Location is perhaps the biggest draw of this mid-range 160-room hotel, which was once a Days Inn and has undergone renovations during the past year. It is situated directly on the sand in Surfside Beach, a smaller enclave about eight-and-a-half miles south of Myrtle beach, which is rife with restaurants, bars, surf shacks, and small shops. The hotel does not have a great number of amenities apart from a small pool and hot tub, but guests have free access to the nearby Surfside Pier for fishing and dining. Renovated rooms generally get high marks from guests for cleanliness, and all rooms have free Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, and mini-fridges. Many rooms have balconies, though views are not directly onto the beach.