Looking for a hotel that doesn't give a damn about Covid restrictions and plays it fast and loose with cleaning and safety regulations? The Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndam in Carolina Beach is the place for you! What a dump! We arrived in our room and removed our shoes to unpack. After about 15 minutes of walking on the floor, our feet were filthy. We wiped the floor down with wet towels and found something that looked like bacon pieces, in addition to a water bottle under the bed from a previous guest. The base of the chair appears to be smeared with dried bbq sauce. The housekeeping staff wears masks around their necks or not at all. The lights by the pool are broken so the pool is dark at night. This is against code. They claim to have continental breakfast included, but the area is filthy and most of the food is gone. Syrup and milk are community use items rather than individually wrapped packages. There were 2 cups with the remnants of waffle batter lying on the counter surrounded by crumbs and no empty cups to make waffles. It was a decent place last summer, but things have changed in the course of a year. I emailed corporate and got no reply. I spoke to the front desk more than once, but that didn't help either. If you need a place to stay in Carolina Beach, look elsewhere! The 3 pictures I uploaded show the housekeeping staff with no mask, the chair with sauce on it and my foot after walking on the room of the floor.
The hotel was ok. Staff was very friendly and helpful. But our room, although technically clean, was just old and rusty and smelled like it had had water damage. Maybe a musty, damp smell. Also, the bathroom had some rust around the metal surfaces. For some reason, the fridge was on top of the desk/table instead of below. At night, the outside parking lot lights were off which made it hard to see out there. On the plus side, the wifi was excellent. I would likely not stay here again but if it fits your budget, it's not the worst.
Nice clean room. I liked it having hardwood floors instead of carpet. It smelled nice. The bed was firm and comfortable. Sometimes hotels near the beach have mold issues. This hotel seemed well-maintained.
This may have been the smallest hotel room I have ever stayed in. Literally a queen bed, and maybe 18" on either side and 2' at the foot. A desk too small for a laptop (it had a minifridge taking up most of it). Guessing maybe 11' x 11'?, plus the bathroom? Small. Felt like a cruise ship..
But... It was clean. The bed felt good (pillows were useless... only 3 tiny ones, but got a 4th from the front desk), the equipment was in good shape, and everything worked.
The continental breakfast was decent, waffles, hard boiled eggs, bagels, mini-muffins. About what you would expect. Adequate.
I have no complaints... we were just there overnight to go surf fishing in the AM, but wanted to make sure that the tiny room size was noted... I might have chosen a different place to stay if I knew how small the room was.
In short, if you don't need a chair or a desk, and you are just going to sleep, you can do a lot worse than a clean hotel in good condition. If you need a little more room, you might want to look around a little.
This was a pleasure trip to attend a wedding of some dear friends. The room was great, service was outstanding and the breakfast was very good. The hotel is centrally located and close to restaurants and shopping!!