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The Breakers Resort
Ranked #30 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Michigan
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12 reviews
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“The Good, The Bad, and My Thoughts”
Reviewed July 30, 2012

So I'll start with the good, move onto the bad and finish off with a few other thoughts. It's going to be long, but stick with it and you'll see a decent review.

The background:
My wife and I spent a week in the Palmetto tower, July 21 - July 28. We have no children and are relatively easy going. We've traveled quite a lot for a couple of 25 year olds, but I wouldn't consider ourselves "snobby" travelers. Give us a comfortable bed and something to do during the day and we're pretty happy.

The good:
Location, Location, Location. Can't beat the location, walking distance from the boardwalk and a bunch of restaurants and there is a pickup for the shuttle to Broadway at the beach right out front (that's right, there's a free shuttle at Broadway at the Beach, don't walk).

The front desk staff was great, we had an issue at the beginning with our door keys and they fixed it right away and we didn't have another issue. They also called a cab company for us just to see how much it would cost to get from Broadway to the Breakers after the bars.

The 5 resorts, it's pretty sweet to have the option to go to a few different pools.

There is a DJ playing music by the pool from 12 to 4 which is pretty nice (although this will fall into both the good and the bad). He did a pretty decent job of mixing newer and older music as well as the different genres as well.

The beds are not terrible as far as hotel bedrooms go.

The kitchenette was well worth the extra slight bit that we paid. Comes with dishes, pots, pans, compact fridge, cups and silverware. Microwave and oven were useful too. Allowed us to eat breakfast and lunch in the room so we could save money there.

The Bad:
The drive in was AWFUL once you hit 501. This is obviously not something that the hotel has any control over, and therefore was not factored into the rating, but it's something people should know about. This portion of the drive took about 2-3 times the amount of time it should. Be prepared to deal with bumper to bumper stop and go traffic until you hit US-17 once you are on 501. You would think that with as popular of a vacation spot as Myrtle Beach is that they would have a few more ways into the city...and maybe they do and it's just us stupid tourists that take 501...?

The pillows were absolutely terrible, they are just basically flat pieces of foam that are really pretty uncomfortable. Bring your own if this is not the style of pillow you want.

Good luck finding a pool chair if you don't get out there by around 8:30. There are signs that state that towels on chairs that are unattended before 9:00 will be removed, but it's an empty threat.

Our air conditioner couldn't keep up, we had it at 65 degrees and it never really felt cold in our room. Also it couldn't seem to keep the humidity level down as everything in the room always felt damp including the bed which was kind of gross.

Ice Box (the DJ) was pretty funny...at first...but after the third or fourth day of the same jokes it gets a bit old. Personally I would rather then play music from 10-6 instead of just 12-4, maybe bring in 2 DJ's or have the one you have work a full day, but more music would be nice.

The pools can get pretty crowded, parents don't control their children. The pools by the north towers seemed to be relatively secluded and you can still hear the music, but the lazy river and the pool right in front of the DJ (which is the only one you are supposed to have alcohol by) were always packed. There are children always swimming, jumping in and other things with the lazy river which makes it not so much a lazy river, more of a chaotic mess.

Parking is a mess, quite possibly the worst designed parking structure I've ever seen. If you have a truck, SUV or even a full sized car good luck getting in and out of your parking spot. If you try to park after 11:00pm, good luck finding a spot, you'll be in the gravel lot.

Things that probably only really bother me:
There is apparently no such thing as cold water from the tap at this hotel. I may be the only person who likes to take a cool shower (especially when you're in 110 degree heat outside all day), but it was luke warm at best. If you want a hot shower, that is no problem.

The bathroom fan sucked air, but not enough. Bathroom fogged up like crazy even with my cold as possible showers.

Overall:
We had a good time and it was relaxing. I don't think we would go back until we have children, but if you have a family of more than just 2, it's probably a great place.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Visited The Breakers Resort for the 4th year in a row, and i must say, the one thing they are is consistant. Our yearly golf trip typically involves 8 to 12 guys sharing the multi room condos and they couldn't be outfitted any better to suit our needs. The Golf package is put together by Gloria and she always does a super job of fitting things with-in our budget. The rooms in the paradise towers are very nice, not 4 star, but are nicely appointed and all face the ocean. The Breakers has an on site dining facility and is with-in easy walking distance to some pretty decent places, most notably, SoHos. Never had a problem with the maid service and in fact the entire staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

