USA Today lists top 10 Luxury Hotels in Myrtle Beach Area

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – USA Today's 10 Best has published its list of the top 10 best luxury hotels in the Myrtle Beach area.

These 10 resorts were touted for their "upscale accommodations and first-class amenities." The top 10, as chosen by USA Today's 10 Best, are:

North Beach Plantation - 719 N Beach Blvd, North Myrtle Beach (843) 315-2520

Each unit was originally designed at the North Beach Towers and Cottages. Units are complete with a washer and dryer, a full kitchen and layouts that feature up to five bedroom units that can sleep up to 18 people. Additional conveniences include daily trash removal, towel replacement, covered parking, indoor corridor access and easy access to the pools, pool bar, beach, and onsite dining at Seaside Café.

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes - 8121 Amalfi Pl, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 913-1333

The luxury Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is tucked away in peaceful seclusion, and is a centrally located South Carolina resort between the north end and the south end of the Grand Strand and just minutes to all of the area attractions. The Myrtle Beach resort is a blend of elegant, yet casual atmosphere offering five star services.

Marriott Resort at Grand Dunes - 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 449-8880

It's a stunning getaway with the a balance of resort comfort and business friendly amenities. The Marriott Resort at Grand Dunes Myrtle Beach resort offers 45,000 square feet of meeting rooms. The hotel offers over 400 luxurious guest suites with ocean views, two telephones with separate lines, data ports and high-speed Internet. As part of the Grande Dunes, an upscale 2,200-acre plantation-style residential community provides a lot of amenities. Popular activities include championship golf, tennis, a fitness center, a large, beachfront pool with a waterslide, a European spa with an indoor pool or the simple pleasure of relaxing on our pristine beach.

Litchfield Beach and Golf Resort - 14276 Ocean Hwy, Pawleys Island, SC (843) 237-3000

All units are non smoking and are decorated with the comforts of home. You can choose from suites, condominiums, villas and houses with a variety of sizes and layouts. With over 600 acres, the resort has accommodations on the ocean, on the golf courses, on lakes and many other scenic locations. All are equipped with wireless Internet in selected buildings, Starbucks and a resort lobby in case you are mixing business with pleasure.

Island Vista - 6000 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 449-6406

The Island Vista Resort overlooks one of the most preferred stretches of beach on the Grand Strand. Nestled in a quiet residential area, the Island Vista is a 149 room, 12 story, all suite hotel, that opened in May 2006. The Island Vista offers gold packages, reservations to entertainment venues and rooms to host business meetings.

Embassy at Kingston Plantation – 9800 Queensway Boulevard Myrtle Beach, SC 449-0006

The Kingston Plantation Condos, offering Myrtle Beach oceanfront condo rentals managed by Hilton, are located on the north end of Myrtle Beach. Nestled on 145 acres along a mile-long stretch of Myrtle Beach, the condominium rentals and vacation villas are minutes from area attractions, dining and recreation. Options range from large guest rooms in oceanfront towers to four-bedroom villas, many with full kitchens and washer and dryers. All condos and villas provide private balconies with panoramic ocean, lake or plantation views.

Avista Resort - 300 N Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 249-2521

Avista Resort provides its guests with outstanding opportunities to experience memory-laden vacations. Relax in both indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs or along their lazy river. Just blocks from the resort, there is easy access to restaurants, stores and more from the comfort of your spacious condominium accommodations. The area offers boundless recreation from parks to nature preserves, championship golf, boating and beyond.

Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center - 2101 Oak St, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 918-5000

Experience the warmth and beauty of Myrtle Beach from an ideal setting in the center of it all. Whether your visit is for business or pleasure, the full service Myrtle Beach hotel is dedicated to making your stay comfortable and rewarding.

Anderson Ocean Club - 2600 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 213-5340

Experience a unique and upscale hotel with refined Moroccan and Spanish Colonial architectural designs throughout to give a classic and welcoming feel upon arrival. Guests who stay at the Anderson Ocean Club have access to many personalized and services like the full-service spa, a pool and fitness center and dining at Magnolias is nearby. The Anderson welcomes families, groups, golfers, romance travelers, and mid week business professionals to the hotel. Accommodations include studios and one, two and three bedroom units for families and large groups.

Dunes Village Resort - 5200 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 449-5275

The Oceanfront Dunes Village Resort has the most substantial indoor water part complex ever built at a comparable oceanfront resort in the area. The water park consists of a 30,000 square foot facility featuring many water attractions including a 250 foot long river ride. The resort has many facilities for adults and kids with indoor waterslides, volleyball and basketball courts, a variety of hot tubs and much more.

"These fantastic resorts are just a small sampling of the hundreds of wonderful accommodations the Myrtle Beach area has to offer," said Brad Dean, president and CEO of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. "Everything from hotels and condominiums to vacation beach homes are available at affordable rates for a family on any budget. Our wide selection of accommodations is one of the many reasons we are a world-class beach destination."

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