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13 Best Myrtle Beach Hotels with Water Parks

Nestled on South Carolina’s picturesque Atlantic Coast, Myrtle Beach is a premier family-friendly destination known for its exciting amusement parks, celebrity-designed golf courses and a beachfront boardwalk lined with souvenir stands and arcades. While the city’s nearly 100 kilometres of alluring beaches are its main draw, it’s also home to an array of hotels with exciting kid-friendly facilities.

With over 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the best hotels in Myrtle Beach with on-site water parks, where you can plunge down water slides, float down lazy rivers and enjoy bucket dumps and sprays. These affordable hotels also boast on-site restaurants, pampering day spas and private balconies with ocean views.   

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort

Enjoy a prime location at Sea Crest Oceanfront Resort, just steps from the crashing waves and Family Kingdom Amusement Park. Pick from the affordable Low-Rise Room with a mini-fridge and dining nook or splurge on a Tower Oceanfront King Junior Suite to enjoy ocean views, separate living area and private balcony.

Kids will be captivated by the hotel’s on-site waterpark, which includes a 106-metre water slide and interactive water features, while parents can enjoy a refreshing drink from the Malibu Beach Bar. If you forgot beach towels or sunscreen, you can visit the on-site mini-mart, then grab a coffee at the Beach Java Cafe.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Kid-friendly “Freddie the Frog” and “rainmaker” splash area.
  • Two indoor Jacuzzis.
  • Karaoke nights at Malibu Beach Bar.

Star Rating: 4*
Price: 68 USD – 337 USD
Guest Rating: 7.5
Address: 803 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Dunes Village Resort

Dunes Village Resort

Boasting an array of fun facilities, Dunes Village Resort features basketball courts, mini golf, a kids’ pirate ship playground and an indoor water park. The Oceanfront Deluxe King Studio has a kitchenette and king-size bed, while spacious 4-Bedroom Condos are ideal for big groups with private balconies, five flat-screen TVs and full kitchens.

Water-loving families will be in heaven with the activities on offer, from the indoor water park and silly submarine pool to the lazy river and relaxing whirlpools. Swim in the oceanfront pool or enjoy a poolside cabana, then head to The Captain’s Cafe for casual fare.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Adult-size waterslides at the indoor waterpark.
  • Kids’ Club with arts and crafts and pool games.
  • 90-minute Deep Coconut Massage at Lost in Serenity Spa.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 73 USD – 451 USD
Guest Rating: 8.7
Address: 5200 N. Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Ocean Reef Resort

Ocean Reef Resort

Rain or shine, there’s fun to be had at Ocean Reef Resort with its indoor water park, outdoor pool deck, lazy river and game room. It offers quiet beachfront accommodations, so families can stay in the Oceanfront Queen Parlor with two queen beds, sleeper sofa, refrigerator and balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean.

You’re spoilt for choice in family-friendly facilities, from the Shipwreck Water Park with a Lagoon Launcher to an indoor pool with a lazy river. Play a round of cornhole or giant chess, then step inside to play arcade games and ping pong. You’re also a 10-minute drive from the marine life exhibits at Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Adventure-filled water park with Tiki Men Waterfall.
  • Indoor kiddie pool with an activity centre for little ones.
  • Poolside drinks and treats at Banana Boat Lounge.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 55 USD – 281 USD
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

The Caribbean Resort and Villas

The Caribbean Resort and Villas

There’s something for everyone at The Caribbean Resort Villas, from the kid-friendly Pirate Plunge slide to the parent-approved Mist Spa and nearby Arnold Palmer-designed King’s North golf course. Stay in the Oceanfront Double Suite for a full-size refrigerator or Jamaican Oceanfront Penthouse Apartments to enjoy the convenience of a washer and dryer.

You’ll find an array of oceanfront water attractions at your fingertips, from a Silly Submarine Pool and outdoor lazy river to oceanfront private cabanas. Dine on fresh seafood at Sea Captain’s House Restaurant or pick up poolside snacks at Oceanfront Tiki Bar, then grab a frozen treat at Ben & Jerry’s.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Water park with a 60-metre oceanfront lazy river.
  • Game room with air hockey, car racing and a claw machine.
  • Soothing mud body treatments at Mist Spa.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 55 USD – 306 USD
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 3000 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Compass Cove Resort

Compass Cove Resort

A long-time family favourite, Compass Cove Resort boasts 530 rooms that come in one, two and three-bedroom configurations. You don’t have to splurge to enjoy gorgeous views at this hotel, as the Pinnacle Oceanfront Double Suite has a private balcony, separate living room and full kitchen.

