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Mystic Sea Resort
Ranked #123 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Montgomery, New York
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56 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great place to stay!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

This place was great! We didn't get an ocean-front room because they were taken, but we stayed on the 3rd floor at the top of the stairs and it was nothing for us to walk down to the beach or down the hall to sit on one of the benches. Every once in a while it's nice to spend loads of cash on the works, continental breakfasts, champagne to your door and fluffed pillows every morning. However, if you want a simple mom&pop place to stay with clean rooms, friendly staff (mostly) and a quick walk to the beach.. This is the place you want to stay. But beware, parking is very limited ocean-side. If you're out late you'll have to park across the street, which isn't bad - just be sure you're parking in the right spot. Otherwise the angry man on the golf cart from Mystic Sea will chase you down and (very nasty) tell you to park somewhere else while shining a flashlight in your eyes, blinding you from driving anywhere. Also, when we showed up to the room, both bathrooms had a used washcloth draped over the top of the shower curtain rod. (yes, definitely Used washcloth, not put there after cleaning.) But we will absolutely stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Charleston, West Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

September 2013 West Virginia
We just came back from our stay at Mystic Sea Resort. This was the third time we stayed there and we had a very nice time. They did not have ocean view rooms available so we stayed in room 310 what was a very nice and clean room with 2 double beds, sitting area, dining room table with 2 chairs, desk, refrigerator, microwave oven and a coffee machine. Very nice. We will stay there again next year. .

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Waynesboro, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2013

Just finished up another year at this hotel and it gets better and better. They've really cleaned up the ocean front rooms with new paint and carpet. A lot of the same people come back so it's like one big family here. The staff is great and very helpful.

I can never understand the bad reviews; I can only assume that people are expecting 5 star quality for a cheap rate (is never going to happen anywhere) or they totally have this hotel mixed up with another (and since there are several with similar names, that would be understandable). The only upgrade I would like to see is wifi for the ocean front rooms; a wifi extender would probably help with t

Will be booking again for next year!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

I would have to say this has been one of the most memorable family vacations! The staff were absolutely wonderful. I had many questions before arrival because of the bad reviews and everyday they checked in to see how everything was going and if I needed anything...top notch service! We were there for the beach and not a room so for those of you looking for a 5 star room look somewhere else and waste your money! The motel was small but you could sit down by the pool and and visit with everyone and not be just be in your own balcony. They do not have balconies but all of their rooms open to the outside and you have either a bench or 2 chairs for you to sit outside of your room. Yes there were a couple of big bugs that came in but were harmless ( it is warm and humid there so expect bugs )! The pool was cleaned every morning around 7:30 and if there was a lot of sand they would clean it again in the afternoon. The parking lot is very small but you can park across the street in the other parking lot for the other building they own. We don't like our cars parked where we can't see them but we didn't want to fight for a spot so parked across the street every night and they have security that drive around checking nobody is breaking in. If we lived only a day away we would go every year!

Room Tip: 324 was our room. Ocean front and top floor. Rooms were very quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2013

Decided to stay in town another night and needed an inexpensive place to stay. They gave us a great rate, let us check in before 11am at no addional cost. Front desk was friendly. Enjoy the look and feel of the room. Spent a lot of time at the pool which was well taken care of. We would definately go back.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

Have been staying with these people when they had the apache years ago and moved to the mystic sea when they purchased it. Every year we were told they were going to remodel and every year when we came back the updates were never done. Would not go back, it just got to run down and dirty for my family. We had a large group of friends that met there every year and because of the poor conditions we have all found other places to stay. I would not recommend this place.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Albany, New York
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

This motel/resort has much work to be done on it. They could do alot more for the place if they just replaced a bunch of things. Like Drapes, bedspreads, rugs, etc.The furnishings are old. Dressers are from the 70's and much of the appointments are too. The outside is deceiving, it looks quite nice, and updated but not the inside rooms. First of all, the owners arent very friendly, the pool and hot tub never really looked clean, the returned on the pools didn't work very well. Inside the rooms were less than updated. We have stayed here before and every year I think that it will be updated and it isn't. My friend who stayed next door found bugs in her stove. Don't know what kind but don't need that!!! Our showers and tub leaked and was all over the floor, and black water came up in the drain, uuugh. So we will find another place to stay at. Not mb either, we decided that it is not what we want in a vacation, we like peace and quiet, not crowds and sirens, and may I add Helicopters going over ever five minutes, there is a business that has helicopter rides for $20 , and its located right near the Mystic seas motel, so if you want to lay on the beach or lawn area, its NOISY! We will go somewhere next year. We also paid 1,100 dollars for 2 weeks, that isnt alot of money, but you get what you pay for. Also the WIFI was terrible, I picked up the signal from a nearby hotel next door instead of where I was staying!

Room Tip: Higher floors tend to be more private, we stayed in an ocean front next to the pool, it was not priv...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mystic Sea Resort
Address: 2105 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#71 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Mystic Sea Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 81
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Mystic Sea Resort is an award winning resort located on theoceanfront in the heart of Myrtle Beach. We are a small resort that offers a wide range of affordable room types, from 1 bed units to 2 bedroom condos. We won the Myrtle Beach chamber of commerce's image award for the quality and style of recent renovation that upgraded a smaller resort to a level not seen in the larger more impersonal resorts. ... more   less 
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