Top Beach Resort Hotels on the Atlantic Coast

Luxury Coastal Destinations from Virginia to Georgia

Myrtle Beach
••• Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Robert Loe/Getty Images

If combining a casual and relaxing beach getaway with luxury-level accommodations and services meets your vacation expectations, this list of top rated resort hotels along the Atlantic coast from Virginia to Georgia will help you choose a great destination. All multiple award winners, these coastal resorts offer top accommodations and amenities and are situated along some of East Coast's most striking stretches of oceanfront or tidal waterfront areas.

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    This multi-award winning resort ranks at the top of the list, having received these and many other coveted awards since opening in August 2004. Located within a secluded complex on a pristine barrier island about 45 minutes from Charleston, this hotel offers casual oceanfront luxury at an exceptional level. Amenities and activities include swimming, five championship golf courses, world-class tennis, a garden designed spa, canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, cookouts, oyster roasts and more.​

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    Sea Island Resorts - Georgia

    The Cloister at Sea Island
    ••• The Cloister at Sea Island. Courtesy of the Cloister at Sea Island

    Sea Island Resorts, located halfway between Savannah and Jacksonville, features three championship golf courses, state-of-the-art tennis courts, award-winning spa and fitness services, riding stables, a beach club and more.

    The Lodge at Sea Island: This a 40-room property which opened in 2001 offers spacious and exquisitely appointed accommodations, Atlantic Ocean or golf course views, personal butler service and more.

    The Cloister, Sea Island: Featuring 175 luxury rooms and suites, The Cloister offers accommodations in three settings including, the main building and wings, The Cloister Beach Club Suites and The Cloister Ocean Villas.

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    Located about 12 miles from Hilton Head and 30 miles from Savannah Airport along the picturesque May River, the Montage Palmetto Bluff offers a haven for relaxation in the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Accommodations include an array of cottages and village homes, many with fireplaces and scenic water views.

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    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

    Boats and the lighthouse are reflected in the Harbour Town Marina at sunset on Hilton Head Island, SC.
    ••• The Harbour Town Marina on Hilton Head Island. Rachid Dahnoun/Getty Images

    World renowned for its pristine beaches, abundant golf courses, superb tennis facilities and picturesque natural environment, Hilton Head attracts close to 2.5 million annual visitors. Six top-rated hotels, located within various Hilton Head resort communities include:

    The Inn at Harbour Town
    Golf and tennis club views in Sea Pines Resort

    Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
    Oceanfront resort
    Formerly the Crowne Plaza Beach Resort

    Hilton Head Marriott Beach & Golf Resort
    Oceanfront resort

    Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
    Oceanfront resort
    Formerly Hilton Oceanfront Resort

    Westin Resort and Spa
    Oceanfront resort

    Main Street Inn & Spa
    European-style inn with garden views.

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    Located on the North Carolina Outer Banks, this resort is situated on 13 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and scenic Currituck Sound. Featuring 88 guest rooms and suites, plus five rental homes, the resort offers a relaxed setting, a full-service spa and fitness center, unspoiled beaches and more.​

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    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

    Myrtle Beach
    ••• Myrtle Beach. Robert Loe/Getty Images

    Myrtle Beach attracts close to 14 million annual visitors to enjoy the beaches, great entertainment, over 100 golf courses and plenty of fun attractions for all ages. Two Myrtle Beach award-winning resort hotels are located in the upscale area of Grande Dunes.

    Marina Inn at Grande Dunes: Located in the Grande Dunes resort, this hotel offers attentive service, views of the Intracoastal Waterway and an array of amenities.

    Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes: This oceanfront hotel features 405 guestrooms, most with ocean views, a large tropical beachfront pool, a European Spa and indoor pool and more.

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    Situated on the northern tip of Isle of Palms, a picturesque barrier island off the South Carolina coast, Wild Dunes Resort encompasses 1,600 acres of private, oceanfront property, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Less than 30 minutes from historic Charleston, Wild Dunes offers year-round golf, tennis, spa services, bike and walking paths, several dining options and more:.

    The Boardwalk Inn: Features luxurious rooms and suites, designed in the Lowcountry style with residential touches.

    The Village at Wild Dunes: Adjacent to the Boardwalk Inn, this three-building collection of studios, guestrooms, one to three bedroom suites recalls elements of Charleston's famous Rainbow Row.

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    A great destination for a romantic or family getaway, the Tides Inn is situated on a bluff overlooking a tidal creek, surrounded by the manicured grounds of a private peninsula. The setting, bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, the Potomac River, and the Rappahannock River offers picturesque views and many activity options.