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The Sand Dollar Motel

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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Stayed here recently for a long weekend while in the area on personal business. Decided I wanted to stay on the beach. On reflection, should have stayed on mainland at a name brand hotel. Cost would not have been much more and would have had better amenities. Okay, on to the
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This is a very old motel, it is clean, beds are comfortable, staff is cordial. No frills, there are notes posted all over the room on the walls,(a little strange) Convenient location skimpy on towels.
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We arrived and while the exterior did not look that good, we have learnt not to judge the book by its cover. Formal ties over, we proceeded to room 110 - it was tiny with one queen bed, a musty smell and no Wi-fi access to begin with. The receptionist came to the room and sorted
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Was in Morehead City recently and needed a quick place to stay. The room was strictly designed for fishermen or fisherwomen. It was bare bones, no frills, fairly clean. The staff was friendly. I probably won't stay again because I like more creature comforts.
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We were pleasantly pleased with the Sand Dollar. It was CLEAN and quiet. The shower tile was a blast from the past! Very short walk to beach access.... GREAT inexpensive find. Also recommended Crab Claw restaurant for dinner and the food and service were great.
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2 double beds
I was wondering who owns the motel now?
How many rooms do you have in all?
Do you allow two 5 lb fur girls that are completely trained?
Sorry, we are not a pet friendly motel. Our other property is, if you want to check with them Econo Lodge Crystal Coast, in Morehead City. 3 miles from the beach. Lorie L. Manager
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Do you allow dogs?
Sorry we do not allow pets.
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Sir, My comment had nothing to do with the person being military. I have the highest respect for military people and disable veterans. My dad was a WWII POW, and disable who was on the death march. He received the purple heart. I always give military that have and do sever of country respect and gratitude. I also rent to our military that are under 21 years of age that most motel will not rent to because of age. They server of country they should be able to rent a room. Sorry you miss understood that comment!
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"Try another hotel"
"rooms with kitchens are roomier, budget rooms are cramped"
"Closest to office has better Wifi access."
"The rooms farthest away from the main road are quietest, but there was no noise to speak of."
"Make sure you have the right Sand Dollar as there is more than one hotel by that name"
US$ 96 - US$ 137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
the sand dollar hotel atlantic beachsand dollar hotel
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina CoastAtlantic Beach
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