We just returned from a 10 day stay in one of the luxury cabins. I was a good price at $160 a night. There was one bedroom with a double bed and bunk beds as well as a futon in the livingroom. The futon was very uncomfortable to sit on - I can't imagine how it was to sleep on. The kitchen was fine, but note there was not a stove, just a stove top on the counter. It was air conditioned (which was lovely in the heat and humidity of August). Beware of ants. You won't be able to leave any food out. My 5 year old left a few fruit loops out and we were infested with ants a few hours later.
I must advise anyone considering staying in the luxury cabins, that linens and towels are provided as are dishes, but beware we found the kitchen seriously lacking. We had eating utensils, plates, bowls, mugs and cups, one paring knife, one small pot and one frying pan and that was all. When we arrived we went to the nearby dollar store and invested in a spatula, a wooden spoon, a corkscrew, a can opener, a large mixing bowl, a large knife and a strainer. We also bought a large pasta pot and clothes hangers as they provide you with a rail but not hangers or any other kind of storage. We left everything except the large pot (which was expensive) in the cabin, so hopefully the next person will be a little better off.
I stayed at this campground every year as a kid and was looking forward to my kids enjoying it as much as I did. I found on this trip that there were not many kids around at all and most of the sites were empty, they filled up slightly on the weekends but generally the campground was very quiet.
There is a golf cart ride available to the beach, which was helpful with all our beach things, but after a few days we found (and preferred) driving to the Myrtle beach state park for the day. Although you have to pay to use the park ($5 per adult and $3 for kids, under 5 are free), we much preferred this beach to any of the others we tried. There were bathroom facilities, shadded picnic areas and a store by the pier. There is also a nature center you can visit with your admission fee.
We also tried out Surfside Beach which was also a better beach. At high tide there is only a few feet of sand, but a low tide the beach is really large. There are washrooms available and lifeguards as well, but you do need to search for (and pay) metered parking.
Overall the campground was clean and tidy. There were not many activities for the kids. We tagged along to a few and there were usually only a handful of kids there (5 ish) . As mentioned before there are pools and a splash pad. Both are fine and acceptable.
It was a good visit to Myrtle Beach and I had a good time, but next time I would try a different accomodation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You simply won't find a better kamping location in this vacation mecca than the Myrtle Beach KOA. Established more than 40 years ago, it's now in the heart of this coastal city's myriad attractions--within walking distance of an amusement/water park, numerous miniature golf courses, restaurants and dazzling sand beaches. Live music theaters, countless restaurants, NASCAR SpeedPark, Broadway at the Beach, more than 100 golf courses and the new Myrtle Beach Oceanfront Boardwalk & Promenade are nearby. Stay and enjoy KOA's activities and new splash pad and soak up rays by the pool. Or you can take advantage of KOA's new beach shuttle. With all that convenience, you'll be delightfully surprised by the kampground's setting with shady sites scattered among mature trees. Kamping Kabins, Lodges and Park Homes also are available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Myrtle Beach Koa Kampground Hotel Myrtle Beach