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Great time at the Sheraton Broadway Plantation
We just returned from MB, Sheraton Broadway Plantation, Dec 29 to Jan 6, 2007. We are RCI owner's so we got a last minute exchange here. Very clean and well maintained. We were only able to get a 1 bedroom which is the smaller side of the lock-off unit. Hoped to be able to get bumped, but no go. There was enough room for myself, husband and 14 yr old son although 1 bathroom is a pain but we lived. Pools are great. Nice lazy river and free mini-put, tennis, shuffleboard, ping-pong, sand volleyball and basketball meant we weren't shelling out constantly for something to do. Only negative: we booked golf through the front desk and when my husband showed up at Wicked Stick, there was no sign of his name or tee time. Fortunately it's not busy this time of year and he played right away. Then, we booked Medieval Times for our last night there. Again, we showed up with our confirmation but it was printed for the next night, but we were leaving at 4 a.m. Fortunately, they were not booked solid, so it wasn't a problem. But I can see if that happened in the busy season, we would have been left high and dry on both counts. Double check with the front desk and tell them you are not being paranoid. You will enjoy the S.B.P. and it is right across the intersection from Broadway at the Beach. Great place. Ripley's Aquarium, a must do. Hard Rock Cafe, shaped in a pyramid is great for teenagers. Margueritaville, great atmosphere. Everyone knows at least one Jimmy Buffet song. All of this is within walking distance of S.B.P. Sheraton Broadway Plantation is owned by Starwood Vacations and that is the same company that owns Sheraton Vistana in Orlando. It is worthy of it's Gold Crown status. If you don't have to stay on the beach, this is a great location which is convenient to everything. The beach is only 1 mile away with free parking.
Felt like coming home.
The Sheraton Broadway Plantation was really one of the best places I could have chosen to stay at. The best thing about the resort itself were the rooms. We had a spacious 2-bedroom villa, and it was just so wonderful and comfortable. We had a really nice time walking around the resort and playing basketball and tennis. The staff there is also very helpful, answering any questions that we had. I think that this resort would be a wonderful place to bring children, though we didn't. They had daily activities, such as water aerobics to board games to friendship bracelet making. Some had small fees, though. One small suggestion if you stay down here, either bring your own car or rent one. It sure seemed to make getting around that much easier for us. Lots of shopping and things to do in the area. Although this resort is not on the beach, it more than makes up for it in other ways. Overall, my fiance and I really loved it and hope to go back someday.
Great for families
My parents, husband, seven-month-old, and I stayed at the Sheraton Broadway Plantation in November 2006. Overall, we enjoyed the property and found that it suited our family situation very well.
We rented a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit. The master bedroom was quite spacious and easily accomodated a king-size bed and our daughter's crib. The master bath had double vanities, a jetted tub, and a separate shower. The second bedroom was significantly smaller and contained two double beds.
The living room, kitchen, and dining room were large and comfortable.
We ate several meals in the unit and were able to save some money on food. There are grocery stores nearby, and the kitchen was equipped with all the necessary supplies to prepare your meals. The washer and dryer in the unit were useful as well.
There were a few maintenance problems in the unit. The smoke detector
was missing its cover, light bulbs were burnt out, and the tv in the second bedroom wasn't working properly. However, when we called the front desk to report the issues, they sent a repair person to the unti within five minutes. We were impressed!
The property itself is very pretty. Each unit overlooks a pond, complete with fountain. There is a long walking trail that surrounds the complex as well. The pool area is large and family-friendly, and includes indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, and a lazy river. Free mini-golf is also available.
There was a significant amount of constuction taking place on property during our stay. It began early in the morning and was fairly noisy. The parking lot also didn't seem to be sufficient for the number of units. We often had to walk a fairly long distance from our car to our unit. However, this may have been due to the construction blocking some parking spaces.
This is a time share property, so you may be offered incentives to take their tour and do their presentation. The staff was never high pressure, and we just said, "No thanks" and went on our way.
The complex is located fairly close to Broadway at the Beach (although it is not quite walking distance) and is an easy drive to the ocean. here are many food choices of various prices close by, but there is no dining on the property.
We liked Sheraton Broadway Plantation and would definitely recommend it, especially to families travelling with small children.
Some good, some bad
Just spent the weekend at Sheraton Broadway Plantation with a mixed experience, partly not the resort's fault.
The positives- Sheraton very graciously allowed us to change our reservation rate to the lowest available rate when we saw the prices drop prior to check-in..
The security guard gate is a nice touch, especially in tourist laden Myrtle.
The front desk and lobby area are very nice for a timeshare facility and the staff were as professional and courteous as at any nice hotel.
My daughter says the pool area was really cool- I didn't see it.
Our 1 bedroom condo appeared to be new with nice furnishings and 2 large flat screen t.v.s. Kitchen and bath areas adequate.
Nice fluffy towels and the usual Sheraton soap and shampoo products.
The negatives- Since these are being sold as timeshares you can assume people are spending a week here. Too clausterphobic for me. The master bedroom literally had enough toom for a Queen size bed, dresser and closet, and that's it. Would be fine for a couple, but could not see more than that for a day or two. (but didn't see the 2 bedroom- it might be fine.)
We couldn't figure out how to turn off the heat, and it was really warm.
The sheets were very scratchy and cheap. I wouldn't even send my kids to camp with those sheets.
The walls are apparently paper thin, not well insulated ,or we just had extremely loud neighbors. We finally called Security at 1:30 a.m. to ask them to get them to turn down their music, as it sounded like a boom box in our bedroom. Security did respond and it got resolved, but it really put a damper on our stay not to be able to get to sleep.
