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“A precious bit of elegance in a sea of look alike hotels” 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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
syracuse
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“A precious bit of elegance in a sea of look alike hotels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

At last we have found a great hotel in Myrtle Beach that we love to return to. Great views, great rooms, very good meals. The new chef makes dinners a treat. Bananas foster French toast for breakfast is a must.

Room Tip: We like the marina view.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidinMB, General Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, March 7, 2014
Dear Winterperson, Thank you for your thoughtful and beautiful review of The Marina Inn. You are absolutely right, by the way, our French Chef Julien, is absolutely wonderful and has made dining a memorable experience in our restaurant Waterscapes and lobby bar Reflections, no matter what time of day. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. All the best, David Nelson, GM.
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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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Southbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed at the Marina Inn last weekend for a mom/daughter weekend. From the time we pulled up to the front door to the time we left, the service was top notch. The valet parking attendants were so friendly and helpful. The receptionist was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. We needed a handicapped room and an early arrival so my 93 year old mom could rest before we went out for the evening. The room was immaculate, very attractive with a nice view. The hotel is beautiful, outside and inside. The beds were the most comfortable we'd ever slept in at any hotel. The location was quiet but easily accessable to anywhere in Myrtle Beach. I'm looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DavidinMB, General Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, March 3, 2014
Dear Maddux B: Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us with your mom. I was truly gratified to hear that your mom and you had an enjoyable stay…you enjoyed our beds, you room was immaculate, had a nice view, and thought the hotel was beautiful. Most importantly, thank you for your great comments regarding our staff…our valet and receptionist team will be very glad to hear your comments. I sincerely hope you will have warm memories of your visit for many years to come. Please extend out sincerest best wishes to your mom as well.
Sincerely, David Nelson, General Manager
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Delray Beach, Florida
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Marina Inn for Valentine's Day. The room was beautiful! We ended up upgrading to a room with a fireplace since it was a little chilly and, more ROMANTIC! The view was gorgeous, definitely get a room with a view of the Marina. It was a little too cold to enjoy the pool and the hot tub, but they looked very enticing. Grounds are well maintained and the staff are there to serve! In all, this was a great place to stay! No complaints here!

Here's something you should know. The website states that they have spa services. However, the hotel itself doesn't have a spa. So they call and outside service to come and give you a massage in your room. The massage was good, but I was hoping for an actual spa.

If you want to go to a 5 star spa... go to the Anderson Ocean Club on the ocean and get services at Awakening Spa.

Room Tip: If you choose a room with a fireplace. Ask the front desk to send an engineer up to light it for you...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Brooke C, Thank you for taking time to post your review regarding your recent stay here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We are glad that you were able to experience one of our fireplace units, especially with the below normal temperatures we were having. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our grounds as well as the staff. We will be sure to share this information with them. We do apologize for the confusion regarding our in-room spa services. Although the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes does not offer a full service spa we do offer a number of in-room spa service. We do make a point of mentioning the fact that the services are in-room spa services and we are sorry if you did not see this information while on our website. We do hope that you choose to stay with us again during your next visit to the Myrtle Beach area.
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Burbank, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Terrible, unsafe hotel for those with children. Our room had a number of issues and we found a butcher knife in my toddler's hand. Apparently they think it's a good idea to leave them in a bottom drawer and not give parents any warning or childproof their rooms. They keep deleting my reviews to avoid accepting any responsibility for their failures. Hopefully one day they will improve their rooms and their service.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
CarissaBryn, We wanted to reach out to you regarding your recent review. Please know that the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes takes the safety of all of our guests, especially the safety of the children that stay here very seriously. The units here on property that feature full kitchens are set up just as your kitchen would be set up at home. In order to have the kitchens within the units function they are stocked with cookware and utensils for our guests to use while in the unit. Our intent would never be to put a child in danger. It is not a common practice for our cutlery to be placed in a bottom drawer. We have taken steps to ensure that the drawers in the kitchen are inspected prior to the next guest’s arrival to be sure that all of the cookware and utensils were put back in their proper place.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We love the Marina Inn @ Grande Dunes. From the moment you drive up you are made to feel like "family". The staff goes over and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Lovely location, stunning views, beautifully appointed rooms. It's our home away from home!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 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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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, February 11, 2014
slmullins, Thank you so much for taking time to post a review in regards to your most recent stay here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! We appreciate the comments you left regarding our staff going above and beyond and will be sharing your comments with them. Thank you again for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back home again very soon!
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Florence, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My boyfriend and I wanted to get away for the weekend for some relaxation. The views were incredible, the room was clean and beautiful, and the service was outstanding. There are many amenities including a wonderful pool and workout area.

We were able to go to the restaurant, Waterscapes, and it was phenomenal. The staff, including the chef, greeted us with prompt service and smiles.

I would highly recommend this hotel for business/conferences or vacations to anyone!

Room Tip: Try to reserve a room with a view of the Marina. Its a wonderful view to wake up to.
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  • Stayed January 2014, 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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DOSMatMarinaInn, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, February 12, 2014
Hi ErinKucic

Thank you for taking a moment to share your Marina Inn weekend with us. As you experienced, the Marina Inn is a perfect getaway for couples. We are also pleased that you enjoyed our signature restaurant WaterScapes where our team serves the freshest local products available with a Mediterranean twist. And yes, we are a wonderful location for meetings and conventions offering a serene environment with great views!. We also welcome families year round!
Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit!
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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

From the minute we drove into this beautiful resort, we enjoyed every minute of our stay. The front desk personal check in experience, the restaurant staff, and beautiful room were just a few of the wonderful parts that made our stay memorable. This resort has more amenities than anywhere else I have stayed in the area. The General Manager even stopped by our table at breakfast to ensure our stay was comfortable and we had everything we needed. Definitely one of the best resorts that we have experienced and we look forward to coming back!

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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DavidinMB, General Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, February 6, 2014
Dear Michael H: Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and thank you again for staying with us. I am happy you enjoyed your stay and hopefully created many good memories for years to come. Please come back to visit soon…we will be looking forward to it! All the best, David Nelson, GM
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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
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#21 Best Value 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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