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“Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ocean Reef Resort

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Ocean Reef Resort
Ranked #21 of 217 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
East Meadow, New York, United States
1 review
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“Family Vacation to Myrtle Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Ocean Reef was a great place. We were referred by friends the stay very summer. It was perfect for our needs and I think that is the key -what your needs are and what you expect out of the hotel. It seemed exceptionally great for multi-generational family vacations as well as families with young children. Our children are 12 and 14 and although they didn't utilize the kids club Ocean Reef had terrific kids activities and just the right amount. For our aged children we loved that we could have both the beach and the pool at our finger tips. We thought the location to main attractions in was also perfect - we could go north or south to any of the main attractions and be there in just minutes!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear Audrey C,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! We are thrilled to hear how much you loved your stay. Our team truly appreciates all the wonderful comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Don't get me wrong, this is a great resort for young families but it has a few pitfalls.
1. Horrible WIFI service - so frustrating, but the signal is just way to weak.
2. Loud - Afternoon DJ at the pool just a little too much for me.
3. Pool was overcrowded at peak times.
Overall though this place is a good bang for the buck if you have young kids. The staff was excellent for our visit. No real service complaints, room was clean and sufficient.
Although, if you are vacationing as a couple and don't need a lazy river and a beach bar and just want a quiet, clean, well managed place, I'd recommend the place next door called the Schooner. Our kids are starting to outgrow the Ocean Reef, so next year we are gonna try the Schooner.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Sabre11
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear Sabre11,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! Feedback from valued customers like you is very important as we are continuously looking at ways to improve the guest experience. Our resort is very family friendly and we concentrate on having a family atmosphere. We do hope you will try us again in the future and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Everything was excellent except for the resort fees that get put on your bill at the end of your stay. They should let you know when you check in that part of the $100 credit card hold is for marketing and resort fees.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 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 JennyM143
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear JennyM143,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! Feedback from valued customers like you is very important as we are continuously looking at ways to improve the guest experience. Our team truly appreciates the 5-star rating and we look forward to greeting you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We recently stayed at Ocean Reef for a 5 night family vacation. We had a 3 BR penthouse suite - furnishings were basic but in good condition (large kitchen table, couch, side chairs, desk, tvs in each BR and LR). Plenty of living space. The carpet does look like it should be replaced soon but everything was very clean. I thought the beds were comfortable. The view was amazing - we were on the 15th floor. On arrival I noticed we were missing several kitchen items (ex. baking dish) - I notified the fron desk and items were brought up the next morning (as requested). All the staff we encountered were friendly and very professional. The pool area is a bit crowded and lounge chairs are very close together. We did not have a problem getting chairs but you needed to be by the pool by around 10am to do so. There are also a lot of lounge chairs in a grassy area overlooking the water - there did not seem to be any problem getting these spots. Very easy access to the beach - from what I understand the town rents umbrellas and chairs. I would suggest bringing your own if possible and consider bringing or buying beach towels - the ones supplied by the hotel are very small. We bought towels and a large beach blanket from one of the numerous places that sell them. The hotel has a lot of kids' activities - volleyball, 'giant' checkers and chess and ping pong and also a game room. There are separate pool areas for kids - lazy river, slide, water attractions. We did not eat at the hotel but saw a lot of people at the breakfast restaurant. You are also able to get food from the lounge (can get it to go - menu had burgers, wings, club sandwich, nachos, etc.). Any restaurant you can possibly imagine is down there. We bought groceries and ate in a lot but also went to Denny's, Greg Norman's and Landrys. Highly recommend you spend some time at Broadway on the Beach. We also went on a casino boat ride (Big M) - we had fun - it's 5 hours so a bit long if you do not gamble, (slots, table games, buffet). There are lots of places for mini and 'regular' golf. Husband played the Legends course and really enjoyed it. I would recommend Ocean Reef to others.

Room Tip: A bit pricier but the view from ocean front rooms are wonderful.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank AMackay
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear AMackay,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and you very accurately touched on all our amenities! Our team truly appreciates all your wonderful comments and we look forward to greeting you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

A nice place for the family. Had a lot of fun at the pools, and lazy river. The only down fall to my stay was the TV's were out dated. Need to update the rooms. I know they are working on that. Would I stay again? Oh yes, one of the best on the beach.

Room Tip: Rooms on the south side have a great view of everything.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear BgJohnson1955,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Feedback from valued customers like you is greatly appreciated as we are continuously looking at ways to improve. Our team truly appreciates the wonderful comments and we look forward to greeting you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Ocean Reef was a great home away from home place to stay. We enjoyed everything there. Wish we had chosen an efficiency room but will know better next time. Plenty for the kids to do. Loved all the hottubs! We didnt even realize we had an exercise room til the day we were ready to leave! The landscape was exceptionally nice. Plenty of lounge chairs at the pools and in the yard. Great place to stay. We will definiately be back!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
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Thank Candace A
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear Candace A,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! We are thrilled to hear how much you loved your stay. Our team truly appreciates the 5-star rating and we look forward to greeting you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

My family comes to this resort every year for the past 11 years and every year it's a wonderful experience. The decor has been updated in the rooms since last year, the beach is well lit at night, the pools/hot tubs and hallways are always kept tidy. A wonderful place to stay!!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 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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1 Thank raeray999
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Jayme24, Manager at Ocean Reef Resort, responded to this review, September 7, 2014
Dear raeray999,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and more importantly, for choosing to stay at Ocean Reef Resort for your vacation! We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your stay. Our team truly appreciates all the wonderful comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future!

Sincerely,
Jayme Tyndall
Evening Manager
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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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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

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