You’ll find 23 pool features, including six indoor and outdoor pools, three outdoor lazy rivers and seven hot tubs. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to the poolside Tiki Hut for cooked-to-order grilled dishes. Got a need for speed? Race on the go-kart tracks at Broadway Grand Prix, just 15 minutes away.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Starbucks coffee and fresh pastries at Compass Joe.
  • Pinball, Mrs. Pac Man and racing games in the game room.
  • On-site gift shop with last-minute supplies like beach accessories and snacks.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 48 USD – 330 USD
Guest Rating: 8
Address: 2311 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Breakers Resort

Breakers Resort

Only a 20-minute walk from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk, Breakers Resort boasts accommodation that ranges from one to four-bedroom abodes. Families can take in stunning views of South Carolina’s coast from the Palms 2 Bedroom Ocean View Suite, which also features two queen beds, a flat-screen TV and full kitchen.

Cool off in one of the 19 pools, then participate in live dance parties and contests with prize giveaways at the large oceanfront pool deck. Fuel up with barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips at The Rusty Reel Oceanfront Bar & Grill before satisfying your sweet tooth with ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Cornhole, shuffleboard and giant chess on the pool deck.
  • Weekly appearances by Captain Sneaky and his two parrots.
  • Kids’ Club with face painting, crafts and scavenger hunts.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 55 USD – 270 USD
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 2006 N. Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Coral Beach Resort and Suites Myrtle Beach

Coral Beach Resort and Suites Myrtle Beach

Offering endless on-site amenities and entertainment, Coral Beach Resort & Suites was designed for families. You’ll find family-size room layouts, full kitchens and private balconies in the Oceanview Queen Room and Oceanview Efficiency, while the Oceanfront Family Suite has two queen beds.

You’ll find plenty of spots to keep the kids entertained with the hotel’s on-site waterpark, large indoor heated pool complex and Entertainment Zone with a bowling alley. Adults can relax with a cocktail at Oceans 6 Bar & Lounge, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, drive five minutes to enjoy the carousel rides, funnel cakes and duck pond game at Pavilion Park.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • An oceanfront lazy river.
  • Several indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis.
  • Snacks and ice cream in the Chill & Grill Zone.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 78 USD – 365 USD
Guest Rating: 7.9
Address: 1105 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Long Bay Resort

Long Bay Resort

Located on a scenic stretch of coastline on the north end of town, Long Bay Resort has multiple water amenities, on-site restaurants and golf packages. You’ll find all the comforts of home in the Oceanfront Efficiency 2 Queen, which features two queen beds, a stove, oven, coffee maker and ocean views.

Listen to the crashing waves while relaxing at the pool, float in the lazy river or soar down the adult-size waterslide. Head to Martin’s Restaurant for seafood, beef and pasta dishes, then enjoy a tropical cocktail at the Oceanfront Cafe. Only 15 minutes away, Soar + Explore boasts zip-line adventures and a pirate-themed ropes course.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • A kid-friendly Silly Submarine waterpark with indoor and outdoor pools.
  • Cocktails and kid-friendly drinks at the poolside Tiki Bar.
  • Miniature golf, checkerboard and shuffleboard games.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 52 USD – 367 USD
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: 7200 North Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

The Caravelle Resort

The Caravelle Resort

Dating back to 1960, The Caravelle Resort is considered a landmark of Myrtle Beach, offering more room choices than any resort nearby. You can choose from a variety of efficiencies, suites and condos, including an Ocean View Suite with a flat-screen TV, full kitchen and private balcony.

Take your pick from the large heated pool, whirlpool, lazy river or Wild Water Pool, which features bucket dumps, sprays and fountains. When you need to fuel up, head to Santa Maria Restaurant to indulge in dinner entrees of blackened salmon, chicken pasta and New York strip. Want the best view in town? Head to SkyWheel Myrtle Beach to soar 56 metres above the coastline. 

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • Kids’ Club with beach games, arts and crafts and karaoke.
  • Decadent ice cream sundaes at Pirates Cove Ice Cream and Sandwich Shop.
  • Body scrubs and organic spa facials at Aqua Petite Spa.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 53 USD – 213 USD
Guest Rating: 7.5
Address: 6900 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Landmark Resort

Landmark Resort

There are 17 water features at Landmark Resort, which includes an oceanfront pool, lazy river, kiddie pool with waterfall and the famous H20asis water park. Families on a budget can book the Oceanfront King Room or upgrade to the Oceanfront 3 Bedroom Penthouse for a luxurious soaking tub, full kitchen and private balcony with ocean views.

