Just got back from staying at the Golden Sands. There was some good things. And there were some things that definitely need work.
1-Nice rooms.Room service was a bit iffy as far as cleaning.
2-GREAT ocean view. The best on the beach.Barely 100 feet to walk to the beach itself.
3-Tiki Bar was fun. Especially with the bands.
4-Indoor pool was a joke.Only 4 feet deep. I can get that at home. And the jacuzzi is laughable. They need to HEAT IT.
5-Landscaping around the outdoor pool is drab. People come for the sub-tropical foliage. They need to plant some palmettos or sago palms around the main pool. Pool was not the cleanest I've seen.
6-Restaurant was OK. But no breakfast? People who rise early on vacation eat breakfast and a breakfast buffet would have hit the spot.
7-No public restrooms? Unforgivable. One has to return to your room and being in the water, sometimes that was a photo finish.
8-Put in a sauna. Another item that MANY hotels offer.
All in all, it was average. And if I'm paying top dollar, I want more than average. Therefore I will not be back.
stayed for a week in july 2007. awesome hotel! i love the tiki bar, there's nothing better than sitting on the beach with a margarita! very clean, nice rooms. great restaurant. the jacuzzi is no good though. pretty much not even a jacuzzi, it's just a corner of the indoor pool with jets, with no heat. but, that was my only disappointment.
i will be returning summer 2008!
My family stayed at the Golden Sands on Carolina Beach this past weekend.
It was wonderful!
Because we were traveling a distance by car, it was late when we arrived. The gentleman ,who checked us in, was very nice. He even called over to their restaurant and asked them if they could accomodate us, even though it was closing time. Which they did!!
Our room was very clean and comfortable. Sometimes, we don't get enough towels in hotels for our five-member family and when we ask for more it is a hassle. Not here. They accomodated our every request with politeness and efficiency.
I felt safe at this hotel because their security measures were enforced.
There were several valet carts available for luggage.
The jacuzzi pool was a little cooler than I expected but that is only a minor problem. I reccommend this hotel to anyone. If we were ever in the area I would definitely go back!
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