Overall, I would be willing to give it a try again, but would probably opt for a 2 bedroom, if there are more than 2 of us travelling. I would also be sure to request a quiet area of the resort. Might bring my own sheets though, and that shouldn't be the case at a Sheraton. I would also point out that there are many nice condo type rentals in Myrtle Beach on the beach and this is not.
A little review about this hotel... This is a hotel that is selling to potential time share buyers. Their sign actually says a vacation ownership resort.
One bad thing i noticed, there were alot of teenage kids here. At our building, there was a needle on the ground. It seems as there was some bad activity at the resort, but that could be an isolated incident.
This hotel is very nice, the rooms are very nice, but you will want to make sure that you are accomodated with at least a Large one bedroom suite if you have a family. The difference between the large and smaller one bedroom suites is very significant. The large one BR is equipped with a patio, a dining room, a jacuzzi tub and a king size bed. The small one bedrooms have none of these.
The resort itself is very quiet, and is in a good location. The service people are somewhat friendly, but a couple girls at the front desk have bad attitudes. The resort is not on the beach, but the beaches at myrtle beach are easily accessable at public accesses. I cant really think about a bad thing to say about the resort. They have a basketball court, tennis courts, a gym and have a mini golf course. The pools are ok. They are 3 feet all over. There is a lazy river. The grounds are kept very nicely. Mostly everyone is polite.
I would give this resort a 4 out of 5.
Not what we expected
We purchased a vacation last year while visiting Orlando...bad idea to begin with! The total cost of the vacation was $1500 with a $99 processing fee (they informed us this was not a time share). This was for 7/8 day stay and $100 gift certificate, or 5/4 and $400 gift certificate. Unfortunately, we could not afford the 7/8 trip and air fair. (have pets and childrien). I requested a two bedroom suite 6 months in advance, so that we could take our parents along with us. There were no two bdrms available. ( I observed several two room suites available). To make a long story short, we paid around $275 a night for a one bedroom with a roll away bed! The pools are only 3-4' deep and bath warm! There are no restaurants on the permises other than the pool bar/grill that costs an arm and leg and closes before dark!
Had A great Time
This was our first time to Myrtle Beach. We wanted to stay near Broadway at the beach and based on the reviews we decided to give this location a shot. We were pleasantly surprised with the hotel. We had a one room villa which we thought was great. We enjoyed the pool area and pool bar. We didn’t travel with our kids, but would bring them here in the future. We really thought the pool area was kid friendly and they also had activities for the kids. For the most part they were free or a small cost. This is a resort that is sells timeshares, however once they asked us at check-in if we wanted more information about this and said no they never asked again.
The hotel itself is a few blocks away from Broadway at the beach, which is walk able but a car would be much easier. There is a grocery store not too far away so you can make something in your room. There are no restaurants within in walking distance from the hotel, but there are plenty within in a car ride.
The only downside for us is they do not have wireless connections in the room, they only place is in the lobby. Not a huge deal, but it would have been nice.
Very clean and enjoyable.
We stayed from Aug 25 until the 28th. Check in was quick, the staff was very friendly. Because this is a "vacation ownership" aka timeshare resort, they did try to convince us to sit through a presentation. I've been through one with another company and would rather cut off my ears than sit through another, so we declined. That was the only time we were asked about it, which I was very thankful for. We stayed in building 8. The room was spottless when we arrived. Upon opening the door, we were hit with a wave of Chlorox. After the Chlorox smell disappeared, you could definately tell that the room was a smoking room, as apparently all their rooms are. It wasn't so strong that it bothered us though.
The room was a 1 bedroom villa with a queen sized bed and a kitchenette. I was disappointed that would could not receive a room with a balcony, but oh well.
The pool was clean, but warm especially in the evening. It felt like bath water. At night the hot tub felt scalding hot. It may have been because of the hot weather we had, I'm don't know. There are no pools over 3ft, which is good if you have children and want them to be safer. We don't and it was kind of annoying. It felt like we were in a kiddie pool the whole time. But I guess this goes with family atmosphere.
Overall we were pleased with our stay and would stay again.
The resort is within walking distance of Broadway at the beach. We walked there the first night with no trouble. But if you plan to do a lot of walking around Broadway, you may not want to walk because you will be very tired when you're finished.
Highlights at Broadway: Interesting shops, $2 Redstripe at Key West Grill, $1.50 Budlight all day, every day at Broadway Louie's.
Just ok: Revolutions Night Club. They played ok music, but for a club that claims to play 70s, 80s, and 90s music, they played a lot of new stuff. They played the same Pussycat Dolls song twice in 2 hours. Other than their music, the place was nice.
Sour notes: Senor Frogs. Expensive food that tastes bad. Party atmosphere, which was ok, but we had to shout across the table at each other. Terrible food and will never go back.
The Broadway Sheraton Plantation was Terrific,the staff could not have been more helpful,courteous.The one beedroom suite we had was beautiful and could not have cleaner.The local attractions were close by and very easy to get to.... The Beach was a a short distance we stayed at Myrtle beach last summer(2005) at a hotel on the beach Big dissapointment old shaby...This resort was Terrific... would definetly go back for more....
Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach was a great vacation. This was the first year we used our timeshare options. We stayed at Sheraton Myrtle Beach, near Broadway at the Beach. Broadway was really very nice and very convenient to the hotel. The hotel had a lazy river, and since we have kids, most of our days were spent at our hotel and it was very enjoyable. We spent many hours just relaxing on our innertubes. One of the funnest nights was at the Medieval Times. Another great place was the amusement pier near the beach, great roller coaster.