My husband and I stayed at this inn - March 24th - 27th to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We knew before arrival there was rennovation being done as indicated by comments on Trip Advisor. I picked this location based on the numerous positive comments on Trip Advisor. Upon our arrival we could clearly see there was major rennovations being done. Our first room - room 105 reminded me of a Myrtle Beach hotel room from 1976! Everything was very outdated/worn - while clean I might add. However to me there were security issues with the room - there was a huge tear (estimate 2 1/2 foot on the side) in the screen on the ocean front first level porch, no lock at all on the patio door, part of the secondary deadbold lock was missing on the primary door, the silver lining on the bathroom mirror was peeling and the kitchen light flickered constantly. This room definately did not reflect the images on the website.
The front desk clerk was very helpful when we went back to say the room was totally unacceptable. She provided us with 2 sets of keys to second floor rooms - these rooms appeared to have been recently renovated. We stayed in room 222 which I have attached photos for you to see.
I will note that when we did check in we were provided a letter from the management explaining the extent of the rennovation, the $$ amount being done and that if there are any issues with the property to please contact them and provided a number. So I can give this place credit for doing all they could to ensure our stay would be acceptable.
However, I was disappointed that the pool side bar & grill along with the swimming pools were closed, not scheduled to open until after our departure. The dining room on the second floor was open for lunch and dinner but we did not utilize this ammenity. I will say it would have been nice to know in advance these ammenities were going to be closed during our visit.
Also, noted is the room we stayed in and I feel possible the other rooms in the original inn section do not have hair dryers, irons/ironing boards or safes - but the directory stated you could contact the front desk for the hair dryer, iron/ironing board if needed. I hope this is some ammenities that managment considers installing in all rooms.
The area is a very beautiful beach area, I don't believe I have ever heard the ocean waves as loud as I did at this inn which I thought was awesome! It is a very quiet area, at least for the time of year we visited it was like having your own private beach. I truely enjoyed sitting on the second floor screened in porch every morning and listening to the ocean and watching the sunrise.
Hopefully once the rennovations are accomplished this inn will be up to par with some of the Myrtle Beach area resorts. I will state I could have stayed in a condo room at North Myrtle with more ammenties on the property ( i.e. lazy river, indoor pool, jacuzzi, etc etc) for less than what I paid for this ocean front room - but I choose this location based on the sights we planned to celebrate our anniversary at and avoid a long drive from North Myrtle.
There was one other issue that I think disappointed me the most. This being our anniversary my sister-in-law called the inn and paid for a gift to be delivered to our room. The gift never made it. Seems there was a mix up on which room on the second floor we were in. However, in defense of this inn - the General Manager of the restaurant called me at my home to apologize for the error and also contacted my sister-in-law and she was not charged for the gift.
I hope I have provided future travelers tips on questions to ask and how to approach issues you may have with this inn. Our experience was not totally negative, a few disappointments thought.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A classic South Carolina Oceanfront Resort. The hotel is situated on quiet and serene Litchfield Beach, yet only minutes from faster paced Myrtle Beach. Are attractions include Caledonia Golf and Fish Club, Brookgreen Gardens and Pawleys Plantation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oceanfront Litchfield Hotel Pawleys Island
- The Litchfield Hotel
- Litchfield Hotel Pawleys Island