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Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel

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1601 N Ocean Blvd, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 5 in Surfside Beach
Location
4.5
Cleanliness
3.9
Service
4.0
Value
3.6
The Holiday Inn Oceanfront at Surfside Beach is just steps to the sparkling SC coastline. Our guestrooms offer free high-speed internet, a mini-fridge, and a Keurig coffeemaker. The hotel is located 6 miles from the Myrtle Beach Airport (MYR) and close to all activities Myrtle Beach has to offer. Enjoy a day at Broadway at the Beach, get lost in the underwater world at Ripley's Aquarium, or play a round of Golf at one of our many golf courses. Be sure to visit Murrells Inlet, the Seafood Capital of SC, just 5.5 miles south of the hotel. This once quiet fishing town has come alive as visitors walk down The Murrells Inlet MarshWalk in search of great food, fun and music. If your trip includes a bit of business, we offer a 24-hour business center. Our business travelers will find an easy drive to companies like Pepsi-Cola Bottling and Blue Cross Blue Shield. Complete your busy day with a workout in our new 24-hr Fitness Center.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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travelerLittleTownSc wrote a review Jun 11
Summerville, South Carolina191 contributions113 helpful votes
All sea side properties are in a constant battle with salt air. This one is doing well in fighting the "Salt War". Rooms are comfortable and clean, front desk (Dan) are great and as a Diamond Level Guest, made sure he met our expectations. Staff (except for Mr. Apathy at the evening desk) were super and enjoyed their jobs. Now the drinks. Prices are average for the area, except that their idea of a shot glass is a thimble. Funny -- we found that when they poured, they turned their backs to the guest. We are willing to pay a fair price for a fair drink -- careful dear guest, as this isn't the right bar for that. Overall, will go back and stay there. Restaurant is underrated -- great staff and tasty food.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Unquestionably the sea side above the 3rd floor
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, travelerLittleTownSc. Thank you for reviewing your recent getaway here at Holiday Inn Oceanfront! We are so glad Dan took care that you enjoyed your visit and will pass your kind words along to him! We apologize for the drinks you ordered not being very good! We are glad you enjoyed our restaurant and our friendly staff can't wait to welcome you back soon! ~Jessie
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Meme Travels wrote a review Jun 7
Worldwide144 contributions11 helpful votes
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Hotel stay was very nice. Cleaning measures were on point with hand sanitizers stands at every point where hand contact was constantl elevator, front desk outside near pool entrance. Staff friendly and helpful. No housekeeping available due to covid during your stay so getting towels you must go down to service desk to get.which was not a problem for me. Beach towels were available with a sign in sign out sheet. If you want umbrella and chairs for the beach, you have to get in touch with the life guard on duty or you can just claim one that not reserved they will come to you for payment preferably cash. If you use a card it will be a credit card charge of 4.00. Restraunt was not to bad Pricey I thought. Lots of entrainment provided. Karaoke nights.ive DJ at pool and bingo nights. I suggest that if you want Ocean view rooms all even rooms numbers is your goal. Easy access to the beach.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi, Meme Travels! Thank you for this awesome review of your recent getaway with us! We are thrilled you had a wonderful experience with us and glad you enjoyed all our amenities! We can't wait to welcome you all back again soon! ~Jessie
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U1706WFtonis wrote a review May 2022
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I usually don’t give reviews but I’m absolutely appalled by my recent stay here. Not only was the room not up to holiday inn standards that I usually see when I stay at HI’s but the staff was very unfriendly. My room had hairs, cobwebs, and dust. I called to the front desk for someone to rectify the situation. The “supervisor/manager” (not sure of her title- that came made me feel extremely unwelcome, that I was crazy for asking for the areas to be fixed. When I asked her for her manager she said that she was the only one I can speak with. I was shocked. Called down to the front desk for a manager was told there was no one available. I must have been near the housekeeping room because early the next month I heard all of them complaining and whining. Later in the morning I heard a screaming match between a housekeeper and the supervisor/manager from the day before. The bar/restaurant seemed to be missing a lot of their product. Rude bartenders/waitstaff. Noticed a bunch of lights out through out the hallway. Front desk didn’t seem to know what they were talking about. Would say one thing then quickly change the story. Just wasn’t relaxing at all. Not a quiet stay. Way below standards, not just HI standards but any standards. Won’t be returning.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded May 3, 2022
Hi, U1706WFtonis. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed with your stay. Reviews are a great way for us to learn and grow as a team. It looks like we fell short of your expectations. Unfortunately, we have been affected by the same short staffing as the rest of the nation. We hope you can understand and ask you to give us a chance to host you again in the future. ~Jessie
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Joehadenough wrote a review Apr 2022
West Middlesex, Pennsylvania277 contributions95 helpful votes
Paid for a “premium king” room and got the smallest king bed room ever! Most of the hotel is in serious need of an update/ replacement. Saturday evening the pool deck was overrun with unsupervised young kids. At one time there were more to an eight young kids in the hot tub and no adults….no adults even close. Also, hot tub needs a major repair. Would not stay here again. Would seek newer, larger physical plant at a minimum!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Don’t visit here!
