The Inlet Sports Lodge

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Myrtle Beach, SC (2024 Updated)

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Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Same-sex sexual activity is legal in South CarolinaSame-sex couples and families headed by same-sex couples are eligible for all of the protections available to opposite-sex married couples. However, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity is not banned statewide.
Myrtle Beach has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as St George Pulse and Ultra Club are  the most famous gay friendly bars in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Myrtle Beach, a city and vacation resort on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast, is the hub of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s also known for its celebrity-designed golf courses. Along its beachfront boardwalk are arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom amusement park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels.

 Top attractions to visit in Myrtle Beach

1. South Bay Inn & Suites 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach

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hotels near gay dolphin myrtle beach

Set along the boardwalk on Myrtle Beach, SOUTH BAY INN & SUITES is an oceanfront property that provides a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and rooms with free WiFi access. 1.2 miles from Myrtle Beach Convention Center, the hotel features a fitness centre and a terrace.

At the hotel, every room comes with a balcony with a city, coastline, or Atlantic Ocean view. Every accommodation has a private bathroom with a bath and free toiletries. The rooms come with a 49-inch flat-screen TV with cable channels. Suites include a kitchenette.

A sun deck is at guests’ disposal at SOUTH BAY INN & SUITES.

Facing the Atlantic Ocean along Myrtle Beach, this relaxed hotel is an 11-minute walk from the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. It’s 3 miles from both the Hollywood Wax Museum Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach International Airport.

Featuring city or ocean views, the bright, airy rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas, balconies, microwaves and mini fridges. The 1- to 2-bedroom suites add sofabeds and kitchenettes. Room service is available.

Breakfast and parking are complimentary. There’s an indoor water park, plus a gym and a game room. Dining options include an oceanfront restaurant, a poolside bar and a coffee shop.

Myrtle Beach’s newest oceanfront resort, located along the famed Grand Strand Boardwalk in the heart of Myrtle Beach, features 242 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Beautiful ocean views, and a wide variety of amenities including a fun, exciting indoor water slides, lazy river, 3 hot tubs.

Our room was amazing – clean and huge and beautifully appointed. We really enjoyed the pool area. The indoor slides were a real treat, and the lazy river, hot tubs and pool were just the right temperature for December.

The location is perfect as well. It is within walking distance of great restaurants and the strip. We loved the boardwalk path that is perfect for walking and biking.

Pros: The breakfast and breakfast staff were fantastic! Dee, A.J. And Shonta were a bright start to my morning. Super enthusiastic, friendly, fun and professional. The water park is awesome! This was a short weekend trip for me and my daughter and she absolutely loved the indoor pools, and I enjoyed the hot tub. We stayed in an ocean view king suite and it was beautiful. Beds and furniture are very comfortable, very spacious living area and bathroom is large as well. You also can’t beat that view in the morning!

Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach

How much does a room costs at South Bay Inn & Suites?

Prices start 142$/night for Cityview King Suite. The Queen Suite with Sea View  is  183$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

A sofa bed is provided.

Where to book online – South Bay Inn & Suites –  Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach SC – you can find the best hotels deals in Myrtle Beach SC during Sun Fun Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Myrtle Beach SC on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Anderson Ocean Club and Spa 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach

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Just 5 minutes’ drive from central Myrtle Beach, this hotel is located directly on the shore. Features include 2 outdoor pools, a lazy river, and a full service day spa.

A washing machine, a fully equipped kitchen and ironing facilities are included in all rooms at Anderson Ocean Club and Spa. Flat-screen cable TV and high speed internet are also provided.

A fitness centre, a sun terrace and beach front access are offered at the Anderson Ocean Club and Spa. A 24-hour reception and valet parking are also available. The on-site Awakening Spa offers a variety of massages and full-body treatments.

B Bar is located on the pool deck of the hotel. It offers a bar menu and specialty cocktails. B Bar is open seasonally.

Set alongside Myrtle Beach, this classic, all-condo resort is 1.9 miles from Broadway at the Beach and 2.4 miles from golf at Pine Lakes Country Club.

The modest studios feature traditional decor and offer flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, plus washer/dryers, and kitchens with dishwashers. They also have dining areas, balconies and/or ocean views. The 1- to 3-bedroom units add sitting rooms with pull-out couches and/or wall beds.

