This beachfront property offers multiple on-site pools and suites with full kitchens and promotes a family-friendly atmosphere, appropriate for guests travelling with children.
All 300 rooms and suites at this smoke-free property include a private balcony, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a safe, a TV, a microwave and a mini-fridge. Select rooms also include a view of the ocean. Rooms are furnished with two double beds or one king bed.
Suites provide more spacious accommodations with separate living room with sofabed, a full kitchen and an ocean view. Suites are furnished with two queen beds or one king bed.
Weekly and monthly condo rentals are also available at this hotel. The use of in-room safes and unlimited local calls is available for an additional fee of $5 per night.
Free parking is permitted on site and dogs under 20 lbs are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $15 per night.
The on-site Grand Central Station serves a breakfast buffet as well as an a la carte breakfast and dinner. The breakfast menus are available daily from 7 am to 11 am. Choo-Choo Johnny's, also on site, serves a light bar menu and drinks. This hotel also has an on-site coffee and espresso bar.
The Awakening Spa, located at a nearby Oceana Property (a 2-minute walk away), offers massage, salon services, body treatments, skin care and detox treatments. Other on-site amenities include an outdoor pool, an indoor pool, a lazy river, a hot tub, a kiddie pool, a fitness centre, a business centre and a gift shop.
Pier 14 Restaurant and Bar (on the beach), the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and various restaurants and boutiques are located along the boardwalk, which is a 3-minute drive or a 20- to 25-minute walk away. Broadway at the Beach, Pavilion Nostalgia Park and Ripley's Aquarium are all a 6-minute drive away. Tanger Outlet Mall is 15 minutes away by car.
There are four golf courses, including the Azalea Sands Golf Course, within a 20-minute drive. Wild Water and Wheels, an amusement park, is about 25 minutes away by car.
Access to public transit is about 2 minutes away on foot, and the boardwalk area can be reached by bus in under 10 minutes, including walking time. The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is 16 minutes away by car. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by a front desk agent on May 27, 2013: Dogs under 20 lbs permitted in select rooms for $15 per night. Free on-site parking.
Many guests described pleasant experiences at this property and several reviewers said that they were likely to return to this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.
Many guests described their rooms as clean. A couple of guests found their rooms to be recently renovated, while a couple of other reviewers mentioned that their rooms were well equipped and generally comfortable.
Many reviewers appreciated that this hotel provided direct access to the beach and several guests praised the views of the beach from their private balconies.
The staff were frequently and highly complimented for their friendly and helpful service.
A few guests found the location convenient for accessing restaurants and boardwalk attractions on foot, as the boardwalk is about 20 to 25 minutes away on foot or about 10 minutes by bus. A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.
A couple of reviewers appreciated that this hotel permitted dogs ($15 per night, restricted to dogs under 20 lbs).
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, there were very few common concerns or complaints found for this hotel. However, several guests thought that the hotel in general appeared somewhat dated.
There were a few different concerns found among reviews about the on-site pools. One guest found the outdoor pool uncomfortably cold, while another reviewer thought that the indoor lazy river had an unpleasant smell. One guest said that the outdoor hot tub seemed to contain too many chemicals and this guest mentioned that her bathing suit appeared faded after using the hot tub.
ranked this hotel #53 out of 223 hotels in Myrtle Beach with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 134 reviews.
gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 77% of 1,602 guests recommending the property.
The author called the hotel on May 27, 2013 to verify some information.