Springmaid Beach Resort
What We Love
- A newly renovated oceanfront resort with a private beach - includes discounts and moreThe recent renovation of the property, to become a DoubleTree by Hilton within months
- The resort’s 18-hole mini-golf course, six pools and sprawling fishing pier
- The Grand Strand’s bustling boardwalk, with water sports and theme parks galore
- The quarter mile of beach that’s reserved just for Springmaid guests
What To Know
- A nightly resort fee is payable to the hotel
- The hotel has undergone recent renovations
Get the most out of Myrtle Beach at the local resort with the most to do (or close). The newly renovated Springmaid Beach Resort, slated to be a DoubleTree by Hilton by June 2016, resides on 27 acres, with a quarter mile of beach and 1,068-foot pier. Everything here is super-sized, and that goes for the fun, too. Between the two lazy rivers, six pools and 18 holes of mini golf, you’ll barely think to set foot beyond the action-packed property’s bounds.
But something even bigger awaits outside: the Grand Strand, South Carolina’s surrounding 60-mile shoreline. It’s largely framed by a boardwalk and dotted with theme parks, restaurants and bars, promising beachy amusement on a whole new scale. Give surfing a try, hop aboard a swashbuckling pirate cruise, or watch the racecars at the Myrtle Beach Speedway. The sky’s the limit, so use Springmaid as your springboard, and see how far you can take your trip.
Good to know
Please note that a resort fee of $17.64 per room, per night is payable directly to the hotel. The resort fee includes parking; Wi-Fi; access to the indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers and inner tube access; grounds maintenance; access to the Springmaid Pier; on-site security; local, long-distance and 800 phone calls; fitness and business center access; concierge services; complimentary miniature golf; in-room bottled water; discounted fishing passes and rod rentals; and a 20% discount on beach rentals from the gift shop.
The accommodations at Springmaid number nearly 500, each an ocean-view abode in fresh colors and with tasteful furnishings and artwork. Each comes with its own private balcony, as well as a generous, full-size refrigerator and 32-in. flat-screen HDTV.
Springmaid is home to two eateries, convenient complements to the buzzing restaurant-and-bar scene beyond the property’s borders. Marlin’s Buffet is best known for its omelets, and BARnacles on Springmaid Pier, its fresh seafood; there’s also a seasonal pool bar, with fruity drinks to sip while you sunbathe.
The Grand Strand is a sprawling stretch of beach in South Carolina’s southeast, rich in boardwalk bars and boating and water-sporting operators. Hit up the Myrtle Beach Speedway for a race or the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to chow down on barbecue while watching pirates duke it out to the hits of Dolly Parton. (Yes, it’s a thing.) But don’t forget you’ve also got a sprawling resort to call your own, including 18 holes of mini golf, a quarter mile of beach and a fishing pier.
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The place was dusty everywhere. I asked for it to be dusted several times but nothing. Had to call down to the desk several times because the toilet bubbled the whole time we were there, the sink was clogged, and the shower had no pressure, because the switch to flip tub to shower didn't work. The bathroom light flickered off and on the whole time. We had to ask for fresh towels and bed change... Mind you, we were paying $300 p/night. There were gaps in the caulking around the doors and windows, so wind and sand were blowing in constantly. Just seemed that both our days were spent in a flurry of maintenance men coming in and out. We were told we would have an oceanfront view... More like ocean sideways view. What we had was a view of a dirty pool and lazy river. The indoor pool was cloudy and not heated. Never again. I didn't mind the price...I minded the horrible conditions and service that went with it.
Its def not a bad hotel. Or bad location. We often say it was "Avg" as a bad thing. Its not. It just means that it was what to be expected, with nothing great.
*Clean spacious rooms
*Everything was working.
*Good views for all rooms
*Right on Beach
*One sides lazy river was drained - Spring break, sold out, and no explanation. Was there for a week and never saw any work being done on it.
*No bar. There is a small restaurant that serves drinks. But no actual bar to sit at. Just a couple tables (And food took SUPER LONG TIME, Hour+ to get food).
*Small indoor pool only
*Nothing really close to it (Walking distance)
In the end - Not bad if you are going to be there for 1 or 2 nights. But if you are going for longer -Families will get bored with no real pool and only 1 small lazy river. Couples will get bored with nothing in walking distance and no bar or pool bar
Solo travelers will get bored with no bar to just go to and sit down and no beach / pool restaurant.
I guess if you are introvert and just want a place to go and sit on a balcony with a good view and read a book, this place works. However even then, all balconies can see all other balconies - So no privacy.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Double Tree Myrtle Beach. It was nice to be a little further away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area, still walkable. It was very close to Myrtle Beach State Park and beach was very clean. It is always nice to find a pet friendly hotel, however, at $75 per pet per night, it cost half the price to have our dog boarded. However, they had a great little dog park right below the dog friendly rooms, which was convenient. One thing we were shocked to find is that with many (I want to say at least 5?) pools, there was no hot tub. I am not sure why as there were days it was too chilly for the pool. That is a HUGE negative for us. As two adults, with no children, we would've preferred an option aside from an indoor pool loaded with kids.
The hotel staff were outstanding. They were all very friendly from the Receptionist, Waitresses and Housekeeping. The room was clean. The beds are comfortable. The view was beautiful. You feel secluded from all the traffic in Myrtle Beach. It is an exclamation hidden gem. I highly recommend this hotel.
Myself, daughter and 2 grand kids stayed 3 nights and 4 days. We had ocean view which was beautiful. Upon arruvak was tild $50 per day would ve placed in credit card for "essentials". I was not told this prior to booking and did not plan for it.
We were in and out of room and 3rd day room was not cleaned. We were on live oak side and pools were not accessible. We had to go to Palmetto side for the pools. Other than that it was very good. We enjoyed ourselves. Would stay again