Ocean Boulevard is lined with hotels that are old, new, small and large. They all serve various groups - families, college kids on spring break, couples - and various budgets. We stayed at the Anderson because it is participating in our Hilton Grand Vacation Club program, but it still has a ways to go before it is still up-to-par with expected Hilton quality and service.
While this is a relatively new facility, it still has some internal improvements to go - appliances, carpeting, interior finishes - before it really feels like a luxury spot on par with HGVC locations in NYC, Orlando and other locales. All in all, our room had some great amenities - a full kitchen with dishwasher, a nice sized bathroom and a stacked washer and dryer unit (small sized, but enough to do the job for our needs). The in-room TV was small, around 30-32 inches, and it felt swallowed by the open living-room/dining room area. WiFi reception was great in the room, but cell phone reception was not (AT&T, in my case). This is less of an issue if you are on a higher floor, but it will definitely affect you if you are in the lower 8 floors or so.
Our issues with the quality and service were the result of a request for additional toilet paper in our room and the presence of what looked like a bug exoskeleton on our bed. When we called about the extra toilet paper they said that they would have it included when housekeeping came. Houeskeeping didn't leave any additional toilet paper so we had to go and get some from the front desk after we came back that evening. When we mentioned the bug exoskeleton to the front desk a "manager" asked if he could look at it in our room. They assured us that it was probably just a waterbug and that it was harmless. That wasn't terribly heartening. When it comes to bugs and hotels it's a pretty big issue currently and it should have been handled a little less off-handedly. They did give us two free meal tickets to the buffet breakfast restaurant across the street as an apology, but from the looks of the place it is likely where the bug came from. The breakfast buffet was a horrible experience and not worth the price we paid for it, which was only the tip. In my opinion, the hotel should have treated our issue slightly more seriously and with a better resolution.
In terms of beach access, this hotel has direct beach access in the back of the hotel like most other beaches along the strip. It couldn't be easier and the beach access is in the pool area, so you can literally go from one water experience to the other.
Would I stay here again? Possibly, but only if it has been further upgraded by HGVC to be more on par with their other properties. Otherwise, I'll look at other locations in the area since there are plenty to be had or just consider FL for any future trips.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We feature luxurious-, two- and three bedroom condominiums with room service and other amenities including a day spa with hair and nail salon, flat screen TVs, fitness center, indoor & outdoor pools, lazy river, Jacuzzi, oceanfront bar, wireless internet and valet parking. Our full service spa offers massages, facials, men’s spa services and more. Close to many nationally recognized golf courses, restaurants and area attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Anderson Ocean Club & Spa, Oceana Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Anderson Ocean Club And Spa, Oceana Resorts
- Anderson Ocean Hotel
- Anderson Ocean Myrtle Beach