Pros: Ocean Reef has a nice, but crowded pool area with several hot tubs to enjoy, including a lazy river. The kiddie area looked pretty nice, and we even enjoyed the water slide a few times. The hotel was very clean, our room included. There was ample parking across the street between several lots and a garage. The price was decent for a 6 night stay.
Cons: The unloading area consists of about 7 parking spaces, of which you are only allowed 15 minutes to park in, although I don't know how strict they are about this. All of the other hotel front parking spaces are handicapped, which is certainly acceptable, but it is difficult to find one of the 7 unloading spaces open at any given time. Our room was definitely in need of an update. The bathtub appeared as though it hadn't been updated since at least the 1980s. The draperies and room furnishings are also dated. The mattresses in our double queen room were probably the most uncomfortable I have encountered in a hotel. You could pretty much feel the springs just by laying on it, and I woke up sore every morning. Our first morning there, our smoke alarm went off at about 9am and lasted less than a minute, with no sign of smoke or a fire. We called the front desk, and they informed us that smoke alarm testing was being performed. That would have been nice to know prior to the testing so that we wouldn't have been alarmed ourselves. Maybe not everyone sleeps in on vacation, but I would think that had to have woken people up. The same thing happened about an hour later. We noticed that the snack vending machine on our floor had not been stocked for some time, and the drink and snack vending machines are split between the floors which is a bit inconvenient. Every time we walked by the poolside bar to the beach, we noticed the odor of sewage which did not make us eager to visit the bar. Lastly, we received an in-room phone call close to the end of our trip to participate in a survey which was really a ploy to get us to look into timeshares.
We enjoyed our trip to Myrtle Beach, but most likely will not be visiting this hotel again.
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Reef Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Ocean Reef Myrtle Beach
- Beach Myrtle Ocean Reef Resort
- Ocean Reef Sc
- Beach Mrytle Ocean Reef Resort Sc