Traded into the last week of 2013. First time at a Westgate property. Have stayed in many Marriotts, including the Dunes location in MB, so that is where by bias comes from. Had limited contact with staff so no comments about them. Will break down my review starting out with the good and ending with the bad (and/or needs improvement).
Location - Right on beach. Next to a small theme park (which was closed for the winter). Walking distance to a few restaurants and a CVS. Not far from airport. Easy to get to main roads to take you to more restaurants, shopping, and attractions. Ample sized parking lot (seems like they will be adding a ramp as only the ground level was available for covered parking).
Room - 1 bedroom suite was very spacious. Had separate 2 person jacuzzi tub in the bedroom (kinda akward). Separate and very spacious shower with 2 heads (both cannot operate at same time at full pressure though). Good working kitchen with pots, pans, bakingware, and dinnerware. Didn't use the sleeper but it was there. Had two wall mounted flat screens with dvd players. Balcony had patio furniture. Had stacking W/D.
Pools - they were heated and the hot tub was always hot.
Pools - No indoor pools. Everything is outside.
WiFi - NO free wifi. They charge $39.99 for the week and that is for 1 device at a time only! You will get an error message telling you about 1 device only, if you try to log onto a different device. Its quirky as well. Even after logging off and completely powering off the 1st device connected to wifi, you still have to wait like 30 minutes to an hour for the system to reset itself and be able to use it on another device. Super annoying and inconvenient!!!
Kitchenware - No tongs so if you plan to cook, you should pick up one on your grocery run.
Laundry - May not apply to you but if you are picky with laundry detergent, then bring your own or go buy it because all they provide are generic powder packs. The washing machine takes forever to finish so plan accordingly. The cycles run 70-90 minutes. Dryer is loud. I'm still happy that these
Business Center - There's 2 computers in the main lobby for use by guests. However, they require payment for printing ($.80/page). The room card swipe did not work and therefore no printing was available. The front desk said they do not provide or are responsible for those computers so you're better off finding a public library or FedEx Kinkos for any printing needs.
Parking - It rained several days. The covered parking (in the unfinished ramp) has no grading at all. It was puddle filled, so be prepared to have wet shoes/feet if you parked there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular Oceanfront Vacation Getaway Enjoy an amazing vacation with the entire family on the white-sand beaches of the Grand Strand at the beautiful Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort, which lies in the heart of the bustling coastal resort of Myrtle Beach. Located across the street from Family Kingdom Amusement Park and just 2.5 miles from the bustling Broadway at the Beach venue. Each of the resort's spacious, beautifully decorated villas features a fully equipped kitchen or kitchenette, sleeper sofa and furnished balcony. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Holiday Inn Myrtle Beach