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“Timeshare Property That Also Rents Extra Rooms” 4 of 5 stars
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Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   911 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Murrells Inlet
Charleston, SC
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Timeshare Property That Also Rents Extra Rooms”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a timeshare property and thus consists of 1 or 2 bedroom units with kitchens, dining areas, and living rooms. A 1 and 2 bedroom unit can be connected to make a 3 bedroom unit. There is a charge for daily cleaning and towel service if you want that but there were plenty of towels so it is not necessary, not to mention more eco-friendly. Each unit has a stacked washer dryer so you could wash your own for less than the charge. If you are staying a week there is one midweek service but we put the "do not disturb" sign on the door as we did not need the place cleaned and I did not want anyone coming in. Housekeeping ended up leaving a large bag of clean towels by our door which we did not use.

An earlier reviewer mentioned that there was no frying pan in the kitchen. We found it, and a pizza pan, in the oven of all places, instead of with the other pots. There are also no more bicycles to use.

There are large whirlpool tubs in the bathrooms and screened in porches. There are two outdoor pools and one indoor heated pool that was quite nice even though the outside temps were in the 40's and 50's. A nice golf course is on site and there is a fitness trail nearby with activity stations along it for a good workout. The property is not on the beach but you are given a pass for Huntington Beach State Park and Myrtle Beach State Park. You are close to the seafood restaurants of Murrell's Inlet but at least a 30 minute drive from the Dinner Shows and Theatres of Myrtle Beach.

For golf and seafood this is an ideal location. For beach and shows I would stay farther north, in Myrtle Beach, on the beachfront.

Now for the negatives. Check in is at 4pm and the lady at the front desk was emphatic about that, even though we arrived at 3:30pm. 30 minutes, really? She also was in a hurry because it was her quitting time. If check in is at 4 it makes no sense for front desk staff to be leaving then. I felt we got the bum's rush during check in and wonder if we were given all the information we should have.

It would have been nice to be provided with written driving directions to grocery stores, restaurants, etc. There is wireless internet but it was useless unless I literally stood at the front door. That was very frustrating as was the lack of a newspaper each day. There is absolutely no sound proofing so I strongly advise asking for a top floor unit. Our upstairs neighbors used their jacuzzi tub at all hours and opened and closed their sliding glass door to the porch at all hours also. You could also hear the golf attendants getting ready for the day very early in the morning.

Our unit had a fake fireplace but we could not use it as it was broken. The TV did not work at first either but regardless of the problem maintenance was there immediately and that was refreshing.

We sat through a timeshare talk for 2 tickets to Pirate Voyage Dinner Theatre. Depending on your point of view it was worth it...

Room Tip: Stay on the top floor for less noise!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

There are bikes to ride that are free. The putt putt course is free. Indoor and outdoor pools. Free admission to a killer state park on the beach close by as well. The three times we have stayed we got a condo room. The entire place is likely condos. They have low rates at times too depending on if they are full or not. The golf course is in great shape and is one of the best on the Grand Strand. We love the entire Murrells Inlet area. It has all of the good features of Myrtle Beach without all of the bad, like college kids, motorcycles, and crippling traffic. Its one of the best deals in vacations. We love it. All three times we have stayed our room had a full kitchen wuth is awesome.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

A great place to stay with lots to do even if the weather doesn't cooperate. Have been here a number of times and hope for many more. Excellent ,helpful, and very knowledgeable staff. Huntington Beach is close by and is a beautiful walk . Lots of good restaurants nearby and I can't say enough about the Murrells boardwalk. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Phase 2 - They all have golf course views.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Great stay. Front Desk was very help. All Staff was helpful. Rooms were great. Very clean and full furnished.
Your should try stay at Ellington for yourself. The Murrells Inlet area is very quiet, and nice. There is a Walmart and at least 2 grocery stores close. Also plenty if places to eat that is resonably price. I reccomend staying at ellington.

Room Tip: I love the golf course side of the timeshare.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My brother gave us a week long stay at Ellington for our honeymoon! My husband loves to golf and I really wanted to go to the mountains... After being there ONE day, I realized, this was the perfect place for us to be. We went to a driving range and to play golf at a nearby course and I had no idea that I would actually enjoy playing golf. We shared my first experience with golf together on our honeymoon... Wonderful place with access to a lot of shops, restaurants and activities. Very pleased and going back for our one year anniversary! Much thankfulness for my family!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mooresville, North Carolina
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Second time to Ellington and as the first, everything was excellent. Many things to do...indoor pool, exercise, and area attractions. We used as a central location and visited other areas in the vicinity. Went to Georgetown for a day, very nice. Restaurants in area have excellent food also.
Definitely will come back.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

My wife doesn't golf. My best friend does. This was a great vacation site, where the guys can golf on many world class courses, the wives can shop till they drop, and we can all take in some very exciting night-time entertainment at the theaters and dinner shows in the area. A great overall experience for couples.

Room Tip: Bottom floors had easy access but could be noisy
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 911 Riverwood Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Murrells Inlet
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Murrells Inlet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Festiva's Ellington at Wachesaw Plantation East is located in the heart of the South Carolina low country. This former fishing village is home to pristine beaches and a number of magnificent golf courses and is the "Seafood Capital of South Carolina."eweThe resort is nestled in an oasis of moss-covered oaks along the Intercostal Waterway, offering guests a retreat from the high-rise buildings and congestion of the Grand Strand yet all of the glitz and glamour of Myrtle Beach is just minutes away. ... more   less 
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