by Kristin Franks
In the heart of Myrtle Beach, this luxurious and distinctive resort provides families with impeccable service and a wide range of family amenities and activities. Relax on the expansive white sand beach, which is just steps away, or take advantage of the many water amenities available. Kids can splash around in the kiddie pool made specifically for them, take a dip in one of the several indoor and outdoor pools or float along the lazy river.
Catering to families of all sizes, this resort offers spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom units with fully equipped kitchens, a washer and dryer, and ocean view balconies with lounge chairs. If that isn’t enough, Myrtle Beach offers families a wide array of nearby activities and attractions to visit. Ranging from miniature golf to amusement parks, dinner shows and boating tours, families will never get bored.
Our Editor Loves
- Steps away from beach
- Family rooms with full kitchens
- Lazy river
- Water Parks
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Kids' Pool
- Onsite Dining
Rooms & Rates
The Anderson's well-appointed oceanfront rooms include spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom suites each with fully equipped kitchens including a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, range/oven, dishwasher and utensils. Private bedrooms, upscale furnishings and posturepedic mattresses and bedding add to these luxurious accommodations.
Fresh towels are provided daily as well as cleaning services. Kids will love playing with the towel animals, which are left on each of the beds. Rooms offer several bed size combinations that are perfect for families including two queen beds, one king and two queen or one king and two doubles. Pull up a chair and relax on the private balcony, offering sweeping ocean views.
Spacious living rooms offer families lots of space to spread out and both the living room and each bedroom features LCD flat-screen TV's. You can find brochures and packets of information, local activities and family attractions in the living room as well as in the main lobby. Units accommodate anywhere from two to 11 people. Request an oceanfront room for the best views.
We stayed in a 3 bedroom and really found it to be more than enough in size for 6 people and a baby. The resort staff goes out of their way to make you feel at home. I would suggest using the valet parking as it is free except for the tip (if you wish to give one). Although it rained and was cold most of the week it was still a very relax full time and we would love to come back. Nothing like falling to sleep listening to the ocean.
This is a great place! We loved every minute! The staff was attentive & friendly!
Our room was fantastic. Great view of the ocean. Convenient parking. Valet parking or self parking, your choice. We can not say enough good things about the staff. They were prompt & took care of all our requests. Resort is 1 mile from boardwalk.
Conveniently located near shopping & restaurants.
With the beach just steps away families can enjoy a relaxing day of sunbathing, sandcastle building or boogie boarding. If you prefer, a variety of other water sports activities are also available including kayaking, surfing, parasailing and boating.
Cool off and splash around in one of the many indoor and outdoor pools this resort has to offer. The seasonal kiddie pool is heated and there are two outdoor pools. Kids and adults will love lounging and playing in the outdoor lazy river.
Lost Mine Miniature Golf
You can't go two blocks in Myrtle Beach without finding a great miniature golf course to entertain your family. Located directly across the street from the Anderson Resort, families can head to the Lost Mine Miniature Golf course to experience this challenging 18-hole adventure. Taking you back to the days of the Gold Rush this course is filled with water towers, streams, mines and winding paths for the ultimate mini golf quest. Free daytime play is offered to hotel guests. Passes are available at the front desk.
Except for the pool bar, the hotel doesn't offer an onsite restaurant or in-room dining services, but there are plenty of nearby dining experience available. It is said you can eat at a different restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner in Myrtle Beach for the next five years and not have to eat at the same place twice -- so you have some variety! Walk out the door and sample what Myrtle Beach has to offer.
The B Bar
Mom and dad can grab a drink on the pool deck at The B Bar, while children will enjoy some of the best Italian ices at Roberto's Italian Ice. Mix and match a variety of flavors to make your own personal concoction.
Magnolia's @ 26th
2605 North Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 843-839-3993
Located directly across the street from the Anderson, Magnolia's offers country style breakfast and lunch buffets. For dinner, families can enjoy a variety of entrees ranging from cheeseburgers and southern style fried chicken to shrimp and scallop plates. A children's plate is available for smaller portions.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
Keep up with your workouts at the onsite fitness center.
If traveling by car suits you, the Anderson Ocean Club offers a parking garage at a daily fee and valet parking is also available.
The Art of Smart Timing
The best time for families to visit Myrtle Beach is during the summer months. With school out and much time to spare families can enjoy all that Myrtle Beach has to offer. After Labor Day, family travel dwindles and golfers flock to Myrtle Beach resorts in search for some of the best courses around. Many of the attractions in the Myrtle Beach area close until Memorial Day, when family travel rises again.
Flying to Myrtle Beach is quick and painless with several well-known carriers flying out of the Myrtle Beach International Airport. Located at the south end of Myrtle Beach the airport is within 20 minutes of all hotels and resorts. Several car rental agencies, taxi's and limo services are available to take you where you need to go.
Local bus service is available by The Coast RTA with transportation to and from major thoroughfares and neighboring towns.
For Mom and Dad
For some rest and relaxation, head to the hotel's full-service day spa for a variety of treatments and services. The Awakening Spa offers rejuvenating treatments including mineral baths, massages, body wraps and facials. Couples mineral baths and massages help relax and unwind muscles side by side.