10 Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach, SC
Sometimes the most memorable vacations are those experienced with our four-legged friends. Many resorts, hotels, and motels in Myrtle Beach now allow pet parents to bring their pet along. More than just allowing pets, many hotels offer pet amenities, ranging from snacks at check-in, to water and food bowls in the rooms.
Myrtle Beach is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beach, known as the "Grand Strand." Miles of uncrowded beaches combined with Southern Low Country cooking and friendly locals make it a great place for a vacation.
Pet parents should be aware of the many large motorcycle events the city hosts, as it can be quite noisy. Several bike week events are held in May and another in early October.
Before you go, always check with the accommodation about what "pet-friendly" means. Some allow any pet; some restrict it to dogs. Some restrict the size or breed of dogs allowed, and some charge cleaning fees and/or a nightly pet surcharge.
Most properties require you to reserve a pet-friendly room in advance, as some have limited numbers available and do not allow pets in all room types. A crate is recommended if you plan to leave the dog(s) alone in the room. Of course restrictions and charges never apply to ADA-recognized service animals, which are always welcome (by law) at every hotel.
Find the best place to stay with our list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach.
1. Ocean Park Resort, Oceana Resorts
The Ocean Park Resort delivers a great family vacation experience right on the beach. The oceanfront resort has 125 rooms and suites, each with private balconies, and all with sea views. The resort is a short, 30-minute walk from the Family Kingdom amusement park.
More than just pet-friendly, the resort has its own doggy spa, the FURology Paw Spa & Retreat. The spa offers a wide range of grooming options, as well as nail and dental care. They even do short-term (up to six hours) doggy day-care.
Guests may bring up to two dogs with them; the dogs must be under 40 pounds each. The hotel will not accept certain breeds, including Rottweilers, pit bulls, boxers, German shepherds, and chows. There's a pet fee of $20 per night, up to a maximum of $75 for stays up to seven nights or a maximum of $150 for stays up to 30 nights.
Ocean Park Resort adds value to a stay here with a range of discounts and free passes. Guests receive discounts at local retail shops and restaurants by showing their resort card. You also get free admission to the nearby Wild Water & Wheels Waterpark and unlimited mini golf at the Lost Mine Mini Golf Course across from the beach.
Accommodation: Ocean Park Resort, Oceana Resorts
2. DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
This pet-friendly, oceanfront 27-acre resort is at the south end of Ocean Boulevard. It will tempt you with its reasonable prices, private beach, and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, big 40-inch HDTVs, and free two-hour bike rentals.
The resort welcomes furry guests with special tile-floored, pet-friendly rooms for easy clean up of any accidents. All the rooms have ocean views, and there are regular rooms and family-friendly suites with a sofa bed in the living room. Only dogs are welcome, and there's are a $75 per dog per night charge, up to a maximum fee of $300. Dogs can be any size or weight. There are a lot of grassy areas for dog walking and a fenced, off-leash dog park as well.
The DoubleTree's location at the end of Ocean Boulevard also puts you right near the airport and next to Myrtle Beach State Park, which has a lot of green space to explore. You're also near the new Market Common District shopping and dining area.
Accommodation: DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
3. The Patricia Grand, Oceana Resorts
This resort, a sister resort to the Ocean Park Resort, is another one of the very few pet-friendly, oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach. There's a big, heated oceanfront pool, which connects to a lazy river you can float down. There's also a dedicated kiddie pool and several large hot tubs.
You can grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Grand Central Restaurant or a snack at the oceanfront pool bar. There's also a coffee shop in the lobby with Starbucks coffee.
Dogs are welcome at the Patricia Grand, but only in select room types, and those rooms must be reserved in advance. Guests may bring up to two dogs with them; the dogs must be under 20 pounds each. The hotel will not accept certain breeds, including Rottweilers, pit bulls, boxers, German shepherds, and chows. There's a pet fee of $20 per night, up to a maximum of $75, for stays up to seven nights or a maximum of $150 for stays up to 30 nights.
Like with the Ocean Park Resort, guests of The Patricia Grand receive discounts at local retail shops and restaurants by showing their resort ID. They also get free admission to the nearby Wild Water & Wheels Waterpark (a 15-minute drive) and unlimited mini golf at the Lost Mine Mini Golf Course across from the beach.
Accommodation: The Patricia Grand, Oceana Resorts
4. Residence Inn Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
This all-suite, pet-friendly beachfront hotel gives you great ocean views and family-friendly accommodations that feel more like stylish apartments. This newer hotel is smoke-free-visitors should be aware some properties in Myrtle Beach do allow smoking.
There are 191 studios and suites at the Residence Inn, all come with a full kitchen. The hotel has large studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, and even oceanfront penthouses. Guests should note whether the accommodation is oceanview or oceanfront as there is a big difference.
Parking is free, as is the basic Wi-Fi and daily breakfast. Up to two pets are allowed per room and there is a $150 charge.
