The Myrtle Beach "Grand Strand" spans over 60 miles of sandy beachs, manicured golf courses and thousands of restaurants and attractions. With a destination that big, built for fun, you're sure to have a few questions. Below you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about Myrtle Beach.
According to the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce estimates, roughly 15 million people visit the Myrtle Beach area annually. Visitor count estimates include day-trippers and overnight visitors, both in paid and unpaid accommodations.
There's well over 10,000 rooms in Myrtle Beach. Some are in oceanfront resort-type hotels, some are golf course condos and there are even exclusive beach homes available to visitors.
The best thing to do if you feel your room or the conditions at your hotel are not adequate is to let the staff know in a polite and respectful way what the problem is — always give the staff a chance to fix your problem before you escalate the situation. If they are unable to move your room or satisfy your needs, you can call the hotel headquarters and alert them of the problem. In extreme situations you can call the chamber of commerce, better business bureau or even the police to handle unsafe conditions, but for the most part its best to deal directly with the hotel in question.
A standard room is typically one with a single room with either a single queen, single king or two queen beds and a bathroom that would be suitable for a single person, couple or single family of four. A suite, on the other hand, is often made up of multiple rooms including a larger living area with a couch, TV and kitchen area with separate bedrooms and bathroom broken off from there. These rooms are better served for multiple families, couples or groups of friends who are vacationing in Myrtle Beach together.
According to MyrtleBeach.com, there is often confusion among visitors about accommodations in Myrtle Beach labeled as “Oceanfront” vs. those mentioned as “Ocean View.” The difference is that oceanfront rooms face the ocean and offer the best views of the Atlantic Ocean and coastline while “Ocean View” rooms can be any room which offers even the slightest view of the ocean from the side or corner of a hotel building. While not always meant to be deceiving the term “Ocean View” can mean a variety of things while “oceanfront” generally means the view is unobstructed and that you’ll be paying a slightly higher cost for that access.
Traveling with pets has become an increasingly common thing for Myrtle Beach visitors and many hotels have begun to accommodate vacationers and welcome their furry friends. There are even some resorts and hotels in Myrtle Beach which now offer special packages or rates specifically catered to pet owners.
Though the accommodations here are mostly high rise hotels, resorts, vacation rentals and beach houses, there are a few “bed and breakfast” style places to stay in Myrtle Beach and the surrounding area. In Conway, you’ll find places like The Cypress Inn and The Moore Farm House Bed & Breakfast or you can try the The Sunset Inn Bed & Breakfast in Sunset Beach. In Myrtle Beach you’ll also find the Serendipity Inn.
The cheapest time of year for accommodations is the offseason months in the winter, November through February. Although this is a relative down time for the area, you can still find plenty of great weather, attractions and activities around the Grand Strand. There is also a shoulder season that runs through the spring (March-April) and fall (September-October) that is a popular time for golfers to visit. No matter when you come, there are always hotel deals in Myrtle Beach to be found, so make sure and check out our Deals page here.
Though often confused as two parts of the same city, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach are separate cities with two distinct histories. Both cities share a number of commonly named roads including U.S. 17, Ocean Boulevard and the various numbered avenues, so when in doubt it’s always best to double check your map or ask a local for directions to your destination so you don’t end up in the wrong town.