Stay and Play in Luxury at Myrtle Beach Area Hotels

Whether your visiting the Grand Strand for the attractions, shopping, golf or the beach, Myrtle Beach has many quality hotels to meet your party's need. Resorts like Island Vista and Dunes Village rank at the top of the list for providing guests the perfect mix of isolation, location, accommodations and amenities.The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is just a 5-iron across the Intracoastal Waterway from the the Grande Dunes Golf Resort. North Beach Plantation is near the Barefoot Landing entertainment and shopping complex, and the oceanfront is lined with quality accommodations for beach-lovers. Several oceanfront resorts feature on-site water parks with indoor pools, water slides, lazy rivers and hot tubs for a break from the sun, like Dunes Village Resort. For those looking to be close to the action, downtown resorts like Anderson Ocean Club & Spa in Myrtle Beach and Avista Resort in North Myrtle Beach allow guests to stroll down the beach to some of the top attractions on the Grand Strand. For those looking for a relaxing stay away from the crowds, try Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort. Check out 10Best's Myrtle Beach hotel guide to find the right resort for your needs and plan ahead by booking online.


Get ready for one of the best Myrtle Beach vacation experiences imaginable at Kingston Plantation, a 145-acre oceanfront resort nestled between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach. Kingston Plantation offers a variety of deluxe accommodations to meet your party's needs and features all the amenities one would expect from a major resort. Barefoot Landing, Restaurant Row and several major attractions are only a short distance away but you will find everything you need to survive and thrive on the property. But for those looking to explore the neighborhood, Kingston Plantation is surrounded by some of the best dining, shopping and entertainment options on the Grand Strand.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Kingston Plantation is one of the few resorts that offers on-site golf, tennis and more.

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The Breakers Resort
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The Breakers Resort has been welcoming visitors to the Grand Strand for more than 80 years, and generations of families return each summer to soak up the sun, sand and surf. But what really sets Breakers apart is the abundance of seaside amenities, including a prate ship splash pad, water slides and a large pool deck area complete with a DJ and other performers for regular dance parties. Breakers also has plenty of onsite dining and drinking options, and the location makes it convenient to all the downtown restaurants and attractions. Breakers has several buildings so the oceanfront pool deck runs the length of a city block.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The spacious indoor/outdoor pool deck gives guests plenty of water activities year round.

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Spend your Grand Strand vacation in the heart of Myrtle Beach's downtown district without sacrificing luxury at the Anderson Ocean Club. Located just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and walking distance to some of the Grand Strand's most popular attractions, the Anderson gives guests a comfortable stay that seems a world away from the action. Offering deluxe accommodations ranging from one-, two- and three-bedroom units, the Anderson can accommodate parties of any size. Oceanfront rooms feature spacious balconies overlooking the ocean, and each room features flat-screen TVs, Sealy posturepedic mattresses and room service. The Anderson Ocean Club also offers a day spa, fitness center, indoor/outdoor pools and hot tubs and other amenities, providing plenty of luxury and relaxation without leaving the resort. The on-site Magnolia's Restaurant on 26th serves three, homestyle meals a day, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Anderson Ocean Club & Spa guests are less than a mile from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Broadway at the Beach.

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North Myrtle Beach

The Avista provides visitors with a relaxed resort setting that's just a short walk away from the uniqueness of downtown North Myrtle Beach. Located in the heart of historic Ocean Drive district, this recently renovated resort treats guests to excellent accommodations and amenities without leaving the property. But its a short stroll the saw-dust dance floors of the beach bars where the shag was born in the 1960s and is still popular to this day. Seafood restaurants and shops also line the area, but guests will be tempted to spend their time at the Avista and its state-of-the-art beachfront pool deck.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Avista Resort guests are only steps away from North Myrtle Beach's historic shag dance club district.

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Spend your next Myrtle Beach vacation in true elegance at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Located on the scenic Intracoastal Waterway across from the Grande Dunes' two championship golf courses, the Marina Inn offers a wide range of accommodations and outstanding amenities. Relax on the terrace with a marina view, or you can overlook the renowned Grande Dunes Golf Resort, where guests get discounted play. The Marina Inn is also a short drive to the beach, theaters, restaurants and many of the major attractions Myrtle Beach has to offer. This is the perfect place to stay for vacationers with a boat.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is most luxurious hotel that's not located on the oceanfront.

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Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort
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Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort offer a truly unique experience in a truly unique setting. Built on a former rice plantation, this beautiful property offers guests a taste of true Southern hospitality and the South Carolina Lowcountry lifestyle. Enjoy oceanfront accommodations or private cottages and golf villas, all luxuriously furnished. Litchfield Beach offers all the amenities of a seaside resort - pools, tennis, bicycle rentals - but the main attraction is golf, with three championship courses nearby. Unwind after your round at the on-site Webster's Lowcountry Grill or enjoy a night out on the historic, neighboring towns of Pawleys Island and Murrells Inlet.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort is the crown jewel of the South Strand.

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Dunes Village is one of the newest resorts on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront. Located on the quiet north end of Myrtle Beach, the twin towers feature nearly 500 modern units ranging from standard rooms to luxury suites. Offering spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from their private balconies, Dunes Village is one of the most modern resorts on the Grand Strand. Two indoor water parks, featuring water slides, lazy rivers, hot tubs and more, occupy the ground floors. A large outdoor pool deck includes a beachfront bar and grill, allowing guests to relax in the sun, sip on frozen drinks and take a splash in the pool to stay cool.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: The indoor water parks on the ground floor insure a good time for families rain or shine.

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Enjoy island-like seclusion without leaving the mainland at Island Vista Resort. Located on the north side of the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, Island Vista seems a world away from the noise and neon of the downtown district. This modern, 12-story tower sits on an isolated stretch of beach, allowing guests to get away from the crowds and enjoy their own stretch of sand. Relax in elegantly furnished rooms and suites that feature private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and a spacious indoor-outdoor pool deck. There's a lovely indoor pool area, too, and the on-site Cypress Room is one of the top restaurants in town.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Location, location, location. With no oceanfront hotels within about a mile in both directions, Island Vista is a true vacation retreat.

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Stay in the lap of luxury at the Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, one of the most modern and elegant resorts on the entire Grand Strand. Featuring more than 400 elegantly furnished rooms and first-class amenities, the Marriott is made for guests with discriminating tastes. Relax in tropical pools by the oceanfront restaurant and bar or enjoy the full-service spa and fitness center. Located on the northernmost end of Myrtle Beach, guests have access to one of the most secluded stretches of beaches on the entire Grand Strand while still being close to many of the top attractions on the Grand Strand.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: Located in the exclusive Dunes section of Myrtle Beach, guests are surrounded by excellent dining, shopping options.

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North Myrtle Beach

This 60-acre oceanfront resort property has it all - fine dining at 21 Main Prime Steak House, a spacious pool deck with a swim-up bar, a full service golf center and a health and fitness spa. Located on the southernmost tip of North Myrtle Beach, guests have plenty of room to stretch out on the beach. For larger parties, the property also offers the Cottages of North Myrtle Beach for guests looking to stay in a beach-style home of their own. North Beach is conveniently located near Barefoot Landing, and some of the top golf courses on the Grand Strand.

Recommended for Best Hotels because: This property is perhaps the most scenic and luxurious on the Grand Strand.

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Meet Terry Massey

It's no surprise that journalist Terry Massey is credited with creating the word 'stay-cation.'  He considers the past 18 years in Myrtle Beach a vacation.

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