In all my travels, and my adventures with kids one thing is certain, the foundation of any resort, hotel, or extended stay is never the true brick, cement or building blocks that make it up, rather the pillars of true, loyal employees that care if their facility is meeting your needs. Those facilities that hire individuals that treat the establishment as their own, or have the respect for the place they work, are by far the best employees and this translates into their daily jobs as you can see the pride into their work. The Crown Reef Resort is not about the new mortar and foundation, the waterpark, the multiple pools or the trendy new rooms, rather it is about the integrity and loyalty of those who are very happy to be part of the resort. Let me introduce you to what makes The Crown Reef Resort a king among the many lodging options in Myrtle Beach. Lavishly live life out loud, stay in one facility that has it all, fun, food, beach for the entire family!
It’s All In The Staff
Dining is hard for my family as trying to find Gluten Free, latex free, nut free, shellfish free, food at restaurants is a challenge to say the very least. We met Candice our first night at The Crown Reef Resort, as she works in the Loco Gecko(the in-resort, bar and dining facility) that offers delicious bites to eat as well as fun party music to move your stay into paradise!
I listed out the allergies that my children had and their eating preferences and she sought out Bobbie(chef) who made meals both of my children could enjoy. We have taken food to go and eaten there and my kids are also comfortable enough to seek her out if they need any information about the resort and she is great answering questions! Hard-working, and dedicated, find Candice at the Loco Gecko in the Crown Reef Resort.
Our room needed a minor maintenance item tended to and BOB came to visit and fix. Bob was one of the most friendly locals, filled with information and the want to share. He suggested travel routes for our trip to the Medieval Times as well as The Carolina Opry and he even suggested yet another Dinner Show, The Pirate’s Voyage as it is supposed to be pretty ‘darn fantastic’. Bob quickly remedied our room need and helped me plan a bit more of our stay! Bob also told me they are, “here to please, let him know if there is anything we need, and they will tend to it!”
Mary was our ‘hostess with the mostess’ at the Crown Cafe, a great place to dine in the morning for a buffet or individually ordered breakfast. Your coffee is served up with a smile and an zest for life, unlike anyone I have met to date. Mary is cheery, kind and she tended to my children, their food needs and got me a coffee before I blinked an eyeball(very important for tired moms traveling with kids!). You can find Mary on the Crown Cafe each morning on the third floor each day, more sunny than those sunny side eggs she serves to your table.
This is Chef Mike Noble, but here he is not the ‘chef’ he is the Restaurant Manager, so he is managing all the food that we have being served, but he does so much more. Mike is a multi-talented manager that turns into a chameleon and helps with check-in, managing and all things that go on in the hotel, without a question( I have watched). Mike was there the day we arrived, and he knows the resort and the area like the back of his hand. He has a respect for The Crown Reef Resort from back in the day, and he knows that the resort is headed to be the same great place that it once was but even better because of the new owners and their plans. Mike knows his staff, and guests quite well and they all work well together. Mike can offer you suggestions of where to visit, what to eat, when to eat and what all is happening on the premises. His anticipation for the outcome of the reservations in endearing and he knows what the establishment already is—– a wonderful family facility that boasts a great staff who want to do nothing more than please their guests.
The Crown Reef Resort is so much more than just an establishment that was. The Crown Reef Resort is undergoing reservations but the staff has no reservations about where it is going. It is onward, upward and all is good. Everyday is a good day at the Crown Reef Resort and as the music blares, the waves crash and the lazy river propels forward, the employees prove it’s all in the staff! Come see the new Crown Reef Resort! Lavishly live your vacation out loud with fun in the sun, and a resort that has everything at your fingertips, while being freshly renovated!
*I was provided lodging to facilitate this review, images, opinions are all my own.