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“What we were looking for..” 4 of 5 stars
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400 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #73 of 214 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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“What we were looking for..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Keep in mind, my stay was during winter, not during peak season. Alright, it was a good deal, the room was nice and it was cheap which is what we were looking for. We didn't know where it was located prior to booking since we just needed a decent halfway point to stay on our way to Florida and this hotel popped up in our search.

It is right up on the board walk.. we could see the ocean right outside our room window... (and it was awesome watching a few dolphins hanging out the next morning.) There was a slight odor of cleaners in the air, the bed was hard (Which was okay for me), and you have to park across the street.. but for the price and location it was worth it and I'd go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, May 20, 2013
Dear Barbara T,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation experience at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements. We also appreciate your kind words.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams - Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I was really nervous to book this hotel after reading some reviews but I'm glad I did.
Terry checked us in and was very friendly, he def. placed a smile on our faces. Thank You Terry! We booked a oceanfront room with balcony and kitchen on the 8th floor; the views were beautiful. Flat screen with cable, new-er white CLEAN kitchen appliances, CLEAN linen, CLEAN bathroom and no smells. The kitchen had everything we needed(pots, utensils, plates all clean) except dish detergent which we had due to reading here first (no big deal $1) There is restaurants/bars and shopping within walking and when we did leave there was always a park AND felt safe.There was also maid service all 7 days of our trip, something I don't find in many efficiency rooms. Yes, the beds are rock hard but not a deal breaker for us.
All in all a peaceful relaxing trip. Will be back next year.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Nett J,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements. We also appreciate your kind words.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams - Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Place was Horrible! Rooms were Nasty! There was still food crumbs in the floor. Room was Musty and Dusty! Could not hardly sleep due to allergy problems. They have drop ceilings in the bathrooms. I did not look but those are not to be used in wet environments. Mold Will Grow There! Beds were Rock Hard. Loud Music and "Pimped Out" cars with loud exhaust covered the roads and were trying to "show off" and Noise was constant. Constant yelling and hollering from balconies, and between hotels. Will Never go back again. They are happy to take your money, don't expect to see it again. You will get a run around from the people at the front desk saying that have to check with "Management". Pool facilities were Nasty also. You could see the gunk floating in the pool. Never again. All of the good reviews must come from employees or owners. No way anyone would think this is an excellent place.

Room Tip: Don't Stay Here!!!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear 219JamesB,

Thank you for your recent stay at Holiday Sands North. We take great pride in dealing with our customers in a friendly, polite and efficient manner.

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. In trying to comment on you review—our property is located in Downtown Myrtle Beach along the 1.2 mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Ocean Boulevard, so there is an increase in street noise as the Summer Season approaches. Many times some of these issues can be avoided by doing some research prior to making a reservation and determining which area of Myrtle Beach you are interested in vacationing—for example, Downtown Myrtle Beach, South Beach area or the northern end of Myrtle Beach. As far as “constant yelling and hollering from balconies, and between hotels” we have private on site security that is contracted and this helps to alleviate these situations as we make every effort to keep a quiet, family atmosphere for our guests/patrons. However, even these measures will not stop every situation and sometimes other steps may have to be taken. Our pools and pool decks are checked multiple times daily and if a situation arises it is dealt with in a timely manner. The water quality and surrounding pool deck areas are monitored and checked a minimum of 3-4 times daily and are checked more often as the season gets busier and we have more guests/patrons using our pools and pool decks. As far as “gunk floating in the pool”, the only thing floating in the pools may possibly be pollen, which would be skimmed, during the spring months and on occasion the hot tubs/spas will need a de-foaming agent added to the water. As far as our staff, from housekeeping, front desk to management, we have some of the best “Southern Hospitality” you will find in the Myrtle Beach area and they are second to none. As far as “you will get a run around from the people at the front desk saying that have to check with “Management”, I personally work the front desk from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM daily (excluding Tuesdays and Sundays) and Tommy is available at the front desk on those two days. A manager is readily available every day for a guest/patron to speak with from 8:00 AM through 4:30 PM and at many other times outside of these hours. Our rooms are clean, updated and affordable and we are constantly making improvement to our resort. As far as the accusation “All of the good reviews must come from the employees or owners. No way anyone would think this is an excellent place” says a lot about the type of individual with which we are dealing.

