. Quite location, short walk to the beach. Check I was fast and went very smoothly. The room that we had was small but ok. Rooms very clean and we'll kept. We had a microwave oven, and a small refrigerator. I HIGHLY recommend this motel and that is something I don't normally...

1Thank David B
sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I see you normally do not recommend a place and you recommended us, that makes us feel very pride.Hope to see you again! Thank you for choosing us to stay with. Tricia and Sam

Reviewed 30 September 2015

My wife and I went to Atlantic Beach not only to get away but gather some intel for a future move out that way. We actually had reservations elsewhere at a motel we'd stayed at before. The week of our trip we changed our minds and decided to stay in AB for the aforementioned reasons. We were fortunate enough to...

1Thank toddo337
sanddollar2006, Owner at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We really appeciated you taking the time to tell people about us and your stay here. We try very hard to give our guest and clean place to stay and any info we can to help them enjoy our beautiful area. Hope you will come stay again with us. Thanks again.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sand Dollar Motel is a small family owned motel.We are on the beach side with a short walk to the beach.Quiet and safe area. Mile and half to main intersection of Atlantic Beach. We have regular rooms with 1 or 2 double beds.All rooms have a small fridge and coffee maker. We also have apartments with full kitchens, separate bedroom. Great for families. We try our very best to make our guest comfortable and enjoy their stay with us. We have clean and affordable rooms with a family atmosphere. Sorry no pets! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sand Dollar Motel

Address: 101 Henderson Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7465
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Price Range: $72 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sand Dollar Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Do not ever consider this motel, even during the zombie apocalypse”
 of 5 bubbles ladyhawk47150, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you have the right Sand Dollar as there is more than one hotel by that name”
 of 5 bubbles angelaohedgepeth, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Photographers dream! Port in Beaufort clearly visible from marina, Ft. Macon, plus easy access to ocean front...”
 of 5 bubbles 119kelc, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Couples request the first room next to the office. It boast a quaint full kitchen\living ropom nice bath and bedroom with a king size bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 739cathye, 23 Jul 2015 | Read review
“A short walk to the beach, rooms are large and very clean, in a very safe area.”
 of 5 bubbles 160gingerh, 21 Jun 2014 | Read review
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