We have been going to the Myrtle Beach area for over 20 years and have stayed at many many places from North Myrtle Beach and points south.
Nothing beats the tranquility of Garden City Beach and nothing beats the value and location of the Kingfisher Inn. The studio rooms and spacious and have a full kitchen. The 2 BR units are huge.
Best of all, wake to up a beautiful sunrise! This is not a fancy place but the views are worth millions! If you are lucky, you will even see dolphins!
Sam's Corner across the street serves a nice breakfast and still charges only 5¢ for a cup of coffee. The kids love the footlong corn dogs. They are open 24 hours.
The Garden City Pier has live music in the summer. We love to take a walk along the pier and watch the fishermen.
You can also take a short walk along Atlantic Avenue and watch the sun set behind the inlet. Fantastic!