Bring Your Four-Legged Friends on Vacation at These Myrtle Beach Hotels

Traveling with your pet can become a truly enjoyable experience at any of the pet-friendly hotels Myrtle Beach has to offer. Spend a day at the park or take your dog on a walk and relish the convenience of recouping together in a dog friendly room. For those who want to walk their dog on the beach, the Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach and the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort are ideal places to stay and play with the beach only steps away. For finicky people with finicky pets, you can avoid expensive kennel reservations and worrying if your pet is getting the attention and care that they need when you stay at a four-star hotel like the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center. If you and your pet want to be close to all the action, the LaQuinta Inn Broadway is located on the Broadway at the Beach property, and there are several inland hotels that are centrally located to Myrtle Beach's two "Barc Parks," one of the few places dogs are allowed to run without a leash. The YMCA on the north side of town and the Market Common on the south side offer these fenced-in, multi-care parks, including a swimming pond at the southernmost location. These pet friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach have everything you and your pet need for a comfortable stay.



If you and your pet want to be close to all the action, the La Quinta Inn puts you in the most popular neighborhood in town at the Broadway at the Beach complex. The surrounding property gives pet owners plenty of room to take their dogs for a walk, and all the fun of Broadway is only a short stroll away. La Quinta is also located less than one mile from the beach and there are several dog parks close by, including the Grand Strand YMCA and Market Common Barc Parks where they are allowed to run and swim without a leash.

Sea Mist Oceanfront Resort
Photo courtesy of Sea Mist Resort


Experience major-resort living for you and your four-legged friends at this pet-friendly hotel in the heart of downtown Myrtle Beach. Occupying one full city block in the downtown district, the Sea Mist offers plenty of amenities to keep you and your pet entertained. Take your dog for a stroll down the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk or down Ocean Boulevard. Nearby parks that allow dogs include Myrtle Beach State Park and Market Common's Bark Park, which has a leash-free area for pets to run and swim in a small pond. Of course, many pets also enjoy swimming in the much larger pond, the Atlantic Ocean, right outside your hotel door.



If you prefer to save some bucks by not staying directly on the oceanfront, the affordable Red Roof in is located just two blocks from the beach, the perfect distance for a warmup walk before relaxing on the beach. Just a couple of blocks north is the Springmaid Beach Pier, also a good spot to hike with Spot, and Myrtle Beach State Park is next door, giving your pet plenty of room to roam and explore. Also, Market Common is less than one mile away and features both a bark park where dogs can run without a leash and Grant Park, where owner and pet can run together on a leash.



Although it isn't on the oceanfront, this hotel complex is located near the banks of the Intracoastal Waterway, where many guests walk their dogs and let them take a dip from the summer heat. Located only about a mile from downtown, Staybridge Suites gives guests and their pets plenty of leg room with a short drive to the beach, and there are several dog parks close by, including the Grand Strand YMCA and Market Common Barc Parks where they are allowed to run and swim without a leash. The large property also has lots of common areas where you and your pet can hang out with fellow four-legged friends.

Sands Beach Club Resort by Defender Resorts


Enjoy all the creature comforts of staying at a major resort while your "creature" comes along for the trip. Featuring a wide range of amenities and accommodations, the Sands Beach Club also has the famous Ocean Annie's beachfront bar for a great day poolside for you and your pooch. Located just north of the Myrtle Beach city limits in an unincorporated section of Horry County, Sand Beach Club guests are permitted to bring their pets to the beach anytime as long as they are on a leash. Just a few blocks to the south, pets are banned on the beach from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the summer months.



Located on the Myrtle Beach oceanfront, this large resort hotel complex welcomes dogs and cats as well as their owners for a wonderful oceanfront experience for the whole family, pets included. The summer months prohibit dogs from being on the beach between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. but there are some nearby parks to talk your dog for a walk during these hours. The hotel also has restrictions on pets, such as size and breed limits and places on the property where pets are not allowed, such as the pool area. Nearby Market Common and Myrtle Beach State Park are great places to take your dog for a day trip.



The Patricia Grand Resort is a well-known name among local oceanfront hotels, serving as one of the longest-standing resorts on the Grand Strand. This multi-building resort hotel offers accommodations specifically designed for pet owners. Located in downtown Myrtle Beach on the oceanfront, the Patricia Grand Resort allows guests to take their four-legged friend for a stroll down the new 1.2-mile Myrtle Beach Boardwalk to the downtown business district on Ocean Boulevard. Dogs are not allowed on the beach between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the summer months (May through Labor Day) since the hotel is inside the Myrtle Beach city limits.



Experience the isolation of staying at Myrtle Beach's southernmost resort while still having everything you need and want on site or close by. Springmaid features all the accommodations and amenities one expects from a first-class oceanfront resort, plus its very own fishing pier. An art museum, par-3 golf course and oceanfront barbecue restaurant are only steps away to the north, while the property borders Myrtle Beach State Park to the south for a beautiful stretch of beach for walking. The popular shopping, dining and entertainment district Market Common and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk are only short drives away from the resort, and the Springmaid Pier and Myrtle Beach State Park are within walking distance.



Expect all the quality that comes with the name "Holiday Inn" plus a little more at this resort. Located on the main stretch of the Surfside Beach oceanfront, this resort also allows your four-legged friends to stay and play. Walk straight to the beach with your dog on a leash on the Grand Strand's popular south side, which features looser leash laws than Myrtle Beach proper. The Market Common Barc Park, where dogs can run without a leash, is only a few miles away. Guests are also located midway between Myrtle Beach and Huntington Beach state parks, which are great places for pets to play.

North Myrtle Beach


Enjoy quality resort living for you and your pet at this massive resort. Located between the Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach city limits in unincorporated section of Horry County, this stretch of beach has looser leash restrictions for dogs. Pets are not permitted on the beach between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. from May through September inside the city limits, so this is a popular choice for guests looking to be close to all the attractions, restaurants and shops of Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach without putting up with the same strict pet ordinances. Both cities also feature leash-free dog parks.


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