We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Time at the Sands!!!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Sands Ocean Club Resort

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Save
You added Sands Ocean Club Resort to your Saves list
Sands Ocean Club Resort
2.5 of 5 Resort   |   9550 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel packages
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
FALL/WINTER Spectacular!
Ranked #110 of 214 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Indian Trail
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Time at the Sands!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This was a great resort for my Labor Day getaway.

The service was awesome, the housekeepers where very efficient and friendly, and there are at least 3 establishments "on-site" for dining and social activities, including live entertainment. There are two shops for your convenience and a Spa!

The hotel is a bit dated, but the room is very clean and comfortable. Who stays in the room anyway???

Great time and a great place....the beach was awesome!!! I will make sure this is a first choice of mine going forward.

Thanks!

Room Tip: The room I had was great. I don't have any other tips.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

659 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    167
    156
    95
    111
    130
See reviews for
279
142
18
16
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (141)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Myrtle Beach
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

bath room was nasty, the floors were nasty, went to pull the covers down and there was some kind of green bug in the bed and found a roach leg on the pillow, the staff was nice , location was good, the food in the restaurant in the hotel was good, the indoor pool was nasty and the hot tub, letting kids in the hot tub and little children booboo in the in door pool and the parents didn't try to get it cleaned up.


  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Middleboro, Massachusetts, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We exchanged our timeshare points for a week at Myrtle Beach. The hotel is right on the beach with dining and entertainment on sight. We reviewed the photos of the hotel online before we booked and we were aware that the rooms were not updated but we're not typically overly concerned with the room appearance.

Upon arrival, the hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a 2 bedroom suite with 3 beach front balconies with an incredible view. There is a lazy river, indoor pool, outdoor pool and beach front bar with live music which gave some extra points to the hotel itself.

However, the hallways and pool area smelled like sewage almost every day. The indoor hot tub did not look tempting, their was a strange film in the water that I can only describe as being creamy.

Most timeshare exchanges do not offer daily housekeeping but most offer one complimentary cleaning and daily towel exchange and they take out the trash. The hotel did not offer ANY complimentary cleanings and there was only towel exchange for the week. We had to take our own trash downstairs (16 floors) ever day and I had to take hotel towels to the coin laundry to wash them so that we could have clean towels. By the end of the week, the room was disgusting (considering that I don't pack cleaning supplies in my checked bags when flying).

I feel like I wasted 72,000 RCI points on a dump. Shop around before you book.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Myrtle Beach
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We enjoyed our vist to your town and your Hotel. Our only problem was parking. If we get a chance to get to SC again we will visit the Sands. Thanks
I do not have anything else to say except We really enjoyed the trip. Again thank for all you do.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

Review collected in partnership with Easytobook.com

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Princeton, West Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

My husband and I spent a great deal of time reading the reviews of this hotel; to say in the least we were very concerned about staying there. I cannot comment on the price due to our stay being a vacation that I had won from a radio station. **We were very pleasantly surprised with the hotel!! EVERY employee that we encountered were extremely nice and helpful!!! Our room was very clean and there were absolutely NO issues with any part of it. The bathroom was huge!!! I feel very blessed that it was a great hotel!! The only issue that I could say we had was the parking garages are low. It was very difficult to park our Mega Cab Dodge truck in the one but we still succeeded every outing. It was difficult...not impossible. The staff was also very helpful with this aspect telling us we could park in another lot that the hotel has for large vehicles. I would recommend this place! Ocean Annie's was on the other side of the hotel that we stayed but we spent our nights on the beach and it was actually nice to have the music going. No complaints from our children either!!! I give them an "A"!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our stay at this hotel ended minutes after checking in. We noticed from entering the lobby that it has not been maintained for some time. Carpets dirty, water leaking from ceilings in hallways, stucko cracked and missing from walls and ceilings. The last straw for us was the roaches, yes, roaches in room. We demanded a refund and instead was charged for 1 night and 50 on top of that for a "service charge." We will never return. Remember folks, if the deal sounds too good to be true, it most likely is.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We were so looking forward to staying at The Sands as a Family get together. It was not at all what it once was or could be. We were here for 5 days, only had Room attendance once, and we had to call and ask for that. The main TV quit working, we were brought a replacement, but not of the same quality. The Air conditioning quit working. A service person came. We received a telephone message that it was fixed. It wasn't. A second service person came. The problem was too big to fix. They relocated us to another room. The air worked Great, but the room was Dirty. Walls were a mess. Food left in the bottom of the oven. The Cruise that was to be included was booked up for through 2 weeks past our stay. The "Live Band" that plays nightly, has not played in 3 years. The water park area states it is open til 9, actually closes at 7. We asked for towels on several occasions, we were never given any. We washed the ones we had used over and over. We tried to talk with management, but was told that she doesn't come in until 12:00. How convenient, since check out time is 11:00. We left our number for her to return our calls. We have been home for 2 days and still no contact has been made. On a positive note, there was always plenty of chairs by the pools. The waterpark area is GREAT for small children and seemed to be well guarded. Safety was an important factor for the Life Guards on duty. I applaud them for that. We will not stay here again and will not recommend our Friends or Family to do so. The store on property was well stocked and maintained. The Gift Shop looked very nice from the outside, it never opened during our entire stay. For the amount of money we paid, we expected much better.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Sands Ocean Club Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sands Ocean Club Resort

Address: 9550 Shore Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Spa Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#29 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#72 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sands Ocean Club Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sands Ocean Club two bedroom units come with full kitchens, a king bed, and two double beds. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Despegar.com, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA and Tingo so you can book your Sands Ocean Club Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sands Ocean Club Hotel Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Club Resort Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Resort

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Sands Ocean Club Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.