We just arrived home from another perfect ten day stay at The Windsurfer. Our room was ready when we arrived and as always spotlessly clean. I would like to address some complaints that other folks have had.
Parking. This is the only hotel on the strip that has some onsite parking. No, it's not enough to accommodate all rooms, but overflow is directly across the street. Not a huge issue.
Updating. This is a beach hotel and as popular as it is, the rooms get a lot of abuse from people. The furniture is hotel furniture, pine, and not my taste, but, there isn't one scratch on it and all the drawers work amazingly well. The appliances in the kitchen worked fine, though the side of the refrigerator could use some appliance paint to cover some rust spots. Yes there are some cigarette burns on the tub in our room but there's nothing to be done about that unless the whole tub is replaced. Water stains on the tub floor could be removed with some commercial wax stripper. I would like to see lids put on the toilet seats. All units have been repainted, old wall paper removed and new bed skirts and comforters put on the beds. Looks GREAT!
Housekeeping. I have no complaints at all about housekeeping. As always, they are very pleasant and accommodating. They do a wonderful job as long as you do *your* job and don't use your room as a pig pen.
Elevator. Well, what can I say? There is only one and when housekeeping is there working in the morning it's a bit of a wait. This year though, I was disappointed in the appearance and cleanliness.
The outside of this hotel is kept impeccable by Javier. The pools and decks are cleaned every morning, chairs arranged nicely, bushes and flowers trimmed, all trash is picked up, sidewalks cleaned. It's perfect. One note, there are two pools for this small hotel, which is a huge bonus compared to all the over crowded pools at the high rise condos around town.
I do have a complaint about the outside lighting. Always there have been spotlights on this hotel at night that were blue/lavender. For some reason, one of the bulbs has been changed to a bright white and the first night they turned it on, I thought there was a police raid going on. If your curtains are not shut properly, it can light up the whole room and make you think it's 8 a.m. when it's only the middle of the night.
The staff at this hotel is amazing. Miss Cynthia, Javier, and Mike all work hard to make your stay perfect. Even the owner is there every day with a warm hello. We stay at this hotel because of these folks and plan on returning each year.
Like I said in my last review. This is not the Atlantis. It's a beach hotel, great location, right on the boardwalk, clean inside and out, beautiful grounds, wonderful staff and owner.
It's the perfect place for your perfect vacation.
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- Also Known As:
- Windsurfer Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Windsurfer Myrtle Beach