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

Myrtle Beach is at the center of the Grand Strand, a 60mi (97km) stretch of beaches
Myrtle Beach is at the center of the Grand Strand, a 60mi (97km) stretch of beaches | Courtesy of Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes / Expedia
Christy Taylor

This South Carolina coastal town has miles of gleaming beaches, a long boardwalk made for strolling and plenty of golf courses. These places to stay offer five-star experiences in their own right, with huge swimming pools, sumptuous suites and elegant spas. Here’s our guide to the best high-end hotels in Myrtle Beach – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations Myrtle Beach

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Pool at Ocean 22 By Hilton Grand Vacations with oceanview
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This oceanfront, all-suite hotel, on the Grand Strand, overlooks a wide sandy beach. Book a bright, modern one-, two- or three-bedroom suites with balcony, fully equipped kitchen, spacious living room and LCD TV. The resort offers two indoor and outdoor pools, both with views onto the beach, and a fitness center. Sip craft cocktails at the chic Sky Bar on the lobby level while listening to live music, or sample a frozen specialty drink at the Perch Pool Bar.

2. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach

Hotel, Luxury

Restaurant at DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach, with amazing ocean view from its large windows, and two small chandeliers hanging over its understated cream, teal and pale-yellow furnishings.
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Right next to Myrtle Beach State Park, this resort, bookable on Culture Trip, sits directly on the beach with access to the wooden Springmaid Pier, a favorite haunt of fishermen. Signature chocolate-chip cookies will welcome you to the thoughtfully decorated rooms and suites with ocean-view balconies, LCD TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms offer sitting and dining areas. Amenities include sparkling indoor and outdoor heated pools, a sun terrace, a fitness room and the all-day Ocean Blue restaurant.

3. Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Modern restaurant at Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, with circular tables and elegant sage-green upholstered chairs, which overlook a pool though large gridded floor-to-ceiling windows.
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The elegant upscale Marriott overlooks the north end of Myrtle Beach. Soothing, neutral-toned guest rooms and suites come with mini-fridges, coffeemakers, plush down bedding, marble bathrooms and resort or ocean views. Upgrade your booking for a room with a private balcony. Feel rejuvenated with a signature massage at the elegant Hibiscus Spa, or unwind in the steam room. Soak in the picturesque outdoor pool, or lounge under a Mykonos-blue umbrella. Admire the ocean views through the floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the indoor pool.

4. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Hotel

Double bedroom at Marina Inn At Grande Dunes with harborviews
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Nestled inside the Grande Dunes Resort, the Marina Inn, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, offers warm, tasteful rooms with cosy cotton robes and 300-thread-count linens. Book your room to relax on the private balcony with marina or waterway views, or relax under the rain shower. The complimentary beach shuttle ferries guests to an unspoilt private section of beach away from the crowds. Along with the outdoor pool, there are two hot tubs, an indoor pool and a sauna.

5. Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort

Chain Hotel, Luxury

Minimalist living room at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort, with cream soft furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, balcony and amazing ocean views.
© Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort / Expedia

When you get to the beachside Hilton, make sure you head over to Spa33, with its tranquility garden, and treat yourself to a massage. The comfortable guest rooms have coffeemakers, mini-fridges, wifi, signature Sweet Dreams bedding and private balconies. Access to Fitness78 offers gym equipment, classes, tennis, volleyball, an indoor pool and a kids’ splash pad. The airy and sustainable Café Amalfi with ocean views offers casual dining, and the poolside Wet Whistle livens things up with live music in the summer.

6. Marriott's OceanWatch at Grande Dunes

Chain Hotel, Hotel, Luxury

Double bedroom at Marriotts OceanWatch at Grande Dunes with oceanviews
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There’s no lack of amenities at this modern, all-villa resort. The two-bedroom villas that you can book on Culture Trip are decorated in soft neutrals shot through with bright pops of blue and green; they also come with a fully equipped kitchen. There are four pools to cool off in, including the multilevel seaside pool and the calming serenity pool. The whirlpool spas are a secluded oasis, enclosed in greenery. In the evening, unwind around the fire pit under the stars, or take advantage of one of the grills for some BBQing.

7. North Beach Resort and Villas

Apartment, Guesthouse

Large seating area at North Beach Resort and Villas with curved sofas and oceanviews
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North Beach, in – you guessed it – North Myrtle Beach, has a stunning array of amenities, the most impressive being the Caribbean-themed 2.5-acre (1ha) poolscape. Take your pick from the lazy river, multiple pools, a swim-up bar, fountains and a large sun deck. Stop by the Cinzia Spa for an indulgent treatment, or relax in the eucalyptus-infused steam room or outdoor garden sanctuary. Book your place in the high-rise Oceanfront Towers with sea views, or a homey spacious villa with private backyard and pool.

If you’re after something a little more special, discover the best romantic hotels in Myrtle Beach or the best hotels in Myrtle Beach for every traveler, available to book now via Culture Trip.

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