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“Family Beach Trip 2012”

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Viking Ocean Front Motel
Ranked #166 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Bat Cave, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Family Beach Trip 2012”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

My family has been taking a family vacation every year for about 7 years or more. We go camping and we stay in the motels. This year with heat and the time of year we chose to go, we decided to stay in a motel.We are regular blue collar workers and needed a place that would fit our budget.After calling around to other places ( which required a 3 night min)we found the best rates for an oceanfront room at the viking.We made our reservations in advance and than I decided to read the reviews ( a little backwards I know)What i read scared me to death and I did not even want to make the trip!!My daughter however had a plan that we would check out the room and make sure everything was alright and we brought our own cleaning products with us!
The motel is a vintage motel,however the person who checked us in was extremely pleasant,the room had the perfect layout for what we needed and the room was very clean (it's an older building),housekeeping was great and the other quest were very friendly around the pool area.The kids loved it!I would stay again and recommend it to anyone who isn't looking for a 5 star resort but a nice affordable family place to stay. Oh and we experienced no bed bugs,blood, or fleas!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Louisburg, NC
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I would not even recommend this motel to my worst enemy. We took the family down for a few days at Myrtle Beach, which almost turned into a spoiled vacation. When we checked in, we discovered mold on the bathroom walls and stains all over the bed and carpet. Only after threats of calling the Better Business Bureau and negative posts on tripadvisor were we able to get a full refund. Well ... one out of two is not too bad ... at least I did not call the Better Business Bureau. Luckily the trip was not spoiled because we were able to find vacancy at a better hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

OK so we first were at the Polynesian which is a sister hotel to the Viking. We had switched hotels because the mold was so bad(at the Polynesia) that I was getting sick and could.not stay there. We arrived at the Viking and the lady at the front desk was very nice and understanding about our situation and they gave us a better room. I guess considering we were in THE WORST HOTEL (THE POLYNESIA) this place was a sigh of relief. The parking is an issue though considering there is a sewage line right at the endof the parking lot. But all in all a very nice room. Read the Polynesian reviews and this place may change your mind

  • Stayed July 2012
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McBee, South Carolina
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

My family spent 3 nights in an oceanfront 2 room suite. We were very pleased with our stay. room was very clean and staff was extra nice. Rates were excellent for the weekend we stayed. It was not one of your "Big time resorts" but for the budget minded family was a very good choice. Would stay there again....

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

This is the nastiest place I have ever been in. The outlets didn't work. The doors didn't lock, and the worst part we were in the room 5 minutes and a cockroach climbs on my 2 year old. We left right then and found somewhere else to stay. Unfriendly staff and no parking either. Don't waste your time at this place

  • Stayed June 2012
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We stayed senior beach week. Kept everything very clean and very quiet. Room was exactly as pictured on line. Was not picture taken several years ago when everything was new. The picture was current. Rates were unreal for the location.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Dahlonega, Georgia
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

me and my family payed for a room a week before we went and they said on the phone check in time was 3:00pm we could not get in the room intill after 5:00pm so that was bad and it not clean at all and when we got down there there is cheaper motels and way better and there on the beach so i would get down there and look for a motel before i go on line and do it any day.and there is nothing but hotels next to it if your going to come myrtle beach make sure you go to the north side of the beach thats where every thing is

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Viking Ocean Front Motel
Address: 1811 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4633
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#94 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Viking Ocean Front Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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