by Lissa Poirot
This condo resort is spread across nine buildings on Myrtle Beach with studios, efficiencies, and one- to three-bedroom suites. At the main Caravelle building, king and two double efficiencies are available, along with king or two double suites in up to two-bedrooms. The resort is also home to Carolina Dunes with two- and three-bedroom condos, St. Clement’s Suites with a double bedroom and queen sleeper sofa, the Caravelle Tower with studio and two-room efficiencies, the Sea Mark Tower with three-bedroom condos, Arbor/Dry Dock/Harborside with two bedrooms and St. John’s Inn with two queens or a king efficiency. A block-long pool with splash park is available with food and drink service at Marco Polo Pool Bar. Santa Maria Restaurant provides a breakfast buffet in the main resort. Each tower has its own pool, as well, and an indoor pool can be found year-round at the main resort. A kids’ club is available from Monday through Saturday during summer months for kids ages 5 to 12, and a game room is available. Golf can be arranged at any of the area courses.
Our Editor Loves
- Seven separate resorts in one
- Up to three-bedroom suites with kitchens
- Multiple swimming pools
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Game Room
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
I booked a reservation here months in advance, went back to check the reservation before we were set to leave and we was booked in the wrong room in the wrong building, no problem, I call the resort and they fix it. We drove down on Monday June 10, six hours to get here. Check in was good. The staff at the front desk are wonderful people. We go across the street to unload our luggage only to find one cart and the wheel on it is broken?? Stood and waited forever. Still no carts. Walked back across the street to inform the staff, they radio someone to find a cart. We get the cart loaded and ALL of the elevators are down. None of them are working, and the foul smell coming from the area is unreal, all the guests are complaining because no one can get to their rooms. I climb eight flights of steps to get to the room we are staying in only to be disappointed, the beds are so small and we are overlooking the sun deck which I specifically asked NOT to be located. Call back down to the front desk and Susan, bless her heart tries every means necessary to find us another room but nothing is accomodating not even the condos next door which are so outdated its unreal, but I do give her credit for trying. We ended up getting refund a staying somewhere else. The staff at the front desk are wonderful people but this place really needs a complete overhaul.
Staff is very friendly, rooms are clean, we've stayed here over 30 years sometimes 2-3 times a year. Seems every year we've visited over the last few years, excluding renovation year, we've been disappointed with the overall atmosphere there. It used to be a nice family hotel but seems now the young people have taken over. We had loud music below us, we were on the 15th floor. Loud neighbors beside us as well as slamming doors early morning and very late at night. I would still recommend staying here just come in early spring or in the fall when things are a little quieter