Highest reviewed beach hotels in SC in Hilton Head, Pawley's Island, Surfside Beach, Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Charleston, North Myrtle Beach, etc.

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With 2,876 miles of coastline, South Carolina is a beach lovers paradise. People travel from all over the United States and Canada to the Palmetto State to vacation at one of its many lovely beaches. The top coastal destinations include Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island and Charleston.

If you’d like to go to a South Carolina beach and are wondering where a great place to stay might be, you should consider the following hotels. They were the South Carolina Beach Award Winners in the 2021 Best Loved Hotels by Hotels.com. All these hotels had numerous excellent guest reviews and also received the highest guest ratings. And you can use Hotels.com to find the best price for your stay.


Charleston is a beautiful city loaded with history and Southern hospitality and charm. It is also surrounded by beautiful beaches. Vacationers at these beaches can make quick trips into Charleston to take advantage of its historic and ghost tours, upscale shopping and gourmet dining.

Folly Beach

Folly Island has been called a charming and funky beach town with a surf vibe. Surfers and anglers love Folly Beach.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Tides Folly Beach Hotel

Isle Of Palms

Isle of Palms is as lovely as its name. Its Front Beach is open to the public. The family friendly Wild Dunes Resort has a private beach.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Vacation Rentals at Wild Dunes Resort
  • The Palms Oceanfront Hotel

Kiawah Island

Kiawah is said to be one of the best beach destinations for a luxury vacation at the world class resort. Its five golf courses have hosted top level tournaments like the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and more.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • Kiawah Island Golf Resort & Villas

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant has a number of popular beaches and some of the best seafood restaurants on the planet.

Best Loved Beach Hotel

  • The Beach Club at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head is an island famous for its devotion to maintaining as much of its natural beauty as possible. The island is divided into a number of communities. They each have hotels and condominiums available for rent right on the ocean. Each community has its own golf courses with the world famous Harbour Town course located in Sea Pines. Three of the top fifty tennis facilities are located on Hilton Head Island.

Here is our video of our stay at the Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa:

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Marriott’s Barony Beach Club
  • Marriott’s Surfwatch
  • Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
  • Holiday Inn Resort Beach House, an IHG Hotel
  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
  • The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
  • Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa
  • Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach is a beach resort with a boardwalk, rides and arcades. It has many golf courses. It also has theaters with shows that run several times a day and it has been called “East Branson.” Greater Myrtle Beach is a 60 mile long area of beach towns that blend together as you drive down Highway 17.

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • South Bay Inn & Suites
  • Ocean Enclave by Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Jade Tree Cove by Capital Vacations
  • Ocean 22 by Hilton Vacations
  • Marriott’s Oceanwatch at Grande Dunes
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach
  • Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes
  • Anderson Ocean Club & Spa by Oceana Resorts
  • Island Vista Resort
  • Paradise Resort
  • Royale Palm Condominiums
  • Schooner II Beach & Racquet Club
  • Sandy Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • Schooner Beach & Racquet Club by Capital Vacations
  • Holiday Inn At The Pavilion
  • Coral Beach Resort Hotel & Suites
  • Grand Atlantic Ocean Resort
  • Oceans One Resort
  • Grande Shores Ocean Resort
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Resort
  • The Strand – A Boutique Resort
  • Carolina Winds

North Myrtle Beach

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • North Beach Resort & Villas
  • Avista Resort
  • Club Wyndham Ocean Boulevard
  • The Cottages at North Beach Plantation
  • Club Wyndham Towers on the Grove
  • Seaside Resort
  • Towers at North Myrtle Beach
  • Ocean Drive Beach & Golf Resort
  • Prince Resort
  • Beach Cove Resort
  • Best Western Ocean Sands Beach

Surfside Beach

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • Surfside Beach Oceanfront Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel

Pawleys Island

Best Loved Beach Hotels

  • The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn
  • Best Western Pawleys Island