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“Wonderful Beach” 5 of 5 stars
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Marriott's Grande Ocean
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   51 South Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928   |  
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Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Hilton Head
Prospect, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
“Wonderful Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We stayed here on a recent family trip and were very pleased with the location, property condition, staff, amenities and, most importantly, access to the beach. In my opinion, Hilton Head has some of the best beaches in the country and this Marriott has direct acess to it. You are also next door to Sea Pines and a short drive/ bike ride from Harbortown or South Beach. Hilton Head is completely accessible by bike and the Grande Ocean has its own rental vendor which is reasonable in price. They even have 2 children strollers for their bikes, so a family of 3-4 can rent for the week and literally bike everywhere on safe, convenient paths. Just a great perk. The pools are all heated and there are plenty of spa/hot tubs. The management is helpful and knowledgable about the surrounding area. The condos are spacious, tastefully decorated and complete with large wash rooms. I highly recommend the property for all travelers, specifically families, year round. You're very close to Hilton Head's airport and Savannah's isn't too far a drive.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My family has been going here for several years. This is a fine place, well kept and well run. The employees are friendly and helpfull. There are organized events for all ages. There are a large number of excellent places to eat.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Girardeau, Mo
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11 hotel reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed here last week and found it extremely enjoyable. 2 bedroom condo was plenty large for the 6 adults we had in our group. Wonderful grounds and ammenities, right on the beach. The fitness facility was also great as one could look out over the ocean while working out. The market place located right below had items to purchase in case you forgot something. However, it was extremely pricey, so I would suggest going to the grocery store about a mile away.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

Loved the Grande Ocean. The condo was clean and large. It felt like being home. Had a little parking problem the first night, but just moved over to next building parking garage. We were in Starfish and had a good view of the ocean. Our unit was happicapped accessible, which was perfect because I broke my foot the week before. Kitchen was well equipped and having 2 bathrooms was wonderful. All the employees were friendly. Liked having towels refreshed. There was a recorded call daily listing all scheduled activites for the day, plus the weather forecast. Received a free pass for Pine Island, which we used twice. There were plenty of lounge chairs around the pool area. I didn't like that we were asked to attend a time share presentation, but we said no and that was it. Also, the last morning the water in the shower was luke warm at best. My husband called the main desk and we were told because we were the first to use the shower, we would need to run hot water in the tub until it got hot.The reason being we were one of the buildings furthest away from the hot water source. Wished we'd known before the luke warm showers. We would definitely return. Super relaxing stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PEORIA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was our second visit to Hilton Head and second stay at Marriott's Grande Ocean Resort. My parents have a timeshare and they exchanged their resort for this one, as they do every year. It is a very nice place, well-maintained and in a great location, right on the beach. We stayed in the Laughing Gull building on the third floor but still had a view of the ocean, along with the pool. Two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room and balcony in our unit. All facilities were nice. Being able to rent bicycles right at the resort is convenient too. The resort has many activities available on a daily basis for all ages. I'm sure we will be back again someday.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I would like to thank the marriott
s Grande Ocean for a WONDERFUL honeymoon Oct 7-10 my new wife was over whelmed with the villa room and the beach. We Had a great time the rooms were clean the accomadatiions was great just a perfect stay and very romantic for a new couple. I have plenty of friends here in tennessee and i have told them all about Marriiott Grande Ocean in Hilton Head,SC.Thanks to you all and God Bless

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel with large suite. Beautiful views of the ocean. Grounds are extremely well maintained and exude a South Carolina feel. Fantastic beaches with easy access. Great location with access to bike trails throughout the south side of the island. Very attentive staff. Will definitely return.

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Address: 51 South Forest Beach Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Grande Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
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