Golden Sands

1211 South Lake Park BoulvardCarolina Beach28428 USA
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About Golden Sands

Situated on the beachfront, the Golden Sands is a full-service resort that offers a varied amount of facilities. Along with a heated indoor swimming pool and outdoor pool, the energetic Tiki Bar is located on the hotel’s very own pier and provides wonderful ocean views.

Every air conditioned room at the Golden Sands comes equipped with a flat-screen cable television, refrigerator, coffee maker, microwave and seating area.

Facilities at the hotel include a 24-hour front desk, meeting room, on-site parking and fitness center. Guests can access complimentary Wi-Fi in all areas of the accommodation. Live music entertainment is also provided each weekend on the pier.

The Ocean Grill Restaurant is the hotel’s on-site dining option, where seafood, tacos and traditional barbeque food is served for lunch and dinner each day.

Carolina Beach State Park is seven minutes away from the hotel by car. Downtown Wilmington is a 30-minute drive.


1211 South Lake Park Boulvard, Carolina Beach, NC, 28428 , USA
Telephone: +1(888)458334 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Customer service is fantastic

When it comes to customer service, the Golden Sands excels - in the opinion of virtually all former guests. As well as a professional and helpful demeanor, the staff is considered very friendly and personable.

Wonderful beachfront location

For nearly every past visitor, the location of the hotel in Carolina Beach is essentially unbeatable. Positioned right next to the beach, the accommodation is also close to a variety of restaurants, shops and points of interest. Moreover, the hotel's pier area with Tiki Bar is regarded as a great attraction in its own right.

Clean, comfortable rooms with great views

The rooms at the Golden Sands, thanks to apparently being spotlessly clean with comfy furnishings, have received rave reviews from most previous guests. In addition, some rooms at the hotel - especially those on the higher floors - reportedly offer wonderful ocean views from the private balconies.

Negative Reviews

Breakfast is not available

A complaint that a small number of past visitors have had about the Golden Sands relates to the lack of a breakfast option. However, there are a variety of dining choices in the area that serve breakfast that somewhat makes up for this negative.

Wi-Fi not the most dependable

In the opinion of a few previous guests, the Wi-Fi is not the best at the hotel. If you are planning on using the Wi-Fi extensively, keep in mind that it has been said that the wireless Internet is slow and can disconnect at times.

Dated in areas

Although the Golden Sands has recently refurbished the rooms of the accommodation, some former visitors have claimed that it was still dated in certain aspects. With that said, the hotel is judged as well-maintained which has also helped to negate this disadvantage to a large extent.

Rating Overview

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8.7 out of 10 based on 106 reviews