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Reviewed 12 May 2009

I was looking for a spot to take my dad (83 years old) after attending my daughters' college graduation. For many years when I was younger, my dad & I would go annually to the Carolinas to go fishing & I wanted a location right by the ocean where he could relax & enjoy himself, & we could reconnect to...

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raleigh, nc
Reviewed 1 May 2009

My husband and I were looking for a quiet place to relax and get away from the hassels of everyday. I would and have highly recommended Sea Ranch to my friends and family members. We will definitely be returning. The staff were very pleasant in every aspect and made our stay a great one.

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Reviewed 23 April 2009

*My family stays here for every trip ! *The staff is super friendly & accomidating. *Sometimes there are large groups of us with young children. Other times just adults for romantic time alone. Either way it is the experience of a life time. *It's right on the beach and is definately the best value for your pockets !!

Thank Sunshine20009
West Virginia
Reviewed 18 January 2009

the pros: - a pretty view of the ocean and a nice little porch with rocking chairs. It was very relaxing. - close and short walk to the beach. - a hose to spray off the sand before going into your room. - nice pools. one with a curvy slide. great for families with young children and teens. - a...

4Thank sandygirl9
Reviewed 9 December 2008

We were a little nervous before arriving at the motel because of the reviews and low prices. When we pulled up, we were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of the grounds. The lady behind the counter when we were checking in was very friendly and helpful. We stayed in an oceanfront efficiency on the third floor; the room was very...

1Thank lindric
Villa Rica, GA
Reviewed 5 September 2008

I was very hesitant to stay here based on some of the reviews, but once we arrived, I was pleasantly surprised. I certainly wasn't expecting a 4 star hotel, and it most definitely wasn't. Our room was an upstairs poolside room with a view of the ocean. While it wasn't ocean FRONT, we still had a pretty good view. The...

1Thank RLS1973
Durham, NC
Reviewed 13 August 2008

We've been to Carolina Beach numerous times, and this is the first time we've stayed at the Sea Ranch. We had a beautiful private oceanfront balcony with great views. The rooms are fairly small, but adequate. As others have pointed out, the showers are on the small side; we found the lack of water pressure more concerning. Make sure you...

1Thank Bre1178
North Carolina
Reviewed 13 August 2008

How can these owners sleep at night knowing they're robbing their patrons! How dare they charge such exorbitant prices for an outdated, run-down motel! The mattresses were so uncomfortable, we hardly slept the whole time we'd contracted to stay there. The carpet was filthy, one morning we had no hot water, and the bathroom/shower was too small to accommodate any...

1Thank JMNorthCarolina
Reviewed 24 June 2008

We decided to save some money by going to a cute little motel. Here are the pros and cons of our stay: Pros: 1. Location! This is the main reason why we chose the Sea Ranch. It has a great oceanfront location. It is also next to the Grand Sands hotel which has a nice tiki bar and restaurant. We...

1Thank smhnc
Reviewed 24 June 2008

We stayed at the Sea ranch in July 2007 with our crawling 7 month old and our 3 year old. Overall, our experience was pleasant. The rooms were older and the showers are definitely small, but that didn't really bother us. The things that did bother us were the extremely dirty carpet that blackened our crawler's legs and hands, and...

1Thank Jenny265

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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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • 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 - $141 (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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