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Golden Sands

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Durham, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My family and I stayed at the Golden Sands during a youth softball tournament. First of all, they were one of the only hotels in the area that had availability for our entire team, AND that was willing to give us a fantastic group rate. The rooms were on the lower floors (due to the low rate we received) so...

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

We glad you enjoyed your stay.

Amherst, Ohio
Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

I was delighted with our room at the Golden Sands Resort. The view of the restaurant lot and dumpster were the only unavoidable drawbacks. With planning I'd suggest higher floors on the north end of the north building. If you're looking for a clean, family friendly place with friendly staff, without breaking the bank, I'd highly recommend this hotel.

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

We are glad you found us and hope to see you again soon.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Great Motel! Had everything we needed. Restaurant was good. We Were bummed we never made it to the Tiki Bar, it looks like a very popular place. The only recommendation would a hose at at the outdoor shower(indoor pool building) for easier cleaning of beach chairs.

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Thank you so much for your stay

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We arrived a couple hours before check-in, fully expecting to just lock our stuff in the car and hang at the beach until the room was ready. However, our room was ready! Check-in was quick and easy, the staff is very sweet and helpful. The room was visually clean and it even smelled very clean. The hotel is not brand-new,...

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

Thank you so much for your stay and we hope to see you again soon.

Bowling Green, Kentucky
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Nice, older beach hotel in the center of everything. Private pier with bar and private entrance to beach. 5th ocean view was great! No breakfast included - so plan for that. For a beach hotel -- I got more than I expected! It would have been nice to have a menu for the attached restaurant in the room.

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Westminster
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Room very clean, but smelled a little musty. Once we turned down the air conditioning the smell subsided. The staff was incredibly nice and very helpful with suggestions on where to eat( Granny's has a great breakfast)

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

Thank you for your stay please come back to see us again soon.

Holly Springs, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here for an extended July 4th holiday weekend. The room was bigger than expected, with a spectacular oceanfront view from the 5th floor. The staff was very friendly. The attached tiki bar served delucious drinks with a super view. The Ocean Grill had delicious food, also with great views. We would definitely stay here again!!

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

Thank you for spending your July 4th with us and we hope you come back to see us.

scottsdale, az
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The only thing good about this hotel is the location being that it is right on the beach and not near the riff raff of the boardwalk. It is still pricey for the fact that it needs serious updating! The lobby stinks of cigarette smoke from the workers smoking just outside. Most uncomfortable bed and pillow I've ever slept in,...

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This family owned property is well run and exceptionally clean. The welcome provided by the front desk staff sets the tone for the visit. The rooms are clean and comfortable with much care taken by the pleasant housekeepers. Starting with the morning sunrise over the ocean, the view is amazing. The on site Ocean Grill and Tiki Bar are fun...

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

We are glad you felt very comfortable from the time you walk in to our office ,we really appreciate our customers and try hard to make them feel a part of our Golden Sands family because each and everyone that stays with us is a part.

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This is our second year staying at Golden Sands and we couldn't be happier with our experiences. In spite of the holiday price tag, we eagerly returned, knowing our time and money would be well spent. Rooms are standard, mid-range, beach motel decor, so if you're looking for Ikea or Crate & Barrel decor, you won't get it here. What...

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Thank you for your kind words and we hope to see you again soon.

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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
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • 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: $155 - $357 (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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“I had a room in the south tower. Excellent view and easy access”
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“Ask for an ocean view. It is spectacular both visually and sound wise.”
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“2 buildings, One with outside and one with inside room entry doors. Inside entry preferred for security and quiet.”
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“Corner room lose a nice view. You will see the top of a building (indoor pool) and then the beach...”
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