Top 10 Friendliest Hotels in Myrtle Beach

By Marissa Polascak • June 22, 2015
We surveyed our visitors to see which hotels have the friendliest service at the beach. The hotels below wowed guests with their hospitality
We surveyed our visitors to see which hotels have the friendliest service at the beach. The hotels below wowed guests with their hospitality

You and your family drive hundreds of miles to get to your favorite vacation destination of Myrtle Beach. Months ago, you eagerly booked your hotel, and, when you finally arrive, you are pleasantly surprised at the beautiful location and décor of the property.

Let’s face it: many of us have been in the situation where a potentially great vacation ends at this point due to bad service from front desk employees. Friendly front desk staff and hotel employees are important to help vacationers have the best Myrtle Beach experience as possible.

We recently surveyed Myrtle Beach fans asking them which hotels they have found to be the friendliest, and here is a list of their top 10.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Grande Dunes

It is no wonder that this awesome resort was at the top of the ratings for friendliest staff. The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes is located right on the beach in the beautiful 2,200-acre Grande Dunes residential community. The view alone is enough to make anyone feel chipper, but the amount of amenities at this resort is the proverbial cherry on the sundae. The Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes offers championship golf and tennis for sports fans, as well as indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, and a health center for those looking to relax. Feeling hungry? No worries! This resort has quite a few dining options including Ocean’s on 82nd, The Bar, The Cove, and Ocean Blu.

Roxanne Towers

1604 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577

The employees of this hotel are probably happy because their visitors are well-entertained. Located smack-dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Myrtle Beach, Roxanne Towers is within walking distance of the boardwalk, the Skywheel, and the 14th Avenue Pier. Broadway at the Beach is also close by, providing visitors with a variety of restaurants, shops, and attractions. If you don’t feel like leaving the hotel, there are great things to do on site. Roxanne Towers has two pools, a hot tub, a lazy river, and free Wi-Fi.

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Forest Dunes

5511 N. Ocean Blvd. , Myrtle Beach SC 29577

This hotel prides itself on phenomenal customer service. On their website, Forest Dunes describes their staff as friendly and knowledgeable, and that they are a “shining example of Southern Hospitality.” This friendly hotel features indoor and outdoor pools as well as a lazy river and a whirlpool. If you are staying here, be sure to enjoy the outdoor seaside exercise trail, eat in the restaurant, and take advantage of the free wireless internet.

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Hampton Inn Broadway at the Beach

1140 Celebrity Cir, Myrtle Beach SC 29577

The Hampton Inn at Broadway at the Beach is located in one of the most fun spots in Myrtle Beach. This Caribbean themed hotel is surrounded by a large outdoor mall containing a variety of restaurants, arcades, shops, watersports, miniature golf, a movie theatre, and other attractions. Anyone staying here is sure to have a great time spending their day at Broadway at the Beach and then relaxing in one of the Hampton Inn’s pools. And, of course, it is the staff’s goal to make your stay the best it can possibly be.

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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach SC 29572

This AAA Four Diamond Award winner prides itself on its impeccable service and amenities. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has also won awards such as TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Family Vacation Critic Top Hotel, and Orbitz Best in Stay Elite due to the professional and personable staff on site. This luxurious resort hotel offers amazing amenities such as private beach access, watersports, indoor and outdoor pools, championship golf, tennis, in-room spa services, kid’s activities, and much more. The courteous staff will also deliver groceries to you and provide on-resort transportation. 

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Island Vista

6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29577

This luxurious beachfront resort won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2014. There is no question as to why Island Vista won this award; this hotel prides themselves on their Southern Hospitality and above-and-beyond service. At this family owned and operated resort, every visitor is special. Allow staff to plan a golf outing, reserve tickets for a show, or even plan a meeting for you. Island Vista is also known for being upscale yet relaxed, meaning that, though the hotel may be fancy and surrounded by great things to do, casual dress is encouraged. Dance barefoot in the sand or work from your laptop by the pool thanks to free resort-wide Wi-Fi. 

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Carolina Winds

200 76th Ave N, Myrtle Beach SC 29572

Carolina Winds hotel, located on the North End of Myrtle Beach, is not only family friendly, but also provides romantic getaway packages for couples. This oceanfront resort is located in one of the best oceanfront spots in Myrtle Beach, and has indoor and outdoor pools; one of which is among the largest pools on the Grand Strand! Don’t feel like spending the day out in the sun? Carolina Winds has an indoor pool and whirlpool Jacuzzi, a game room, fitness room, and free wireless Internet. It is no wonder that vacationers love this place and that the service is professional and courteous.  

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The Caravelle Resort

6900 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach SC 29572

The tagline on their website says it all: “The most exciting, fun-filled and enjoyable vacation experience ever!” The Caravelle Resort is comprised of nine buildings, and the staff focuses on providing the best service possible to each visitor. Along with enough accommodations to suit groups of any size, the Caravelle provides many amenities such as a block-long pool and water attraction, a variety of dining options, and activities such as a game room and a resort spa.

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Aqua Beach Inn

1301 Withers Dr, Myrtle Beach SC 29577

Aqua Beach Inn is conveniently located near some of the best attractions in Myrtle Beach including the SkyWheel, the Myrtle Beach boardwalk, the 14th avenue pier, Broadway at the Beach, and more! After a long day at the beach, enjoy the SkyWheel light show at night from your balcony. Aside from the many attractions nearby, the Aqua Beach Inn wants you to feel at home. Each room contains a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to make themselves “home cooked” meals and feel more comfortable while they are on vacation. Relax and enjoy the décor of your room or kick back and have some fun in the sun.

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The Caribbean Resort & Villas

3000 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577

This Myrtle Beach fan favorite resort wants you to feel right at home. With accommodations sure to satisfy any group size, rooms at the Caribbean Resort & Villas are beautifully decorated and designed to make guests feel comfortable in their temporary “home.”  The property also provides free Wi-Fi, so when you’re not out on the beach, you can share your photos, videos, and thoughts with your friends. The Caribbean has many amenities including an arcade and game room, kid’s club activities, bike rentals, pools with a waterslide, Lazy River, and much more!  Don’t forget to grab your morning cappuccino at the on-site Starbucks, and then make your way to the spa for a pedicure. You won’t want to leave. 

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