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“Great Vacation at Sea Watch” 4 of 5 stars
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Sea Watch Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   161 Sea Watch Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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Ranked #49 of 215 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Creedmoor, North Carolina, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Vacation at Sea Watch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I rated this resort very good due to the location and the number of pools for the kids. The hot tubs were always clean and working. The property was keeped clean with the number of people that were there.We like the soft lounge chairs better than the hard plastic other hotels use. The room was a bit cramed, so next time we will get a one bedroom.Overall
had a very nice time at Sea Watch. Staff very helpful .
Erikka at front desk made check out easy. Thank You.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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gsmsw, Front Office Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Marcie S Thank you for your comment, We appreciate your feedback on how we can give you and your family a outstanding vacation experience. Maria Foxworth
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

I rated this very good primarily due to the location of the resort and the number of pools and hot tubs available. Very short walk to the beach and the staff (primarily the security around the pool) was very friendly. The beach front had the typical beach chair / umbrella rentals that coverd the entire length of the beach. No big deal, just had to setup our umbrella behind them.

The room itself was average at best. The furniture was dated, the door hardware and safe were pretty beat up and the kitchen was builder grade.

When I reserved the room, they recommended that I request the south tower which is closer to the activities and facilities. i.e. the restaurant that we didn't use. It was OK, but we were on the 11th floor and it was very noisy on our balconey when the restaurant was operating. From a distance, the north tower looks a lot nicer. I never got a chance to look around, but if we stay here again I would request the north.

Room Tip: Ask about the north tower. It looks nicer than the south from the outside and is probably quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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gsmsw, Front Office Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Thank you for your comment. We appreciate your feed back on how we can better our resort and give you and your family a outstanding vacation experience. Our North tower is the tower which has the restaurant and other amenities. According to the guest the south tower is considered to be more quiet. We would love to have the opportunity to answer any questions you may have. Feel
free to give us a call. Thank you Maria Foxworth
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Carlisle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed here for one week. Views were amazing. We had a studio on the 15th floor. Didn't use housekeeping much but they always took our trash and offered fresh towels. Buffet breakfast was ok. Honestly I feel it is overpriced but was convenient. Front desk staff was always helpful and friendly. My daughter and I loved the poolside DJ on Tues and Thurs. We wish he was there everyday! Will def return to SeaWatch next vacation.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Greenville, NC
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We are frequent guests to Sea Watch, and always have a wonderful experience. Besides the beautiful location and our favorite studio apartment (1703), the thing that makes it so great is the friendly and helpful staff. They truly seem to enjoy working together to make the environment a fun place for guests. A few staff in particular are terrific, including breakfast staffers Marvin (great omelettes!), Tim (makes the best waffles!), Robert, Debbie, Tracy, Steven (awesome service!), and Jesse at the Tiki Bar (love the chocolately drinks!). We are so grateful for many years of incredible memories!

Room Tip: If you want a studio, 1703 in the North Tower is the best by far!!
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  • Stayed August 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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gsmsw, Front Office Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, November 7, 2013
Ms Ganter we would like to thank you for your comments and continuing to come back and stay with us at Sea Watch Resort. We try very hard to meet the needs of you and your family while you are here. The kitchen staff take great pride in serving you and your family for breakfast. We hope to see you back soon Maria Foxworth
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West Seneca, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hubby and I stay in North Myrtle Beach yearly to visit family, we do typically visit in September, during the "off-season" so this was a new experience for us.

The check-in process was questionable, we were greeted by a very friendly young lady and given all relevant information for getting settled with the exception of how to get a luggage cart t get our stuff up to the 14th floor. Turns out the carts are all on the GROUND level and NOT at Lobby level where you actually check\ in. Little bizarre that the front-desk was not aware of that.
The parking ramp is on levels G, L and 3, seems that most park on level 3, that's all sun, usdt sayen. There was always ample parking availability.
In addition, the phones had been knocked out earlier in the week due to a storm so there no was no telecommunications within the resort. FYI, we were there for 8 days and there was still no telephone service within the hotel. Makes it difficult if you need more towels. Whatever, not the resort's fault but you have to wonder how they were taking reservations and cancellations. Eight days with no phone service. HMMMMMM

Based on Trip Advisor recommendations, we reserved an upper floor n the North Tower, 1405. Was not real pleased initially being that it was right near the elevators, I typically request something more down the hall. The room location wasn't all that bad until the following weekend when the kids began running down the hall late at night.

The ice machines on our floor never worked, thankfully they unplugged it at some point since it just kept running, again, right outside our door.

