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Coral Beach Resort & Suites
Ranked #10 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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“Not exactly family friendly”
Reviewed April 30, 2004

I had read the bad reviews for the hotel but thought we should give it a try since it was voted Best Family Accomodations for 2003.
We, my husband, 5 year old trriplets, and I visited from April 26, 2004 through May 1, 2004.
We got the suite with two beds, kitchen, living room with a pull down bed. The room was pretty but not the cleaniest. The maid didn't wipe the table, sink area in the bath room or kitchen so we went out any bought clorox wipes to clean with. We don't think the sheets were ever changed and the bottom sheets kept coming up so we would have to get up in the night and fix the bed.
The pools were nice and they had a live band by the pool which played something for everyone.
Since there is a bar by the pool you can expect to see some tipsy people but at night it was really bad. My daughter and I were leaving the bowling lane, which was fun but the guy behind the counter put a hamburger to cook, got our shoes, and went back to cooking all with out washing his hands. He also charged us even though we had a coupon and he just ignored us when we tried to rectify the situation. Back to leaving. My husband and our sons stayed to play video games. As my daughter and I were waiting for the elevator four guys got off. The looked dressed to golf all except for one younger guy. He was really messed up. He was being vulger and acting inapporpriate. It scared my daughter. The next elevator came and we got on. I didn't expect my daughter to see such things in a "family friendly environment". This is just one incident we encountered with drunk, vulgar people. We will not be taking our family there again. Drunkness happens everywhere but it happened to many times in a "family friendly" place. I wouldn't recommend it if you have young children. Don't forget your clorox wipes.

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Reviewed April 26, 2004

Rooms could be much cleaner and updated (heard many complaints in elevators for other guests as well) Many pools, very clean. With so many pools, perhaps 1 should be designated for adults only to swim. This hotel is quite nice for small children- many things to do. Day time entertainment (weather permitting) was excellent. Karokee was nice for the 1st couple nites. Food in the hotel could be better - Sunday brunch, not many choices and quite overpriced although staff was very courteous. All staff at the hotel were very friendly and quite helpful.

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Reviewed April 23, 2004

Ive read numerous bad reviews about the Coral beach, and I must ask "Are we staying at the same hotel?" We've stayed here since 1990 and our stay has always been excellent. Our stay here this spring break of 04 was right on oar. Even though the rooms are all smoking, ours (on the 4th floor oceanfront) was free of any burns, and was extremely clean...and was cleaned every day with replacement of towels, soap, shampoo, and everything needed. Our maid was more than friendly and accomadated to our every need, for example, to clean the room after 12 every day. Both of our air conditioners worked great, and didn't emit any foul odors. The linens were free of stains and changed daily. Our balcony was excellent, and clean. The bathroom was spotless and everything worked as it should. All of the pools were clean as could be except I was dissapointed that they had neglected to heat our favorite one (the far one by the waterfall) but the ocean front one and the indoor were heated to the mid 90's. The numerous hot tubs were also heated to the mid 100's. The daily music was another added bonus since our last stay in 2000. The bar and outside grill was excellent and fairly priced. One disadvantage was that the karoke went past 12 am and blocked out the sound of the ocean. The newly renovated lobby was superb and the service from the clerks was excellent. The onsite bowling alley and arcade was great and there was almost always an open lane (with NO vancancy). There were always poolside chairs available even with a full guest load.

I cannot say enough about the quality of the stay we got this year (spring break 04) and have always received from this first rate hotel. We'll surely be going back again and again.

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Reviewed April 22, 2004

We have been staying at the Coral Beach for the past few years and have been very pleased over all with our stays, including this Easter. I'm surprised we can have such an enjoyable time year after year and some people can't wait to leave. We first found the hotel after we had to leave another place down the road because of their horrible conditions. I can tell you I'm not an employee of the Coral Beach and would recommend this resort to all my friends.

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Reviewed April 11, 2004

The worst place I have stayed. Dirty, yuck, yuck, yuck! Hairs everywhere, soap scum in the shower. I want to know who these people are that have recently given positive reviews to this place. They certainly cannot be staying at the same place. I went back and read a few negative reviews, and those sound very familiar. Is the hotel cheating by having their staff write postive reviews just to attract customers? Bed sheets had disguting looking stains everywhere. The stench from the cigarette smoke and the air freshener they use to cover that up. No way, stay at another place. Never again will I take someones word that they have recently renovated with over 2 million dollars, becasue that cannot be true. Take my word for it, I am not on the staff of the Coral Beach... this place is gross!

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Reviewed April 10, 2004

If you want a clean room, do not stay at this hotel. I had to go out and purchase lysol and spray the room myself. the rugs are so disgusting I wouldn't suggest bringing a small child. I would suggest bringing flipflops to wear in the room because of the rugs being so filthy. This resort does have several clean pools and a patio bar with music which is quite enjoyable. The staff is very courteous and was eagar to help when I was extremely upset with the condition of the room. I think if they would paint and replace some of the carpeting this could still be a very nice resort. Definitely needs fixing up.

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Reviewed April 6, 2004

WE had a great time there but they need to step up the security because when we where there we PARKED in the PARKING DECK and OUR NEW CAR got keyed across the hood . Down to the METAL. so i think they need more PEOPLE watching the PARKING DECK or DON'T TAKE A NICE CAR THERE.....

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Property: Coral Beach Resort & Suites
Address: 1105 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-4538
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#17 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#27 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Coral Beach Resort & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 301
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With more on site amenities and entertainment than any other Myrtle Beach resort, it's no surprise that the Travel Channel named Coral Beach "Best Family Accommodations". Some of the ingredients that make us a destination and not just a resort include an on-site 8 AMF lane bowling alley, recreation center with video arcade game room, pool tables, foosball and air hockey, 10 pool attractions including outdoor and indoor pools, water park, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, kiddie pools, lazy river, children's activity center, his/her saunas, live entertainment daily on the pool deck (in-season) and karaoke nightly (in-season), family magic show (in-season), glow bowling, fitness center, General Store & Gift Shop and spacious meeting/banquet facilities. It's no wonder that families for over 20 years have found Coral Beach Resort & Suites the most fun place to stay. ... more   less 
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