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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 July 13, 2014
Michael C Rock Hill, South Carolina
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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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

When we arrived they messed up our reservations which actually was a plus for us. I have never seen such a nasty hotel. It was filthy and stains were everywhere.. Beds, towels, even the ceiling was nasty.. Very poorly cleaned and maintained. The website is very deceiving do not waste your time unless you enjoy sleeping in filth.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First ever trip to Myrtle and not a good experience with the place we stayed...One roach in the kitchen, one roach in the bathroom, shower faucets leaked when running and flooded the bathroom floor, (complained but no money back for us)... no swim up beach bar or cabana, curtain does not completely cover the window. location was good but that... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The management was very helpful while we were dealing with a crisis. Upon arrival, the manager allowed us to check in 4 hours early due to the fact that we had to get our van repaired. They gave us the name of a local mechanic they often used and he came and got the van from the lot. They offered... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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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
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By The Sea Hotel North Myrtle Beach

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