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Responded May 2, 2022
Hello Joehadenough, thank you for choosing Holiday Inn Oceanfront and for taking the time to leave some valuable and thoughtful feedback. We are disappointed to hear about the host of other issues you experienced during your stay. We take all of our guests' candid comments to heart so we can always provide an extraordinary experience and we apologize this was not the case during your stay. We will be sure to pass along your comments to our team to address immediately. We hope that one day we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future. ~Jessie
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Barb T wrote a review Mar 2022
Akron, Ohio, United States38 contributions12 helpful votes
This is our second time here off season. Some things to know....Breakfast is not included, but the breakfast in the dining room was Excellent !!!! And for the price, a much better option with a great selection. Food was hot, fruit was fresh, and the view is all windows to the ocean ! Terri was one of our wait staff and she was wonderful. There is no daily maid service. If you want or need clean linens, just ask the front desk and they are very happy to help. You can have them clean your room, just ask. We opted to just get what we needed at the desk. Chris was on our floor daily, and she was very helpful ! The place is older, but it's clean !!! And they are constantly working on keeping it that way. The outdoor pool area was so nice. Plenty of seating, and tables with umbrellas. The hot tub was HOT, we did not use it but many guests enjoyed it while we were there. There is a laundry area with one w/d on the 6th floor. The old tried and true units that work well, 2 drying cycles needed to get your clothes dry. Soap and softener for sale for just a buck a piece at the desk. This hotel is tucked off the main drag in a nice quiet area. Lots of small houses around, and not a lot of traffic, so it was very relaxing. It's also close to any business or shopping or dining you want. We did take a ride to Merrell's Inlet too, just a short distance down the road . There is a beautiful outdoor fire pit also that had lots enjoying it. The pier is being rebuilt now, about a mile down the beach, but we were far enough away to not hear any construction. We walked many miles on that beach, including on a rainy day. It's not crowded with partygoers at least when we were there the week of March 21 - 25. Thanks to everyone there. Great Place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: rooms away from the elevator are quieter, you don't hear the equipment running.
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Responded Mar 28, 2022
Thank you for the awesome review of your stay here at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside, Barb! It truly is our team that makes our property so special. I am glad that everyone took great care of you, and you enjoyed your time with us and your breakfast! We will certainly recognize the individuals that you mentioned. Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback and we can't wait to welcome you back soon! ~Jessie
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Mark C wrote a review Mar 2022
Cleveland, Ohio12 contributions4 helpful votes
The hotel is right on the beach. The location is in an area with less congestion than Myrtle Beach, which is to the north. The bar and restraunt face the Atlantic. The facility is a little run-down, but is still very functional. It appears to have been constructed many years ago. Staff told us that the hotel is extremely full during the warmer months. It has a pool and patio on the ocean side.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: East facing rooms overlook the ocean.
