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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009
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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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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2009

I would just like to say after reading the reviews I was a little suprised!! My husband and I have stayed in this hotel for 2 years now and are planning a third stay. Everything to us was very clean, the day we arrived we had to wait a little while on our room because they were cleaning it and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2009

I stayed at by the sea on July 3rd and 4th and left on the fifth with my 12 year old her 13 year old friend my 20 month old toddler and my husband. We had read all the bad reviews before we booked but decided to take our chances. Check in was easy the front desk was helpful. Our... More

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wv
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

this place is absolutely horrible.we were covered in bug bites, all over. not even sure what we were being bit by. assuming bed bugs since the beds were about 30 years old. the towels are about as old. they are thin and rough. not good on sun burnt skin. the lazy river is ok if there are 2-3 people in... More

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Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

The pictures online were very misleading to say the least; When we arrived at our room there were several things we noticed,one after the other. A strange musty, mildewy smell, the A/C was not working, several lights did not work..One mattress was ok the other needed replacing. The room was not clean and to make matters worse,a little critter ran... More

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North Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2008

I would just like to say that after reading some of the other reviews I was a little skiptical but...... after checking in my doubts were subsided!! The place was clean, was in a smoking room - with NO ODOR!!, new carpet - wasn't afraid to walk around barefooted! The room had a "few" minor cosmetic blemishes ( nothing to... More

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North Carolina
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2008

Just a few days SHY of ONE Year Ago, My NEW WIFE and I stayed two nights at By The Sea. Five days prior, we were married in Historic Charleston and had lodged in one of the expensive hotels in the Historic District. TRAVELING HOME WE decided to visit Myrtel Beach for a couple of days. We discovered (rediscovered) By... More

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Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2008

When we arrived the room looked like it had not been cleaned for a long time. The sheets were dirty. There was food on the floor. Our complaining was answered with they have no say over who is hired through the NMB cleaning pool for employers??????????Still donot understand that. They did send someone in to change the sheets and try... More

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North Carolina
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2006

My family just returned from By the Sea Motel. I had several problems during our stay: the room was NOT at all clean (there was a chicken bone and Cheerios on the floor, the carpet smelled and was stained and it was just in general dirty), the pool was NOT heated as the ad in 2006 NMB Vistor's Guide states,... More

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Garden City Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2006

My husband and I visited By the Sea for the second time March 23 till April 2. This little motel right on the ocean is the best. Due to family illness we were not able to know in advance how long we would be staying. The Patterson’s were fantastic in working with us. We were able to be on a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2005

My mom and I took my two small children to the beach. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The maid service was good. I like going directly to the beach from the poolside. Not a long walk to take toys and chairs. I also liked the kiddy area in the pool, and the lazy river ride. I will definitely... 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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Also Known As:
By The Sea Hotel North Myrtle Beach

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