We stayed here buying a week through a timeshare exchange company, NOT a trade. The location can't be beat if you want to stay on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with all the Bubba's revving their trucks alongside the Bikers revving their bikes. Wow--the noise at night was deafening and the Boardwalk was packed every night. I was speechless at the people watching...
Check In was easy and we were in the North Tower, 6th floor, which was supposedly renovated and away from the noise. Yeah, right. I would suggest trying to go for the top floor if you want to be away from the street noise that went on all night. We ran the AC fan in "On" mode to try to blot out the noise and were unsuccessful. One bad thing I should note is that the entrance door is exterior and recessed into a dark, unlighted opening which was scary at night. It seemed very unsafe and could easily hide an attacker.
While the unit was fully equipped it was a Lilliputian facsimile of a typical timeshare. I returned to the desk and asked if there were bigger units available and the young lady did not even check. She said they were full, although the vacancy light was lit. The balcony was a "French" balcony, about a foot wide, so you could not even stand on it, much less sit.
The main room had a 4 top table, a chair, a kitchenette, and a combo sofa/murphy bed. There was a full bath with a jetted tub and a small bedroom which basically was as big as the full size bed it contained. That had a pocket door which we did not use because it would have been too claustrophobic. There was NO shampoo or conditioner in the bathroom, only bar soap. We asked at the front desk and they do not provide it. They directed us to a nearby store. This is unheard of, anymore. We had not packed any because we have not stayed in a timeshare or hotel in a good 15 years that did NOT provide these items!
This "resort" consists of 2 towers with a totally separate establishment (Seaglass) between them. Parking is across the street in a surface lot and 2 garages, one of which has an arm requiring a code to enter. Each tower has a pool, a kiddie wading pool, a hot tub, loungers, and gas grills which were exceedingly dirty. Check in is at the South Tower while the Activities Office is at the North Tower.
The Murphy bed was a bit lumpy. The full size bed was flat but very firm. The chair was very dirty and I would not sit in it. The rest of the unit was clean but very dated and shabby. The renovation consisted of a new stove and dishwasher. There was a flat screen in the big room and the secondary room.
I was amazed to talk with people who had been coming here since it was built. There are so many nicer timeshares out there! I would only stay here again if the price was very cheap (cheaper than what I paid, which was $65/night) or I just wanted a "fix" of noise and wild people.
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