Situated on a quarter-mile stretch of Atlantic shoreline, the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton, Myrtle Beach Oceanfront, which rests at the south end of Myrtle Beach’s Ocean Boulevard, has just completed a resort-wide renovation project. Surrounded by a gorgeous ocean setting, the reimagined resort now boasts a new main building that houses the new lobby area and guest registration, the Ocean Blue Restaurant and Lounge, as well as a new “grab & go” market.
Guestrooms in both the Live Oak and Palmetto Towers were also renovated, with all 452 oceanfront accommodations now featuring 40-inch HDTVs, DoubleTree’s signature Sweet Dreams bedding, mini-fridge, microwave and private balcony with outdoor seating. Outfitted with new ebony wood furnishings, the rooms are dressed in a fresh palette of ocean blues and cool grey, creating a contemporary coastal design with clean lines and practical appeal.
In the F&B space, the Ocean Blue Restaurant, offering stunning views as well as indoor and outdoor seating, pays homage to Southern cuisine with comfort foods such as buttermilk fried chicken and slow-grilled BBQ ribs, as well as seasonal seafood and grilled meats. For after-hours, Ocean Blue Lounge features a bourbon- and rum-centric bar, with handcrafted cocktails with fresh ingredients, as well as light bites and traditional appetizers.
This summer, an all-new pool bar and grill will open waterfront, serving classic summer pool fare, frozen drinks and cocktails, ice cream novelties and made-to-order snow cones, while guests will have the opportunity to cruise the strip on bicycles, available on a first-come, first-served basis (the first two hours of bike usage is complimentary and includes a helmet and lock, with a $9 hourly charge after the initial two hours).
The resort has partnered with Founders Group International to offer overnight guests golf privileges at an additional 22 courses, bringing the total number of concierge courses of play available to 27. Among the additional area golf courses where guests now enjoy playing privileges are:
- Known as the Granddaddy, Pine Lakes was the first golf course to open in Myrtle Beach in 1927.
- Located just 15 miles south of the hotel, Pawleys Plantation is one of the most difficult courses along the Grand Strand, but is also one of the most scenic, with amazing views of the marsh.
- A Jack Nicklaus-designed course, Long Bay Golf Club blends East and West Coast play, starting with the environment where dogwoods, pines and maples line the course and crystal-blue streams cut through several holes.
- The high bluff setting at the award-winning Grand Dunes Resort Club provides spectacular views of the Intracoastal.
- A hidden gem, Indian Wells Golf Club was built in the tradition of U.S. Open-style courses.
For families, there’s everything from unlimited 18-hole mini-golf and oversized yard games such as Connect Four, Jenga and Chess, to oceanfront volleyball, bocce ball and corn hole. From June through August, tailor-made activities from the resort’s recreation department also include shark tooth hunts, creative crafts, dive-in movie nights and even beach clean-ups and other activities designed to give back to the community. Or, guests can dive into one of the six swimming pools, get some R&R while on the two lazy rivers or along a quarter-mile stretch of private beach, or reserve a private pool cabana for the VIP treatment.
For more information, visit myrtlebeachresort.doubletreebyhilton.com.