Best Western Hotel Pawleys Island,  Pawleys Island

4.0/5  - based on 222 guest reviews.
11445 Ocean Highway, 29585-7093, Pawleys Island, United States - See map
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Welcome to Best Western Pawleys Island! Our newly renovated 63 room hotel comes complete with clean, high-quality rooms, excellent customer service, and a competitive price. We are located in a quiet part of Georgetown County, 20 miles from Myrtle Beach. We will quickly become your home away from home. Conveniently located across the street from the famous The Fresh Market. We are minutes away from the famous Pawleys Island Hammock shop and other unique little shops, as well as several golf courses. The Best Western Pawleys Island features top-notch amenities for the convenience of guests. Our hotel is also located just 22 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport. Enjoy your stay!

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Best Western Pawleys Island,Pawleys Island
  • 5
    « Isaac Stay »

    I was impress with customer service during check=in and checkout. The shower curtain did not smell right and the bathroom had a weird smell and I think it may have come from the shower curtain. The carpet did not look clean. The room had a stale smell.

    « Acceptable accommodations, no problems »

    Staff was pleasant. A few people were outstandingly nice. Every need met. Clean. Just average accommodations in general. If I needed to come back, that would be ok. Didn't get to use the pool bc rain came in. Breakfast was pretty good. Very nice breakfast attendant.

    « A gem, pleasant surprise »

    everyone from the front desk to the kitchen greeted us and made us feel welcomed. Very clean, well furnished you can tell they take pride in their property. I have spent over 3000 nights in hotels; I know this is the BEST Best Western hotel and I would compare their service to the Ritz Carlton

    « Great stay! »

    I was traveling to the beach and stayed over night at best western in pawlys island. It was very nice.very clean.great staff. All you could ever need .would definitely stay again. I hope all the best western are this nice.I will be choosing them for my next trip. I Havnt stayed anywhere this nice in a while.

    « Super clean and beautifully appointed rooms! »

    Stopped here for a night while road-tripping up the East Coast. Rooms are very tastefully decorated and clean with a modern decor. Very friendly staff and great value! Complimentary breakfast provided.

    « Mistakes were made »

    When my wife and I walked into our room we were met by a shocked lady. Our room was double booked. A very nice cleaning lady ran over and quickly deescalatedd the situation and then ran down and got us a new room. The next day we went for breakfast. There was a extremely nice lady (I do not remember her name) who was just awesome. She made a awesome breakfast. When we returned to the room our keys didn't work. All in all not a bad place but the double booking and the keys definitely left a bad taste.

    « Super friendly staff »

    We were in town for a family gathering. I think it is safe to say that I have never stayed at a hotel with so many pleasant and friendly employees. Everyone we encountered had a bright hello for us. Everyone asked if there was anything that we needed. Beds are very comfortable and I love the pillows. All in all a very pleasant experience.

    « Excellent Play to Stay Great Value »

    Found hotel on Photo's looked good but past experiences with hotels in the grandstrand area had be weary. I took the leap and booked the room. This was my first time visiting Pawley's Island and first time staying at a Best Western in SC. I found a new vacation spot for my family and will be staying with BW again. Check in was Quick, Room was nicely decorated, smelled tropical, very clean. Bed was very comforable and had ample pillows. Breakfast the next morning was great, people were really friendly, Hotel employees greeted everyone with a smile and good morning. Went out and enjoyed the area came back to room around mid day took a nap because the room was so quiet and comforable. Went out for Dinner and had another Great Night's sleep.

    « New rooms and easy access »

    Hotel and room were Nice and clean. Rates are very reasonable. Quick access to several beaches and attractions . Walking distance to Whole Foods and a couple of good restaurants. Staff was friendly and

    « Delightful staff »

    Every member of the staff was positive, supportive and smiling. Miss Cynthia was as warm and caring as a breakfast preparer could be. Compared to other Best Westerns, it could use a slight update. However the staff more than makes up for that!

  • 5
    « 2nd Extended Stay »

    The people at the Best Western on Pawleys Island South Carolina are great. When you needed anything or just had a question on best places to go, they always were right on it. Everywhere that they sent me to was amazing food, people, places, etc. I would stay here again. Location is perfect to be about central to a lot of things to see and do in the areas of Myrtle Beach or Georgetown.

    « The Best »

    This is a great place to stay very quiet, very clean, excellent staff very professional, their Internet works great. overall it's an outstanding place to Stay while you were in Pawleys Island BW has a great atmosphere about it.

    « A favorite stop on the trip to Florida »

    Clean with higher level personal care items. In good repair and maintenance was kept up. Sweet little pool and fitness area. Staff were friendly and responsive. Breakfast bar was kept well stocked even toward the end of meal time. In a safe area close to shops and a very nice grocery. Restaurants nearby were very nice. Only con was the weather but they had no control over that. ??

    « Nice place »

    Last minute weekend trip. We were concerned because not many people there but we were pleasantly surprised. Nice clean and updated rooms. Very comfortable and friendly staff. Breakfast was good. Would definitely not hesitate to stay here again.

    « Experience well below last visit. »

    Stayed here in May and again in November. Two big problems this time. When I left just before 6 AM no clerk was at Desk. Called phone, no answer. Left key card, but no receipt or chance to review bill. The mattress in our room was well beyond useful life. It was concave and difficult for two people to sleep in.

    « Great Staff »

    Older hotel, but updated. Excellent staff. DeMarcus was great. My only complaint was the quality of the mattresses. They should look into changing those out. I wouldn't have any complaints if the mattress were better. Would definitely stay there again, regardless. Convenient location.

    « Contractor Visit »

    Pleasantly surprised by the service and quality of this specific BW.. Probably will look to stay at the same property in the future. We enjoyed the professional services the staff demonstrated. Greatly appreciated.

    « Short visit...huge stay »

    I stayed at the B.W. Pawleys on the commute from Florida to Massachusetts. The room and accommodations were examples of quintessential "southern hospitality." For the price and the value, I would highly recommend them. When I got home I realized I had forgotten a new top in the closet. The staff retrieved it until a family member picked it up. That is the definition of "above and beyond!"

    « Friendly, good breakfast, quiet »

    Stayed three nights in Oct with group 30 schoolmates...older group. Had hospitality room set up where we gathered, and hotel worked well with our group. Great breakfast from 6-10, and rooms were quiet. Only issue was beds appeared older and in need to replacement.....several said too soft. Frig in room, easy in/out from Hiway, close to good restaurants, very help front desk. Temperature in room easy to adjust. North side rooms very quiet. Never heard traffic. Back of motel quietest.

    « Beautiful place to stay. »

    Had a few problems during this stay but nothing terrible. Loud toilet and trouble getting a reciept at check out. Clean rooms and warm included breakfast. Friendly staff and a great location would love to visit again in the future.

  • 5
    « Great value and service »

    We were here for a wedding. We randomly chose this hotel and were pleasantly surprised at how nice it is. The breakfast was great, very clean rooms. We came at the end of September, it was not busy at all.

    « Satisfied Travelers »

    We were so tired when we arrived and very pleased with the kind treatment and nice room we checked in to. The breakfast we good and Cynthia was so sweet and everything was good and the dining area was clean.

    « 5 star »

    It is a hotel. What makes it so special is the staff! Each staff member went out of their way to make our one night stay feel like we were at a 5 star resort! The rooms were very clean. The breakfast was great. And the pool was fantastic. Thank you all!

    « Sisters weekend »

    Went to Pawleys Island to celebrate a big birthday for my sister. I drove from virginia and my older sistrr flew in from Florida to celebrate the little sisters birthday. We stayed at the Best Western and it was great. The staff was so friendly and accomodating. The hotel was clean. The breakfast was fresh every day. At night we sat by the pool. Can wait to go back

    « Perfect »

    Great price, location with pool and breakfast. This hotel was very clean and everyone was great. Would Definately stay again. Close to food and shopping too!!! I like to stay away from the crowds in Myrtle Beach so this is my go to spot. Check it out for yourself.

    « Odor »

    Appearance of room was clean but there was a reek musty odor inside. Friendly kitchen staff and quick check-in and out service. I would not rate hotel 3 stars based on the smell, I was very disappointed about that. I believe the smell might be a carpet issue.

    « Loved it! »

    The room was very clean and up to date. The interaction with staff was always pleasant and cordial. They were very friendly and helpful with anything we needed. The breakfast was okay but it was free so we definitely cannot complain and the lady preparing the food worked very hard. I never seen her stop moving! If we ever need a place to stay last minute, this is where we will stay.

    « Stay for a Family Reunion »

    I was given early check-in and I was grateful. Victoria, the front desk attendant, has very good customer service and made me feel very comfortable. I went to my room and discovered the room to be quite humid. Unfortunately, it is in a coastal town, so you can't fight the humidity in the summer. That same humidity transfers to the room, so you must leave the air conditioner on unless you want to be dewey all the time. That is not something the hotel can fix unless they get a dehumidifier in every room. The bathroom didn't have many convenience items in it, but that was okay. It did have a pump dispenser for shampoo and shower gel which was a cute touch. I had two firm pillows and two soft pillows and I didn't even have to request them. That was nice. However, my refrigerator didn't work and I found out once I tried to refrigerate some fruit I had. I went down to the front desk and was told that a defrosting procedure had occurred and unfortunately, the maintenance person forgot to cut the refrigerator back on. It wasn't a big deal, but I had to put my fruit in the downstairs refrigerator to keep it cool until my room refrigerator got cold. Breakfast was a typical free breakfast--waffles, grits, eggs, sausage, breakfast breads, juice, coffee, etc. Ms. Cynthia, the breakfast attendant, made it a lovely experience. She is like your favorite grandmother or aunt. She kept checking on everyone and asking them if they needed anything. Very sweet woman. Overall, I would stay again, but probably in the fall or winter in order to dodge the humidity.

    « Good stay »

    Just a good place to put your head down at night. We would return there again and would recommend this motel for your stay. The hot water at times seemed much hotter than it should be. The breakfast was nicely done but crowded.

    « Horrible »

    The first room they checked us in was horrible, I think the carpet was wet and had a bad smell( across from our room they had a carpet dryer because the carpet was wet) went to the front office to request a different room. The second room was a little better though had a bad smell bought some air spray to kill the smell. So, sad Mr. Shah( the owner) is a greedy person and likes to cut corners. We could hear the housekeeping crew complaining of things that are working properly. Also, most shocking we were sharing the breakfast room with the housecleaning crew. Breakfast was horrible they don't provide most of the items listed on their website. Below are pictures of 3 days of housekeeping. Wow! what a shame. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone, do your homework you will find better a place I promise.

  • 4
    « Very Nice Stay! »

    Reserved for a king size room with sofa bed , very clean and nicely decorated. The front desk lady was very nice and made sure our room was clean and ready since we arrived a little early. Pool was nice as well. Its right beside a grocery store which is super nice. Will stay again.

    « Decent room when you have no where else to stay. »

    The pool was refreshing and not overly crowded. The check in staff was super friendly and very helpful. The room was a bit smelly but a few sprays of the bath and body works room freshener and we were good. The fridge was cold and the tv worked. The bathroom was clean and well lit. The beds were a bit too soft for me but I managed to sleep pretty well. You could hear the recreation from the next room but not too loudly. The laundry facility was adequate. Breakfast was good and the area was clean. The lady working the breakfast bar was soooo sweet and hard working. We would definitely stay here again for a night or two.


    everything was great in the room. internet. service. clean rooms. breakfast could have been better but it was free. The pool was clean, and the fitness room was clean. hotel was very well maintained and staffed. excellent stay.

    « Nice hotel for short stay »

    We were holidaying at Myrtle beach and planned to go over to Charlestone SC. This hotel was midway between Myrtle beach and Charlestone. Had a short stay. The bathroom door didn't close as the door was out of shape for the door frame. Breakfast was not getting refilled efficiently especially after 9 am although they offered breakfast till 10 am. Hallways were clean. Room was good enough size not very tiny.

