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Castaway Beach Inn

1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (Formerly By the Sea Motel)
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Ranked #45 of 53 hotels in North Myrtle Beach
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When my husband and I stayed here in late March, we personally enjoyed it and I didn't see why so many people had issues. We had actually reserved a room at another hotel, and arriving there much later than expected, the other hotel refused to keep the room for us, and instead they transferred the reservation to this hotel. We... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything that the agent said when I called to book was true..it was quiet, clean, on the beach..very comfortable. .I would definitely stay there again..it was close to restaurant s and shopping and nice balconies to sit and enjoy. .

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Staff was friendly pool was clean everyone accommodating rooms clean and nice will return again next year beach location great liked new paint and updates on motel can't wait to see swim up bar next year

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Allegany, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Picture is old. No heated pool. My "efficiency" had no working microwave, no utensils, 1 cup, no mugs, dirty cracked/chipped plates. Noisy air conditioner/heater. Lazy river not clean. Live-ins on premises noisy & ?able. Poorly lit. No breakfast, no coffee maker. Front desk staff incompetent & "not my job" types. Saw 2 vacationers having major issues on check-in...both left for... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Beach front location nice. Carpet filty, water running down walls, noisy a/c. The web site is very deceiving. Rooms look nothing like what the web site post. Very noisy, lots of construction. We were not told all the construction was going on when we made the reservations. Pool not open and the lazy river was very dirty. Management not very... More

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Cleveland, Georgia
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Beach front location is nice. However, save your money and DO NOT STAY HERE unless you see it first. Just received a new color brochure advertising Castaway Beach Inn. A new name does not a decent hotel make. New brochure last year lured us in and we spent 3 miserable days there and extra charges on our bill. Unless a... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Not family, friendly!!! Please don't be bring kids!! It is a dump!! People live on site and the pictures online are not how it looks in person!! The rooms are all in one so if you take kids you will need a second room. No bath tub, only stand up showers, unhappy!! I would not recommend to any one!!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

originally found this place while looking for a place to stay with a small dog. It is not a fancy place, but was clean and the staff friendly. It reminded me of coming to North Myrtle Beach as a kid. We will definitely be back

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Newton NC
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Yes the price was decent but this place was a dump. Needs to be condemned. Carpet stunk and stained, bed linens were damaged. Terrible odor. One of the maids wanted to fight over a kite that got stuck on our balcony. Said it was hers and she was going to get it. Overall the motel looked like we were in... More

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Eagle Rock, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Another hotel sent us here for one night because of confusion with our reservation. Bikers partying all night, BBQing in the parking lot, and letting off fireworks. Could not have slept even if we had been comfortable and felt safe. We had a kitchenette. Sparing amount of dishes and one spoon. Loud window A/C. Fleas in one of the beds.... More

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Address: 1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 (Formerly By the Sea Motel)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Also Known As:
By The Sea Hotel North Myrtle Beach

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#18 On the Beach Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
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