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    Drifters Reef Hotel

    701 Lake Park Blvd N, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-4826
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    1 - 5 of 129 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Location good, pool excellent, room Ok. Check-in very pleasant. a few small changes would help immensely. Febreeze the rooms. Add some amenities. only 2 small bars of soap in the bathroom. Would not cost much to add, shampoo, conditioner, plastic laundry bag, real ice bucket,...More

    Thank 439barryk
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed at Drifters Reef, in the true spirit of Carolina Beach. They have a friendly, accommodating staff that are willing to make your stay comfortable. The rooms were clean, fresh linens and towels were at our disposal. We will definitely come back. Thank you!!

    1  Thank cctrue5172017
    Reviewed 25 June 2017

    Loved it here. Very clean huge bed, nice pool. Alot of anything you want around. Great restaurant next door. No complaints. The front desk person was amazing and had a great personality. First time in North Carolina and the hotel I choose was perfect. It...More

    Thank Christie V
    Response from driftersreef, Guest Relations Manager at Drifters Reef HotelResponded 27 June 2017

    Christie, Thank-you for taking the time review our establishment & the restaurant (Lazy Pirate) next door. "No complaints" is always a good sign and "AMAZING" is not too shabby either. We strive to keep our prices at an affordable rate and I will have to...More

    Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

    We stayed in a pet friendly room. Which was cool. They had tile floors. Everything we needed was there. Problems we had: sink drained really slow, it filled up while washing my teeth. The shower kept loosing pressure. Like cutting off loosing pressure. Walls in...More

    Thank Gina A
    Response from driftersreef, Guest Relations Manager at Drifters Reef HotelResponded 28 June 2017

    Gina, Thank-you for taking the time to review our hotel. We appreciate your rating considering the small problems you experienced. I can reassure that your room was one of the last rooms to be renovated and those issues have been resolved. Again, thanks for the...More

    Reviewed 16 June 2017

    I've stayed in many hotels but I have to say Drifters Reef is my favorite. The staff is friendly and the rooms are very clean. If I needed an extra towel because I was in their sparkling clean pool they didn't hesitate to provide me...More

    1  Thank SherryJoMatthews
    Response from driftersreef, Guest Relations Manager at Drifters Reef HotelResponded 27 June 2017

    Sherry, We do enjoy our repeat customers especially when they take the time to share their views with others. Our staff works hard and always feels appreciated when reading reviews such as yours. Our outdoor swimming pool did recently undergo some major renovations and it...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Microwave
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • US$ 110 - US$ 259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms ,
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 57
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