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Small Family Owned Motels In Myrtle Beach

Do you have a yearning to stay at a little mom-and-pop, less expensive inn while vacationing in the Grand Strand? The little family owned places are down to a handful in both Myrtle and North Myrtle Beach, but there are a few. And the good thing is, most of them are PET FRIENDLY HOTELS! In Myrtle Beach, finding a place that accepts cats, dogs, and even smokers is getting to be a task. Often, you might even be better off to just come on down and ride down the boulevard to find one.

Small Motel Problems

The trick may be to stick to family-owned hotels. Unfortunately there are some that are owned by foreign interests, and they can be a a nightmare. One of the most important things about old accommodations is cleanliness, and it's a chore to keep an old place painted, free of bugs and (WARNING) "Bed Bugs", fleas and odor if pets are allowed, and maybe most important of all, security. It has always been a problem everywhere, and when you are dealing with an actual KEY entry lock, the danger of criminals keeping room keys to return later and steal your belongings is a very real danger. Large, updated hotels now have magnetic key-card locks, which virtually eliminated the possibility of this happening. The small, less expensive motel is probably going to hand you a real key to enter your cute little room.

In the old days, the local hospitality association coordinated bringing in large bus-loads of house-keeping crews from nearby rural and island populations. They were paid minimum wage, worked about 6 hours a day, and the hotels shared the expense of transport. Our state Labor and Unemployment was even set up to automatically put the maids on "lay-off" status through the winter months. Everything was done with a minimum of fuss and bother, the hotels again shared the expense, and it ran smoothly. This no longer applies...

The larger resorts are open year round. Demands for excellent cleaning service are vital, so they usually have a large staff of full-time housecleaners, with an inspector, personnel division, and bonding. In North Myrtle Beach, some places import Jamaican women in for the summer and provide them with dormitory-like housing for the season. So the point is, the support service for small family owned hotels is no longer available. This means either the family cleans the rooms, or perhaps they have a handful of local people they employ to do so. The quality of service may not be what the larger hotels provide. This being said, there are still some that are clean, bug-free, and highly recommended by vacationers that often return year after year. You just have to be careful.

Blockade Runner Hotel in North Myrtle Beach

Here's a list of small mom and pop or family owned hotels that you should be able to count on below:

Small Hotels in Myrtle Beach

The Vancouver Hotel
2601 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-4331
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Super 8 Motel Myrtle Beach
1100 South Ocean Blvd
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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Palace Resort
1605 South Ocean Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-4300 (800) 334-1397
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North Myrtle Beach Small Hotels

The Blockade Runner
1910 North Ocean Blvd
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
(843) 249-3561
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We will add to this list as we find other small family owned motels. Please feel free to contact us and recommend one!