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Top Tips For Planning Your 2016 Myrtle Beach Summer Vacation

Now that we have welcomed in 2016, you might have vacation on your mind!

It’s never too early to start planning your Myrtle Beach summer vacation.

We want to keep your planning experience fun and exciting! Here are some tips for planning your summer vacation at hotel BLUE in Myrtle Beach to make the experience run even more smoothly:

Book Early! 

Booking a hotel onlineDid you know that rates often go up when occupancy increases? By booking sooner rather than later you will likely get a better rate and the room type of your choice. This becomes even more important to keep in mind if you are visiting during peak summer (mid-June through mid-August) or during a holiday like Memorial Day Weekend, 4th of July or Labor Day Weekend. You can book either online or on the phone with one of our rockstar reservation agents!

When booking be sure to… 

When you book be sure to have your credit card handy (you will also need to present the same card with valid photo ID at check-in) and make sure that the person booking is 21 or older. You will also want to make sure you know how many adults and children will be staying in your unit, because there are occupancy limits and rates are based on two adults and two children, so adding more adults can change your rate. Think you will want breakfast during your stay? You can add this for a discounted rate at time of booking to help save you money.

Vacation Interruption Protection (VIP) Plan 

A brand new exciting program, the VIP Plan is available for a fee when you book or within 24 hours of booking. It’s an easy way to protect your vacation investment. With this plan you can easily make changes to your reservation and you can cancel any time prior to 4 p.m. on your arrival date to receive a full refund of your deposit. Learn more at the bottom of our information page here.


Do you want an ocean view room? Would your rather have a poolside unit? When you book your room type you are guaranteed that type (number and type of beds and view type). Learn more about choosing the best room type for you here. Beyond that, we often get asked about requests like lower floor, higher floor, etc. Requests are not guaranteed but we do our best to honor them. If you have a specific request, be sure to let us know prior to checking in.

How will you arrive? 

Do you plan on driving to our resort? If so, keep in mind that each unit gets to purchase one parking pass. If you will be driving separately from your suite-mates, be sure to look into alternative parking options for the other vehicles such as public lots. If you plan on flying you may want to download the Uber App so you can get a ride to our resort or program some taxi numbers into your phone like Rockstar Cab.

Grab your friends! 

If you are planning a trip with your friends, you will want to make sure that everyone gets in on the planning process. How many rooms will you need? What’s the budget? Most importantly, make sure to get your vacation dates settled with everyone so there is time to request off of work and make other preparations for the trip.

Need time to save money? Don’t let that stop you! 

Saving money for your vacationWhen you book your hotel room with us at hotel BLUE, you will only need to pay for the first night of your stay (including taxes and fees) as well as the optional VIP Plan and the rest won’t be due until you arrive. That gives you plenty of time to save and look forward to getting your tax return in the mail!

Plan what you want to do, but don’t plan too much! 

Vacation is all about relaxing and having fun but it’s also about being spontaneous sometimes. Make a list of things you want to do and see during your Myrtle Beach vacation and do some research ahead of time so you know the costs, operating hours, etc. But, don’t feel like you have to stick to a schedule when you arrive! Letting go of plans and going on “island time” can be one of the most refreshing feelings paired with vacation.

Know about discounts to save money 

Knowing about discounts before your vacation can definitely help you to save money! When booking your stay at hotel BLUE, be sure to check out the resort deals page and see if you qualify for any discounts. Once you’ve booked, check out the discounts card page to view all the discounts you will be able to get with your VMB Card that you get for free at check-in! Vacationing in Myrtle Beach can be affordable and fun!

Plan on booking online? Check out our Tips For Booking Online blog for more insider tips!

What vacation prep tips do you have? Comment below!

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