We just returned from Myrtle Beach and I want to go back!! I am definitely going back to this place without a doubt. We have two kids, one under a year old and the other is 7.
The room, or the villa I should say, was awesome. It was a spacious 2 bedroom condo like apartment basically. Our room (master bedroom) was perfect, spacious, deep tub, separate shower/toilet area, double sinks, large window and lots of storage space. The "kids" room was also quite nice...there were 2 beds, 2 windows in the room, a big dresser and a good sized closet. Plenty of floor space for toys or in our case a playpen. Their room linked to the 2nd bathroom which also opened to the hallway. There was a washer/dryer in the villa too, individual use powder tide was provided. The kitchen is fully functional, fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher. Dishwashing liquid and dishwasher soap were provided. The cupboards are fully stocked with plates, cups, wine glasses, bowls....anything and everything you need is there. The finishings were very nice and look just like the photos. Our balcony was a great size and there was a patio table out there too. We got an Oceanview room and were on the 16th floor of the maple building - it was awesome! We had a great view. I found out after the fact, but you can request a high chair and crib/playpen for your stay. I didn't research that before we left and we brought our own. We could have saved that space in the trunk for shopping!
Services at this hotel are perfect. We used the Kids Club several times during the week. My youngest was sick a couple of days so it was really nice to have the kids club right there so my 7 year old could still have fun. They have daily activities for all age groups up to adults. The activities offered will keep you busy, you don't need to spend extra on local attractions because you don't really need to leave the hotel. Once my youngest was feeling better, he went to the kids club too, they have lots of toys for little ones there and some you can even sign out which is handy. In addition to MANY activities there, don't forget about the heated pools, hot tubs, fitness centre, spa and the beach of coarse. There is a splash pad for the kids, a water slide, a big tree house play area for the kids too. The main building has a little market that has some food and starbucks.
We were sort of cornered into signing up for the timeshare sales pitch but we ended up cancelling our appointment and were not bothered about it again. So there was no pressure. We just had too much to do in too little time to go to it otherwise I might have gone to it.
All of the staff were very friendly all the time, we didn't have any problems at all with service, from start to finish they were very hospitable and friendly and professional.
We didn't get out to see much in the myrtle beach community but I do know that this hotel is close to a grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, medical centers. It's not far from bigger shopping areas like Toys R Us and Target. Also it's a fairly short drive to the Boardwalk area. The Market Common was a bit farther but a nice area to wonder around it.
The only problem we had is that 1 week was not enough time! Next time we book, we'll be going for at least 10 days. Also the weather in March is a little hit and miss, some days were nice but other days were kind of cold. Maybe booking in April or May would be better. I'm sure there was LOTS of people there but it never felt crowded.
For food, we bought groceries and ate several meals in the villa. For dining out, there are soooo many restaurants to choose from. A couple of the best were in Market Common, the names escape me.
I think this is going to be a yearly trip for us! I had all the comforts of home but with an ocean view.
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