    « Nice hotel »

    Great stay, nice quiet Hotel, no complaints, family was staying at Litchfield Beach Resort and had to find a place to stay. This was a good choice. I would highly recommend this to all my friends and family. Make sure you get out and visit Pawleys Island and all the great stores


    First of all, the Best Western at Pawleys Island should be called the Worst Western. I am a 54 year old man with asthma and a nebulizer machine. I rented the room for myself and my son who is 17 years old. For the five night stay we were there, my room was never cleaned and the bed sheets were never changed. I complained every single night going back to the room and realizing the beds were a mess and the room was dirty. There were plastic water bottles from water we drank still sitting there. The bathroom was filthy, but towels were changed. That's about it. Complaining the second and third day to the night clerk, she opened the housekeeping book and showed me that the room had been cleaned. I told her to come upstairs to the room and see that it had not been touched. When she opened the door she said "Oh my God". She said she would take it up with housekeeping first thing in the morning and to call and speak to the General Manager, Donna. I tried that many times, but never got a response from Donna or anyone else. Finally, the last night I was there the same clerk said to me that they had finally gotten the room cleaned. I went up to the room, opened the door and thought I was in heaven. My room was finally cleaned. Until I went to lay down in bed and saw that the sheets after the fifth day were not changed. I called the clerk again and told her the room was cleaned but the sheets have not yet been changed. As I walked around the room that last night, I saw a writing pad with a note from housekeeping (I guess she was mad because of the complaints being put in) stating: Guest, if you are caught smoking weed in the hotel you will be fined $250. I found residue left, this is the first and only warning - Housekeeping. I checked out the next morning, I paid with my credit card, got a zero balance receipt, the front desk clerk said she was sorry about everything and that Donna the General Manager would contact me to see what can be done about the charges. After a week, Donna got in touch with me and asked me what my problem is. I explained the situation to her and she said I was a liar and that the room was cleaned every day. She said that I am just pissed off because I got charged $250 for smoking in the room. I told her that I did not get charged $250 because I paid my bill in full and had the final statement. She said, yes you did and hung up on me. After putting in disputes with Best Western and, who told me they couldn't do anything to help this situation, I received the credit card statement that I was charged the $250 after I checked out and left. THE WORST PLACE TO EVERY STAY. THE WORST PERSONNEL TO DEAL WITH. They are a bunch of lying thieves charging people after they have checked out. The rooms are disgusting and filthy. I would not book again from Best Western or

    « Pawleys Island Best Western Hotel »

    Great location, good breakfast. Everything was fine except the dehumidifier in the air conditioning system did not seem to be working because everything was damp - our clothing and the bedding. If you intend to read from a regular book, take a light bulb because the lights are very dim. Otherwise, everything is great here.

    « Nice hotel with wonderful crew »

    We were in town for a wedding; and the wedding party had booked rooms at this hotel. The hotel was good for the price; but members of the staff were truly exceptional. All at the 'front desk' were great . . . from the easy check-in, to recommending restaurants in the area, and for accommodating our needs . . . all friendly and very helpful. There was a woman, Cynthia, that helped with the 'free breakfast' each morning . . . she was a joy. She was very friendly each morning; very helpful in every way and friendly in asking about the family wedding we were in town for. Cynthia, and all the front desk, were great faces for Best Western . . . and would make us book this hotel again.

    « Sleepless nights »

    The overall quality of the hotel was adequate, but the beds were either too old, or poor quality to begin with. They had absolutely no support. We would have stayed longer, but checked out early to find a place with comfortable beds.

    « pawleys island hotel »

    Great hotel,outstanding helpful,wonderful staff.There is a lot to do nearby.It's a good value and a quiet location away from all the noise and the hustle and bustle of the Strand at Myrtle Beach.Huntington State Park is nearby with a nice beach.

  • 2
    « last resort for lodging »

    this hotel was not clean. most of the staff was unfriendly. Seemed very crowded with large families. Location was fine. Breakfast room was chaos (not hotel's fault) and guests were disrespectful: came in from pool dripping wet on tile floors made the worst mess I have ever seen in a breakfast area.

    « Love this hotel! »

    I love staying here, it is probably my home away from home. The hotel room is nice and the location is great. The staff is always friendly and the rooms are always in clean condition! I enjoy visiting this hotel! I always choose this hotel!

    « May 28 »

    This was a nice clean hotel. The beds were not as comfortable as other Best Westerns but it was a newer hotel in a good, safe area. Lots of neat shops in the general vicinity if you are female. I would stay here again, nice to be away from the crowds in Myrtle Beach.

    « good value »

    Breakfast was not good..but . staff was great. Rooms were nice, as was pool. Close to restaurants and shopping. Must drive to beach, but it was beautiful and worth the trip. Quiet hotel with amenities. Great value.

    « Shopping Trip »

    From check-in to check-out everyone was great. Mrs. Cynthia, cooks the very best breakfast and is so, so, so sweet. She was a blessing during our 2 night stay. The beds were great and we love the pillows. The only thing that might bother someone was that the toilet would just start running, and then shut off. It didn't matter if it was in use or not. But we just pulled the door closed and it was fine. And the top of the AC need to be wiped off. We were in room #230. But again the friendliness of the staff and comfort of the beds and ease of check-in and check-out out shined anything that was an issue.

