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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We have stayed at the Drifter's Reef a few times now and have had a great experience every time- it is definitely the best place to stay on the beach! It is the perfect location, very close to restaurants and only a few blocks away from the beach and boardwalk area. Many of these reviews seem overly critical... our room...

5Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Don't expect somewhere to park. They let the bar park in the lot instead of the hotel guest. Hello use your heads. You park the bar in the over fill lots not your guest that is paying you money. They only gave us two towels and when I asked they told me to tell the maid when she came thru....

5Thank cablegirl81
Fayetteville, NC
Reviewed 7 May 2014

The front desk clerk - Amy, was fantastic. The room was dated, but very clean. The mattress was horrible. Weekends, the restaurant next door, LOUD band on the weekends. Sent 2 emails to the motel addressing the mattress, but they are not answering my complaint.

2Thank Stan M
Asheboro, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Here we are, back again. No place feels like home like Drifter's Reef. We are so happy to come back to our VIP room, we call it. Everything is clean and comfortable and I enjoy the strong shower and hair dryer. I love to lay back and enjoy the cable TV or the free internet. When we're in the mood...

4Thank Peggy S
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I’m giving them 5 starts not based on the quality of the motel but of our overall experience. We’ve stayed there three times now and each time we’ve had a positive experience. The price is excellent, considering the location! You can walk to the beach and to all the bars and restaurants in the area. Now, while the rooms are...

7Thank John_and_Sarafina
Branson, Missouri
Reviewed 6 March 2014

I stayed 2 nights by myself, and got a room near the office. It was quiet, and clean, 2 beds in the room and view of the pool. Also, clean tub, micro wave, fridge, and nice staff. Pam who works there was no Nice. She made me coffee in the office in the morning, and we talked a little., and...

4Thank susanhylands
Jacksonville, Florida
Reviewed 21 November 2013

After much deliberation I decided to book this motel for a few nights on my 2 week road trip. I chose it 1.because the outside was beachy, colorful and seemed cute. 2. They allowed dogs. 3. It was pretty inexpensive for the location. The reviews made me skeptical and I soon learned for good reason. Carolina Beach as a whole...

6Thank greenseaturtle27
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm sorry you did not have the best experience staying with us. I will personally address these issues with our staff. I hope you will give Carolina Beach another chance as it is a great beach community with a small town feel and has a lot to offer.

Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 November 2013

A lot of reviewers on tripadvisor have been very critical of this motel and so it was with quite a lot of trepidation I entered my room. Luckily the room wasnt nearly as bad as I had feared. Bed was clean (appeared to be at least), floor carpet seemed clean as well and nothing to remark with regards to the...

4Thank jamesmac32
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad our staff was able to assist you in moving rooms. Cleanliness if very important to us, thank you for noticing that the rooms are kept neat and clean. All of our rooms are non-smoking and we do everything we can to enforce that. We love dogs as well and offer...

Reviewed 16 October 2013

I was concerned by some of the reviews, but booked our trip anyway because of the cost & location. The rooms and property is well cared for and clean. All employees were courteous and helpful. The restaurant/bar was terrific...lots of great music and food. We had our 12 year old grandson who enjoyed sitting on the porch watching us dancing!...

3Thank kmkelly_1998
driftersreef, Manager at Drifters Reef Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We pride ourselves on being an affordable, family-oriented and run hotel and hope you will stay with us again in the future!

Reviewed 3 September 2013

Hi, We are very welcomed at trying new things, but this place was nothing good of nothing! Everyone who stayed there smoked, Oh yes every guest except us of course! Harley Davidson motorcycles racing their motors all day and night. Screaming kids, where where their parents. I was awoken at 4:40am to 2 women (drunk) with a 6 yr old...

2Thank fromhardtoplease

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • 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: $133 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Drifters Reef Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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