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Responded Mar 17, 2022
Hi, Mark! Thank you for letting us know about your stay here with us! We are very glad you enjoyed your experience here and hope to welcome you back to make more happy memories soon! ~Jessie
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Chris E wrote a review Jan 2022
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I stay at this hotel frequently for work and there are many things that make this place amazing. First of all, the front desk staff are incredible. They are super friendly and helpful with anything you could need. The bar and bartenders are a great asset to the property. The food that the restaurant serves is very good, with a wonderful upscale casual flare. I would recommend this hotel to anyone!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Ocean view rooms are worth it for the sunrises and sunsets!
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Responded Jan 21, 2022
Hi, Chris! Thank you for leaving this awesome review of your recent stays with us at Holiday Inn Oceanfront, and thank you for acknowledging the efforts of our staff. They all work very hard to make sure you have a fun and memorable experience, and we appreciate you letting us know they succeeded. Thank you for your patronage and we look forward to seeing you again very soon! ~Jessie
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Gayla P wrote a review Dec 2021
Hope Mills, North Carolina43 contributions1 helpful vote
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I am giving this four stars simply because when we were packing up our car, but had not officially checked out, the housekeeper was already in our room cleaning it. We had planned to hang out for a little while, but we chose not to after coming back to the room to find her in there. We felt rushed. Other than that, the room/balcony was nice. Beds were comfy. We had a view of the parking lot, which wasn't bad. We could smell everything the restaurant below cooked, because it wafed onto the balcony It smelled delicious, even though we didn't get the chance to sample any of it. We did get stared at a lot. Idk why. I guess we didn't look wealthy as some of the other guests there. It made us feel uncomfortable. The staff was super friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Get there early. Ignore the stares if you're not rich. Keep your do not disturb sign up until you...
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Responded Dec 30, 2021
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent getaway here at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, Desertflower1971! We are very glad you enjoyed our friendly staff and apologize for the housecleaning staff cleaning your room before you checked out. We will be sure to pass this along to our team and hope to welcome you back very soon to show you our improvements! Have a wonderful New Year! ~Jessie
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tjbrad wrote a review Dec 2021
Charleston, South Carolina22 contributions2 helpful votes
The surfside beach Holiday Inn is a hidden gem. We didn't find it until after we had vacationed in MB for several years. The ocean view rooms are a great way to enjoy the ocean. They have a great bar and restaurant so you don't have to leave the hotel except to enjoy the beach. The staff is very friendly and the rooms are very clean. We absolutely love the beds and always have a great night's sleep.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: We love the top floor, ocean view rooms. No one above you and a great view of the ocean.
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Responded Dec 24, 2021
Hello, tjbrad, thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Oceanfront in Surfside Beach and for taking the time to leave some valuable and thoughtful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you were able to experience some incredible views and enjoyed your comfy experience with us! We look forward to seeing you back very soon and wish you a Merry Christmas! ~Jessie
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Cassi G wrote a review Dec 2021
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Every staff member that we met was very friendly and helpful. Traveling with two small children can be stressful but our stay was really fun and relaxing. Beds were comfy. Rooms were clean. Come in with relaxed expectations and you will be pleasantly satisfied. Pay extra for the oceanfront room. Its worth it. Oh and visit Omega Pancake House it is d double d delicious ☺️
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Responded Dec 16, 2021
Hello, 868cassig, thank you for choosing to stay at Holiday Inn Oceanfront and for taking the time to leave some valuable and thoughtful feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you and your family were able to experience some incredible views and enjoyed your experience with our wonderful staff! We look forward to seeing you back very soon! ~Jessie
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PRICE RANGE
$202 - $403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaSurfside Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
133
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Coastal Comics (0.7 miles) and Star Boots (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Omega Pancake House, Bar-B-Que House, and Lazer's Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Surfside Beach.
Are any cleaning services offered at Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Holiday Inn Oceanfront @ Surfside Beach, an IHG Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Myrtle Beach Colored School Museum (7.2 miles) and Charlie's Place (7.8 miles).