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"Great fast experience from the desk to the room. Desk clerk was full of helpful info about the beach and extras. We celebrated our 5th anniversary her ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 16 Sep 2021

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Hotel Description

Motel near Carolina Beach Boardwalk in Carolina Beach

Close to the beach

You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Carolina Beach Boardwalk and 2 miles (3 km) of Carolina Beach State Park with a stay here. Carolina Beach Fishing Pier and Freeman Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

2 outdoor pools

This motel's 2 outdoor pools and seasonal outdoor pool are among the featured amenities. Guests will appreciate free perks like free self parking and WiFi in public areas. A picnic area, express check-out, and barbecue grills are also on offer.

Standard Single Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$80* Per night/room Oct 3 - Oct 4

Signature Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Comfort Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Honeymoon Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.BunkBed.Singular Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Dry Dock Inn ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.4 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Dry Dock Inn

Everyone (12) Family (5)
2 out of 5
I didn't like the fact that I was unable to sleep due to horribly loud noises. It sounded like a train or motorcycle was going to come through the wall. It was so bad that I left at 4 this morning 9/8/22 to come home.

Posted by on Sep 8, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 8, 2022 by Dee

We're sorry you couldn't sleep due to external noises beyond our control- sometimes beach goers can be loud and create a noisy outdoor environment, but it really shouldn't reflect poorly on our establishment. Wouldn't you agree?

5 out of 5
Great fast experience from the desk to the room. Desk clerk was full of helpful info about the beach and extras. We celebrated our 5th anniversary here and Dry Dock was the only place who didn't double the price for only staying two nights. Hebrews scripture on the front sign made us feel we were in the right place. The only downer was the group next to us seemed to be there only to smoke. I know everyone needs to enjoy their trip but we were never able to use the 2nd floor seats beside our door. Policy says no smoking inside the rooms,however a designated smoking area would be nice. Just my thought. We will use Dry Dock again soon.

Posted by on Sep 16, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 18, 2021 by Dry Dock Staff

Thank you for your review. We will take your suggestion under advisement. We hope to see you again soon!

2 out of 5
Cockroach in room. Woman at front desk would not let me wait in lobby for an uber

Posted by on May 22, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 24, 2021 by Dry Dock Staff

Thank you for your response. We will address the issues you mentioned.

4 out of 5
Great location and good for what I paid. Clean room

Posted by on Apr 19, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 19, 2021 by Dry Dock Staff

Thank you for taking time for a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and hope to see you again soon!

4 out of 5
The location was great! It was within walking distance to everything.

Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 29, 2020

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5 out of 5
Staff was all very friendly & helpful. Loved staying there !

Posted by on Aug 6, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 6, 2019 by Crystal

Thank you for your post. We appreciate your business and feedback! We hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5
Double room was super nice and exceptionally clean, this place is more than expected and I hope to be able to return soon, As a rating of 1-5 stars, I'd have to say 6! SO much more than expected at the remarkably affordable price, I simply cannot say how much I appreciate the owner and all staff including housekeeping because they were absolutely awesome! I live on disability and can't afford the high priced hotels, but this Dry Dock had the feeling of a luxury hotel on an economy wallet, but what I think the one thing I liked best is that all the staff make you feel like a person and not just a statistic.

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 19, 2019 by Crystal

Thank you for your kind words! This is exactly how we hope each guest feels when staying at Dry Dock. We do hope to see you again soon!

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 14, 2019 by Debbie

We would love to hear why you were dissatisfied, so we can correct it. Cannot track that you were a customer at our establishment. Thank-you

4 out of 5
Although we asked for towels to be changed out in just a few minutes when we’d be leaving for the day, when y’all s sweet housekeeping crew knocked on the door, but they never came back...:/ but not a tragedy.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019

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Apr 21, 2019 by Debbie

Thank-you for taking the time to write a review. I first apologize for the inconvenience that may have caused you and it will be addressed. We do hope you visit again. We are always trying to improve for our guests.

Property Features

Dry Dock Inn offers its guests 2 outdoor swimming pools and a seasonal outdoor pool. WiFi is free in public spaces. Dry Dock Inn also features barbecue grills, a picnic area, and express check-out. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Carolina Beach motel.

  • 37 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Dry Dock Inn offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. Televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Carolina Beach motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Wardrobe or closet

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a seasonal outdoor pool.

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

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surfing/bodyboarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ziplining nearby

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests driving to the property should contact this property in advance.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit 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 and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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 is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. 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. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property follows sanitization practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
  • 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
  • Smoke detector
  • Children stay free

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Service fee: 7 percent

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

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

  • Late check-out fee: USD 50.00

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

Hotel Names

  • Dry Dock Vacation Club Motel Carolina Beach
  • Dry Dock Vacation Club Motel
  • Dry Dock Vacation Club Carolina Beach
  • Dry Dock Vacation Club
  • Dry Dock Inn Motel
  • Dry Dock Vacation Club
  • Dry Dock Inn Carolina Beach
  • Dry Dock Inn Motel Carolina Beach

You should know

  • The seasonal pool will open in April and close in October.
  • Pool access available from 9 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Dry Dock Inn.
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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.