Carolina Beach hotels

Search hundreds of travel sites at once for hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Bundle your hotel + flight and save!

Thu 9/28
Mon 10/2
...and more

Let KAYAK do the searching

Save on your next stay

Search and compare hundreds of travel sites at once for hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina

We’re completely free to use – no hidden charges or fees

Filter by free cancellation, free breakfast and more

Bundle your flight + hotel and save

Good to know

Low season


High season


Average price (weeknight)


Average price (weekend night)

Cheapest month to stay with an average 31% drop in price.
Most expensive month to stay with an average 21% rise in price.
Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.
Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

Best Carolina Beach hotels

Most recommended Carolina Beach hotels

Show all
Courtyard Carolina Beach - Carolina Beach - Bedroom
Courtyard Carolina Beach
8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
Drifters Reef Hotel - Carolina Beach - Bar
Drifters Reef Hotel
6.9 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Beach House
7.7 Good
Free Wi-Fi

How much is a Carolina Beach hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

3 stars

When to book a hotel in Carolina Beach

Price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
Average nightly price per month
Average nightly price

Top tips for finding Carolina Beach hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Carolina Beach, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Carolina Beach in January and November.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Carolina Beach if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 4 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Carolina Beach hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Carolina Beach found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $114, while the most expensive was $612.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Carolina Beach for 1 day.
  • If you are an avid hiker, make sure to look for Carolina Beach hotels that are near the Carolina Beach State Park, as this area has many nice trails for you to enjoy. The Drifters Reef Hotel is a charming choice that is less than a 10-minute drive from here and also offers complimentary parking.
  • To be just a short drive from various restaurants, try to stay somewhere near the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, as there are quite a few eateries here. There is the Dry Dock Inn, a chic option that is only around a 5-minute drive from both the boardwalk and the Carolina Beach State Park.
  • Visitors that plan on spending their trip on the water can always stay right near the Carolina Beach Lake Park, which is a great place for sunbathing and swimming. The Coles Motel and Pool is close-by and has quite a few rooms that have balconies.
  • Those that are history buffs can stay somewhere close to the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society, a museum that is dedicated to teaching visitors about the area. The Golden Sands Oceanfront Hotel is a nice option that is around a 4min drive from here and offers free luggage storage.
  • To enjoy some fishing, you can always look for Carolina Beach hotels that are near the Carolina Beach Inlet. The Beau Rivage Golf & Resort is nearby and also only a 10-minute drive from the ​​Carolina Beach State Park.
  • For families visiting Carolina Beach, one of the things you could do to entertain the kids is to take a guided tour through the Carolina Beach State Park with a ranger who will describe the range of carnivorous plants that grow in the park. The Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carolina Beach is a 3-star hotel that is located a 4-minute drive away from the park and has family rooms.
  • If you want to stay near the activity of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, think about staying at the 3-star Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront, which is within walking distance of the boardwalk, lined with shops, restaurants and stalls selling home-made cakes and fudge and the usual seaside funfair entertainment activities.
  • For visitors who would prefer the calm waters of a lake, why not stay near the Carolina Beach Lake Park which is a fresh-water lake that is set back two blocks from the Atlantic shoreline. You can walk or run around the edge of the lake on the Fitness Loop or you can hire paddleboats to venture out onto the lake. A good hotel to stay in nearby is the 2-star Carolina Beach Inn, which is a 2-minute drive from Carolina Beach Lake Park.
  • If you would like to stay in a hotel that has direct beach access to Carolina Beach, you could consider staying in The Seawitch Motel – a budget 2-star hotel that is situated right on the shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. This motel is also situated within walking distance of various restaurants and bars.
  • For those who want to stay at a hotel that has the most amenities on site, you could book into the 3-star Golden Sands Motel, which has both an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness center, a restaurant and a tiki bar, all within the premises of the hotel. Located facing the ocean, this hotel has some rooms with a sea view.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Carolina Beach

  • What is the best area to look for Carolina Beach hotels for scenic views?

    To be in a scenic part of the city, you will want to look for hotels that are close to the water. There is the Hampton Inn & Suites Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach that offers guests beautiful views and is also just a short drive from downtown Wilmington.

  • Which hotels in Carolina Beach are great for families?

    Those that are visiting the area with little ones can always book a hotel that is just a short distance from Mike Chappell Park, which has a large playground. If you book the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Wilmington West - Medical Park, you will be near here.

  • Which part of Carolina Beach has budget-friendly lodging options?

    For budget-friendly lodging, stay somewhere in the northern part of the city, as there are many affordable choices here. The Baymont by Wyndham Wilmington is a comfortable yet cheap option that is still just a short drive from the city center.

  • Where should I book Carolina Beach hotels to be close to a variety of shops and boutiques?

    If you plan on doing some shopping during your trip, try to stay somewhere that is close to the city center, as this is where you will find a variety of boutiques and shops to enjoy. For example, there is the SpringHill Suites by Marriott Wilmington Mayfaire that is a reasonable driving distance from a variety of stores to browse through.

  • Which hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina have a sea view?

    The Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach is a 3-star hotel that is situated on the Carolina Beach and has views over the Atlantic Ocean from a number of its rooms. The majority of rooms have balconies so you can sit and admire the views of the sea.

  • Which hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina include breakfast in the price?

    The Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast is a good option if you want a hearty breakfast. This cozy inn includes in the price of its room a full breakfast every day that includes a mug of freshly ground, gourmet coffee.

  • Which hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina are good for families?

    The 3-star Oceaneer Motel is perfect for families as each room has a microwave and a refrigerator which means that emergency snacks and meals can easily be prepared if you stock up on groceries before arriving. This hotel also has apartments available for larger families.

  • Which hotels in Carolina Beach, North Carolina onsite parking?

    The 3-star Drifters Inn Hotel, which is just a 3-minute drive away from the Atlantic shoreline and Carolina Beach, has free public parking onsite and it is not necessary to make a reservation in advance.

  • What are the best hotels near Carolina Beach?

    Courtyard Carolina Beach, Drifters Reef Hotel and Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront are very popular with users who want to stay within walking distance of Carolina Beach.

  • How much does a hotel cost in Carolina Beach?

    Although the average price for a double room in Carolina Beach is $234, $92 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • Are hotels in Carolina Beach safe during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis?

    Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Carolina Beach. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Which freebies do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Carolina Beach?

    KAYAK users look for a hotel in Carolina Beach with free breakfast or free parking. Top-rated options with free free breakfast in Carolina Beach include Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Carolina Beach Oceanfront, while popular hotels with free parking in Carolina Beach include Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast and Drifters Reef Hotel.

  • Which amenities do KAYAK users look for when booking a hotel in Carolina Beach?

    The most sought-after amenities KAYAK users looked for in their hotel in Carolina Beach are: beachfront and pet friendly.

  • How do I find a hotel in central Carolina Beach?

    After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Carolina Beach districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Carolina Beach city center.

  • How can I find hotels near me?

    Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

  • Are there Carolina Beach hotels with free parking?

    There are many hotels in Carolina Beach that offer both parking and free parking. Popular choices among KAYAK users include Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast, Drifters Reef Hotel and The Beach House.

Where to stay in Carolina Beach?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Carolina Beach by showing you the exact location of each hotel.