Accommodation: Residence Inn Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
5. Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
This large resort is also a timeshare property, which means the units are mostly large, condo-style accommodations. It's a great hotel for families, as the units all have full kitchens (or kitchenettes). They can accommodate a lot of people, as they also have sleeper sofas. All the units have private, furnished balconies. Accommodations range from regular hotel rooms to two-bedroom villas.
The Westgate's location is perfect-it's right on the beach in the center of town, directly across the street from the Family Kingdom amusement park. For fun, there's a heated outdoor pool (with a separate kiddie pool), as well as lighted tennis courts. There's also a heated lazy river and a separate oceanfront lap pool. For indoor fun there's a family activities center offering games, and arts and crafts workshops.
Pets are welcome at the Westgate-both dogs and cats. There's a limit of one pet per room and dogs (and cats) must be under 60 pounds. No aggressive breeds (pit bull, Rottweiler, chow, etc.) are allowed. There is a $170 pet fee per stay plus a refundable $100 cleaning deposit.
Accommodation: Westgate Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
6. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Myrtle Beach Broadway Area
This clean, comfortable pet-friendly hotel puts you within walking distance of the Broadway at the Beach entertainment zone. It's about a 10-minute drive from the actual beach area.
Up to two pets are welcome in each guest room-dogs or cats only. There is no extra charge and there are no size or breed restrictions. Pets must be in crates or on-leash in all public areas of the hotel, and they're not allowed in the pool area, restaurant, and other parts of the hotel (just the lobby and guest rooms).
Added value amenities at La Quinta Inn include free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a free hot breakfast buffet served each morning. There's also an outdoor, heated pool to enjoy along with a well-equipped fitness center.
Accommodation: La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Myrtle Beach Broadway Area
7. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Myrtle Beach - N Kings Highway
This clean, comfortable, non-smoking pet-friendly hotel is bit more upscale than the Broadway La Quinta Inn and gets you within walking distance of the beach. It takes less than 10 minutes to walk the two long blocks.
Up to two pets, dogs or cats only,are welcome in each guest room. There is no extra pet fee, and there are no size or breed restrictions. Pets must be in crates or on-leash in all public areas of the hotel, and they're not allowed in the pool area, restaurant, and other parts (just the lobby and guest rooms).
Added value amenities at this La Quinta Inn also include free Wi-Fi, free parking, and a free hot breakfast buffet served each morning. There's also an outdoor pool to enjoy along with a fitness center.
Rooms also come with a flat-screen HDTV, a coffee maker, and pillow-top mattresses. Kids under 17 stay free in their parents' room.
8. Holiday Inn Express Myrtle Beach - Broadway at the Beach
The smoke-free Holiday Inn Express is across the street from the huge Broadway at the Beach entertainment zone and about 1.5 miles from the beach. Broadway at the Beach is filled with over 100 shops; 20 restaurants; three movie theaters; and other fun things to see, do, buy, and eat.
There's an outdoor heated pool and a whirlpool along with a compact fitness center. In-room, high-speed Wi-Fi is free, as is the daily breakfast buffet. There are even luxury touches like a pillow menu, black-out shades, and a 50-inch HDTV.
Pets (dogs only) are welcome, they must be under 40 pounds, and no "aggressive breeds" are allowed. There's a $25 pet fee; only some rooms are pet-friendly, and they must be reserved in advance.
Accommodation: Holiday Inn Express Myrtle Beach - Broadway at the Beach
9. Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
Compass Cove is a large resort near the center of town, right on the beach. There are over 500 rooms, ranging from regular hotel rooms up to three-bedroom suites. There are several dining options, including a popular Southern breakfast buffet.
The resort is also like a water park-there are two waterslides, three lazy rivers, and five different kiddie pools. There are four outdoor pools on the property and two indoor ones. There are seven hot tubs (both indoor and outdoor) located around the resort. For fun there's shuffleboard, a giant chess set, and an indoor arcade.
Compass Cove allows small dogs (under 40 pounds) during the high season, November through February. There's a $25 per day pet fee, not to exceed $150 per stay. The resort requires up-to-date immunization records for your pet, which need to be presented at check-in (no exceptions are made to this policy). No pets are allowed March through October, and no cats are allowed at any time.
Accommodation: Compass Cove Oceanfront Resort
10. Best Western Plus Grand Strand Inn & Suites
Located right across the street from the beach, the Best Western Plus Grand Strand has a range of accommodations. It's great for families as there are a lot of efficiencies (mini suites) with kitchens, as well as two- and three-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Guests also get added value amenities like free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a free breakfast each day.
You can walk a few steps across the street to the beach or try their oversized, heated, outdoor pool or the heated indoor one. There's also a lazy river and a hot tub.
Up to two dogs are allowed; each one can be up to 80 pounds. Cats and other pets may be allowed, subject to the hotel's advance approval. There's a $30 per day pet fee, with a $100 per week maximum charge. You'll be charged a refundable cleaning and damage deposit of $75 in addition to a regular room deposit.
Accommodation:Best Western Plus Grand Strand Inn & Suites