We stayed at the Dunes Village Resort from Nov.2 to the Nov.7 in the Palmetto Tower. The hotel was well maintained on the outside and the parking garage was a real plus. The hotel has exterior corridors. This was a bit of a problem because when the weather turned and it became windy with driving rain, we really couldn't leave the room without getting drenched. It did have an overhang but this wasn't enough with the weather we were experiencing. Check in was easy. We reserved a room that was called Angle Oceanfront 2 Bedroom. The really cool part was they gave us a penthouse room! We thought it was odd that we were walking towards the street for a room that was called Oceanfront. After a 10 hour drive we were too tired to say anything at that time. At first glance we were very happy with the room. Beautiful layout, everything you could possibly need. It had central air, a dining room, a breakfast bar,dishwasher, fully stocked kitchen with dishes and utensils, washer and dryer, 3 flat screen tv's, couch and many assorted chairs. The balcony was really large and was facing south, which was great since at this time of the year it was chilly and we were able to sit outside because the sun was shining on this side of the building in the afternoon. The whole side of this room had glass patio doors. It was stunning.The only negative was that the kitchen and dining area was not exactly clean. The dining room table had crumbs on it and the chairs and sofa had crumbs and stains. The stove looked like someone used a dirty towel and smeared grease on it. Once we cleaned off the surfaces we were good to go. It also could have been dusted. The bathroom however was spotless and so were the bedrooms. Perhaps these other areas are used harder. We did it eat in the Captains Cafe and this turned out to be really good and the server was terrific. Seattle Best was never open. As a tip bring your own coffee the hotel does not give you any unless you go to the desk and ask for it. Myrtle Beach hotels seem to do this often, so I know the drill. We didn't use the water areas for some reason it didn't feel that inviting. It seemed more for children. This may be our fault we prefer more of the indoor pool kind of thing, this was more slides and hot tubs. We did bring up the room location the following day but the desk clerk didn't seem to care that we weren't really oceanfront. It would have been nicer to be closer to the ocean but we did have a view, only from the master bedroom and the balcony. North Myrtle Beach is more removed from the action. I think I would have preferred to be alittle closer to shops and restaurants. We had to drive everywhere. All and all this place would be hard to beat and it would be on my list of great places to stay. If I ever moved to the beach this condo was beautiful and the layout was just perfect.