While searching out hotels on Carolina Beach I went with the familiar where Vic has his points, which also happened to be beachfront – exactly what I needed!

The Hampton Inn & Suites in Carolina Beach website claims that all of their rooms have an oceanfront balcony, which was just as stated and a welcome sight for these sore eyes. I spent the 2 mornings we were there at its table with my coffee while listening to the glorious sound of pounding waves and people watching.

As usual with the Hamptons we frequent, the room was nicely decorated and as the sign suggested, was sanitized according to the COVID protocol. We were really happy with that. What really surprised us was how nicely stocked the Free Breakfast was, especially during COVID. During my COVID travels I’m usually met with a sorry excuse for that offering, but certainly not here. My husband and I both enjoyed a full breakfast, both hot and cold and pretty good coffee as well. I didn’t even have to go across the street that morning  to the small slow-brew Café for a good cup.

I highly recommend this hotel if your travels ever bring you to Carolina Beach.