Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar

1717 South Ocean BoulevardNorth Myrtle Beach29582USA
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About Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar

Castaway Beach Inn & Swim Up Bar, formerly By The Sea Motel, is located oceanfront on Crescent Beach, just off the Grand Strand and convenient to the local airport.

Room choices are standard queen, some with sleeper sofas and balconies. Some rooms have kitchenettes and all have cable TV. There are also efficiencies and cottages with two bedrooms available. Some rooms have full oceanfront views and some have side views.

Castaway Beach Inn features a heated pool, kiddie pool, and lazy river, all overlooking the ocean. There is also a swim up pool bar. The hotel offers golf packages at reduced rates.

Nearby restaurants are Molly Darcy's on the Beach, Plantation Pancake House, and Midtown Bistro.

The hotel is close to water sport activities, such as parasailing and other recreational rentals. Beachwood Golf Club and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf is also nearby.


1717 South Ocean Boulevard, North Myrtle Beach, 29582, USA
Telephone: +1(843)2725512 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Sun loungers
  • Direct beach access
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking lot
  • Pool bar
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Positive Reviews

Great for families

This hotel is family-owned and has a family focus. The efficiencies are spacious and equipped with cooking equipment and service ware, saving money on constantly eating out. Families can also enjoy a pool overlooking the ocean and a lazy river, plus floats provided by the hotel and a picnic table convenient to the sunbathing area.

Great for mom and dad

The newly built Tiki bar and swim up bar is great for mom and dad and is convenient for watching the kids at play. The bar specializes in island drinks and has live bands quite frequently. It is not, though, a party place as the hotel does respect the quiet hours.

You'll be one of the family

The staff is extremely friendly and you'll be calling each other by first names before the week is out. The casual atmosphere is friendly and the staff really goes out of their way to make sure the guests are enjoying the visit and can relax.

Negative Reviews

A diamond in the rough

The hotel was recently renovated, but still has a way to go. Some features in the room, such as furniture and bathroom fixtures, are broken and needed to be updated and repaired. The renovation needs to continue to make this hotel a standard stay and not just a budget hotel.

It will be crowded

The hotel doesn't have the same cleanliness standards as chain hotels. Perhaps that explains all the added guests in the rooms, such as roaches, spiders, and sand fleas. If you're fearful of insects, this might not be a relaxing stay.

Older hotel, older features

The hotel isn't brand new. While it has been recently refurbished, there are still older features that detract from a nice stay. The air conditioning are window units and are quite loud at night. There are few cooking utensils other than basic pots and pans. Also, there is no soundproofing or ice machine.

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