Take a look at the most romantic hotels in North Myrtle Beach.
This beachfront resort occupies a quiet location in North Myrtle Beach. Overall, it's a tired three-pearl property, but offers a decent selection of features and roomy accommodations. The property has several outdoor pools, including a lazy river, kids' pool, and hot tubs. There are two dining options, one of which is open seasonally, while other features include a fitness center and, unexpectedly, a bait and tackle shop. The property's 259 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos are dated and could use some updates, but they're equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, separate living rooms, and furnished balconies -- some with beautiful ocean views. Travelers looking to be more centrally located (Central Myrtle Beach is a 35-minute drive) might want to consider the Captain’s Quarters Resort instead.
The three-pearl Mar Vista Grande is a vacation rental property with individually owned condos. Its beachfront location in North Myrtle Beach is quiet, but there are a handful of restaurants and shops within a 10-minute walk. The 160 condos feature individual interiors with fully-equipped kitchens, separate bedrooms (up to four) and living areas, private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. While there is no full on-site restaurant, there is a seasonal poolside bar and a common area with a full kitchen and barbecue facilities. There are both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, along with shallow kids' pools and outdoor lazy river. The fitness center and small spa are a bonus for this type of property. Travelers looking for a more traditional resort might consider Island Vista Resort, which includes two restaurants and kid-friendly activities.
This dated beachfront Best Western is an affordable option in North Myrtle Beach. The hotel has 116 rooms in separate buildings, so accessing common amenities such as the free breakfast and free parking can mean dealing with crowds. An ocean vacation is what it’s about with direct beach access, an outdoor pool, and a lazy river. Some rooms are oceanfront and offer amazing views. Still, it may be worth comparing rates with the Beach Cove Resort, where there is a lively beach bar and all rooms face the ocean.
North Beach Plantation is one of the few upscale properties in Myrtle Beach -- and it's arguably the best of the bunch. Configured as condos and townhouses, accommodations are impeccably neat and clean. Sizes range from one-bedroom condos to five-bedroom cottages, making this a convenient pick for groups of any size. A high-end spa, a famous Myrtle Beach restaurant, a beachfront location and multiple options for pools means there is plenty to do on the property. Just note that it's a 25-minute drive to the boardwalk; those who prefer a more central location may want to consider the Anderson Ocean Club & Spa.
The mid-range Sea Watch Resort consists of two gated towers on North Myrtle Beach, a five-minute drive from Tanger Outlets. The 275 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom condos are individually owned, so decor and maintenance varies, but all have full kitchens and ocean views. Families love the six oceanfront pools, 10 whirlpools, and two lazy rivers. Captain's Cove serves a hot buffet breakfast (not included) and casual a la carte items. There's also an oceanfront tiki bar and a coffee shop with gourmet coffee drinks and to-go snacks. Entertainment includes a poolside DJ and family movie nights, but some features are seasonal. This place is definitely oriented towards families, so couples may want to check out the upscale North Beach Plantation House -- though rates are higher.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Towers on the Grove is a mostly generic mid-range option right on a quiet stretch of North Myrtle Beach. Its 232 suites are individually owned time-share apartments, and can include multiple bedrooms, laundry facilities, full kitchens, and ocean views. They can also include maintenance and cleanliness problems. There's no restaurant or breakfast served, so guests either use their kitchens or walk five minutes to a cluster of seafood restaurants and a grocery store. The beach is the main draw, but guests also enjoy the covered outdoor pool and a seasonal lazy river and waterslide. Wi-Fi and parking are both free. Past guests have complained about aggressive time-share pitches. For something with breakfast buffet and a restaurant, check rates at Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark.