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Best Myrtle Beach Hotels for Ocean Views and Boardwalk Fun

Most Myrtle Beach hotels are located right on the beach, with rentable chairs and umbrellas available. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a popular tourist destination, with beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches. There is plenty for families, couples or other travelers to do, including golf courses, mini-golf, amusement parks, and shopping areas such as Barefoot Landing and Broadway on the Beach. When it comes to where to stay, there are many options, including a wide variety of beachfront hotels, resorts and vacation rentals.

The most popular Myrtle Beach hotels offer direct access to the sandy beach found all along this portion of the Grand Strand. Whether you need pet-friendly hotels or kid-friendly places to stay, here are the best hotels to choose from.

Myrtle Beach Hotels - Street view of Ocean Park Resort
Street view of Ocean Park Resort. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

1905 S Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Ocean Park Resort is managed by Vacasa and their condo units are also available on VRBO or AirBnb. We rented a one-bedroom condo for our group of four, which had plenty of room. The building is structured so that you enter from a covered, outdoor corridor, and almost every unit faces the ocean and has an amazing view. They have efficiency rooms plus one and two-bedroom condos. Every condo is individually owned and you can choose the exact unit that you would like to rent.

Amenities include a fitness room, plus an indoor pool, outdoor pool and hot tubs and an indoor kiddie pool. The resort is pet-friendly and offers a doggie playground for pets to enjoy, as well as on-site dog grooming and daycare. We also received a set of coupons for the local area, including free mini-golf at a nearby location.


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Myrtle Beach Hotels - View from our 9th floor condo unit balcony
View from our 9th-floor condo unit balcony. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

Ocean Park Resort Review

We visited Myrtle Beach as a group of four 50+ women traveling on a girlfriend getaway together, without kids for the first time. Our needs were easy to meet – an ocean view and easy beach access – and Ocean Park Resort met these needs perfectly. It’s not the most upscale or luxurious stay, but the price was great and our condo unit had everything we needed, like a/c, a full kitchen, an extra pull-out sofa bed, table and chairs, and a balcony with that gorgeous ocean view. The beds were very comfortable and the shower had amazing water pressure.

The resort staff were friendly and helpful, especially when the a/c unit in our bedroom didn’t work on the first night. We checked in very late after maintenance had left, but the staff person at the front desk came up and tried to see if she could get it to work, and when she couldn’t, she found a fan for us to use to blow in the cool air from the other room, and maintenance fixed the issue first thing the next morning. We also ended up extending our stay another day and they did a great job of finding an available unit for us to move to since our original one was already booked.

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Myrtle Beach Hotels - Condo units have a full kitchen
The condo units all have a full kitchen, located in between the bedroom and living room. Photo credit: Deb Steenhagen

It’s an older building and there is obvious wear and tear on things. In our original condo, we could tell that someone must have kept a dog in the bathroom at one point because the bottom of the door had been chewed on. It didn’t matter, other than feeling sorry for the poor dog. However, the furniture, appliances and decor looked new and the floors were laminate and easy to clean after walking in with sandy feet from the beach. Parking is free for one vehicle, in a lot directly across the street and easily accessible.

Ocean Park Resort Highlights

  • All rooms/condos have partial or full ocean views with a balcony
  • Choose the exact condo unit you want to rent
  • Pet-friendly with amenities for pets
  • Fitness room
  • Large outdoor oceanfront pool deck with easy beach access

1105 South Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Recently renovated and located just less than a mile from the Boardwalk, this oceanfront resort offers a waterpark and a lazy river for the whole family to enjoy. Rooms and suites all are either oceanfront or have an ocean view, with a family suite option available. Suites include a full kitchen, while all rooms contain a microwave and refrigerator.

The resort also offers on-site entertainment with a small bowling alley and arcade. Dining options include an ice cream shop, pool bar, on-site restaurant, upscale bar and lounge, and a cafe offering coffee and pastries. They are a sister property to the Holiday Inn at the Pavilion.

Coral Beach Resort Highlights

  • On-site bowling alley
  • Children’s water park
  • Four pools and a lazy river
  • Fitness room
  • On-site shopping with gift and souvenir options
  • Discounts available for popular local attractions

5200 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Lodging options include one to four-bedroom suites and studios, all with either direct or angled oceanfront views. Studios have a kitchenette while suites all have full kitchens. The resort also offers the only indoor water park in Myrtle Beach, where you can relax on the lazy river, swim laps or enjoy slides, whirlpools and more. Outdoor water options include an oceanfront pool deck and splash park.