The Breakers resort is excellent! I've stayed there 3 times now - and i've referred a number of different families and everyone has been extremely happy. The kids love the pools - The rooms are excellent... Location is great... The only thing I recommend is if you like it to be a little quieter during the day, stay on a higher level on the North Tower, or in one of the other buildings. The main pools are located on the base of the North Tower - So during the day you will hear the kids having fun... Not a big deal... The parking is across the street, nice and clean and safe. I look forward to going back - In fact i day dream about it!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

We visited the Breakers July 22-27 for a national dance competition. We were there with our dance studio. I brought my 13 year old daughter, 15 year old daughter, and her 16 year old girlfriend...Check in was a breeze, Emily was very accommodating to change our room so we could be on the same floor as our friends in the Paradise tower. Upon walking into our room, we noticed disgusting stains all over the carpeting. I don't just mean 1 or 2, the carpet was filled with stains, one large stain resembling blood. I would have changed hotels if we were not traveling with a large group! We had a one bedroom condo, which was quite spacious, and the location was perfect overlooking the ocean. It was beautiful! The location, not the room.

The housekeeping was less than average...they did not replenish shampoo or soap on a daily basis, which was needed, however, we ended up purchasing our own, so we just dealt with it. The bathroom was not very clean after they finished. The counters were never wiped down. Housekeeping is not responsible for washing dishes, so my suggestion is to buy paper plates and such...They did change the sheets daily on the murphy bed, that was a bonus!

We had visitors on our balcony daily...they were cockroaches, not many just a couple daily, just enough to be annoying!

The resort was like being on spring break. From what I understand, it's like that from February until the end of August. Amateur fireworks on the beach at midnight (security doesn't seem to care) to laser lights following the kids walking down the beach. (If you have been there, you will know exactly what I mean!). People running/screaming up and down the hallway all hours of the night, again, security doesn't seem to mind.

On a positive note, the customer service is great! Check out was easy and quick!

The one thing I did not know, the rip current is horrible this year! Someone drown the day before we left...The day we left, 2 people were being rescued.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

The breakers is a very nice resort in Myrtle beach. My family stayed from July 8-13. We stayed in the Palms tower and it is centerally located between the 5 buildings. We had access to all the pools, hot-tubs and resturants. The hotel staff was super nice and very accomadating. The room is very nice, we stayed in a 1 bedroom and it was nice to have the bed seperated from the living area. Does not look like the rooms have been renovated in the last 3-4 years, BUT they were very well kept and clean. Everything was in working order. It was also nice to have a full kitchen. The beach is just steps away. I also took advantage of the pool-side service. It was very prompt and fairly priced. The music/DJ at the pool was a highlight...once of the best parts about the atmosphere. Check in was 3pm, and we did not get in a minute before 3 o'clock (although the registration area was super busy with check in and outs)We would go back again next year. Parking is across the street, so not super close.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Breakers Resort July 7th - 14th. We had a wonderful time. The staff was very nice, housekeeping and maintenance did a wonderful job. We relaxed alot on the lawn and jumped between a couple of the pools and ocean. We had a beautiful oceanfront room, enjoyed the view in the morning and the evenings. Enjoyed our morning breakfast buffet at Papa's resturant. I would recommend this resort and would definately plan my next stay here!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

Some of our family stayed at the resort for a week, We stayed at another Golf Resort 20 minutes away.
We were there on a daily basis with family.
Rooms and suites were nice.
The pools were great, ( the kids and adults loved the lazy river)
Fun and dancing late afternoons at pool side, each of the Breakers towers connect via the pools and walk ways.
This resort is right off the beach, and in the heart of the Broad walk and Promenade area of Myrtle Beach. a few blocks from the Sky Wheel. Plyer Park and Marvins ( great place on the beach to eat!)
Next visit WE WILL be staying at Breakers Resort.

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Property: The Breakers Resort
Address: 2006 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3222
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#14 Best Value Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#19 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#21 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#23 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#24 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Breakers Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 648
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With a perfect oceanfront location, convenient central location, long-standing tradition of having only the finest staff and service, ultra-modern and varied accommodations and super-fun activities right on the grounds, The Breakers Resort is the perfect location for a family or golf vacation. Planning a meeting or wedding? Our oceanfront location is the ideal spot for your special event. The resort is within walking distance of the the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and a variety of restaurants and shops. Voted 2009 Best of the Beach - Overall Hotel the Breakers Resort has been a visitors' favorite for over 70 years. ... more   less 
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