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
This is our fourth time staying at this property. The amenities are plenty, cleanliness is good, staff is very helpful and friendly. We really like the location at the south end of Myrtle Beach. It is close enough all attractions but a little off the beaten path to allow for some relaxing escape from the busy boardwalk area.
I was unaware that most of the rooms in this resort were connected to another room. This was a huge deal for us since it created a "trigger" for my spouses PTSD.
I called the "care line", and Jeff answered. He was extremely helpful and found a non-connected room for us.
Customer service in my opinion is on point here at the Doubletree. This is why it's difficult for me to address the room quality.
Below is a list of room issues:
1. Speaker phone and volume was nonfunctional on the telephone.
2. Room needs attention. It is showing signs of wear/tear i.e. rust on vents bubbling paint, scratches/scuffs on walls, doors and furniture.
3. Ice maker in fridge had brown residue inside the ice.
4. Tile grout is very dirty.
5. Clothesline in shower did not function. Its difficult to dry towels scrunched up on wall hooks.
**Note that the rooms are all outside access. I hadn't realized this during booking. It wasn't mentioned on the website or reviews that I read.
If it wasnt for the fantastic customer service, I would not have recommended this resort.
This hotel is amazing. OCEANFRONT...actually oceanfront...I awoke to the beautiful sunrise. Great breakfast and dinner. Courteous staff. Two thumbs up! They have everything you will need. The beach, indoor pool, outdoor pool and a lazy river. Convenient to shopping. Loved this hotel
Recently stayed for 2 nights in February. Resort was huge! Indoor/outdoor pool, lazy river, workout room, several patios with fire pits, bar/lounge in lobby, restaurant on site and small market store. Very few people staying here at this time. We were given a room originally in the Palmetto building with a partial ocean view. We saw that there were very few people staying here so asked if we could upgrade to ocean view. $35 upgrade charge per night plus a $75 per night for the dog. We used points but still had to pay these fees. They put us in the Live Oak building. Room was a king suite and very clean. Good view of the grounds and ocean. Mattress and pull out couch need replaced. Neither were comfortable. Had a Microwave, coffee pot and full size fridge. The beach is not wide and signs say that during the summer you can only use umbrellas not a canopy/tent. When the tide is in you can’t even walk on the beach, it was under water. There is a public access next door to the resort so the beach is not private. Beware: Other charges that apply are a resort fee and a parking charge.
Stayed here as I had a 5:30 am departure flight out of MYR. The property is exactly what you need for that one night relaxation. It’s has bar, restaurant and rooms with som great views. The room walls are thin so ask for room without connecting door or in corner of noise is an issue.