Like other reviewers, I was initially skeptical of this property based on its incredibly low rates. Hubby and I decided to "splurge" on a 2-bedroom/2-bath street/side ocean view suite in the newer (Palmetto) section for a week in later April-early May, since the rates--booked directly through the hotel's website, and with an "early bird" booking discount--were crazy amazing, and "oceanfront" view for us was not a requirement. We could not have been happier with our selection.
The suite boasted two spacious bedrooms with "en suite" baths--one with a jetted tub!--laundry, a well-equipped kitchen with staineless/granite open to a breakfast bar/eating area and living room. The balcony off the living room provided a great "angled" ocean view looking to the northeast--perfect for sunrises and morning light--while the balcony off the "master" bedroom overlooked Ocean Boulevard and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park (a great sight at night). The suite was entirely floor-to-ceiling windows for amazing views looking inland/to the west, with abundant natural light, and great breezes when both balcony doors were open. The suite was exactly as shown on the hotel's website, no surprises. The beds and bedding were incredibly comfortable, not "hotel standard", with super soft duvets and pillow-top type mattresses.
The property is ideally situated, just one block south of the southern terminus of the newer Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and the 2nd Avenue Pier (great for breakfasts and cocktails!), and thus an easy walk to the center of town for nightlife/arcade amusements. It is also adjacent to the Family Kingdom park and waterslide park, which were not fully open when we stayed (so things were a bit quiet). It is right on the beach. Plenty of pool chairs and pools/spas themselves are large, plentiful, and clean (both outdoor and enclosed).
This is also an amazing smelling hotel, not something you experience too often! Whatever they are piping through their air ducts, it's lovely :o)
My only very minor complaints:
* With this much window space, more attention should be paid to keeping the windows clean. Even though sheers cover all windows, when we did want to open them for brighter views, lots of smudge marks and handprints at kid height.
* Beds were not made every day. We like to pull our covers up to "tidy up" before we leave the room for the morning, but we still thought housekeeping would make the beds up "tight". A call to front desk/housekeeping confirmed that, if made up, they did not touch the beds, until the fourth day when sheets get changed per policy. The rest of the suite was well cleaned and stocked.
* Pool area a bit untidy toward the end of the day, with dirty towels and rubbish left poolside, and no more clean beach towels to be had for the late-day swim. When I alerted the front desk clerk to the situtation, he said he'd have some towels sent down. They never came, and Hubby and I dripped our way back up to room. A look later in the evening showed the situation had not changed.
But overall, this was an amazing find. We will look forward to staying again!
* If sensitive to street noise, and staying in this sort of suite, ask for a high floor
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