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Surfside Beach Hotels - Surfside Beach Hotels: Planning and Choosing Where to Stay

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If you’re planning a trip to Surfside Beach in South Carolina whether a lengthy and extended family vacation, a romantic get-away, honeymoon, surfing with friends, business trip or just passing-through-the-night, lodging and accommodation should be on top of your list. Surfside prides itself in proclaiming the town “the Family Beach” and it quite lives up to it being a small seaside community in the Grand Strand area. If you want some great vacation time, some peace and quiet but with the presence of most comforts, Surfside Beach would be a welcome retreat for you. To help you choose where to stay, here are some of Surfside Beach Hotels in the area, what amenities and features to expect, average daily rates and other useful information.

HOLIDAY INN OCEANFRONT

Holiday Inn Oceanfront is located along Ocean Blvd. Among Surfside Beach hotels, it is the only 3-star hotel in the area. It is a 5-storey hotel with 175 parking spaces, 133 guestrooms, interior corridor, a business center, an on-site health and fitness center with spa facilities, a restaurant and an oceanfront pool and whirlpool. It offers single bed and double bed guestrooms, non-smoking rooms and rooms for the physically-handicapped.

Guestrooms have cable/satellite TV, stereo, phone/fax, bathtub, in-room safe, refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave, A/C and dehumidifier. Guests are treated with a complimentary breakfast and morning newspaper. Cribs are also available for guests with infants. All rooms have internet access and wireless connection. The Business Center is equipped with personal computers, fax and copying machine, printer and high-speed internet access and wireless internet connection. Spa facilities are open from 9am to 10pm. ATM machines are also located in the hotel and safety deposit boxes can be requested at the front desk. It has an oceanfront restaurant overlooking the pool. It has a guest self-laundry facilities and dry cleaning pick-up services but room service is only available from 7am to 9pm.

Holiday Inn Oceanfront has two meeting rooms for large activities. The Middleton Oceanfront Boardroom can accommodate a maximum of 50 people while the Plantation Room can hold up to 175.

For those who are travelling with their pets (i.e., weighing 40lbs or less), this is a pet-friendly hotel but charges $100 non-refundable fee per stay.

Room rates range from $170 to $233. This hotel accepts major credit cards.

SURFSIDE BEACH RESORT OCEANFRONT

Formerly Days Hotel, Surfside Beach Resort is a 2-star hotel likewise located along Ocean Blvd. Along with Holiday Inn Oceanfront, it is the only other Surfside Beach hotel with an oceanfront. Guestrooms are equipped with queen- or king-size bed, a sleeper sofa, cable TV, telephone, a mini-fridge and microwave and table and chairs. Some rooms have balconies with full or partial view of the beach. It has an outdoor swimming pool and a meeting room with a 40 maximum capacity, with overhead projector and TV and on-site catering service.

Surfside Beach Resort offers several packages such as Stay & Play Labor Day Package of a 3-days/2-night stay at an Oceanview Double Room, with complimentary breakfast for four, a day pass to the Surfside Pier (where you can bring a fishing reel for some fishing) and welcome gifts (which include boogie boards, inflatable beach toys, sunscreen and bottled water); the Fun in the Sun Family Package – with 1 day Bike Rental pass instead of the Surfside Pier pass; and the Oceanfront Romance Package for a 1-night stay at the Balcony King Room with complementary flowers and champagne and a dinner for two at nearby Nibil’s Restaurant. Fishing enthusiasts can also avail of their Fisherman’s Package offering a one-day passage on a fishing vessel, souvenirs and snacks and beverages on board while golfers can avail of their “Save the Sand for the Beach” Golf Package.

Daily rates average from as low as $129 to $266. You can avail of their coupon rates or a 20% discount if you book and purchase 45 days in advance.

PLANTATION RESORT

Located at Highway 17 North, Plantation Resort is not single-structure hotel but offers villas and condominium units for rent on a nightly, weekly or extended stays. Villas have at least one master bedroom, a living room and a bathroom. Features also include a master king-size bed, 2 double beds (for 2- to 3-bedroom villas), cable TV, DVD/VCR player, sleeper sofas, Jacuzzi, in-room washer/dryer and a full kitchen. Floor areas range from 936 sq ft. to 1600 sq ft and have balconies or patios. They have a fully-equipped weight room with trainers and offers aerobics and water aerobics exercises. Their health and spa club offers spa treatment and massages from $45 to $175 an hour. There is even a chair massage offering at $1 per minute.

Perhaps one of the best features of Plantation Resort is the various activities they offer. Adults have many choices of activities from bingo, lap swimming, painting & stamping, tie-dying, yoga, surfing lessons, glass painting & sand art, skin make-over treatments, crafts activities and float-in movies. There are water games, cookie decoration, rubber duck races, Wii tournaments, treasure hunt, penny dive and kiddie pool fishing for kids to enjoy.

Daily rates for single bedroom is $117, a 2-bedroom villa for $119, a 2-bedroom loft-style with 2 full bathroom for $151 and a 3-bedroom with 3 full bathroom goes for $128.

COMFORT INN AND SUITES

Also located along Highway 17 North, Comfort Inn and Suites is a 2-star hotel a mile away from the Surfside beach. It has 68 air-conditioned guestrooms with cable TV, telephone, alarm clock, internet access, in-room safe, iron and ironing board and hair dryer in every bathroom. There is a gift shop, laundry facilities and complimentary newspapers at the hotel lobby. They serve complimentary breakfast, free coffee, concierge services and laundry services.

Daily rates are from $89 to $135.

ROADWAY INN

A 2-star hotel located along Highway 17 North, Roadway Inn has 32 air-conditioned guestrooms with cable TV, telephone, mini-ref, and electronic/magnetic keys. Wake-up calls may be requested and some rooms are wheelchair-accessible for the physically-handicapped guests. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

Daily rates are from $57 to $157.

SURFSIDE REALTY COMPANY

If you do not want the hotel atmosphere during your vacation and any of the above Surfside Beach hotels does not appeal to you, you may opt to rent villas, or houses through the Surfside Realty Company which offers vacation rental packages. However, if the property you’re renting is up in the market for sale it would be open for viewing though the company gives the assurance that any such viewing would be arranged with you beforehand so as not to create inconvenience on your part and ruin your vacation.

Wherever you may choose to stay, bear in mind what you really want before you make your booking. Do not be afraid to ask questions and confirm details (even the minor ones) with the management or staff and specify what you may need or expect beforehand to avoid disappointments and miscommunications.

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