Last Updated on May 12, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

With more than 60 miles of shoreline, South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach offers a crowd-pleasing beach vacation. Beside its sandy stretches, Myrtle Beach has family-friendly attractions such as a boardwalk, the SkyWheel and the Family Kingdom amusement, as well as the Wild Water & Wheels water park. It’s not hard to find affordable lodging close to the soft sand, too. Here are the best hotels in Myrtle Beach.

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes (8400 Costa Verde Dr.; 843- 449-8880) Myrtle Beach

“Find pools galore at this Myrtle Beach resort,” writes Southern Living of the AAA four-diamond beachfront Marriott that sits within the upscale Grande Dunes community. “Sun, sand, and plenty of bright blue umbrellas and loungers await at this inviting spot. There are indoor and outdoor pools, beach access, and opportunities for pampering at Hibiscus Spa.” A Tripadvisor user calls it “exceptional, with warm and welcoming staff! The beach is just steps away and the views and sounds of the ocean are breathtaking.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Island Vista Resort (6000 N Ocean Blvd.; 843-449-6406) Myrtle Beach

US News & World Report calls this 12-story resort “a sophisticated and relaxing retreat away from the kitsch factor of downtown Myrtle Beach, which is just five miles south of this hotel.” The lodging options include rooms with kitchenettes and up-to-four-bedroom condo-style suites with full kitchens, living rooms and ocean-view balconies; the public spaces include two on-site dining venues, two pools, a lazy river and children’s activities. A Tripadvisor user notes that “it is located at the northern end of Myrtle Beach in a residential area, so the beach is never crowded and the atmosphere is quiet and laid back. Yet all the attractions—downtown, Broadway at the Beach, Barefoot Landing, etc—are just minutes away.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Enclave Myrtle Beach (1600 N Ocean Blvd.; 843-848-1600) Myrtle Beach

This condo-style, timeshare-oriented Hilton has both an indoor and outdoor pool, and is located two blocks from the Boardwalk and four blocks from the SkyWheel. “The rooms are bigger than an apartment,” says a Google reviewer about the lodgings, while another calls it “one of the best places I’ve ever stayed at Myrtle Beach. The rooms have a washer and dryer and a full kitchen with a full-size fridge. If you need it, they have it.” A Tripadvisor user describes it as a “very modern designed hotel in a prime location on the beach. This hotel really couldn’t be in a better spot if you like the action of the boardwalk at Myrtle Beach.”   >> Book this hotel for less

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Anderson Ocean Myrtle Beach (2600 N Ocean Blvd.; 843-213-5340) Myrtle Beach

Located on Myrtle Beach’s oceanfront, a different Hilton Grand Vacations condo-style property offers two pools, a lazy river, poolside bar, and oceanfront sundeck. A Google reviewer says “Great location for exploring Myrtle Beach and the surrounding areas. The ocean is literally a few steps away.” Online reviews are generally very positive about the accommodations, which range from studios and suites. “We had a corner unit which gave a wraparound balcony. The living room and two bedrooms had sliding doors and amazing views of the ocean,” writes a Tripadvisor user.   >> Book this hotel for less

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes (8121 Amalfi Pl.; 843-913-1333) Myrtle Beach

US News & World Report writes that “in-room spa treatments and pristine grounds make the Marina Inn the ideal getaway for leisure-seekers. Guests report the rooms are spacious with well-appointed amenities like private balconies, 55-inch flat-screen TVs and luxe toiletries.” A Google reviewer says, “You can’t beat the location, as it is very central to the Myrtle Beach area, but also very quiet and feels private.”