Difference Between A Condo and A Hotel

Golf Digest and Golf Magazine have named numerous Myrtle Beach courses among the 100 best public golf courses in America, and top golfing celebrities refer to Myrtle Beach as a golf mecca. This beautiful area along the South Carolina coastline is truly a golf paradise and a wonderful family vacation destination rolled in one.

The excitement builds when planning a Myrtle Beach golf vacation, but lodging choices can be mind boggling and sometimes confusing. There are beachfront options with fabulous views in the bustling section of Myrtle Beach. Second and third row choices, still near the beach in a little quieter area, are appealing, or perhaps a quaint vacation oasis with a marsh view teeming with wildlife is more your style. Of course, a vacation rental or room on a Myrtle Beach golf course may be just what the doctor ordered.  Perhaps the next point to consider is whether a condo or a hotel is right for you.

In general terms, one usually thinks of a hotel as having single rooms with two queen or king beds and perhaps an additional roll away for children or guests. A condo, on the other hand, is more like a home away from home with bedrooms, bathrooms, a living/dining area, and a kitchen where you can make your own meals.

Perhaps it is important to consider whether your group includes children and how long you are staying before weighing in on a decision. Little ones need a place to play, and by the time a hotel room is stuffed with luggage, golf bags, toys and everything you brought along, it could mean a lot of tension instead of a relaxing vacation. Are you coming with a large group for a family reunion or a bunch of friends who can’t wait to hit the golf course? How important is it to to have a central place for everyone to hang out together? Blocks of rooms in a hotel can put all of you on the same floor, but a condo with numerous bedrooms means everyone can sprawl out in front of TV after a busy day of activities and enjoy each other’s company. If your family likes to gather around the table in their robes for a leisurely home cooked breakfast, a condo is your best bet. Otherwise, everyone has to get dressed to meet at a restaurant in the hotel. If a washer and dryer right in your unit is important, a condo should be your choice. Some hotels have shared laundry facilities on the premises.

While you may think that you can only receive personal attention from hotel staff, a stay in a condominium might quickly change your mind. With on-site water recreation, fitness center and restaurants there is attentive staff everywhere. Amenities at hotels and condos may be similar, including pools, expansive sun decks, lazy rivers, kiddie pools, exercise rooms, spas, business centers, and wireless Internet access to name a few. But there is more space, a more welcoming ambiance and a much longer list of amenities are what you will find at a Myrtle Beach condominium when you come to town to play golf.