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“Check out the Mother Earth Spa” 4 of 5 stars
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Plantation Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1250 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575   |  
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Surfside Beach
Morgantown, West Virginia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Check out the Mother Earth Spa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Spent a week here with a friend who owns a RCI timeshare. It was very nice, everything you needed was there in your room. The outdoor pool was great. It is a little bit of a drive from the beach, but, the shuttle is very reliable. Parking at the beach yourself can be expensive. If you go, make sure to check out the Mother Earth Spa. They do great massages and foot reflexology treatments, and the prices can not be beat. $175.00 for a one hour Spa Reflexology Foot treatment and massage, a one hour full body massage and a facial. Can not get that for this price where I live. The folks there were very friendly and very knowledgable. You do not have to be staying at the Plantation to utilize their services. Check them out.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

This place was not as it appeared. When we booked we were told it was across the street from the beach not 2 miles down the road. The room looked like a small motel room and was very dirty. Will never stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Parsippany, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Went the second week of Sept..The resort itself was good..The grounds were maintained really nice.. The rooms were ok but felt we were in a motel room....The tub was a hot tub and it is was hard to get in and out. We asked for a handicapped room too, but we dealt with it. Room had a vcr in it..Not sure who uses them anymore...resort was close to beach but we did not use the shuttle to get to the beach as it was not to far..

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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rural michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We came as a timeshare trade with family members who own a time share. Right off the bat, the room was not what we expected, but was likely an issue with the timeshare agency (REI) and not the hotel. It was described as sleeps 4, 2 private, so we thought that there would be a separate bedroom and a foldout couch. Not so. The fold out couch was right next to the King sized bed. AWKWARD. Anyway, we made do. The room was clean, the kitchen serviceable. A nice touch is that there is a washer and dryer in the room so you can keep up with laundry and not take home a bunch, or dry towels. You are given 4 towels for the beach and 4 for showering per room and they cannot exchange them or get additional ones without a fee, so the washer/dryer is a must. If you are coming by car, bring your own beach towels as the provided beach towels are small. Besides the room configuration, our biggest problem was that the key cards kept not working. They warned us to keep them away from cell phones and credit cards, but I guess we didn't do a very good job.

Both the indoor and outdoor pools were nice. We participated in a couple activities (water aerobics and yoga) and enjoyed them both. The staff upon check in was very helpful to the guys about where to golf. We did not check out the lazy river since we didn't have any kids with us.

Getting to the beach was a quick drive and the beach was well kept and had a lifeguard. There is a shuttle provided by the resort, but we found the times inconvenient and then worried what would happen if it rained, or we missed the last bus.

Overall, this was a nice place to stay that met our needs. The cleanliness cannot be beat!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Suites accommodate large families which is nice if anyone has a large family knows this can be a challenge at other places. Pool area and lazy river are nice, the kids love it. It is a short drive to the beach which can be a hassle with parking and loading everything up. I like to golf so enjoyed it when there was a golf course (Deer Track) on site but it closed. All in all not a bad place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Missouri City, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

We arrived in the resort in the wee hours of the morning ( advised them beforehand) and we were just lucky to saw the security car as we are coming in the resort. There was no security person in the office. You see, the office is at King's highway and the resort is a drive towards the back. Can be tricky when you arrive at 3-4 am but the little direction signs help ( if you see them at night). When we were checked in, nothing was offered to us- like maps (except map of the resort), nor tickets, discounts (like we usually get as RCI owners) or even breakfast ( with no timeshare presentation)... Just breakfast!
I had an RCi points exchange and we were given a first floor ( which we like bec I have my mom and a 3 yr old). The 2 bedroom was well furnished, the decors were just enough, both rooms had TV (but the other room has a VHS player? c'mon now, time to dump it I believe!). The tiny kitchen is tiny but everything works well. ( i have to buy a nice chopping knife at Kroger's for our meat). There was a washer and dryer and cleaning supplies are complete too. It was a quiet week, no security issue even though our back opens up to a big open area in the back ( does it used to be a golf area?) and connects (quite a distance though ) to the next community. The only bad thing was, being in the first floor, the steps and noises fr above filters in. We can hear their kids' running at 2-3 am!!!
The lazy pond we used once, the fitness area closes at 9 pm so we never got a chance to use it, the Internet was, YES, HORRIBLE! They need to upgrade it really! In this time and age, it seemed like theirs was a dial up! You can get a good signal by using your computer at 2 am ( I have online assignments I have to submit! ) but that is not always the case. It's a case of try-your-luck wifi connection!
Yes, the beach is a little drive. Surfside beach charges $1/hr, myrtle beach will have fr $5-10 parking depending on how close you are to the boardwalk. The shuttle we never used though.
Will I come back? Probably yes, probably no. We had good stay but can have better more.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Canton
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

My family and I just checked in today. We made the trip from MI. We didn't think that the room was going to look as great as it does. A few people said that the room was small, but I didn't think so. I came here with five other people and we all fit in just fine. The rooms are clean, no ants or any type of bugs were in our room. We stayed in the bldg 213. If you booked your room through Expedia.com, it says on their website that you can get a king size bed and two double bags. Truth is, you get a queen size and two double. You have to be careful when booking this room through Expedia, because when we made our reservations, we first asked for a two bedroom and told them that that was what we needed. They booked us for one bedroom and there was five of us staying in the room.Long story short, my husband called about 3 hours before we arrived and we were told that we were getting a queen sized bed with two twins. My husband told him that he didn't want the two twin beds in the second bedroom and asked if they could change our room to the double sized beds in the second bedroom. They changed our reservation to our room. We talked to a guy named Scott. We are currently staying at this resort, and we are enjoying every bit of it.

The check in was easy and we were given coupons and there is the free WiFi that the resort offers. Now some people say that there is a hidden fee for cleaning that they don't tell you about. This fee only occurs if you stay less than 7 days. We are staying 8, so our cleaning fee is included in our price. Don't believe every review that is on here that states there is a hidden fee for cleaning. I repeat if you are staying less than 7 days, you will be charged the cleaning fee. If you are staying more than 7 days you will NOT be charged. We asked this before we checked in. So you just have to stay for at least 7 days. Other than that, the place is great. On the refrigarator, they have a list of activities that the resort does on a daily basis.

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  • Stayed August 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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Additional Information about Plantation Resort

Address: 1250 Highway 17 North, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Surfside Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Surfside Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Plantation Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 176
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