First let me start by saying that the motto for this hotel should be location, location, location... It is by no means anything other than a budget hotel but if you are looking for a convenient and inexpensive hotel on the beach, this is a good choice. We stayed in a 2 queen with ocean view, balcony and full kitchen. The kitchen was complete enough for us to make most of our breakfasts lunches and a few dinners. It was a good budget saver!
Plus side - multiple outdoor pools to pick from, steps from the beach, plenty of convenient parking and a quick walk to the boardwalk attractions. We liked the pool bar - and the patio bar and grill across the street. The hotel is affiliated with the Atlantica with great indoor and outdoor pools and hottubs. Beds were comfy and the walls were thick enough that we did not hear much noise- even when the outside streets were busy with weekend partiers.
The front desk and grounds crew were extremely polite, friendly and efficient. Unfortunately I was completely unimpressed and frankly confused by the housekeeping staff. When we checked in, we found a cleaning towel left in the bathroom - as if cleaning wasn't quite finished when the maids left the room. They never made the beds or changed the linens once in our 7 day stay. When we checked in, we had no soap or shampoos. Two days later (and after I had run to the local piggly wiggly to purchase some) shampoos and bar soaps showed up in the room. Other amenities such as fresh towels and dish soap also showed up sporadically. Somedays we had no housekeeping, others there were signs someone had been in but it was never clear to me if this was an efficiency with housekeeping or without.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the new, completely renovated, Palmetto Shores Myrtle Beach; centrally located to all the amenities the Grand Strand offers. No matter what season you visit, there will be tons of activities to keep you busy. You’ll find wide spans of pristine sandy beaches outside of our three oceanfront towers where our guests have a wide range of options from ocean-front rooms and efficiencies all the way up to 4-bedroom suites. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Palmetto Shores Oceanfront Hotel Myrtle Beach