Located on the beach just off South Kings Highway in central Myrtle Beach, the Polynesian Beach & Golf Resort is geared towards travellers who prefer a beachfront hotel with extended kitchen amenities, an indoor pool and easy highway access.
This hotel has 174 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave and a phone. Rooms with a kitchen, an oceanfront view, a separate bedroom and a seating area with a sofabed are also available. The hotel does not offer wheelchair-accessible rooms or Internet access. Most rooms have a private balcony.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, an outdoor pool, a kiddie pool, guest laundry facilities, free parking and direct beach access. Internet is not available at this hotel and pets are permitted for an additional $15 per pet, per night and a $50 cleaning fee.
A mandatory resort fee of $9.04 will be charged per room, per night.
Villa Romana Restaurant can be found about a 6-minute walk away, while Grand Strand Plaza Shopping Center is about an 11-minute walk westward. Whispering Pines Golf Course is roughly a 5-minute drive west and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is an 8-minute drive northwest of the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: No Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $15/pet/day + $50 cleaning fee, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: July 24, 2013)
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis showed positive responses to the hotel's staff, value and location. Reviews of rooms were mixed.
The hotel's staff were praised by several guests. They were characterized as friendly, helpful, attentive and informative about local attractions.
Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the rates as cheap, reasonable and great. One guest remarked, "Could not ask for a better place for the price".
The hotel's location was enjoyed by some guests. They found it to be close to the beach, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, downtown, restaurants and shopping.
Some reviewers were satisfied with the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean and well equipped, with great ocean views, good water pressure and comfortable beds. It should be noted, however, that many guests were disappointed with their rooms (see below).
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis had negative reactions to the hotel's common areas and, as noted above, mixed reactions to the hotel's rooms.
While some reviewers were satisfied with their rooms and described them as well equipped, many guests complained about their lodgings. They reported broken and worn fixtures, dated decor, cleaning issues, plumbing issues, no Internet access, musty smells, mould in the bathrooms, a lack of kitchen utensils and uncomfortable beds. Some guests also mentioned that traffic noise was bothersome in street-facing rooms.
The hotel's common areas were also described as rundown and worn. Several reviewers felt the entire hotel was in need of renovation.
guest reviews rated the hotel 2.3 out of 5 with a 47% recommendation rate from 468 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #202 of 224 Myrtle Beach hotels with a 1.5 out of 5 average rating from 413 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.8 out of 10 from 180 reviews.
The author called the hotel on July 24, 2013 to verify some information.