We made the mistake of staying here on our honeymoon weekend. In retrospect, we would have been better off staying at the Econo Lodge down the street. It wasn't a pleasant experience by any stretch of the imagination.
First of all, the place uses real keys, not magnetic ones. While getting ready for my wedding, in a hectic moment, my friend accidentally threw my room key in her purse. When we got back to the inn around three o'clock in the morning, absolutely exhausted from a long day of decorating, the ceremony, dancing, and cleaning up, we realized we didn't have our key. We proceeded to ring the doorbell, knock on the door, and call repeatedly for over a half hour. Our efforts were completely ignored! We were locked out, on the most special night of our lives. We were furious. It was a horrible ending to a perfect day. In the end, I had to call my friend and she had to make the half hour drive back to Conway in the middle of the night to return our room key.
No one even attempted to clean our room on the first day. On our second and last day, the cleaning lady just barged in on us at nine o'clock in the morning!
It being our honeymoon, my husband paid an extra $50 or so to have chocolate-covered strawberries sent to the room. We waited and waited on them, not sure if the staff was planning to surprise us. When we finally had to ask about the strawberries, we were told, "It's too late now."
At eight o'clock in the evening, on our HONEYMOON? We didn't even get an apology! Unacceptable.
The breakfast was just okay. It was nothing special at all. Honestly, I've had much better at Denny's or The Waffle House.
Overall, we found The Cypress Inn to be outrageously overpriced. The rooms are grossly outdated, with 20 year old subpar televisions and VCR's. Our room (The Wisteria) was small and cramped. There was no mirror or sink in the bathroom, which was just weird. They were located all the way around the corner by the window. It was highly inconvenient.
I would never stay at this establishment again, and I would never recommend it to anyone.
Thanks for ruining our honeymoon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the Waccamaw River in historic Conway, this luxury Inn is near but distinctly apart from the golf mecca of Myrtle Beach. Twelve unique guest rooms offer charm and comforts such as plush robes, climate control, Jacuzzis, TV/VCR with video library and some fireplaces. The Inn offers the privacy of a hotel with the personal service of a bed and breakfast. Sample the many extras such as canoeing the river, massages or a day at the Spa. ... more less