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.
How to Get There
My daughter signed up for the Hilton Grand Vacation Time Share presentation and we were assigned to the DoubleTree Resort. She upgraded our room to oceanfront, so she paid for that. The room was "free" since she managed to stay for the entire 2+ hour experience.
The room was adequate. It was a regular 2 queen room with a microwave/refrigerator/coffee maker.The vanity was next to one of the beds. The beds were comfortable, room was recently renovated and clean.
Housekeeping was spotty. I declined one morning, the next day they came at 3 pm and we said just towels please (it's nap time). The third day I called and asked for the room to be cleaned by 2 pm and it was, but they didn't empty trash cans or leave more coffee cups.
The facility itself was OK at best. Plentiful parking. Several elevators did not work. the lone snack machine was on the ground floor and was almost empty the entire time. Soda machines were with the ice dispensers. The pool areas were small considering the size of the hotel. No hot tubs. There is a volleyball court and a large green space that could be used for pool expansion. It is next to the airport and helipad, so aircraft noise was annoying.It is a pet friendly facility, lots of dogs around. Great if that's your thing, not great if you don't want to bring previous visitor's fleas home with you
The registration area was nicely appointed. We did not visit the restaurants or bars. The hotel was at the southern end of Ocean Blvd. That was great for what we wanted, but a distance from the fun places kids would like.
The price of the room would have been $300/night, overpriced in my opinion. We found condos with full kitchens and sitting areas for less. Since the room was "free", we decided to stay. However, I would not stay there if I was paying for it.
I was here for a conference so I can't vouch for the vacation type stuff. But it was very nice and welcoming for the beginning of our conference! And the room was just fine! I could see the ocean although I never made it to the ocean!
Wife and her mother cheched in on Sunday. No GM there just helpers..
Room was in another bldg not attached to the main one. Nxt to the airport. They supply ear plugs nxt to night stand due to noise. Wife tried to talk to frt desk about the room being nothing like pictures in listing. Front desk told her that she should of booked thru Hylton not a travel site.
Cant help with getting a different room and the service is absolutely terrible. Promise to bring a chair to room and they sent it a day later. Tried to contact hotel and they do not answer phones. Room is nothing like a Double Tree Hylton should be. This has to be the worst experience of Trickery to get you there and trying to explain that the room we had was nothing like what was pictured on line.
WARNING DO NOT BOOK AT THIS HOTEL
Next to a fairly busy beach frequented by hotel and other shirt stay guests
Rooms are small and need a maintenance update
Hotel grounds and facilities are fine but the on site store has limited supplies and isn't open all the time
Mini golf was fun, average maintenance but it serves the need
Pools and other on site facilities are fun for kids
Saw a lot of guests with their pets
The hotel is large. There are many rooms, with most of them facing the ocean. We had a room on the 3rd floor in the wing located south of registration. The room was comfortable. The shower and stool were in one room with the sink in the room with the beds. That made it difficult for one person to get ready while the rest of us slept. The air conditioning blew on us during the night, but by moving a chair in front of the blower, we were able to keep it from being too cold on our faces. The one problem we had was there were not any clean pool towels to be found. The outdoor pool had a place for clean and used towels and the clean place was empty. I finally went to the registration desk and asked how to get pool towels, and they said that they were in the process of refurnishing the pools. They did not want to do anything to give us towel from somewhere else. An hour later, no towels. That was disappointing. The room was quiet and the beds were comfortable.