When it comes to accommodations in Myrtle Beach, things can really be hit or miss. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, I really propose doing your research before you go. From sketchy motels on the strip to senior week hotels in Myrtle Beach, I’ve found this to be one of the most challenging places to find the right hotel. Myrtle Beach, unlike Hilton Head, is extremely commercial and touristy. It’s Gatlinburg at the beach, with all your touristy knick knack shops and amusements and a heavy dose of G-strings, fanny packs, jorts (affectionate term for jean shorts, that were most often a pair of pants in another life) and mullets (not the fish). After reading this commentary, you may be wondering why anyone would even vacation at Myrtle Beach. Well despite the city’s quirks, it offers a fun beach town with many exciting activities you’re just not going to find at your typical North or South Carolina beach. I recommend however, to bypass the budget hotels and strip motels and head for one of the many great resorts at Myrtle Beach. One such resort is in North Myrtle Beach, called Ocean Creek Resort.
If you often look over beach resorts because of their steep prices, then you’ll want to reconsider when you hear that you can stay at this Myrtle Beach resort hotel for as low as $50 per night. What’s the catch? Myrtle Beach has experienced the same situation as Las Vegas. It’s a tourist city with many luxury accommodations, but nobody has been staying in them. Therefore, many Myrtle Beach hotels are offering four and five-star accommodations for less than $100. Although rates typically start at $75 to $100 per night at the Ocean Creek Hotel in Myrtle Beach, guests can reserve rooms during the spring for as low as $48 per night. If you stay at least two nights, you can receive breakfast for two each morning with your room for less than $60.
If you’re like me and don’t like swimming in the ocean, then you’ll enjoy one of the many indoor and outdoor pools the Myrtle Beach resort offers. The hotel also features a tennis court, game room, volleyball court and fitness center. Although there’s a restaurant on-site at the Myrtle Beach hotel, there’s plenty of other dining options within a couple miles. The resort doesn’t offer a golf course, but it does have a relationship with many Myrtle Beach golf courses to provide special packages for guests.
Accommodations at the Ocean Creek Resort in Myrtle Beach are divided between villas, condos and garden homes. If traveling with your family or a large group, then the three-bedroom villas, condos or garden homes will comfortably accommodate you. There isn’t anything just extraordinary about this Myrtle Beach Resort, but with its ocean-front location and price, it’ll be a challenge to find something better.
Ocean Creek Resort
10600 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Photo from Andy and Magalie’s Pictures on Flickr.