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“Great stay in nice resort with friendly staff” 5 of 5 stars
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Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   2311 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #22 of 214 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Blackville, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Great stay in nice resort with friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was mine and my husband's first stay at Compass Cove Resort and we LOVED it!!!!! Friendliest staff we have ever encountered!! Made us feel very welcome! They were very informative in showing/telling us about everything and where everything was. We stayed in the Pinnacle Tower in an oceanfront room. The room was clean and nice. We had one with a mini kitchen and a full size refrigerator. We were on the 3rd floor and when you walked out on our balcony you could see the nice patio to the Crows Nest restaurant which was directly below us and you talk about some good smells! Always smelled good when you walked outside. The room also had a nice flat screen TV. We ate breakfast one morning in the Compass Rose restaurant which was very nice too. Breakfast buffet OR you could order from menu. Food was good and prices reasonable. Everywhere we went in this resort we encountered very friendly people. Staff is right on top of things....we were in the elevator and one of the staff noticed some kind of spill on the floor and he immediately called to have someone clean it up ASAP. That just impressed us cause we had not encountered this kind of promptness before. There were lots of pools and looked like fun things for kids to do too. We stayed out shopping most of the weekend and it was January, even though it was in the 70s, so we didn't use any of the pools but they looked nice. They even had some that were heated. At my first glance upon arrival to Compass Cove I thought it was a smaller hotel because checkin is in one building, but then you realize there are 3 different towers and each tower has its own parking garage too. Only thing is the tower we stayed in, the parking garage stayed full, so we just parked across the street in their overflow parking garage which to me was a little bit bigger, and was only a hop, skip and a jump across the street to your room. We will most definitely stay here again when we come back to Myrtle Beach. We had been staying in a condo in North Myrtle Beach, but not anymore. Compass Cove is also in a great location, close enough to everything, but not jam up in the busiest part of the strip. My husband and I most definitely recommend this resort to anybody who wants to stay at a nice resort and be treated greatly!!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear SJK_11_13,

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a wonderful look into your stay with us here at the Compass Cove. I am glad to see that you you got to see and enjoy most of our amenities. All of us here hope that you have found your new home away from home and we look forward to seeing you soon. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you,

Justin Walton
Night Manager
justin.walton@compasscove.com
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  • Sleep Quality
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Stayed at the Compass Cove in a 3 bedroom oceanfront (north tower) condo in October 2012. What a good time. The price was very reasonable and the unit was beautiful and roomy. Tons of pools and things to do...and the breakfast each morning was delicious and not very expensive. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The only thing bad that I have to say is that I only stayed 1 week and had to head home to get back to work. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear MyrtleBeachLovers2,

We appreciate you taking the time to give us a review of our resort. We are glad to see that you enjoyed all of the amenities, from the pools to our restaurants. It is unfortunate that you had to leave and go back to work! Just remember that we are here whenever you need a break from reality, to be your home away from home. Please feel free to contact me at any time, with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you,

Justin Walton
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ATKINSON, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

first time visiting this hotel and the experience was nice. beds were comfortable, room was clean. only problems were that the ice maker in the refrigerator did not work, and the clerk at the front desk forgot to program our door keys, we couldn't get in, and had to go back to the front desk to have them programmed. other than that, there are no complaints.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Dear NAPALM53,

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your most recent stay with us at Compass Cove. I would like to apologize for the inconvenience you experienced with your room keys but I am glad we were able to fix the problem for you. I hope that you will look to our resort for your next beach vacation, when you are in need of some rest and relaxation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Thank you,

Justin Walton
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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

We have been going to Compass Cove for years with Grand-children. But this time it was just the 2 of us. We were greeted by Chris which made us feel very Welcome, the room was perfect had a Great Ocean View, everyone was friendly. The pools, lazy river and hot tubs were perfect to enjoy. Hope we can go back soon.... Perfect get away for adults and kids.... LOT'S TO DO ON PROPERTY... Food really good there too....

Room Tip: We stayed on 15th floor Ocean View Room. Was very quiet ....
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  • Stayed January 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Cathy L,

We are so glad to hear that you have been choosing Compass Cove for the past few years as your choice destination when visiting the Myrtle Beach area! We hope that you enjoyed your stay with us just as much if your grandchildren were here. As you know, we take great pride in our guest services and are thrilled to hear that Chris was welcoming and accomodating! We will gladly pass along your comments to him as well as our entire staff. We want to thank you for taking the time to let us know how yet another experience at Compass Cove was, and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Caitlin Newman
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Florence, South Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

If your kids like to swim like mine do, they'll love Compass Cove. We visit several times each winter. Security is awesome, too. They make you feel very safe from theft. The travel ladies will bend over backwards to help you find fun things to do no matter what time of year.

Room Tip: Pinnacle Corner suites are nice and roomy for a crowd.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
Dear Jeffrey D,

Thank you so much for your review of your recent stay with us at Compass Cove! We are thrilled to hear that you are able to visit several times during the winter months and that you and your children are able to enjoy your stay! We are so glad that our Loss Prevention officers were able to make your stay the most relaxing and comfortable it could be! We hope that you can come stay with us in the Spring and Summer months and enjoy the beautiful weather with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,

Caitlin Newman
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Bergenfield, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

The resort was great! We went for a weekend in January. The room was clean and comfortable we had the 3 berm ocean front in the Mariner building. The view was amazing double balcony. The indoor pools were great and so warm. The parking garage was very convenient. The breakfast at the resort was very economical for a family of 5 we had the buffet. The service was excellent from the front desk to the restaurant. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Alilex9,

Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know how your weekend getaway at Compass Cove was! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, from your accommodations all the way to the breakfast buffet in the Compass Rose! It is great to hear that you were able to take advantage of the indoor pools and that you found our parking garage convenient. We hope when visiting the Myrtle Beach area that you choose Compass Cove as your home away from home! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Caitlin Newman
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

LOVED THIS PLACE!!! First time and I hope will not be the last. The room was excellant complete with everything we needed. More than what we expected! The bathroom, tub and shower spotless, excellant! Towels and linen just excellantly clean!! And the view of the ocean and morning sunrise just breath taking. Excellant staff and housekeeping! LOVED IT!!!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Terry M,

Thank you so much for letting us know how your first visit with us at Compass Cove was. We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful 35th anniversary and hope that we can become your choice destination when visiting the Myrtle Beach area. Here at Compass Cove, we take great pride in our standards of cleanliness, as well as our staff, and are so glad that you found each at a level of excellence! Your comments will be passed on to all and we hope that we have the chance to accommodate you in the near future! Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience and Happy 35th anniversary!

Sincerely,

Caitlin Newman
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Address: 2311 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#10 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#25 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#31 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 537
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family favorite, conveniently located near the heart of Myrtle Beach, The Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort has been entertaining the Grand Strand and Myrtle Beach area visitors for generations. Accommodations include one, two & three bedroom condos, efficiencies and suites along 720 feet of oceanfront beach. Compass Cove is known for its array of amenities including their 23 pool features. Race down 2 water slides, splash about in 6 indoor and outdoor pools, relax and drift down 3 indoor and outdoor lazy rivers, soak away your worries in several jacuzzi hot tubs, and much more. ... more   less 
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