    « My Experience »

    This review is based on my experience during my stay at this hotel. I choose the hotel based on the reviews and hotel pics, etc. I booked my hotel reservation through and I opt to pay at the hotel. I had with me a BW gift card which I wanted to use and pay the difference with my credit card. Upon checking, the receptionists stayed I could not use the gift card. She and I called the customer service # on the back and they stayed because I didn't booked the reservation through BW website, they could not accept the gift card. I ended up paying with my card. As we arrived to the room, the smell of the room was pretty strong. The bed was not the best, it had like a "whole" which it felt I was sunk in and woke up worst than when I went to sleep, with a back pain! The hotel is small, small pool - just good to pass 1 nite. The breakfast was simply ok. Upon checking out the Latonya, Mrg. I explained to her what happened to us upon checking in and she really step to the plate and refunded what was originally charge to my card and I was able to use the gift card and pay the difference. She apologize for the inconvenience and did say the BW gift card should have been accepted with no problem. Overall, she resolved the bad tastes I was left of the hotel and was professional. I've stayed at a few BW before and this one definitely did not met my expectations. There's not a lot of places to go or at least that I was able to find. We checked in Friday and mostly all of the places where closed by 9pm. Overall if you have a gift card make sure you can use it before checking in.

    « Good value in South Grand Strand »

    I was looking for a place to stay while visiting my Mother in PI. The BW Pawleys had what I was looking for good value, clean, free WiFi, and walking distance to a restaurant and grocery store. Nothing special about the breakfast. I would rate it lower than breakfast at comparable BW's or other brands.

    « Clean »

    Fair value, clean. Pleasant staff. Good location. Close to restaurants, Fresh Market, hammock shops. Good size rooms, exercise room, free breakfast, wifi. Front desk folks helpful. Would stay there again.

    « Recommend! »

    Nice and clean hotel in Pawley's Island. Breakfast choices were: cereals, grits, scrambled eggs, sausage patties/links, already made omelets, yogurts, waffle maker,etc. Housekeeping staff is super nice! The pool is a little small but we didn't get a chance to use it during our trip. We weren't far from Myrtle Beach. The only con- the toilet paper is very cheap and thin.

    « Well suited to a short stay »

    General staff employees were helpful and breakfast was always fresh and plentiful. Desk staff were polite and helpful making check-in and check-out easy and fast. The beds were extremely comfortable. Some noisy and rude guests disturbed everyone's sleep and then retaliated about complaints by pulling fire alarm.

  • 5
    « A great value »

    This is our go to hotel. Location is so close to everything. Hotel staff is quite friendly. Parking is a breeze. Wouldn't stay anywhere else. Fresh Market is within walking distance. Rooms are clean. Beds are comfy!!

    « Convenient and Clean »

    This hotel is conveniently located. It is next to a small strip mall with a great bookstore and Fresh Market for convenient snacks or meals to go. The hotel is clean, the staff courteous and helpful. Full breakfast was free and very good. Only negative comment is that the mattresses in our room need to be replaced - not very comfortable.

    « Birthday/Easter celabration »

    Everything about this Best Western is tops. Looks beautiful 0n theoutside andin. Pool area offers nice outdoor seating. Our room was inviting and clean. They have lots of little perks like afternoon popcorn! Overall very quiet and relaxing Close to the beach and the best boutique shopping!!

    « Nice place »

    The staff was very helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and well maintained. The only complaint we have is that the beds were very uncomfortable. With that exception we were very please. Also we stayed the week of Easter and the prices were very affordable. Great continental breakfast with a variety of options.

    « Nice, safe and clean »

    The property is updated and in a great location. I felt save there and it was fairly quiet. The staff was pleasant and helpful. I would have liked to have more light for reading. The only thing that would have been better would if I could have had my tiny dog with me instead of having to find a place to board her.

    « Nice Stay »

    We had a great stay in Pawley's this weekend. The hotel is very clean and well-maintained, plus newly updated. The location is perfect! Beds were very comfortable. The only suggestion I have is the availability of more information on the area and things to do and a little more help there. For instance, quickest access to the beach. I wouldn't hesitate to return.

    « Average experience »

    The hotel and property were nice. The bed was terribly uncomfortable. We stayed for one night. The pool was not yet open for the season. The bathroom was on the smaller side but has shampoo and body wash in the shower. There was a nice breakfast and the staff was very friendly.

    « Clean and Friendly »

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way! The rooms were clean and beds were comfortable. The breakfast was a little more than your usual continental style, which was nice. This is a nice place to stay especially for the price. I would stay here again>

    « Clean, friendly and quiet »

    All of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Room was clean and fresh. Bathroom modern and clean. Beds comfortable and area was quiet. We were on second floor and we slept well with no noise disturbances.

    « Miss Cynthia »

    We stayed at your motel for 3 days in November 2016. The employees were very friendly. The room was very clean and did not have a problem at all with the bed very comfortable. The only thing I would change would be to get a taller toilet. Us baby boomers knees are not what they use to be The very best aspect was talking to Miss Cynthia, your lady that takes care of the breakfast This lady is the most kindest and sweetest person I have ever met. I was feeling a little down the first morning we were there and after speaking to her after breakfast I left the room with a smile on my face. She is a jewel of a person and a definite asset to your company. I will definitely stay there again.

  • 4
    « Good 3 day stay »

    The motel was very clean. Our room was in great condition and very clean. The staff was very accommodating. The beds did not sleep well. New mattresses needed. Daily room service was good and housekeeping staff was friendly.

    « Wonderful stay »

    This is a very nice property! The only problem we had was the shower head was broken. I called the front desk and maintenance had it fixed in no time at all. Our room was clean and spacious. Miss Cynthia,the breakfast hostess is so nice and helpful! She is a true asset to this hotel!! Everyone from the front desk to housekeeping( Amoy and Nellie) were so friendly! We will definetly stay here again and reccomend it to friends.

    « Great location for helping family member »

    The 1st time we stayed, the bed was not very comfortable. Prior to my return, I spoke with LaToya, the front desk manager, and she assured me of a comfortable bed for my stay. The bed was most comfortable and the room clean. Ms. Cynthia and Ms. Sarah were wonderful breakfast hostesses and the food tasty.

    « Awesome staff »

    Had a little trouble with check-in, as some guests had decided to smoke in their room, but receptionist was very accommodating inf inding us another room. The lady serving the breakfast was so sweet and helpful. Would stay here again.

