Many of the hotel options along the beach look pretty similar. This was our first time to Myrtle Beach, so I can't compare with the other options there, but we were very happy with our stay at Sea Crest. Our room was clean, had a nice view, and offered a full size fridge and freezer, a microwave, and a stove, complete with kitchen sink and dishes to use! The beach and pools were nice, although I wish there were more adult sized pools.. there were not many options for deeper water.. and the lazy river was VERY lazy.. you kind of had to paddle yourself around to get the tube to move.. The location is good, it's just a short walk from the Family Kingdom amusement park.. a bit too far to the boardwalk though.. I would recommend it.. but maybe next time I would personally choose to stay a little bit further north on the strip, closer to the boardwalk, but still close to the amusement park..