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“So Many Awesome Pools” 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 #3 of 27 Hotels in Hilton Head
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Augusta, Georgia
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93 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“So Many Awesome Pools”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My grandmother owns a timeshare here and we have visited lots. There is a convenience store pizza hut and a small burgers/dogs restaurant right on the resort. There are plenty of activities, great views right on the ocean with rockers and swings, too. Jim's Pool Bar is a MUST for the BEST fresh fruit drinks!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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chesterfied NJ, USA
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Marriott Grande Ocean in Hilton Island is truly a grand vacation resort that exceeds expectations. We have stayed at this property at least 8 times during the past 10 yrs and have never been disappointed. The location is perfect, the villas are spacious, well equipped and very clean, and there are a variety of activities offered daily. The property is beautiful and the various pools always sparkling clean. Plus the staff is professional, courteous and goes out of their way to address any questions or concerns you may have during your stay. The Grande Ocean is the best place on HHI ... always our first choice!

Room Tip: We like the ocean side villas .... floors 3, 4 or 5 ... never disappointed.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Ohio, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

For over 15 yrs been coming to this resort and it never fails me! Best place and location on island!!!! Great staff , extremely clean rooms and great activities fir all ages!!! Beach patrol girl on beach was amazingly nice as was the help around the grounds! Unfortunately we booked late so had to move to another Marriott for last two days (which was awful) different review!!! Now my kids love to come back and feel comfortable here!!! Easy vacation thank you

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with 2 young kids for family vacation. Was overwhelmed by all the Marriott choices on the island and we chose the best. The location is perfect. We had a 2 bedroom unit recently remodeled booked thru Redweek. We usually vacation in Hawaii was not sure what to expect. The island is super laid back and some amazing restaurants. The hotel has lots of activities (some free and some nominal charge) for kids of all ages. No kids club but enough activities to help with the entertainment of the kids. Not sure I would want to come child free if you don't mind the noise of families and pool. Staff is super attentive. If you receive an updated unit and other updates are completed it will be a win win. We will come back.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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mbeach89
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We traded our timeshare week in Myrtle Beach, for a week on Hilton Head Island for a change of pace. My family and I really enjoyed Marriott's Grande Ocean. First of all, the villa was huge! We stayed in the Laughing Gull building and our villa overlooked the putting green near the Dolphin Pool. Parking is available outside the building as well as under. So, first floor villas are actually on the second level. The grounds were clean and well maintained. The pools (I believe) are heated and seemed to be the salt water variety, which was easy on the skin.

Biking: You MUST rent a bike and ride through Sea Pines Nature preserve. I was stupid and rented a bike for $10/day....I should have done the much better deal of $30/week...I would have rode more. You can bike pretty much anywhere on the island. The paths are paved and fairly flat. One day I biked from Grand Ocean to Marriott's Barony Beach and also Surfwatch to check out those Marriott properties..around 8 miles each way from Grande Ocean...but an easy ride.

The beach at Grande Ocean is fantastic. Very wide and you can wade out quite far before the water gets deep. You can rent chairs and umbrellas, or bring your own. Many people brought those 10' x 10' fold up tents you see at tailgate parties..I may have to do that next time.

The staff were all friendly and knowledgeable.

My wife enjoyed Pool Bar Jim's...good drinks, and live music.

Downside......the poolside restaurant closes at 4:00?!?!? You can get food until 9:00 or 10:00 at the Marketplace...but kind of inconvenient.

Downside 2: Parking. If you go out to eat and come back around 9:30 or later, parking is scarce. Overflow parking available across the street from the resort.

This is certainly a first class operation...just like what you would expect from a Marriott Timeshare.

Room Tip: If you have kids with you, ask for a room near the Dolphin Pool.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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105 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I stayed here over 4th of July week and had a great experience! The resort is very nice and clean. It is evident that the property is well maintained. There was plenty of room at the pools and the resort was right along the beach. The beach access was excellent!

The location of the resort with regards to the rest of the island was very good. We were close to Coligny Plaza and Sea Pines.

The room was clean on arrival. The staff members of the resort were friendly and accommodating.

The only complaint I had was the limited parking. We did have trouble finding a space one night, but this is to be expected on a busy holiday week. Regardless, I would stay at this resort again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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62 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We visited during the low season and got an amazing deal on an ocean front villa. The view from our unit and the sound of the waves made for a great experience. While it was too cold for the beach, we did walk along the shore, hike, swim in the heated pools and enjoyed some of the resort activities. Our children (4 under the age of 8) loved Hilton Head and we are already planning a return trip.

Stayed January 2014
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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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Grande Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
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