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Waters Edge Resort
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Reviewed August 22, 2004

We visited the week storms bonnie and charley slammed into the are. With the threat of a direct hit, we elected to leave the morning of 8/13. In response to our request for a refund for the two nights we would not be staying, the answer was a resounding NO. Yet, later that evening there was a mandatory evacuation of the area.

Will we visit again? NO WAY!!

  • Stayed: August 2004
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Gastonia ,NC
Reviewed August 10, 2004

While at Waters Edge, had a vehicle to be towed , from the side of the resort, which had a Water's Edge tag in the window. The security guards instructed the driver to park on the road , due to the parking deck being full. This was on Friday night, Saturday evening the family went to go to the Pavillion and the van was gone. NO one had notified the guests, and the only way they found out was when they called for more towels , that the car had been towed, they told us at first that it must have been stolen, and then they called the police. They also refused to pay for the tow ,and the car had been towed as of 3pm that afternoon, and the family didn't know it. We have stayed at Water's Edge for the past 2 years, but this was it. The staff at the front desk , especially the young male has a very nasty attitude and they do not respect their patrons.

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Reviewed July 28, 2004

This was our first - and last - trip to the Water's Edge. We stayed there July 19-23 and I was never happier to leave a place in my life. The hotel is very run down - this is not a place where you want to walk anywhere without flip-flops on. The carpet is filthy, the elevators are disgusting and another reviewer mentioned a dog - I think I saw that same dog in the pool! The chlorine in the pool was very high in the a.m., which is probably a good thing, based on all the bodies in it during the day. I got in the pool once and the Jacuzzi none. The beach was so packed, I could hear the conversations of everyone around me. We could barely get a spot for 2 chairs and our umbrella. The first night, after driving all day and a late dinner, we returned to our room to discover our key wouldn't open the door (we had key problems on check in, but decided one of the keys was no good and just used the "good" one, which also ended up not working). It was 10:40 p.m. with 2 tired kids and two very ill parents and the guy at the desk called their maintenance man, who also couldn't get the door open. They had to call a locksmith, who finally had to nearly break the door down to get us in. My 8-year-old was in tears. The guy drew an arrow on the door so we would know which way to turn the key until they could get a new lock on the door, supposedly the next day, which never happened. (Beware of room 1504, especially if that arrow is still drawn on the door). The locksmith was very nice, however, and got there, not in the 5 minutes they said it would take, but maybe about 15. Their maintenance man was also nice. Forgot to mention -on check in, even though I told the guy that one of my children is terrified of heights, he put us on the 15th floor - and the place only has 15 floors! To their credit, I did see people cleaning the elevator floors, vaccuming the carpet (hopeless because of all the sand) and I know they tried to keep the pool clean, but when you let dogs in, how clean can you really keep the place? The people down the hall partied like crazy - I know this because they came in drunk nearly every night and woke us up with their yelling and singing. And if you don't like fireworks, tough, because even though their rules say no fireworks, people set them off every night. I think someone did make them stop around 11, but if you have small kids who need to be asleep by 9 or 10, that won't happen. All in all, a bad enough experience that I definitely won't consider this place again. (If, however, despite my review, you do go to Garden City, there are wonderful restaurants in Murrell's Inlet. Seafare has a great, but pricey, buffet that included prime rib, crab legs, desserts, soups, salad, and the best green beans I've ever had. It was nearly $100 for 2 adults and a 12 and 8 year old. Just find somewhere else to stay other than Water's Edge.)

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Charlotte, NC
Reviewed July 25, 2004

My family and I have been going to this hotel for the past 3 years. We love the spacious rooms and the view, but the staff has been less than friendly and the carpets and couches have always had spots on them that we could not identify. We usually cover them with a sheet so we can sit down without wondering what we are sitting on. We have just returned from Water's Edge. We were there on July 15-18th 2004 and that will be our last time we go to this hotel. Again the staff was not friendly and our room was dirtier this time. We also had an incident where the people we were traveling with van was towed off of Water's Edge property and they told us they were not going to do anything about it even after they told us to park in that area outside of the hotel. We wanted to call the police from their office and we were told it would be $1 to use the phone. The chlorine was so high in the pool that it changed the color of our bathing suits. They also let someone bring their dog into the swimming pool. As we were checking out they kept calling our room to make sure we were gone. Even some staff employees told us they would not even stay at this hotel. We will never go back.

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Reviewed July 23, 2004

Loved it rooms were awesome view was awesome
beach so awesome nice pool would go back in a heartbeat

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Knoxville, TN
Reviewed June 28, 2004

We did expect more for our money at the Waters Edge, we knew it wasn't an expensive condo but we really were disappointed in the staff and their lack of consideration for their guests. Discussions with other guests led us to believe we were not being singled out! Others had requests which were either ignored or not taken seriously. We will stay at Ocean Lakes next year, we love the other aspects of Myrtle Beach and the Garden City Beach - but avoid Waters Edge. You can certainly do better in Garden City Beach. Quick run down on our complaints - low quality rooms, dirty walls and ceilings, inefficient treatment of pools/hot tubs, unprofessional staff, and poor customer service.

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Reviewed May 2, 2004

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Address: 1012 N Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-8799
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Garden City Beach
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Garden City Beach
Price Range: $121 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Waters Edge Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 166
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer the finest in one, two and three bedroom fully furnished condos ( all oceanfront ) for the price of a regular hotel room. All suites include fully-equipped kitchens with microwaves washer and dryers and private balconies for your comfort. ... more   less 
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