Off the Beaten Path
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A relaxing week at the Wyndham Ocean Boulevard Resort in North Myrtle Beach was everything advertised. The front towers are a few hundred feet from the Atlantic Ocean/Beach. We were housed in Tower Four, so we had to walk across the street and down a pathway to access the Beach. It was easy for me and difficult for other members of our party. If you stay in Tower Four, get as high as you can. We were on the eleventh floor and could see the ocean over a building to the water.
In my reviews, I start with the negatives, per my habit. My only real issue was convincing the salesperson on the phone that I was not interested in joining a timeshare. I finally had to be rude. Despite the upscale and increasing offers, I tried to be polite with several declines. My patience was thin because we had warded off other time-share people at every venue we attended and one mall. As mentioned before, Tower Four has a limited view of the ocean. You can see a sliver between two towers in the picture gallery. You must be in the upper half of Tower Four or the Beachside Towers for any beach or ocean view.
Parking is tight in a garage and free to guests; however, we could come and go quickly. We parked near the elevators all week. There are ramps in every building, as well as stairs. The showers and tubs in the room are large and have safety bars in place. The spacious rooms easily accommodated four women. We had plenty of room for personal space and storage. The porch was easily accessible, with outdoor chairs and a table.
The kitchen was stocked with utensils, an oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot, washer and dryer. With only two packets of dishwashing soap, we went to guest services and met Alexis, a sweet, knowledgeable, friendly young lady. She may be among the best at guest services at any place I have stayed. She was appalled that I walked over from Tower Four rather than just call for what we needed. I reassured her I was simply getting some additional fresh air and exercise.
Three outdoor and two indoor pools (closed during our trip). The outdoor pools and two small lazy rivers with a view of the ocean and beach were still available. The complimentary Wi-Fi worked well once you got through the ad for a Wyndham Visa Card application. Hot tubs were available around all the pools. Our room had a jetted tub in the master suite, so I stayed inside because the wind was crisp and sharp in November. Murals decorate the walls outside the spa and indoor pools. Aquatic creatures glide along the walls in giant proportions in the murals. The lobby is decorated well for Christmas.
The business center is small but efficient. It is quiet and requires a room key to access. Every tower has a 24/7 guest services with the main registration in Tower Two.
The seating area was comfortable, with a sofa bed and several chairs. Television is available in the bedrooms and seating area with a broad cable offering. A business center, fitness center, game room, and children’s playground were available. Many activities were listed, including water fitness, horseback riding, snorkeling, and fishing. The sunrise is wonderful and worth the brisk air. The sunset was best seen from our bedroom window however I ventured out into the Ocean to catch the reflection on the water. The pictures did not do the reality justice.
The location is convenient to numerous activities, restaurants, and shopping. This will be my go-to place to stay when I return to North Myrtle Beach as long as I get in an ocean-side Tower.