We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

The Mermaid Inn

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Professional photos
The Mermaid Inn
The Mermaid Inn
Panoramas (9)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 195: English reviews
Asheboro
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you would like to spend the night with other guests roaming the public areas with open containers, smoking pot, shouting obscenities and generally disturbing the peace, this is the place for you. If then, when you complain, the manager tells you it is those guests "right" to do those things, that they are "human beings" who work "11 hours...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank staceyH49
FONDA
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place was just perfect for our brief stay and rather inexpensive. We showed up really late, got our room and it was clean and warm. Its a motel, but is ocean front and has a pool. Rather over looked by the bigger guys, but let me tell you, I would go back in a heartbeat. Best ocean front rates...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sheila L
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 19 October 2016

the staff was very helpful to me and my friend. Very small little hotel. Kind of noisy at times but right on the beach and very close to the attractions. Has both unsmoking and smoking rooms. I got the bottom level just like I asked. Was not charged a deposit. Parking was small but did have extra.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Pam A
Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This will have been our third stay at The Mermaid Inn, great location for beach access, clean and friendly. Perfect for a 3 night stay avoiding the noise and bustle of Myrtle Beach. Pet friendly too and plenty of space to walk dogs. Rooms are well maintained, a little dark but then it is an old style Motel property. There...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gill T
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This little old school motel sits between two mega hotels on the beach. Rooms are very clean and decorated in fun bright beachy colors. Pool is beach front. Staff are very friendly. Pet friendly was a plus for us.

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank wahini79
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 22 September 2016

NOT an ocean view as advertised. ALL rooms face the parking lot. The beach area is small and gross and you can't see it from the hotel anywhere. The tub had hair in it and even after I wiped it out, it was still so dirty that I wouldn't take a bath. So I took a shower instead but the...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank kristapowers23
Whitney Point, New York
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I was visiting Myrtle Beach with a friend and we had the pleasure of staying at The Mermaid and spending most of our time in the pool there or at the beach. The hotel is literally right next to the beach. The rooms and lobby are perfectly themed. The rooms had everything we needed, including a microwave and a fridge....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank og01267n
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nestled between huge resorts, the Mermaid Inn sits small but proud just within sight of the beach. The rooms are well-equipped with microwave and refrigerator, however there is no freezer. If accessibility is an issue due to age or infirmity, make sure to request a room on the first floor as there is no elevator. The pool is cold but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Tiff1867
Forest, Virginia
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night while waiting on our house in Holden Beach to be ready for the week. It was horribly filthy. It was my husband, myself, and my 7 yr old autistic daughter. We arrived very late and just needed a place for the night. The next am, we went into the bathroom. The shower was falling...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank jdhartman1
Donald B, General Manager at The Mermaid Inn, responded to this review

Ms. Hartman I do apologize once again about the shower rod in your room, However you and your family checked into the room during the evening and occupied the room all evening and night and you failed to contact anyone at the front desk about the issue until the next morning. I did what I thought was fair and discounted...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Mermaid Inn is a very clean, comfortable place to stay right on the beach. The room was spacious, clean, has fridge & microwave, the staff is friendly and helpful, pets are allowed as well. There is no onsite bar or restaurant but is a short drive to anything on the beach. It can get a little noisy with cars,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lorleafa

411 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (89)
Viewed
Room/Suite (24)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (13)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (1)
Viewed
Other (30)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (293)
Viewed
Amenities (27)
Viewed
Beach (21)
Viewed
Pool (21)
Viewed
Standard Double Queen Room (35)
Viewed
Standard King Room (35)
Viewed
The Hotel (54)
Viewed
Two Bedroom King & Queens Suite (53)
Viewed
Two Bedroom King & Twins Suite (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (29)
Viewed
Room/Suite (19)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Myrtle Beach hotels
6.7 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Myrtle Beach Hotel
0.7 km away
Cabana Shores Hotel
Cabana Shores Hotel
#87 of 216 in Myrtle Beach
181 reviews
1.0 km away
La Quinta Inn & Suites Myrtle Beach at 48th Avenue
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 km away
The Patricia Grand, Oceana Resorts
8.7 km away
Ocean Park Resort, Oceana Resorts
4.9 km away
Aqua Beach Inn
Aqua Beach Inn
#45 of 216 in Myrtle Beach
492 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
One of Myrtle Beach's Hotel gems, formally known as the Cherry Tree Inn, is reopening as The Mermaid Inn. This smaller ocean front hotel has undergone a complete makeover with all 57 rooms renovated to have either 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed with Queen size sleeper sofa. We are also offering beautifully decorated suites. All of our rooms have an ocean view and come with the essentials that you have come to expect. Each room is equipped with a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and 42" flat screen TV. The Mermaid Inn provides FREE local and long distance phone calls within the Continental US, as well as free wireless internet access for our guests. We have guest laundry facilities located on our property for our guest’s convenience.Whether you are enjoying the surf and sand, our large outdoor pool and deck, or strolling around the nearby ocean front park; our goal is that your stay with us be one of comfort and relaxation. Our location is close enough to the excitement of Myrtle Beach, yet far enough away to provide the relaxed vacation experience that you and your family has been looking forward to. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Mermaid Inn

Address: 5400 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-2350 (Formerly The Cherry Tree Inn)
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Price Range: €56 - €171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Mermaid Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Priceline, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your The Mermaid Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Cherry Tree Hotel Myrtle Beach
Cherry Tree Hotel
Cherry Tree Motel
Hotel Style:
#49 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Mermaid Inn staff and other travellers.
9 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (9)

Questions? Get answers from The Mermaid Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I had the bottom level. Three level hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles , 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“None of the rooms overlook the beach but the beach is within a couple of minutes walking.”
 of 5 bubbles GST52, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pet friendly!”
 of 5 bubbles wahini79, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Go to the south side! North Myrtle is the ghetto of Myrtle Beach!”
 of 5 bubbles kristapowers23, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would not want to stay near one of the stairwells, just due to foot traffic”
 of 5 bubbles Lorleafa, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay