Me and about five of my friends are looking for a beachfront hotel in Myrtle Beach for spring break at the end of March. All of us are over 18. We don't really care too much where the hotel is located, as long as it's on or at the very least across from the beach. We have called several and they said if we laid down a $300 deposit we could stay, but most wanted the deposit in cash and I'm a little worried I will never see that money again, no matter how nice we keep the room. Any suggestions for hotels or how to handle security deposits?