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“Quiet place on the beach”
Review of Ocean Forest Plaza

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Ocean Forest Plaza
Reviewed 8 January 2013

My wife and I have stayed at OFP three times. Originally we started going there because friends have condos there. Note: This is NOT the newest place on the beach but the rooms are clean and the sunrise and daytime views are spectacular. You are renting a condo and each unit is owned and managed differently. The units will vary in quality based upon the tastes of the different owners.

However, this is a great location to base your MB visit. As a biker, I can park our car in the tight garage and get anywhere I want to go on two wheels. The beach is never crowded near OFP because you are a good 20 blocks from the heart of the Grand Strand and well south of the congestion of the shopping and restaurants in North MB. (But you are close enough to get to these places when -- or if -- you want to get there.) You can bike or drive to parks, Broadway on the Beach, restaurants, Barefoot Landing and other attractions.

Note: We rent condos through local realtors -- not through the front desk. So some of the issues people have reported in dealing with the staff have not been an issue for us.

It's about ten blocks to Starbucks for you caffeine addicts but with a stove and coffee maker in the room, so what.

Note: At the end of last season (SEP 2012) the pool was going to be renovated. Check to be sure it is finished before you book your stay if this is important to you.

Room Tip: Work through a local realtor.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 September 2012

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

after staying at sands the last 3 times we were at myrtle beach we booked a room at ocean forest plaza for the 3rd time. The intial reservation call went wel as well as 2 follow up calls. on 8/30/2012 we called to confirm full payment, everything was fine. A couple of hours later I called to add a night, 8/31, was told by, make sure you get names employee numbers or they basically treat you as a liar, that the room, 2211 was available for check in that night, theyll tell you 15 times during your call they do not give out room numbers or know what room youll be put in, so once again, treated as a liar, anyway, we spent all day preparing to leave friday morning, I called back to pay for the room and was told they were sold out, that the room we requested was reserved for that whole week, duh. no room guarantees right? The lady i spoke with said, I dont hear you mentioning anyones names. What? I didnt write her name down because you'd think they know what theyre talking about. She had me call ocean forest direct, the lady, oh crap, no name,at the front desk first said nothings available, then an ocean view was, all ocean fronts are booked all week, duh, i have one i know that, then we can check in an ocean view, check out sat by 11am and back in at 4pm in an ocean front, oops, now an ocean front is available,lower floor, NO ROOM # ALLOWED. But the price quoted at $115.00 WAs, in her words, " I dont think so. it's a holiday", once again treated like a liar. she transfered me back to reservations, told me to talk to paul the supervisor, explained all this to him, I got a laugh and smart assed response of, and I quote, " we're all booked up thats why". ok smart mouth, called back to cancel go somewhere else, loose deposit. We have your money and can treat you like dirt now. I have written good reviews for sands resorts in the past, those were a mistake. After this vacation if, big if, we ever come back to myrtle beach i'd sleep under the pier before id stay at another sands property.

Room Tip: room 2210 where our sons stayed in june, we were in 2211, their room had paint falling off the walls...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank randy w
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

This was the worst resort I ever stayed at, pictures on website dont depict actual resort!!!! This place needs a major renovation!!!!

Room Tip: Don't pick this place
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank John P
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

We arrived early and as soon as our room was ready, they called and let us know it was ready and we were able to check in early. The room was big, clean and nice. The hotel is not directly ocean front you do have to walk across the street but that is not a big deal to us. Two negatives - one is the pool here, they are very small and if you have kids it's not the best place to stay. There's not alot of activities for kids. And two there's no ice makers here because all rooms has an ice maker in the fridge but it takes forever for ice to come out. We would definitely stay here again, the staff were really nice and helpful.

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1  Thank Jessica N
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Additional Information about Ocean Forest Plaza

Address: 5523 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2394
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 34 Speciality Lodging in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $120 - $571 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ocean Forest Plaza 3*
Number of rooms: 127
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