The Most Budget-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach shoreline during the summer season
Myrtle Beach shoreline during the summer season | Courtesy of DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images
Christy Taylor

Budget-friendly doesn’t have to mean lacking in amenities. These affordable hotels in Myrtle Beach have plenty to offer, in addition to their reasonable price point. Choose from exciting game rooms, free wifi, private beaches, ocean-view balconies, thrilling water slides, and lazy rivers.

1. Paradise Resort


Outdoor pool with palms and loungers at Paradise Resort
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Rooms at the tropical Paradise Resort are spacious, with ocean view guest rooms, suites, and one- to four-bedroom condos. Amenities include free wifi, TVs, and onsite parking. Grab a meal at Sandals Restaurant or a snack from the Tiki Hut. Take a dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool, float away on the lazy river, or soak your limbs in a hot tub.

2. Coral Beach Resort

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Coral Beach Resort room with sea view and tv
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When guests tire of the beach at the lively resort, take the fun indoors. The exciting Entertainment Zone boasts games such as Pac-Man in the video game arcade, eight lanes of bowling, and the Chill and Grill zone with a snack bar and ice cream shop. For endless fun in the sun, there’s the lazy river, a kids’ waterpark, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, as well as pools. The neutral-toned rooms and suites have amenities like free wifi, flatscreen TVs, equipped kitchens, and private balconies.

3. Waikiki Village Retro Motel by Oceana Resorts

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Waikiki Village Retro Motel by Oceana Resorts beach chic room with art on walls
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Like its name says, this hotel is vintage-inspired with Hawaiian-themed rooms and suites. Guest rooms come with smart TVs, Keurig coffee makers, microwaves, and a fridge, perfect for keeping food on hand to take advantage of the community grills and picnic area. Slather on that sunscreen before a quick two-minute walk to the beach, or take a dip in the outdoor pool and hot tub cabana. Feeling competitive? The natural sand Bocce ball court was recently refurbished.

4. Marina Inn At Grande Dunes


Lounge in a room at Marina Inn At Grande Dunes with balcony and water views
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The warm, tasteful rooms offer cosy cotton robes and 300-count bed linens. Lounge on the private balcony with Marina or Waterway views, or relax under the rain shower. The complimentary beach shuttle ferries guests to the unspoiled private section of beach away from the crowds. There is an outdoor pool, two hot tubs, an indoor pool, and a sauna.

5. Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

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Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort room with sea view and elegant decor
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Parents and kids alike will love the waterpark, and the eight other pool attractions, at this family-friendly resort with its 50ft (15m) waterslide and oceanfront lazy river. The relaxed, generous rooms offer free wifi, flatscreen TVs, microwaves, and refrigerators. Upgraded rooms feature private balconies or fully equipped kitchens. Relax at the tiki-style Malibu Beach Bar for lunch or dinner with staples such as wraps, burgers, sandwiches, hotdogs, and salads.

6. Sea Watch Resort

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Sea Watch Resort outdoor pool with loungers and palms
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Housed in two towers overlooking the Atlantic, the eclectic, comfortable rooms come with a private balcony, in-room coffee, free wifi, and a full kitchen. Choose from oceanfront Studios and one- to three-bedroom Condos. The water features are the stars here with six pools, two lazy rivers, and 10 hot tubs. Kids will love the game room and sandy Loggerhead Beach Playground. Finish your action-packed day swapping stories around the fire pit.

7. Horizon at 77th


Horizon at 77th room with ceiling fan, balcony and carpet
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Only a block from the beach, this casual resort offers homey one- and two-bedroom condos, large balconies with ocean or boulevard views. Rooms come with fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas, washers, and dryers. After a busy morning at the beach, spend the afternoon floating down the lazy river, splashing about in the indoor or outdoor pools, or kicking back in the hot tubs. The informal Shoreline Cafe will keep you fed with a breakfast buffet in the morning and dinner at night.

8. Vancouver Motel

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Vancouver Motel room with vintage decor including wall art
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The family-owned and run Vancouver Motel is only steps from the beach. The simple rooms overlook the outdoor pool or ocean and come with kitchens or kitchenettes, and free wifi. The motel offers parking onsite and is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring Fido along.

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