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“My peaceful Retreat”
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Golden Sands
Ranked #2 of 19 Hotels in Carolina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reidsville, North Carolina
1 review
“My peaceful Retreat”
Reviewed 25 September 2011

I always stay at Golden Sands every time I go to Carolina beach. This time I went alone. I felt perfectly safe. This hotel has always been immaculate. Great people that own and operate G. S. Very friendly, helpful housekeeping. Refreshing indoor, outdoor pool. This place has a convenient and tasteful restaurant adjoining the hotel. Also, there is a tiki bar on the pier. Overall, G.S. is the perfect place to stay.

Room Tip: All of the rooms are oceanfront. Beautiful view on the balconies of the higher floors.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2011

Beachfront hotel, older but well-maintained. All rooms have a balcony overlooking the beach and ocean. Rooms are clean and adequate, but nothing really special. Bathroom was OK, showing it's age. However, our room did have a microwave and refrigerator, a nice plus. Poor to non-existant internet connectivity--don't expect to stream any movies! The indoor pool was chilly (to me) and the hot tub was not working. We did not try the outdoor pool so can't comment on it. Our room was a gift and I don't know what the cost is--I might want to check elsewhere to see what else might be available.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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North Carolina
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

My husband & I arrived on Tues. after Labor Day and stayed the rest of the week...we have been staying at Golden Sands for many years, summer and winter. We are always completely satisfied. The customer service and cleaning service is excellent. The best part is the ocean view, the pools are very relaxing and refreshing!!! I highly recommend Golden Sands!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: "A 2 bed room is wonderful-you can stretch out"
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Winterville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

We were at the Golden Sands for the weekend wedding of our neighbors. They got married at a beach home down the beach on a beautiful Saturday evening in September. Carolina Beach/Kure Beach are little patches of heaven - even weeks after Hurricane Irene! The Golden Sands hotel is right on the beach with three convenient walkways over the dunes. The beach is wide, the sand is perfect, the water lovely and the wading enough to satisfy even the ocean-unfriendly with a long expanse of shallow water. It appears to be good surfing as evidenced by the number of surfers every morning and evening. Our room was very large and very clean. We had a refrigerator and microwave. The room was quiet even though a group of teens settled in Saturday night. The management positioned them appropriately. We had a wonderful stay and would choose the Golden Sands again. Our only negative was the wireless service which was not available in all rooms because the hurricane caused some problems - a very small negative. I thought the price was a bit high for off season but the location was perfect!

Room Tip: Choose a room second floor and up since the dune blocks a sea view on the main level. There are two...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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SAN JOSE CABO SAN LUCAS
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 September 2011

Arrived at the Golden Sands for Labor Day weekend.....this hotel is absolutely beautiful!!!! Amazing ocean views, very clean and great customer service. If you are looking for a place to stay in Carolina Beach this is the place! My only complaint was the bed was a little uncomfortable..but you don't go there to lay around right! Great food at the Ocean's Bar & Grill, strong drinks at the Tiki Bar. Love..Love..Love Golden Sands will be back next year.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I stayed on the top floor of the north building (room 717). Had a great view and everything necessary for a great labor day vacation. This place is right on the beach and is next door to a small restaurant and a tiki bar on a pier. The beach is great! It's not too crowded and it seems that most people are from NC. There is some great food within a mile of the hotel.

The beds are a bit stiff and the sink drains are slow, but those are really minor issues. The only nagging matter was a tight parking lot when things get busy, but there's an additional parking lot across the street if the primary one gets full.

Overall this is an awesome place to stay!

  • Stayed September 2011
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Heart of it all
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2011

We didn't know what to expect, so we were pleasantly surprised. Check in was fast and easy and we were able to get in a couple hours early. We had a split room, it was very clean. We loved the view of the ocean and the convenience of the on premise restaurant.

Room Tip: Tips to get a good room.....just ask.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Golden Sands

Property: Golden Sands
Address: 1211 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5522
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Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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