Oceanfront Litchfield Inn
(This post is from summer of 2015. We returned to this hotel in spring of 2018 and were not as impressed with the cleanliness and service of the hotel. We actually stayed in the exact same room, and due to remodeling following a hurricane, we enjoyed completely new decor, windows, and flooring. The pictures you see here reflect the old decor pre-hurricane, and the fresher, newer decor is decidedly more beachy and pleasant. However, the housekeeping services seemed less than stellar on this last trip.)
The South Carolina coast is figuratively flooded with great places to stay. Litchfield is a beach located on Pawley's Island, SC. There is no shortage of things to do including beach activities, golf, shopping at the famous Hammock Shops, and all that Myrtle Beach has to offer, just thirty minutes away. Pawley's/Litchfield offers a quieter, more sophisticated environment than Myrtle Beach, and it happens to be a place I love. The Oceanfront Litchfield Inn is a fabulous retreat.
This refurbished old beach motel stands out because of its vintage charm and modern updates. Aside from fresh paint, this hotel has modern conveniences that are so important, like cable television and WiFi. Add a couple of great restaurants and a very modern tower of newer rooms, and you've got everything you need. There are two pools, one of which has access for handicapped guests. Sitting between the two pools is the Cabana Cafe, where burgers, salads, and fish can be eaten in an open air environment or outside on the patio under an umbrella. Both positions overlook the ocean. The restaurant upstairs (a little fancier than the cabana, thank you) is called Oceans One, and the view from up there is just what you would expect. In fact, I know of someone who had their wedding reception in that very space many years ago.
The rooms are privately owned, as this is one of those "condotel" arrangements. So each one may have slightly different decor. But the room categories are reliably consistent, even if decor is different. I have stayed in the deluxe oceanfront tower room, which provides the view you see in the picture. It was sort of a studio or efficiency with an oceanfront balcony, small kitchenette, table and chairs, and choice of 2 queen beds or 1 king.
Apologies for the dark picture. But look at that ocean!