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“Comfortable, clean, and close to everything” 4 of 5 stars
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Carolinian Beach Resort
Ranked #40 of 217 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Des Moines, United States
1 review
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“Comfortable, clean, and close to everything”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

My best friend and I took a "girls getaway" trip to Myrtle Beach and stayed at the Best Western Carolinian Resort. Our room was very nice, clean, and comfortable, we had easy beach access, and were within walking distance to lots of restaurants, bars, and shops along the boardwalk. This hotel is in a nice area, felt very safe. The hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. This hotel is also very close to Broadway on the Beach - about 3 miles. For the price, I would highly recommend this hotel and I would persaonally stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Newberry, South Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We had to return to this hotel because, my 5 years old grandson fell in love this place last year. The rooms are set up like a mini apartment. He love walking our on to the balcony to watch what is going on at the beach. His eye light up a the view and he really enjoy swimming in the pools and hot tub. Please, let not forget about the easy excess to the beach were he play for hours with a smile on his face. The staff are wonderful and they make sure you are comfortable during your stay.He said, Papa this is the best place he has ever been and he hug is papa.The staff are wonderful and they make sure you are comfortable during your stay. We will be back with our grandson............

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Took my wife out to this place to walk on the beach. It's as close as you can get to the beach. You have access to the beach right from the stairs of the hotel. It has swimming pools between the door step and the beach. It has small frig and a stove. The room is small. It has a balcony which you can enjoy the beach view. However, the room is quite run down. Everything is just worn out, overall; the AC cover is falling off, sliding door is hard to open and close, the mattress's spring is shot.

If your main focus is the beach with easy access and less of a concern about your sleeping quarter, this is an excellent place. In fact, if i were to take my kids to the beach, this location would be really nice. If your living quarter matters, this may not be the place. However, if you are comfortable with the typical motel living quarter, this is just fine.

In a nutshell, this is not bad for a weekend out for the family but not good for a couple's weekend out due to the run down condition.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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OceanaResorts, General Manager at Carolinian Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Your opinion is extremely important to us. We regret that your stay was not what you expected. Please be assured that any issues you mention have been addressed accordingly. We do hope you'll visit with us again soon, allowing us to provide you with an even better experience, on which we pride ourselves.
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Statesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This was our first time staying at this hotel. We were pleasantly surprised upon check-in with FREE breakfast, FREE putt-putt, and FREE admission to Wild Water and Wheels Water Park. All of the staff we encountered were very friendly, and took time to wish us a good time. On our second day there, I had to go to the front desk to ask a question. The same person who checked me in the day before was at the desk. He called me by name without me having to tell him who I was. We would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed with my wife at this hotel from August 09 through August 12.
We prepaid the stay through Spirit Vacations, and upon arrival the front desk said they had the reservation, but not the payment, so if we wanted to stay, we had to pay again. After several calls from Spirit, the hotel agreed to refund the charge.
The room was outdated, with dirty carpets and located on the 3rd floor between the elevators and the laundry-vending-ice machine room. The reader can imagine the noise of people getting ice out of the machines, bottles falling in the vending machines and washers and dryers running all night.
The air conditioner was very loud waking us up every time it started.
The only advantage this hotel has is that it's located right on the beach.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank Daniel G
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OceanaResorts, General Manager at Carolinian Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Your opinion is extremely important to us. We regret that your stay was not what you expected. Please be assured that any issues you mention have been addressed accordingly. We do hope you'll visit with us again soon, allowing us to provide you with an even better experience, on which we pride ourselves.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

I spent hours scouring through trip advisor for the perfect hotel for our vacation. I was looking for beach front, value for the money, comfortable accommodations. The Carolinian had it all and then some. The pictures of the hotel were exactly what we got and it couldn't have been better! Thank you Best Western for helping us make our first family vacation and our kids first trip to the ocean absolutely wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Potomac Falls, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Lousy view from room; Parking was inconvenient being across the street; Elevator at garage was broken but did not know that while waiting on the 5th level. There was a sign on the first level but did not know that until I walked down; WiFi did not work several times- I called the front desk at 12:15 AM and the phone rang for at least 5 minutes with no answer; The bathroom smelled bad; The soaps, shampoos etc were not always replenished; Loud noise from some kind of power equipment at 6:00 AM. These are just a few of the things that left us with a negative experience. Some of them I already addressed in a prior email. A reply was sent to me saying someone would further respond but, so far, nothing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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OceanaResorts, General Manager at Carolinian Beach Resort, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay. Your opinion is extremely important to us. We regret that your stay was not what you expected. Please be assured that any issues you mention have been addressed accordingly. We do hope you'll visit with us again soon, allowing us to provide you with an even better experience, on which we pride ourselves.
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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)
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:
#17 Best Value Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#22 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#31 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:2.5 star — Carolinian Beach Resort 2.5*
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 on-site dining at Magnolia's restaurant, 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
Myrtle Beach Best Western

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