OverviewOverlooking the Atlantic Ocean and about a 5-minute drive from Myrtle Beach's city centre, Camelot By The Sea is popular with travellers who prefer a resort-style hotel with an on-site spa and extended kitchen amenities.
This hotel has 231 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a full kitchen (including a stove and dishwasher), a desk, a seating area, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom units are available, and offer additional amenities such as separate bedrooms and a washer and dryer. All units feature a private balcony overlooking the ocean.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, lazy river, hot tub and kiddie pool. Outdoors, guests will find another kiddie pool, which features a mushroom water fountain, and a second pool, as well as a seasonal snack bar. Other on-site amenities include a fitness room, a spa, meeting/conference space, a business centre, a games room, a convenience store, guest laundry and free parking.
Pets are not permitted and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible. This property provides direct beach access.
There is no on-site restaurant. However, Lulu's Cafe and Bummz Beach Cafe are both within a 1-minute walk of the hotel. Grand Central Station Restaurant, located at Patricia Grand Hotel, is a 13-minute walk northeast of the hotel, and several other restaurants and cafes are located within a 5- to 20-minute walk of this resort.
Public transit access is less than 1 minute away on foot. The Myrtle Beach Convention Center is about a 10-minute walk northwest of the hotel, while the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum is a 2-minute drive or 14-minute walk southwest. Coastal Grand Mall is approximately 10 minutes away by car, and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is roughly a 13-minute drive northwestward. (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: May 29, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and rooms.
Numerous guests praised the hotel's location, and found it to be close to restaurants, shopping, attractions and the boardwalk. One lodger remarked, "The location of Camelot is perfect! We basically walked to everything (bars, shopping, dining, etc.".
The hotel's staff were complimented by many reviewers, and were characterized as friendly, attentive and helpful. One guest stated, "The staff called frequently to be sure our needs were met. I have never had this experience at any other hotel".
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, comfortable, well equipped and nicely decorated, with beautiful ocean views. It should be noted, however, that some guests were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms, noise transfer and the parking garage.
While the majority of reviewers praised the hotel's accommodations, some guests had complaints about their rooms. They reported dated decor, worn furniture, stained carpets, housekeeping issues, limited kitchen counter space and small bathrooms.
Noise disturbances were reported by a few guests during their stays. They described noise from the parking garage, street noise, noise in rooms located near the elevators, plumbing noise and loud guests partying late at night.
A few lodgers had issues with the parking garage, which they found to be quite narrow with tight spaces.
guest reviews rated the hotel 3.9 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 1,063 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #32 out of 223 Myrtle Beach hotels with a 4 out of 5 average rating from 109 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 38 reviews.
The author called the hotel on May 29, 2013 to verify some information.