Thrilling Myrtle Beach Family Resorts with Waterparks for Families

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Murtle Beach shoreline

Need help choosing your Myrtle Beach family resort? There are hundreds to consider in this uber popular South Carolina vacation spot. This roundup of the Grand Strand’s top 12 includes luxury oceanfront stunners as wells as kid-friendly hotels with epic water parks.

A host of popular attractions make Myrtle Beach a popular spot for family vacations in South Carolina. Many of these kid-friendly hotels are located near famous attractions like the boardwalk and Skywheel. In addition, there are nearly 100 golf courses in Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand.

From budget-friendly hotels to luxe condos, we’ve got you covered when it comes to finding the best Myrtle Beach family resorts. Consider these 12 for your next family beach vacation.

Family walking on the beach in Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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1. Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach

1801 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 29577
(843) 946-6400

Hampton Inn & Suites is a beachfront hotel located near Myrtle Beach Boardwalk. The family-friendly hotel features guest rooms with a living room, kitchen and dining area. Rooms with balconies have ocean views. Accommodation options include one- and two-bedroom guest rooms. Breakfast for the whole family is included in the rate.

The family-friendly resort has four indoor pools and three outdoor pools. Kids will love the outdoor playground, lazy river, and kiddie pool. In addition, the Family Kingdom Amusement Park is walking distance from the resort.

Here’s why Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach is great for families:

  • Beachfront hotel
  • Kitchens with microwave
  • Free continental breakfast for the whole family
  • There’s an onsite Fitness Center
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet friendly
  • Free airport shuttle
Myrtle Beach boardwalk
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2. Ocean 22, A Hilton Grand Vacations Club Myrtle Beach

2200 North Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 848-0022

The beachfront Ocean 22, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club is situated along Grand Strand with attractions like Broadway at the Beach within two miles. The spacious suites feature amenities such as flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, kitchens, and private balconies.

Amenities for families include a covered, ocean-view pool and a children’s activity center. In addition, guests can enjoy free greens fees to various golf courses when booked within 48 hours of play. This Myrtle Beach family resort also has an onsite restaurant, lobby bar and poolside bar.

Here’s why Ocean 22, a Hilton Grand Vacations Club is great for families:

  • Onsite Marketplace for groceries, Starbucks coffee and grab-and-go bites.
  • Children’’s activity center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Onsite Fitness center

3. Coral Beach Resort

1105 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(800) 314-8060

Situated in the center of Grand Strand, the nearly four-acre oceanfront Coral Beach Resort rates among the best Myrtle Beach family resorts for its spacious rooms and many onsite amenities. All guest rooms and suites have ocean views; some have full kitchens, microwaves and private balconies. 

There’s no shortage of fun with an expansive pool deck, indoor pools, outdoor pools, an oceanfront waterpark and lazy river. Kids will love the Entertainment Zone, which has a bowling alley, arcade games, snack bar and ice cream shop.

Here’s why Coral Beach Resort is great for families:

  • Spacious rooms, some with full kitchens
  • Children’s waterpark
  • Entertainment Zone with bowling alley and games
  • Several onsite restaurants and bars
Murtle Beach shoreline
Photo credit: Visit Myrtle Beach

4. Homewood Suites by Hilton

520 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 848-4700

Homewood Suites by Hilton Oceanfront (formerly called South Bay Inn & Suites), is an oceanfront resort with an indoor water park and many amenities. And its location in the Grand Strand makes it an ideal home-base for a family vacation.

The resort features 242 guest rooms and suites, some with kitchenettes. But the highlight for kids will be the water park. It has two water slides, three hot tubs, a lazy river and a children’s splash pad. In addition, children ages 12 to 16 will have a blast in the arcade and game room.

The resort is situated near the city’s top teen-approved attractions, including the SkyWheel and Boardwalk.

Here’s why Homewood Suites by Hilton is great for families:

  • Free breakfast
  • Indoor water park
  • Hot tubs
  • Game room
  • 24-hour Front Desk service
  • Discounted tickets to many Myrtle Beach attractions
  • In-room dining options

5. Compass Cove Resort

2311 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(888) 435-1363

Compass Cove is a massive oceanfront resort with many accommodation options and family-friendly amenities. Situated near Midway Park, the resort has more than 500 one-, two- and three-bedroom condos.

Families will go wild over all the water features. Swim or relax in six indoor and outdoor pools, three indoor and outdoor lazy rivers, seven hot tubs, water slides and kiddie pools. There’s also a game room for shuffleboard, and air hockey. Onsite restaurants and golf packages round out family fun.

Here’s why Compass Cove is great for families:

  • The oceanfront resort has six pools, a lazy river, water slides, hot tubs, and kiddie pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor grills
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Fire pit

6. Grande Cayman Resort

7200 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(800) 615-3313

From guest rooms to three-bedroom condos, Grand Cayman Resort offers guests the comfort of home. Rooms and amenities vary. Three-bedroom condos have kitchens and laundry facilities.

Families will find a lot to do at the beach resort. There’s an indoor pool, outdoor pools, water slide, hot tubs, lazy river and kiddie pool. In addition, families can engage in friendly competition playing shuffleboard, ping pong and miniature golf.

Grande Cayman Resort also has a variety of restaurants and bars, some onsite and others within walking distance.