    « An excellent choice »

    Upon early arrival the room was clean and ready to go. The staff was very friendly and professional. Requested to leave my motorcycle parked under the entrance awning, and there was no problem in granting that. The next morning there were other motorcycles under the awning as well. When I reported a water leak in the hallway under the carpet, they responded quickly with a safety sign to others would not be inconvenienced in any way. Additional needs were promptly responded to my complete satisfaction. Would I stay here again, sure, and wouldn't think twice.

    « Clean, Quiet Rooms and Great Staff »

    I don't usually stay in a Best Western, but this experience opens me up to trying the brand again. My room on the second floor (2 floor property) was quiet, very clean, and spacious. The rooms come equipped with a mini fridge and microwave. I had a King room which includes a small sofa end. Large TV and love the channel selections. Bathroom has shampoo and body wash dispensers on the wall with Natura product which was awesome!! When I return to Pawleys Island for business, I will definitely stay here again.

    « Property »

    Clean, good stop for one or 2 nights. The front desk people need to understand customer service does not include sniping at each other in front of guests Local restaurants within walking distance A good place to stop before arriving in Charleston

    « Good stay, decent price »

    My wife and I stayed at Best Western Pawleys island for one night so that we could do a bit of beach combing. While there was a minor hiccup during the check in, all went well. Room was clean, mattress good. Breakfast, while not wonderful, was certainly decent with a good variety, including some hot items. We stayed on a Tuesday night a couple weeks after Labor Day. Hotel was almost empty. Recommended.

    « Great! »

    This property is very clean and comfortable! The decor was very nice. We will stay again when in the area. Good restaurants within 5 miles and beach access less than a mile. Staff very helpful. Enjoyed the outdoor pool.

    « One Night StayThe »

    The motel was conveniently situated relative to the purpose of our being in Pawley's Island. Excellent restaurant and shopping available within walking distance from the motel. Room was very clean and comfortable to be in.

  • 5
    « Very Impressed! »

    This was our first trip to Pawleys Island, and we were thrilled to find a great hotel with a good rate. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel, friendly staff, large rooms, complimentary breakfast, and convenient location. Best Western is just minutes from the beach, restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping. I would definitely recommend this place!

    « Great Stay! »

    This was our first visit to Pawleys Island and we hope to visit again and stay at this Best Western. We stayed in room 211 which had a king size bed with a very comfortable mattress. It was a large room with a sofa bed, which we enjoyed sitting on and watching TV. There was also a desk for sitting and writing our post cards. The room was very clean and maintained throughout our stay. The lobby and parking lot were also very clean and the location was great. The breakfast bar was also good. We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    « Friday Night Stay at Pawley Island Best Western »

    We come to Pawleys Island a day earlier before our Beach House is Ready on Saturday. We love The Best Western. Very Comfortable and very quiet Hotel. There is shopping nearby and also Restaurant nearby. We arrived late afternoon and check in was very quick.the bed was very comfortable The breakfast was great. We would recommend this hotel to all who come to Pawleys. We have been here many times! Staff is freiendly and helpful while You are there. Thank You Best Western for our stay.

    « Affordable and clean »

    A cute Best Western nestled in beautiful Pawley's Island, South Carolina. 5 minute drive to the beach. Close to all amenities. A Clean and affordable place. A 45 minute drive to Myrtle Beach and an hour and a half to Charleston. A definite revisit.

    « Good Value-good location. »

    Clean, and for price per night it was a great deal. Breakfast foods were typical. Rooms appeared clean. New experience for me with liquid soap and shampoo dispensers in shower at a hotel. Had to search for hair dyer. Front desk staff friendly, albeit the person who checked us in was new. The beds in our room are sorely in need of replacement......super soft and used. Overall, we would stay again for the one night needed.

    « Top Notch »

    We loved this hotel in Pawleys Island. Hotel is clean, it smells clean. The staff is great. The breakfast is fantastic! The lady that over sees the breakfast is super sweet. She make you fell very welcome like your at a bed & breakfast. She is top notch customer service! Thank you Beat Western we will be back next year for sure.

    « Nice place-will be back when in area »

    Enjoyed my stay at this location. Very nice and helpful staff. Located near lots of good eating places. Not far from beach either. Will return to this location when I am back in the area. The only thing I missed was not having the choice of smoking or nonsmoking rooms.


    First of all, the Best Western at Pawleys Island should be called the Worst Western. I am a 54 year old man with asthma and a nebulizer machine. I rented the room for myself and my son who is 17 years old. For the five night stay we were there, my room was never cleaned and the bed sheets were never changed. I complained every single night going back to the room and realizing the beds were a mess and the room was dirty. There were plastic water bottles from water we drank still sitting there. The bathroom was filthy, but towels were changed. That's about it. Complaining the second and third day to the night clerk, she opened the housekeeping book and showed me that the room had been cleaned. I told her to come upstairs to the room and see that it had not been touched. When she opened the door she said "Oh my God". She said she would take it up with housekeeping first thing in the morning and to call and speak to the General Manager, Donna. I tried that many times, but never got a response from Donna or anyone else. Finally, the last night I was there the same clerk said to me that they had finally gotten the room cleaned. I went up to the room, opened the door and thought I was in heaven. My room was finally cleaned. Until I went to lay down in bed and saw that the sheets after the fifth day were not changed. I called the clerk again and told her the room was cleaned but the sheets have not yet been changed. As I walked around the room that last night, I saw a writing pad with a note from housekeeping (I guess she was mad because of the complaints being put in) stating: Guest, if you are caught smoking weed in the hotel you will be fined $250. I found residue left, this is the first and only warning - Housekeeping. I checked out the next morning, I paid with my credit card, got a zero balance receipt, the front desk clerk said she was sorry about everything and that Donna the General Manager would contact me to see what can be done about the charges. After a week, Donna got in touch with me and asked me what my problem is. I explained the situation to her and she said I was a liar and that the room was cleaned every day. She said that I am just pissed off because I got charged $250 for smoking in the room. I told her that I did not get charged $250 because I paid my bill in full and had the final statement. She said, yes you did and hung up on me. After putting in disputes with Best Western and, who told me they couldn't do anything to help this situation, I received the credit card statement that I was charged the $250 after I checked out and left. THE WORST PLACE TO EVERY STAY. THE WORST PERSONNEL TO DEAL WITH. They are a bunch of lying thieves charging people after they have checked out. The rooms are disgusting and filthy. I would not book again from Best Western or

    « Very nice, very reasonable $$ »

    This was oir first visit to Pawleys Island Juanita was great on check in. The hotel was recently remodeled and looks great. Central location right on Rte 17. Price was great for the room, close to food. The room has fridge and microwave. Breakfast was typical, and good service and everyone friendly. Pawley Island is close to Myrtle Beach but not to commercialized.

