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christiansburg, va
Reviewed 6 October 2009

We stayed at the sea ranch for two nights and enjoyed the oceanfront view. However, each room we stayed in smelled terrible in their own ways. The first one smelled like rotten fish, the second one smelled like mold so bad it was almost enough to make us want to check out and go to another hotel. By the third...

Thank lilbizzie151
Reviewed 21 August 2009

The Jeffcoat family reunion was made possible by the wonderful staff at SeaRanch. For them to put up with 56 family members, my hats off to ya! Rooms were perfect, beds were very comfortable ,I slept like a baby) great view from balcony. Your just a few steps from the beach, where we spent most of the day. All the...

Thank biglooj
Reviewed 10 August 2009

Rundown. Dirty. Stained and threadbare bedsheets and towels. No place to hang clothes. Bed small & uncomfortable. Futon broken. Carpet stained and torn. Ocean view was a dune view. Huge disappointment.

1Thank slb52
Reviewed 10 August 2009

I'll spare the details and get to the point. Don't go. Wish I could get my $$ back. Rundown shabby hole.

1Thank dontgotosearanch
Reviewed 7 August 2009

I had written a very bad review concerning my deposit not beng refunded. I wrote a comment concerning my sister's mother-in-law taking a sudden turn for the worse and being placed in hospice on July 28th. I called that evening to cancel my reservations. We were scheduled to stay the weekend of August 7th. I was originally told that I...

Thank wvnowncgal
Charleston, WV
Reviewed 20 July 2009

My family has been staying at the Sea Ranch for over 20 years, and we love it!! The staff is very friendly and never hesitates to help!! I was shocked to read one review where the person said the staff did not adequately clean their room! This has never been an issue for us in our 20 some years of...

Thank jdawnb920
lincoln, il
Reviewed 19 July 2009

We just returned home from the Sea Ranch and we had the most amazing time there. The hotel itself is nothing fancy, but the views of the ocean from our second floor balcony were great. The room was very large, with 2 beds, a kitchen and bathroom. We were very comfortable there and I didn't want to leave! Nice, friendly...

Thank karen128
Cary, NC
Reviewed 2 July 2009

We stayed at the Sea Ranch in a 2nd floor ocean-view room (Room 122) with our two small children (both under 5.) While it is a basic motel with rather "old school" decor, we couldn't have been more pleased. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, with great recommendations on restaurants and family-friendly activities. Our room had a handy...

Thank hudsontj
Albany, NY
Reviewed 2 July 2009

The Sea Ranch is your typical Mom & Pop motel. The old adage "you get what you pay for" applies here. If you want better, you can go to one of the bigger places and pay more. Or you can make do and make the best of it, which is what we did. We were on a restricted budget and...

1Thank DZsmom
Chapel Hill
Reviewed 1 July 2009

This is a rundown hotel with tiny beds and a small shower. The toilet seat was cracked the linens were stained. Poolside rooms do not have their own balcony. My advice spend the extra money and stay at the Golden Sands. The Sea Ranch is not worth saving the few dollars.

2Thank tarheelchickch

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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: $52 - $142 (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:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Carolina Beach
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Summerfield, North Carolina

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