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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff were friendly, helpful and seemed to take pride in their establishment. Our room was made neat and clean daily as well as the provision of towels and necessities. We loved our oceanfront view room and listening to the waves. Two lawn chairs were provided on balcony. Because we booked online we were given one night free! That was...

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Yanceyville, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was great. loved everything but the view where we were. Enclosed pool right below room. But other than that. The staff was awesome especially the night staff. We were only there for two nights. But had a wonderful time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Upscale with new pull out sofa, nice carpet and comfortable beds. Fantastic view from small balcony (2 upright chairs provided and standing room). Clean, friendly staff at desk and housekeeping, quiet, nice. Enjoyed offseason weekend getaway.

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Thank Mefarrior
Colfax, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great friendly staff. Extra clean rooms. Best view on beach. Would have given it a 5 rating but the heated pool and jacuzzi did not work when I was there. They did have the parts order just my timing was off.

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Thank laura m
Madison, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I must be different , I can't find 1 thing wrong with Golden Sands & I've been staying here for yrs. The elevator is a plus as I have hard time w/ steps. Rooms clean & great , I like the office staff , 1 lady has been here a long time , never had anyone rude. The North Tower...

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Thank Anng27025
Lumberton, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I was only able to stay for one night. I was a little skeptical looking at it online but when I showed up I was more than pleased. Room was awesome. Two queen beds large bathroom and plenty of living space as well as a nice balcony overlooking the Atlantic. Cannot wait to go back and enjoy myself and...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed staying at this hotel. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The staff was friendly and accommodating. The only downside is getting your luggage in and out. We where staying in the building with the main office. Manuvering the baggage cart around the parking lot and up the ramp was a little difficult. Despite that it...

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Thank Brittney B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an okay hotel! Definitely was clean and the pool was a bonus. All you have to do it walk down stairs and get to the beach & their own tiki bar. I can't complain much. The area is not the "best" for couples (It's definitely more family oriented). On our second to last day, we went to Wrightsville...

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Thank Jes S
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I love how every room has a balcony to see the ocean. somethings are outdated but for the price and walking distance (a little far but on the beach we enjoy it) to the boardwalk. we wont go anywhere else. love it!

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goldensandsmotel, General Manager at Golden Sands, responded to this review

Thank you for your stay and look forward to having you again.

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Me and my mom have been coming here since I was a little kid. They're always friendly and they make sure your room is perfect. They have a wonderful indoor and outdoor pool, they have a excellent restaurant connected to them, a must stay hotel.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Golden Sands

Address: 1211 Lake Park Blvd S, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-5522
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: ₹ 5,166 - ₹ 9,662 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Golden Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 115
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Golden Sands Carolina Beach
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
#1 Family Hotel in Carolina Beach
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“2 buildings, One with outside and one with inside room entry doors. Inside entry preferred for security and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Mefarrior, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner room lose a nice view. You will see the top of a building (indoor pool) and then the beach...”
 of 5 bubbles 651jess, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pick the full ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Bgnh, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I stayed on the fifth floor and thought it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles ebrinkleync, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the rooms at the end of the hall are nice and quiet. You don't have to hear people getting on and off the elevator”
 of 5 bubbles heatherhall1031, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
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