Hotels & Motels That Accept Pets in Myrtle Beach

by Pamela Wright

Alas, most major hotels and motels in Myrtle Beach do not allow pets. Renting a condo or vacation home is a popular option for people traveling with pets. But, if you're set on hotel accommodations, there are a handful that will welcome your four-legged travel companions. Also, note that pets are not typically allowed on the beaches and the city has a stringent leash law. The fenced-in, 11-acre Barc Park is the only place in Myrtle Beach where dogs can run free.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites

You'll pay no extra charges when you bring your pets to this budget property, steps from the beach. There are also no restrictions on weight and no limit to the number of pets welcome in the rooms. If your pet craves action and attention, take a walk to the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex, with restaurants, shops and clubs. The popular spot is located next to the hotel. Rooms are basic with simple furnishings, white walls, dark green carpeting,and floral fabrics. The hotel also has a small pool and whirlpool spa and fitness room, but offers a handful of other wallet-pleasing amenities, like free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

Sea Mist Oceanfront Hotel

One of the most pet-friendly lodging options in Myrtle Beach, this bustling, high-energy resort welcomes pets up to 100 lbs. Though pets are not allowed near the pool or water park, there are plenty of places to take a leashed pet for a walk on this 15-acre property. The resort also has a special dog walk area. Let the staff know ahead of time that you're bringing a pet so they can set aside one of the special pet units. The hotel has 800 units, with a variety of accommodations, including standard hotel rooms, suites, condos, and homes. The property features 10 swimming pools, fitness center, miniature golf course, and arcade.

Oceanpark Resort

Your furry friends are more than welcome at this resort any time of the year, provided they weigh 20 lbs or less. If your pet is bigger than that, you'll have to get approval from the manager. The hotel charges $15 per pet, per night, as of November 2010. The high-rise resort on the beach has two-, three- and four-room suites with full kitchens; many overlook the ocean. Pets are not allowed near the pool area or on the beach, but there's plenty of space around the hotel to walk your pets, including a stroll up Ocean Boulevard.

Red Roof Inn

Pets stay free at this budget chain hotel, two blocks from the beach. Kids under 17 stay free in the same room as an accompanying adult. There's a limit of one pet per room and pets must weigh 30 lbs or less. The hotel has indoor corridors leading to simply furnished rooms, some with mini refrigerators and microwaves. There's an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free parking.

About the Author

Pamela Wright is a freelance writer, author of more than two dozen guidebooks, and hundreds of articles. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "National Geographic Traveler," "Family Circle," "Family Fun," "Backpacker," "Hemispheres," "Cooking Light," "Yankee" and more. An active member of the Society of American Travel Writers, she holds a Bachelor's from Michigan State University

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