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Sea Ranch Motel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sea Ranch Motel is close to Wilmington and right on the ocean with easy access to the beach from the property. It's a motel, so not a lot of frills, but the staff is awesome, the rooms are large and clean, (and tile floors - very smart) and plenty of rocking chairs and space to hang out in front....

Thank John W
Indian Trail, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place looks like it hasn't had much updating since the 70s, but rooms are big, beds are comfy, and wifi works! Nice privacy on the balcony. Great views from our 3rd floor room, quiet beach, and not far from the center of town. Absolutely loved it for a weekend getaway. No regrets, would definitely book again.

Thank TheIggys
Mt Airy NC
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Small motel with adequate parking. Sliding glass doors opened onto balcony on a dune with the ocean just on the other side. Loved to hear the waves during the night. Very reasonable price. Room was sparse but clean. Showered with cold water as handle isn't marked and finding the right spot to get hot water didn't happen. Bring your own...

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I haven't been in a few years, but from I can remember it was extremely cute. I have always loved that they have a water slide in their pool. It's right there on the beach so after you get done in three pool you can dry off and head to the beach.

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing trip!! Love this place. Had a couple issues with housekeeping trying to come in while we were still in the room. But mentioned it to management and they were great. Would suggest Do Not Disturb signs in the room. Other than that, we always have a great time here. Our favorite place at Carolina Beach!! 😆

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Room was good, not great. Housekeeping never came by until I asked for towels and they were stained and dingy. $480 for 3-nights was double what room should have been for outdated and dingy, stained towels. No coffee pot, microwave, shampoo or conditioner in room. No continental breakfast. If I had clean towels I would have gave a 3.

Thank ambrosiarj
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

What a pain. This trip was supposed to be a nice getaway turned hotel disaster. Management needs lessons in proactive problem solving. After driving 4 hours we got a call one mile away to tell us the AC in our room was out and they were going to turn us out. Cupid to the staff to make things right. This...

1Thank Chris B
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This motel cost us $319 for Sat & Sun nights, so I was expecting a lot more than we got. As I booked just a few days before we arrived I wasn't surprised that I wasn't offered a sea view but thought the pool view I was offered would be OK. We were in room 214, it did have a...

Thank Hilary39
Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable weekend. We wanted a coffee pot and microwave in the room but we're surprised it only had a fridge. We did enjoy the heated outdoor jacuzzi and large pool. It is accessible by key only. There is on site parking with room pass only. The beach is extremely close to the units. Overall, it's a nice...

Thank June C
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed in an oceanfront efficiency room this time since there were just two of us. It was just the right size and had everything we needed including a small stove, a fridge & a microwave. There were two rocking chairs on the private balcony facing the water. It was nice for watching the pelicans fly over while relaxing after...

Thank SanFranFan82

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Sea Ranch Motel

Address: PO Box 176, Carolina Beach, NC 28428-0176
Region: United States > North Carolina > Carolina Beach
Price Range: $54 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 43
Also Known As:
Sea Ranch Hotel Carolina Beach
Sea Hotel Carolina Beach
Sea Motel Carolina Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Carolina Beach
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
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“2nd floor sees more”
GinaS371, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Family Fish Cottage is great for larger groups (4 bedrooms & 2 bath) & is very close to the pools & beach access.”
SanFranFan82, 18 May 2016 | Read review
“Second story oceanfront efficiency”
  • Justa bout stick ya toes in the water from balcony
outofdoorsmse, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“2nd or 3rd floor for best views.”
davidrI5694QE, 2 Oct 2015 | Read review
“choose the ocean front rooms! the view is breathtaking.”
jenniferk623, 21 Oct 2014 | Read review
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