3 Great Myrtle Beach Resorts for Every Trip
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of America’s favorite beach towns, and with mile after mile of coast and endless entertainment options, it’s not hard to see why. In 2010, the downtown area got a makeover with the opening of the Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade, and today the beachfront buzzes with tourist attractions including a gigantic Ferris wheel and a handful of Elvis impersonators (likely part of the annual Myrtle Beach Elvis Festival).
Don’t expect the type of all-inclusive resort you’d find on a tropical island: the charming, small-town vibe is what makes Myrtle Beach such a popular destination. But for a care-free trip with the convenience of a resort and the personality of a local bed and breakfast, check out these resorts on your next Myrtle Beach holiday.
Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes is one of the area’s nicest stays, with rooms featuring crisp white bedding and small, private decks for enjoying the ocean breeze. Guests can enjoy two swimming pools flanked by palm trees and cobalt blue beach umbrellas and loungers. A few steps further and you’re on the beach. Book a room in the front of the high-rise property for ocean views. There is also an on-site, European-style spa and fitness center.
Behind the Marriott, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, is the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. The resort is about halfway between North Myrtle Beach and South Myrtle Beach, and a short drive from the boardwalk area. A golf course and tennis courts are both on site, as are indoor and outdoor pools. Each of the rooms have private balconies with views of either the waterway and golf course or the pool and marina. Though the private beach is a few minutes drive away, there is a shuttle service for guests as well as beach chairs and umbrellas.
A swim-up pool bar and private cabanas help make North Beach Plantation one of the more romantic resorts in the Myrtle Beach area. Book a condo-style suite with an ocean-view balcony in the striking 18-story North Beach Towers building — or opt for a private villa or cottage for longer stays. Be sure to book a couple's spa treatment (like the Myrtle Rocks Massage) at the Cinzia Spa, and a table at the upscale steakhouse, 21 Main Prime.