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“Oceanfront Wonder”
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Sea Watch Resort
Ranked #36 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Syracuse, NY
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Oceanfront Wonder”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

We not only vacation at this resort we also went through the planning process and had our wedding at this resort. We have now been 3 different time and will continue to go back again next year. The staff we worked with are helpful in everyway possible, we planned the wedding from several states away! The amenities are great, pools (indoor/outdoor), hottubs, lazyriver, and of course oceanfront beach! We have never had any issues with staff and they have always been over accomidating to our needs. We did have a little ant problem the first day, they did immdiatley come and spray though.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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gsmsw, Front Office Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
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Thank you for your comment. We appreciate you choosing Sea Watch Resort for your wedding and family vacations. Our goal is to assure that you and your family have an outstanding vacation experience. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Please let us know how we can better serve you in the future.
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LINDENHURST
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Housekeeping was terrible. We had to complain to get towels or some vacuuming done. There were days they did not even come into the kitchen much less clean it. Sheets were not changed until I complained. The sheets were so wrinkled you could not tell if they were clean or not. My sister-in-law had a rip in hers so that's how we knew they were not changed. The floor in one bathroom was so bad with hair, etc. that we had to clean it ourselves. The toaster did not work properly. Tried to get beach towels around 10:00 am and they were not available.
We have been coming to Sea Watch since 1999 and never had these problems. Unfortunately, we brought two other couples with us this time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
I sincerely apologize for the inferior housekeeping service that you received during your recent vacation at Sea Watch Resort. Your patronage since 1999 is appreciated more than I can express and I do hope you will give us another chance to provide you with the Sea Watch that you deserve.

Kathy King
General Manager
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

Very nice resort . Fantastic view and great pools & hot tubs We would return again. If you have children great for them also. Right near tons of restaurants at Barefoot Landing . Go to the Flying Fish .

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for posting your review on Tripadvisor and letting others know what a great view and pool scape we have. We look forward to your returning visit in the near future!

Kathy King
General Manager
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King, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed September 30, 2013

You wont be dissapointed! Perfect place for a family get away or a friends trip. Beds slept great. view of the ocean was beautiful. All of the staff that I was in contact with was very helpful & always had a smile. I will go back & definitely stay here at the Sea Watch. It is in the perfect location. Perfect location!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for the nice compliment about the staff and for letting others know how pleased you are with your recent Sea Watch vacation!

Kathy King
General Manager
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife and I recently stayed for seven days at Sea Watch Resort. This was our 3rd visit to this hotel and we have seen a definite downward trend. i have listed both pros and cons of our experience.

Pros:
Good location. Central to both North & South Myrtle Beach attractions
Plenty of pools, hot tubs, & lazy rivers Good temps in hot tubs & pools
Friendly staff
Adequate parking
Competetive pricing
Good beach access
Good road out of town, (highway #22)

Cons:
Mistakes in reservations (Promised Deluxe King with washer/dryer) . This was never explained by management. Settled for two double beds because there were no King deluxe rooms available. Washer & dryer are Important when you don't take enough clothes for entire stay. (Ref: confirmation #233348)

Uncomfortable beds - Room 1209. Very soft, very old matresses. First night was not a restful experience. Contacted management next a.m. and was offered same room on a different floor. However, the bedding was not any better. I was offered a room, (#711) in the South Tower which was a regular king bed. The bedding was acceptable but the front room was noticeably smaller. Needing a good nights sleep we moved which was an effort that took 2 hours of our vacation time.

Uncomfortable furniture - The couch in the living room area was extremely uncomfortable. We had to use our bed pillows to sit as not to sink to a point where it was difficult to get up from sitting position. Simply cheap furniture. The same couch was used in both rooms.

Malfunctioning equipment - Our microwave oven woke us up very early one morning with a series of continuous beeps. The beeping noise could not be stopped. This not only woke us up but also our neighbor who thought it was a fire alarm. I had to unplug the unit which was accessed through an overhead cabinet. I doubt this will be fixed as I found a note inside the microwave which explained the same problem from a previous tennant.

Obvious neglect - Rusting very noticeable on refrigerator, major surface damage to bathtub. Very poor lighting in bathroom, (needs new fourescent bulbs).

Unreliable maid service - Did not get service for two days. I called later the second day, I got a quick response but she did not leave any towels and had to place second call to front desk.

Conclusion - Vacations are for fun and relaxation without any surprises. I will be shopping around next time for better quality and I won't mind paying a little more to get it. I am going to stay away from rental condos as the owners will not maintain their property to reasonable standards. Preventative maintenance is obviously not a part of the their operating policy. There are a ton of places to stay on the Grand Strand. If you choose to stay at Sea Watch, I recommend that you verify you reservation details prior to arrival. Also, inspect your room before checking in as you have the right for refusal. It is also advisable to have Internet access to check similar hotels for immediate availability if you need another place to stay.

Room Tip: Spend more time planning your vacation by researching different locations.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
I appreciate your review and feedback on the pros, and especially the cons, of your vacation. We work very hard to provide an outstanding vacation for all of our guests and it is important to our continued success to know where we need to improve. I hope you will return to Sea Watch and would be honored to personally handle your next reservation.

Kathy King
General Manager
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Although my husband is from Myrtle Beach, it was a first time for both of us at this resort. From the time we got there, we were both already planning our next trip. The rooms, easy access to the beach, and accommodations were amazing. Definitely the place to get rejuvenation and relaxation especially if you want to spend some time with your spouse. We loved it and will definitely be back. Might I mention also how beautiful it was and how friendly the service for those we came in contact with:)

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Being a home away from home destination for our guests is one of the highest honors we can get! I am so glad that you enjoyed your vacation and thank you for the compliments about the staff. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again in the near future.

Kathy King
General Manager
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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is the second time we've stayed at the Sea Watch Resort in Myrtle Beach right after Labor Day. The rooms are clean and the beds pretty comfortable. The oceanview is wonderful and relaxing. We stayed for four nights and the only complaint we had was that there wasn't enough towels one day and the maid forgot to make the bed on one occasion. As far as the maintenance staff was concerned, they were right on the money! We had to call twice regarding the in-house safe and within 5 minutes, someone was at the door and corrected the problem.

As far as the beach goes, it is clean and the water warm and wonderful! I would recommend bringing your own beach chairs if you don't want to pay the $35 per day use of the resort's, as that could add up to serious money. We forgot ours but "roughed it" and sat on towels that we bought -- no complaints here!

All in all the resort's location and amenities are a great value! Would consider going back again for a third time!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mickey H
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GeneralManagerSWR, General Manager at Sea Watch Resort, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
It sounds like you had a great vacation! Thank you so much for your repeat business and hopefully we will see you for many more vacations to come!

Kathy King
General Manager

The beach chair rental and lifeguard service is provided by a private company separate from Sea Watch Resort.
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Property: Sea Watch Resort
Address: 161 Seawatch Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5370
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#37 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Watch Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 275
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