Here’s why Grande Cayman Resort is great for families:

  • Three-bedroom condos with private kitchen and washer/dryer
  • Water park, pools, hot tubs, lazy river
  • Fitness center
Dad and son fishing in Myrtle Beach South Carolina
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7. Dunes Village Resort

5200 Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(877) 828-2237

Dunes Village Resort offers families many accommodation options and an onsite indoor water park. The wide array of accommodations include partial ocean views or oceanfront guest rooms and condos. Many condos have full kitchens and washer/dryers. The resort also offers onsite dining.

Chances are your family will spend most of the time in the pools and lazy river. Play volleyball or basketball in the teen pool. Younger kids will find a variety of age-appropriate water features. There are also three whirlpools and water slides.

Here’s why Dunes Village Resort is great for families:

  • Spacious accommodations with adjoining rooms available
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Playground
  • Water park
  • Onsite dining options

8. Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas

3301 Robert M Grissom Pkwy.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 916-8855

Many South Carolina families say that the Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort is their favorite Myrtle Beach hotel. The kid-friendly hotel has spacious one- and two-bedroom vacation villas with full kitchens or kitchenettes, living and dining areas, and washers/dryers.

Outdoor amenities include a poolside bar, pools, a lazy river, miniature golf and Splash Cove waterslides with water features. The Sheraton Broadway also has a 24-hour fitness center and game room.

The resort is a short drive from Broadway at the Beach, Family Kingdom Amusement Park and the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.

Here’s why the Sheraton Broadway Plantation Resort Villas is great for families:

  • Spacious villas with kitchens or kitchenettes, and washers/dryers
  • Pools, lazy river and water slides
  • Game room
  • Onsite dining options
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • No resort fees.

9. Captain’s Quarters Resort

901 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(843) 310-3419

The oceanfront Captain’s Quarters Resort is among the most kid-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach. Families will find a wide range of accommodation options, water features, entertainment and onsite dining.

All accommodations include a refrigerator and microwave, while many suites also come equipped with a stove/oven.

This Myrtle Beach family resort has a variety of indoor and outdoor pools, lazy rivers, five whirlpools and kiddie pools. The top attraction for kids is the oceanfront Shipwreck Lagoon Kids’ Waterpark. Open year-round, the water park has a wrecked pirate ship with water cannons and a pirate figure. Other waterpark features include leaky barrels, mushroom waterfalls, and water-dumping buckets.

More family fun includes the Level 6 Entertainment Center with a bowling alley, arcade games, and more.

Here’s why Captain’s Quarters Resort is great for families:

  • Wide range of accommodations with refrigerator and microwave, some with stove/oven
  • Children’s water park
  • Pools, lazy river, whirlpools
  • Arcade/game room
  • Bowling alley
  • Free WiFi
  • Onsite dining
  • Onsite fitness center

10. Sand Dunes Resort

201 74th Ave N
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
(843) 692-5163

This family resort is located in the Dunes neighborhood in the northern section of Myrtle Beach along the Grand Strand. Sand Dunes Resort offers many accommodation options. Families can choose from fully furnished and decorated one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, suites and villas.

Resort amenities include an onsite outdoor water park, oceanfront outdoor pool and indoor pool. More thrills await in the Family FunZone in the year-round North Shore Family Entertainment Center. There you’ll find arcade games, blacklight mini golf, and an indoor pool and whirlpool for the whole family.

Here’s why Sand Dunes Resort is great for families:

  • Free admission to Sands Resorts Waterpark
  • FamilyFunZone
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Oceanfront dining
  • Guest laundry
  • Exercise room
  • Free Wifi
  • Free parking

11. Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark

2913 S. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577

Families will find accommodation options from oceanfront rooms to spacious suites with high-end amenities. In addition, Crown Reef Beach Resort offers oceanview three-bedroom beach homes with full kitchens, balconies and access to all resort amenities.

This Myrtle Beach family resort is ideal for families who plan to spend a lot of time in the water. Thrill seekers will love the two four-story-tall waterslides. There’s also an oceanfront lazy river and pools in the year-round Myrtle Beach Waterpark. Little ones can play in a silly sub, kiddie slide and buckets of splashing water.

Plus, there’s no shortage of food options and family activities in the Town Center Dining, Entertainment and Fun Zone.

Here’s why Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark is great for families:

  • 15 pools, hot tubs and various water features for the whole family
  • Arcade games in Fun Zone
  • Onsite dining and ice cream shop
  • Fitness center
  • Easy beach access

12. Breakers Resort

2104 N. Ocean Blvd.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
(888) 312-2159

Situated along the Grand Strand, the oceanfront Breakers Resort offers a wide array of accommodations in five unique towers. The resort is an ideal choice for family vacations and golf getaways.

Choose from suites and one-, two-, three -and four-bedroom condos. Amenities include flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, in-room safes and wide balconies to enjoy views of the South Carolina coast.

The oceanfront indoor Cove Waterpark has something for just about everyone in the family. The resort‘s indoor and outdoor water features include a lazy river, hot tubs, indoor pools, outdoor pools and a large sun deck.

Cafes, a full-service restaurant, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream parlor and Starbucks are among dining options. Guests also get free high-speed Internet access and a fitness center.

Here’s why the Breakers Resort is great for families:

  • Variety of accommodation options
  • The indoor Cove Waterpark and resort water features
  • Family games
  • Fitness center
  • Valet parking
Native Angeleno and seasoned travel journalist Mimi Slawoff writes for numerous print and digital publications. She is also the author of Oldest Los Angeles (Reedy Press, 2022). A lifelong world traveler, Mimi is an award-winning journalist who writes about outdoor adventures, cruises, Europe and cultural activities. Mimi has three grown kids and lives with her husband and their dog, Maya, in Los Angeles.
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