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Review of Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach

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Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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Ranked #32 of 215 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Concord, NC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“good news, bad news”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

First the good news. The beds are extremely comfortable, providing a great pillow top! Bad news: we had an ocean front double.... and it is extremely small. There is only a very small fridge available and just about every available counter space is occupied...it is that small. They will also fee you to death... self parking fee.. internet fee..and there is NO lazy river available. The hot tub (indoor) looked yellow and scary. Wedneday we had hoped for a breakfast buffet.. nope.. only available on weekends. Sorry, I will not pay $14 for french toast. The self parking ramp is also scary at night as there is NO LIGHTING. IF you are a female walking alone, like me, it is intimidating. It is quite a walk from the parking ramp to the room .No bible in the room, but there was a copy of the book of mormon. what do you expect though.. as Marriott is owned by mormons.. ok, i can live with that. Stay for the beds... go somewhere else for a small kitchen and bigger room.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cary, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great hotel with a great customer service . staff are great and friendly. Hotel looks great . awsome pool and spa. Main restaurant and pool cafe offers a good selection and value coupled with great service and decor. rooms are very clean and comfortable bed . valet parking gets a bit busy but staff are great

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  • Stayed August 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We decided last minute to go to Myrtle Beach for a short getaway. We wanted to go some where warm and on the beach and this worked out perfectly. The weather was great - low 80s. We wanted to go somewhere that was more upscale than the usual condo-type place. This has to be one of the nicer places on Myrtle Beach. What was great was that the place had slowed down. No kids around to speak of. As mentioned the pools were really nice. The indoor pool was a great temperature and there was plenty of room in the hot tubs. The pool bar, the Cove, was open and serving drinks and food - expensive food/drink - but so relaxing to be served on the nice cushy lounge chairs. The service was very nice at the bar - since it wasn't crowded, the servers spent time chatting and taking extra steps. This was true at breakfast, which was an expensive breakfast buffet ~$16.00 person. The buffet was very extensive though: home made waffles and omelets, various eggs, salmon and bagels, muffins, grits and oatmeal. We enjoyed ourselves. Our room was at the very top of the Marriott hotel on the fifteenth floor facing the ocean. It was a great view, but although there were sliding doors, there really wasnt much of a balcony. You needed to be on lower floors facing the ocean to have good balconies. However, we really liked the room, which had a very high, deep king-size bed with lots of pillows. It had a refrigerator, coffee and flat screen TV. Strangely, there was no HBO or in-room movies. The room was a bit run down for the cost -$224 a night. Housekeeping was only okay. I wish that housekeeping had replaced all the worn down 'paper' items, like the breakfast menu, the 'unused' soap which was in boxes that saw better days, the notepad which was dog-eared. I, too, object to having to pay for wifi and parking. But it was a nice place and a nice break.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We had one night to stay in Myrtle Beach and chose the Marriott. Great choice. It was off season so there were not a lot of guests besides two business groups. The rooms were nice and we were given ocean views. I was able to get up and watch the sunrise from mine. The weather was super and we enjoyed the outside bar and watch the people walk and bike on the beach. It was interesting to see that at low tide the beach was hard enough for biking and many folks took advantage. The Marriott was a good location, provided great service (including free shuttle service to local restaurants and bars), and nice rooms. Although we didn't take advantage, they had several pools and a nice gym. I plan to return with the family.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Although this hotel is a bit more expensive than most chains in the area, it was comfortable, clean and very quiet in the rooms. The negatives are they charge to use WiFi and to use the computers in the business center and they charge to park your car (whether by valet, or self parking). The price should have covered all these areas.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the ocean are more money than the other rooms
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Memphis, Tennessee
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254 reviews 254 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 92 cities Reviews in 92 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Some great views of the beach and Ocean from the rooms. Some rooms have nice balconies.
Hotel is nice and also has some nice pools. Plenty of room at the Beach. Restaurant service can be improved.
Beach chairs require rental fees.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My husband and I just cameback from a long weekend at the Marriott Resort. We had an overall great experience here and would not hesitate returning. What was most impressive was the way were treated by all of the staff. They were so friendly and helpful. The complex itself is very beautiful. I found our room to be clean and decorated pretty nice but nothing too extraordinary. The beds were comfortable. We originally rented a resort view room and to our suprise the hotel upgraded us to an ocean view room. Eventhough it is oceanview there is however no balcony. I assume to get a balcony you would need to get an ocean front room. To me, that might be worth the extra money. I missed having a balcony to relax on. The pools are great and there is easy access to the beach. I was disappointed that they do charge you to park your car. You also need to rent chairs and umbrellas for the beach they are not provided by the hotel. I also did like the location of the resort. It is on 82nd street which gives you easy access along the strand.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach

Address: 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#12 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#31 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#34 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes Myrtle Beach 4*
Number of rooms: 405
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is ocean front,located in the upscale Grande Dunes community. Our guests enjoy the many amenities our AAA rated four diamond hotel has to offer! Consider championship golf, tennis,a work out in our fitness room, swim in our indoor or outdoor tropical ocean front pool,visit our on site European spa or relax and enjoy the simple but priceless pleasure of sitting on our pristine beach and soaking up the South Carolina sun. ... more   less 
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