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“First time to Myrtle Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

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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 #24 of 214 hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Manassas, Virginia
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
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“First time to Myrtle Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Returned yesterday from an extended weekend in MB. I selected Compass Cove based on TripAdvisor comments and found it to be a very good choice. Our best experience was checking in. Clarissa K. was friendly, very patient and helpful answering all my questions about things to do in the area. Her badge said she was in training but you would not have known it by the way she answered specific questions about the hotel. She manuevered us around areas under construction for improvement expertly. We asked for a room as high up as possible and she ensured we had one at the top. The room was what I expected for a beach community - a little beat up around the edges but very clean and adequately sized for a family with grown teenagers. Housekeeping missed cleaning the room one day which is not a problem to me (I know it can be to some). We did need a fresh set of towels which were delivered in seconds. The only suggestion that I might make is that it would have been nice to have some coffee packets in the room. We had to run to the grocery store (which there is a little spot about a block south - Lauren's Market) which was convenient. We would definitely go back!

Room Tip: Select a room at about the 8 - 10 level. We were at the 15th and it was just a little too high.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Dear ART1962,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your first visit to Myrtle Beach and to Compass Cove. We would like to apologize for housekeeping missing your room one day but are glad they were able to get you taken care of. We do hope to see you again if you return to Myrtle Beach. Thanks!

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

My hubby and I just got back from our vacation yesterday and we had a blast! Compass Cove was a family recommendation and if you sign up for their e-newsletter you can get some pretty awesome deals. This was both of our first time at Myrtle Beach and we loved it! The hotel is literally right on a huge stretch of beach and on a road with lots of places to eat and fun things to do. We went away from the beach for most of our meals and entertainment but we still have a pretty good list of things to do next time we are there, yes there will be a next time. Honestly we didn't spend a lot of time in our room or at the hotel but the staff we did encounter was very friendly, someone made a mess right outside of our room and it was cleaned up very quickly. We had breakfast everyday and although it's not the most amazing food I have ever had, they serve a large variety and it's buffet style which is a crowd pleaser. We don't have children but it was VERY kid friendly and they even have DVDs you can rent for free to watch in your room if it rains. There are two little restaurants in the hotel that have daily food and drink specials but we didn't get a chance to try them.All in all this is a pretty nice place to stay and Myrtle Beach is a really fun little city to visit :).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Dear Michaela W,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are excited to see that you enjoyed your first stay with us. We look forward to hosting your future adventures in the Myrtle Beach area. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A great place to stay. Lots of supervision throughout the complex and helpful staff. Plenty of water for the whole family to enjoy.
Great beach front views.
If you stay here, ocean front is the place to be. Why save a few dollars and not see the ocean??

Room Tip: Ocean front the place to be and see
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear meggie0214,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us and we appreciate your continued patronage. We look forward to being your first choice destination when you return to the Myrtle Beach area. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

Have stayed here at least the past 5 years - 1-2 times a year - girls long weekends - sometimes the guys go also - Great accommodations - people very eager to please - lots to do on site - never have to leave if want to veg out - Breakfast buffet a must to start day - then you don't need anything else until dinner - great if kids go - lots for them to keep busy with - get a ground floor room and don't have to deal with the elevator - walk out to lazy river or pool or beach - from room.
Best way to go.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear CRITIC1OF2,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your most recent stay with us. We would also like to thank you for your continued patronage. We look forward serving you and yours for years to come. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Joe Gibbons
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Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

I must give my wife credit on booking this stay. The hotel is right on the beach. The drinks were great not watered down. The food was typical bar type food as much as expected. It was tasty, hot and fresh. They do a breakfast buffet but we never made it down there we brought some breakfast items. The rooms were a decent size and I was surprised that they have a fridge and stove and an oven!!! The shower reminded me of the showers you see on a cruise slightly awkward and the jet sprays so hard. The hot tubs were awesome, the lazy river was small but cool. I would definitely stay here every time I come into town. It's not a luxury hotel it's cool beachy hotel. Remember when you go to the beach your there for the beach not a hotel room!!

  • Stayed April 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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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear XxPelottexX,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to see that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to being your first choice destination when you visit the Myrtle Beach area. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Lexington, SC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We arrived on a Friday evening approx. 8 pm., we waited in the check in line for 35 minutes! The front desk was overloaded and as they pointed it "this is normal".
The room was clean, Pinnacle Bldg double Efficiency, the bathroom was so small that you could have one foot in the shower, sit on the toilet and have the other foot at the sink. The kitchen part was so small, even though we brought some frozen food to put in the oven, we chose not to. No coffee or filters, but there was a coffee maker?
The pools were plentiful, but their sizes were extremely small. The lazy river was as wide as the tube. My concern in having such small pools was cleanliness, which was unfounded since my one daughter received a rash from the chlorine the first hour she was in the pool.
The breakfast (not included in price) was worth the $8.95/adult price. It was good and they kept it stocked with fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, etc. We were very surprised and pleased.
Conclusion: If you are accustomed with staying at any of the major chain hotels or renting from private vacation rental owners, you will positively be disappointed.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Dear LTAB,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to see that your stay with us was not an enjoyable one. We pride ourselves on providing a clean resort and great customer service. We would like to apologize that your stay with us did not live up to your expectations nor ours. We do hope that if you return to the Myrtle Beach area that you find it in your heart to give us a second chance.

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

It was our first to compass cove and we LOVE IT !!! My husband and I along with our kids will be back. We recommend compass cove to all who want to experience this nice place.The BEST part about this hotel was their pool and lazy river which my kids love. We can not wait until our next trip to compass cove.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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CompassCoveResort, Rooms Division Manager at Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort, responded to this review, April 30, 2013
Dear Sarim K,

Thank you for choosing Compass Cove and taking the time to write this review. We are thrilled to see that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to being your first choice destination when you visit the Myrtle Beach area. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon!

Joe Gibbons
Rooms Division Manager
Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
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Additional Information about Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort

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:
#5 Green Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#8 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#13 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#19 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#27 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort 3*
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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