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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I booked a pet friendly room for me and my 2 girls (age 10 and 6)! We had the BEST time at this hotel!! First the pet friendly rooms are tiled so when we walked in it was spotless! The bedspreads you can tell get washed after every guest which I loved as well!! We headed to their "Salt water"...

2Thank Dreamtask
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 August 2013

Arrived 8/4 and checked out 8/6. Travelling with our 8 mo old puppy. Front desk staff was very friendly and the lobby was clean but could have used some updating. The room was a non-smoking, 2 full size beds, small frig, TV and basic bath. The floors are ceramic which was nice and the place smelled very clean upon our...

1Thank gracie l
Wade, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 22 July 2013

Been to lots of motels in this condition but for this price they were right on the beach. It was at least 6 blocks from the neach. The front desk lady was rude and in a terrible mood, and I went to the front desk 3 times on 3 separate days and she was rude every time. The door knob...

1Thank Candy S
Vacaville, California
Reviewed 9 July 2013

We went to Carolina Beach for a few days of vacation and were looking for a place we could bring our 75lb dog. This place was basic, but clean and within walking distance to all the local attractions. It isn't 5- star, but the prices are very reasonable and we were happy overall!

1Thank Snapifer
Reviewed 31 May 2013

Good value for the money. Nice rooms. Clean. Very convienent if you don't have to be on the ocean front. I would not recommend it as a family vacation spot unless you are ready to explain what the noise is coming from the adjacent rooms almost every night to the kids. Have yet to get a good night sleep there....

Thank sthxfh
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 25 May 2013

I stayed at Drifter's Reef last weekend and we had a great time! We were able to walk to the beach and the boardwalk. The hotel has a pool on site that was a blast and the restaurant next door, The Lazy Pirate, was fun to eat at at night. The room was clean and all we needed for a...

1Thank Ashley E
Albemarle, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 May 2013

My family and I have been visiting Carolina Beach for 20 plus years and have always stayed here. Rooms are nice. The Bar and Grill next door is Great to have. Service always excellent. I will continue to stay here and will continue to recommend it to anyone. You can walk anywhere on the CB from here and paying for...

Thank WandaWirth
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Although the front desk person was extremely nice, I was shocked and in horror when I opened the door to my room. To begin, it looked like a scene from a 70's sitcom or a set-up for a 70's porn movie. The door was VERY DIRTY from the inside and was not secure at all. The door resembled what a...

2Thank Krishna M
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 17 April 2013

Drifter's Reef is the only place we want to stay when we go to the beach. The owner, LeeAnn, and her staff are cordial and make us feel so at ease. We always have everything we WANT in our room. They are always ready to help with any special requests or questions we might have. Also, the rooms are very...

Thank Peggy S
driftersreef, Owner at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Peggy for a great review! It has been a pleasure getting to know you and Bob over the last year. The weather is great here in CB and we will start our Summer Blast Series down at the Boardwalk next month! Hope to see you again soon!

Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 29 March 2013

I have been going to this Motel as long as I have driven myself to Carolina Beach. The location is perfect, you can walk to anywhere you would like to go. The rooms have always been clean and well cared for. I was there a couple weeks ago and was delighted to have a bar and grill right beside me,...

1Thank Nikki W
driftersreef, Owner at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! Our guests are our top priority. We train our staff to treat customers like family. We appreciate you staying with us when you visit Carolina Beach. Thank you for taking time to review us and thank you for the reference to other travelers! LeAnn

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Drifter's Reef Hotel is located in the heart of Carolina Beach, North Carolina and offers you great accommodations at a reasonable price. We offer microwaves, mini frigs, air conditioning, cable, free Wi-Fi, large outdoor pool, charcoal grills, volleyball courts, laundry facilities, onsite restaurant and bar. The Lazy Pirate is our famous award winning restaurant boasting legendary wings and crab shack! All quests will receive a 10% discount on food purchases! Carolina Beach's charter fishing fleet, top of the line cruise boats, excellent shopping at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, fine restaurants and our beautiful beaches are all within a few short blocks and easy walking distance. Drifter's Reef Hotel has 57 rooms consisting of King rooms, Double rooms, Double Deluxe, Double Suites and a 2 Bedroom Full Apartment. We hope you will choose Drifter's Reef Hotel for your next vacation!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drifters Reef Hotel

Address: 701 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: RM330 - RM852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifters Reef Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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