Let the kids play under the mushroom fountain and giant pyramid at the kiddie pool, then wrap up your day with a robust wine at Latitudes Bar & Grill or Frappuccino at Havana Java Bar. Escape the beach for a day of exploring Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Landmark with outdoor gardens, zoo and pontoon boat cruises.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • A nine-hole miniature golf course.
  • Pepperoni, veggie and supreme pizzas at Seaside Pizzeria.
  • The heated, bubbling water at the oceanfront whirlpool.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 64 USD – 247 USD
Guest Rating: 7.1
Address: 1501 South Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Captain’s Quarters Resort

Captain's Quarters Resort

HotelsCombined visitors rave about the lazy river at Captain’s Quarters Resort, an oceanfront hotel that caters to families. The Ocean View Efficiency includes two queen beds, a full kitchen and private balcony, while Oceanfront Junior Suites also have a separate living room and double sleeper sofa. 

Have a splashing good time at the Shipwreck Lagoon Pool with a lazy river and whirlpool, then play games in the 20-lane bowling alley and arcade-filled game room. If that’s not enough water-based activity for you, walk to the beach or drive 10 minutes to Myrtle Waves Water Park to ride the Arooba Tooba funnel ride.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • 15 sparkling pools with outdoor kiddie pools.
  • Burgers, wings and seafood baskets at Loco Gecko Beach Shack.
  • Skei-Ball, Frogger and air hockey in the state-of-the-art arcade. 

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 119 USD – 303 USD
Guest Rating: 7
Address: 901 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Sand Dunes Resort

Sand Dunes Resort

Offering an array of fun facilities, Sand Dunes Resort is best known for its thrilling water park with cool waterfall features and bubble pool. You’ll find one to three-bedroom condos in addition to suites and villas at this hotel, where you can enjoy ocean views from your private balcony or relax on your beachfront patio deck with a frozen drink from the bar.

Feeling hungry? Head to Dino’s Oceanfront Cafe for gorgeous views with your meal, while Oceanside 74 Pizza & Pasta serves hot, cheesy pizzas and delicious subs. After a long day of sightseeing, visit Ocean Sweets to indulge in a delectable array of pastries and ice cream flavours.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • An aquatic treehouse, lazy river and kiddie pool.
  • Golf package options to world-class golf courses.
  • Beauty treatments and skin services at Atlantis Nail Salon.

Star Rating: 3*
Price: 102 USD – 256 USD
Guest Rating: 6.4
Address: 201 74th Ave North, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

Crown Reef Resort and Waterpark

Crown Reef Resort and Waterpark

Home to a four-storey-tall waterpark, Crown Reef Resort and Waterpark offers oceanfront fun with giant slides, pools and a lazy river. Accommodation options range from oceanfront rooms to spacious suites with king-size beds, flat-screen TVs and full kitchens, while the Three Bedroom Oceanfront Condo offers more space.

Enjoy ocean views from Loco Gecko Restaurant or casual fare at the Pool Bar & Grill, while sugary treats can be found at Swirl Ice Cream & Sweet Shop. Have fun at the Game ON! entertainment area with Sink It, Doodle Jump and Ice-Ball games or time your visit to coincide with a Pelicans baseball game at TicketReturn.com Field.

Top Family-Friendly Perks

  • The 92-metre-long Twister Body Slide and Salty’s Splash House.
  • A 38-metre oceanfront pool with sun deck.
  • Daily kids’ activities like beach volleyball, pool games and corn hole.

Star Rating: 2*
Price: 62 USD – 373 USD
Guest Rating: 6.9
Address: 2913 South Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States

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Discover Beachfront Fun in Myrtle Beach

Families are spoilt for choice with Myrtle Beach’s entertainment options, from amusement parks and golf courses to water sports. Most hotels in Myrtle Beach feature on-site pools and oceanfront views, but these 13 hotels also offer family-friendly water parks with slides, lazy rivers and water features. Most also include on-site restaurants, kids’ activity centres and convenient access to popular attractions. 

Which Myrtle Beach hotel is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Charity De Souza

Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.

Charity De Souza
Born and raised in Orlando, Florida, I have been travelling with my battered backpack full-time for over a decade. My favourite travel memories include skydiving in Switzerland, wine tasting in Portugal, road tripping through Iceland, snorkelling in Indonesia and watching a sunset in the Sahara Desert.
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