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“Great Snowbird retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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The Reef at South Beach
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2101 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #95 of 216 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Picton, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Snowbird retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2012

We had not booked a place before we left and had looked at several before the Reef. What decided us was the personal attention at the desk, the cleanliness and the accomodations and the rates. We stayed for two months and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff could not have been more helpful from the Front desk, cleaning staff and maintenance. It is an older location but well maintained and we plan on returning next year and have already booked it. They cleaned the rooms once a week changing the beds etc and did a great job. They brought fresh towels and removed the garbage daily. Friendly helpful staff and we look forward to next year.

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  • Stayed February 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

Such a great place. Everything from the ammentities to the staff was exceptional. Iv'e been to myrlte beach almost every year since my 4th grade and I've never felt more at home away from home than i did at this resort. I would advise anyone who is looking for a place to stay in myrtle beach to stay at The Reef at South Myrtle. I've just returned from a 4 night 3 day stay and I am already looking into making reservations here next month.... To rate this hotel in one word.. AWESOME.

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  • Stayed April 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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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Dear Couldn't be better,
We're so glad that you continue to make memories at the Reef Resort. Thank you so much for returning and for your loyalty. We appreciated you taking the time to write a review about your experience and stay. We appreciated you mentioning that every room is oceanfront with a balcony. We hope to see you soon.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

We just returned from spending two months at The Reef. This was our first visit to Myrtle Beach our second year as snowbirds. The hotel is not new but they are constantly making improvements and upgrades. Sandra and her staff couldn't have been more accommodating. Every need was met. I can't say enough about the view from our balcony or the beach. Couldn't have had a better spot for people watching. Both the marathon and the car parade went right by the hotel so we had perfect seats. The indoor pool was great, nice and warm all winter and two hot tubs. They were kept immaculate. We have already booked our stay for next winter.

Stayed February 2012
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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Dear Snowbirds,
Speaking for the entire team we were delighted to have such wonderful snowbirds stay with us. We truly enjoyed the bingo parties, pot luck dinners and just getting to know everyone. We really hope that you will return next year. Thank you for acknowledging the efforts of the staff to make improvements and updates to the property.
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Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

My friends and I stayed at the Reef for spring break. We had reservations at another hotel but we were so upset with the hotel and it's service that we left. We were so lucky to have found The Reef. Aaron, one of the managers showed us a room and was more than accommodating. We felt safe and at home while being here. We ended up making our stay two days longer than we had planned because we never wanted to leave. The hotel though outdated was extremely clean and the service was amazing. I will stay at The Reef every time I go to Myrtle Beach. We loved the employees so much we even wrote a good bye letter to the manager! What an awesome place!!

  • Stayed March 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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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review, April 3, 2012
Dear Amazing Hotel,
We're sorry that you had a stressful situation with the originial hotel that you selected, but we were delighted that you came and stayed with us at the Reef. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for acknowledging the staff. We are not the newest hotel on the oceanfront, but the housekeeping and maintenance team takes great pride in making sure that the property is clean and maintained. We hope to see you soon!
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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This was our best trip i have ever had at the beach. When i called to make our reversations i spoke with a delight woman whos name i think is joan.....absoutly the most informative and knowledge person i have ever spoke with doing resverations, I knew i had the right place to stay. The room was very clean an arranged perfectly. The kitchenett was perfect. Every time we went to the front dest for information about the beach, they would always have the knowledge we needed.... We will definately return there in the fall and hopefully stay a week this time.....and I almost forgot.....the resturant in the hotel is very very good.....really good wings. Hope you enjoy your stay there as much as we did.

Room Tip: We stay top floor and very quiet
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Dear Fantastic,
Thank you for selecting the Reef Resort. We realize that it can be challenging to choose a different hotel. We're so glad that you enjoyed your trip, and appreciated you taking the time to write a review. We are fortunate to have a wonderful team at the Reef, and thank you for acknowledging Joan. We will look forward to seeing you in the fall (one of the most beautiful beach seasons).
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New Bern, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2012

Highly recommend The Reef to stay at when you are at Myrtle Beach! A great place if you are with family, or just a couple or even alone, it is very clean, and all of the staff are highly accommodating! The rooms are very pleasant, have a kitchenette with a separate living/dining area complete with cooking and eating utensils so that you can prepare meals while staying at the beach, great for families that are budget conscious! Speaking of budget, they also have great rates!! The children enjoyed the pool area, and the hot tub was very wonderful as well... the beach area was nice, and we all loved the balcony of course as we watched the sun coming up over the ocean, wow!
We have stayed at other motels in the area, and this is has become our favorite. We have stayed multiple times, and now The Reef is on our contact list for Myrtle Beach! What a blessing to find such a great motel at such a great value that everyone loves!!

  • Stayed March 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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Reef2101, Manager at The Reef at South Beach, responded to this review, March 26, 2012
Dear Awesome Place,
Thank you for returning to the Reef! We appreciated that you were a returning guest, and hope to see you again soon. We're delighted that you could make some vacation memories with your family. Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the resort.
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Conover, NC
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

The view was great and I can over look the shabbiness of the accomodations but the staff was not helpful at all. I based my stay on the reviews I read here. Everyone raved about the staff but I just don't get it. Everytime I saw one of the staff they asked us if we were leaving, they didn't bother to ask how our stay was. After being in the room for the night, I mentioned to the front desk that there were somethings missing in the kitchen, the agent behind the desk said she would have someone bring them up to us. Well the things we asked for never arrived, so I said something the next day, the agent said oh well, you're leaving right??? Well no, we're here until Monday. Now this might seem like a little thing to some but when you're traveling with a 5 year old, you can't go out all the time. We picked the Reef because it had a small kitchen, so we could eat in. There were a couple other incidents I had with the staff and I'm not impressed. The roach in the pool area, used bandaid in the hot tub and uncomfortable beds....not good either.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2101 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#27 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#62 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Reef at South Beach 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All our suites are oceanfront with a private balcony. Our comfortable well-equipped rooms have kitchens with microwaves, coffee makers and toasters. Our prime location along the grand strand of Myrtle Beach makes area attractions easily accessible. Award winning entertainment and dining surround you. You can shop at the nearby Coastal Grand Mall and newly built Market Commons. Amusement parks and incredible miniature golf courses thrill the young and the young at heart. It's easy to experience all the fun of Myrtle Beach while staying at The Reef. We also sell tickets to many area shows and attractions, packaging is also available! Oceanfront or indoors, The Reef provides a lot of water fun for everyone. Swim from our oceanfront pool to our indoor swimming area. There you will also want to indulge in one our two relaxing whirlpools. There are 1o swim attractions available to you, including a lazy river and large ocean front kiddie pools! Children will enjoy free daily activities during the summer months and their parents will appreciate a night out while the children are entertained by The Reef staff. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Reef At South Beach Hotel Myrtle Beach
Reef At South Beach Myrtle
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