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“Old school at the beach!” 4 of 5 stars
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Kingfisher Inn
Atlanta, GA
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199 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Old school at the beach!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

My review is a bit biased because my family has visited the Kingfisher for many years. The Kingfisher is an old hotel that was converted to condos quite a while ago. If you are expecting a traditional timeshare, you might be disappointed. If you are expecting a studio hotel room, you'll be pleasantly surprised. All units have full kitchen, so you don't need to eat out all the time. The accommodations are clean, comfortable and great for a small family. The location is the best in Garden City - right on the beach by the pier. The staff is friendly and helpful. No fitness center, but there is a nice, basic pool and of course the beach is only steps away. If you come with the right expectations, you'll be back!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We have been going to the Myrtle Beach area for over 20 years and have stayed at many many places from North Myrtle Beach and points south.

Nothing beats the tranquility of Garden City Beach and nothing beats the value and location of the Kingfisher Inn. The studio rooms and spacious and have a full kitchen. The 2 BR units are huge.

Best of all, wake to up a beautiful sunrise! This is not a fancy place but the views are worth millions! If you are lucky, you will even see dolphins!

Sam's Corner across the street serves a nice breakfast and still charges only 5¢ for a cup of coffee. The kids love the footlong corn dogs. They are open 24 hours.

The Garden City Pier has live music in the summer. We love to take a walk along the pier and watch the fishermen.

You can also take a short walk along Atlantic Avenue and watch the sun set behind the inlet. Fantastic!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Jonas Ridge,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Absolutely loved the Kingfisher Inn. First off you have LOCATION! It is right next to the pier and right across the street from the little *business* part of Garden City. The front staff is extremely friendly and our room was very clean. It is not a 5 star resort so dont expect that BUT it is clean, the rooms are nicely furnished and there is everything you need in the room. We had a 1 bedroom and loved having the view from the living room and the bedroom. The housekeeping staff was great and so friendly. Everytime you saw any of them in the halls or elevators, they had a smile for you and a frienly word. Their daily room service was also very complete!
Be sure you take your beach chairs/umbrella. This is far enough down that we did not see any rental vendors. The pool is outdoor only so winter stays would not include swimming.
There are lots of surfers in the water in front of the resort because of the way the waves form close to the pier.
Will definately go back!! We have stayed at the Waters Edge resort just a bit north and after staying at Kingfisher would NEVER go back to Waters Edge.
There is only 1 parking spot per room so if you have more than one, you will need to park at the pier or on the street.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Property: Kingfisher Inn
Address: 100 N Waccamaw Dr, Garden City Beach, SC 29576-8030
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Garden City Beach
Amenities:
Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Garden City Beach
Number of rooms: 43

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