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“32nd anniversary” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Blue
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   705 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (Formerly Tropical Winds)   |  
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Ranked #107 of 214 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Darlington, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“32nd anniversary”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

this is our first time staying here and we enjoy the peoples and staff.we will come back again we ware here for our 32nd anniversary.while we ware there.we walk on the board walk and ate crab lesg and all kinds of sea food and walk on the beach and pick up sea shils and the hot tub was so wounderful and we shop.and just did a lot of things while we ware there.our room was ocean front the weather was good and we ware there for 3 days myrtle beach is the place to go on your vacation

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you so much for spending such a special time with us and for sharing your comments with everyone. We are so happy to hear that you had a great time and loved the area, close shopping and of course the crab legs..YUM! We look forward to seeing you again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

I had read many reviews of this property and was apprehensive regarding our stay. Yes the hotel is older and has a few minor condition issues-as does any other similar hotel on the Strand. We stayed in an Oceanfront King room with a fridge and microwave. There was a cabinet for snacks and lots of drawers for our clothing. Wi-fi was fast and reliable. There were a few dings in the wall and the mini-fridge had a bit of rust on the door-understandable considering the humidity and the salt exposure. This is a moderately priced hotel and not the Ritz. It is used and abused by guests on a daily basis and cannot be expected to be 100% perfect. What it was though, was clean, well-located and staffed by a crew of friendly, courteous, helpful people. I saw one Palmetto bug, but he was deceased. No other bugs or roaches were observed. The room was adequately furnished and the bed was comfortable. The common areas were clean and the pools were nicely maintained and stocked with towels. I saw employees adding chemicals to the pool and spray-washing the decking regularly. Housekeeping was always busy sweeping and vacuuming the hallways and kept our room clean and well stocked with towels. The parking garage is small and the corners are rather tight, so be careful driving through there. If you are expecting a 5-Star experience, this isn't the place for you. But if you want a clean, comfortable, reasonably priced hotel, located in the heart of the beach with a friendly helpful staff, this may be just what you are looking for. FYI our stay was in January. There were lots of guests but the hotel was not at capacity during our stay. And yes, I would stay there again.

Room Tip: We had an Oceanfront King room with a fridge and microwave. Very adequate for our needs. Great view!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience with everyone. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your comments on the staff. We strive to do our very best and show all our guest a great vacation.. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
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Charlottesville
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted an off season mini-vacation to Myrtle Beach so we did what all budget-conscious couples do, we went on Groupon and found a great deal for a two night ocean front stay in Myrtle Beach. The ad boasted all the amenities available at the hotel to include on site restaurant and swim-up bar for only $99.

We arrived around 10pm and found several more budget conscious patrons with Groupons in the lobby waiting to check in. We were immediately told that the Groupon price did not include resort fees so we had to pay an additional $40. We were also told that the Groupon price only included double junior efficiencies. Not very couple-friendly, so we asked to upgrade to a King Suite, which costs $149 for two nights, only $10 more than our Groupon deal ending up costing us, but were told that we would have to first cancel our Groupon. Unfortunately we couldn't do that at 10pm because the Groupon cancellation office was closed, and canceling our stay would incur an additional $25 fee :(. Not a good start.

While trying to call Groupon the hotel staff disappeared and left us standing in the lobby for 10 minutes. I was finally forced to call out with an "HELLO!" Because obviously hotels don't use bells anymore. Someone returned and quickly checked us in. We parked and went up to our room. The elevator appeared dated and rudimentary. A box that went up and down.


The hallway gave me a cheap hotel vibe and if I had closed my eyes I could have imagined standing in a Motel 6. We entered our room and besides the glass sliding doors with the amazing ocean view, the room appeared to be a fancy garage. Small, square one-car garage with no frills and no personality. Great for sleeping and nothing else. Definitely took away from the romantic vibe of the moon and the ocean from the balcony.

The small kitchenette was stocked with dishes. The small bathroom was not stocked at all. All the super amenities, like the onsite restaurant and swim up bar was closed. We received a coupon for free breakfast for two, but had to walk down the street to another hotel to eat it. There the restaurant was overcrowded, the food quality was poor and we had to wait almost 30 minutes to be seated.

I would say do not stay here unless you have no choice. It would be better to stay at the hotel with the Restaurant, and if you do decide to stay here, don't get tricked into buying a Groupon. It's no deal with the hidden $40 resort fee.

-Malo & Crystal


Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Plattsburgh, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Price of room was amazing; even though I know it was off season. We planned on staying two nights but, due to the weather, ended up staying 8 nights. Unfortunately, due to the fact that I cannot submit this without a 200 character minimum, I am typing this last statement for nothing.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for taking a moment to write a review for us. We are sorry the weather wasnt the best while you were here but so glad that you could stay with us longer. We look forward to your return and we are crossing our fingers that the next trip is much better weather.
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Ararat, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We came in January and it was great. We enjoyed the ocean on our own and looked at things that we could come back to with the whole family! Hotel Blue was great for my husband and I to relax and enjoy the time we had together. The hot tubs indoor and out was a very relaxing touch to our trip. Being that Hotel Blue was right on the Ocean was great and its also a walking distance to many other things that we like to enjoy!

Room Tip: We were on the 10 floor with an Ocean front suite, it was very relaxing and we had an awesome view o...
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  • Stayed January 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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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Thank you for spending such a special time with us. We are so glad to hear that your 2nd honeymoon was relaxing for you for both. We hope that you will come see us again as soon as you can.
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Salem, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We have stayed at Hotel Blue a number of times and have enjoyed it each time. This time it was a 4 day weekend to celebrate my wife's birthday. The weather was amazing for January - 70's and 80's all 4 days. But what I was most impressed this time was the staff. Every staff member we came in contact with was very pleasant, polite, curtious and helpfull. In this day and age customer service is becoming a rarity. Not so at Hotel Blue. We thank you for a wonderful trip and look forward to staying with you again. Well done!!

Room Tip: Spring to the Oceanfront rooms. It not that much more and it's worth it. Get up early at least...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Wow! Thank you for writing such a positive review for us and your kinds words about the staff. We are all about customer service and are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for spending such a special time with us.. Happy Birthday! Hope to see you again soon.
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Conway SC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

From the time we choose the room we wanted and untill we left it was great. We checked in on Friday January 11,2013 and checked out on Tuesday January 15,2013 could not have asked for a better staff that treated you like gold. Our room was on the 15th floor and ocean front and what a view,the room was clean and very large,we had some guest that stoped by on Saturday night and the front desk was so helpful in getting them parked with no issues. Would recomend this hotel to anyone looking for a relaxing get away. Hope to make it back soon. Can't wait until the summer to visit.

Room Tip: Ocean Front and up on the top floors. For a great view.
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  • Stayed January 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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HotelBlueManager, Manager at Hotel Blue, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for writing a review for us and for your kind words about the staff. We strive to do our very best and we are glad it shows.. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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Address: 705 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577 (Formerly Tropical Winds)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#70 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Blue 2.5*
Number of rooms: 228
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Blue Hotel Myrtle Beach
Tropical Winds Myrtle Beach Sc

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