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“Beautiful but overpriced” 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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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Beautiful but overpriced”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

These villas are in a great area of Myrtle Beach. The rooms are very clean and attractively decorated. Plenty of towels for bathing and pool. They only have 2-bedroom 2-bath units here with a king bed in the master and 2 queen beds in the second bedroom. They are very amply sized for 2 to 4 people. The kitchen was equipped with nice dishes and cooking equipment. We had an ocean view room and the balcony was perfect for ocean gazing. We stayed in Winter so the rates were very reasonable, but their rates average $700 in the Summer which is way out of line for this type property. I would highly recommend when rates are low, but there are lots of other comparable resorts for half the price in Summer months.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 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
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Augusta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My daughter was attending a dance convention at the Mariott hotel across the driveway and ,thanks to advice from my tripadvisor family, I opted to stay here instead of the hotel. This place is wonderful !! The facilities look brand new (not sure how old it is). The beds were super comfortable, the bathrooms were outfitted with the latest fixtures with spa attachments to all showers AND baths. The suite was very roomy with a beautiful view of the ocean. There were several heated pools that I did not have an opportunity to check out, but I will when I go again, because I WILL be coming back. The staff, INCREDIBLY friendly and helpful. My only quibble,is that they ask you to strip the beds prior to checking out...I really don't want to do housework on vacation.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Bluffton
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013 via mobile

Was here for a conference at the Marriott hotel next door. There were 4 of us and it was less expensive than 2 hotel rooms for 2 nights. Lots of space, full kitchen, great views, friendly staff. Will be back again!

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

I Loved this resort. I would rather stay here than go to Jamaica anytime. This resort was wonderful. The room was luxurious, the kitchen fully equipped, the patio balcony full size table and chairs, the Woodsy Bar, everything about this resort I loved. If I could afford to have another timeshare I would buy into this. The Marriott now has a points program that sounds fabulous and worth the money(not just a regular timeshare). The staff was more than attentive, they gave us a dinner coupon for Rios(Brazilian all meat restaurant) fabulous. Makes Fogo De Chao look miserable. Loved it, loved it, didn't want to go home it was so great. Heated pools throughout the grounds, heated jacuzzi's, heated indoor pool, went to a martini tasting and a wine tasting on the grounds. The staff was wonderful. I went to Jamaica and came back wishing I had just gone to the Grand Dunes.

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  • Stayed March 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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Wilmington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We wanted a New Year's weekend nearby. This place and its personnel were on their best game, even for a slow weekend. Nobody let down on service. We felt well-taken care of by every staff member.
We have now deposited to return this summer.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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The Forks, Maine
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Wow....that just about sums it up for this place. Off season rates made this place a steal. Just happened upon this place looking for a Marriott in Myrtle Beach. We had a senior discount and I am a Marriott Rewards member but the suite was $129/night. We had 2 bedrooms, 1 King and 2 Queens and a living, kitchen and 2 baths and a direct ocean view. Stunning. Very Clean and quiet. If you have a chance to snatch a weekend in MB off-season try this place for sure. All booked up for the summer already! I can see why!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Toronto
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98 reviews 98 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

From the check-in experience to the grounds to the rooms, everything is first class. I arrived at 1P for a 4P check-in and after being told that my room wasn't ready, Jessica placed a call and passed an offer to me of the TOP floor, corner unit, in the building I was going to be in anyway. They have oceanview, oceanside and oceanfront buildings depending on your points or exchange. The oceanview are in the back but are much taller. The oceanside are the north or south facing sides of the oceanfront buildings. The weather was a little chilly but since I had no roof over my balcony I got all the sun whenever it was out. The master bedroom has 2 queen-size beds and the guest has 1 king, all with the fantastic Marriott bedding. The view over the whole property was fantastic. The kids play area, two pools, well maintained landscape were all excellent.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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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
#3 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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