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Dunes Village Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   5200 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   |  
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Ranked #10 of 214 hotels in Myrtle Beach
Toronto, Canada
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“Great hotel, great location AND great service!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

For the first this past summer, we decided to stay at the Dunes Village. My family and I absolutely loved the resort, the family atmosphere, the pools, the restaurant and everything else it offers. We decided to go back 2 weeks later...The staff is wonderful, the rooms and are super clean and the ocean view is great, the restaurant downstairs has excellent food and the staff was very warm and welcoming. The rooms have wifi, and very easy to connect to...I highly recommend this resort for family or couple vacations!!! You will love it and will want to go back again!!! Enjoy :)))

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your wonderful review of Dunes Village Resort. We are so happy to hear that we impressed you enough to have you come back 2 weeks later!

Our staff takes pride in their jobs. There is nothing we won't do to help you make that perfect vacation. All you have to do is ask.

We hope you can get back here soon for a few more wonderful vacations! See you then!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

This is my first review...Some things to mention, we travelled for the first time to Myrtle Beach with inlaws and 9 and 4 year olds. We arrived a bit before ck in and our room wasnt ready, but they took our cell number and gave us parking passes. We had a nice lunch in the capts cafe and then got our room keys. I must mention the hallways are mostly "outdoor" and open and drafty. So walks from the water park back to your room was chilly and breezy, Id suggest bringing a robe! But the kids didnt mind and it was a quick walk. WE LOVED having the kitchen, as we were there for a week, we cooked all our breakfasts and most lunches. The kitchen had plenty of silverware/plates. There were 3 glass bowls sm med lrg., one plastic lg bowl. one 8 inch skillet and one 10 ish inch skillet, one 2 qt pan and one sauce pan....It had flippers, can opener, blender, knives, coffee pot, toaster (4 slice) and micro, stove, full fridge. A few more bowls would have been nice...but was ok with what we had. They provided dish washer soap and dish soap, and wash cloths and towels for the kitchen a nice bonus! Some things not to forget....salt and pepper and other spices AND ziploc bags and saran wrap...Only if you plan to cook in! There were many grocery store options and the front desk was extremely helpful with this. We mostly shopped at the BiLo on 38th Ave. But there were many choices. The waterparks of course have chlorine, so pack the kids goggles!! We broke the rules and did wrap the kids in towels from the pool to our rooms...its off season and there were plenty so I didn't feel too guilty about it! The WONDERFUL Find was the outdoor pool and lazy river at The Palms were well heated!!! So we could breathe fresh outdoor air which was chilly...but the water was balmy!!!! We enjoyed many hours in the pool! The coffee shop was nice and hubby did have a cup of coffee one day. The Capts cafe had GREAT SERVICE and prices were about what we expected to pay at a resort. We skipped the breakfast buffet...But did attend the Admirals Room for the Thanksgiving Buffet, the Executive Chef was extremely pleasant and cooked over 550lbs of turkey this year! WOW! The food was good, service good..But be advised YOU NEED RESERVATIONS!!! the room is small! and they have 3 seatings (there was a meal availabe at the cafe as well) ..OR there are many many restaurants that offer turkey dinners in the area as well so don't fret!
We had an ocean front deluxe 3 bd rm condo for the week, and the housekeeping staff was very helpful and pleasant and gave us extra kitchen towels when asked..and we did put our privacy needed notice in the door lock every night until we were up and moving in the morning! just a tip...if you dont want to be surprised! We did have a different housekeeper everyday with the holiday, but they were all pleasant and unobtrusive.
Our view was simply breathtaking! Had balconies of master and living area..in the off season when temps are cooler you really MUST get an ocean view! When its breezy or chilly you arent going to want to sit on the beach..but from the comfort of you room....you can see it all! We were put in The Palms Tower floor 10, and our view was great of the skywheel and sunrises and sun sets as well....BEAUTIFUL!
Ckin staff and ckout staff was pleasant and gave us a map of the resort. I would suggest taking a few mins to walk around and see whats there! We found the putt putt on the last day! YES the parking garage is across the street....but we always found a spot, the parking garage elevators are very slow moving so find a lower spot if possible! I would strongly suggest if travelling with handicapped, BRING YOUR handicap parking tag, OR pick them up at the dropoff/pick up zone. The extended golf cart did transport people to and from parking garage, but unless they happened to be there we usually just walked it. It really wasnt that far! There was NO traffic in the off season and parking was permitted in the streets during the day.
Let me say, this resort is hybrid of a condo or house on the beach and a hotel. We have stayed many times in rental homes on the beach....But this was better!
In the offseason This is where you want to stay with kids!
We will be back!
OHHH yeah....wifi was extremely simple...gave us a log in and password at ck in and it was reliable daily/nightly! at no extra charge..THANKS DUNES VILLAGE!

Room Tip: I would say floors 3 and up have best ocean views....We were on 10 and had great views...but lower w...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for your extremely detailed description of Dunes Village Resort. I have nothing to add, other than Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for your wonderful descriptions. I am happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed so much of what we have to offer, and we look forward to having you back soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Dec. 14--20th, 2010 my mom had stage four colon cancer and had a very short time to live and her last wish was to go and watch the ocean. We booked a few rooms at dunes and spent four wonderful days together. I have stayed at many places in myrtle beach but this still is the best place I know. When the manager realized why we were they sent up a complementary fruit basket, staff helped with her oxygen machine, gave us valet service and were completely amazing anything we needed they were glad to help. All the kids loved the water parks, and we ate some delicious seafood at their restarant, even though it was late in the year we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. We had 20ppl four rooms one with a view of the ocean from three sides and on our final day we took family pictures; I will always be grateful for the time we shared together and for the hospitality at dunes. We lost mom just a short week later; but she smiled the whole time we were there and I know she found the peace she was searching for.

