Located about a 6-minute walk from the waterfront and a 9-minute drive from Myrtle Beach's city centre, La Quinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach at 48th Avenue is geared towards travellers who require a pet-friendly hotel with a free breakfast and an outdoor pool near the waterfront.
Each of this hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a wet bar, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are offered.
Hotel amenities include an outdoor pool, a business centre, guest laundry, a free breakfast and free parking. Up to two pets of any size are permitted per room, free of charge.
Broadway at the Beach and Ripley's Aquarium are both about a 7-minute drive away, while Family Kingdom can be found 9 minutes away by car. Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is roughly a 15-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, up to 2 pets/room stay free, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 28, 2013)
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's staff, rates, rooms and breakfast.
The hotel's staff were the source of many compliments by reviewers. They were found to be accommodating, friendly, efficient and helpful with directions and recommendations.
Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They described them as exceptional, great, reasonable and "more than fair".
Several lodgers praised the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious and well maintained, with fast Wi-Fi and comfortable beds and pillows. A few patrons criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by several travellers. They described it as well prepared, well stocked and healthful, with friendly staff and a clean dining area.
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms and noise transfer.
Although several reviewers were pleased with their spacious and comfortable rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor and worn bathrooms, some cleaning issues and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay. They reported noise from guests in the hallways, as well as hearing dogs barking throughout the hotel.
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate from 289 reviews.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #29 of 223 Myrtle Beach hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 215 reviews.
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 70 reviews.
The author called the hotel on October 28, 2013 to verify some information.