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St. Clements Suites
Ranked #88 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Memphis, Indiana
2 reviews
“Quiet, Clean, and Kid-Friendly”
Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed in one of the few larger units (301) that had a private bedroom in addition to a King Bed and Sofa-bed. You could tell right away that a lot of money had been put into it to modernize it and give it that "clean" look. We let our 4 kids take the King and Sofa-bed, and we stayed in the bedroom and watched movies on the big screen from bed after the kids went down. Normally, this condo only has 1 or 2 beds, so if you have more than 4 people, ask for 301. And even if you have 4, you will have limited privacy in the other rooms.

With the 4 different pool options (some heated) and the beach, our kids were in the water even when it was cool over our early spring break. There was no traffic at all to deal with as this is right between downtown Myrtle and North Myrtle. We went to attractions both directions and even tried the locals favorites just on the outskirts but minutes away.

Really a great place any time of year!

Room Tip: 301 is the largest unit and has been recently remodeled
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

The St. Clements is one of the buildings in the Caravelle Resort at the northern end of Myrtle Beach. This is our preferred section of the beach as it is not nearly as congested or noisy as the more central location with should-to-shoulder high-rise hotels. The St. Clements unusual semicircular shape and pink color make it stand out. The curved facade makes for a great view from the balcony. Each unit is individually owned and therefore the furnishings vary by unit.

My wife and I stayed three nights in room 505. The furnishings were in good condition. The bathroom sink drained very slowly but this was the only mechanical issue encountered.

The cable TV is pretty basic but our room had a DVD player. And I do want to note that we had the best wifi signal that we've ever had in any hotel --- period. The network was not congested and it never went down.

The housekeeping staff looked a bit overwhelmed. They came rather late each afternoon and were very hurried. We sometimes had to ask for specific items that the housekeeper did not have on the cart, e.g. a dish towel for the kitchen.

Parking is interesting as the lot is partly beneath the building and you have to maneuver around the building's columns. Large trucks and SUVs might have a bit of trouble, but our Honda CR-V had no problems.

Be aware that the front desk for all of the Caravelle properties is across the street (North Ocean Blvd.) from the St. Clements, so you'll have to stop there to check in.

This was our first stay at any of the Caravelle properties. We go to Myrtle Beach 2-3 times per year and have our favorite rooms at the nearby Ocean Reef and Forest Dunes, but they were not available for our travel dates. So this trip we tried the St. Clements and were very pleased. We've added it to our list of favored Myrtle Beach accommodations.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Came down for my kids birthday March 31-April3, 2014. The room looked nice, but had a bad sewage smell (st. Clemens Rm (101). When we arrived at the room my 4 year old instantly brings me a pair of ladies eyelash strips that we visible and used on the living area table. When it came to taking showers it was four of us and had to wait a hour in between to take showers because the water got cold after about 2-3 mins. I was told that it was because the room only had 30 gal tanks and that only the main hotel had a boiler system. The stay at would have been so much better if they could have had hot water and done something about the smell, I do not think it was work the money even with a discount. Mind you that the bed was terrible. My body is still aching from the hard bed that was located in this room (king).

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014

We stayed here for 4 days and three nights with the most awesome view ever of the ocean and beach. We had a 5th floor room. The space was perfect for the two of us. It had 2 Queen beds, one in a separate area with a TV and an armoire, one bath, which was a bit small but doable, a small kitchen with microwave on top of refrigerator, a toaster, sink, no dishwasher, (but who wants to cook at the beach), a table for 4 and a sofa, TV, and another Queen bed beside a large wall of glass doors, perfect for sleeping and listening to the ocean. I loved the view from a generous sized balcony with a reclining lounger and chair and table. The view is what I love most! The parking was a little tight, due to poles that you have to maneuver around to park, but there is a lot directly behind the St. Clemens where one could park if they have a longer, bigger vehicle. Luggage carts are very convenient as is elevators with a small seating area, and a laundry room beside elevators. The customer service personnel were awesome. They let us look at other room we might want to use in the future to see what's available. Try it out and enjoy the view!!