The daily resort fee includes amenities such as a business center, parking, and use of indoor and outdoor pools, a lazy river, mini-golf and an exercise room. There’s also a spa (fee) and a seasonal poolside bar.

We feature luxurious studios, one-, two- and three bedroom suites with convenient amenities including a full kitchen and washer/dryer. Resort amenities feature a day spa, fitness center, indoor & outdoor pools, lazy river, hot tub, and oceanfront bar. Our full service spa offers massages, facials, men’s spa services and more. Close to many nationally recognized golf courses, restaurants and area attractions.

The room was just like the pictures, not the “deluxe” versions that appear to have been remodeled. This room had the older, heavier furniture and carpet but it was fine. New TVs in both rooms – a little strange that the TV in the bedroom is on the dresser blocking the mirror, but maybe a wall mount is on order. Great garden tub with jets, and it tested clean! (Always run our tub jets with a full tub of clear water first, just to be sure.)

Kitchen was adequate – brought some of our own utensils but would have been fine without. Quality towels and linens. Lots of good pillows on the bed. Springs on the bed and furniture felt well-used but overall it was a well-appointed room with a couple small maintenance items I didn’t bother to mention until checkout.

This resort has everything you need for a wonderful beach vacation. The views are great, the beach is beautiful. The staff is helpful and attentive. We had a 1 bedroom suite that has a washer and dryer ad full kitchen. Spacious balcony for watching the sunrise every morning.

The location is perfect, the front desk is very helpful, and the property is well-maintained. Valet parking is very convenient and worth the splurge – someone is always there. The rooms are very nice – full kitchen in ours, and you can’t beat the view. The pools are nice (one is converted to an indoor pool in the winter), and they have room service. This is one of my favorite hotels in Myrtle Beach.

Bar: nice, drinks were good. The staff, Russian ladies, one in training, who were nice.

Pool and jacuzzi: a little dirty. Didn’t actually get in due to cleanliness and proximity to the beach. Just went down the hill to the beach.

Concierge: the text option with concierge is a nice touch. A little impersonal but nice to get help with questions and food reservation decisions which they provide then offer us to make reservations via opentable unlike ‘old times’ where they make the reservations for the guest.

Room staff: absolutely amazing, they ensured that we had towels, dish detergent and made sure the trash was cleared from the room each day.

Front desk staff: nice, knowledgeable, to the point. We did arrive early (noon). Flight out was late during the week day but sadly they were not able accommodate a later than noon check out. Nicely they were able to hold out luggage throughout the day to retrieve upon leaving.

Perks: hotel is close to a lot of restaurants, stores and grocery stores. It is a beach front property. We were able to take an uber from the airport for approximately $15 not including tip.

Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach

How much does a room costs at Anderson Ocean Club and Spa?

Prices start 174$/night for Studio with Ocean View. The One-Bedroom Suite – Ocean Frontis 182$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite features:
– a private oceanfront balcony – a separate seating area with a sofa bed – a fully equipped kitchen – 2 flat-screen cable TVs – 2 queen-size beds From Memorial Day through Labor Day guests will receive complimentary daily passes for admission to Myrtle Waves Water Park

Where to book online – Anderson Ocean Club and Spa –  Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach SC – you can find the best hotels deals in Myrtle Beach SC during Sun Fun Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Myrtle Beach SC on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Inlet Sports Lodge 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach South Carolina

The Inlet Sports Lodge
The Inlet Sports Lodge

Located in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, this hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and an on-site restaurant. Rooms feature free WiFi access and the hotel is 9 minutes’ drive from the beach.

A microwave, refrigerator, and coffee machine come standard in each room at The Inlet Sports Lodge. A cable TV, an iPod docking station, and a telephone are also provided. Each private bathroom includes a hairdryer.

A continental breakfast is offered daily at The Inlet Sports Lodge. Barbecue facilities, meeting facilities, and a 24-hour reception are available to guests at Murrells Inlet Sports Lodge. Other facilities include laundry facilities and a vending machine.

This upscale hotel is 2.9 miles from Huntington Beach State Park and 6.8 miles from Litchfield Beach.

