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By a verified traveler on Thu 03 Jan 2019

Hotel Description

Hotel near Carolina Beach in Carolina Beach

Close to the beach

Within a 15-minute walk of the hotel, you'll find Carolina Beach and Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Carolina Beach State Park and Carolina Beach Fishing Pier are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Dining, outdoor pool

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. A picnic area, laundry facilities, and barbecue grills are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 58 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

Room, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$79* Per night/room Mar 10 - Mar 11

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Drifters Reef Hotel ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Drifters Reef Hotel

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

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3 out of 5
You ever wake up from an awesome tonight to no hot water, would have been nice if know what I mean otherwise awesome night

Posted by on Jan 3, 2019

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5 out of 5
The woman at the front desk when I arrived was helpful, efficient & friendly. I was pleasantly surprised by the clean room which had been remodeled & updated since I looked at this place a few years ago. (I lived on the island and was looking for an overflow place for out of town company. At that time, this was scarcely acceptable - not so now - excellent in every way!) There is a dog park which is convenient to the rooms - also clean and well maintained. I travel with my small dog so this is very important. I stayed 3 nights & will definitely return.

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

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2 out of 5

A renovated roach motel

We came down to see a relative graduate. Upon arrival, we liked the way it looked from the outside and it wasn't a total disappointment when we entered out room. It only had two towles, hand soap, and 1/4 of a roll of toilet paper. We continued to overlook the holes in the walls and the soap scum from where tenants past had laid their soap on the counter. As we climbed into bed, we noticed that the comforter was extremely thin and basically was a second sheet. The pillows.... they may as well be thrown away. As we finally laid to sleep, the first thing we noticed was that we could literally hear everything from the room next door. We could even hear them flip the light switch. Minutes later, we got to enjoy the lady next door vomit for 20 minutes. I would not recommend this motel. Any basic quality inn or red roof would seem as a five star hotel in comparison.

Posted by , from Statesville NC on May 7, 2017

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Renovations + Closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from March 1 2021 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Dining venue(s)

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a picnic area are also featured at Drifters Reef Hotel. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Carolina Beach hotel.

  • 58 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2007
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Transport

  • Airport: Wilmington Intl. Airport (ILM) (28.7 km / 17.8 mi)

Room Amenities

Drifters Reef Hotel offers 58 accommodations. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Lazy Pirate - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Beach volleyball on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30.00 per pet, per day
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 25 lbs)
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30.00 per pet, per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.