Local Hotels

Hotels

For postcard-perfect long weekends, or full week stays that have exceptional access to indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, and amenities, there's nothing quite like the convenience of a stay at a local hotel or motel. A number of area hotels have been welcoming guests for decades, and as a result, vacationers have come back year after year for the fantastic service and the million-dollar views.

Vacation Rental Homes

Vacation Rentals

Visitors are often surprised at the number and variety of weekly vacation rentals throughout the area.. Vacation rentals are, in fact, an increasingly popular accommodation available to vacationers, and visitors will find that the sheer number of rentals available allows them to find an ideal retreat to fit their crew, from quiet condo complexes to brightly colored oceanfront sand castles.

Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach

Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach

Visitors will be an easy stroll away from miles of Cape Fear shoreline as well as top attractions like the restaurants, amusements, shops and activities of the iconic Carolina Beach Boardwalk, with a stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Carolina Beach. This towering resort-quality hotel has a full suite of amenities – both on-site and close to home – to keep visitors entertained for a full fun-filled vacation and then some.

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

The fascinating galleries throughout this extensive complex encourage visitors of all ages to meet and mingle with their aquatic neighbors, from interactive exhibits to "touch tanks" where patrons can have personal encounters with local bamboo sharks. This all-encompassing approach to maritime education has made the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher one of Carolina Beaches' most popular local attractions, and is a fun day trip for any Coastal Carolina visitor who wants to get their feet wet in the unique and varied wildlife habitats located just offshore.

Surfside Motor Lodge

Surfside Motor Lodge

The beach life is simplified at the Surfside Motor Lodge. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach and perched along the oceanfront shoreline, this laid back motel is a nicely accommodating option for vacationers who want to spend long days relaxing on the sand.

Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher

Clean and uncluttered beaches and a remarkable local history combine to make the Fort Fisher State Historic Site one of coastal North Carolina's most treasured barrier island attractions. This incredible locale, just miles away from Carolina Beach, is home to gorgeous stretches of shoreline, thickets of nature trails and live oaks, and the original site of Fort Fisher itself, a relic of the 1800s and an instrumental turning point during the Civil War.

Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

Kure Beach Oceanfront Park

Kure Beaches' newest local hotspot is the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park & Pavilion, a small but welcoming local venue that beacons fans of summer farmer's markets, live concerts, and special, private events in a stunning location.

SeaWitch Motel

SeaWitch Motel

The SeaWitch Motel is a wonderfully central destination for beach lovers to get their toes wet in the cool Carolina Beach oceanfront scene. Located in the heart of this colorful coastal community, and boasting a nicely laid back atmosphere that’s perfect for relaxation, this central motel has one of the best locales on the beach for hours of sunshine and entertainment.

Carolina Beach Inn

Carolina Beach Inn

Visitors who want to soak up the beach life in a quieter and more intimate setting will appreciate the warm and welcoming Carolina Beach Inn. Offering just a handful of guest rooms for visitors, as well as plenty of southern hospitality, this family owned and operated inn is a breath of fresh salt air for vacationers who want to relax, kick off the flip flops, and sample the simple joys of the beach life.

Drifters Reef Motel

Drifters Reef Motel

The colorfully distinctive Drifters Reef Motel is the perfect hideaway for visitors who want to soak up the vibrant beach life of the Cape Fear coastline. Located in the heart of Carolina Beach, and close to a wealth of activities and attractions, this laid back lodging option offers a myriad of ways for visitors to kick off their flip flops and have fun in the sun.

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast

Soak up an authentic sample of the Carolina Beach life with a stay at the inviting Beacon House Inn Bed & Breakfast. Located just a block away from the oceanfront, this charming and vintage 1940s beach house has been converted into a suite of comfortable rooms that are perfect for romantic vacations and getaways that are truly away from it all.

Microtel Inn & Suites Carolina Beach

Microtel Inn & Suites Carolina Beach

Visitors who want to spend a long weekend or a full vacation exploring all the waterfront activities that the cool coastal town of Carolina Beach has to offer will appreciate the location and amenities of the Microtel Inn & Suites Carolina Beach. Located in between the oceanfront and the wide Cape Fear River, this hotel is close to everything, allowing for long days of easy explorations and on-the-water adventures.

Fort Fisher Ferry

Fort Fisher Ferry

Visitors to historic Southport who want to make a beach escape, or Carolina Beach travelers who need an easy yet scenic route to head south will find the Southport / Fort Fisher ferry a convenient yet completely unique way to explore the southern North Carolina coastline. Though just a short 35 minute ride from the mainland to Pleasure Island, (the home of Fort Fisher State Park, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach), this ferry trip nonetheless gives its passengers exceptional views of the Cape Fear River, and an incredible story to take back home.

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area

Military members in need of a beach vacation will find the Air Force Recreation Area in Carolina Beach a welcome home base. A unique mix of cottages, mobile homes, and RV and tent sites, this veritable waterfront resort has a fantastic location and plenty of amenities to make even the weariest military member feel fully refreshed.