We have stayed in this location for years. It is a good place if you are traveling with multiple family members. We stayed in the four bedroom suite, so we had plenty of privacy when we needed it. There is a full size kitchen which allowed us to cook if we didn't want to fight the crowds and go out to eat with our large group. They have plates, pans, and a dishwasher, so you do not need to bring anything with you. We also had a large dining room table that accommodated all of us. There was a sitting area which allowed us to socialize or watch TV. Movie rentals are free from the lobby and added a nice touch late at night or on the one rainy day we had. Upgrades are needed in the near future. The carpet and sofas are showing wear and tear. If you want your room cleaned you need to ask if not they only replace the towels, empty the trash, and make the beds. With small kids we wanted it vacuumed each day. The bathrooms were never cleaned during our week long stay.
They have various pools on site and it is ocean front. The pool monitors really don't watch what is taking place so parents need to make sure they are watching their kids in the pool because of the older kids who tend to forget there are others around. Chairs are limited and even though the rules say do not save chairs with towels you can see guests going out at 8am to ensure they get one for the day. I also believe the pool staff need to clean around the pool during the day. Even though people should pick up after themselves, the staff should want people to feel clean. This is a non-smoking hotel which we love, but we did have to complain about guests smoking on their balcony and at the pool. The young staff didn't seem to want to take care of the problem, but we were persistent.
Overall we do like the resort. It is within walking distance of some of our favorite places to eat. They have a kids program.
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Atlantic Ocean Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Hotel Grand Atlantic Ocean