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
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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.
This was the only place available for us using our HILTON GV points. Much smaller rooms & balconies than what we are used to. We understand this is a shared property-not a HGV resort. The 18th floor hallway smells VERY musty, as did our room upon entering. The balconies only fit 2 people on one and 1 on the other. Seem kind of unsafe and way too close to the edge. We were in a side unit. The balconies facing the beach looked bigger & wider. Lacking security! Anyone could walk in any of the doors & stroll onto the elevators no problem. Disliked that big time! ALL staff were VERY friendly & helpful. Just an OK place overall.
We stayed at the Anderson for 5 nights and wish we could have stayed for 10!
To start, we drove down to myrtle beach from Massachusetts. We got into myrtle beach at 11:30am and stopped in at the front desk to see if there was any chance our room was ready a bit early. The room wasn't ready yet but we were given the option to park our car and use the pool, beach, or mini golf and they would call us when it was ready. So we decided to park the car in the garage. Please note that there is an option to have your car Valet parked for you for a fee of $15 per day. We decided not to do that but ita a great option. We went for a walk down to the beach and at 1:00 we got a call that our room was ready! We were so excited! The receptionist instructed us to pull into the area that is under the resort, here they have a group of very helpful gentleman that will help you unload all of
Your belongings onto a cart and bring everything up to the room. I went up to the room with the gentleman that was helping us and my husband went to park the car. He literally unloaded everything into each area of the room for me, (and we had a lot of stuff) and he showed me how to work the washer/dryer, where to find extra bedding for the pull out couch and was just super nice!
Our room was like a little apartment! It has a separate bedroom with a door that shut, a large full bathroom that was equipped with tons of towels and toiletries. The kitchen had a full size fridge, range microwave, coffee maker, dishwasher toaster, blender, coffee mugs, glasses, wine glasses, dishes, bowls, utensils and a wine bottle opener. There were paper towels, doshsoap, a sponge for washing dishes, dishwasher detergent, coffee, creamers and sugar. Also our unit had a stackable washer and dryer (which we used everyday), they provided all the detergent needed and I was able to go down to the lobby to pick up more of anything I needed throughout the stay. Our bedroom had a large closet, dresser and TV. The bed was very comfortable. The living room has the pullout bed which we didn't end up pulling out, our
6 year old just wanted to sleep on it like a couch. She was comfortable
And slept great all week. Our room had a great balcony with an awesome view. We were in room #1114 on the 11th floor. And most importantly the AC cranks! We were cool as cucumbers!
This resort is in a great location, we were 5 min from Broadway at the Beach 15 from barefoot landing and 2 min from the boardwalk. The area immediately in front of the hotel (which is right on the beach) is a great spot that is clean and large and the lifeguards set up an abundance of umbrellas and beach chairs that you can rent. The resort has a walk way to the beach that has a place to hose off all of your feet/shoes/belongings before you head back up to the hotel. We made the mistake however of leaving our shoes down there one morning before heading out onto the sand and when we returned our shoes were gone, so just make sure to keep your belongings with you at all times.
For us the drawback was the pool situation. There a several little pools but they are overcrowded and lots of kids seem to be there unattended. There was a boy carrying a lounge chair from one side of the pool area to the other and he literally dropped the chair onto my 6 year old
Daughters head. We did not even attempt to get into the pool once while there. Kind of a bummer since it did rain a bit and would have been nice to be able to swim for a bit but you literally would have been tackled, run over or worse by some of the guests and their children at the pool. But that has nothing to do with the hotel, they can't change the weather nor can they control the guests. Especially in 2019! Lol.
We did a lot to prepare for this trip that we found worked out really well here's what we did and what we will do or not do next year..
We brought our keurig coffee maker which was a godsend! They do provide coffee but we LOVE our own coffee. We will do this again next year.
We packed a ton of dry food for snacks and sandwiches. We brought ziplock bags and paper plates we will do this again next year.
We brought a cooler full of sandwich meat, drinks, frozen milk, creamer and Oj. This all made it the whole 18 hours it took from when we left our home
In Mass and made it into our room. We will do this again. ***next time we will bring more meat and more dinner type of food so we can cook a few more meals. We will need to bring a pan however since our room did not have a pot/pan/baking dish that we saw. But I guarantee that if we had asked for one the desk would have made it happen for us and gotten us whatever we needed.
Next time we will bring a lot less clothes since the laundry is right in the room. Probably could cut down to 1 suitcase for the three of us honestly.
We did breakfast and lunch in our room everyday and went to dinner every night. We are guessing this saved us probably close to $100 a day. We will do this again next year.
We will also bring a big pot for boiling crab legs along with the crab leg utensils. There are a bunch of fish markets to buy from.
There are grocery stores 5-10 minutes from this hotel which is awesome. Costco is 18 minutes from there.
Important to note before packing up the car, don't bother bringing a big beach tent or even a little one for your child as they are not allowed on the beach. They said you could not have alcohol on the beach but everyone seeemed to be enjoying a few beers without anyone saying anything to them about it. They do not allow floats in the water or tubes. Boogie boards were fine tho.
Fun thing to do is find shark teeth. If you happen to
Find one you like you can go to the gay dolphin and they will make it a necklace for you for $10.
Pizza places will deliver right to your room. We did this our first night.
Mini golf is free til 7 across the street.
They give you a free water park pass for your little ones. We didn't do that this week tho.
We had dinner at Pier 14, wicked tuna, the flying fish, and landshark restaurant. All excellent places to eat!
Hope this review is helpful! We can't wait to go back!
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.