Best Myrtle Beach Hotels For Kids

By emerson • October 28, 2014
Kids will love the numerous swimming, sliding, and splashing options at these resorts, as well as activities focused specifically on them.
Kids will love the numerous swimming, sliding, and splashing options at these resorts, as well as activities focused specifically on them.

It seems pretty safe to say that the happier the kids are, the better the vacation turns out. And it all starts with which resort you choose.

What you’re looking for is a place where the little ones can have a blast without you having to stress about whether they’re safe or not.

The Grand Strand has plenty of options for all budgets and preferences, so here’s our list of the best hotels for kids.

Dunes Village Resort


5200 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Aside from having Myrtle Beach’s only indoor water park, Dunes Village offers a full lineup of activities to keep the kids busy while you relax and enjoy the vacation. Free and supervised arts and crafts sessions are hosted daily, and entertainment every week includes magic shows and live music. Other amenities include the Pirate Ship Playground and games like ping-pong, air hockey, billiards, foosball, and shuffleboard on the deck at the water park. Is your family competitive? Guests here can also play a game of basketball, a round of mini-golf, or numerous Nintendo Wii games. With all of those options, it might be hard to leave the resort. But sometimes that’s a good thing. View Profile »  Visit Website

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort


803 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
This south end resort has an entire outdoor water park dedicated to the younger crowd, complete with a 50-foot winding water slide, topsy-turvey buckets, silly seahorses, a ship-wrecked submarine, and numerous mushroom-shaped umbrella rain makers. Other water-based amenities include indoor and outdoor lazy rivers, a baby pool, and a couple of jacuzzis. And if all else fails, Sea Crest is just three blocks from Family Kingdom Amusement Park, home to Myrtle Beach’s only oceanfront rides. View Profile »  Visit Website

Compass Cove Resort


2311 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach South Carolina 29577
The Kid’s Club at this oceanfront resort offers daily activities to keep the younger crowd entertained. Your kids will enjoy hunting for shark’s teeth, decorating cupcakes (and then eating them), and plenty of other arts and crafts. Aside from that, Compass Cove has 22 water features, including water slides, lazy rivers, indoor and outdoor pools, and a kiddie area with a silly submarine. There’s also giant-sized chess and checkers, and shuffleboard. With the beach just steps away, and food available on-site, this is one resort that you might just not leave. View Profile »  Visit Website

Atlantica Resort

The kids will love the cascading ten-foot waterfall at the indoor pool and the 150-foot lazy river, and they’ll also appreciate having their own oceanfront pool. Atlantica is located just two blocks north of the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, where fireworks, festivals, and concerts are happening all the time in the summer months.

Captain's Quarters Resort


901 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The 6th floor of this resort features a 20-lane bowling alley, an arcade full of video games, pool tables, and more. And the water-based amenities include the Shipwreck Lagoon Kids Water Park, mushroom waterfalls, and indoor and outdoor lazy rivers. Also, a fire and hula dancing show takes place during the warmer months, complete with lessons and Chief Kamu’s Pacific knife dance. View Profile »  Visit Website

Sandy Beach Resort

The Silly Submarine aquatic playground, complete with waterfall umbrellas and periodically dumping water buckets, is sure to keep the kids entertained while you relax on the beach or out on your oceanfront balcony. Sandy Beach is also just a short walk from Family Kingdom Amusement Park, Second Avenue Pier, and the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel.

Caribbean Resort & Villas


3000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
This might be the only resort in Myrtle Beach that offers hair-braiding by native Jamaicans, and that’s just the beginning of the kid-friendly amenities. The Caribbean also has a game room with things like racing simulators and air hockey tables, as well as kid’s club in the summer that does activities like relay races, scavenger hunts, tie-dying t-shirts, and more. And, of course, there are plenty of water attractions to choose from, including an oceanfront water park, pirate’s plunge slide, silly submarine pool, and many more. They also offer free DVD rentals for when it’s time to wind down and get some sleep. View Profile »  Visit Website

Landmark Resort


1501 S Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
Summertime at this resort is packed with all kinds of children’s activities like arts and crafts, sports, contests, DJ pool parties, and nighttime shows. Across the street, accessible through their above-ground crosswalk, is the H2OASIS Waterpark and a nine hole putt-putt course. View Profile »  Visit Website

The Caravelle Resort


6900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29572
The summertime Kids Club at this Golden Mile resort offers kids the chance to go on scavenger hunts, make arts and crafts, and participate in beach games. If that’s not enough, The Caravelle also a poolscape that stretches an entire block! The Wild Water Pool also features all manner of fountains, sprays, and bucket dumps to entertain the younger crowd for pretty much as long as you need it to. View Profile »  Visit Website

Island Vista Resort


6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The team of international activity directors at this upscale accommodation will entertain your kids with face-painting, scavenger hunts, capture the flag, sandcastle contests, family trivia, and pool games. And the pool complex is ancient ruins-themed, with waterfalls, splash areas, a lazy river, and several indoor and outdoor pools and jacuzzis. View Profile »  Visit Website

Crown Reef Resort


2918 S. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577
The four-story water park at Crown Reef is a kiddie wonderland, featuring the 278-foot-long double-rider inner tube Explosion tube slide, the 302-foot Twister body slide, the Kidz twister, and a pool area with a silly sub and tree house. There’s also an on-site arcade, ice cream shop, and Chief Kamu’s Fire and Hula show on Wednesdays all summer long. Oh, and Crown Reef also has Myrtle Beach's longest lazy river! View Profile »  Visit Website