Located about 1.5 miles north of the Boardwalk, Dunes Village also offers kid’s programs, a 24-hour fitness center and several on-site dining options, including a coffee shop, tiki bar, cafe and restaurant. There’s even a spa on the property.

Dunes Village Resort Highlights

  • Multi-room suites for larger families or groups
  • Indoor water park for even rainy-day fun
  • On-site tiki bar
  • Children’s activities, including water games, arts and crafts and treasure hunts
  • Lost in Serenity Spa

8400 Costa Verde Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

This Marriott property is the only AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel in the area. They offer amenities such as the Hibiscus Spa, health club, indoor and outdoor pools and a large event space. Rooms include either one king or two queen beds, with either oceanfront or resort views. Or choose a suite with an ocean view and balcony. Rooms contain a mini-fridge and coffeemaker.

On-site dining includes the Ocean’s on 82nd restaurant, Ocean Blu Restaurant and Lounge (plus poolside dining area), and The Cove seasonal restaurant.

Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Highlights

  • On-site venue space perfect for weddings and large events
  • Large outdoor oceanfront pool deck
  • On-site health club and spa
  • Oceanfront and resort view room options

1804 South Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Sandbar Hotel is a Trademark Collection by Wyndham oceanfront hotel offering free breakfast, complimentary wifi, both an indoor and outdoor pool, plus a lazy river. They offer the choice between rooms, suites and cottages, making it a great option for couples, families or large groups.

The hotel also offers a fitness center, outdoor games (such as giant chess), oceanfront views and beach access.

The Sandbar Hotel Myrtle Beach Highlights

  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Variety of room options, suites and cottages
  • Indoor and outdoor pools, plus a lazy river
  • Pet-friendly rooms available

504 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Bay View on the Boardwalk is located right along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, within easy walking distance of the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach. This puts them within easy walking access to many of the shopping and dining offerings along the Boardwalk. They offer hotel-style rooms as well as 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom condos. Water options include indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor lazy river and kiddie pool. There is also an on-site Starbucks.

Along with ocean views and beach access, there is also an oceanfront tanning lawn, fitness room, fire pit and outdoor games such as shuffleboard and giant chess.

Bay View on the Boardwalk Highlights

  • Walkable location to the SkyWheel and other boardwalk amenities
  • Multi-room condos available
  • On-site Starbucks
  • Indoor lazy river plus kiddie pool

104 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Bermuda Sands is located right along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, a few blocks north of the 2nd Avenue Fishing Pier. They offer 150 rooms along the beach, with double, queen and king bed options. There is a kiddie splash area, lazy river and both indoor and outdoor pools. Jacuzzi units are available. The property is pet-friendly.

Bermuda Sands Highlights

  • Located right on the boardwalk
  • Kiddie splash area and lazy river
  • Rooms with jacuzzis are available

3000 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Caribbean Resort & Villas encompasses room, suite and condo units in four buildings with varied options for size and layout. The resort offers over 14 water amenities, including  indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river, an oceanfront water park, hot tubs (indoor and outdoor), and a kiddie pool. There are also on-site dining options including an oceanfront tiki bar, Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, Starbucks, a lounge and the Sea Captain’s House Restaurant.

The property also includes the Mist Spa, plenty of outdoor games, a fire pit, a game room, fitness room and an electric car charging station. They also offer free parking.

Caribbean Resort & Villas Highlights

  • Multiple indoor and outdoor water features
  • On-site dining options, including coffee and ice cream
  • Electric car charging station
  • Free parking

2400 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

The Dayton House Resort offers a complimentary deluxe hot breakfast, seasonal poolside bar & grill, zero entry pool, oceanfront lazy river and tanning lawn. Their efficiency and suite room options are located either poolside, side view (beach), city view or oceanfront with accessible rooms available. Water amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, three hot tubs, a kiddie pool and lazy river.

They also have a two-acre tanning lawn, oceanfront gazebo, fitness and business centers, and on-site laundry.

