My family and I had the pleasure of staying at Crown Reef Resort in Myrtle Beach this past weekend. We had an absolute blast! It has recently refurbished rooms that are beautiful and they are working on the rest of the refurbishing details in the next few months.
Crown Reef Resort has 514 guest rooms and suites with views of the Atlantic Ocean. The rooms range between a Queen Efficiency and a Queen Jacuzzi Suite! With room for up to 8, this hotel is perfect for a larger family like ours. The room we had was the Queen Deluxe Suite. Our suite had a full kitchen including a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, and sink. All basic cooking utensils were available as well! Cooking from our own hotel room saved us a ton of money by not dining out. For breakfast, we made things such as cereal, bagels, and eggs, lunches were sandwiches, and for dinner we made quesadillas, sausage, salads, and veggies.
Each morning, we could wake up, eat breakfast and walk right down to the beach. We would stay and play for hours! Once the beach got too hot, we headed back up to the watersides and pools in the back of the hotel.
During the day at the beach, there are lifeguards available if we needed help and also flags showing the rating of the water. One day while we were there, the lifeguards wouldn’t let anyone go in the water more than waist deep because of how rough the tide was due to the upcoming storms. I really appreciated having them nearby.
Crown Reef Resort features the longest oceanfront lazy river in Myrtle Beach at 575 feet, indoor and outdoor pools, watermark with 2 four story tall waterslides, hot tubs, kiddie pools, and a silly sub with slide for the little kids. I admit that I had fun going down the slides as well!
We had planned to stay at the hotel some but also venture out to local attractions but we were having so much fun at the hotel, we only left once during our stay! When we go back next time, we will plan on staying longer.
At Crown Reef Resort, they have Swirls Ice Cream Shop, where you can purchase ice cream cones made with Breyer’s ice cream! They also have a eatery called Grab N Go that has easy to grab snacks, breakfast, and lunch items. For lunch and dinner, they have the Loco Gecko. This was a pretty cool restaurant that offers everything from fried pickles to pizza and salads. Everything looked and smelled great!
In between Loco Gecko and Swirls, you can find a game room, which is perfect when it’s too hot to play outside or the kids just need a break from the water. Lots of games from motorcycles to air hockey.
I definitely recommend staying at Crown Reef Resort if you need an affordable family vacation. They have fall rates from $49/night and the watersides and pools will be open all year! Huge thanks to Crown Reef Resort for inviting us on this trip and we cannot wait to come back!