First timers in SC--got a good deal from Groupon--didnt know what to expect as sometimes when you do hotel deals it's either a hit or miss, but with this one it is definitely a hit! The moment we checked in, the registration was very helpful as I had booked and extra night to make it 4 nights, and they found me a room to stay straight 4 nights that way I dont have to make room transfers--betcha my teenagers would definitely whine if they were to move us on the last night.. (with which I called way in advance before purchasing an extra night-- to my surprise reservations told me there is no need to purchase an extra night through Groupon , they will just add another night and give me the same amount as the Groupon deal-bingo! That was nice of them.) The deal came with 2 adult breakfast buffet--which was indeed worth it! Some hotels offer free breakfast which will make you cringe and say no wonder it was free.. Rays omelettes were superb! All the rooms had an ocean view( the ad says newly renovated which is true, nice bed,fluffy pillows,clean and decently sized bathroom, plus a full size fridge!)--the heated pool was fair enough, the beach and the Springmaid Pier( free to get in just show your room key--and if you'd want to go fishing --which my hubby did it was $7.99 to do so from opening until midnight) were just steps away from the resort,housekeeping service everyday.The bestest thing that I liked-- was the resort's location --not situated near the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle beach, though it was just minutes away from all the entertainment--we wanted to relax, enjoy some special family time during spring break-- and let me tell you-- Indeed we got it! It's like your own private island!