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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely nothing worth your time. Poor service, employees with attitude, very crowded, poor quality food at expensive prices, you name it. Hotels cannot offer you parking services, even paid, and everywhere else they'll tow your car, even in paid parking lots, under imaginary motives, like your car is not properly aligned with the parking place. It's just too easy to... More 

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Thank Alin S
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a last minute decision to visit the beach Thanksgiving weekend. Have never heard of this place and read the reviews with the decision to give it a go. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of our king room with oceanfront balcony. Great location and great value. Unfortunately, upon returning home, we went to book another stay to... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't been to Carolina Beach in years and decided to skip the hustle of Myrtle Beach, glad i did. This hotel is family ran and make this a pleasant place to stay. Granted the rooms are not top notch, but how much time do you spend in the room. The propert is well maintaned and has a partial pier... More 

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Thank David W
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here with my son when we visited the area for the Cape Fear Kite Festival. The room was plenty big for the two of us, and clean. The view was great and the staff friendly. As we were there in the Fall, things weren't too busy and it was a short walk into the town area.

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New Hudson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beach was in great shape. The price was right and we had a nice ocean-view room. All the features looked clean and nice: our room and bathroom, the hallways, and the public restrooms. The managers were all pleasant. The only complaint I have is the lack of HD TV that other hotels are now offering.

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Thank Bgnh
Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only needed a room for one night and was pleased to find out Golden Sands could accomodate me. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The elevator to my floor was large, airconditioned and fast. The room was spacious and clean, and the bed comfortable. The motel is right on the beach which was nice because I caught fish... More 

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Benson, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the "off season" and it was perfect. Waking up to the ocean view and sounds is amazing! The hotel is right between Fort Fisher and Wilmington so we were where we needed to be in just a few minutes. We will probably stay here again.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

This hotel was right on the beach with great views of the ocean. Comfortable bed, nice size room, very clean. Not much around the hotel so you had to drive to get to all the restaurants or shops we were there 2 nights so for us it was nice

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately had to cancel due to Hurricane Matthew. The cancellation occurred just a few days before. I have to commend TripAdvisor and the hotel for making the process easy and for waiving the cancellation fee.

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Thank Robert B
North Carolina
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

This place is situated on one the most picturesque portions of the beach. While it's still extremely family-friendly, this was the most PERFECT place for me and my love to spend a romantic weekend without breaking the bank nor having to travel to far. It was a most perfect ending of the Indian Summer.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Golden Sands

Address: 1211 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5522
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: $102 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Golden Sands 1*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Golden Sands Carolina Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
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“Pick the full ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Bgnh, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on the fifth floor and thought it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles ebrinkleync, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the rooms at the end of the hall are nice and quiet. You don't have to hear people getting on and off the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles heatherhall1031, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get an oceanside/dockside view room. You can hear the waves crashing at night and it's SO peaceful.”
 of 5 bubbles VelvetStaccato, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The main thing to keep in mind at this hotel is that they do have smoking and non-smoking rooms”
 of 5 bubbles shenandoaha, 3 Sep 2016 | Read review
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