12 Top-Rated Resorts in Myrtle Beach for Families
Myrtle Beach is the vacation resort epicenter of the Grand Strand, which is a 60-mile stretch of coastline to its north and south. As such, the city is filled with accommodation options for all types of travelers, but especially families.
Many of the resorts are on or near the beach, whether they are right at the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, which also hosts restaurants, arcades, and shops, or on other stretches of golden sand just a short walk or drive from it. All these properties cater to families of varying types, whether you are looking for a luxury suite experience like you'll find at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes or a good-value condo option that will accommodate grandparents, too.
Myrtle Beach is also famous for its numerous golf courses, many of which are celebrity designed, and some resorts incorporate golf into their routine, either with on-site courses like the one at Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations or add-on packages at nearby clubs.
Plan your getaway with our list of the best resorts in Myrtle Beach for families.
1. Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Just a few minutes' walk from the beach, Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes is a luxe oceanfront property set inside a sprawling residential community. It's popular with families looking for a proper resort experience but with enough space to spread out.
Accommodations are in contemporary two-bedroom suites, which come with separate living and dining spaces, as well as full kitchens, free Wi-Fi, and balconies with ocean or garden views.
Should you not want to cook for yourself, there are four restaurants here. Check out The Woodsy Grill by the swimming pool for lunch. It is open seasonally and serves American cuisine. The Sand Dollar Grille is another option. It is known for its made-from-scratch pizzas.
Other amenities here include indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, gym, and barbecue grills.
Accommodation: Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grand Dunes
2. Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations
Located on the beach but about 15 minutes on foot from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations is another classy all-suite option in a high-rise hotel setting.
Suites are large, clean, and modern. They feature amenities like flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, as well as private balconies, separate living rooms with sleeper sofas, full kitchens, and in-room washer/dryers. The best suites have direct ocean views.
Away from the rooms there is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, a hot tub, fitness center, and deli.
Accommodation: Ocean 22 by Hilton Grand Vacations
3. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Fronting a marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a good option if you're looking to incorporate golf into your holiday as there is a golf course on-site.
The property features a mix of rooms; studios; and suites with full kitchens, which are perfect for families. They are also spacious and clean with high-quality linens on comfortable beds.
On-site amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, a 24-hour workout room, and a shuttle service to the beach - note that this property is not directly on the oceanfront. The resort maintains a quiet stretch of beach, a few minutes' drive away, with sun loungers and umbrellas for guests.
There are also a number of dining options on-site. They focus on sustainable fare using locally sourced ingredients when possible. Waterscapes is the signature restaurant here. Anchor Cafe is a more casual choice, with outdoor seating overlooking the waterway. It is great for sunset dinners.
Accommodation: Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
4. Island Vista
Right on the beach, Island Vista is a popular choice with larger or multi-generational families as it offers one- to four-bedroom suites with full kitchens and living rooms and, oftentimes, washer/dryers, dining rooms, and Jacuzzi tubs.
But because this is a hotel resort and not a condo property, it also features the amenities of a hotel, like room service and a few on-site dining options appealing to families. Check out the casual restaurant with ocean views and a pizzeria on-site.
Other amenities include a lazy river, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs, a fitness room, and a beachfront deck.
Accommodation: Island Vista
5. Dunes Village Resort
If your family loves water parks then Dunes Village Resort is a great pick for you. Located right on the beach, about three miles from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, it offers a mix of spacious rooms with kitchenettes and balconies and one- to four-bedroom condos with separate living and dining areas, full kitchens, and Jacuzzi tubs.
And it also features two indoor water parks complete with a lazy river, multiple waterslides, a kids' play pool, and hot tubs, among other features. There is also an outdoor pool, two restaurants, and a coffee shop and spa on-site.
Accommodation: Dunes Village Resort
6. Regency Towers
Located at the southern end of Myrtle Beach, Regency Towers offers families a less crowded beach option, with opportunities to book golf packages at nearby courses. This condo property features clean, spacious, and comfortable accommodations, many of which have direct ocean views from multiple balconies and are large enough to accommodate big families.
There is no restaurant on-site, however, although the condos do have kitchens if you don't mind cooking for yourself. On-site amenities include an outdoor pool and hot tub.
Accommodation: Regency Towers
7. Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach
Right on the beach and very accessible to the airport, the Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach features a two-story lobby with fabulous ocean views. There are 227 rooms and suites and all are clean, comfortable, and generous in size, with balconies and ocean views.
Away from the rooms there are no less than seven swimming pools, as well as two lazy rivers, a fitness center, and a full-service spa. A complimentary hot breakfast is served in the lobby daily, and coffee is available all day.
Accommodation: Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach/Oceanfront
8. Coral Beach Resort & Suites
Coral Beach Resort & Suites is a solid mid-range pick for families looking for a beachfront property within walking distance of attractions like the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.
The rooms and suites are modern in decor along with being clean and comfortable. They offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs and also have ocean views from the balconies. Mini fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers make snacking in the room easy. Families will like the one-bedroom apartments, which come with full kitchens.
On-site amenities include two restaurants, one of which serves a breakfast buffet; a lazy river; water park; and kids' and adults' indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs. Guests can also keep busy at the bowling alley, games room, and fitness center.
Accommodation: Coral Beach Resort & Suites
9. Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, Oceana Resorts
Anderson Ocean Club and Spa is a luxury all-condo property right on the oceanfront, just under two miles from Broadway at the Beach and 2.5 miles from world-class golf at Pine Lakes Country Club. Studios are spacious and have ocean views along with balconies, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, kitchens with dishwashers, and washer/dryers.
There are also options for one- to three-bedroom condos, which feature wall beds or pull-out couches in sitting rooms, adding even more sleeping space. On-site amenities include an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, lazy river, workout room, spa, and even mini-golf.
Accommodation: Anderson Ocean Club and Spa, Oceana Resorts
10. Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
In the Grande Dunes area, the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is right on the beach, about seven miles from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The resort features contemporary rooms and suites, which are clean and comfy, the best of which have ocean views and balconies.
Away from the rooms, the hotel offers direct beach access, as well as multiple restaurants and indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a hot tub, full-service spa, 24-hour fitness center, and tennis courts. Staff is friendly and professional.
Accommodation: Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
11. The Strand, a Boutique Resort
Right in the heart of Myrtle Beach, between the ocean and the boardwalk, is The Strand, a Boutique Resort, which features bright surf-and-sand inspired decor in the rooms, studios, and suites.
The studios come with kitchenettes and washer/dryer combos, while the suites have up to two bedrooms and feature full kitchens and separate living spaces with a pullout sleeper couch.
A breakfast buffet is included in the rate and served in the hotel's casual dining establishment, The Market Restaurant. It also serves light lunches and dinners. The menu is American, and the restaurant is family friendly. There is also an outdoor pool, hot tub, beachfront sundeck with cabanas, and a gym on-site.
Accommodation: The Strand, a Boutique Resort
12. Grande Shores Ocean Resort
Grande Shores Ocean Resort is another popular family choice. The property offers a range of clean and comfortable rooms and suites, which all have floor-to-ceiling windows, and many come with direct ocean views. The three-bedroom suites have full kitchens and washer/dryers and are especially popular with families traveling with small children.
On-site amenities here include two restaurants. The Shoreline Cafe serves three meals a day, including an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. At lunch and dinner expect Southern American comfort fare, like hush puppies with honey butter to start.
Other amenities include three pools, including one inside; two lazy rivers; and five hot tubs. There is also direct beach access and opportunities to set up tee times at nearby golf resorts.
Accommodation: Grande Shores Ocean Resort