Cravers on 01/19/2015
Stayed Jan 16, returned home yesterday, the 19th. Found blood smears and a dead bug in the bed. Hotel had us leave our belongings in the room so it could be treated. This process requires strangers unpacking your bags, and in the process my daughter's $70 in cash was stolen. Hotel kept putting us off discussing it, so at check out time, they said they would "call us". Ummmm, no. Waited there in the lobby for TWO HOURS tending to our disabled son waiting for a refund. But we got it. Now PRAYING
we didn't bring any bugs home.
Jessica W on 10/13/2014
I stayed on the 15th floor of the Driftwood Building for a week in September 2014 and I did not see any bedbugs. And I really really looked!
Things I read on the internet had me scared to death about bedbugs, so I pretty much forensically examined our room upon arrival. I did not find anything, even with a lint roller, magnifying glass, and pen light. The mattresses had covers on them and all layers of the sheets were very clean. I checked everything thoroughly, especially wooden things,
and there was no trace of a previous infestation or anything. We also did not have any problems when we stayed in the Sandcastle building 8 years ago.
I still think it's better to be safe than sorry, and I don't regret taking every precaution to make sure my family had a safe, bite-free trip. :-)
Anonymous on 07/11/2014
We stayed june 28- july 3 2014. My son and I got eat up! Didn't bother to check until after our 6th night. My son was the only one with bites that week so I thought it must be skin irritation from the ocean water or sand. After the 6th night, I woke up itching terribly. My husband thought I was crazy when I got up itching to check for bed buds. As soon as I flipped the sheet back, I saw a huge one and kept looking and found lots and lots in both beds. You could tell that they had been there a wh
ile because of all the different sizes. It's a creepy feeling knowing bugs have been feeding off of you all week. We got a refund for the week minus the cost of the new room in a nicer hotel a couple blocks down. We rented our room at the Sea Mist through a real estate company so we didn't deal with the resort staff concerning this. This hotel is in bad shape anyways. Always read reviews and check the bed bug registry! (Didn't know this site even existed until now!)
Anonymous on 08/12/2013
We stayed 7/29 and left the night of august 1st 2013 when a bed bug ran across my neck in bed. Room #31205 efficiency had all stages of bed bugs. There was no manager on site or on call; no way to voice a complaint and get help until the morning. Sending "housekeeping" is not solution to room overrun with bedbugs. Filed a police report to document the event; had to go to doctor for numerous bug bites on adult and children; health department states there is no legislation in place for bed bug reg
ulation or prevention in state of South Carolina.
Anonymous on 07/31/2013
We just came back from a four night stay and I have signs of bed bugs all over my back. Initially I thought I had mosquito bites but sure enough my daughter, my husband and I are all itching and have signs and symptoms. I complained about the place going in but decided to make the best out if it. Worse mistake. Don't stay here. It's run down and not worth it.
Larry on 07/13/2012
I was there for a few days in Feb 2011, when I returned home I was covered from head to toe with bites. I work for doctors and ask them about it - they said it was bed bugs. I first called the Sea-Mist several times and no one would take my call so I called public health to report it. I don't know if anyhing ever happened but I will tell everyone that I can about this issue, the place needs to be shut down.
The Heath's on 06/30/2011
In October 2008, we (my husband, our daughter who slept in her own playpen, and I) stayed a week at one of Sea Mist Hotels. Every morning we got up and when we did there was a little blood on the sheets and a couple of dead small bugs. My husband and I never had experienced bedbugs, but we did know to request new sheets. We had thought if there was something wrong when the maid changed the sheets, then we should had been notified. Well it wasn't until we got home and realized all the red bum
ps up and down our (my husband and I) arms. So after realizing that's what happened to us that we were attacked by bedbugs, my husband called Sea Mist to report it. Their response to his call was let's give you some money back and a coupon to come stay again. Do what? We NEVER used the coupon as we will NEVER stay there again!