North Carolina Beaches

Old May 19th, 2008, 06:08 PM
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North Carolina Beaches

We have enough points to stay at a Marriott brand hotel this summer. We'd like to use it at a North Carolina beach. Any suggestions? We've heard great things about the Outer Banks, but there are no Marriotts that I can tell. Thanks.
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:55 PM
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There is a Marriott property in Carolina Beach--near Wilmington.
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You are correct. There are no Marriotts on the Outer Banks. The property on Carolina Beach is a Marriott Courtyard.
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There might be one at Wrightsville or in the town of Wilmington.
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You may want to broaden your search to South Carolina too.
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There are no Marriotts in either Wilmington or at Wrightsville Beach

www.marriott.com and input just a state and hit "find"
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Old May 20th, 2008, 08:11 AM
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Please keep in mind most NC beaches are cottage/condo based places that tend to be more family-oriented. Hotels are more prominent in the Myrtle Beach (SC) area. I'm having a hard time even coming up w/a hotel on the beach, let alone a Marriott property.
 
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Disappointingly, there are several big, new hotels on the beach in the Outer Banks. None is a Marriott though.
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I assume you are referring to the Hilton Garden Inn in KH/SS?
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Would the Residence Inn by Marriott qualify? The one at Wrightsville Beach is very clean and nice, though the manager can be a bit of a PITA. But I'd still go back, as it's right across a bridge from the beach.
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Dukey - And the Hampton Inn on Pine Island. Caps off the 3 mile row of McMansions wonderfully. Not.
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 07:40 PM
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Thanks for the info. I was reading old reviews of Carolina Beach and it's kind of a mixed bag, but probably our best choice if we go that route. Thanks.
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Actually would "you" recommend Wilmington (Wrightsville Beach) over Carolina Beach? Thanks
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Old May 22nd, 2008, 08:18 PM
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DaniQuast, many consider Wrightsville Beach to be one of the nicest on the Carolina coast. (Certainly the most expensive to stay at! ) We've stayed at the Residence Inn - Wrightsville three summers now.
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I've been going to Carolina Beach for about 8 years (I live in NorCal). I find it very relaxing--but I'm in a beach house with friends. This is a very family friendly area.
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