Dayton House Resort Highlights

  • Free hot breakfast daily
  • Zero entry pool,
  • Variety of room options and views to fit many budgets

1801 South Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

There are several Hampton Inn & Suites options within the Myrtle Beach area, but the Oceanfront is the standout. Along with their beach and indoor (4) and outdoor (3) pools, you’ll find a kids’ water play area, connecting rooms, an airport shuttle, fitness and business centers, and free breakfast and wifi. Rooms and suites with full or partial (side) oceanfront views are available.

This Hilton Honors property also offers digital check-in and a digital key and is pet-friendly.

Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront Highlights

  • Airport shuttle service
  • Free breakfast and wifi
  • Digital check-in and digital key
  • Multiple indoor and outdoor pools plus beach access

1600 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Located two blocks from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, the Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Enclave offers two pools (indoor and outdoor), plus a children’s area, whirlpools and a kids’ activity center. Dining options include a poolside bar and an oceanfront restaurant. There are a variety of rooms and suites available, including accessible options, and both oceanfront and non-oceanfront views.

Hilton Grand Vacations Club Ocean Enclave Myrtle Beach Highlights

  • Free wifi
  • Two blocks from the boardwalk
  • Kids activity center

10000 Beach Club Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

This Hilton hotel is located on the northern side of Myrtle Beach and offers private cabana rentals at their pool, plus access to Currents Seaside Entertainment at their sister Embassy Suites resort, across the boardwalk. The on-site Spa33 offers spa and salon services and you can find fitness classes at 78Fitness, also located on-site. This Hilton also has three golf simulators and an outdoor putting green for golf enthusiasts.

Partial and full oceanview rooms and suites are available, and there are seven bars and restaurants to meet your dining and snack needs, including Black Drum Brewing, Cafe Amalfi, The Veranda Bar, Wet Whistle seaside bar, and open-air restaurant, Beachcombers.

Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Highlights

  • Spa, salon and fitness class options available on-site
  • Access to Currents Seaside Entertainment across the boardwalk at Embassy Suites
  • Golf simulators and putting green

1200 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Not affiliated with the national chain, this hotel is a sister property to the Coral Beach Resort and offers ocean view or oceanfront efficiencies, rooms and suites. They are located right along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, almost directly next to the SkyWheel on one side and the pier on the other.

The Holiday Inn also offers indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a kids’ shallow play area, a lazy river and a poolside bar. There is also a cafe on site with coffee and munchies, a fitness center, and business center. Free wifi is also available.

Holiday Inn at the Pavilion Highlights

  • Great boardwalk location near the SkyWheel and fishing pier.
  • Indoor and outdoor pools plus lazy river and kids’ play area
  • Poolside bar
  • Onsite parking garage

400 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

This family-operated hotel is located along the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, a couple of blocks north of the Second Avenue Fishing Pier. They offer several room types including both oceanfront and boulevard views and everything from one-bed to two-bedroom suites.

Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river and kiddie pool, along with an oceanfront cafe and fitness center.

Holiday Sands North Highlights

  • Prime location along the boardwalk
  • Free wifi and free parking
  • In-room refrigerator and microwave for room types without kitchens
  • Beachfront cafe

7100 N Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

This resort is located on the north side of Myrtle Beach and offers ocean view, oceanfront or angle ocean views in all room types. Room types include efficiency, suite and one to four-bedroom condo units. Water attractions include Shipwreck Water Park, plus indoor and outdoor pools, lazy river, and indoor and outdoor kiddie pools. They also have a fitness room, plus volleyball and shuffleboard courts.

On-site dining options include a pool bar and breakfast buffet, plus Cafe du Port and the poolside Banana Boat Lounge. They also offer a game room and oceanfront tanning lawn.

Ocean Reef Resort Highlights

  • Every room offers at least a partial ocean view
  • Free wifi
  • Refrigerator and microwave in all rooms
  • Seating area in all rooms

803 South Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort is located south of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, near the Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Their low-rise room is a basic two-double-bed option with a lower price point for vacationers looking to save money on their stay. The resort also offers ocean views and oceanfront efficiencies and suites. Water features include an oceanfront children’s water park, plus two lazy rivers and indoor and outdoor pools.

They also have an exercise room and business center, plus an on-site mini-mart, and Beach Java Cafe, serving Starbucks coffee and breakfast items. There is also an oceanfront beach bar, which offers live music and karaoke during summer months.

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort Highlights

  • Low-rise room option for smaller budgets
  • Children’s water park and two lazy rivers
  • Seasonal live music and karaoke
  • Free parking and wifi