Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you're planning a trip on a budget and need a place to start, you've come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for value in Myrtle Beach, and get inspired!
Captain's Quarters Resort's highlights are its beachfront location and the numerous pools (particularly the outdoor children's pool, complete with a pirate ship). The Ikea-esque light wood, bright aqua accent walls, and flat-screen TVs in the rooms add a little modern flair, (though the comforters are low-quality) and the long list of on-site amenities -- a game room, a bowling alley, laundry facilities, several dining options, and free Wi-Fi and free parking -- make this hotel a great value.
The 540-room Caravelle Resort is like many hotels in Myrtle Beach -- it's right on the beach, there are numerous pools, and it's always crowded. But the bedroom decor is a fresher and more up-to-date than at some nearby hotels. Overall, the hotel is a good value -- with freebies like free Wi-Fi and free parking -- and the fitness center is on the ground level with floor-to-ceiling windows, unlike the many basement fitness centers in the area.
Located on the main drag of Ocean Boulevard in Downtown Myrtle Beach, Camelot by the Sea is a slight step above some of the chain hotels nearby -- there is free in-room Wi-Fi, all rooms have balconies, kitchens, and flat-screen TVs, the fitness center is small but nice (though machines lack individual TVs), and the multiple pools are great for kids.
Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina
This upper-middle-range property is located inside a planned urban village on the site of a former air force base, within walking distance of many shops and eateries. It has 81 spacious one- and two-bedroom suites and studios with contemporary decor, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryer combos, and balconies. There is no maid service and the property lacks a fitness center and pool, but guests get nice, large rooms at low prices.