Top Hotel Choices in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach’s mild weather, boardwalk, and legendary sunsets make it a popular, yet affordable, year-round destination. Once you’ve visited this South Carolina gem, it will easily become your go-to getaway. With 60 miles of silky, white-sand beaches, this beautiful coastal locale repeatedly lands on the “best of” lists from travel experts. You’ll discover an endless lineup of things to do, in or out of the water. Hotels and resorts in Myrtle Beach offer a wide range of prices and amenities, including great deals during the fall months, making this an ideal spot for singles, couples, or families.


01 South Bay Inn and Suites

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If your idea of a great hotel includes a free breakfast buffet, breathtaking ocean views, and an indoor water park, then South Bay Inn and Suites is exactly what you’re looking for. If you prefer to do your own cooking, opt for a suite with a kitchenette that sleeps up to six people. Double-queen rooms or two-bedroom, 1100-plus square foot condos with full kitchens are also available. Take a stroll on the 1.5-mile boardwalk, then head to the hotel’s lobby level to try out the delicious crab cakes and other seafood delights at Captain B’s Ocean View Cafe.


02 Hotel Blue

Hotel Blue provides guests with a chance to relax on sun shelves in a luxurious poolscape that overlooks the white sands and shimmering waters of the Atlantic Ocean. A swim-up bar serves tropical cocktails, and there’s also an outdoor whirlpool bubbling nearby. Although the hotel Blue offers water features, there’s a long list of other amenities here as well. Choose from smaller, poolside or beachside efficiencies, oceanfront king rooms, or one- or two-bedroom suites. Dine on the sundeck at 8 South, one of the resort’s two eateries. Guests will also gain VIP access to the Captain’s Quarters, a sister resort with 15 pools, and tons of family-friendly activities.

03 Camelot by the Sea

It isn’t just the name that’s magical about this child-friendly resort hotel. Nestled in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach, Camelot by the Sea features 231 rooms, amazing oceanfront views, indoor and outdoor decks, a heated, lazy river, DJ pool parties, and year-round activities. Each of the spacious studios and suites has a fully equipped kitchen, but there are lots of great dining experiences nearby as well. Guests will score discounts at local attractions, including free unlimited admission to the Myrtle Waves Water Park.

04 Forest Dunes Resort

Between 31st Avenue and 52nd Avenue North is an area locals call “The Golden Mile.” Sitting quietly nearby, the Forest Dunes is a popular destination here. With private beachfront residences instead of tourist-filled businesses nearby, the resort attracts guests seeking more serene accommodations and a secluded beachfront. You’ll find a selection of clean, spacious rooms, suites, and condos with balconies overlooking the ocean. But if you’re seeking more luxurious accommodations, there are two oceanfront penthouses available as well. Both outdoor and indoor pools, a seaside exercise trail, and free attached parking garage privileges are also available.

05 North Beach Plantation

Explore more than seven acres of sun-drenched beaches and seascapes at North Beach Plantation. You’ll find a wide range of accommodations, from luxurious one-bedroom, high-rise condo to comfy, home-like cottage options or upscale seven-bedroom penthouses that overlook the entire coastline. Caribbean-themed pools, a world-class spa, and premier dining options help you create a lavish holiday you’ll never forget. The Plantation specializes in unique, stay-and-play golf packages offering a variety of tee-time options at one of the 80 Myrtle Beach golf courses.

06 Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Although it isn’t an oceanfront property, the Marina Inn still has plenty of amenities for a relaxing getaway. Its elegant-yet-casual decor and ambiance come together to create a unique, comfortable stay. In-room spa treatments top the list for those who seek some pampering and self-care. Enjoy the sustainable dining experiences and farm-to-table selections at the resort’s Waterscapes restaurant. You’ll find an extensive selection of special offers, including holiday celebrations, romantic couples weekends, and bed and breakfast packages. The Marina Inn offers wedding and honeymoon packages with a choice of beautiful venues across its 2200 acres.

07 Island Vista Oceanfront Resort

Top customer service prevails at this downtown Myrtle Beach resort and hotel. The Island Vista Resort is a laid-back, secluded resort. A mile of beach on either side separates it from other resorts and hotels, a plus for those who seek a less-crowded, not-so-touristy vacation. Standard guest rooms offer panoramic views from a private balcony. The one-, two-, three-, or four-bedroom suites also have full-sized kitchens with granite countertops. Indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, and a grassy tanning lawn are just steps away from your suite.

08 Coral Beach Resort and Suites

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You’ll spot the signature green-and-white exterior of the Coral Beach Resort from miles away. The hotel is a popular site for families, but the resort also provides plenty of accommodations for singles and couples. On the sixth floor, enjoy beer, wine, or cocktails at the Oceans 6 Bar and Lounge, open only for those over 21. Poolside, you’ll find the Splash Oceanfront Pool Bar, open day or night. An on-site video game arcade and bowling alley make for fun entertainment options when you don’t feel like venturing out.


09 The Inlet Sports Lodge

Murrels Inlet is a fishing village and popular seafood destination for those visiting Myrtle Beach. Locals say it was once the lair of the infamous sailor-turned-pirate, Blackbeard. Although the village is about 13 miles from Myrtle Beach, it is one of the more romantic locations in the area. The Inlet Sports Lodge offers luxurious accommodations for those seeking more than water parks and sunbathing. You’ll find access to golf, fishing, boating and other watersports here. With 34 full-efficiency rooms, 29 standard deluxe rooms, and five luxury suites, the hotel creates a unique, comfortable atmosphere for those who prefer an upscale experience. Dine at one of the nearby Italian or seafood restaurants. Start your day with a complimentary continental breakfast at the lodge.

10 Mermaid Inn

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Many of the resorts and hotels in Myrtle Beach don’t welcome your pets, but the Mermaid Inn is one of the few exceptions offering dog-friendly rooms. This family-owned hotel is not only affordably priced, but the owners have recently updated the rooms, creating a clean, comfortable place to relax and kick back after a day at the beach. Choose from rooms with a king, queen, or twin-size bed or two-bedroom suites. Plus, you’re only a few steps away from the beach. You’ll find this little jewel at the northern end of Ocean Boulevard.


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