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“Truly enjoyed our 4 days” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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Wilmington, NC
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Truly enjoyed our 4 days”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stayed during the last of October when MB is not that busy. Check-in was smooth and desk personnel were friendly and helpful. Hotel is located in the middle of the main attractions and super restaurants are close by. Stayed in a remote building (9) that was next to the indoor pool and gym. Rooms were large and everything was modern and clean. Easy to get around and golf-cart service was available if needed to get around. Used the on-site Express Pizza Hut one day and food was good. It was too cold to use the outside pool and jacuzzi's but they looked to be large and the layout was very nice.

Room Tip: Liked the remote building. Parking was by the door and close to indoor pool.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Aspinwall
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7 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The resort is in the middle of north and south myrtle, great for all restaurants and shopping. Close to the shows. It has many pools and really great employees. This resort also has time share condo,s on the property. Easy acces to the beach

Room Tip: It is great if you can get a ocen view room and the higher floors
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Annapolis, Maryland
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14 hotel reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

My family was here in an oceanfront villa for Thanksgiving Week and spent a lot of time in the very nice pools (one with slide, another with waterfall). Outdoor pools are heated, but still feel cold when exiting in the off-season. If you plan to use the indoor pool, fitness center, or playground a lot, you may prefer the Woodsy (non-waterfront) towers because they are closer to those activities. Location in Myrtle Beach is outstanding, between the restaurants and shopping to the north and the family activities to the south. A few nitpicks: My family was not a fan of the flat feather pillows, but your tastes may vary. And the parking in the small garage during a busy holiday week was a bit of a pain because the garage elevator is not near the tower elevators. But overall, we look forward to visiting again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We spent Thanksgiving weekend 2012 on the 15th floor of one of the towers at the Marriott's Grand Dunes; it was awesome. The four swimming pools are heated to 85 degrees year round. The water slide (in the pools between the towers) is a lot of fun, and we all enjoyed the bar at the main pool. There is a Pizza Hut and Starbucks under the main building as well.
Out front, on the beach, tide pools form (low tide) and the kids were able to find small crabs and little fish. One of my favorite things about the two bedrooms, two bath condo was the television selection. The three TVs all were in HD and we got tons of premium and sports channels. Okay, so I was there with the family, but the TV options made the late nights a bit better for all. This is our new spot in Myrtle and well worth the cost.

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean view on floor 10 or above.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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16 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

We stayed at the Marriott's Oceanwatch Villas at Grande Dunes for Thanksgiving week, 2012. The resort was beautiful, the rooms were immaculate. Although it was a busy holiday week, the staff couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful. Because we are Marriott owners, we had an ocean front room in the Conch tower. The sun rises were breathtaking and the view couldn't have been better.

The kitchen was well-equiped and the beds were the typical very comfortable Marriott beds. We will visit this resort again!

Room Tip: If you have an ocean front room, ask for a room above the second floor for the best view.
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  • Stayed November 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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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We enjoyed this property very much. The staff is wonderful. They offer nice activities that are educational. We attended a shell class and it was wonderful. The staff person was quite knowledgeable and a great teacher. They couldn't do enough for us. The rooms are wonderful and the view is as well. Off season is much more affordable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Middletown, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Even on the off season the hotel did not feel like it was closed down. Even though many of the stands and poolside services were closed, there were plenty of daily activities for kids. The room was fine. The cell reception is poor in the rooms (but the WIFI is excellent!!!)

Room Tip: Ask for 5th floor or higher for good view. It may be hard to get a specific room depending on your...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Address: 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#26 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 3*
Number of rooms: 374
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