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Newton Grove, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Rooms are not that clean but when you walk in the clorox hits you in the face. Hard tiny beds and the pool is so so small the stove in my room is missing the bottom part coffee pot no coffee or filters nice size shower but shower head missing oh and door locks but the chain lock is broken.... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

The room was spacious and the view of the ocean was breathtaking from the balcony. It has easy beach access (very important with small children.) the motel was close to the boardwalk, shopping, and restaurants. We will definitely stay again!

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Hanalei, Hawaii
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Off season rates were awesome. Super nice folks that make you feel looked-after. Nice that there was internet... and a pool. Walking distance to lots of great little beach restaurants and bars. Hot water was not that hot, and room was a little musty... but that's life by the ocean I guess. Best feature: being able to walk right over... More 

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2 Thank Meleana1
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

I looked at the reviews before I stayed here and overall they seemed good with a few bad....my family rented a cottage and hotel room...we came down because my little brother was having a military graduation. .keep in mind it was also the last weekend of summer and labor day weekend. .we are a big Christian family and do foster... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

This is definitely an older motel, but it was a great place to stay right on the beach! Staff was nice! It was small, but clean. No plugs in the bathroom and the towels are small and thin, but otherwise room was good. Walk right out the door and around the corner to the path that leads to the beach!... More 

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Fairfield County, CT
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2014

The good folks of the Dolphin Lane Motel know how to make you feel welcome- from taking the time to explain room choices when you call, to giving local directions, these people aren't just practicing good textbook customer service, but are genuinely friendly. Plus, the rooms are a great value. We stayed across the street in a one-bedroom that had... More 

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Oxford, North Carolina
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Although while spoiled by Myrtle Beach, wife at least once in her adult hood wanted to try Carolina Beach being the last time she was a teen. But was my First and for the most part had a pretty good time. Never liked booking some where sight unseen, did it once and said I'd never do it again until now.... More 

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Rutherfordton, North Carolina
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Since I love the beach so much, my husband booked this hotel as part of a surprise trip for me. Once we got there, the clerk at the desk was very friendly and accommodating. He recommended the best restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, and also told us we absolutely must try Britt's Donuts at the boardwalk down the... More 

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3 Thank Sharon L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2014 via mobile

the room we stayed in was great. I found the owners and employees to be very friendly and accomodating.i upgraded my room for fair price . I found the other guests to be friendly as well. The boardwalk was only two blocks away. I am looking forward for a return trip.

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2 Thank Michele S
Swansboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2014

The motel is 50 years old. My cousins and I came to reminisce the Carolina Beach Days. It has been 45 years. The motel was still there, but under a new name. Upon arrival, we found the owner, David to be very helpful and attentive with any questions that we had. The staff was great. The room was clean and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Dolphin Lane Motel

Address: 318 Carolina Beach Ave N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-6113
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Number of rooms: 42
Also Known As:
Dolphin Lane Hotel Carolina Beach
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“For ocean view you need 2nd floor room.”
 of 5 bubbles Pamelaktz, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“deck on some upstairs rooms face ocean, which is nice - decks share a wall with other decks, so you share their conversation and cigarettes.”
 of 5 bubbles marge651, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some window ac are noisy. Paper plates folded under louvers to keep them form vibrating work well.”
 of 5 bubbles Oursong1999, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra to get the beach front rooms:)”
 of 5 bubbles Meleana1, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“for the younger group who may not mind the stairs then 2'd floor is good if you want a better view of the ocean. But if your not one to like going up and down a lot of stairs specially with your beach stuff then 1'st floor is better least for us it was.”
 of 5 bubbles davida142, 8 Aug 2014 | Read review
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