The Hampton Inn at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach South Carolina is a great place to stay. The hotel is not on the beach but it is only a short drive to get to the beach. Even though the hotel is not on the beach doesn't mean you will not have a wonderful time. The hotel is located in the middle in a 350 acre dining, shopping and entertainment complex. There are many famous restaurants that are within walking distance....Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, Hard Rock Cafe, Planet Hollywood and the new KISS Coffeehouse. There is also plenty of entertainment nearby....IMAX Theater, Ripley's Aquarium, Miniature Golf, Nightclubs, Bars and a Carmike Cinema. Opening new in 2007 is The Pavilion Nostalgia Park, here they have nine of the original amusement rides from the old Pavilion Amusement park.
When I stayed at the Hampton Inn I was lucky enough to get a room that overlooked all of the shops, restaurants and the beautiful lake. On certain nights I could look out of my window and see the firework show. The hotel has a free breakfast for its guests. There is an outdoor pool and a fitness center.
If you want to go to the beach but not stay on the beach The Hampton Inn at Broadway at the Beach would be a great place to stay. You could park your car and leave it until it is time for you to leave.