Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a textbook family-friendly destination offering visitors gorgeous beaches along a 60-mile stretch of coastline, tremendous shopping options, and all the attractions of a well-enjoyed vacation — mini-golf, anyone? Folks who want to bring their dog (and occasionally cat) along for a getaway need to track down pet friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach. While there are plenty, they vary in amenities, fees, and allowances.
So where to stay in Myrtle Beach if you have a furry friend in tow? You’re in luck if your pup enjoys the sand, as most of the properties on this list are right on the beach. Obviously, price as well as dog size and weight restrictions are typically top of mind, but if your pup fits the bill, you can focus on what entertainment is nearby – whether for you and your human companions or a dog park or outdoor shopping plaza that welcomes pooches. There’s even a resort with an onsite day spa for your dog, so they, too, can be spoiled while you work on a suntan.
Note: Make sure to call each hotel or visit their website in order to obtain the most up-to-date rates. Estimated room rates might exclude a 13% local tax.
Is Myrtle Beach Pet Friendly?
Where there’s sun and sand, you’re bound to find some four-legged ball-chasers taking advantage of the elements. Myrtle Beach is welcoming to dogs, but there are restrictions.
- Public: Dogs must be leashed at all times in public in Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach.
- Myrtle Beach: From Labor Day to April 30, dogs are allowed on the beach any time of day. May 1 through Labor Day, they’re prohibited on the beach from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- North Myrtle Beach: Dogs are allowed on the beach from September 16 through May 14. They’re prohibited from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 15 through September 15.
However, there are pet-friendly areas year-round like Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle, which welcomes dogs to join their pet parents for dining, shopping, and strolling along the Intracoastal Waterway. Boutiques like Faux Paws cater to the pampered pooch, and restaurants such as River City Café or Bully’s Pub and Grill have patios that welcome four-legged customers — as do a variety of other dining venues around all of Myrtle Beach.
When it comes to cats, there are very few hotels that will accommodate feline visitors (only one on this list). If you’re staying with a kitty in Myrtle Beach, it might be helpful to consider a pet-friendly vacation rental instead.
For location and amenities, these are the best pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach.
Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Address: 2710 North Ocean Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Bring your furry companions for some fun in the sun at this oceanfront, pet-friendly hotel in Myrtle Beach, part of the Oceana Resorts family of hotels.
The Patricia Grand offers pet parents amenities like an indoor pool, a heated ocean-view pool, and a lazy river. Only dogs are allowed (no cats or other pets), though large breeds, such as Boxers, Cane Corsos, or Alaskan Malamutes, are not permitted.
But for the pooches that make the cut, a furry family vacation awaits at this resort, which is near local beaches where pups can play. Less than a mile north of the hotel is public beach access at 40th Avenue, and the waterfront Bummz Beach Cafe has a pet-friendly patio that’s just a 13-minute walk away.
The hotel allows up to two dogs of 20 lbs each for $20 plus tax per dog, per night in select standard rooms or efficiencies.
*Each room/suite is individually owned, so prices will vary accordingly
Address: 3200 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Set on 27 acres at the south end of Ocean Boulevard is the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Myrtle Beach Oceanfront. This pet-friendly hotel is situated right next to Myrtle Beach State Park and the Springmaid Pier, known for its fishing. Golf packages are available to book, pairing a stay with rounds at Whispering Pines and Prestwick Country Club courses.
When the humans aren’t fishing, golfing, or enjoying the hotel pools and bars, they can take their canine companions for a walk. A short drive just 10 miles down the road is the Murells Inlet Marsh Walk — a half-mile wooden boardwalk and a great place to bring the dog, with pet-friendly dining options (like the unfortunately named Dead Dog Saloon), live music, and even walking ghost tours. It’s rumored that here is where many famous pirates stashed their booty.
An even better treasure is the year-round, dog-friendly Huntington Beach State Park, which has plenty of space for dogs to roam at its southern expanse of the beach.
This oceanfront property welcomes large dogs up to 150 lbs each to stay for $75 per dog, per night. Reserving a pet-friendly room requires a $75 non-refundable fee.
Address: 1561 21st Avenue, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
When it comes to Myrtle Beach pet-friendly hotels that are a little more affordable, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham is a budget-friendly chain that’s welcoming to domestic pets, so both cats and dogs can join you on your trip. If staying with a cat, litter boxes must be provided by the guest.
There are three La Quintas between Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach, but we’ve chosen the Broadway location for this roundup. Located just 0.5 miles away is Broadway at the Beach, a lively shopping and entertainment spot featuring a variety of stores, restaurants, and more. Be aware that on select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year, fireworks displays are held here, and your sweet pup might not enjoy the show.
Also in this area is Pelicans Ballpark, home of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Dogs are typically not permitted here, but they do host a Bark in the Park event once a year when you can bring your furry friend to enjoy a game. Plus, just a 6-minute drive from this La Quinta is the New Town Barc Parc, Myrtle Beach’s newest dog park that’s perfect for letting your pup romp around.
Up to two furry friends are allowed to stay with you for $20 per night, up to a maximum of $40 per stay, per room. Don’t forget to confirm that the weight of your dog is acceptable when you call to book!
Address: 2601 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Another budget option at the south end of Ocean Avenue in Myrtle Beach is the Vancouver Motel, offering respite for overnighting dogs and their pet parents. Available at the motel are pet relief areas with waste stations offering up baggies and trash bins. There’s a picnic area with barbecues on the grounds, which makes it possible to spend a night grilling with your best bud.
At this motel, you’re just two minutes from the beach for a shoreside stroll, or a 15-minute drive from the Tanger Outlets of Myrtle Beach, which is an open-air shopping center where your pup is welcome to walk in public areas (but not head into any of the shops).
