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“Nice accommodations while visiting the beach.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Carolinian Beach Resort
Ranked #40 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
“Nice accommodations while visiting the beach.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Nice clean room. Great ocean views. Pool aerobics in the morning and lots of kids activities. Just be careful in the shower! Our shower would get scalding hot then ice cold in a matter of seconds even when we weren't using any other water in our room.

Room Tip: Corner room with balcony was a good choice - just stay far enough up on the oceanfront side so you d...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Melissa O
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

I thought the hotel was wonderful, Great location and beautiful rooms. However I must say the elevator's to the tower were horrible. I waited with 2 little ones for about 15 minutes just to get up to our room I would have taken the stairs however I had a stroller and both of my kids were asleep. I have one more little complaint, I slept in the living room on the sofa bed and I was a little disappointed that there was no black out curtain so the light from the streets shined in the room all night long it was like it was daylight all the time. I think you should look into getting some for the rooms in the tower that face the street/ carnival hotel. Other than those two things my stay was wonderful and we look forward to our trip next time. I would also like to personally thank the gentleman who helped us load our luggage onto the cart and in the car, I don't know his name but he was wonderful he was the friendliest person I came in contact with at the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Christina P
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North Carolina
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191 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is probably the most dated hotel that we have stayed at in quite a while. While the room appeared to be clean, a closer inspection revealed dirty floors and moldy grout in the bathroom (we saw three rooms and all were the same). In addition, the undermount sink was loose, the shower would not turn off due to worn faucet stems, and there were quite a few small dings and dents in the wall.

It should be noted that the cleanliness issue isn't due to housekeeping. Rather, this hotel has simply gotten to the point where the rooms need to be renovated. In fact, on the positive side, the staff were great. EVERY staff member that we met was pleasant, friendly, and helpful. Each asked us how our vacation was going.

If the owners would simply remodel this hotel and keep the same staff, they would have a 5-star hotel and they could probably charge accordingly. As it is, it is probably a 2-star hotel but the staff bump it to 3.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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OceanaResorts, General Manager at Carolinian Beach Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Your opinion is extremely valuable to us. We are disappointed to that you were not satisfied with your accommodations. Please know that all of your concerns have been addressed accordingly. We are happy to hear, however, that your experience with our staff was a positive one. We do hope you'll consider staying with us again in the near future, allowing us to provide you with an even better experience.
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Asheville, North Carolina
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44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This was our first stay at the Best Western Carolinian. After scanning Tripadvisor for weeks we decided to try it based on good reviews and a price that was less than the place we last stayed (next door). Our check-in went smoothly due to the front desk staff being efficient and quick while smiling and pleasant. A bellman helped us unload our luggage and showed us to our room quickly. He was also refreshingly pleasant and eager to help even though this was a very busy time of day. I had asked for an upper level room in the South Tower, and we were granted one on the 19th floor. Our view was fantastic with a balcony that stretched the length of the room. Our ocean view king room was so much better than expected. We had a full kitchen,living room with dining area and a separate bedroom. Best of all; it was spotless! Our 6 day stay was wonderful and we certainly will recommend the Carolinian to all our friends. We are already looking forward to returning.

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for a room in the South Tower. These are newer and have better views.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

When we arrived the living area of our two bedroom suite smelled of urine, but the hotel staff found a new room for us, and sent someone to help with our bags. A few things could've been better.... Lazy river and pool area are very small, wi fi connection is poor, Hotel could use a little updating, parking garage requires a little walk, BUT rooms are clean and our children were thrilled! Not a bad stay! The suites are perfect with kitchen and laundry! Good p,ace to stay on the beach... Wonderful views!!!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2013

I was very happy with the service we received from the employees at the hotel. The rooms were very clean and room service was very prompt. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Myself and my family really enjoyed our vacation. The view of the ocean and beach were spectacular and unforgettable. Thank you Best western.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Willijf
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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I would highly recommend this hotel for groups of 4 or more! The suite easily fits 4 people (and if you have more than 4, there's PLENTY of room for air mattresses!). And there's a very nice kitchen and living room as well. The view was amazing, and the location is awesome! If you enjoy the nightlife, it's only a mile or so from Broadway at the Beach, which is about a $9 cab ride - split that between 4 people, and it's only $2.25/person. I would definitely stay here again!!

Room Tip: I would suggest a higher floor that is either oceanfront or oceanview - the view of the ocean and bo...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Drew W
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Additional Information about Carolinian Beach Resort

Property: Carolinian Beach Resort
Address: 2506 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3241 (Formerly BEST WESTERN PLUS Carolinian Oceanfront Inn & Suites)
Phone Number:
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#33 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#47 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Carolinian Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 231
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover a great location, superb facilities and affordable rates at the Carolinian Beach Resort, an award-winning hotel where children under 18 stay FREE with parents. Enjoy a Myrtle Beach hotel with a friendly atmosphere and smartly-appointed accommodations for families, couples and group getaways. The Carolinian offers loads of great amenities that are sure to please including an on-site lazy river, oceanfront pool deck, direct beach access, and even FREE breakfast included with your reservation! During your resort stay, we encourage you to explore the variety of services available to you at our hotel and other Oceana Resorts in Myrtle Beach. From spa services at Awakening Spa located at the Anderson Ocean Club, to great guest privileges at area merchants, our resort offers a convenient location plus a variety of onsite services for everyone. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Carolinian Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach
Best Western Myrtle Beach
Best Western Carolinian Beach Resort
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