We recently visited Carolina Beach for the first time. We decided upon the Golden Sands based on such high ratings from TripAdvisor. Much to our surprise, the hotel was very inexpensive (less than the quoted price on their website) and was given a beautiful oceanfront room on the 6th floor with (2) queen beds. The room had a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. The refrigerator was definitely an added bonus for drinks. The bathroom overall was just okay, even though it was a good size, with hairdryer, soap, shampoo. Upon check-in, the front desk staff were appropriate, however not too warm. The walk to the beach took seconds and the beach was just spectacular and clean. Since there were very few people at the hotel, we cannot address the noise quality in the hotel. They also have a heated indoor pool with jacuzzi. The adjoining restaurant was closed at the time of our stay.
The only negative during the stay was one bed had a significant stain on the bedspread through to the fitted sheet. We noticed the stain after turning down the sheets that evening. We missed the stain earlier due to the bright, multicolored bedspread on the bed. After calling the front desk at 10pm to have this issue addressed, we were told they did not have house keeping staff present at the time. The woman who answered the phone seemed like she was unsure as to what to do. So we walked to the front desk to get additional sheets to change the bed linens ourselves. Unfortunately, the fitted sheets were for a size double bed, not queen. We decided to use the two top sheets instead, one for fitted and one for top sheet and had a restful night sleep. .
All in all, I would recommend this hotel mostly due to location first, cost second and lastly, decent accommodations for what we paid. Keep in mind the hotel is not fancy with lots of amenities or perks.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Sands Hotel
- Golden Sands Carolina Beach