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Ocean Reef Resort
Ranked #21 of 217 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Toledo, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for our 23rd anniversary in Sept, for 5 days. I was impressed by our room, which was very clean and situated ocean view just like we wanted. My only complaint, it not being the hotels fault, was that I wish it was located a little nearer the "action" of Myrtle beach. It was out first time to to SC and wasnt quite sure as to where to stay. The beach was wonderful and clean, as was the pool. The breakfast buffet was cheap and very good and fresh. If you do not have a car for your outings, plan on walking or waiting(long long wait) for the public transportation. All in all we loved our stay and I would stay here again if I couldn't get something a little closer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
I am so happy you had such a great time on your first trip to South Carolina! We are located on the Northern part of Myrtle Beach Our location offers a little quieter experience while still displaying the beautiful ocean-scape. That aside, we are still are so close to the local attractions, restaurants, and all other options vacationers may want to see while visiting. Please come and see us again on your next trip to beautiful S.C.!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We had another great stay at Ocean Reef for a quick weekend away. We have stayed at Ocean Reef previously and returned as we knew it was a good hotel for a good price.

- clean. Lobby, pool, room all were clean and kept in good shape even though overall property is on the older side. Did find past patrons laundry in the dryer...c'mon cleaning crew!
- staff was all very friendly. Easy check in, quick, and up to room in no time.
- amenities were good. They were working on winterizing the pool to make it an "indoor" pool. Pools were heated so overall not too bad.
- don't know why, but I always find it funny when hotel rooms still have tube tv's. Really not the end of the world, and this may be each units owners responsibility. Would not deter us from staying again.
- would LOVE if they would put up a parking garage. This is one thing we have really started looking for in hotels in MB. They have the room for it across the street, just need to put it in. Parking in the evenings can be a little hairy, and sometimes very hard to find a spot. Would feel car is safer in a garage.

Overall a very good stay, and we would probably stay again in the future. We do like the northern area Ocean Reef is located in. Very quiet with less traffic and hustle/bustle.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Thank you for sharing your most recent experience at the Ocean Reef Resort, and I'm glad that we were able to give you another good family vacation with us. We know our guests travel far distances to come stay with us, and we do our absolute best to get them through the check-in process as efficiently as possible. I sincerely apologize about finding another guest's personal items left behind in your room. There is no excuse for that, and the housekeeping department has been notified of their unsatisfactory work. We have recently put up the pool enclosures at the resort, making the pool, hot tubs, and lazy river indoors and awfully warm and exceptionally perfect for the cooler months. Please know that we do have a large parking garage located diagonally across the street from the resort. I love knowing that you would consider staying with us again. We hope you can make it back to the beach in the very near future!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We spent Columbus Day weekend at the Ocean Reef Resort and had a great time. We needed a 2 bedroom condo and I really would have liked to have had a ocean front but they only have ocean view 2 bedroom condos. But we still a a decent view of the ocean. I will be going back there every year from now on.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank mbrown43
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
I am glad you were able to spend the holiday weekend at your new home away from home. While we do offer Oceanfront accommodations, the Two Bedroom condo is not one of those options. But as you stated, the view is still worth the trip and offers more than a good vantage point. We look forward to having you back year after year, holidays or even just for long weekend getaways.
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Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Wonderful time at Ocean Reef resort!!! We had a direct ocean front room(#311). What a beautiful view!! Looking directly at the ocean in the morning was a great way to start the day. My 2 sons really enjoyed the facilities at the resort also. Wonderful location and the staff was very nice and helpful. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Myrtle Beach in the future.

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms are the best because of the view.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lindsaytraveller2016
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
I am delighted you had such a wonderful time here at the Ocean Reef Resort. Our Oceanfront accommodations have such a wonderful view, and the fact that your two sons were able to enjoy their time here also is a huge plus! I will share this review with my staff and express to them your kind words regarding their customer service skills and willingness to help. Please come back and see us again, we would love to you!
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The resort is on the beach and the rooms looking out to the ocean have a beautiful view day and evening. The rooms need attention and are so dated that you feel that they have had the same bedding and furniture since 1960! Bathrooms are also in need of a major change.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
I am so glad you found the views from our resort rooms to be breathtaking! We are in a wonderful part of Myrtle Beach, with easy access to all the surrounding amenities in the area. Please know that in the coming months the resort staff and management alike will be conducting some necessary updates to the guest rooms, as we do every year around this time. We hope that you are able to come back and see us and the changes very soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Arrived for a weekend visit with my husband on Oct 12th. We had made a few special requests regarding room placement with our reservations & were pleased that all were accomodated. Our room, # 904 was clean, comfortable & had a fantastic view. The elevators were readily accessible, the hallways were clean, & there were no odors noted anywhere in the resort. The pool area would be great for families with children & was well cared for & had plenty of lounge chairs. Towels were provided at the pool side. There were 3 hot tubs & the one we used was the perfect temperatrure. All the staff we encountered were helpful & pleasant. We ate in the restuarant one morning during our stay & the breakfast buffet supplied the usual breakfast fare & at an average price. There is a Starbucks within a block that you can walk to if desired. There was a coffee maker & cups in our room but unfortunately no courtesy coffee packets were supplied. Overall one of the nicest resorts I have stayed at & would definitely return for another stay.

Room Tip: Odd floors have better oceans views. Even floors have a wall instead railing for the balcony wall...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank lbb1017
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 10, 2012
I'm so happy to hear that the accommodations offered on our behalf were exactly what you were looking for. We go out of our way to meet the individual needs for all of our guests, in hopes to provide the ideal experience from the moment you arrive until long after you leave. In the future, please see one of our guest services representatives to receive some coffee. We do provide coffee, cream and sugar for our guests that is available upon request. We definitely look forward to having you and you husband back in the future!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

We have stayed at Ocean Reef three times in the past year...1st 2 times with our 3 daughters and the 3rd time just the 2 of us...each time has been wonderful. Rates are great and the staff is friendly and very helpful. We have stayed in one and two bedroom condos, they are clean and have great views of the ocean. Family oriented, with a great pool area! You are within minutes of great reataurants and fun things to keep you busy. You can't go wrong with Ocean Reef...would highly recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank beachlovers1112
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BillPennauchiOR, General Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, November 3, 2012
Thank you for your loyalty with us here at the Ocean Reef Resort. I will say it time and time again that our repeat guests mean everything to us as a company. The overall goal set forth by our resort is to give the mentality of being at home, only with the essence of southern hospitality. The year isn't over yet, so hopefully we can bring you back for your fourth visit before the year is over!
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Property: Ocean Reef Resort
Address: 7100 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-3646 (Formerly Myrtle Beach Martinique Resort)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#16 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#19 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#22 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Reef Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 331
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Ocean Reef Hotel Myrtle Beach
Ocean Reef Myrtle Beach
Beach Myrtle Ocean Reef Resort
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Beach Mrytle Ocean Reef Resort Sc

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