Traditional rooms feature pine floors and granite countertops. All have pull-out sofas, kitchenettes and rainfall showerheads, plus free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Suites add extra bedrooms and bathrooms.

Free perks consist of parking and continental breakfast, plus fish and sports equipment storage. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a courtyard and a grill, plus a business center, a restaurant and a bar.

We are a boutique hotel in the heart of Murrells Inlet, seafood capital of South Carolina, catering to outdoor enthusiasts, golf lovers, fisherman or anyone looking to relax. We offer Deluxe Studio and Luxury Suite Accommodations.
Our standard Deluxe Studios feature a full kitchenette with standard refrigerator with icemaker, microwave, dishwasher, coffee pot and two-top burner stove, as well as versatile King or 2 extra-long pillow top Twin bedding and a custom Queen Sleeper Sofa Bed. Bathrooms are equipped with showers that have 4 massaging body jets. Our Luxury Suite consists of the standard Deluxe Studio room plus an adjoining room with optional King or extra- long pillow top twin bedding, regular sofa, bathroom with 4 massaging body jets, microwave, mini fridge, coffee pot and ice bucket.
All rooms feature granite countertops as well as pine hardwood floors. On-site we have an award winning restaurant and bar Bliss, room service, meeting room, business center, outdoor courtyard and Widow’s Walk roof top view/sitting area. We are 1 mile south of the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk Marina, watersports, dining & nightlife, and 3 miles north of Brookgreen Gardens & Huntington Beach State Park.
Our room at the Lodge was spacious, well appointed, quiet and comfortable. There is a full kitchen including a large refrigerator, ceramic range, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, sink and granite counter tops.
The shower is excellent, but a bit complicated and that’s why instructions are provided. The sink is a designer style sink, which I thought was a little harder to use than a standard sink.

The king size bed and pillows were comfortable but not outstanding.

And finally, the pool is very small, but perfect for sitting around enjoying an afternoon. There is a well stocked bar (and restaurant, Costa) within 10 feet of the pool.

All in all, the Sports Lodge is really a very nice place to stay in Murrells Inlet and we look forward to revisiting it one day.

he Sports Lodge is located on the quiet 17 business route surrounded by trees. That first impression delighted me. The front desk staff was friendly, professional and helpful.

I headed up to my room on the third floor and was surprised at how spacious and clean it was. There’s a small kitchenette with a coffee maker. I mostly used just the refrigerator and coffee maker. Lots of closet space to stash my three days worth of clothing. The bathroom is everything I dream of in a hotel room. Space to lay out my toiletries, cosmetics and hair appliances. Super, squeaky clean.The bed was very comfortable with enough pillows to prop me up in bed to watch TV. Nice.

There is a lovely continental breakfast with enough choices to satisfy any guest. The coffee was especially good. The breakfast room itself was furnished with round, wood tables. So much nicer than the formica top tables of other hotels.

The hotel altogether was lovely and, with the interior courtyard and small pool, made for a nice break from the busier areas. The staff was friendly and very helpful- especially the young woman who was the housekeeper during the duration of our stay. All told it was a wonderful visit.

The outdoor areas around the interior courtyard were particularly nice for unwinding after a day at the beach, and we spent a couple of late evenings up on the open air widow’s walk, enjoying a glass of wine and a cigar. The staff was friendly and efficient, and there weren’t many other lodgers there during our stay, being after the season and after school was back in session.

Even though the hotel is located on the main thoroughfare, it’s located in a predominantly residential, and therefore quiet, neighborhood. The accompanying photo of the large tree with a lot of spanish moss dangling from it was taken from the third floor in the rear of the hotel. The attached restaurant, Bliss, is right next door, but we did not try it.

We highly recommend The Inlet Sports Lodge for your Murrells Inlet stay. It offers quality lodging, home away from home comfort, and a great value.

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gay friendly hotels in myrtle beach sc

How much does a room costs at The Inlet Sports Lodge?

Prices start 125$/night for Deluxe Studio.

This studio has a seating area with a sofa, a cable TV, and an iPod docking station. A microwave and refrigerator are also included.

Where to book online – The Inlet Sports Lodge –  Gay Friendly Hotels Myrtle Beach SC – you can find the best hotels deals in Myrtle Beach SC during Sun Fun Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Myrtle Beach SC on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.