The Best Resorts to Book in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Discover the endless beaches of North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a week of relaxation in a stunning resort like this
Discover the endless beaches of North Myrtle Beach and enjoy a week of relaxation in a stunning resort like this | Courtesy of Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort / Booking.com
Mark Nayler

Named after the wax myrtle trees that once lined the Atlantic coast, this South Carolina city offers almost 100km (62mi) of uninterrupted coastline. Completely undeveloped until the early 20th-century, it’s now one of the major holiday resorts in the USA, packed with high-rise resorts and more mini-golf courses per square kilometer than anywhere else on the planet. Book one of these top resorts in North Myrtle Beach – from oceanfront condos to family-centered hotels – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. 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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Go big or go home at this complex of luxury accommodation in North Myrtle Beach. The smallest option is a one-bedroom apartment with a showhome-style kitchen – while the largest is a seven-bedroom duplex with an enormous living room and private cinema. To complete the oversized offering, there are also several outdoor pools clustered around a swim-up bar, as well as a spa, fitness center and a steakhouse.

2. Avista Resort

Resort

A family suite at Avista Resort has yellow and blue decor, tropical pillows and art and striped floors
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Uncluttered decor, fully-equipped kitchens and ocean view balconies come as standard in Avista’s condos. The best are the corner studios and doubles, which not only offer more privacy but also take full advantage of the resort’s prime location – just a few steps from the sand. Onsite restaurant Just Off Main celebrates the coastal setting with standout dishes such as fish tacos, spice-rubbed Mahi and a sharing platter piled with flounder, shrimp and deviled crab.

3. Seaside Resort

Resort

A double room at Seaside Resort has classic coastal design, with striped bed, a circular window and tall lamps
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As the no-nonsense name suggests, this self-catering resort in North Myrtle Beach is just meters from the Atlantic – but you don’t even need to go that far for water-based fun. Just flip-flop downstairs to warm up for a day at the beach in one of the four pools and hot tubs – indoor and outdoor available – or by simply floating down the lazy river. Kitted out in pale yellows, greens and browns, all apartments have ocean-view balconies, kitchens and separate living rooms.

4. Prince Resort

Resort

A double room at Prince Resort has a large bed, desk, wall-mounted TV and a sea view balcony
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Fishing fans have an advantage at the Prince Resort – you’ll have direct access to the 300m (985ft)-long Cherry Grove Pier – the only privately-owned pier in Myrtle Beach with a two-story viewing deck. Contribute to its long list of historic catches – including a record-setting, 44kg (98lbs) Tarpon – before heading to the 3500 Ocean Grill for a steam pot: a warming stew of shrimp, oysters, clams, mussels, corn, new potatoes and rope sausage.

5. Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort

Chain Hotel

A double room at Best Western Ocean Sands Beach Resort has bold, red design, a TV, work desk and small balcony
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This solid budget base is a great option if you’re looking to explore the wider Myrtle Beach area, rather than to stay mainly on-site. It’s perched between the Beachwood Golf Club and the ocean – within easy walking distance of dozens of restaurants and bars. Book a sea view room with a kitchenette and balcony and enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast. Kids will love the lazy river and separate pool – while their parents might prefer a mojito or two at the tiki bar.

6. Beach Cove Resort

Resort

The outdoor pool area at Beach Cove Resort has two pools, fountains, aloe vera plants and palm trees
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Leaving the premises is optional at this all-inclusive resort in North Myrtle Beach: there’s a reason the hotel recreation area is named the “Town Center”. As well as four dining spaces – including a 10-screen sports bar and a poolside cocktail joint – there’s a racquetball court, gym and a colorful arcade packed with classic and modern games. Looking for something a little less active? Kick back on the oceanfront, tropical-themed terrace – home to three pools and hot tubs, plus a long, winding lazy river.

7. Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort

Resort, Golf Hotel

A double room at Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort has a large bed, a TV, desk, tall lamps and a large balcony
Courtesy of Tilghman Beach and Golf Resort / Booking.com

This high-rise behemoth on Cherry Grove Beach caters to every aspect of a family break. Kids can run riot in the Splash Zone or attend organized daily activities – while adults can enjoy a leisurely swim or hit the golf course. For those rare indoor days, Playstation 4 consoles with unlimited games are available from the front desk. Book your clan into a Golf Course Corner Suite: a three-bedroom condo overlooking immaculate greens, a freshwater lake and the Atlantic.

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