I regret that our experience at the Brookwood Inn, Murrels Inlet, SC, was far below expectations. The center piece of our disappointment was the shower; it was filthy and in dangerous repair. Domino-size ceramic tiles with sharp edges lay loose all over the shower floor.
Mildew, evidently growing unchecked for some time, was pervasive on the edges and corners and even the easier-to-reach flat surfaces of the walls.
Both the sink and the shower leaked. The sink, dirty and corroded, had no trap or stopper (a situation totally unacceptable to contact lens users who fear losing the lens down the drain).
The towel racks were loose and/or broken. The carpet was very old, frayed and needing serious attention.
Management was often unavailable. We had to race through check-in due to time issues with a wedding we were participating in on the Garden City Beach. We made the mistake of unloading our luggage w/o inspecting the room. On our return later that evening we discovered how truly un-kept and neglected our assigned room was. Furthermore, it was infested with a variety of insects that ignored us much better than we could ignore them. It was 10:30 PM and the office was dark and locked up.
We endured a restless night, loaded up and checked out the next morning. We insisted on their crediting our credit card, which, I will say gratefully, they did with little protest.
At one time the Brookwood Inn was, and perhaps with some investment and resolve, yet could be, a charming, quiet and rustic motel. Presently, it earns the distinction of being the first establishment I ever felt compelled to issue an alert about via one of these reviews. We will never return!
Mom and Pop establishments, regrettably, are best avoided.
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