Ocean views, luxury amenities and thoughtfully designed spaces abound in Carolina Beach. Whether you’re looking for a full-service hotel or a cozy vacation rental to make yourself at home, our laid-back beach town offers the perfect place to stay for all types of visitors. Read on to discover some of the top hotel and rental options – according to TripAdvisor and Airbnb reviews and ratings and local vacation rental companies – to find just the right place to rest your head.

Suite Escape

If your dream coastal getaway consists of waking up to an oceanfront balcony and lounging poolside, get to know the Courtyard Marriott Carolina Beach Oceanfront. The modern rooms and suites feature private balconies with unmatched views of the Atlantic Ocean, and the beach is mere steps away. Unwind by the heated indoor pool or the seasonal outdoor pool, and recharge with a cocktail or delicious dish from the on-site bistro.


A memorable beach getaway awaits you at the Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront. Kick back at the oceanfront pool or enjoy a relaxing beach day using the hotel’s direct beach access. Then sample something from the Tiki Bar and cozy up at night by the fire pit.


Both options are ideally located near the popular Carolina Beach Boardwalk and within walking distance of many restaurants, sweet shops and other local attractions.


Quiet Beach Retreat

The Carolina Beach Inn, a family-owned short term rental property, is perfect for couples and small families. This pet-friendly inn offers four suites and eight rooms ranging from different room amenities and various sizes to accommodate families. Couples will love the Innkeeper's Suite, which features large living space and a private deck overlooking a flower garden off the master bedroom. 

Home Away from Home

If you’re looking for a space that offers all the comforts of home, try a vacation rental from Bryant Real Estate. The Carolina Surf is a three-bedroom, top-floor condo featuring bright, airy open space and panoramic views of the ocean from the covered balcony. The new building offers luxury amenities like a walk-in shower, in-unit washer and dryer, 4K TV and high-speed internet, perfect for a stay of any length for up to six guests. 

Carolina Surf - Bryant Real Estate


Make yourself at home in The Sailor’s Lodge, an updated classic beach cottage located right on the deep-water canal of Carolina Beach. Sunsets are best enjoyed from the waterfront deck, where you can watch the boats pass by. The well-equipped kitchen is ideal for prepping family meals, and the outdoor shower is a lifesaver after sandy days at the beach.

The Sailors Lodge - Bryant Real Esate


The "License to Chill" at Carolina Bay is located in a waterfront condo community with a pool, picnic grounds, clubhouse, boat slips and marina. Beautifully decorated and offering both ocean and canal views, this rental also includes a gas grill, bikes, beach chairs and a beach cart for a fun-filled getaway.

Carolina Bay - Byrant Real Estate


Additional vacation rental options can be found with Carolina Beach Realty. For big families or groups, A View to Sea, a seven-bedroom, six-bathroom oceanfront house, is a dream come true. Constructed in 2021, it has a private pool, hot tub and private beach access. Ideal for accommodating large parties, A View to Sea is pet-friendly and has a well-equipped kitchen, ping pong table, air hockey table, plenty of outdoor seating and a grill.


If Airbnb is more your speed, there are many highly rated rental houses from Superhosts like In the Heart of CB. With its 4.98-star rating, this popular beach house is centrally located within walking distance of many of Carolina Beach’s best attractions, including the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and the beach. The house has a full kitchen and can accommodate up to six guests, and it is pet-friendly. The front porch is perfect for relaxing on the patio furniture and enjoying the ocean breeze.

For spectacular views of the ocean, check out the Best Location on the Island located on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk and close to nearby restaurants, entertainment and shops. This completely remodeled condo boasts a 4.95-star rating, a private seaside balcony and entrance and nearby beach access. The rental also has access to a shared pool and lawn, perfect for soaking up the sun. It can accommodate up to four guests and offers a full kitchen, high-speed Wi-Fi, TV and more.


Whether you’re traveling as a family, a couple or with a group of friends, discover the perfect lodging option for your next trip. Discover even more amazing places to stay on our website.