    « Juanita Made This an Exceptional Stay »

    After reading the Trip Advisor reviews of this hotel, we decided to give it a try. We are so glad we did! We were greeted at the front desk by Juanita who is a real jewel. She was exceptionally friendly and helpful; made us feel more like family than guests - the epitome of southern hospitality! She made great recommendations on where to eat and what to see. The hotel itself is well maintained and clean. Our room and bathroom were very clean and nicely appointed. The breakfast selection was above average and was included in the price of the room. The pool also looked clean and inviting, although we preferred to spend our time at the beach. For the money, you can't beat this hotel.

  • 5
    « Great value, location, and service! »

    We stayed at this hotel because of its convenient location for us, since we were helping our daughter move and relocate to this area. It was quiet enough even though it's situated right off of the busy Rt. 17 that goes to Myrtle Beach, and it allowed convenient access to this road. This hotel was very accommodating to our daughter's dietary needs and gave her some gluten-free cereal for breakfast and dairy-free soy milk to eat it with. I wish more hotels would do this!! She gets tired of just eating eggs and fruit. Also, during our stay one side of the toilet seat came detached from the base of the toilet. We let the front desk person know, and by the time we went back to the room in the late evening the problem was fixed. A newer, ceramic toilet seat replaced the loose plastic one. The beds and pillows were very comfortable, allowing for an all-important good night's sleep. Overall, we were very happy with our stay here!

    « Fantastic Stay next to great spots incl MRB »

    As we arrived we immediately received a fantastic welcome, incl. good recommendations for activities around the hotel. You could immediately feel that the hotel manager really cares about the visitors. This first impression has been supported by the breakfast amenities and the food provided. The rooms are very well equipped and clean. At no time we felt uncomfortable. Obviously the prices at this time of the year are higher - visiting outside of July / Aug provides a good value for money. We really can recommend this hotel to a friend.

    « Such a nice surprise! »

    We arrived at our hotel 2 hours earlier than check in: the young lady at the front desk went out of her way to find us a room available immediately. She was courteous, professional, and genuinely nice! The young lady that prepared our room for us had to bring us fresh towels when they were ready, and she kept asking if there was anything else she could do for us to make our stay more comfortable. Who cares about people like that anymore? BW does! We will definitely be returning to BW for all of our out of town stays. Thanks again BW!

    « quality »

    Extreamly clean hotel, just as others noted on trip advisor. This is the reason why I chose this hotel. Room was great, bed very comfortable, bathroom very clean, no foul odors in room, hallway or main check in area. Would definitely stay again if in area. Highly recommended. Very pleasant staff.

    « Sumner 2016 »

    Nice room would stay again. Breakfast area was very small for the crowd they had but food was ok. Typical free hotel breakfast. Staff was very great. Perfect spot for the night to wait for our condo to be ready the next day.

    « would recommend »

    very clean, very friendly staff and price was good for the time of year. now this part of the survey is extremely annoying. i said what i had to, but that wasnt good enough, and you want me to write more. this is why i usually dont do these suveys

    « Great value for the $$$ »

    Henry served two rooms for the week of 4th of July. Upon arrival was able to check into both rooms in under 10 minutes. Rooms were clean and nice and cool. During our week-long stay the only problems encountered were one of the ice machines was out of service and TV remotes. Morning breakfast was average, but did include hot items also. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

    « Very nice hotel at a very nice price. Great location, nice rooms, friendly staff »

    If you are staying in Pawleys, this is a very centrally located hotel. Close enough to Georgetown and Myrtle Beach. Excellent upscale food market next door if you plan on buying grocery items to keep in the room or take on a picnic.

    « Great quality hotel at a good price near the coast! »

    We were pleasantly surprised to find a new Best Western Hotel at a good price since it was near the coast. Most hotels jack the price up on the coast. We stayed at an older hotel just down the highway and payed much more our first night and had a bad experience there. I called Best Western on a holiday weekend not expecting to find a vacancy but we got a room for our second night. It was clean, new and the staff handled a mix up in rooms with efficiency and professionalism. We were very pleased and will certainly consider staying here again if ever in the area again.

    « Clean room, comfortable bed, super staff. »

    The hotel appears to have been recently renovated. It is clean and quiet. The bed was very comfortable and I had a good night's sleep. A/C was good without being too loud which I really appreciated! The breakfast was ok. My kids found things to eat, but it all tasted very processed, which I guess it Internet could have been faster, but it was acceptable. The real high point was the staff! They were really nice, friendly and helpful people. They made the stay excellent in my opinion!

  • 4
    « Wedding Visit »

    We came here for a wedding and it was a pretty decent hotel. The rooms were clean and pretty up to date. The only issue we had was at check in when our room wasn't blocked under the reservation. The staff was very patient and worked to take care of everything. The breakfast was pretty decent. Lastly, the hotel was located in a good place for site seeing. Not what I expected for a Best Western. They have certainly come a long way.

    « Outstanding Hotel and Location »

    Outstanding hotel and staff. Clean throughout. The staff are attentive and pleasant. Very good breakfast and excellent pool. Nice location in area south of Myrtle Beach - quieter region but with nearby beach access (less crowded beaches) and many restaurants in the area. Fresh Mart grocery next door is super convenient for fresh, prepared food, snacks, beer and wine, etc. We will stay here again.

