Trip Report Aqua Beach Inn/The Breakers
A little information about us: We are a couple in our late 40’s married for almost 20 years, and have no children. This was our second trip to Myrtle Beach, and the first one in the summer. We drove from the northern suburbs of Atlanta Georgia to save money on the airfare, and it was about a 7 hour drive including a half hour break for food and gas. It was a tough decision to as whether or not to take this trip because of finances, so we did our best to keep costs down and just enjoy the beach and being together.
We left Atlanta on Sunday July 31st not knowing if we would drive all the way or stop somewhere along the way. To be honest, we don’t travel in a car very well after about 3 or 4 hours. In my opinion my husband gets a heavy foot on the gas pedal , and he thinks I drive like an old lady, so you can imagine it gets a little tense in the car. Lol. Fortunately it is one of the only things we fight about.
It was actually a very peaceful drive for us, very little traffic and good weather. We were concerned about arriving a day early and not having a reservation for Sunday night. It turns out that there was no need to worry; lots of places were advertising one night walk in rates.
When first getting in to Myrtle Beach, we stopped at “The Beach House Bar & Grill “ at 1205 N Ocean Blvd. It looked like a fun place, had an outdoor patio and very easy parking, so it was a perfect place to stop and get a couple of cold beers. We toasted to a safe drive, no fights in the car, and to the beginning of a great vacation.
The beers were ice cold, and that was all we were hoping for. The music was a little loud on the outside deck, but it was great hearing Jimmy Buffet again. Really put us in the beach mood. Right behind the restaurant was the Aqua Beach Inn. We walked over, and ending up checking in there just for the night. It’s across the street from the beach, but all the rooms face the ocean and you can see the water, Pier 14 Restaurant, the new Ferris Wheel, and the sling shot ride. The area is a little noisy and there is lots of traffic. Cost was $129.00 after fees and taxes, and we thought it was well worth the cost. Despite the outside of the building being painted an awful orangey color, the rooms were newly remodeled . Granite in bathroom and kitchenette, very comfortable king size bed, linens and towels were good quality, carpet looked new, the room was large and everything was extremely clean. Small terrace with a table and two plastic chairs to sit on and watch the lively screen right outside. The only problem was that the interior hallways were not air conditioned, so they were hot and sticky. Room A/C worked great, so the room was the perfect temperature. We asked for a late check out, and it was no problem at all.
After freshening up a bit, we walked over to the Pier 14 Restaurant for dinner. The last thing we wanted to do was to get back in the car and drive anywhere. Why push our luck ? lol. Food was very good, fish was very fresh, and the scallops were delicious. Cost was a little high, but not awful. Around $60.00 with an appetizer and one glass of wine. After dinner we walked down the boardwalk to the Ferris wheel and Landshark restaurant. We were walking on the boardwalk about 10pm and felt very safe. Lots of people still out and about. No line for the Ferris Wheel, and the outdoor bar at the Landshark was packed. Walked back to our hotel and crashed for the night.
All in all, Aqua Beach Inn is a great place for a one night stay. It’s not a destination resort, but perfect for what we needed. If you are looking for a quiet , secluded place, this is not it.
Next Day: Checking into the Breakers : To Be Continued