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“You get what you pay for...” 3 of 5 stars
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Grande Shores Ocean Resort
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   201 77th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572   |  
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$66 (USD)
Ranked #55 of 215 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“You get what you pay for...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

This was my second trip to the Grande Shores and not much has changed since our last visit in 2010. First off the location is fabulous! It's right on the beach, walking distance to the grocery store and many restaurants and shops. We received great service from all the staff and we enjoyed the Shoreline Café for happy hour!! The property itself just looks tired. I understand these hotels take a beating from the salty air, but there was just something about it that made it seem like it needs attention (more that just a fresh coat of paint). After our first night we asked to change rooms because we found ants in the bathroom and the gal at the front desk handled this professionally and promptly. I was also surprised that this place makes you pay a deposit at the time of booking.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Thank you for your review and for choosing Grande Shores. I am pleased to see you enjoyed many aspects of your visit, such as our location and staff. I will also make sure the staff in Shoreline hears you enjoyed spending happy hour with them. Please know we are in the process of going thru all of our hotel rooms to fine tune all aspects of the room and in a few weeks we will be receiving new draperies and bedding. I know this attention and new elements will go a long way in making that part of Grande Shores a great place to vacation. Our condo owners are investing in draperies and new bedspreads as well. We have almost finished going thru all the condos to make sure everything is just so for our guests. I certainly hope you will return to Grande Shores to see these improvements. Again, thank you and happy traveling.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I have stayed at this location a number of times over probably 8 years, and the last several times I noticed it is in need of some repair. I stayed in an efficiency unit in early December, and since I was traveling alone, I did not need much in the amenities department. I changed rooms after checking in due to a couple of things. One, I could see daylight under the door through a gap of about an inch. I also noticed that the sliding glass door would not lock, nor could it be pinned with the night lock. After changing rooms, I noticed the HVAC unit had a piece that had come loose and was laying on the deck outside. The shower curtain had been re-mounted, but was again sagging and about to come down...it needed some wall anchors, and I found some ants on the bathroom floor. The television was decent, but the guide did not match the right channels. Great location, and I'll probably stay there again, but it badly needs some attention.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for being such a loyal guest and please accept our apology that you had difficulties during your last visit. We are going through our hotel rooms now taking care of all the details that make for a great stay. We do pay close attention to our guest comments. We do believe we will have great hotel rooms to offer this season, especially with our new draperies and bedding that should arrive anytime. As a past guest you will see a great improvement during your next stay. Again, thank you for your review and loyalty.
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We have stayed at this property several times, and it never disappoints. Not the flashiest property, but with the location and amenities for a very pleasant stay. Winter prices are amazing- we stayed again in an oceanfront suite - even on the 10th floor you can hear the ocean. Nice view up the beach. Walking distance to grocery store, shopping, drugstore, etc. 5 minutes to the Carolina Opry / Pirates' Voyage. Our rooms have always been clean and well-appointed. Beds comfortable. TVs good quality. Free hi-speed wireless internet. Yes, there's some visible wear, but nothing stays new forever. I like the indoor parking and indoor pool in the winter We have stayed at several higher-end properties but see no reason to spend the extra $$$.

Room Tip: if not oceanfront, views are better from north side of the building.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
Thank you for your positive review and for being a return guest at Grande Shores. Off season is a great time for traveling to Grande Shores and for our team in housekeeping and engineering as they make improvements to our common areas and rooms. We certainly agree that our location is the most beautiful in Myrtle Beach. We hope to have you again soon. Don't forget spring is an amazing time to visit and our rates are great during that time as well. Thanks again!
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Burlington, North Carolina, United States
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

I could not find the great hotel that I read in tripadvisor reviews. Who wrote those reviews? the management? I found a hotel in desperated need of renovation. My room was run down, dirty arm chair, bedspreads and carpet. But I know that the beach is sandy so some the dirt comes from sand but dirty bedspreads? Few electrical outlets that I had to move the coffee machine to the bathroom to plug in so we could have am coffee. Refrigerator was good size, stove with oven but don't try to cook anything because no bakeware or detergent to clean your dishes. I have stayed in many hotels over the years but this place is one the the worse one I have seen. It had a good view of the beach but you can get that at any hotel. My best advice is take your money to another hotel and enjoy your Myrtle Beach stay. I won't be back here.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, January 3, 2014
Our management team is very sorry to read your review. We take our guest satisfaction seriously and never want a guest checking out so disappointed. I wish we could have addressed your concerns while you were staying at Grande Shores. We have many unit types and in almost all cases can find the right fit for our guests by simply moving rooms. Trip Advisor is a great travel review site and we take our reviews seriously, good and bad. Again, we are sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us. We do have condo units at Grande Shores and manage several other properties in the area. We would be happy to assist in finding just the right fit for you. Thank you for your review.
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

since around 2008 my husband and i have had our thanksgiving near the ocean and grande shores is our favorite, we now have two grandchildren and it"s great to see the look on their faces when they see the ocean,we always have the same great condo, it's always clean and well stocked with kitchen supplies it's a home away from home... can't wait until thanksgiving 2014!!! we'll hopefully be there again...

  • Stayed November 2013, 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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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you Sharon for your past business and your great review. We really need loyal guests like yourself and we appreciate you taking the time to share your Grande Shores experience with Trip Advisor visitors. Thanksgiving at the beach is special. Have a great New Year and thank you again for your review and recommending us to your friends. It does mean a lot to us!!
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It was a pleasure to stay in one of the ocean from rooms. I was put up on the 5th floor, so the view was pretty good. One of the best parts of staying in this room was the early morning sun warming the room with the sound of the waves so distinct. The hotel can definitely do much more in terms of cleanliness but that did not matter much as it was just a one night at the hotel.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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GMSeasideResorts, General Manager at Grande Shores Ocean Resort, responded to this review, December 30, 2013
Thank you for your review and for choosing Grande Shores. Our oceanfront hotel rooms really do offer great views. We are happy to see you enjoyed those beautiful sun rises. I will also pass along your comments on cleanliness. We do not like seeing we disappointed in this area but will do additional inspections to assure we do no miss anything in the future. Again, thank you and Happy New Year to you and your family!!
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Address: 201 77th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#45 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Shores Ocean Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 231
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