The Best Beach Hotels to Book in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort offers a prime seaside location
Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort offers a prime seaside location | Courtesy of Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort / Expedia
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28 December 2021

American boardwalk culture meets gracious living in South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach, known by locals simply as The Beach. And what could be more beachy than the Grand Strand – all golden sand, arcades, amusement rides like Myrtle Beach SkyWheel and quirky attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Myrtle Beach is also the birthplace of Beach Music, an upbeat blend of 1960s pop, rock and R&B, which you can still hear drifting from the nightclubs along Ocean Avenue. Read on for our pick of the best beachfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, for a quiet beachfront stay

Minimalist living room at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, with cream soft furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, balcony and amazing ocean views.
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You can’t get any closer to the beach than this resort, a 385-room tower rising above the golden sands of the Grand Strand. Enjoy the ocean view from your very own private balcony – a feature of all rooms and suites. You also have access to indoor and outdoor pools and the neighboring Splash Waterpark. The North Myrtle Beach location allows for quiet enjoyment just a hop away from the excitement of the boulevard with its restaurants, shopping and nostalgic beach music scene.

Sheraton Myrtle Beach, for sunrise views

Sheraton Myrtle Beach exterior
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This glittering highrise in downtown Myrtle Beach is only two blocks from the beach and the boardwalk. Book a room or suite with an ocean view to wake up to the sunrise over the Atlantic. You can also enjoy the views from the hotel sundeck and lounge. On rainy days, you can still go swimming in the glass-enclosed, heated pool. The hotel restaurant, Vidalia’s, specializes in regional cuisine like cornmeal fried tomatoes with goat cheese and roasted red pepper, and Carolina blue crab cake with citrus remoulade.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort, for waterpark access

Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort pools with sea beyond
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Long walks on the beach, a room with a view, palms trees by the pool – what more could you ask from a beachfront stay? A waterpark, perhaps? Guests of the Embassy Suites enjoy access to the Splash Waterpark. The kids will never tire of the Caribbean-themed water slides, whirlpools, jet sprays and lazy river, leaving you to savor the poolside drink service. For dinner, try classic southern entrees like shrimp and grits at the onsite Coastal Grille, or head to one of the many restaurants at nearby Barefoot Landing.

Holiday Inn Club South Beach Resort, for the beachfront clubhouse

Holiday Inn Club South Beach Resort outdoor pool with bar
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There’s room for the whole family at the South Beach Resort. Stretch out in your one-to-four-bedroom villa, with a full kitchen, spa tub and private porch, just one street away from the beach. It’s a short stroll (and even shorter shuttle ride) over to Ocean Breezes Beach Club, where resort guests can lounge by the pool or step directly onto the golden sand of the Grand Strand. The resort also has its own private waterpark and poolside bar serving beer and fruity cocktails.

Anderson Ocean Club, for family fun

Anderson Ocean Club with beach and pool
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Towering over North Ocean Boulevard, this sunshine-yellow resort entertains the little ones with an indoor kiddie pool, two outdoor pools, a lazy river and free access to Lost Mine mini-golf. While they play, you can relax with a cold beer from the poolside bar. If that doesn’t cut it, head to the fourth-floor spa for a warm stone massage before conking out in your three-bedroom, oceanfront penthouse.

Paradise Resort, for lazy days by the beach

Outdoor pool with palms and loungers at Paradise Resort
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Days at this beachfront resort are best spent lazing by the palm tree-lined outdoor pool – order a fried shrimp po’boy and Bahama mama cocktail from the onsite Sandals restaurant for the full vacation package. If it clouds over, continue the party at the indoor lazy river, pool and hot tub, or enjoy the stormy ocean views from the shade of your condo balcony.

Waikiki Village Retro Hotel, for a touch of nostalgia

Waikiki Village Retro Motel by Oceana Resorts beach chic room with art on walls
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Embracing its ‘60 heritage, this beach motel brings the nostalgia with a cheerful turquoise-and-lemon yellow color scheme and mid-century furnishings. When you’re not frolicking in the ocean a block away, dive into the hotel’s circular outdoor pool or challenge your friends to a game of bocce ball. If all that activity gets you hungry, grab some burgers from the nearby grocery store and fire up the community grills.

Sandy Bay Resort, for a seaside home-from-home

Anderson Ocean Club with headboard, tv and tile floors
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Looking for a beach house in Myrtle Beach? These contemporary oceanfront condos, within walking distance of the boardwalk, have you covered. Ranging from one to three bedrooms, all come with kitchens and most feature a whirlpool tub so you can really make yourself at home. Kids go wild for the interactive outdoor pool area and indoor lazy river; to take things up a notch, the towering slides of Splashes Waterpark are right next door.

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