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“Extremely Pleased!” 4 of 5 stars
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1910 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582   |  
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Kingsport, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Extremely Pleased!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

First time in NMB, and couldn't have asked for a better stay. This place was perfect for our family of 4. Very clean room & as well as facilities. Excellent rate for staying in an oceanfront eff in July! The beach in front of the hotel was not overcrowded and there was just a great atmosphere overall at the Blockade Runner. We will definitely return!
If you are looking for a relaxing trip to the beach that won't kill your budget, then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed July 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The Blockade Runner is a clean, no frills hotel in the Cherry Grove section of North Myrtle Beach. This was our second stay and we'll certainly go back again. If you really like resort style hotels with 20 floors, lazy rivers, water parks and endless parking decks, this is not the place for you. However, if you want a stress free, easy in-easy out kind of place with a good location, then this could be your answer. Restaurants and stores are within walking distance. Cherry Grove Pier is close as well. Since this area does not have the concentration of resort hotels, the beach is less crowded and has easy access. The hotel only has five floors. There is one elevator but we never had a long wait for it. We chose the stairs for the most part even though we were on the 5th floor.

The staff is friendly and courteous and were attentive to our needs. Again, a fine no nonsense property with convenient parking, a nice restaurant and clean (if not fancy) rooms. Highly recommended!

Room Tip: Get 3rd floor or above if you'd like a better view of the ocean. First floor can be cool becaus...
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  • Stayed July 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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Powell, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our stay at the Blockade Runner was one of the best vacations we have ever experienced. The accomodations were very pleasant. Our king room was huge and extremely clean. The rates were the best we have ever found. The staff was very friendly and very helpful in every way. This was the first time we had ever stayed in North Myrtle Beach so we did not know what to expect. We have found a new favorite place. Not too crowded in the area and some great restaurants nearby. We will definitely stay at the Blockade Runner again when planning a trip to North Myrtle Beach.

Room Tip: The top floor south end room has quite a bit of wind noise. May want to choose an interior room if...
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  • Stayed June 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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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our family has been staying at Blockade Runner Motor Inn for years and we won't stay anywhere else when we come to the beach. We always stay on the top floor (the 5th floor) for the best views of the ocean (all rooms are oceanfront). Over the years the rooms have been upgraded and improved and now there are new appliances in the Kitchenettes, new TV's, new air conditioners, and overall decorations/painting renovations. There have also been updates the outdoor furniture/shared areas. Anytime we have a request for any of the staff whether it's the owner or anyone else we happen to ask- they are always responsive and helpful. The owner is usually there every day so if there are any issues or you just want to chat with him, he is happy to talk with you. The nice thing is since the hotel isn't one of those massive places - the beach in front of it isn't as crowded as other parts of the beach. We love staying there and have already booked our return visit for later in the summer at Blockade Runner.

Room Tip: I would choose a room third floor and up. The elevators aren't noisy so being near or away from...
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  • Stayed June 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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Fountain Inn, South Carolina
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

If you are looking for fancy, overpriced stay, move on, BUT if you are looking for a clean, comfortable, pleasantly-decorated room with a mini-kitchen, including pots and pans, stove, sink, half-frig, pool, barbecues and tables with umbrellas, and beach view for a great price, this is the place! Nice little restaurant downstairs where we enjoyed breakfast. Went there last year and loved it. Going back in July. :)

Room Tip: Second floor or up, and you get a good view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed June 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013 via mobile

The owner greeted us with a smile, our trip was long it started in georgia went to buffalo n.y to myrtle beach s.c. after all the places we stayed in during our journey the owner was gracious and very sweet. The room was excellant, and trust me my wife is hard to please. The location was perfect, close to everything we wanted to do while we where here. I recommend this to anyone with full stars

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Anderson, South Carolina
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

As I had been seeing tons of reports of bedbugs at other hotels in the Myrtle Beach/North Myrtle Beach area I was having a hard time finding somewhere that was relatively cheap to spend the night at the northern end of Myrtle Beach so we could attend a show at the House of Blues. I finally was able to find the Blockade Runner, it is bedbug free, and was very reasonable. Each of the rooms at the hotel are full ocean view and we managed to snag an efficiency with a kitchenette on the first floor (the elevator was being repaired). I cannot say enough about this hotel - very friendly staff, house kitties outside to help take away the pain of being away from your own, and very clean for an older facility. The little restaurant there, Mimosa's, is also a great place to eat. We had the breakfast special and got REAL butter for our grits (which were creamy and perfect), perfectly cooked eggs and bacon, and the prices are very reasonable (they are open for breakfast and lunch only). I loved the view of the dunes/ocean from our big picture window and the beds were very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again if I ever have to come back to Myrtle Beach. I love the fact it is not in Myrtle Beach proper - less of a crowd situation. Kudos to the owners!

  • Stayed March 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blockade Runner Motor Inn

Address: 1910 N. Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#2 On the Beach Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#5 Family Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
Number of rooms: 72
Also Known As:
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