Hotels / Travel

My Stay at the Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach

Updated September 7, 2015

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Crown Reef Resort has over 500 rooms that is just steps away from the beach. The resort includes several indoor and outdoor pools with the longest lazy river at 575 feet long. A new addition to the resort is the water park that has a Twister Body Slide, Explosion Tube Slide, and Kiddie Slide along with a splash area for kids.

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While you may want to adventure around Myrtle Beach the resort offers many things to do so you don’t have to leave on the days you want to stay in. Besides taking a walk on the beach and swimming the resort offers activities during the day such as crafts, a magic show, arcade, and a DJ. And when the kids are sick of swimming (if they do), they can get their “Game On” in the arcade located in the resort Town Center. When you get hungry you can stay and cook in your room with a complete kitchenette or head down to the Loco Gecko Restaurant located on the Lobby floor. And then stay for dessert at the Swirl Ice Cream & Sweets Shop. And if you want to grab a bite to eat or need a coffee in the morning before you venture out, there is a Grab N Go Grill & Coffee Bar right next to the Ice Cream shop.

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There are plenty of things to do and places to eat nearby Crown Reef Resort as it is right on Ocean Blvd which is one of the main strips in Myrtle Beach. Some of the attractions nearby are the Boardwalk, miniature golf, Ripley’s attractions, Skywheel, and more. Some attractions are within walking distance and others you have to drive to.

My Review of Crown Reef Resort

While they say the resort has recently been renovated there is still some work that needs done and during our stay they were working on some things. I totally understand this may be an ongoing process since there are so many people coming and going to the resort. A just to let you know that this is a family resort and not a 4 star hotel as they don’t claim to be. Most likely you will not be in the room much because you will be at the beach, swimming in the pools, or exploring the town. I was satisfied with the room (even though it was a little outdated) and couldn’t ask for a better view of the ocean.  The kitchenette was nice to have in the room and we saved a ton of money by cooking most of our meals inside the room.

A few downfalls of the resort which I hope they fix soon is that the check-in is across the street from the resort which was confusing and inconvenience for many visitors. And another downfall is that there was only one single stall restroom in the pool area for the entire resort. This made me wonder how many kids are peeing in the pool and kept me out of them. Plus, it is inconvenient to wait for an elevator to get to your room and use the bathroom as not every kid can hold it that long.

I liked that the resort was on the tail end of the strip where it was quieter. We didn’t mind driving around to the local attractions and dining when we ventured out. My youngest son loved the activities around the pool during the day (especially the magician) and the DJ on the weekends.

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Overall, we had a fabulous vacation and I would love to come back and stay at the resort again in the future. I feel they have affordable prices for a family vacation, a great view of the ocean with access to the beach, and plenty space in the rooms.

Disclosure: I was hosted by Crown Reef Resort to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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