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Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I stayed here one night with two friends. We booked our room that day after deciding to extend a day beach trip into an overnight trip. We choose the hotel because it was cheap and didn't look too bad on the outside during the day. However, in the evening there were many sketchy people on the property and we did... More 

4 Thank Ivana K
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2014

This hotel is horrible and doesn't charge what they advertise on heir own website. they advertised on their website all rooms are $39.95 a night plus 13%tax but tried to charge me $65. I asked them to honor their advertised rate of $39.95 a night and they said no.

5 Thank Shadow99x99x

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Talbott, Tennessee
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75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014

Room was large, bathroom double that of most. One wall switch controlled all 3 outlets, ( tv, fridge, and lamps ) had them all used up though. To plug in a laptop or to charge your cell. Be prepared to do without something. One small window in bedroom, one tiny window in bathroom. Good cold air, tv damaged but worked.... More 

3 Thank David H
Wilmington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014 via mobile

Scary situation. Arrived early and clerk says check in is in 2 hours. No problem, I wait in my vehicle in car park. Clerk says only guests' cars allowed in their (empty) car park. I say, well, I am waiting to check in. He keeps repeating this. Before I leave, I go in and ask for his manager. He starts... More 

11 Thank myexperiencehere
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2014

Please stay away from this hotel! We were on vacation in Carolina Beach when the hurricane came through. We needed a hotel quickly so we grabbed this one. Wish we would not have found it! The rooms smelled, the frig smelled, the closet smelled, the walls were dirty, and the service no good. We went out to see some attractions,... More 

7 Thank Ms_teacher123
Elizabethtown, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

My husband and I booked a room here on our anniversary and happen to fall on azalea festival. We returned early about 12 pm the room was still not clean no new towels, the toilet ran every two mins. Never again will we stay here this was the worse time so far.

3 Thank Tracy N
Washington, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 March 2014

The guy was really nice when I checked in and the room was old but I didn't really mind that. There weren't any outlets (well there were but you couldn't unplug them unless you wanted to unplug the tv or move a big dresser from the wall). I thought everything was going ok until I went to use the bathroom... More 

1 Thank Objective-lady
Garner, North Carolina
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124 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The mildew smell does take you back when you open the door. Fortunately for us it was winter so there weren't any bugs in the room. As for the décor the TV was a tube TV. I think that pretty much says it all. I will say I did get a story I will tell for years. The Ice machine... More 

3 Thank parrib1
Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

We had a nice room with king size bed in the back of the front building away from road , and was quite. Room was clean, everything worked except light by the mirror, we called the front office and they promptly replaced the light bulb , friendly staff, good location , will stay again.

Thank voveda
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013 via mobile

Bugs on the beds and floors.no soap or telephones room smelled like gas and dirt.called supervisor (that barely spoke English) told him took pictures he said he don't believe in pictures just real!!!!told him to go inside the room himself before they shake the sheets off..he said no you come show me..wow really..

1 Thank beentherednthat

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Carolinian Inn

Address: 2916 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28403-1222
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Wilmington
Price Range: $74 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Carolinian Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 61
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“Ask to stay as close to the front office as possible.”
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“When checking in to a hotel ask to see the room you will be staying in before you pay.”
 of 5 bubbles suzannep478, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Not suitable for families or most people. There was wifi, but I couldn't get it to work.”
 of 5 bubbles Janine818, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“Check the room for bedbugs before you bringing in your luggage or sleeping here.”
 of 5 bubbles 322charlottec, 17 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Avoid this hotel at all costs! Sleep in your car if you have to!”
 of 5 bubbles Shadow99x99x, 9 Oct 2014 | Read review
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