Room Tip: The two bedroom oceanfront was one of the nicest rooms I have ever stayed in, it is more like an apa...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
That is one of the most touching stories I have heard with regard to Dunes Village Resort.

I am so glad that a good time was had by all. Thank you for sharing. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

First off I have read many reviews regarding many properties locations and restaurants. It is my experience that with even the nicest places you can't please everyone. I have only posted one other review and that was for an Amalfi Coast tour by Joe Bananas that was over the top excellent. This is the second one I have posted and it is in reply to the post "Just Okay, Overrated dated November 12th.
First off I can't believe it takes you that long to walk across the street because thats where the garage is. Secondly all during the daylight hours there is a free shuttle for those that don't like to walk and the people that man it are as nice as you will ever see.
We stayed at the Palms and our klds and grandchildren were at the Palmetto. I guess it's just taste but we thought the waterpark at the Palmetto was nicer. The walk back and forth was sometimes nice and sometimes brisk but it was only about thirty yards. As far as the chlorine well I for one after seeing all the young children in the water was happy to see they liberally use the chemical if you know what I mean.
We were at the hotel for a month and the staff was excellent. We were always greeted courteously . The room although not new was clean and everything was well looked after.
This is an extremely popular property that is well used and the staff aims to please. I think anyone who looks at the reviews for this property should look at the majority of them and then decide for yourselves if this property is worth staying at. It certainly was for our family.
(As a post script we have been going to Myrtle Beach since 1979 as many as four times a year and we feel this hotel is right up there for the price as one of our favourite locations in Myrtle Beach.)

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on Dunes Village Resort. It is true that you can't please everyone, and we certainly try to accomodate all wishes and desires. Health and safety are our top priority here at Dunes Village Resort, as well as the happiness of our guests.

We appreciate the fact that you spent a wonderful and noteworthy month with us and hope that you will do so again real soon!
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Lexington,sc
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

The Hotel was great in every aspect from check in to check out.The staff were great housekeeping,maintenance,guest services and the service in Captains cafe and the Admiral room the Thanksgiving buffet was excellent and hope you continue this in the future, The service was great especially Dan and Shawn in the Admiral,can we say above and beyond. The pools and the activities for the kids and not to mention the beach just feet away was great. We as a family of two 8 yr olds we recommend to try it and you will see the rave for yourself. Thank you to all at The Dunes Village Resort yall made our holiday soo much more than expected,Keep it up.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
We will continue to be excellent at Dunes Village Resort as long as you continue to come back. The staff here wants nothing more than to provide you with a 5 star stay. "Above and beyond" is how we do everything here, and we are glad you noticed.

Thank you for making Dunes Village Resort your holiday destination this year. See you next year, if not sooner!
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Wow!. Superb. Excellent! I can't speak highly enough of this resort and the staff. My family and I stay in Myrtle Beach about 30 days a year from North Carolina. We have stayed at the Dunes before. We had family fly in from Iowa and we all stayed on the 9th floor. The rooms were , well, five star all the way...... The staff are excellent, and in particular Jordan Starnes , Asst Guest Mgr. He "hooked" us up with the rooms, and then on Sunday arranged for a late check out so we could accomodate folks getting to the airport and packing up food etc... And hats off to Courtney, Chef Moen, and Chrissy in the bar/restaurant. Excellent food and drink, and thanks to you girls for hooking me up at the "private chair" for wayward husbands..(wink wink)......the facilties here are the best. I highly recommend Dunes Village Resort. On a scale from 1 to 10, you guys rate 100! You rock.

Thanks so much for the great time and we'll be seeing you all again soon.

Bryce , Michelle, and Bryce Jr.
The Neier Family

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you so much for such high praise regarding your stay at Dunes Village Resort! Your energy and excitement when describing your stay is contagious. I am so excited that you have such a warm feeling about us and that you and your family were accomodated so thoroughly!

Everyone you mentioned, along with the rest of the Dunes Village Resort staff, want to provide you with the perfect stay. It appears we have succeeded. Thanks for sharing! See you next time.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We had Thanksgiving Dinner at the Captains Cafe and our server Chrissy was super. She was very cheery and made our day. The room was extremely clean and user friendly. The view was terrific.The room had WiFi and was easy to use. Nice having a Milwalkees best coffee shop in lobby.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Thank you for choosing to spend your Thanksgiving Holiday at Dunes Village Resort. We take holidays seriously, this year adding a scrumtious Thanksgiving feast in the Admirals Room to our eating options, and what a success it was! The Captains Cafe plated meal was just as wonderful, and it seems we had a lot of full and happy guests. I hope you can get back here for Christmas, as that is looking to be just as spectacular.

Thanks for your review. See you soon!
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Address: 5200 North Ocean Boulevard, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#8 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#8 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#31 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dunes Village Resort 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chosen as one of the WORLD'S top 1% of Hotels by Expedia Insider's Select 2008 and Voted #2 in Family Hotels in the UNITED STATES by Travelers Choice Awards, Dunes Village is home of the area’s only indoor water parks; 30,000 square feet of water fun! 4 adult-size waterslides, water basketball, lazy rivers, kiddie pools, mushroom waterfalls and the list goes on. Tennis buffs stay limber on the tennis court and basketball fans shoot hoops on the basketball court. Children enjoy the year-round supervised activity program, giving parents an opportunity to sit back and relax knowing the kiddies are having fun of their own. Dine in one of the 2 onsite restaurants or sip a cup of coffee from Seattle’s Best Coffee. At the end of the day, our spacious studios, suites and condos are the perfect ending to a great day at this award winning resort. ... more   less 
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