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.

Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

3.0 of 5 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Hotel website
Hotel deals
Hotel packages
Special Offer
Earn Rewards Points!
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Write a Review

617 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    448
    122
    32
    5
    10
See reviews for
358
114
13
12
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (205)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (617)
  • Mar-May only
    (167)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (192)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (146)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (112)
All months
Charleston, South Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed here this weekend. I was disappointed in the oceanfront-ness of the room I reserved. The three oceanfront buildings are arranged in a "U" shape. The problem is that only the side buildings have what I would consider true oceanfront rooms. By that I mean, you walk out on the balcony and have 180 degree views of the ocean.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in South Carolina and I come to Myrtle Beach often. We had family in town and decided to stay here. The decor was a little dated and needs some love, but other than that we loved it. One room has a king bed and the other room has 2 queen beds. It was very clean. Our washer/dryer unti... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baltimore, Maryland
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this time share in early January, 2015. The setting is lovely. We could see the ocean from our balcony. The weather was cold, so we could not go into the ocean, but it was so nice to see it anyway. We used the indoor pool and the daily exercises that were held in the pool. The classes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenville, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oceanwatch is still a good resort. We have often visited throughout all seasons. My kids have always enjoyed the heated swimming pools even during winter. It was very disappointing to arrive and see that all larger and kid pools are "cold plunge pools" now! The Marriott website still shows various pics (Woodsy pool) suggesting "heat year round". But the website... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Lyndhurst, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have stayed here, both times off season the end of December. Loved it both times! First time we did oceanfront, this time oceanside. Not disappointed with either view. No buildings to the north side of our villa in the Scallop building to block a great view of the beach. Love the villa amenities: fully... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Woodstock, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This to be one of the best places to be at, great amenities and facilities, i was all around impressed. I stayed up on the 16th floor in the penthouse villas, very nice and clean, very inviting and comfortable. Im also big on the quality of beds in the places i stay at, the secondary bedroom had to big beds... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you might as well do it here. I dont love the whole crazy crowded beach experience and therefore never thought I would do Myrtle Beach. However, now with kids and family all up and down the East Coast this became the destination for us. We have stayed at a lot of the Marriott Vacation club sites and this is the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take our boys, (4 and 11) to Myrtle Beach for a surprise Christmas trip. We had never been to Myrtle Beach before but it looked like there was a lot to do. We loved the city! The whole city is very oriented to families and there are so many activities that are fun for kids. We did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hamilton
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Marriott is outstanding, situated right on the Atlantic ocean with spacious villas, many pools, hottubs, kids treehouse, basketball court, sand volley ball, pool tables, ping pong and shuffle board to name a few. This is a time share property but staff do not harass you to listen to lectures if you are not interested. The ocean views are spectacular,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
MarriottVacationClub, Corporate Customer Care at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review

Thank you for your five-star TripAdvisor review! Your kind words are appreciated and we look forward to your next stay at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
46 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove into Myrtle Beach with no reservations for a little two day, post Christmas getaway. We checked out a few highly rated Trip Advisor properties on Ocean Drive and they were all just ok. They were crowded, the rooms a little musty smelling, open air hallways, but ocean front. Then we drove a little further and saw this property... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
MarriottVacationClub, Corporate Customer Care at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review

It sounds like fate brought us together! Thank you for your great TripAdvisor review and for choosing us on your recent outing to Myrtle Beach. We hope to host your family again soon at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Very nice(11)
  • Time share(4)
  • Ocean front(4)
  • Woodsy pool(3)

Additional Information about Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

Address: 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 3*
Number of rooms: 374
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Despegar.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Marriott and Odigeo so you can book your Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Marriott`s Oceanwatch Villas At Grande Dunes Hotel Myrtle Beach
Marriotts Myrtle Beach
Marriotts Oceanwatch Hotel
Marriott Myrtle Beach
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#1 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#27 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach

515 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (256)
Viewed
Room/suite (44)
Viewed
View from room (35)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (62)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (57)
Viewed
Family/play areas (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
Other (44)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (238)
Viewed
Amenities (42)
Viewed
Beach (8)
Viewed
Pool (28)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (14)
Viewed
The Hotel (63)
Viewed
Two Bedroom Villa (83)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (21)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay