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Where to Stay in Myrtle Beach
The majority of the hotels in Myrtle Beach are located on Ocean Boulevard, the closest thoroughfare bordering the city’s Atlantic Coast. Most hotels on the east side of the Boulevard allow you to stroll right out the back door onto an oceanfront patio or directly onto the beach, but you can often find more affordable Myrtle Beach hotel deals across the street without forfeiting the convenience of easy beach access.
The resort-lined Ocean Boulevard spans the length of Myrtle Beach and even extends beyond the city limits into equally tourist-friendly towns considered part of the Myrtle Beach area. To the north, North Myrtle Beach offers a quieter and somewhat more sophisticated alternative to Myrtle Beach’s laid-back boardwalk scene. To the south, the small towns of Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach and Murrells Inlet cater to families and fishermen.
Farther inland, hotels are scattered farther apart, but you’ll find some small clusters near major attractions like Broadway at the Beach. Some of the larger golf clubs also operate their own resorts on-site.
Myrtle Beach Hotel Tips
The diverse array of lodging types in Myrtle Beach ensures you’ll find rooms that meet your needs and budget. If it’s luxury you seek, there are several exclusive, multi-million dollar resorts with perks like spas and gourmet dining. Most hotels are more casual and family-oriented, but many still boast special features like rooftop water rides, cabana rentals and nightly live entertainment during the summer.
Discount seekers also have plenty of options as numerous older motor lodges remain along Ocean Boulevard in central Myrtle Beach. While most offer smaller rooms and simpler accommodations, they’re just right for travelers seeking kitschy charm and cheap rates. And for the absolute cheapest deals, look to Myrtle Beach’s many campgrounds. Some are located right on the beach, and most accommodate RVs and include water, electricity and modern restroom and shower facilities.
Myrtle Beach Hotel Recommendations
For a resort experience at an affordable price, look into the Anderson Ocean Club and Spa. The majority of its units are multi-bedroom suites with oceanfront balconies, and its numerous luxury features feel even more exclusive in the setting of the property’s elegant European décor. If you’d rather go all-out, try the Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes. This AAA 4-Diamond luxury resort maintains rates at the higher end of the spectrum, but lavishes guests with premium bedding, marble baths and expanded oceanfront balconies. You can enjoy championship golf, tennis, professional spa services and lounging by an oceanfront pool, all without leaving the resort grounds.
More budget-friendly accommodations can be found at The Caravelle Resort, where a block-long “poolscape” is the perfect place for kids of all ages to splash around in multiple pools, fountains and even a pint-sized lazy river for the smallest children. Intimate and affordable rooms await at Serendipity Inn, a 15-room, Spanish-style inn that combines the privacy of a hotel with the personal touch of a bed and breakfast. All rooms are individually appointed, guests enjoy a landscaped pool and courtyard fire pit, and the beach is just 300 yards away.
Myrtle Beach Transportation
Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is located at the south end of the city, about 10 minutes by car from the heart of Myrtle Beach and about 30 minutes from North Myrtle Beach. During the summer, road congestion may force delays, especially on Ocean Boulevard and Highway 17 near the beach. Taxis, shuttles and often limousines are available at the airport without the need for a reservation, but many Myrtle Beach hotels and resorts offer free airport shuttle service for their guests. Inquire about this with your hotel prior to arriving, as some may require you to schedule pick-up. And to find a deal be sure to buy flights to Myrtle Beach early; seats book up fast during peak travel dates.