I apologize in advanced for how unorganized this post might be. I tend to jump around a lot. :)
We recently spent 6 days at Sandy Beach Resort and loved it! (August 18 - 23, 2013) Last year we stayed at The Sea Crest (descent, friendly place) but we were very disappointed. I have stayed at several different hotels and resorts in the area, always looking for "the one" that we could return to. This time we had booked at Ocean's One Resort but after all the recent reviews we decided to cancel. Last minute we found Sandy Beach Resort, had no problem booking. I even called 2 nights prior to our arrival to add a night. The lady was super helpful and processed our extra night quickly. We stayed in the 1BR Deluxe Oceanfront Suite- Palmetto on the 14th floor. (2 adults 2 children) From check-in to check-out our stay was amazing. We expected to a long wait to check-in at 4:00 pm, I walked right up and checked in. The staff was more than friendly and helpful. The guard helped us park inside the loading/unloading area. Parking is across the street which I thought would be a pain. It was super easy to find parking every single time. There was a small grocery store directly across the street. Very convenient! Perfect location, you are within walking distance to several fun attractions and the 2nd Avenue Pier. The beach was rarely crowded. I think this has a lot to do with the water park next door and the pier. So not a lot of traffic passed by. The banana boats, jet skis and parasailing rentals was right in front of us which was awesome to watch and do. There was even some dolphin activity going on during the mornings that I got some awesome shots of.
Now to the room. Unlike many of the hotels in the area, our 1 bdrm looked exactly as pictured on the site. Gorgeous room! (my favorite was the kitchen) Everything was clean, very well put together. Great size for our family of 4. The bedroom was comfortable and roomy, nice size closet (if you like to hang most of your clothes, I would say pick up a pack of extra hangers). The Bathroom has a good size cabinet for all of your toiletries. Shower had good drainage and water pressure. (several of the ones we have stayed at had horrible draining and water pressure issues) The washer/dryer was a great addition. The kitchen had granite counter tops with stainless steel appliances. All were very clean. Good cabinet space. We had no issues with any appliance. The living was spacious and clean. Furniture was clean, balcony was nice. View from the 14th floor was perfect. I loved how the balcony was rounded, made it feel roomy. It even had a small balcony light which lit up the floor area. Has anyone else noticed how NICE the entire property smells?
The property and beach was clean. Elevators were sometimes a little slow, but it's expected. So, I didn't mind waiting a couple of minutes in some cases. They were always clean. If there were water and/or sand on the floors, they were cleaned up promptly. The pools were always clean. Our boys thought it was cool that we all had to wear bracelets while in the pool area. The lobby was very nice. Love the layout and flow of the lobby area. The beach area was nice, I enjoyed not having to walk a far way out just to get to the sand. It wasn't overly crowded. Even the water seemed a bit clearer this time.
We really enjoy visiting the last of August. Doesn't seem to be as crowded. School has started with most families. We had the pleasure of sticking with the same 2 ladies that cleaned our room. Super nice and friendly. We only had them clean our room 3 times out of our 6 night stay and when we didn't need them, they would still knock to give us clean linens/towels and toiletries as well as take our trash and dirty towels. I'm not recommending it, but a couple of times we forgot to put away our electronics and such away. It was refreshing to know that when we returned everything was still there. (I only say this because theft seems to be a big issue around the area) They even folded our personal blankets and loose clothing that was laying across chairs. :) GREAT PLACE! We look forward to staying at Sandy Beach Resort next summer again! And have already recommended this place to several family/friends. Good Job Sandy Beach Resort on offering a great, clean, affordable place for my family to vacation at! See you next summer! (If not sooner)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A New Modern Oceanfront Resort with one, two, and three bedroom units. Sandy Beach Resort now boasts a Children's Interactive Pool Area, Fitness Room, Meeting Room, and a comfortable Oceanfront Lobby. Come Stay at one of Myrtle Beach's newest and nicest Oceanfront Resorts! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandy Beach Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Sandy Beach Resort Myrtle Beach
- Sandy Beach Myrtle