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“Nice hotel right on the beach.” 3 of 5 stars
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3.0 of 5 Resort   |   161 Sea Watch Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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Allentown, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice hotel right on the beach.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Sea Watch Resort is owned by Wyndham Hotels, but managed by a property management company. After finding this out, I was surprised at the conditions of the hotel. Not that it was that bad, but given Wyndham is known for their upscale hotels, that this hotel wouldn't have prescribed the same hotel experience.
I'll start with the bad:
1) We were there a total of 5 days, 4 nights; for the first two days our bed was not made. We called the front desk and was told that if there is any article of clothing on the bed, the maids will not make the bed. Clearly our fault for leaving personal items on the bed...but would have been better had they told us at registration.
2) The beds were nothing like that you would get in a typical Wyndham hotel, unless you like firm mattresses.
3) There is a large RV park next door to the resort that has only one pool. The residents of that park crowd the pools at the Sea Watch when their RV pool is overcrowded. Again, this isn't a big deal...but, when the Sea Watch posts a sign that asks guests not to reserve chairs and you arrive at the pool with few chairs left due to a violation of that request, it's annoying. Even more so to find out some of those guests were from the RV park.
4) The room was adequate, again not of what I expected to be, Wyndham quality. The popcorn ceiling was peeling, but that's the only thing that I noticed wrong with the room.
5) The elevators will make the Dalai Lama go ballistic. There are only four elevators and with a full resort, you could wait for up to 10 minutes for an elevator. During our stay one elevator was typically out of service or being commandeered by resort staff. It was painful.

The good:
This hotel is a great resort for the family. The resort is basically split in to two separate facilities, separated by the vacation club rooms. It is situated right on the beach so, overcrowded pools or not, you can go hang out at the beach if you wanted to. My family and I went between the two all day long so, it was a lot of fun for us and the kids. Given the two sides of the resort, the north side was noticeably more crowded than the south so, we could find room anywhere.

Don't let my review of the rooms scare you. It was just an unmade bed and peeling ceiling paint, easy fixes and the unmade bed was our own fault. Most of the rooms have a balcony and ocean view so, you were met with a beautiful sunrise every morning. The rooms also have a full kitchen, so we made breakfast every morning, which saved time and money.

The resort is also located within a mile of the Tanger outlets and about 10 minutes from Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. All of which provide plenty of shopping and/or entertainment and food options.

I guess all-in-all, the hotel is what I would expect from any slightly above-average beach resort. For what we paid (about $140/night) it was a bargain compared to motels you might find at the Jersey Shore and surrounding beaches.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

we had a great experience, the rooms were really were clean and spacious, its kids friendly, the pools were clean and really great for kids, ocean view was breath taking, we will definitely go back. they only thing they forgot was to give us the beach towels but everything else was beautiful. Its a great place for a family vacation. I don't do reviews but I had to this time. Great place.

Room Tip: all rooms are great really.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OHIO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pictures on Sea Watch web site need updated. The place is nice and clean but very run down. Paint chipped and peeling. It needs updated. The pools look a lot nicer on the web site. While staying there our cable went out, and was out for 3 days. We didn't watch TV but our kids like to turn it on while waiting for everyone to get ready to go out. This resort is very south of north myrtle. I would have stayed at least 10 mile farther up the beach in North Myrtle. There is a super walmart close and a Kroger. I recommend Kroger on Saturday night. Walmart is CRAZY, black Friday crazy!!!! Avoid Walmart until Monday. If you are going to the Sea watch it is clean, but I would not recommend staying here to anyone. We will not be staying here again. I would look farther up into North Myrtle. Vacation was still very nice. The Sea Watch is just out dated.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wheeling, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Checked in on a Saturday. Originally were checking in Sunday but added a day and saved $130 because of buy 5 get 2 nights free. Great deal! Was only 11:00 so room wasn't ready, they called me when it was. Everyone was very friendly. Our keys didn't work... 3 times got new ones... Still didn't work. Finally 4th they did. 16th floor, long wait for elevators of course, but whatever. Our room was clean in the aspect of not dirty. It was an ocean view 1 bedroom. So it had a king bedroom, kitchen, living space with Murphy bed. Very narrow and the bathroom is tiny. Couldn't be in it and have anyone come in you'd be in the way of the door. Everything in the kitchen was old and rusty. The grout and such in the bathroom was so old and nasty. Housekeeping wouldn't stay in our room if we came back and she wasn't done but we had small children and we couldn't wait in the hall like she would have liked. She only made beds, gave towels. Didn't vacuum we had sand everywhere all week. And she'd always but dishes in the dishwasher... Even if it had clean ones in it. For the first time in my life at myrtle I saw a pool with security and it was great with keeping kids in lazy pools in tubes and things like that. It's the cheapest we've ever stayed so I think for what we got it was adequate to the price. Each elevator ride or each guest we talked to at the pool each had complaints as well. One guest told us they had sprinklers malfunctioning.... So I guess it could have been worse. But everyone we saw had problems of some kind. The parking garage was plentiful. Never had a problem with finding a spot easily. The hotel is part of sea watch plantation which I didn't know till arrival... Go to north tower for check in. There are villas and north and south towers. The villa guests we kept hearing complain to guards about the hotel guests. To sum up. It didn't ruin our trip by any means but I'd stay elsewhere.

Stayed July 2014
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Alexandria, VA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The place was packed. There were kids and families everywhere, but there was plenty of staff to handle the crowds.The room was clean, and comfortable. The linens were plush and plentiful. There was still plenty of parking available in spite of the full house. This one bedroom in the North Tower was well kept and in great shape. Overall, an excellent experience.

Room Tip: North Tower rooms have thebest ocean views.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Miami, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I have never ever done a review but I feel I must this time because as parents we are always looking for great vacation places. First off, we ( family of 6, 4 kids ages 11,10,9 and 7) drove here from miami Florida not knowing really what to expect. As soon as we drove up the building looked beautiful and clean and the location was absolutely perfect. Front desk staff was very nice and the kids couldn't wait to run around and explore the grounds.

We stayed on the 16th floor. Higher IS better. The view is breathtaking and all rooms in the north tower are ocean view. Our room was comfy and clean. Now the pools... The kids looooved the pools, lazy river and jacuzzi. We had to peel them out of there by 11pm. They made friends with other children and everyone is super friendly. My youngest won the limbo contest and they have tons of small prices for the children. Now the beach... It's so perfect and relaxing. I will say we were kind of upset when the life guard told us we could only put our umbrella up behind the "umbrella line". That was too far for us to watch the kids so we pretty much bought our umbrella for no reason. There is a walmart a mile away. I love the location because it isn't in the middle of the touristy area with a million people. You can drive 15mins down the road to the boardwalk for all the action. We did the sky wheel, family kingdom and wonder works. Amazing places to take the kids.

Our experience in myrtle beach was nothing short than incredible. The resort was perfect and we've been to a lot of places over the years. I would love to come back and if we do it will definitely be sea watch. Oh and ps. Jesse the bartender makes amazing drinks!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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South Vienna, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We're not really resort people, but if we were this would be the place. The DJs were a little loud, but it was a party place. We're just older, prefer quiet, less crowded. Enjoyed the beach, being together.

  • Stayed June 2014, 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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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 Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#34 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#42 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
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Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Watch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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