Room Tip: Small pool outside, but access to all other Caravell Resort amenities, which are many!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Detroit, Michigan
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Booked a good rate at the St. Clements. Had not been to Myrtle Beach before, but we found great flight rates, so decided to go. My daughter and her friends were also going. They accidentally booked the wrong Caravelle Property but when we called there was no problem getting it switched so we could be together. When we arrived and checked in, one of our rooms was great, but the other wasn't quite up to our standard. Marsellis at the front desk was super helpful and found us another unit on that property that we liked. Note for management - we were about to go find another property and Marsellis convinced us to stay and look at other rooms until we were happy. A desk clerk like this is worth his weight in gold. Anyway, had a beautiful view and all of the amenities we needed. Beach was gorgeous and the outdoor pools and hot tubs were wonderful. We used all of them. They were never too crowded. A lot of families at this resort from little kids to teenagers. Everyone was fun and friendly. Front office staff was great with suggestions of things to do (because it rained 3 days) and anytime we needed anything they were right on it. Mavis was wonderful to us. Loved the staff. Housekeeping was great. Would clean when we wanted and skip it when we didn't. Made sure we had everything we needed. Beds and sheets were comfy and both units clean. I am super picky about clean. While this is an older property, they have maintained it well and it's in a super location. We would go back. Also decided to add another day at the last minute and they were able to work that our for us. Called maintenance once to help us with the thermostat. He was very cool and showed us what we were doing wrong without making us feel stupid. Then he offered to check back up with us later. Parking was at a premium on this property and I am not a good enough driver to get my car down under the building. It was too tight. Maybe consider parking elsewhere on their properties if you are like me. But most nights we could find outdoor parking right near the door.

Room Tip: The higher the floor, the better the view. Get a balcony room. Balconies are big, plenty of room t...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Mobile, Alabama
Level 6 Contributor
447 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We stayed at the St. Clements building which is run/managed by the Caravelle, which has 9 buildings basically. We used the Caravelle's pool and ate at the restaurant. We got the Fall and Breakfast special so breakfast was included - which, was a nice add-on (basically $10 extra per day). The breakfast was buffet style with an omlet and waffle made to order station. My son loved the waffles! Very friendly service and warm plates!
The OF view from the St. Clements CANNOT be BEAT - you can see all the way to north MB to down past the Skywheel. We were down there looking to buy a condo so we toured probably 25+ units in about a dozen different building resorts and this view was the best by far!??! We toured from NMB to south of the Pier area (near Airport). Amazingly wonderful view.
We stayed in room #305 a one bedroom condo. The murphy bed in the LR was handy. My son slept in the bedroom in a dbl bed which had it's own TV. The kitchen was modern and updated and had a 4 seat breakfast bar. The balcony was huge. The corridors are internal so you are sheltered from the weather. This is also a nice security feature since you need to use your keycard to get into the building after hours (9PM?).
There is a popular (with the locals) Beach bar right outside the St. Clements building -they have a happy hour their nightly and the owner (Luke) is quite friendly - he made my son a complementary virgin drink, which my son loved.
They have a nice laundry room off the lobby - the elevators run smoothly. This is a nice quiet smaller building so noise was not an issue - even on Floor 3 - which is really the 4th floor (including lobby floor).
This a AAA rated hotel and they are continually improving it. They were updating the fitness center while we were there. Hope to visit again very soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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North Carolina
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74 reviews
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We stayed in Unit 305 for a week in late December. The building is very clean and quiet, with inside corridors. Because of the shape of the building, the 'living' area is wider than many of the 'shotgun' units we've stayed in before. For that reason, there is more natural light and a better ocean view. The second bedroom is very small, but you can hear the ocean from there, too. Easy walk to the heated pools in other buildings. Good, friendly maid service. A very relaxing experience - we'll be back!

Room Tip: Units ending in 4, 5 and 6 have the best direct oceanfront views.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: St. Clements Suites
Address: 70th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#61 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All units are individually owned. Certain amenities (fitness center, business center, etc) are shared facilities at our sister properties next door. (The Caravelle). Each unit in this building is individually owned, therefore decor and interior upgrades will vary by unit. ... more   less 
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St. Clements Hotel Myrtle Beach

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