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Golden Sands

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From check in to check out, the staff were great!! I have chronic pain and have a hard time sleeping flat in beds. However, these beds were so comfortable and I slept great! Rooms were clean and spacious! Staff were friendly and always greeted with a smile!! Loved the little store inside the hotel! You can buy anything from toothbrushes...

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Apex, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a Five Star short term Vacation from 29 April-2 May 2017 at the Golden Sand Motel in Wilmington, N.C. (Carolina Beach ). From Check-In to Check-out we received Outstanding Customer Service with a smile. Very Professional and Accommodating. The rooms were spacious and clean with a Refrigerator and Microwave. All rooms were Ocean Front with Balconies. Good location....

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We thank you for staying with us and we thank you for your great review. We have a wonderful staff that is happy to help our guest in whatever way they can. We cant wait to have you back.

Lawrence, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet location on Carolina Beach. The staff is friendly, rooms are clean and we was nice and quiet for a restful night. The location is close enough to food and fun but far enough to get away from the traffic. The rooms are not luxury but are clean. Food and drinks are available at the Tiki. I can't comment on...

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We thank you for staying with us we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it. We have a great staff that does a great job cleaning the rooms and who are always happy to help our guest in the best way they can. We hope to see you back soon.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1st the stairs are awkward to climb up. No breakfast included. With these prices, they should add on a free breakfast buffet, because their prices are high for just a motel. Pool is too small, not enough room for even a family of 4 from 1 room, can you imagine every person from all the rooms in that outdoor pool?...

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay we always try to please our guest as best we can but we do understand that we can't please everybody. We try to get all our guest checked in as fast as possible but it might take us a little while when we have a lot of people...

Reidsville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed mid-week through the weekend in a kitchenette room. Worked out perfectly! Great to have a fridge, toaster, microwave, etc. and room to use them. Even though the place was full, the room was quiet and the view of the ocean wonderful. The staff was informative, kind and patient and eager to help out with anything. The location is perfect...

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us we're are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. we have a wonderful staff that is always happy to help our guest in whatever way they can. We hope that you will stay with us again soon.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Golden Sands was the perfect place for my family to spend a few days at during spring break. The rooms were large and so clean with a wonderful view of the ocean and tiki bar on the pier. The staff was friendly and attentive. Would absolutely return.

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We thank you for staying with us and for your great review we are always happy to hear that our guest enjoy their stay and we hope that you will return to stay with us again soon.

Star, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was excellent! Great staff, clean room, and great view! Very nice place Will return as the experience was excellent and the value is outstanding. Plus ample parking. Sounds like fun at the beach to me .

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us we are happy to hear that you enjoyed it our staff does their best to make this a great place for our guest to enjoy. We can't wait to see you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I booked a room for next week. The 26th of April. We have a service dog. He was confirmed by the hotel management to be allowed with us. Today, April 20th they called to inform us that they had cancelled our reservation. Even though all proper paperwork was in order. They stated that they could not allow...

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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

We have never called and canceled a reservation once we have took it if for some reason you have called and changed something that we were able to provide then we might tell you we can't .If I recall you called and ask if we took emotional dogs and we told you we take only any service dog that as...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I reserved this hotel I didn't know there was a glitch in my computer system. Camille at the front desk took the time to call me to tell me that I had a second reservation to show up in their system and I needed to cancel one of my reservations. She really took care of me to ensure that...

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us we're glad that you enjoyed it and we hope you can come back to stay with us again. We have a great staff who is always happy to help in the best way they can.

Monroe, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This place is right on the beach, quiet, plenty of beachfront. The staff was amazing and very helpful. Check in was a breeze as was the check out. Nice clean rooms, comfortable beds, have a restaurant and tiki bar on the premises, extra parking across the street. Restaurants and attractions close by.

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goldensandsmotel, Front Office Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for stay with us and for your review we are glad to here that you enjoyed your stay and cant wait to see you again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: RM580 - RM1,181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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Also Known As:
Golden Sands Carolina Beach
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
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“2 adults, 2 kids - we stayed in rm with 2 queen beds, ocean front. Great view of the ocean and pool!!”
patriciafD6649PY, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on 6th floor much quieter.”
clyde436, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“The kitchenette is perfect for people who want the option of making some of their own meals.”
wargoddess1954, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The "split room" was a great choice for our stay with teenage son and daughter.”
dhig, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I had a room in the south tower. Excellent view and easy access”
sandrahardy2017, 19 Apr 2017 | Read review
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