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“Spring Break haven” 5 of 5 stars
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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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Ranked #4 of 215 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Sumter, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Spring Break haven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I have always driven by the Marina Inn going to the outlets in North Myrtle Beach, but I have never stayed there. I was in for a treat when I decided to stay here during my Spring Break for a few days. I stayed in a very spacious and very clean King suite. It was very peaceful and relaxing. Can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

The great parts about the hotel were the beautiful landscaping, great amenities, and amazing view of the marina. However, there was hair in the bathtub and shower on arrival, the fireplace wouldn't work, room service from Waterscapes was terrible (frozen chicken fingers that tasted like they were warmed up in a toaster oven and pizza that had a crust that was still doughy). The shower also had a funky smell. The indoor pool was great, but we couldn't find any chairs available at the outside pool. The fitness center is very small, just your basic equipment. There is a full kitchen in the room which is nice, but there was only 2 spoons, no dish soap/sponge to wash said spoons to use again unless you wanted to run the dishwasher for an entire cycle. The curtains could be a little better at blocking out the sun in the morning, we pulled them closed as well as we could. They say they have an evening turndown service, but we saw no evidence of such. Overall, housekeeping could do a better job, but the hotel is a great choice in the Myrtle Beach area.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for one night while we were on vacation. It was our one night without kids. The food is awesome and our king suite was relaxing.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

We were a bit apprehensive about staying off the beach, but it worked out for the best. We stayed in the two bedroom villa, and we couldn't have expected any more. Location is close to Broadway at the beach which was the highlight for the kids. If beachfront accommodations are not at the top of your list we would highly recommend this hotel

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PRShelley, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Hello Dubmeister1! There are many hotel choices in Myrtle Beach and we are thrilled that you chose the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for your Myrtle Beach holiday. Although the Marina Inn is not directly oceanfront, we provide a private acess beach for our guests where chairs, towels and umbrellas are provided for our guests on weekends in the spring and every day in the summer. This is a unique service in Myrtle Beach that our guests enjoy. You can then leave the sand at the beach, and take the Marina Inn shuttle back to your room!

Thanks again Dubmeister1! for sharing your positive Marina Inn experience on TripAdvisor.
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Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I got away for a few days during the week and chose The Marina Inn. We were not disappointed! Our room overlooked the marina and golf course fot a beautiful view. Although we didn't use the kitchen, it was a full kitchen with stove, microwave and full size fridge. We walked to Ruth's Chris Steakhouse for dinner one night. The only issue we had was that our key didn't work, but fortunately the bell hop was with us and he let us in with his master key until maintenance could fix it. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel for a romantic or a family get away in Myrtle Beach.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This has to be the most comfortable hotel I have stayed in in the USA to date. From the balcony overlooking the Intercoastal Waterway, to the fireplace in the sitting area, fully-fitted kitchen and spa-like bathroom, it offers everything you could possibly need,and more, for a short,medium or long stay. Located in the Grande Dunes golf course community nr HW 17 at Myrtle Beach ,it is convenient for all the Myrtle attractions and just a 3 hour drive from the Triangle (North Carolina).

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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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PRShelley, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Good morning cameramum! We appreciate that you took some time to share your positive Marina Inn experience on TripAdvisor! As you were kind enough to mention, our guest rooms and villas offer several amenities. Additionally, all of our accommodations include separate showers, upgraded bathroom amenities, bathrobes and wifi. And although the Marina Inn is located inside the 2200 acre Grande Dunes Resort; just outside our entrance is easy access to all of the activities the area has to offer.

Thanks again and since you live close by, we look forward to your return visit soon!
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

For the price, I was expecting something a little better. Check in was fine but there was no valet offer made and we had to ask someone to help with our bags. The room was a bit shabby - large stain on our carpet, smudges on the glass sliding door, loose seal on the shower glass door, lots of dust in the bottom of the robe. We had lunch at Waterscapes - food and service was just ok. I will try somewhere else next time.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PRShelley, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, April 24, 2012
Greetings MelBrisbane73. It is never easy to hear that we did not meet our guests high expectations at the Marina Inn. Our bell staff typically provides outstanding customer service and we continually strive to ensure that our guest rooms & villas are clean and free of defects.
However, we obviously did not live up to our high standards during your visit. Hopefully these room defects were reported during your stay so that we may take steps to correct them.

We sincerely regret that we will not have the opportunity for your return visit. Thanks again for sharing your family's experience on TripAdvisor.
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Address: 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#5 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Inn at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located to top area attractions; AAA 4 diamond rated since 2007 and a 2011 TripAdvisor Top 25 Hotel in the US. Amenities include private access beach with full amenities; pools, whirlpools, sauna, workout facility, two golf courses and tennis onsite & summer children's activities. Additional amenities include: Wi-Fi, valet parking, concierge and in-room spa services. Dining options range from casual to elegant and include our signature restaurant WaterScapes and Ruths Chris also located onsite. ... more   less 
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