We are home from a getaway to Myrtle Beach, SC. We stayed at the newly renovated Springmaid Beach Resort. As we drove into Myrtle Beach passing the resorts we were really excited when we finally pulled into the Springmaid Beach Resort. The registration was across the street from the resort and even though our room wasn't ready we were able to get our resort arm bands and room keys. They called us as soon as our room was ready to give us the room number and that saved us from having to go back to the office again. I thought the check in process went really well.
Springmaid Beach Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC - Review:
We changed clothes at the Registration office and we immediately went to the beach. The Springmaid Beach Resort is conveniently located on the beach and the access was literally 1 minute from our room! We stayed in the Live Oaks building. There are laundry facilities at the resort, a fitness room, an arcade and a miniature golf course that is open daily and free to use for guests. They also host activities daily and games for the children.
In addition they offer a buffet style restaurant Marlins. We went daily for breakfast. The prices are $9.95 for adults, $9.50 for seniors and $5.95 for children. The price includes beverages and they featured fresh fruit, traditional breakfast fare, a fresh waffle station and an omelet station. I thought for the price it was a value with what was included. I always like to start the day with a full breakfast and then hit the beach for the day!
They also feature a Back Porch Pool Bar and on Wednesday's a Hawaiian Luau & Hula Show. They have pricing for the show and for the Show and Hawaiian Buffet. Unfortunately we weren't in town on Wednesday but we would have loved to attend.
They have Barnacles Bar & Grill beside the Pier and on the beach. It is casual fare and I thought the prices were ok. They serve appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, and seafood with a beach view. It was conveniently located beach side and we ate there once. If you were interested in grabbing a quick bite this is a great location.
The pier was one of our favorite features of the resort. Included in the cost of staying at the resort you got unlimited access. Otherwise the cost is $1.00. You could take a walk down the pier or you can fish off of the pier (bring your own poles to save money or rent them for a minimal price). It was a lovely addition to the resort stay. It also seems to attract a lot of visitors which made parking difficult. We spent a lot of time looking for parking during our stay. They do have a lot across the street that is for pier parking and overflow.
The resort also has a Burroughs Chapin Art Museum which is free. The Springmaid Beach Resort has a total of 8 water features:
- The Live Oak Heated Indoor/Outdoor Pool
- Live Oak Lazy River
- Live Oak Tot Pool
- Cypress Spouting Seal Pool
- Cypress Lap Pool
- Palmetto Heated Indoor/Outdoor Pool
- Palmetto Lazy River
- Palmetto Tot Pool with Rainmaker
The pools and lazy rivers are not huge but the kids enjoyed them. It was nice to have an indoor pool when you really wanted a break from the sun. We spent most of our time on the beach but the pools did give us some much needed heat relief. The kids enjoyed the lazy river every day.
I personally love the location of the Springmaid Beach Resort. It is located next to the Myrtle Beach State Park. It is on the quiet end of the beach and it is conveniently located near Murrell's Inlet so if you love seafood it is a great location! It was also conveniently located near Jungle Safari and Jurassic Golf (miniature golf), Midway Par 3 golf course, Downwind Sails Watersports and Market Commons. I loved Market Commons - there is shopping, dining and more!
Here is a video I took of the room. The Springmaid Beach Resort is an older Resort that has just undergone a nice renovation. I felt like it was a good value for the price and location. I loved how clean it was. I would suggest that you pack your own snacks and food as the beach prices were extremely high at the local grocery stores. The rooms have a full sized refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. I would also suggest bringing your own beach umbrella and chairs and other beach equipment (like pails, shovels and boogie boards) as the beach prices were extremely over priced. Also, be sure to pick up a coupon book and visit VisitMyrtleBeach.com for ways to save on your vacation!
Disclosure: Our room and meals were provided through the Myrtle Beach Convention Visitor's Bureau however all opinions are 100% our own.