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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

After a week at a condo in Garden City we decided to stay one night at the Castaway before heading home. We weren't ready to leave. Well, nothing will make you ready to leave your vacation like booking a sub-par place to stay at the end. The hotel is right on the beach (though we could only see the pool... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The rooms are ok, we stayed here last year and for the price its not bad. Have stayed in other hotels in Myrtle Beach and I always come back here. Plan on staying here again this year. The staff is super nice and the cleaning staff is really nice!

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Roanoke
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Ate at the bar yesterday, had chips and salsa, fish and chips! It was great! Didn't stay there, just ate there. It is undergoing a mass overhaul, looking forward to seeing what it's like this time next year!

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The poolside bar is pretty cool. Will the bartender is very friendly and awesome. The 1954 Colada drink was great. The pulled pork sandwich was really good. The room we had overlooked the bar was pretty nice. The pool was really nice and never was crowded when we were at it.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Be careful travel friends, everything about this place is disappointing, starting with the lie about a "swim up pool bar" which doesn't exist, (a bar near a pool and a swim-up bar are 2 VERY different things so why lie about it!), to the clean rooms. It's disgusting at best, torn stained mildewed carpet, flies actually dead and stuck to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

STAY AWAY Do not even think about it Hole in wall Smells terrible LOUD -can hear everything from outside AND from other rooms View from our room--parking lot Sheets have holes -stains on mattress Does not feel safe Rooms are not acceptable even with low standards

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Will is great, he was closing up the bar when we walked up and rather than kicking us out he invited us in for a few rounds. Will let us pick the playlist and there is direct access to the beach. We will definitely be coming back during the rest of our vacation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

I only found this place because I walk the dog past there. Saw lots of college students there. They seemed to be having a good time. My wife and I went there after dinner. Will's jalapeño margarita rocks :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Will is awesome! Best bar tender around! Hard worker......I want to move down here and be like him! We love the room and pool great prices. The atmosphere is great when he is around. Plus the women are sexy

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Longs, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We are locals, we can't believe our girlfriend found this little hidden gem tiki bar. Very comfortable place right there at the beach. Will, the bartender is very nice and can make you tasty cocktails or one of the specialty cocktails. Castaway will be servicing food, like wings, nachos and other foods soon. Happy Hour 4-8pm Bands on the weekend... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Castaway Beach Inn

Address: 1717 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582-4031 (Formerly By the Sea Motel)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > North Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $53 - $87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Castaway Beach Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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Also Known As:
By The Sea Hotel North Myrtle Beach
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
#13 On the Beach Hotel in North Myrtle Beach
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