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“Another Perfect Vacation” 5 of 5 stars
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Windsurfer Hotel
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   210 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #86 of 217 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Sterling, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Another Perfect Vacation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

We just arrived home from another perfect ten day stay at The Windsurfer. Our room was ready when we arrived and as always spotlessly clean. I would like to address some complaints that other folks have had.

Parking. This is the only hotel on the strip that has some onsite parking. No, it's not enough to accommodate all rooms, but overflow is directly across the street. Not a huge issue.

Updating. This is a beach hotel and as popular as it is, the rooms get a lot of abuse from people. The furniture is hotel furniture, pine, and not my taste, but, there isn't one scratch on it and all the drawers work amazingly well. The appliances in the kitchen worked fine, though the side of the refrigerator could use some appliance paint to cover some rust spots. Yes there are some cigarette burns on the tub in our room but there's nothing to be done about that unless the whole tub is replaced. Water stains on the tub floor could be removed with some commercial wax stripper. I would like to see lids put on the toilet seats. All units have been repainted, old wall paper removed and new bed skirts and comforters put on the beds. Looks GREAT!

Housekeeping. I have no complaints at all about housekeeping. As always, they are very pleasant and accommodating. They do a wonderful job as long as you do *your* job and don't use your room as a pig pen.

Elevator. Well, what can I say? There is only one and when housekeeping is there working in the morning it's a bit of a wait. This year though, I was disappointed in the appearance and cleanliness.

The outside of this hotel is kept impeccable by Javier. The pools and decks are cleaned every morning, chairs arranged nicely, bushes and flowers trimmed, all trash is picked up, sidewalks cleaned. It's perfect. One note, there are two pools for this small hotel, which is a huge bonus compared to all the over crowded pools at the high rise condos around town.

I do have a complaint about the outside lighting. Always there have been spotlights on this hotel at night that were blue/lavender. For some reason, one of the bulbs has been changed to a bright white and the first night they turned it on, I thought there was a police raid going on. If your curtains are not shut properly, it can light up the whole room and make you think it's 8 a.m. when it's only the middle of the night.

The staff at this hotel is amazing. Miss Cynthia, Javier, and Mike all work hard to make your stay perfect. Even the owner is there every day with a warm hello. We stay at this hotel because of these folks and plan on returning each year.

Like I said in my last review. This is not the Atlantis. It's a beach hotel, great location, right on the boardwalk, clean inside and out, beautiful grounds, wonderful staff and owner.

It's the perfect place for your perfect vacation.

Room Tip: Stay on a lower floor and use the stairs if the elevator situation really bothers you.
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  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We arrived at the Windsurfer on the 10th, with anticipation of alot of negative reviews! However, our stay here was enjoyable for the price we paid. We anticipated the elevator/the parking/the much needed upkeep. With a mindset of this, we were able to enjoy our stay! If your expecting a top notch hotel, this certainly is not for you. If your wanting somewhere to lay your head for reasonable rates, go for it! Yes, it definitely needs some upkeeps to the rooms, such as the fridge and the stove. The bathroom, well considering all the sand, yes, the tubs could definitely need a replacement. There was plenty of hot water, however, the pressure is another story. The view of the ocean is definitely priceless. Our air conditioning worked just fine. The biggest problem is the parking, however, any hotel on Ocean Blvd you will probably have this problem! We just dealt with it! The pool was a great temp, but we spent more time at the ocean than the pool. They have two outside showers to rinse the sand off before entering the hotel. The maids, definitely on our floor (7th), was very personable and met our needs as they arrived. The linens, some days were rough enough to exfoliate, other days they were nice and soft. We would stay here again, if we are there to enjoy the beach and not live "resort style". While here, we enjoyed 2nd Ave Pier for breakfast!!! They definitely had superb omlettes! The only downfall to our expectations of this area of Myrtle Beach was there was no night life. We were looking for some places to enjoy a few ocean front drinks with some liveliness...this was not found near us! Its definitely a family oriented area and we gained nothing but relaxation during our stay!!

Room Tip: We stayed on the 7th floor, the view was amazing!
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Other than the parking issue, we really like this hotel. Been staying there for 10+ yrs. Staff is extremely friendly & very accomodating.

Room Tip: Choose the 3rd or 4th floor - don't have to wait as long for the elevator. Must get the rooms w...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My husband and I were traveling back home after a week on Lake Lure with family and decided at the last minute to visit Myrtle Beach, I've never been before. We found this hotel around 6:00 pm Thursday night, they advertised a walk in special of $40. We didn't expect it to be a 5 star hotel for the price, as long as you stay with that knowledge you should be satisfied. The hotel check in was easy and staff was very friendly. WiFi worked great, room was fairly clean, but needs to be updated badly. The views were spectacular!!! I'm enclosing pictures from the balcony of Room 309.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Limestone
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

Floor was flooded, the AC was leaking. They put in an air dryer but the room smelled musky and damp. The AC did not work even after they unstopped the drain. Parking was awful. The comode was not steady. We notified them of the air not working.. They said they would fix it. They had no other room to move us to. At check out we again complained . The lady at the desk said we should have told them . WE DID !! All they did was put an air dryer in the room and forget it. It was still there when we left. They offered no apology or anything. We vacation several times a year. No Staying there again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

We stayed in the tower, an oceanfront jaccuzi room. Two queens, a small kitchen and a private balcony. Great fireworks show from the pier on Wednesday evenings. Only half a block to the pier cause we love to fish. Good restaurant at the pier but that is another review. Everyone was very nice from office personel to groundskeeper. I will be staying here every time I come to Myrtle Beach.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2011

First off let me say the parking did suck but the hotel was a lot nicer than the oher I stayed in during my trip in June. The room had a wonderful view of the ocean and the pier. The hot tub needed a little attention to the walls of it. The staff was friendly. However I did not like how housekeeping just barged into my room! That was not called for. The hotel over all is a nice place for the price. The bed could use new mattresses and the elevator needs some attention. However I would stay here again.

Room Tip: nice place for the money
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 210 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#48 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Windsurfer Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 69
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