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Driftwood at the Boardwalk
Ranked #162 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Reviewed 16 August 2010

My family and I stayed at the Driftwood Lodge last week for the first time and we had a blast! If you are on a budget and looking for a clean, decent place to stay, this place is for you! However, if you like all of the bells and whistles of a fancy hotel, this place is not for you. There are renovations taking place, so not everything is picture perfect. We had a courtside suite which had 2 queen beds, kitchen, bath, and living room with a sofa bed. We were not oceanfront, but had a very good view of the ocean from the side of the building, from both our balcony and outside of our door. This worked out just fine for my husband, mom, brother, and I. My mom and brother took the room with the 2 beds, and my husband and I took the sofa bed. We brought an air mattress to put on top of the sofa mattress, and I would recommend bringing one if you're going to use the sofa bed because that mattress is pretty thin. Our room was a little dated, but everything was very clean! My mom and I are clean freaks, so if we find a hotel we consider clean, we're impressed! We could tell that even the bedspreads were freshly cleaned! The only thing that could have used a good cleaning was the carpet, but it wasn't that bad. The only thing we didn't like about the room was that our balcony door was very hard to open and close. Other than than, we were very pleased with the room, especially for the price we paid! The staff there are all very nice, too, although our cleaning lady didn't speak much English. They also have activities planned out during the week for both kids and adults. I would definitely recommend this place to someone wanting to go to the beach with a tight budget! If we are still on a tight budget next year, we would definitely stay at the Driftwood Lodge again!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 August 2010

The pictures on the website were not accurate , because , Yes you can see the beach and the pool, from your balcony but be prepared to share it with 20 other people. It is not private balcony. This is a MOTEL. ..other than that , it is on the beach, it does have a clean pool and it is in the hearth of Myrtle Beach. Staff was very friendly. It is a great value if you don't expect too much. It is not very clean.
If you are only planning on sleeping there, it is an ideal MOTEL.

Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
Thank EmmaAyla
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Reviewed 8 August 2010

We were almost ready to nix our trip to Myrtle Beach and go somewhere else because hotel costs were so high. That is, until I found the Driftwood Lodge online. We wanted a room overlooking the beach but did not want to pay the $150. and up rates we were finding. The Driftwood offered us a room facing the beach with a balcony for well under $150. a night. The hotel itself is old, rusty, and a little mildewy, but the room was great. It was as clean as an old hotel room can be, and had a magnificent view overlooking the Atlantic. The sea breezes at night were great. All we had to do was walk out the door, go down 4 flights and turn left to be on the beach. There is a public beach access going right through the hotel parking lot, with a fresh water shower. Because it is old and a little rundown in areas, any higher rate than we paid would not make it worthwhile to stay here. There is a beautiful high end hotel on one side of the Driftwood, and a closed, condemned hotel on the other, so the area is so, so. The cleaning staff was very friendly but did not speak good english. The location is close to the boardwalk, Ripley's, and good food places. Stay here if you're not into luxury and just can't do the $200. plus a night hotels with the same great room view.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank organicrider
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Reviewed 6 July 2010

We had an awesome stay. The room was very clean, staff was friendly. price was great. We would stay there again. They have remodeled and adding new windows...

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2010

This motel is good for people on a budget and want a good location in central Myrtle Beach.It has two pools,but I think they only heat the main pool and no hot tub.The amenities are lacking,but Idid read they are adding a childern's activity program this year.The staff was nice and accommadated us with everything we needed.The rates were cheap which tends to draw in to many people who just want to party.We were getting out of the pool one time and someone threw a cigerette off of the balcony(even though the pool was right below)and almost hit us.Management should be stricter on their rules about things being thrown off of the balcony's.The rooms were cleaned every day and did a good job.The matresses were brand new and very comfortable.They do need to upgrade on their towels and appliances for the rooms.Overall thought it was a nice place to stay especially for someone on a budget who wants to stay in a part of Myrtle Beach where you can leave your car parked and walk to many things and with their location by the new boadwalk it's even better.

  • Stayed: June 2008, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2010

Excellent value for the money...clean rooms..pleasant staff...safe feeling....we travel often...we have no complaints at all....my husband adds that it would be nice if there was a newspaper box on the property.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2009

this was our first time staying here and we will definately be back. the rooms were spotless and the staff were all very nice. we have stayed at different hotels at the beach and this was by far the best. our room was cleaned every day and fresh towels left we never had to ask for anything.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Oceanfront at 16th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-0485 (Formerly Driftwood Lodge Myrtle Beach)
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#91 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: £15 - £70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Driftwood at the Boardwalk 2*
Number of rooms: 90
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