Located within a two-minute walk of the sandy beach
Wide variety of suites and condos, including four- to six-bedroom condos with kitchens
Large outdoor pool, children’s pool, and small lazy river
Indoor pool and whirlpools inside a solarium
Small fitness center with a treadmill, exercise bike, and elliptical machine
Lawn with lounge chairs
Free Wi-Fi and parking
Some room furnishings could use an update
No breakfast buffet or
Popular with families, Carolina Winds is a mid-range, budget-friendly hotel whose 147 suites and condos range from one to four bedrooms. The hotel is located on the quieter, northern end of Myrtle Beach in a residential area within a two-minute walk of the beach. It has a 120-foot (about 37 meters) outdoor pool, a small, lazy river, an indoor pool and whirlpools inside a solarium, and a small fitness center. But there's no on-site restaurant. Guests seeking a hotel closer to the action may want to check out the Landmark Resort, a mid-range property in Central Myrtle Beach with an abundance of water features, including lazy rivers, pools, and whirlpools.
The paneled ceiling, light-wood front
desk, and tile floors of the Carolina Winds' lobby seriously date it. The beach-themed decor includes a couch covered in a palm-leaf design below a painting of the ocean. But guests, mostly families, aren't drawn here for the decor. They come to frolic in the outdoor pool or float on inner
tubes along the small lazy river. Views from the pool area are of palm trees and the ocean. And blue lounge chairs lined up on the lawn offer guests another spot, aside from the beach and the pool area, to catch some sun.
In a quiet residential area at the north end of Myrtle Beach
Carolina Winds is located on the
northern end of Myrtle Beach near residences and condos. It’s farther away from
the major tourist attractions and action, but Broadway at the Beach and the SkyWheel are within
a 15-minute drive. Pine Lakes Golf Course is within a six-minute drive. There
are several restaurants within walking distance, including Cheeseburger in
Paradise and Bonefish Grill. It’s about a 25-minute drive to Myrtle Beach International Airport.
rooms range from One-Bedroom Suites to a Four- to Six-Bedroom Penthouse
The apartment-style rooms vary in decor but exude a homey, airy vibe. Furnishings include colorful patterned
bedding, potted plants, and bamboo pieces. Some rooms have begun to show a bit of wear and tear, and they could use new carpeting and updated furnishings. All rooms have dining
areas and kitchens, including full refrigerators and ovens, with coffee- and tea-making facilities, microwaves, and dishware. Rooms also include separate living areas, with flat-screen
TVs and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and tile floors. Rooms
with furnished balconies offering beautiful ocean views are available, and the Four- to Six-Bedroom Penthouse also has a fireplace.
Outdoor pool, three
indoor/outdoor whirlpools, and a lazy river
Carolina Winds has a large outdoor pool with a children’s pool and a small lazy river. There’s also an indoor pool in a solarium with whirlpools. The hotel has a small fitness center with a treadmill, exercise bike, and elliptical machine. Coin-operated laundry machines are available, as well as free parking and Wi-Fi throughout.