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Sands Ocean Club Resort
Ranked #137 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Maryland
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Not horrible but not terrific either”
Reviewed August 4, 2006

So I read the reviews on this hotel after I booked my vacation and was scared to death of how it would be. The parking garage was crowded but that seems to be the norm for beach hotels, even still we almost always found a spot on the ground level. The lobby and halls were a little outdated but not dirty or trashy, they were clean.

Our family had two rooms. Since the rooms are owned by different people they are kept up differently so you can't be sure exactly how your rooms will be. Both rooms had working air conditioning and a kitchenette with appliances that looked to be bought in the 70's but they worked. The rooms looked O.K. but you could definitely tell that they were old.

My biggest complaint was that the indoor pool seemed murky like someone had dumped sand into it an there were huge cock roaches all along the perimeter of the room. The outdoor pool and lazy river were enjoyable and definately cleaner than the indoor pool.

We didn't eat in any of the resturants so I couldn't tell you how the food was. The band at Ocean Annie's bar could be heard from our rooms on the 10th floor until they stopped playing at about 11pm. Luckily we stayed out late and no one was trying to sleep early so it was O.K. The view from our room was really pretty and the hotel is right on the beach. It was also close to the shopping outlet and several great buffets.

We were fine with the hotel because it was a last minute booking and was O.K. for the price that we paid. The brochures and website pictures have got to be old because nothing at the resort looks as nice as the pictures. We won't be staying there again though because we really enjoy resorts that are nicely kept and up-to-date.

  • Liked — Proximity to entertainment
  • Disliked — Condition of the property
  • Tips/Secrets — Only book if you aren't really particular about your accomodations
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 18, 2006

This hotel leaves a lot to be desired!! We just returned from a one-night stay at The Sands and were terribly disappointed.

The parking situation is a disaster. After returning from a fun night at Broadway at the Beach, we returned to the Sands and rode through both parking lots and both parking garages looking for a parking spot. The parking garages were designed by an idiot....when you get to the top of the garage, there is absolutely no way to turn around , especially when other cars are behind you! Everyone had to back up! After 45 minutes of wasted time, we were unable to find ANY legal parking spot at the Sands, and this was a TUESDAY night! We parked outside the lobby and went in to ask the front desk where we should park. The rude workers seemed to not be concerned and one even danced to the loud rap music playing in the lobby bar. Finally, a worker went outside with us to the garage and instructed us to park either in front of a full, disgusting trash dumpster or directly in front of the entrance of the garage. Anyone with a car they cared about in the least, would not be comfortable parking in these circumstances.

The rooms were outdated, dirty, and unacceptable. The sheets were torn, the decor was faded and from the 70s, the lampshade was falling apart and had many rips. The towels were mismatched and OLD. The sliding glass door took a muscle man to open. The floor was sandy. The furniture was pieced together.

The elevators were very slow. We opted to take the stairs, even from the 12th floor to avoid the long wait. The decor in the lobby and near the elevators is quite strange. Huge, gothic chairs by the elevators, a dentist chair, wierd statues, etc. It seemed the decor was found at a variety of thrift stores and put in various locations all over the hotel.

Not recommended!

  • Stayed June 2006, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Sands Ocean Club Resort

Property: Sands Ocean Club Resort
Address: 9550 Shore Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-5132
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Spa Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#32 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#78 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands Ocean Club Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 450
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featuring 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Condos with all the amenities, including spectacular ocean views from your private balcony and a spacious beachfront deck with indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river and hot tubs, Sands Ocean Resort has everything you need for a great vacation experience without leaving the property. We are also home of the famous Ocean Annie's Beach Bar located on our oceanfront pool deck. For guests looking to explore Myrtle Beach's popular attractions, restaurants and shopping, or tee it up for a round of championship golf, Sands Ocean Club is only a short distance away from it all. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Sands Ocean Club Hotel Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Club Resort Myrtle Beach
Sands Ocean Resort

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