I exchanged a week (June 2 through 8, 2012) through RCI for a one bedroom condo (unit 202-D2). After reading the reviews at RCI and Trip Advisor, I wasn't sure what to expect . . . and I set my expectations quite low. Perhaps I was lucky, but I was quite impressed with the resort; read on . . .
The one-bedroom condo was nicely furnished and had been recently updated (they missed painting the bottom 2" of the walls). Flat screen TV in the living room with DVD/VDR player and older large screen TV in the bedroom. Large dining room table with seating for eight. The kitchen was fully equipped and very clean as was the rest of the unit. Although I could hear some noisy walkers (must have been wearing Army boots) in the unit above me, I was not disturbed by outside noise and slept very soundly.
Probably the most impressive element was everyone's attitude. Housekeeping staff, bus drivers, maintenance folks -- everyone -- was pleasant and engaging. Everyone smiled and would at least say "good morning" -- most folks would stop for a little conversation. Overall, a very pleasant and welcoming attitude by the entire staff.
Yes, I would return again -- and I would try to get into Unit 200 (just my preference). Please remember that Surfside Beach is NOT like Myrtle Beach. Although the resort works hard to have activities throughout the day, Surside Beach is NOT awash with tourist attractions like Myrtle Beach. For example, if you don't like fried food, then you should plan to shop at the Walmart nearby and cook your own food (or drive 30 minutes to Myrtle Beach or Murrels Inlet where there is a wider selection of restaurants).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Plantation Resort is a Myrtle Beach vacation resort that offers one bedroom, two bedroom and three bedroom villas for guests. Plantation Resort offers vacation rentals as well as vacation ownership. The amenities at this Myrtle Beach resort include a spa, an outdoor grill, a lazy river, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a beach shuttle and much more. Our resort is location in Surfside Beach which is just south of North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Plantation Hotel Surfside Beach
- Plantation Surfside Beach