The Vancouver welcomes dogs only, and fees can vary depending on the length of your stay. Be sure to call the motel directly for more information.
Address: 2801 South Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
The Red Roof Inn at Market Common is a dog-friendly hotel in Myrtle Beach located just 5 miles from the airport and less than 2 miles from public beaches and Myrtle Beach State Park.
The namesake Market Common is a shopping center with over 30 stores and boutiques together with a bowling alley, movie theater, and most importantly, a day spa. For pups, the Barc Parc South dog park is located just outside Market Common; it’s one of the largest in the region and includes plenty of space for your pup to roam.
There are no resort fees for staying at the Red Roof Inn, and your dog is also in luck because there are no pet fees, either. Just one dog per room is allowed, and pooches up to 80 lbs are welcome. A picnic area makes casual, al fresco meals with your fur baby a possibility.
Address: 1811 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Among the many chain hotels in the Myrtle Beach area is the Viking, a pet-friendly motel along the city’s iconic Ocean Boulevard and close to Cancun Lagoon Adventure Golf and the beach.
An outdoor pool with an additional kiddie pool keeps families happy, while a private dog-walking area across from the motel will accommodate the furry members of the family. If you want a little more space for your pup to run free, The Viking is just a quick drive from Barc Parc South and New Town Barc Parc.
This budget property is well located and charges $15 per night per pet, for a maximum of two pets up to 100 lbs each. A $50 plus tax cleaning fee is also required for each stay with a pet in tow. The Viking Ocean Front Motel offers a 10% discount to anyone who has served in the military.
Address: 710 Frontage Road East, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you’re looking for something that’s near but not right on the beach, the Comfort Suites of Myrtle Beach on Frontage Road is a great pet-friendly option that’s close to major highways 17 and 501, a mile from kid-friendly Myrtle Waves Water Park, and 2.5 miles from Medieval Times.
Just a 4-minute drive away is TBonz Gill & Grill, a relaxed steakhouse with a dog-friendly patio. Plus, the Comfort Suites is conveniently located close to all three of the Barc Parcs – about 10 minutes from North and South and just 4 from New Town.
Pets are welcome at the Comfort Suites for $30 per animal per day, up to a maximum expense of $100 in pet fees per stay at the Comfort Suites. Food and water bowls are provided upon request.
Address: 415 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Westgate is a full-service property with beachfront access along the Atlantic. Nothing is that far from the centrally located, pet-friendly resort, with the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and Promenade (featuring the 8th Ave Tiki Bar and Grill, which welcomes dogs) just a mile away or a leisurely 20-minute walk along South Ocean Boulevard.
New Town Barc Park is less than a mile away, and Hibben Memorial Park is a 10-mile drive north, offering serene stretches of sand near Apache Pier and a place to bring wagging tails — but only during Myrtle Beach approved hours.
Back at Westgate, up to two dogs are allowed with a combined total weight of no more than 60 lbs. Additionally, dogs can be no taller or longer than 36 inches.
A non-refundable fee of $150 is charged per any reservation made with a pet guest, and those taking part in Westgate’s loyalty membership program receive a 10% discount.
Address: 1905 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
If you’re looking for a Myrtle Beach stay where your pooch is probably more pampered than you are, the Ocean Park Resort is one of the most pet-friendly accommodations in the area.
It not only welcomes dogs to stay, but also invites you to bring your pup for an afternoon at the onsite doggie day spa. FURology Paw Spa and Retreat offers a variety of grooming packages or short-term daycare options so you can experience some non-animal-friendly activities knowing your pup is happily taken care of.
After you and your fur baby enjoy a day of self-care, retreat to one of Ocean Park’s dog-friendly rooms, which accommodate up to two dogs weighing 40 lbs each, at $20 per day. Included in that rate are a welcome gift for your pup, an onsite pet relief area, and direct beach access for morning and evening walks.
*Each room/suite is individually owned, so prices will vary accordingly
Address: 2605 South Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
Last on our list of pet-friendly hotels in Myrtle Beach is the Residence Inn by Marriott – an all-suites oceanfront property with free breakfast, a heated pool, and a fitness center.
The hotel is 2 miles from Myrtle Beach State Park and Barc Parc South dog park, giving you options when it comes to walking with your canine companion. Then reward yourself — and your pup — with a meal at a pet-friendly restaurant nearby like Tupelo Honey, which has a patio welcoming to dogs and even a mutt-specific menu on offer.
Dogs up to 75 lbs are allowed at the Residence Inn for a flat, nonrefundable $150 fee.
Tips for Traveling to Myrtle Beach With Your Pet
Myrtle Beach is a warm-weather resort destination, and doggie tourists are expected to be on their best behavior. Leashes are strictly enforced in all public areas, and dogs are only allowed on the beach or boardwalk in the summer before 10 a.m. or after 5 p.m. (Reminder: If you take your trip after Labor Day, your pup can be part of the boardwalk action all day long.)
Because of the beach restrictions, it might make sense to make sure you are at a hotel or motel located close to one of the city’s three main dog parks – the aforementioned “Barc Parcs” — especially if you don’t have a car. Just make sure your pup is spayed/neutered and up to date with their vaccinations if you plan on heading to any of the Barc Parcs.Like with any kids, your fur babies will need plenty of water, shade, and protection from the sun throughout the day. Be aware of high temperatures that could make pavement too hot for doggie paws. Most hotels and motels on this list recommend a crate or carrier for your dog so they stay safe and secure in the room if you need to leave them alone — which should only be for a few moments, tops. Never leave your pet in a hot car under any circumstance.