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The Reef at South Beach

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Ranked #92 of 214 hotels in Myrtle Beach
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Pam S Man, West Virginia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Man, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an older hotel that could use some remodeling. The room was clean. Amenities were good for children with indoor and outdoor pool. Easy beach access. Staff were friendly. Restaurant had entertainment during the afternoons with contest and singing.

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Pam S, Thank you for staying at the Reef, and for mentioning your clean room and the easy beach access. The hotel has a continual refurbishment program in place, but the Reef is an older hotel. Thank you for mentioning the children's activities, and entertainment around the pool. We hope to see you again real soon. More

Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you're looking for a swanky hotel with all the fancy amenities, then this isn't the place for you. But if you want a nice clean room, friendly staff, indoor/outdoor pool, and easy beach access, then this is the place. I've only stayed here in the winter (so all the summer bars, grills, etc don't apply), but have enjoyed it... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Joanne L, Thank you for writing a review about your repeated stays at the Reef. You expressed it very well...If folks are looking for a new property, or a franchised hotel experience, the Reef is not the right fit. While the hotel is older, the staff is committed to friendly and helpful guest service and a clean, comfortable room.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have never been more grossed out at a hotel in my life. Black mold in bathroom, stain on sheets. Rotten egg smell from a/c, constantly running sink faucet and bathroom light didnt always come on,just starts the list. Front desk people were absolutely non helpful and did not address a single issue. Pool was packed with people who werent... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

AngelaG We regret that you were displeased with the accommodations at the Reef. Upon reading your inflammatory review, we searched through the Manager on Duty log book, but could not identify your reviewer name with a registered guest's room issue. Again, we apologize that you were dissatisfied, but we can find no information to address this. More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visiting Myrtle Beach for USBA Nationals AAU Basketball Tournament and stayed at The Reef Resort. It was a great location and we had a great time. Very kid friendly resort...Live band onsite and oceanfront bar and grill. Very nice.

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Zeehoyle, Thank you for staying at the Reef and for taking the time to write a review. The Reef is really ideal for families. Our children's activities around the pool are engaging, and in addition to the water venues, there is a game room. We hope that you will return again soon. More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, the rate we received was very reasonable and fair and when we first arrived we were happy with our decision. Once we started unloading our bags from the car it took us quite a while to find a baggage cart. when we finally did and got to the elevators we had to wait forever it seemed. During our... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Stephen H, Thank you for staying at the Reef and for mentioning our pleasant front desk staff. We regret that you were displeased with the housekeeping services during your stay. Your review was a good reminder for us to let everyone know that the Reef does not offer full housekeeping services each day. We provide lite service that includes... More

Greensboro, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of this place due to the reviews. I'm so glad I didn't change my reservations. I didn't see any of the "black mold" that was reported by other guests. I had to change the dates of my reservations and the people at the front desk were very nice about it. The... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Cmousenc, Thank you for staying at the Reef and for writing a review. We are glad that you found our staff to be pleasant and helpful, and that your guestroom was clean and comfortable. We strive to monitor and limit the number of guests per room to insure that the elevators and parking are sufficient for all guests. Sometimes,... More

Lexington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was 4 of us that stayed at The Reef on July 6th-10th and overall we were very pleased with our stay. I'm honestly glad we didn't listen to the negative reviews! Some people just look for anything to complain about. From the start the staff at The Reef were very friendly and helpful when we were booking this room.... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Cbcundiff, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a detailed review of your stay at the Reef. We appreciated you noting the cleanliness of your room. As we have stated numerous times, the hotel is not new, but the staff works hard to provide clean and comfortable lodging. It was very gratifying for the team to read... More

Upstate, SC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for a week, the rooms were no doubt cozy to say the least. And it is an older hotel but our room was very clean. Much akin to other reviews the elevator can indeed be very slow at peak times. The pools were very clean and there was easy access to the beach. The fold out couch... More

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Reaper Resistor, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Reef. We appreciated the opportunity to earn your business, and apologize that you experienced a problem with the AC unit. While we strive to make sure that everything is kept in good working order, despite our best efforts, things break. We appreciated you mentioning that while the hotel is... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

May not be the Ritz Carlton, but they don't advertise it to be. Our room was clean and the staff was very friendly. Great view of the beach. Mako's was a nice place to have a cocktail. Guest from other hotels would come to visit the bar.

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Hi Keith, Thank you for being a guest at the Reef and for writing a review of your experience. We appreciated you mentioning the great views from your room. Every room is oceanfront! Glad y'all enjoyed Mako's Oceanfront Bar and Grill. We hope to see you back real soon. More

1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Horrible! I could not believe the condition of this hotel and why is it still open. Paint peeling on walls, mold coming out of the vents, filthy worn out furniture and bedding, filthy carpets, door hinges falling off, and let's not forget bed bugs and out dated decor. Worst place I've ever slept!

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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review

Dear Khalidras, Frankly, we are surprised that TripAdvisor allowed you to post such an inflammatory review. We certainly regret that you did not enjoy your stay. As you will note throughout our TripAdvisor responses, we do not claim to be a new hotel, however, the team strives to provide guests with clean, comfortable and affordable oceanfront accommodations. In regards to... More

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Address: 2101 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Reef at South Beach 2*
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Amenities

Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style
#35 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach #60 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
All our suites are oceanfront with a private balcony. Our comfortable well-equipped rooms have kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers and toasters. Our prime location along the grand strand of Myrtle Beach makes area attractions easily accessible. Award winning entertainment and dining surround you. You can shop at the nearby Coastal Grand Mall and newly built Market Commons. Amusement parks and incredible miniature golf courses thrill the young and the young at heart. It's easy to experience all the fun of Myrtle Beach while staying at The Reef. We also sell tickets to many area shows and attractions, packaging is also available! Oceanfront or indoors, The Reef provides a lot of water fun for everyone. Swim from our oceanfront pool to our indoor swimming area. There you will also want to indulge in one our two relaxing whirlpools. There are 1o swim attractions available to you, including a lazy river and large ocean front kiddie pools! Children will enjoy free daily activities during the summer months and their parents will appreciate a night out while the children are entertained by The Reef staff. ... more   less 
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