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Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2007 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #58 of 214 hotels in Myrtle Beach
Hamilton Ont.canada
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“GREAT STAY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

We stayed here for the first time for the month of oct.after staying at another mb. hotel for the last 25+years.The move was a great one. The front end staff and gen.manager were just great and adressed all our needs.the 3br.unit we had left little else to want for.The pools and overall outside area were very well maintained and their was always lots of lounges available.parking in the ramp was great being able to park outside our room was a great plus.a great place to stay can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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GrandAtlanticManager, General Manager at Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
It was a pleasure having you as our guest for the past month. We appreciate your business and thank your for bringing many of your friends with you to the resort. October 2013 is a mere 11 months away, we'll be here ready to serve.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Apex, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Had a great time with my family. Everything was great. Staff was friendly, units were quite large and the pools are fantastic. My kids spent more time in the pools than at the beach. Great views and convenient location to everything in Myrtle Beach. We were upgraded to a larger room for free. We had a great time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, 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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GrandAtlanticManager, General Manager at Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience. When the kids are having fun, then everyone is happy! Very glad they enjoyed the pools and that we were able to enhance your experience by offering an upgrade to a larger unit.
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

I recently stayed at this hotel and although it is a older hotel the place was great. The room was clean and the view from the balcony was awsome! The room had a full kitchen so that helped with food cost, it also had a washer and dryer in the room as well. You step from the hotel right on to the beach. The indoor and outdoor pool was well kept. The staff was friendly and very helpfull. If your looking for a great place at Myrtle Beach to stay with your family I would highly recommend the Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Toronto, Canada
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hey Everyone!

I would love to leave you with the title, but I would be selling this resort short!

Upon first arrival at the hotel/resort, you will have to check in, then find parking. The staff at the front desk are certainly friendly, but after you check in, you achieve what I call hotel independence(apartment style living). The parking is based on a few separate floors which are above ground, which I found to be somewhat difficult, regarding the tight parking spaces. However once you find a spot, and get accustomed to the parking style, it gets somewhat easier.

Depending on which room you get, it will obviously vary in size, view, and all the basics. But after visiting various rooms, many of them being different sizes (1 bedroom - 3 bedroom apartments), it is not difficult to see similarities in each room. They are all pretty standard and uniform when compared to each-other, but none the less, it is a very clean and modern resort. The rooms are provided with all the basic amenities. The resort is relatively new, so all the rooms are up to date. The kitchens are provided with all the essential items (fridge, stove, etc) and it is all very clean upon first arrival. Each and every bedroom has a tv, which you may set a DVD player, xbox, etc, up to. I am tempted to go on about all the little items in the rooms (kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms) but you can get the gist of it in the photos. You are able to get maid service, but it does not come standard every day, it must be arranged. Each room also has a balcony with a lovely view of the ocean, perfect for watching the sunset and all that jazz. (Beeutiful views!)

Attached to one of the parking floors, stands a convenience store. Do not get too excited! It sells all the basics (pops, snacks, souvenirs), but not the total variety of a 7/11. Do not worry though! There are many convenience stores around the resort, just a quick walk across the street. Please don't even get me started on all the beach stores laying around Myrtle Beach!

Now, once you are settled in to you room, which is very warming and cozy, you now have the time to see the pools! When you enter the pool area, which is inside (where the 1st two pools are), you will see the small lazy river and the wading pool. The lazy river is a short zig zag(circle) withholding warm water. Tubes are available beside the lazy river, unless you choose to go tubeless, which I got looks for :P. Beside the lazy river is the small wading pool (still inside), it is a uniform 1ft deep, with warm water, and some toys for your children etc.

Heading outside, there are another two pools. There is a small splash pad type wading pool (sorry for my bad description of this! I don't know how to explain this pool, the pictures will show you!) it also is around 1ft deep. Close beside, and also outside, is the standard swimming pool. It is much cooler than the pools inside, and has varied depth. The gate/walkway to the beach is just steps away from the pools, perfect for a long walk on the beach. While I walked the beach with my feet dragging in the ocean, I could just hear the smooth jazz play out in my head. The sun was perfectly setting and a surge of body heat flushed my body, giving you that comfortable and peaceful feeling (Maybe it was all in my head :P ).

Now, I could list off the countless activities and places to visit in Myrtle Beach, but if I did that, you would be reading a three inch thick book. I would definitely recommend visiting the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade, it is full of exciting shops, restaurants and different activities. I personally believe that the boardwalk is a great 'All-in-one' visit, probably perfect for visiting over a night or two! It is visually stunning and incredibly fun! Certainly check out the website!Other than the boardwalk, please go eat some seafood somewhere! Go visit any type of crab shack, or something along those lines.

So all in all, I traveled with my family (two parents, two sons), and it was a great resort. It was incredibly clean and well priced for the location and value you are getting with the rooms/resort. Definitely recommended for families, or even couples, it provides hospitality for a great spectrum of people!

Please feel free to ask me any question about the resort or places to visit! I will give you a descriptive and clear response, as I have researched a lot of the information surrounding these resorts/cities! :)

- Jon

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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GrandAtlanticManager, General Manager at Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort, responded to this review, November 18, 2012
Wow, what a well-written and detailed report of your stay. Thank you so much for sharing. Your review will help many travelers with their resort choice. A special thanks for your acknowledgement of the cleanliness of the resort. Our housekeeping department strives for the ultimate in arrival cleanliness.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Staff was very nice and helpful. Had 2 bedroom 2 bath condo on 19th floor. Clean and nice. Great views. Pools were clean. Grandkids loved heated lazy river. Very nice overall. Would go back again
no problems sleeping. Couldn't hear neighbors or people getting off the elevator

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012 via mobile

We had a great stay. The 1 bdrm condo oceanview was wonderful. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfy and it was quiet as you don't hear your neighbors. The pools were good and access to beach was easy. We would recommend this resort to anyone. We will be back.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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Clayton, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

My family and I have stayed at over 12 resorts in the MB area. This one is my new 2nd favorite. We had a 2 bedroom condo on the 17th floor. Overall we really enjoyed everything and we will stay here again.

Here are the positives (as compared to other 2 br suites) I noticed:

~ bathrooms are connected to the bedrooms
~ hallway/2nd bedroom bath was large
~ linen are good quality
~ kitchen is huge
~ double oceanfront balconies were great
~ elevators were fast
~ corridors are glasses in so not noisy
~ sofa & side chairs were nice quality

Here are the not as positive things I noticed:

~ dining table only seated 4 (not big enough for this size unit)
~ recliner was very "worn out"
~ no alarm clock in 2nd bedroom
~ no DVD player in master bedroom
~ no hair dryer in 2nd bathroom
~ no ice bucket in kitchen
~ carpet was pretty worn around the doorways
~ dryer didn't function correctly (took 90 minutes to dry a few items)
~ mattress in 2nd bedroom were VERY firm
~ if you need extra linens, plan ahead because I had to wait 2 hours for towels

These are all specific the this particular unit and will not keep us from staying here again. The one big negative was the very tight parking deck which I was aware of before our stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2007 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#48 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort 3*
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