Best area to stay in Myrtle Beach

Best area to stay in Myrtle Beach

If you are visiting Myrtle Beach the best area to stay in is Ocean Boulevard area, which is just a few minutes from the airport and offers impressive views over the beautiful Atlantic Ocean, as well as relaxing white sand beaches, which both morning and night are the perfect place for a walk. You also have an array of alternative entertainment options nearby.


The area boasts some great options for shopping and eating out, although we recommend going to Broadway at the Beach, an amazing place to visit and just 1.5 km from here, which offers something for everyone: shops, restaurants, pottering around, activities and ample space for enjoying the views and relaxing. It’s also a great option for those looking for nightlife.


Next to Broadway at the Beach you will find the baseball stadium, home to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, where you can watch an exciting game and taste delicious hot dogs for a very reasonable price, which also offers free parking. If you are a more of a golf person, you will also be spoilt for choice.


Just 10 minutes away by car, there are several other main attractions worth visiting: The Myrtle Waves Waterpark, Family Kingdom Theme Park, Ripley´s Believe It Or Not Museum, and  the famous Myrtle Beach Boardwalk with live music, bars and restaurants.

Hotel   Avg price
Jade Tree Cove
200 75th Avenue North
291€ - 285$
Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront
1801 South Ocean Boulevard
352€ - 345$
Hotel   Avg price
South Bay Inn & Suites
520 N Ocean Blvd
397€ - 389$
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
10000 Beach Club Drive
449€ - 440$
Anderson Ocean Club and Spa
2600 North Ocean Boulevard
473€ - 464$
Royale Palms by Hilton
10000 Beach Club Drive
489€ - 479$
Island Vista Resort
6000 North Ocean Boulevard
579€ - 567$


On the map, which shows the best area to stay in Myrtle Beach, you can see a selection of some of the best located hotels.


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Ocean Boulevard, the best area to stay in Myrtle Beach


Ocean Boulevard Myrtle BeachWith prime access to the beach, family-friendly activities, diverse restaurant choices, and numerous shops, Ocean Boulevard is the best place to stay in Myrtle Beach.The Oceanfront Boardwalk and Promenade offers endless possibilities and ocean views along this 1.2 mile stretch of Myrtle Beach. The promenade also hosts live music, festivals and other events year round.


Plyler Park lies at the north end of the boardwalk and promenade, a nice option for some green space during your beach vacation. The Myrtle Beach Skywheel has lovely views of the pristine beach, aqua waters, and coastal city on this leisure ferris wheel ride. The center of Ocean Boulevard is best described as a carnival, where street vendors sell trinkets and tour packages along with candies and salty snacks. The southern end of Ocean Boulevard encompasses Myrtle Beach State Park, with the option of camping on site, alongside the oceanfront.


Ocean Boulevard offers diverse accommodation for any occasion or budget, luxurious, high-rise hotels make for lovely ocean views, while cozy-condos and beach homes are ideal for gathering with family and friends. With the central location of Ocean Boulevard, limitless entertainment and dining options are within walking distance.

Other areas to stay in Myrtle Beach


North Myrtle Beach


North Myrtle BeachThe city of North Myrtle Beach is a nice area to stay for a quieter beachfront vacation. Only 20 minutes by car from the touristic center of Ocean Boulevard, this area is less commercial and more quaint. The famous downtown Main Street is vibrant with colorful shops, restaurants, and bars. Nearby excursions include, Alligator Adventure, a swamp park displaying various reptiles and other native animal life. Head to the O.D. Pavilion Amusement Park for traditional carnival rides and snacks. The area also offers access to McLean Park, a lovely space to enjoy the lake and a picnic.



Hotels in North Myrtle Beach



Briarcliffe Acres


For those looking for a peaceful getaway, Briarcliffe Acres is a calm and scenic area to stay. Tucked away from the busy Ocean Boulevard, Briarcliffe Acres offers tree-lined streets and a private beach with cabanas. Sandwiched between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, this community has prime access to fantastic entertainment, restaurants, and bars. Additionally, Briarcliffe houses Tanger Outlets, the best shopping destination in the area. This beautiful and clandestine neighborhood is the perfect place for a tranquil getaway near Myrtle Beach.



Hotels in Briarcliffe Acres





Surfside Beach


Surfside BeachLocated a few minutes south of Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach has established its reputation as a family beach. There are many sidewalks, beaches, local events and festivals in the area to take advantage of. You will find several beach access points that offer showers, restrooms and other amenities.


There are many beachfront hotels and vacation homes where you can stay and spend time with your family. The vacation rentals are fully equipped with amenities such as pools, hot tubs, porches, sundecks and much more.



Hotels in Surfside Beach




Murrels Inlet


Murrels Inlet is the self-proclaimed seafood capital of North Carolina. This neighborhood is located 13.4 miles away from Myrtle Beach is officially an unincorporated section of Georgetown County. An outdoorsman's dream, Murrels Inlet offers a lovely experience in the ocean via boats, yachts, kayaks, and even deep sea fishing excursions. Places to visit here include the scenic Brookgreen Gardens which are the oldest and largest botanical sculpture garden on the East Coast and Huntington Beach State Park. When looking for places to stay at Murrels Inlet, there are many vacation rentals that can offer a great family escape. You can also choose from hotels such as Murrels Inlet Sports Lodge which offers guests luxurious accommodations and several sports options both on-site and off.



Hotels in Murrels Inlet