Located just a few miles south of Myrtle Beach’s main drag, Crown Reef Resort is a convenient oceanfront hotel that won’t break the bank. It offers some nice perks with your stay, including a complimentary shuttle to and from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR).
When the weather warms up, you can enjoy several outdoor pools or take a ride on the 575-foot lazy river. There’s also an indoor heated pool open year-round.
The Treasure Chest has quick breakfast fare and snacks, whereas the onsite Crown Cafe offers complete meals—head here for a full American breakfast, included with Options 3 and 4.
You can take advantage of daily happy-hour specials at the oceanfront Cloud 9 Lounge.
There are nice views of the Atlantic Ocean from the private balcony of each queen deluxe suite or efficiency; all guest rooms are also equipped with complimentary WiFi, cable TV with free HBO, and a stove, refrigerator, and microwave.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Seaside Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white, sandy beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s glass-floored gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk's hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 1,400 original sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of more than 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.