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Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a little motel close to the beach. That is only convenient if you dont have beach stuff to carry because you have to cross the street or go to the pay to park the block before the beach. They have attempted to renovate the rooms look with fresh wood and decor. All of the second level rooms have...

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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at this motel. It's a reasonable motel that had everything we needed. The motel was clean and staff was very friendly. It's in walking distance to the beach, restaurants and the boardwalk. This is the motel We will be staying at every time we go to Carolina Beach.

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

I needed a place to spend the night so I could visit my family who was at another motel. Room was small, but clean. The staff friendly. I was shocked to find the door was secured only by a cheap house lock, with no deadbolt or chain lock. I left for a couple of hours to spend time with family...

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Thank Samuel M
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We booked the double kitchen suite. I enjoyed being close to everything and the pool was great. you don't find many places with 8 FT pools anymore so that was a nice touch. Upon arrival, I was a little surprised when I first walked into the room. I am not a picky person by any stretch of the imagination but...

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1Thank Jennifer E
Midwest
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The staff was personable and offered suggestions around town. The environment was quiet. We could walk to most things, most importantly the beach and a few restaurants, and it was affordable. The room was very basic but it perfectly fitted our needs.

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Thank Missouri314
Goldsboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Dry Dock is a smaller family owned place and is located just a few blocks from everything including the beach, board walk and amusement rides. We stayed in a single room, which was a little small, but clean. Room looked dated, but there again, it was clean. You can tell some upgrades have been done around the property. We stayed...

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2Thank Mike R
Hannibal, Missouri
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We took 3 families (7 people) on vacation in Carolina Beach and stayed at the Dry Dock Vacation Club. Excellent rooms, especially our room, which had a full kitchen. Sparkling pool and one block from the beach. Next door to Carolina Beach Lake which offers movies in the park, farmers market and boating. Staff is welcoming and accommodating. This has...

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Thank bookem79
Raleigh
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We stayed there last weekend and absolutely LOVED it. If you want a basic, safe, clean, motel where the staff is great and the prices are fair, this place is for you. It is right in the middle of everything and super close to the beach. The ice cream place next door is the bomb but bring cash. Hang Ten...

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Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Like a dorm room at the beach. Cinder block walls, which does keep it quiet, window air conditioner. We stayed in room with kitchen. Our son, right out of freshman year of college, thought that it was fine (see dorm room at beach). The staff was friendly and helpful. Only one of two pools was open. Place to BBQ and...

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1Thank Ralph G
Carrollton, Ohio
Reviewed 25 June 2016

I'm not normally one to write reviews but I figure when people work hard to run a family business, they deserve some credit for all their hard work! My family and I drove down from Ohio on for a well deserved beach vacation. We found the Dry Dock through some friends that had stayed there in the past and were...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Drydock Motel

Address: 300 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5137
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: RM341 - RM572 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drydock Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 45
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Pick a room with a secure door if one is available.”
 of 5 bubbles S2535YJsamuelm, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a renovated room”
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“bottom right corner room was large but had bugs”
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“# 9 was a good room.”
 of 5 bubbles 471selina, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There is no good room here. You want a good room go somewhere else.”
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