Palmetto Shores Oceanfront
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First Thing's First: The Drive
At 3:33 am, we were running on three hours of sleep, Hazelnut coffee, and pure adrenaline. Katy and I were off and, as our friend Tom Petty would say, into the great wide open unsure of what particular kind of chaos that would undoubtedly ensue.
The drive to Myrtle Beach, a seemingly daunting task …
We managed to take off on our 2014 Winter trip on Friday. We spent the night in West Virginia and luckily picked a place to stay south of a region affected by a chemical spill. We made it to Myrtle Beach last night. Went to church and Costco, then spent the afternoon walking the beach and enjoying the sun and warmth.
Jane and Mike
It has been awhile since I have had the ambition to sit down and write a story. This is not from lack of topics or things to say but just pure laziness. I knew that there would be something sooner or later to fire me up and get me going and it happened the other day.
Sitting in the kitchen very early in the morning as I always do with the computer on and the coffee brewing, I opened my news section on-line and there it was. Todays big news event.... We ...
We had a great time at Sue and Helen's. We were able to spend some time with some of Helen's family, Janet, Willem, Catherine, Kace, Rowan and Georgia. As usual it was party central and lots of fun. This morning we had coffee at Janet and Willem's and hit the road with absolutely no plan! It was great just driving south not even knowing where we were going. We decided to head east to water and landed in Surfside SC in time for a long beach walk before ...
... t think it had anything to do with the tornado watch. Survived the rest of the night, or should I say morning. Woke up to rain and cold weather. Motorbikes not allowed in the RV Park, wtf. Had to park it at the office and walk to our site (must say, quite a long walk as this is a huge Park) whenever we used it. Poor Ed went grocery shopping and had to lug the load from office to Motorhome. We took a long walk on the beach. Ed tried his hand at beach ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPalmetto Shores Oceanfront Myrtle Beach
We had a great time in Myrtle Beach, but that was in huge part to the people. The hotel, on the other hand, was less than satisfactory. After a 10 hour, all day drive, maintenance knocked on our door at 9:15 pm to put Draino in our tub. We asked for them to come back the next day because we were sleeping, but alas, they never came. The third day, maintenance was upstairs "working on something" and suddenly, a monsoon was falling through our ceiling. "Great," we thought, and ran to the front desk for some assistance. There was debris everywhere from a previous botched patching job including what we can only assume was black mold. Sweet. After going to lunch, and an assurance from the staff that it would be taken care of, we came back to a dry floor and the same debris all over our clogged tub. We talked to the front desk 4 times that day to get someone to take care of the tub, and when someone finally came, we were out at dinner. Upon our return to the hotel, whoever "cleared" the drain left the blockage of hair and "gunk" in the unflushed toilet. What stellar service.
All maintenance issues aside, this hotel is in prime location for the beach, boardwalk, and bars. The best part about the hotel is their restaurant, The Patio. The staff there is friendly, outgoing, funny, and knew how to pour a fantastic drink. We loved The Patio and its staff of eclectic and wonderful people who quickly became friends. It was home away from home.
If you can get passed the clogged tubs, stay here simply for the staff of The Patio.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.