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The Sand Dollar Motel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I felt I should have paid the manager for all the help she gave me figuring out places to eat near closing time, safe bike routes, etc. She saved me a bundle on a small but well-appointed room. Only quibble is that it could have used a desk. A real value.

1Thank philandcarolyn
Reviewed 18 February 2017

An affordable motel five minutes from Fort Macon State Park. Perfect for people who enjoy trails along the beach, and repeat visits to this historical destination. Also easy access to shopping and restaurants in Atlantic Beach.

2Thank Julyan D
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The Sand Dollar is a small older motel, located near the beach. This was my first time staying there. I chose it for the location, and the off season price. The rooms are small, but all I needed. Everything was clean, the TV was up to date with a great channel selection. The showers were nice, colorful, and worked well...

2Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 December 2016

We stopped into this hotel on a road trip without a reservation - not high beach season so there was a room available. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The room was very clean and had all the basic amenities - microwave, fridge, soap, towels etc. Nothing fancy but everything we needed. The location was quiet and convenient, and...

2Thank milady_12
New Bern, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2016

my husband and I went down for a weekend escape and ended up in hell. the room was nothing like I had experienced 10 years prior. You have to knock and talk to the manager thru a tiny window slot before allowed into the "lobby" which is nothing more than a phone booth sized area for checking in. The off...

5Thank ladyhawk47150
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The Sand Dollar is very clean and sufficient if you're not into lots of ammenities and want low rates. Public beach access about 3 city blocks up, with gazeebo, swing set, shower. Larget shell piles very close!

2Thank Caromyn
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had reserved for one week starting August 3rd, 2016. We made the reservations in October of 2015. I called to confirm in late March of this year. Everything was "go." Imagine our surprise (among other things) when we arrived after traveling almost 500 miles to be told that OUR RESERVATION DIDN'T EXIST! We had a car full of luggage...

6Thank GogoGSO
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

On behalf of the Management team at the Sand Dollar Motel, we apologize for the mistake that was made. I discussed with you in person, on the how and why that mistake was made. I assure you that this misunderstanding will NOT happen again. I hope you will give us another opportunity in the future to give you the best...

Mooresville, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 August 2016

By accident, my husband reserved a 2 room suite at this Sand Dollar Motel when he thought he was reserving a room at the one on Ocracoke where we had stayed 2x before and enjoyed very much. He talked to the desk people on 2 occasions before we left home and found that there had been a change of management...

3Thank angelaohedgepeth
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. I spoke to your husband personally the night of the reservation. We were unable to sell the room, that you had reserved for the weekend, due to it being a last minute cancellation. We are not like a "chain' or "franchise" motel, and our reservations are primarily made weeks in advance. Our policy, which has...

Benson, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This was not what I expected. The room was small. There was no cooking equipment. The clerk tried to charges us a 15 dollar maid feed. The refrigerator was too small for one liter drinks to stand up. It is about a 1/4 mile to the beach. To sum it up, you get what you paid for, so if you...

3Thank delmah2016
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feed back concerning your stay. On behalf of the Sand Dollar Motel, I would like to apologize for not meeting up to your standards. We do have rooms with kitchens, and much larger rooms. Please allow us another chance to accommodate your stay in the future. Thank you,

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the 3 bed apartment. The entrance area is an open floor that has one bed with a love seat, TV, kitchen table for 4, kitchen area with a small stove, double sink, full size fridge. Stocked with multiple pots & pans, drainer, dishes, no need to pack any cookware. Back room has 2 beds. Very very clean.

2Thank Jessica S
Lorie L, Manager at The Sand Dollar Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you enjoyed your vacation, and the room was just what you were looking for. We would be very happy to see you again on your next vacation, and hope you will make reservations with us again with your next stay in Atlantic Beach. Lorie L. Manager

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Sand Dollar Motel is a small family owned motel.We are on the beach side with a short walk to the beach.Quiet and safe area. Mile and half to main intersection of Atlantic Beach. We have regular rooms with 1 or 2 double beds.All rooms have a small fridge and coffee maker. We also have apartments with full kitchens, separate bedroom. Great for families. We try our very best to make our guest comfortable and enjoy their stay with us. We have clean and affordable rooms with a family atmosphere. Sorry no pets! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sand Dollar Motel

Address: 101 Henderson Blvd, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-7465
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Coast > Atlantic Beach
Price Range: ₹ 5,425 - ₹ 20,022 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Sand Dollar Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Sand Dollar Hotel
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“Closest to office has better Wifi access.”
julyand2016, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms farthest away from the main road are quietest, but there was no noise to speak of.”
milady_12, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Do not ever consider this motel, even during the zombie apocalypse”
ladyhawk47150, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you have the right Sand Dollar as there is more than one hotel by that name”
angelaohedgepeth, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Photographers dream! Port in Beaufort clearly visible from marina, Ft. Macon, plus easy access to ocean front...”
119kelc, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
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