Editor's Note: This property was formerly Tropical Winds Resort.
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May 15, 2011
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March 27, 2005
Our stay at the Tropical Winds was destiny, but we didn’t realize it. We arrived in mid-October without reservations and slowly drove up and down Ocean Blvd. searching for a decent looking hotel/motel. As my husband grew more irritated, I finally suggested we park the car and hit the pavement, so we could inquire about availability and room rates and see a room. We went into the Tropical Winds, and as the line was long, decided to investigate some of the surrounding hotels/motels. We should have stayed and waited in line, because after viewing about 10 different properties, we were back at the Tropical Winds.
The building’s exterior looked extremely well-maintained, and I only hoped the rooms were likewise. We requested an oceanfront room, but since "hesitation kills", the last oceanfront room was rented while we were viewing the room. Tired of hunting, we took an oceanview room and were extremely pleased when we walked into a room that appeared to have brand-new furnishings.
On Saturday morning, we inquired at the front desk about moving to an oceanfront room. The registration clerk was extremely cooperative and assured us he would do everything possible to get us an oceanfront room. We returned after breakfast, delighted that we had been assigned to an oceanfront efficiency room on the same floor, and at no additional charge.
Our oceanfront room was slightly more ‘worn’, but still very clean. It had everything that we needed (two queen beds), plus some amenities I didn’t care to use, such as the full-size stove and dishes/silverware/pots and pans stored in the cabinets. There also was a full-size refrigerator, double sink (with dish towels/cloths), microwave, and coffee maker. The room also had a small dining table/three chairs, dresser, TV, and another small table/two chairs. It reminded me of a studio timeshare unit. The ocean-facing balcony had a small table and two chairs.
All rooms at the Tropical Winds have a safe, which was large enough to store our digital cameras and lenses, plus my purse. This safe was unusual because any type of card would lock/unlock it: credit, debit, insurance, supermarket--as long as it had a magnetic swipe strip, it would work. Nice benefit for locking valuables up when leaving the room.
The Tropical Winds Resort has an oceanfront enclosed pool and hot tub from October 1 to May 1. An enclosed lazy river, as well as an on-site video game room, can provide hours of fun for the kids. An hour a day of free bowling (October to March) is available at the Captain’s Quarters, which is a block away. A $2.50 resort fee is charged per day, but a 10-25% discount is available, depending upon the time and length of your visit.
I recently received a mail packet stating the original oceanfront units would have the carpet replaced with tile and that many units will be revamped from kitchen to balcony. If you’re looking for a good family resort, this one is recommended.
From journal Myrtle Beach.....The Ocean Was Calling