Myrtle Beach hotel offering free rooms to Hurricane Florence victims

Midtown Inn & Cottages offers free rooms to flood victims

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A hotel that needed to shut down during Hurricane Florence is working to get things back to order to provide flood victims with a safe place to stay.

The owner of the Midtown Inn & Cottages on 8th Avenue N. in Myrtle Beach took to Facebook Sunday to announce he was offering up his business to people forced from their homes.

"I understand that many of the people who are displaced may not be in a position to pay for a hotel for a couple of weeks, please don't let this dissuade you from reaching out to us," Jaret Hucks wrote on Facebook. "We are here because of the support of our community and now we have the opportunity to support you in your time of need."

The hotel moved quickly to return to operations after shuttering during the storm.

"We worked hard to get things in order because there was a lot to get packed up before the storm so we're unpacking now and getting things back to normal," said Midtown Inn employee Page Hodge.

The hotel doesn't usually allow pets but is making an exception for victims of Hurricane Florence.

"We usually don't have pets, but right now, we're assisting people that have pets as well because you've got to bring them with you, you can't its family," Hodge said.

For information on reserving a room, call 843-448-6942. The front desk is open from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

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