I usually visit friends in the Myrtle Beach area every Thanksgiving and always stay at Springmaid hotel. It's right on the beach, the rooms are spacious and have full size refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, etc. All the comforts of home plus the rooms I've stayed in have had balconies overlooking the ocean (not sure if all rooms do, though, check before making a reservation.) The rates are very reasonable in the winter, averaging about $70 per night including taxes. Can't beat it for value. My room rate included a daily breakfast buffet for two-- nothing fancy but a pretty good selection of items including made-to-order omelettes. The hotel has just recently completed a minor renovation of some of the rooms updating the decor a bit. Overall, I'm always very satisfied staying here.