I booked this hotels on good reviews...don't be fooled! I usually don't really care where I stay as long as it's on the beach but I thought, well I'll splurge for this vacation. Boy was that disappointing! First off, I booked the days on separate reservations because of rewards coupons,etc on third parties. I've done this before at other hotels and it was not a problem. Well Sea crest made me recheck in every day and locked my key cards until I did so because "thats how their system works"...Very inconvenient because I've never had a problem with this at other hotels.Jesse was their only customer service staff that was apologetic about it. Yet they all gave me conflicting information saying that I wouldnt have to but then I would have to. And when I asked one of the blondes to offer us free breakfast for the inconvenience, she shunned us off. Dislike! It's just not that hard to combine reservations for the same damn hotel room, especially for paying customer of 7 days!
There were no amenities with this price of this hotel. No free breakfast. They served it at the Java but pricey for small servings! I think they do offer breakfast now if you book on their website? I'm not sure but ALL PAYING CUSTOMERS should get complimentary breakfast. We bought some eggs and bacon at the Ship Store but it really didn't save us money. Just more dishes to wash.
This is the first "resort" I've ever been to that didn't give towels for the pool area so make sure to bring your own. The pools are all covered with kids. This is not an adult friendly hotel. I even emailed prior to booking to see if this hotel does any justice for couples and they assured that there is something for everyone. You would think that them offering Jacuzzi suites that the rooms would be in a more private spot. NOPE. They are in floors 1-4 right above the kiddie water park. Yuck.
Wi-Fi is horrible. One day I had to connect to hotel next door and it worked!
The room layouts were nice. The jacuzzi is in a small bathroom that fogs up the mirrors real quick so if you are looking for an open jacuzzi type room, this is not the hotel for that. There is a kitchen with pots and plates and cups. No spices so if you plan to cook, bring that kind of stuff. You can walk a few blocks down to the corner shop as it is alot cheaper than the Ship Store. Yet the ship store was very conveient with being right by the hotel. We got a king partial ocean view since no king beds had full ocean front. Okay view. We were on 4th floor and got to listen to the music from the hotel next door. We liked that because they played our kind of music.
Elevators are random and slow. It's like a maze so you will have to spot the closet elevators. We had one that only went from our floor on down so that was nice. I couldn't imagine staying on the 14th floor and waiting for it!!
Location of the hotel is horrible! We never rent a car as we use the public transportation systems at our vacation spot....MYR bus's at this time I guess only run every 45 min. And they say it stops at 6pm but no one who works for the coast knows because some of the buses ran until 10pm! Taxi's are pricey! less than 2 miles down= $10 with tip. Do not use Atlantic Cab taxi.
We did walk about 1.5 miles down to where the huge sky ferris wheel is at. That is where all the stuff is happeneing. When we came in, there were no food places open about 11pm within walking distance so we ordered pizza a few times. Walk to kings hwy which is a block or two away. That is restaurants row! Captain Benjamins Seafood Calabash buffet is close and was sooo soooo good. Food coma on the walk home but was worth it!
There is ocean watersports within walking distance by family kingdom. We did para sailing at about $45 a person. That was fun!
Overall, Myrtle beach is very expensive and I wouldn't go back unless it was all paid for.Not much to do unless you have a car. We paid what we would normally pay for to go to say Jamaica, all inclusive ....and myrtle beach is ehhh. If we would have had a car and cheaper hotel room or a hotel that included the price we paid for...then the trip might have been different but the ocean was cold and I had to buy a hoodie for the week! I'm even from Minnesota and I've never been so cold on a trip before. Sure , It will be nice here in the summer time but I've learned my lesson to travel down south around this time.
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- Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort captures the best of Myrtle Beach. It will surprise and delight you with its beautiful beachfront location, many amenities, and competitive rates. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sea Crest Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach