The hotel is in a great location, on the beach, by a pier. It is beside a few amusement park rides that would be great to entertain the kids. The pools seemed nice, but were heavily chlorinated. The staff was friendly and helpful. Those were the positives.
The negatives include parking. I think people visiting the amusement area, park in the spaces designated for the hotel. Also, there is a parking garage, about a block up, which isn’t the safest for females at night. You got locals walking around. One actually looked pretty scary to me, and that was during the daytime! Carry some mace or something, if you know you will be staying at the hotel and going out at night.
The rooms are adequate, but the bed linens are a little scary. They don’t have deep enough pockets to stay on the mattress. This causes them to shift off at night. The sheets are also dingy. They really made me appreciate all those pearly white sheets you have at “regular 3 star” hotels. I’m not sure why this hotel is labeled a 3 star. Maybe the pools and oceanfront access?
There were little toiletries available. But, at least the washcloths & towels didn’t appear dingy.
I wouldn’t recommend this hotel if you are on the particular side. It’s just a little too shabby for my tastes. However, if you don’t mind, “roughing it” to get good oceanfront accommodations – then go for it. It’s just there are other properties on the boulevard that are much nicer.
My trip was last minute, and short, so it was tolerable. I probably would have passed on it though, had I known it was not a true Holiday Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn at the Pavilion has it all. It is a direct Oceanfront Resort and offers newly remodeled rooms, efficiencies and suites.Enjoy our Free daily continental breakfast and our 5 Indoor and outdoor pools, as well as one of the best locations in the Myrtle Beach area. The only AAA 3 diamond Resort Located directly on the new downtown area Boardwalk's prestigious North End, with Restaurants, Night Life, Broadway at the Beach and the Convention center are all minutes from your door. Directly adjacent to the new 12 Million Sky Wheel, featuring the largest wheel east of the Mississippi, a Jimmy Buffett Land Shark Bar & GrilL and all the Free Daily Hot Summer Nights events offered during June, July & August next door at Plyler Park. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn At The Pavilion Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Holiday Inn Myrtle Beach
- Myrtle Beach Holiday Inn