We booked this room through Priceline and then read the reviews. After reading the reviews I was frightfully anxious about arriving... When we arrived it was very late but we were accommodated well. We stayed for 8 days. 7 on the first floor and then we decided to stay an additional dayon the third floor oceanfront. The first floor was very convenient to the pool for my children. I loved that the Viking provided chairs outside our door for us to sit in the breezeway. I would go out each morning and eat my breakfast there and greet the staff and neighboring guests. It was a great start to the day before our children awoke.Because we were right in front of the pool, yes, When guests did not respect the curfew we could hear them but one phone call to the office rectified that. Our room was very clean and well stocked with linens, paper and kitchen needs. We had a toaster, coffee maker, fridge and stove. The oceanfront room had a microwave :) Throughout the week we needed additional toilet paper and towels and they saw to it immediately that those needs were fulfilled. The staff was extremely friendly and the pool was very clean! The access to the beach was superb! We were so close and it was not a crowded beach.. We saw dolphins jumping and playing during three of our nights at the beach. The manager was easily accessible to discuss any guest problems and she rectified them immediately. This is not posh accommodations but they are very well for what we paid for. I understand that this is one of the first motels built and it is evident but it is not unsightly or unbearable; actually it was very homey and pleasant for us. Kitty was the delightful and attentive manager we dealt with and Kia was our favorite front desk employee and Jacqueline was our favorite housekeeper. All of the staff however, were very friendly. Being a female, alone with her children throughout the stay;I must say, I felt safe and comfortable there. The Motel is very close to the boardwalk and although the parking is limited at the Motel, the overflow parking across the street is very easy to access and we had no problems at all with it. I loved that they had laundry rooms and free ice; two unexpected pluses and the free parking is unheard of in this area. We enjoyed cheap breakfast prices at the Friendly's restaurant right up the road and the Roses store near Big Lots on 17 had the best prices for souvenirs and everything else! The staff helped us find those cost cutting gems :) We are actually looking forward to returning in October, Lord willing; and will stay at the Viking again! Shame on everyone who is exaggerating and terrifying potential guests to this place. Other guests could have made this very unpleasant for us with their lack of adherence to rules but we were responsible and called the office immediately and they ALWAYS took care of it promptly. Any room troubles were taken care of as soon as the staff were alerted. (we needed a battery for a beeping smoke detector and to request a television remote control...) If you do not want a family Motel or a dated decor you should look for a different price point. This is a good deal and a delightful place to stay. We had dear friends that paid thousands compared to us paying hundreds for the same dates but at more posh accommodations and their pools had algae and vomit in them and their beaches were crammed full of people plus they had to hike it to the beach and go through parking garages and such...They had to drive everywhere and we had the cleanest pool, the quickest beach access and the nightlife was in walking distance from our Motel. The lifeguard was so delightful at the beach too! The shower for our feet and such after the beach was located at the Viking Motel beach entrance and also right by the Motel's pool. Running back to our room for something was just a hop, skip and a jump away :) Without the Viking, we could not have afforded an 8 day vacation! We were blessed by this establishment and their staff and so blessed by it's easy access to the beach!!!! If your vacation is about the beach, book it here!
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- Also Known As:
- Viking Ocean Front Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Hotel Viking Ocean Front
- Viking Hotel Myrtle Beach
- The Oceanfront Viking Motel