I'm currently staying at the Holiday Sands South Hotel for the 2nd time in two years.
The location is perfect--right on the strip which is very close to Highway 17 that leads to the malls/theatre/attractions. You can also head right out the front door and straight up Ocean Blvd to get to the boardwalk, Skyride, Ripley's and all the tourist stores downtown.
If peace and quiet is what you are after--get an ocean front room and you will never hear the activity/noise from the street. All you will hear is the waves of the ocean which is MY books is the best lullaby there is!
We have a room with two bedrooms and three queen beds, one bathroom, kitchen with fridge, stove, sink, microwave. Basic utensils are supplied, dishes (plates, bowls), drinking glasses and some pots for cooking (no frying pan so if grilled cheese is a staple for you bring a frying pan).
In this room we have 2 full sized dressers, two night tables, two full sized closets, one small dining table and another dinner table that would seat six. Each room has their private balcony with two lawn chairs and a small table. The lawn chairs are VERY old so you might want to consider bringing your own.
The hotel has a cafe right on site for breakfast and light lunches and you are very close to a ton of restaurants for any kind of dinner you desire.
Before you book a lot of attractions on-line wait until you get here. The hotel lobby is FULL of coupons/discounts for every restaurant, attraction, show you could want to go to!
I have found the staff to be courteous and professional--no issues.
Cleaning is adequate--we had to ask for more toilet paper, tissues and towels as none were left after cleaning...perhaps just an oversight.
There are two outdoor pools, two indoor, two hot tubs, one lazy river and two small wading pools for kids. Very family oriented (pool towels are supplied so you don't have to bring them). As well in both pool areas there are lounge desk chairs for sunning and then out on the grass before you get to the beach you will find more lounge chairs. (No chairs on the beach so if you need/want a chair bring a lounger from home).
All in all I think this is an excellent vacation spot. There's lots of free parking, kitchens in the units where you can do your own cooking...so if you're looking to stay on a budget so you can spend your money on memories and adventure this is the place.
We will be back for sure.
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