Poor Myrtle Beach hotel conditions gain national attention

Posted by Michael Smith on January 27, 2011 at 12:15 p.m.

A Myrtle Beach hotel has made Trip Advisor’s Top 10 dirtiest hotels in the country, and national news networks are taking notice.
Josey Miller, a travel writer with Trip Advisor, has made separate appearances on Good Morning America, MSNBC and Fox News talking about the list.
On Jan. 26, Miller appeared on Studio B. It was on that program the Myrtle Beach hotel was named. You can watch the entire Fox News segment by clicking here.
A photo from the Fox News segment shows a stain in the box spring similar to one reported on a mattress at another Myrtle Beach hotel by Brenda Agner of Graham, N.C.
Agner is one of several sources quoted in our three-part series Rooms at Risk, which chronicles the lack of mandatory hotel room health inspections in South Carolina.
According to public records, it’s been at least 16 years since the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) last performed routine room checks.
As of this posting, I’ve not had a chance to interview Miller personally, though we have exchanged e-mails. When and if I speak with Miller, I will add it to the blog.
In related matters, I’m scheduled to appear on WMBF News This Week on Friday. We will be discussing the latest hoopla over hotel room conditions and lack of health inspections.

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