We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements so long as they are factual.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,
Garett Williams—Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been staying at Holiday Sands North for several years and have never had an unpleasant experience. From Gaye in reservations, Eva who is an excellent housekeeper on the 4th floor, to Garret, Jeremy, and Jason in the front office we are treated just like family! Our rooms have always been clean - not fancy or lavish but certainly clean and well stocked. We just returned from our annual Easter trip and again were pleased with the service we received. We return to Holiday Sands several times a year and are pleased to recommend this hotel to others!

Room Tip: We have stayed in both buildings and wouldn't say either was better than the other. Our persona...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Libby P,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements. We also appreciate your kind words.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams - Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013 via mobile

I actually just came back this morning, overall I thought it was pretty clean and comfortable. Everyone stayed to them selves but were friendly,I love the fact that it even smelt bleachy(proof of clean)of course the TVs were old but at least they had cable. The price was awesome. I overall loved it, I also loved the fact that it wasn't a five star but it was an average quality hotel. They have my business

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Princesszx1127,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements. We also appreciate your kind words.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams - Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is so far down the strip we had to drive everywhere which sucked, they offer two diff pools but you have to walk outside to get to the other pool (this was March) so you freeze if you choose to do so! We also had a problem with ants in the pool, my 11 yr old was bitten several times and when we went to the management the guy just came out and brushed the sidewalk around the pool but never skimmed the pool to get the ants out! Then said it was because of the construction going on in the pool area, no excuse for my child being bit! The elevator still moves while the doors are opening which is dangerous to me! The hotel was as clean as one this outdated could be I guess, but was just not impressed with the condition. The staff was never friendly when you come in or out and you have to pass through the lobby every time! I personally will never choose this establishment again unless they put the TLC in it that is needed!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear Adwaters79,

Thank you for your recent stay at Holiday Sands North. We take great pride in dealing with our customers in a friendly, polite and efficient manner.

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. In trying to comment on you review—our property is located in Downtown Myrtle Beach along the 1.2 mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, so as far as the comment of our property being “located so far down the strip we had to drive everywhere” I’m not sure how to answer? Our resort is centrally located in Myrtle Beach and, as with most of the resorts in Myrtle Beach area, driving is required to get around—everything is NOT in walking distance of the resort and we do not advertise that it is. The weather in March can be very unpredictable and quite cool or cold—it is still winter. Our pools, which are heated, are located in both buildings and if you chose to use both pool areas you will have to walk between the two buildings that are approximately 25 yards apart. As far as ants in the pool area I am not aware of any situations involving ants. Our pools and pool decks are checked multiple times daily and if a situation arises it is dealt with in a timely manner. The water quality and surrounding pool deck areas are monitored and checked a minimum of 3-4 times daily and are checked more often as the season gets busier and we have more patrons using our pools and pool decks. As far as our staff, from housekeeping, front desk to management, we have some of the best “Southern Hospitality” you will find in the Myrtle Beach area and they are second to none. Our guests or patrons can come through our lobby or office in either building each and every time they enter and exit our resort; however, you do NOT have to pass through the lobby or office when entering and exiting our resort, which is stated in this review. As far as TLC, we are constantly making improvement to our resort. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams—Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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Rogersville, TN
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Me and my husband went to this hotel for a week on our honeymoon. I was a little scared because of reviews. The stay was good. We didn't any problems. There was some renovations going on, we were hardly ever there during the times so it didn't bother us. The cleanliness was good. I will defiantly be back. It was a great for the price.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Garett W, Manager at Holiday Sands North, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Dear tn423,

Thanks for taking the time to post a review on your most recent experience at Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”. We frequently print these reviews for our staff to read and make the necessary improvements for your next visit. These reviews quickly remind us what we work so hard to achieve—providing our patrons with a wonderful, unforgettable vacation at an affordable price. We really want to know about each guest’s experience with us. We are very open to comments and suggestions, as there is always room for improvements. We also appreciate your kind words.

Thanks again for choosing Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”.

Sincerely,

Garett Williams - Manager
Holiday Sands North “On the Boardwalk”
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Additional Information about Holiday Sands North

Address: 400 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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 Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#50 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family-oriented oceanfront resort that caters to families and couples. Centrally located on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade the Holiday Sands North is located near numerous entertainment venues, golf courses, shops and restaurants. Come and enjoy the best Myrtle Beach has to offer at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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