We had called ahead, requesting a top floor, and were pleased that the "reservations" folks had honored our request. Check-in took less than 5 minutes, and we were on our way.
The amenities at this resort are excellent. Our two-bedroom unit was immaculate. Both bedrooms had king beds and large 32" TVs. The master bath had a whirlpool tub, double sink, and a 3’x4’ walk-in shower, while the second bathroom had a single sink and curtained tub/shower. A large (6’x12’) patio opened off both the master bedroom and the living room. The living room had a good-quality sofa bed (not squishy like some resorts'), two large chairs, a 36" TV, and a gas fireplace. There were 9’ ceilings throughout. Because of the construction going right next to our building (Building C), the fireplace wasn’t working yet, so if a fireplace is important to you throughout 2005, we’d recommend you request Building A. The well-lit kitchen had ample cabinet space (including a pantry), and had hard-surface countertops. The "stackable" washer and dryer were small but sufficient for our week’s stay. All the décor in the unit was colorful and attractive and featured a South Beach theme consistent with the resort’s name. Local and 800 calls are free. All buildings have four floors, and all have elevators.
South Beach Resort does not require that you fill out an inventory check list, and we did notice that a number of items were missing from the kitchen, including some utensils, glassware, and even one of the counter stools. One of the kitchen lights was not working correctly, and one of the phones was broken. After a second call to the front desk, maintenance did finally arrive. They checked the light, took the defective phone, and noted the missing items, but none of these reported items were repaired or replaced during our stay.
The on-site activities at South Beach are some of the best we have seen anywhere. In addition to an 18-hole par-3 golf course ON PROPERTY, weekly scheduled activities include a breakfast social, an wine and cheese social, various craft programs, an 8-ball tournament, water aerobics, yoga, an ice cream social, and a movie night. The resort has an indoor and outdoor pool, hot tub, "lazy river", fitness center, billiards room, video game room, horseshoe pits, and a volleyball court. Two computers are available (at no charge) in the clubhouse for guests to use. The clubhouse also has a lending library and an "endless" free coffee pot that is filled all day long.
We felt that South Beach Resort provided a true "Gold Crown" experience. You will, too.
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We checked in after midnight and were promptly greeted by the night security guard, who checked us in with no trouble, as our paperwork was right on the front desk for him. It was only two of us, but since this was a last-minute idea, all that was available was a two-bedroom unit. It was huge. It had a master bedroom with a jacuzzi tub and separate shower with a television and private balcony. It also had a full living room with pull-out bed, a full kitchen, and another complete bedroom with a another full bathroom/shower. The best part was the washer and dryer in the room! That came in handy!
The grounds are well maintained, even though there is still construction going on. They are in the process of completing a swim-up pool/bar that would be right outside of our room that we were in.
The location of this resort is PERFECT! It is at the very south end of Myrtle Beach, but don't let that scare you away. Everything is still relatively close, but with a lot less traffic and noise! The Springmaid Pier is VERY close, and Damon's Restaurant is on the ocean beside the Breezes Beach Club. The resort is located on a golf range, and right behind it is a mini-golf attraction too!
The prices at the grill are reasonable, and the food was pretty good. We had a cheeseburger and a grilled chicken sandwich overlooking the pool and ocean!
Not too much negative to say about this one, except that the elevators are a little slow to only have to go up three or four floors, and if you ride a motorcycle, be sure to ask at the desk for a kickplate board. The asphalt is very soft, and the motorcycle kickstands tend to sink in the heat. This could cause a bike to tip over.
Our ride home was not as great, as it rained very hard all the way from Myrtle Beach to Knoxville, TN, but it was still definitely worth the trip. This resort was an answer to my prayers when I wanted a peaceful, relaxing getaway to the beach! I found a little piece of heaven at South Beach Resort. We definitely look forward to the Beach Front Phase to be built soon!
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