The Best Hotels to Book in Myrtle Beach for Every Traveler

Book a stay at the Strand Hotel and enjoy unparalleled ocean views
Book a stay at the Strand Hotel and enjoy unparalleled ocean views | © The Strand Hotel / Expedia
Daniel Stables

Golfers find Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a paradise. But there’s plenty for every type of traveler here – from the coastal wilderness of the Russell Burgess Preserve to the giddy heights of the SkyWheel. Whatever your reason for visiting, there’s also plenty to do at this selection of the best places to stay in Myrtle Beach.

1. 4758 Cloisters Lane, for boutique-style chic

Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse, Apartment

One of the four bedrooms at 4758 Cloisters Lane featuring a comfortable bed and a small sofa at the foot of the bed
© 4758 Cloisters Lane / Expedia

This chalet-style house has been decorated to such a high standard that it rivals any Myrtle Beach boutique hotel. With 4758 Cloisters Lane, though, you get the entire place to yourself. There are four bedrooms here, a generous three bathrooms, and a kitchen with a range-sized cooker and a wardrobe-sized fridge. When it comes to getting out and about, the house is a five-minute drive from the nearest beach and 10 minutes from the SkyWheel observation wheel.

2. Savannah Shore #5, for relaxing outdoors


View of the exterior of Savannah Shore #5 vacation rental and the ink-blot shaped outdoor pool
© Savannah Shore #5 / Expedia

There are two tastefully decorated bedrooms and one bathroom at this vacation rental in Myrtle Beach. It’s the exterior of the property that makes people want to stay here, though. It’s home to a big, shared ink blot-shaped pool that’s surrounded by loungers, a barbecue area with family-sized grills, and a shaded seating area. Location-wise, it’s a four-minute drive from Apache Pier – one of the longest wooden piers on the east coast of America.

3. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, for a selection of five restaurants


Aerial view of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and boats moored in the marina
© Marina Inn at Grande Dunes / Expedia

You can choose to stay in either a hotel room or a suite at this Myrtle Beach hotel. The former all come with balconies that look out over the marina, the Intercoastal Waterway, or acres of golf course greens, and the latter have full kitchens, living areas, and fireplaces for the colder months. Whichever option you pick, you’ll get to use the outdoor pool, drink and dine in one of the hotel’s five bars and restaurants and relax on a private beach.

4. Anderson Ocean Club, for a great night's sleep

Resort, Spa Hotel

A tastefully decorated bedroom at Anderson Ocean Club, complete with a large bed with a wooden headboard, a TV and a balcony with a view of the beach
© Anderson Ocean Club / Expedia

A good night’s sleep is guaranteed at Anderson Ocean Club, thanks to the comfortable king beds with Posturepedic mattresses which respond to your body shape. Views of the beach can be enjoyed from your private balcony, while there’s no end of water-based activities to choose from – take a dip in one of two outdoor pools, lounge on an inflatable on the lazy river, or warm up in the evenings with a dip in the outdoor hot tub.

5. The Strand Hotel, for birdies and eagles

Resort, Boutique Hotel

View of the ocean, the beach and the Strand Hotel on the shore
© The Strand Hotel / Expedia

Hominess is at the core of the Strand, from the farmhouse furniture, plush sofas, and unlimited DVD rentals in the rooms to the hearty burgers and sandwiches on offer at the Market Restaurant. Golfers will find this spot particularly rewarding – packages help you tee off at several world-class courses. But for those uninterested in four-irons and sand wedges, a pool and tanning lawn afford views over the ocean.

6. Waikiki Village Retro Motel, for vintage chic

Boutique Hotel, Motel

View of the exterior of Waikiki Village Retro Motel and the interior courtyard featuring an artificial lawn
© Waikiki Village Retro Motel / Expedia

The name says it all: originally built in the 1960s, this friendly place encapsulates the spirit of a vintage American motel while adding Hawaiian touches like lei-style floral patterns. Try your hand at a new sport on the bocce court – a sandy arena for a bowls-like pastime – then take a dip in the outdoor pool, or sit back in the relaxing hot tub cabana.

7. South Bay Inn and Suites, for diving in


The TV, sitting area and private balcony in a room at South Bay Inn and Suites
© South Bay Inn and Suites / Expedia

This lively, modern hotel offers something most can’t – an indoor waterpark right on the grounds, with two swirling slides and a splash pad for younger kids. If that sounds like too much excitement, there’s also a languid lazy river and three hot tubs. Throw in the new, super-comfortable guestrooms and you’ll be tempted to never leave – but be sure to check out nearby attractions like the Broadway Grand Prix.

8. Sheraton Myrtle Beach, for kid-friendly fun

Resort, Chain Hotel

Airy, light-filled hallway at Sheraton Myrtle Beach
© Sheraton Myrtle Beach / Expedia

Adjacent to the acclaimed Myrtle Beach Convention Center, this gleaming hotel sets the bar for laid-back luxury – from the palm trees which dot the lobby to the classic decor of the rooms and indoor heated pool. With Captain Hook’s Adventure Golf and the Free Fall amusement park both within walking distance, there are plenty of opportunities for beachfront fun, while the huge SkyWheel offers the best views in town.

9. The Inlet Sports Lodge, for old-school charm

Apartment, Hotel

A cosy bedroom at The Inlet Sports Lodge complete with a large bed, sitting area, TV and small kitchen
© The Inlet Sports Lodge / Expedia

Outdoorsy types are well catered for at this lodge, where golf, fishing, boating, and biking are among the activities on offer in the unspoiled coastal area of Murrells Inlet. Suites have a rural feel, with wooden shutters and whirring ceiling fans, and many have kitchenettes so you can cook for yourself. An outdoor pool and breezy courtyard are among the spaces where you can relax.

10. Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort, for easy golf course access

Resort, Golf Hotel

The sitting area and private balcony with ocean views in a room at Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort
© Tilghman Beach & Golf Resort / Expedia

As is often the case in Myrtle Beach, golf is high on the agenda at Tilghman. The resort features traditionally decorated suites and condos – with full kitchens and DVD rentals for the perfect night in – backing onto a beautifully manicured rolling golf course. If golf’s not your thing, though, there are indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, and jacuzzis, plus a splash pool for kids.

Sarah Holt contributed additional reporting to this article.

If none of these are for you, why not stay in one of the best luxury hotels in Myrtle Beach or opt for a pet-friendly hotel – now bookable via Culture Trip. Alternatively, opt for one of the romantic hotels in Myrtle Beach if your companion is of the less furry variety. Headed to North Myrtle Beach? Check out our top pick of resorts there.

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