Located on the beach at Myrtle Beach and a 4-minute drive from Pine Lakes Country Club, the Beach Colony Resort is geared towards business and vacation travellers who prefer resort-style accommodations with extended kitchen amenities and direct beach access.
This hotel has 240 air-conditioned guest rooms, suites and condos, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a DVD player, an in-room safe, a hair dyer and an iron and ironing board. Various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a full kitchen (including a stove and dishwasher), a washer/dryer, a separate bedroom, a living room with a sofabed, a dining area and a balcony. Two, three and four-bedroom condos are available with extra bathrooms. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, two hot tubs (indoor and outdoor), an outdoor lazy river, a sauna, children's activities, meeting/banquet facilities, a fitness room, a racquetball court, shuffleboard, a games room, guest laundry facilities, an Internet cafe, an ice cream snack bar and free parking. Ocean Cafe serves breakfast daily, while Ocean Lounge serves light snacks and drinks throughout the day. Pets are not permitted.
Free DVD rentals are available on site and, in the summer, every Thursday afternoon from 12 pm to 2 pm, there is free ice cream available on the pool deck.
Papa's Restaurant is a few seconds away on foot, while Broadway at the Beach can be found 9 minutes westward by car. Myrtle Beach's city centre is roughly a 10-minute drive south along the coast, and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is about a 17-minute drive northwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 25, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms and location.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by lodgers, who found them to be helpful, courteous and professional. One patron remarked, "We've stayed at many different resorts at Myrtle Beach, but I must say that they have the best customer service of any place we've stayed".
Numerous guests praised their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, updated, well maintained, spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds, good Wi-Fi and nice ocean views. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had complaints about their rooms (see below).
Several reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location, describing it as close to the beach, restaurants, shopping, Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach. One guest noted, "We like the location, away from the crowd, but within 10-20 minute drive of anything you want to do".
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the parking and the rooms.
Some reviewers had complaints about the hotel's parking. They described it as difficult, tight and dangerous, and felt the parking garage needed to be rebuilt.
While the majority of lodgers were pleased with their rooms, a few guests had complaints. They reported dated decor, worn furniture and fixtures and some cleaning issues.
guest reviews ranked the hotel #38 of 224 Myrtle Beach hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 687 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with an 88% recommendation rate from 134 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 59 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 25, 2013 to verify some information.