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Sandy Beach Resort
Ranked #28 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Pittsburgh, PA
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Will visit again”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

Trip reviews are helpful; however, we always read them carefully and scrutinize with skepticism. We often wonder if some individuals chose the correct hotel they are critiquing, or have travel experience (or lack of), affecting their perception and expectations.

As noted in our other reviews, “resorts” at many east coast beaches typically translate into multiple buildings, tight parking accommodations, activities that are mostly money vacuums. They are not quite the same caliber of “resort” found in more "exotic" locations (i.e Cozumel, Caribbean, Hawaii). And, we understand negative reviews for some of the lodging at these “resorts” -- these facilities handle high volumes so they are used and abused.

Overall we had a wonderful experience at Sandy Beach and had only a couple minor complaints.

Good
-Clean accommodations
-Spacious accommodations
-Comfortable beds, quiet accommodations
-Ample towels (Towels are counted but we had an ample supply. Inventory is reasonable given ‘loss’ and/or improper use [they are not meant to be used as beach towels]).
-Good housekeeping (Staff performed job well).
-Friendly, accommodating, helpful staff
-High speed elevators that ran efficiently (minimal, not exhaustive wait time)
-Ample parking (two lots are situated across the street but you do not cross a busy highway. It’s a two-lane street with crosswalks and traffic lights near intersection for safe crossing).
-Within walking distance to many activities, stores, shops (did not find hotel location to be a convenient walking distance for groceries but Food Lion is a close drive and there are several options just before entering Myrtle Beach (i.e. Walmart, mall areas).

Bad
-Not so sure security is as good as some reviewers write. We had no issues but presence of security personnel was scarce and hotel was easily accessible to anyone.
-Loading and unloading can be chaotic (you pull below building which is crammed and busy with vehicle and foot traffic).
-We witnessed that many hotel guests were inconsiderate with timely return of luggage carts.
-Lazy river is small and hotel guests are inconsiderate with use of tubes. Seems management needs to invest in a few more tubes and police area. Guests were seen taking tubes into ocean but lifeguard quickly reprimanded and removed them from beach.
-Glass and smoking are not permitted in pool areas. Yet we found many hotel guests drinking alcohol from all types of containers including glass. Smokers were puffing away.
-Pools could be cleaner. We did see a couple cigarette butts floating in kiddie pool – YUCK!
-We agree with other traveler reviews that people reserve the beach loungers in pool area for extended periods of time and do not return for hours.
-Water pressure in showers was low.

Ugly (doesn't reflect on hotel)
SHAME on the City of Myrtle Beach. Beaches were not very clean (until high tide\ when Mother nature came in to sweep garbage off the beach-sadly that trash goes into the ocean). Beaches were abundant in trash including cigarette butts, plastic ware, bottles and food wrappers. We wonder why the beaches are not better maintained and why travelers are so ignorant that they find it so difficult to use a trash can.

We agree with another reviewer who stated lifeguards did not seem very conscientious. We saw a couple resting their eyes and taking interest in young bikini-clad girls.

There are some travelers who come with the thought that they are on vacation and that gives them the right to act foolishly, break rules, ruin property. This has been witnessed not only in Myrtle Beach but other vacation destinations. And, this may be our only complaint with Sandy Beach Resort. Staff could be more proactive at enforcing a few of the simple rules so that all can enjoy their stay.

Overall, our accommodations were awesome and we had a nice time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

The outside of this hotel is spectacular! Parking is free and across the street, very short walk. The indoor pool/indoor lazy river/indoor hot tub was definitely a plus as the first few days of our stay it was quite cold and windy. The indoor pool area could use an upgrade in decor but is clean and functional. Our room was on the 6th floor, room 618. There was a slight smell when we came in and the living room couch/artwork could use replacement. Loved the balcony overlooking the ocean! The kitchen area was clean as was the bathroom. The vanity in the bathroom is a little old but the tub was spotless and clean and attention to detail (towels well stocked and folded in cute fans etc) was wonderful! I loved that there were extra pillows and blankets made available. Flat screen in living room, regular tv in bedroom. Hotel staff is top notch! I made a call late at night because our sliding doors to the balcony wouldn't lock so they sent security up right away. He spent 20 minutes fixing it and promised to leave a note for maintenance in the morning, which he did. They fixed it the next day as soon as we left. Outdoor pools/hot tubs were very clean and well maintained. Easy access to the beach was a huge plus! This hotel is centrally located and everything we needed was a walk away. Some mornings we didn't leave until almost noon and every single time we returned, they had the room made up. Bottom line is that this is a very nice, safe hotel for those who are self sufficient and not nit-pickers. If you're looking for a fair priced, friendly, clean hotel that is central to everything then this is a great place to be. My daughter and I had a wonderful time and can't thank the front desk, maintenance, housekeeping and security enough for all their help and assistance during our stay!

Room Tip: 618 was quiet with a very pretty view!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Whitby, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Since Myrtle Beachkept. is our second home, we continue to come to Sandy Beach every winter. We come as a group and have many great times together. We enjoy the facilities and our room is always well kept. The house keeping staff do a wonderful job as do the people at the front desk.

Room Tip: Lower floors let you really enjoy the roar of the ocean.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Bernardston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

The hotel is clean and centrally located which makes walking to attractions easy. The suites have an interesting lay out the bed room has no windows and is pitch dark and no clocks. I stayed over a week and you do adjust.

We were traveling with another couple and booked months in advance and requested neighboring suites. To my disappointment we were not even on the same floor.

The staff was friendly and very willing to assist with any requests

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Sandy Beach Resort in March 2013 on our first visit to Myrtle Beach. We both enjoyed this hotel. We selected an Angle View King Bedroom Suite. We had a great view of the ocean and the second street pier. Our room was complete with a king bed in the bedroom, a full kitchen, a bathroom, and a living/dining area. We had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable. The bed was very comfortable. The resort in general was well managed and very clean. The amenities included several pools and hot tubs. The beach was clean and not crowded. Overall I would recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a clean, reasonably priced, comfortable place to stay in Myrtle Beach.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kent, Ohio, USA
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

This resort was fantastic! The staff was so friendly and the room we stayed in was beautiful. The view was awsome and the housekeepers always made sure the rooms were clean.

The only "bad" thing I would say about this resort, is that they don't offer anything special for returning guests. They also very rarely run specials like some other resorts do near by.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Selma, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is heaven on Earth! Friendly staff, clean rooms, has many pools to choose from, and best of all HOT TUBS!!!!!!! We had a great time staying at the Sandy Beach Resort and will be returning next year!

Room Tip: If you are traveling with more than four friends or family members I recommend the two bedroom suite...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sandy Beach Resort
Address: 201 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4083
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#18 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#22 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandy Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 228
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A New Modern Oceanfront Resort with one, two, and three bedroom units. Sandy Beach Resort now boasts a Children's Interactive Pool Area, Fitness Room, Meeting Room, and a comfortable Oceanfront Lobby. Come Stay at one of Myrtle Beach's newest and nicest Oceanfront Resorts! ... more   less 
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