The room layout is unusual, in my opinion, in that the bed is situated as you first enter the room. Again, this was the concern with being so close to the elevators. The bathroom is in the middle directly across from from the full kitchen, including full fridge and dishwasher, and then the dining/living space closest to the balcony and beach.

The room was very clean. It has plenty of electrical outlets and lighting is very accessible.
Our safe had some issues, it would not accept many numbers.

Our room was entirely tiled, no carpets whatsoever. We are used to that from other Caribbean resorts but some may find that dangerous as it is very slippery. We laid towels near the sliding doors and in front of the sink to prevent falls.

The pool chair hounds are in full swing here at Seawatch and until the resort does something about it be sure to get your towel out there early, especially on the days the DJ will be there, typically Tuesday and Thursday. Surprisingly, we didn't see any entertainment n the weekends, must be transition day.

The staff are all very friendly and there is security at the pool during all open hours.

We did not eat on the resort, with the exception of the ice cream shop (YUMMY) so I will not comment on the food. I can say that based on my observations, they are open for breakfast and lunch was somewhat unpredictable as far as being available. ????

The beach is beautiful and there is plenty of room for everyone.
The North Tower is definitely more busy and "family orientated". The Tiki Bar is located on the North side as is the main lobby, exercise room, ice-cream shop and restaurant. In addition, the pool in front of the north tower gets more sun. The South Tower was ore quiet and gets shaded much earlier, around 2pm in August, plan accordingly.

Seawatch Plantation has a great location, near the thruways and right dowmn the road from Walmart and anything you might need. Peeerrrfect location.

I am not a fussy traveler and I do appreciate what others share on this site.
I hope you find this helpful.

The location, full functioning refrigerator, great beach and staff would bring us back to Seawatch Resort.
Thanks all!!!

Room Tip: North Tower is more active and the South Tower gets shady early at the pool.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josh K, Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 26, 2013
Thank you for your in depth response,


I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our resort. It was nice reading your response. I was able to get a nice picture of your stay. It sounds like Sea Watch staff did a good job of helping make your vacation special.

I apologize about the ice machine that was not working properly outside of your room. We were having some issue with that machine, so it is good they unplugged it before it caused more disruption than it already had.

We hope to see you back again soon,

Josh Kidder
Assistant General Manager
Sea Watch Resort
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Our family planned a weekend vacation to Sea Watch in July. My two daughters and myself checked in and three hours later one of my daughters received a phone call that her father-in-law had suddenly died. We went to the front desk a little distraught and they graciously refunded our entire trip. The guys in our family didn't even get to the beach that particular weekend, but we all have a trip planned for Labor Day weekend and will be staying at Sea Watch. They are awesome ~ we have been staying there for 14 years!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josh K, Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments,

I am so sorry to hear about your Father in Law.
I am glad that the staff took care of you when you let them know the situation. I hope your family is doing well.

See you on Labor Day,

Sincerely,
Josh Kidder
Assistant General Manager
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Sea Watch Resort definitely has the best location. You are so close to malls and the Tanger Outlet. All while overlooking the beautiful beach. They definitely have some of the friendliest and accommodating staff a person could ask for.
Some of the other reviews are correct. Sea Watch could use some updates. Quite a bit of the décor has been there for quite some time. Through the many years my family has come to Sea Watch, I have seen improvements. I just take in to consideration that so many people come and go, and things wear down fast...that it might be hard to keep up. Still there are Wyndham rooms in the same complex and I see that they are WAY better quality. I would love to see Sea Watch attempt to keep the same level of quality with their unit improvements. Prices have risen quite a bit over the last 8 years and I do not see the same quality as before.
Still it is ALL about location and Sea Watch definitely has that! Not to mention the added fact that you don't have to cross any roads to get to the beach and there are ample pools and hot tubs, two lazy rivers and a tiki bar, as well as other amenities.
If you are looking for a comfortable place to stay right on the beach Sea Watch is definitely the place to be. The two and Three bedroom rooms are great and have washers/dryers.

Room Tip: South Tower rooms seem more quiet. North Towers have so much more activity. The pools on the North...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Josh K, Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments.

I am glad to hear that you have been coming to stay with us for so long. Thank you for the nice comments on our staff. They work very hard to make everyone's stay a pleasant one. Our location is a big draw for people. Since we are in Central Myrtle beach, you can get to North or South myrtle beach in just a few minutes.

I am sorry that your accommodations seemed to need updating. We are continuously doing various upgrades to the grounds and our rooms, however the property does take a beating through the summer months.

We hope to see you back again soon.

Sincerely,
Josh Kidder
Assistant General Manager
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Address: 161 Sea Watch Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#31 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#38 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#48 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Watch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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