    « Excellent value for location »

    This hotel for an excellent value for the location. Hotel in nice shape and clean. Close to plenty of places to eat, area was not crowded like Myrtle Beach, and close to the beaches. We used Huntington Beach State Park to go to the beach. $5/day per person or a weekly pass for $37.50 and was 5 miles from the hotel. Big parking lot, nice bathrooms, covered eating area's, Sand wash off fountains and clean white beaches with life guards. There are free places closer but parking is limited and tight if you have a large vehicle. I would stay here again for a short trip to the beach.

    « Quick visit, nice stay »

    This hotel was very nice -- the staff were exceptionally friendly and accommodating, and the breakfast staff was superb. The rooms are renovated, but could still use a bit more updating, Ours was a little dark, and the carpets need to be really well-cleaned or replaced. The beds were so comfortable, they were new and the mattresses were great! The overall experience was good, was a good value, and breakfast was good.

    « Very nice »

    My 2 friends and I stayed here this past weekend. The girl at the front desk was super nice, and the room was very clean. The pool was clean as well. The free breakfast was also an added plus, there was a lot of variety and it was pretty good. We enjoyed our stay and I'll definitely be back. Thank you!

    « Only one problem »

    The hotel was very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was good, and staff was very personable. Our only issue is that the beds are too soft for anyone with back problems. My wife and I were both in pain during our stay because there was little support in the mattress.

    « Great Place to stay. »

    The hotel staff made this place a truly wonderful place to stay. Their friendly, helpful attitudes provided a pleasant respite from the norm. The rooms were well prersented and decorated and the breakfast was filling, nourishing and had plenty of 'healthy' choices.

    « Nice »

    Hotel was clean and quiet. Good location. Staff was friendly and helpful. The beds were okay. The carpet in the room and hallway had just been cleaned and we're still damp. However by the next day everything was okay. Breakfast was not good or appealing.

    « Great hotel! »

    What a great hotel! Excellent breakfast bar. Very helpful staff with directions and overall great service! I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a great place to stay outside of Myrtle Beach.

    « Great staff; Location, room, and breakfast good; price/value not so sure. »

    Overall, we would definitely stay here again. The front desk, food service, and housekeeping staff were all outstanding. Very welcoming, courteous, accommodating, etc...all that you would expect from a 4-star hotel. Although the breakfast was good (incl. hot eggs and sausage), such is becoming the norm for $100+/night hotels. The room was average but well kept and very comfortable. Although not on the shore, the hotel location was within walking distance of a nice Italian restaurant and a very quaint, in the woods type, shopping area. I liked the wine boutique which had an eight wine tasting special for only $8.00 and sold beautifully hand-blown wind bottles from Armenia. The wife and I enjoyed our vacation to Pawley's Island and not too far Myrtle Beach.

  • 5
    « Great location and customer service »

    Donna Bass was very helpful and very informative with making us feel comfortable and offered many places for restaurants to eat. Motel was very clean and the beds were comfy. The lobby was very clean and inviting. The breakfast was ok but felt the area was to small to hold all the people.

    « From disappointed to really glad »

    I mistakenly thought this property was oceanfront when I booked. Little did I know that there is NO oceanfront hotel in Pawleys Island. But the incredible customer service, cleanliness, and comfort turned my disappointment to thankfulness. Staff couldn't have been more courteous. It was a great place to rest and relax after a day at the beach.

    « Great Hotel, Great Location »

    The beds were comfortable, breakfast was excellent, and it's in a great location, only about 5 minutes to the beach. My only complaint is that the pool wasn't working. Hopefully that will be fixed soon!

    « Wow! Very Nice !! »

    This hotel under promised and over delivered!! Amazing staff, updated decor and lobby, clean and spacious guest rooms with affordable rates. This Best Western was as nice as a Hilton, I will come back every time when we travel to this area, great location as well !!

    « good stay »

    Hotel has been completely renovated and looks much better. Rooms are ok. Breakfast not so much. Needs more variety. Standard waffles and cereals. Employees are friendly and helpful. Nice business center.


    You will definitely love this location! The entire premise is clean and well maintained. The staff definitely exhibited that Southern Hospitality"! The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Everything we needed was available in the room. The pool is nice. And though this is in Pawleys Island, it's only a hop skip and a jump for the beaches. ENJOY!!!

    « The housekeeping is subpar »

    I booked a room from March 10 through March 14th, to attend my sister-in-law's funeral on March 12th. On Sunday March 13th we had time to relax and left the room at around noon-the "do not disturb" sign happened to fall on the floor and my husband placed it on the handle inside the room. When we returned at around 5:30 pm our room had not been touched, and the only explanation the desk clerk could give us was that the head housekeeper had made a notation that the "do not disturb" sign was on the door. It did not seem to matter how many times we explained that this was not the case, the only thing she could and did do was to bring us fresh towels. This was after having to request fresh towels after the first night. I have not stayed at a Best Western before and in view of the kind of service these employees provided, I do not plan to stay at a Best Western again.

    « Pleasant Surprise »

    Staff was friendly and the room was very nice. I was surprised by the overall conditions because I was not expecting that with the price I was paying. Great room and great savings. I will definitely plan on going back next year for the golf tournament.

    « Loved it »

    Clean, stylish rooms with pleasant, helpful staff. Breakfast was better than average with oatmeal. Room was spacious and personal hygiene on the better quality side for BW. Only negative was towels weren't very soft. Close to restaurants and stores. Definitely would return.

    « Great price, great place, great people »

    Stayed overnight on trip from VA to FL. Eric, the check-in clerk was super helpful and friendly and made us feel genuinely welcome. The price was extremely reasonable for a super clean king bed room which was very comfortable. This also included a full breakfast which was not just the usual continental cereal /rolls, but included eggs, sausage, bacon and waffles! Will definitely recommemd to friends/family :)

  • 5
    « Best Deal at Pawleys Island »

    We have stayed here, three times over the last few years. Good location right next to Resturants and shopping and right beside the Fresh Market. Two mile drive to the beach. Friendly staff and nice breakfast.

