I read up on all different hotels for our recent stay (first trip ever) to Myrtle Beach. We wanted oceanfront, not too expensive, clean, and quiet. The Paradise Resort delivered. We arrived on a rainy Saturday - with one other person in front of us in line to check in at 4pm. Not too bad of a wait. Staff was cordial. They take $100 (cash or credit) to hold as a 'deposit'. I haven't had this happen since I was a teen in Daytona years ago! They hustle you over to the 'concierge' who is really a timeshare person. But the sell wasn't too extreme - I politely declined and was still given info on all the nearest/best restaurants to visit. I had noted we were celebrating a birthday so they allowed us a half an hour later checkout (11:30) which really did help even if it was just a half an hour. We were also given a room on the top floor - designated as 'penthouse' or PH in the elevator. The elevators were very slow with one off line being fixed by the way. The room itself was better than expected. We had a full bedroom with two beds, a washer/dryer, a small kitchen, a dining table for four, a full murphy bed, and a pull our sofa. Two flat screens (bedroom & living room) made the room complete. The balcony had two chairs and a table but more importantly - an absolutely gorgeous view! The hotel has a parking garage that is pretty tight. After checking in, we actually moved to the parking lot across the street (also property of the Paradise Resort so don't worry about getting towed or something). The hotel is right on the beach. Didn't go to the restaurants in the hotel but did use the pools. The lazy river is a small little spot to float in a circle - the kids liked it but I don't think adults would. We're used to the lazy river at Disney so this was VERY small (but still the size of the touted lazy river at Great Wolf Lodge in Wililamsburg - uggh that place is bad). They have a small pool with water 3-5 feet with a basketball net. Since I had forgotten sunscreen at one point, this was good for the kids to swim in as it is outdoors but under the garage I would guess so it has a 'cover'. There is a bigger lap pool before heading out to the sand and plenty of chairs. Chairs on the beach involve costs ($30 a day!!) and reservations (I don't think they are affiliated with that particular resort - I think they are a separate company renting chairs). The concierge did point us in the right direction for dinner - we found the BEST place to go in Myrtle Beach - an area called Broadway at the Beach which has every restaurant you could imagine (Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock, Kiss Coffeehouse, Margarittaville, Captain George's, a Japanese Steakhouse, an Irish pub, the Key West Grill, etc.). This is a great shopping place, too! The rooms were very clean. There's a full size fridge/freezer. Sink, dishwasher, full size stove, microwave. The bathtub is huge and the bathroom good sized. One weird thing was that the bedroom had a window...the window looked right into the hallway. Odd. I know that's possible in all hotels and especially motels - but it just seemed a little strange. BUT - all in all - it was a great visit and the hotel delivered on every need ... its clean, its oceanfront, its not as expensive as it could be, I never heard another guest even though the hotel was packed, and there is plenty of room in the room!
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- Also Known As:
- Paradise Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Paradise Myrtle Beach