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“Beautiful cottage” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lake Murray Resort and Marina

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Lake Murray Resort and Marina
Indianapolis, Indiana
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed in one of the cottages in late July. The cottage has a wonderful layout- front portch, living room which is open to the kitchen, fully size washer/dryer, large bedroom and bathroom on the main floor and a loft with 2 twin beds. Although it was just my husband and me, this would be the perfect layout for a family. It was very clean and plenty of space.

The resort had a small beach and swimming area. There are boat and jet ski rentals on property and a bar/restaurant. Since we were visiting during the week, neither the bar or restaurants were open. This was the only downfall of our trip as the lake is about a 30 minute drive to any shops/restaurants.

There is not a direct view of the lake as the cottages are located across the street from the lake and the restaurant blocks part of the view. Overall, this is a clean, quiet place to stay. I would recommend it for couples or families looking for a getaway spot to enjoy the water.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Anne B
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chesterton,Indiana
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42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

We ate here aug 2nd, you have to be a member of the resort to eat here, the membership is only $25 a month per couple let me tell its worth it cause there is really no good place to eat on lake Murray and all the other amenities you get for your membership make this worth while if you come here a lot. We came here with friends who live down here and they were thinking of becoming members. After a brief tour of the resort we sat down to eat, the service was first rate, the place was nice, and comfortable the food was above average, the prices were reasonable. This is one of the few good places to eat on Lake Murray so check it out if your in the area you won't be disappointed.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank mandm3849
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The Villages, Florida
Level Contributor
367 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

Were in this area for one week for a family wedding. Towed our boat up from Florida so kids and grand kids could water ski and tube. Very nice resort, good boat ramp and docks. Acommodations were great, full kitchen and all the features of your home, including washer and dryer in your room. Even though it as been a very rainy week, we had a great time on the lake. We also enjoyed the outdoor dining area and band on the weekend.
Would deffinately book a return visit.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Villagesre
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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had not been to Spinner's in years and only recently learned of it's new ownership. It was hard to believe that this was even the same place. I can not stress enough what a huge improvement the new ownership has provided lake area dwellers and vacationers. Make no mistake Spinner's is now more than deserving of it's position on Lake Murray. We had a wonderful time and can not wait to return!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Michelle A
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

This resort was exactly what I needed for a quiet, relaxing time on Lake Murray. The resort was very clean (spotless) and very roomy. Plenty of room for a family with a couple of kids. The master bedroom with king bed and bathroom was downstairs and the loft upstairs had a bunkbed and an extra bathroom. The kitchen was spacious and very clean, as were the bathrooms. The living room was nicely decorated and comfortable. Great location right on the lake for swimming or boating. You will need to bring your own bed sheets and bath towels or pay to rent theirs. Since I was flying in, it was easier for me to rent the linens, but to save you money, you can bring your own.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lshaffer124
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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54 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

We were looking for a place to stay near Columbia, and saw Lake Murray. Hard to believe there aren't more hotels on the lake closer to town, but Spinner's Resort is great. It's about 45-60 minutes from downtown Columbia, close enough if you need to go in but far enough to feel like you're really away from it all. The cottage was lovely, updated with full kitchen, washer and dryer, flat screen TV, and a loft for the kids. The front porch looks over the lake, which is the main attraction. The resort has a small beach with a restaurant and tables, live music on the weekends. The water was warm and great for swimming, plus you can rent a boat or jet ski if you want to head out. The only negative is you have to bring your own sheets and towels, or pay extra to rent them. But the people who own it and work there are super friendly and helpful!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank SusanTravells
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Chesterfield, Virginia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2011

My family spent a relaxing weekend in the cottages at Spinners Resort on Lake Murray in July/Aug. A great value and highly recommended. The cottages are modern (built 2009), large, clean, and tastefully decorated. We needed a pet friendly location and this was ideal. Beds were so comfortable. Enjoyed watching the lake from our front porch. Property owner and employees were friendly and helpful. Restaurant and boat slips on site. Cottages have full kitchen and washer/dryer. Flat screen TV with Direct-TV. We had 5 people and 1 pet, and this was much nicer and roomier than a hotel. There is live entertainment on the weekends in the summer which you can hear when outside, but once we shut our door, it was quiet inside. Boating on the lake is the main activity. You have to drive several miles to get to stores or nearby small towns. Recommended in nearby Prosperity SC (13 mi) are The Main Dish for sandwiches and deserts, Gasthaus Zur Elli german restaurant, Hawg Heaven for the barbeque buffet, Hamm Hardware for misc supplies, and the Prosperity Drug Store for ice cream. Newberry is another nearby town with a picturesque downtown and small shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank DiFromVA
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Property: Lake Murray Resort and Marina
Address: 101 Sandalwood Rd, Leesville, SC 29070-8874 (Formerly Spinner's Resort)
Location: United States > South Carolina > Leesville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Leesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lake Murray Resort and Marina 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spinner's Resort is a resort and members only club located on Lake Murray, South Carolina. If you are seeking a less-crowded, family oriented and relaxed environment then we are the perfect lake destination for you. If you are looking for a great lake vacation, our cottages are the perfect choice! Start planning your vacation! Visit us on the web to book your reservation today. Spinner's Resort: "Where Sand and Water Meet Privacy" ... more   less 
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