    « Excellent stopover, exceeded expectations in a lovely area »

    Looking for a place to stop while driving south, and seeking to avoid the plastic traps in Myrtle Beach, we decided to check into a neat looking Best Western based on location and timing rather than planning. The hotel is either new or recently renovated (I suspect a recent rebranding and renovation) and as a result was clean and attractive. Room and bed were everything expected, breakfast was a nice perk. Staff was welcoming and considerate, and provided good information on the area. For $80, great value and a good night's sleep.

    « Best place to stay in Pawleys Island! »

    This place is a tremendous bargain in a great location. General manager and staff were so friendly, helpful, and accommodating. The interior of the hotel must have undergone a complete overhaul because everything looked so new and clean. Spotless bathroom full of big, fluffy towels? Check. Soft, king size bed with luxurious linens? Check. The parking is free and well lit. Seriously- it was so good that I stayed an extra night.

    « Labor Day Weekend »

    This was my first visit to Pawley's Island on Labor Day weekend 2015. We stayed for two nights at the Best Western on the second floor. The hotel was recently remodeled and very aesthetically pleasing. There was some road work done right at the entrance of the hotel on the main road but it did not really interfere with anything. Great location if you want a bargain in Pawley's Island without actually being on the beach. Price was good for the room, close to food and fun. Pool could have been cleaner. The room was nice with fridge and microwave. Breakfast was typical, decent. The service was good, everyone was friendly. Check-in was relatively easy, we could not check-in early but there was plenty to do nearby, shopping and restaurants. Pawley's Island itself is a great alternative if you do not like the commercialization of Myrtle Beach.

    « Good Experience »

    Stayed at the BW Pawleys Island, SC, when attending Brookgreen Garadens Night of Lights. Pleased with overall experience at this hotel--rooms were clean, staff courteous. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

    « Great Place to Stay in Pawleys Island »

    Room was very nice, bathrooms clean with all amenities, service was excellent, bed very comfortable. Little bit of home away from home. We could relax whenever we needed a break as the motel was quiet. Staff was very helpful answering any questions promptly and finding requested items.

    « Nicest stay in Pawleys Island »

    This hotel has consistently pleasant staff and is always clean. It is located right next to the Fresh Market in a quiet section of town. I would highly recommend for both business and pleasure. Great breakfast and fitness room.

    « mr »

    friendly staff, clean and comfortable room., good food . and this was a great place to stay. The young man at check-in was very helpful, including directions and places to eat.and yes I will stay there again also close to shopping

    « Best hotel in the area »

    Clean rooms. Very reliable internet. Great fitness center and wonderful breakfast. The staff is beyond incredible. Their service far exceeds most of their competitors in the area. Very highly recommend. It is also located in a great area--very quiet.

    « Adequate »

    Everything here is just OK. Room was clean and maintained, location was good for our needs. Buffet breakfast is so-so, but server Cynthia was wonderful. Prior to arrival we called to check on possible road closure - no one answered; it just rang and rang. Some time later, we did get a person after 20 ring-a dings. So, it was no surprise that at check-in no one was there. Eventually, someone was there to assist with check-in and it was fine.

  • 5
    « Very nice hotel for a reasonable price »

    The room was very nice and updated. Everything was clean and comfortable. The price was very reasonable. Would stay here again. My only complaint is the air conditioner in the room made everything feel damp and humid.

    « No need to stay here again »

    Stayed here based on good reviews and the fact that that the property had been renovated. We typically do not stay at Best Western. The first morning there was no breakfast left at 9, breakfast was supposed to be available until 10. We couldn't find anyone to help us so we left and went out until 1pm. When we returned our room had still not been made up. We called the front desk and we were told that it would be cleaned when they could get there. If we wanted it made up earlier we should have called and requested it. Tonight when we returned from dinner we realized that no shampoo had been left and that a meal was in our microwave from before we had checked in ( 2 days!) disgusting. We have other options here when we need to stay here. Don' t recommend this property.

    « first time »

    you can really tell they are putting a lot of work into this place. Every where you turn there is a painter or landscaper or someone cleaning. I don't mean this in a bad way. we were never disturbed by anyone there. they were very courteous.

    « Newly Renovated with exceptional staff »

    This hotel has been renovated recently and looks fantastic. The rooms are very clean and made for comfort. The staff has been nothing but friendly and helpful. They have actually gone above and beyond. This is the best all around place I have stayed in around this area. They have an outdoor pool and are located a couple of miles from the beach. They also have affordable rates.

    « Wonderful Experience »

    The entire staff was wonderful. They were cheerful, provided great service, and made you feel welcome. I could not have been happier with this experience. I would highly recommend this hotel and will be staying there again.

    « Horrible Staff!!! »

    My hotel room was not cleaned before I arrived. There was someone else's hair in the shower There was also a curtain missing in my room and the first night the street light was shinning directly into my room. I was told I would receive a discount for all of this which I never did. Also, when house keeping came to clean the shower, they still left the hair on the wall even when I pointed it out to them. Housekeeping never cleaned my room the other two nights I stayed there, at 7pm I had to go down to the front desk to ask that it be cleaned. To top everything off, you charged my card twice and when I called to get this fixed I was told a manager would call me back. I called 4 times and no one has called me and the front desk receptionist was very rude. The only good thing about my stay was Ms. Cynthia who took care of breakfast. She was amazing and deserves a raise!!!

    « clean and comfortable »

    stayed here for 2 nights with family for a funeral. The room and bathroom were very clean and the bed and pillows were comfortable. It was also very affordable. Continental breakfast is included and there is a refrigerator and microwave in the room. I would recommend.


Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The south. Take Highway 17 and the Best Western Pawleys Island is on the left. ·From: The north. Take Highway 17 and the Best Western Pawleys Island is on the right.