North Beach Plantation
What We Love
- Enormous pool complex with a swim-up bar
- Beachfront location on a 7.5-acre island (with bridge access)
- Award-winning steakhouse
- Extremely kid-friendly
What To Know
- Although there are no golf facilities on the property, packages are offered at local courses
- This is not a typical hotel; it’s a gated community with amenities spread out throughout the property
- There is no room service or breakfast
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Towering above other resorts on the Grand Strand, the Four Diamond North Beach Plantation offers guests condos and private cottages with full stainless steel kitchens and as many as five bedrooms — making it ideal for a family vacation. The decor varies from unit to unit, but some feature lipstick-red armchairs, olive-green sofas, beige carpeting and furnished balconies with ocean views. Amenities are scattered throughout the 7.5-acre beachfront complex; they include a 17,000-square-foot spa with Thai herbal massages, and five oceanfront pools featuring cascading infinity edges and trickling waterfalls. Back inside, there’s a lazy river, another pool, a giant chess and checkers board, and shuffleboard. A kids club is included in the rate, offering arts and crafts, water activities and special events. For dining, 21 Main at North Beach is an acclaimed steakhouse and sushi bar (open for dinner only) with entrees such as braised lamb shank and New York strip steak, in addition to fresh seafood and Southern classics.
In the Area
Just across the way is Barefoot Landing, a tourism hub loaded with restaurants and shops. The landing is also home to the House of Blues, one of Myrtle Beach’s premier concert venues, as well as Alligator Adventure, which offers close encounters with giant reptiles and other wildlife. Visitors can also take to the sea with parasailing, jet-skiing, fishing charters, kayaking and sailing, or lounge on the soft sand, which stretches nearly 60 miles. Downtown Myrtle Beach features a signature boardwalk and promenade, Family Kingdom Amusement Park, souvenir shops and plenty of beach bars and nightclubs.
How to Get There
I have never written a review like his before but I think this situation warrants one.Booked a weekend stay through Groupon a few days before our travel. Due to an unexpected circumstances we did not arrive a hotel until after midnight on Friday/Sat. We had called eariler to ask if the office would be open for late check in & told yes. We paid in advance for 2 BR,2 B condo oceanfront. When we arrived they couldn't find our reservation in the computer. I showed the clerk the confirmation info on my phone & she said she would go talk to a manager. After several mins,she came back to say they found the reservation but the oceanfront hotel was full there was a 3 BR cottage available a distance back from the ocean that we could stay in that night & they could move us the next afternoon to oceanfront afer checkout / cleaing. We were traveling with a 5 week old baby which requires a lot gear to move around so this was not an exceptable option. We were only there for 2 nights & by the time we moved again it would be close to dark & hardly able to see the ocean.It was presented as well this is all we have take it or leave it. No manager ever came out to speak to us, no apology , nothing. We asked it they owned any other resort that could accomadate us on oceanfront & after about 30 mins( now after 1am) they came back with a piece of paper & handed it to us with a name of a resort several miles away(not asking if this was ok,etc.) & said they would be expecting us, still no manager or apology, just wanting to get rid of us. The other resort was not as near as plush & was on the opposite end of the beach, but their customer service was over the top at accommodating us which meant everything since it was now 2am & we had been traveling several hours with a baby. Customer service is everything!
Our group of golfers were moved to North Beach becasue of renovation at our usual hotel. The facility is excellent - condos very nicely equipped, very clean, large is size, and have surperb beds. We stayed here for 5 days while playing differnt golf couses in the Grand Stran area, and greatly enjoyed if. There is amle free parking, and the staff especially helpful. One thing to note - there is no restaurant in the hotel facility, although there are some on the grounds of the plantation. The place is huge so you will haveto drive to get to it.
Hosted my daughters weekend wedding and It was a fantastic event. Accommodations were awesome. Guests were totally happy. I would totally recommend this place. Get a House or a Apartment either or is great.