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Sea Ranch Motel

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Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 August 2014

Vintage 1950's with the pervasive smell of mold and body odor. It appeared that the bedspreads and curtains were last cleaned in the 70's. REALLY!!!! Everything needs to be totally revamped. How expensive could it be to get some fresh linens and curtains.??? I seriously almost slept in my car -- that's how bad it was. Then to make matters...

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3Thank LeesaJo
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 August 2014

My family just returned from several days at the Sea Ranch Motel at Carolina Beach. It was our first stay there and it won't be our last. The room and facility were as described, clean and everything functioned properly. This motel is run by a family and they target families and that makes it a great place to stay. We...

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2Thank Garry W
Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

We loved it there plan on going back very soon before the summer is out.everyone is so nice and all the rooms are clean...and we love that it has two pools and a jacuzzi too...and the price of staying there isn't bad either...

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Thank Donna C
Zionville, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The Sea Ranch Motel for my family has almost become like a tradition. My parents and I started staying at the Sea Ranch when I was a small child. My father became fast friends with the owner who passed away many years ago, because what attracted us initially to the Sea Ranch was the family feel. Each stay just felt...

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4Thank Jennifer K
Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We had an oceanview double room on the ground floor. The view was beautiful! It felt like we were on our own - you couldn't see anyone or anything but the ocean from our little porch. 2 kids (preschool age) and 2 adults sharing one room, and the trip went wonderfully! The staff was friendly and helped with any questions...

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3Thank jmcrackan
Bellingham, Washington
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We spent 5 glorious days there with perfect spring weather and kept extending out stay because it was so great. We took a top level room with kitchen and the balcony and view of the ocean were perfect. This place has been owned by the same family for decades and it shows. Not fancy but well kept up. We love...

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4Thank barbi0101
Avery County NC
Reviewed 21 September 2013

the shower head is for short people and the shower is for bean poles..the rooms are clean...we had a 3rd floor queen eff...facing the ocean....you can sit on your balcony, have breakfast and watch the sunrise..it is a family resort...and you have quiet hours...no smoking inside but you can on the balcony....front desk is friendly and glad to help you...

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4Thank strollingbonez
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I read through all the reviews for this small hotel, and was a little worried. However, it turned out to be a nice little hotel. It is old, but clean and the staff was very nice. Towels were changed everyday and room was cleaned. We had an efficiency on the 2nd floor and a nice view of the ocean. The...

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5Thank Balkamp1
Willis, Virginia
Reviewed 28 July 2013

I have been coming to Sea Ranch and Carolina Beach since 1986. The rooms and hotel may need updating need new mattresses...but it is very clean. Staff is friendly. I was a bit dissapointed that the jets on the hot tub had been turned off Othwise.. I had a most ejoyable time and look forward to going back again and...

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2Thank Mommacat24380
Lumberton, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I really enjoyed the stay here the room was clean the staff was very helpful & friendly. My vacation was simply perfect. The price of this room was affordable which I found to be very impressing. The location was perfect not too far from the main attractions. I have found my new home away from home. Thanks to Sea Ranch...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Services
  • 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: $53 - $144 (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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Summerfield, North Carolina

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