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Dolphin Lane Motel

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Swansboro, North Carolina
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...

3Thank guy s
Bassett, Virginia
Reviewed 2 July 2014

On the con side, I ask the lady if the rooms across the street were the same as the ones on the beach side. She said the only difference was the building was older. So to save a few bucks I booked the room across the street. When we entered that room I was in shock as to how bad...

3Thank shlawson
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed at the dolphin lane motel seen cockroaches at 4am!!! The cleaning lady smokes while cleaning the room but it's a "non-smoking" motel. She also doesn't even clean the room properly there was old food stuck on the mattress and it was never touched. Carpet turned my feet black. I couldn't even enjoy being outside because I had perverts a...

11Thank Debbiegazel
Burlington, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 April 2014

I called and made reservations for this hotel and talked with a boy - told him what we wanted and offered to give him my credit card to hold the rooms - his exact words to me were "No need - I have you in the book and if they need the card they will call you tomorrow" - I...

4Thank Michelle H
Lexington,NC USA
Reviewed 30 March 2014

My husband & I stayed there last week.. My husband & his friend "The Callaway's", had plans for a fishing trip for "Spring break" for the friends kids, they all love to go fishing there. but I have to say yes I read some of old reviews and yes I almost stayed at home thinking of it but Our friend...

7Thank rhonda m
Smithfield, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Yes the place is kind of dated,but we stay here four or five times a year.You are within walking distance of everything.Prices are great in or out of season Get an ocean view room they are quieter and the sunrises and sunsets are wonderful.

3Thank lifer2014
Salisbury, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here this summer and the kitchen sink was leaking in the floor. When we opened the cabinet door under the sink, it was covered with black mold!! Had a hard time getting moved to another room and when we requested a refund the owner was VERY UPSET with us. Black mold is a terrible health...

5Thank Sydsyl
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 October 2013

We stayed four days... The staff was very friendly and accommodated all our needs.... Our room was clean... The layout was great... Our private balcony overlooking the ocean was awesome.... Our room was very cozy.. and the kitchen had everything we needed... The motel is located within walking distance to everything.... We will definatly come back.. every year... If you're...

1Thank stillaferrari
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 October 2013

These two people were great. David carried my heavy cooler up the steps for me. The room service was excellent, every day. Where can you get ice for $1.50 a bag. You can at the Motel. The refrigerator was new. The flat screen TV had a beautiful picture. The bed was very comfortable. Everything was to our satisfaction and more....

1Thank Lscoggins
Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

Beds are old and dirty, couldn't even sit down on inside chairs they were so Nasty we had to use the outside chairs, carpet is so dirty it turns your feet black so had to keep flip flops on. Bed linens were old and worn out, bedspreads didn't look very clean. We stayed in the building across the street I...

1Thank Skysunn

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  • Pool
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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Parking

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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.”
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.”
marge651, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Some window ac are noisy. Paper plates folded under louvers to keep them form vibrating work well.”
Oursong1999, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pay extra to get the beach front rooms:)”
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.”
davida142, 8 Aug 2014 | Read review
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