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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 215 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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2 reviews
“Loved our stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in the Palms tower in the 2 bedroom suite. I loved every minute and my kids (ages 4 and 8) ask to go back almost daily. The room was very clean and fully stocked. Well, unless you plan on frying eggs or something, in which case, bring your own big nonstick skillet from home. ;) The pools and hot tubs were very chlorinated, almost to the point of feeling like acid in your eyes, but there were no bathrooms inside of the water park. O.o So if a child had to go pee, they had to get Momma and/or Daddy to walk them outside in freezing temperatures to find a potty. I'm sure lots of kids never even asked, and for that reason I was grateful for the chlorine! Other than that, we had a blast at the water parks (both of them!) and loved the quick and easy access to the beach. We also took full advantage of the golf cart shuttle to and from everywhere. I also loved the jacuzzi hot tub and washer and dryer. My husband and kids left for an afternoon, so Momma enjoyed a long quite bath while the laundry washed and dried away. The view is gorgeous from the room in the Palms tower...nothing but millionaire mile and the sky tower! We had a blast and look SO forward to coming back soon! :) Oh, and Sean in the restaurant in the mornings...awesome server as well as a delicious breakfast!!

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 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, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Dunes Village Resort. We believe that it is time you told those children "YES" and schedule another visit!

We test the water in all of our water features many times per day. If our water tests outside of the safe range even the slightest bit, we close that attraction down until the numbers are right. We take safety very seriously, and never take any shortcuts when it comes to our pools. They are such an attraction to this resort that we continually monitor them.

The chlorine smell in the park comes from the fact that steam is coming off our water, bringing the smell of chlorine with it. Again, safety is our number one concern, and our parks are always maintained in the safest way possible.

In the Palmetto Water Park, there actually is a restroom inside the park. As for the Palms, the restroom is right out the side the door for your use.

We hope to see you and the family again soon. THnaks again for sharing your experience!
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Saint Stephen, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We have stayed here for two years and love it! It is pricey but the indoor water park is great for my 3 year old daughter. The rooms are clean and the staff excellent. We used the valet parking both times and only had to wait during the check in and out times but just call ahead and u won't have a problem. I never had a problem with the chlorine in the swimming areas. We have tried other places but really like Dunes Village. It is our go to spot.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 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, January 23, 2013
What a lovely review of Dunes VIllage Resort. We really appreciate the kind words. We love our guests, and it shows.

We are glad to hear that we are your go-to spot, and intend to keep it that way. See you soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed in an angle double queen suite, which is basically a 1-bedroom condo in the Palm Tower for 5 nights in December 2012.

Pros: Friendly employees (except for a couple in the kids' activities area), the daily kids' activities (face painting, magic show, balloon animals), lovely beach area, playground, & the indoor water parks.

Cons: WAY too much chlorine in indoor pool areas (I never saw the pool water being tested), burning eyes & throat from said pool water, front desk was always understaffed, & outdated room furnishings.

We will come back though. Great value!

  • Stayed December 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
    • 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, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write about your Dunes Village Resort experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us.

We test the water in all of our water features many times per day. If our water tests outside of the safe range even the slightest bit, we close that attraction down until the numbers are right. We take safety very seriously, and never take any shortcuts when it comes to our pools. They are such an attraction to this resort that we continually monitor them.

The chlorine smell in the park comes from the fact that steam is coming off our water, bringing the smell of chlorine with it. Again, safety is our number one concern, and our parks are always maintained in the safest way possible.

Thank you for your concern. We look forward to having you back soon for some more fun!
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Charlotte, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

In these days where we all try to pinch pennies and get more bang for our buck, I'm always looking for ways to make a great trip inexpensive. Being from the Charlotte, NC area, My three kids wanted to go to Great Wolf Lodge in Concord. When I priced out a two night stay, I was appalled that the price for lodging alone was over $600.00. What a rip off.

That is when I got the bright idea to try for a comparable Myrtle Beach resort. It is the first weekend in January, the off season! Enter in the Dunes Village Resort. Two towers filled with amenities, a large room that could handle 5 people, and no extra fees for the additional person. The result- $179.00 a night for an oceanfront angle with two queen size beds, a washer/dryer, trundle bed, and pullout couch. The room was clean and comfortable. The kitchenette, though little used, was well stocked. I was so pleased with the price of the room, I also bolted on a breakfast buffet in the Admirals Room.

The water park is one of the largest indoor areas I have seen in Myrtle Beach. You have two very large slides in the South tower, a pool, a spray garden, and three hot tubs 1 large and two small. The area is heated to about 84 degrees, and is comfortable in swim ware. Outside of the south tower is a lazy river that is also heated. My daughters made use of this too. In the north tower, there is an indoor lazy river, kiddie area, and smaller water slides. This area also has a fooseball table, two pool tables, two ping pong tables, shuffleboard, and a Nintendo Wii. Overall impression of both areas is very positive. My kids, being older, enjoyed the South Tower more due to the more intense water slides. Overall, I would say these amenities are likely no better or worse than Great Wolf at half the price. My kids had a blast!

The buffet at the Admiral's Room was awesome. Sean was our waiter, and he made sure our every whim was taken care of. He made sure we remained topped of with hot coffee, juice, and hot chocolate. He even pulled the kids waffles from the iron, and he would have custom orders made in the back. He was very prompt and friendly. Overall, this was $37 for a full service buffet for 5 people.

Cons- there were a few here as well. Most everything was well maintained, but the pool tables and fooseball table are showing their age and need replacement. Also, the chlorine levels in the small spas seemed a bit high. My eyes became very irritated. On the other hand, the large spa seemed like it needed a good shock and was cloudy.

Overall, I have to rate this hotel highly for its amenities and cleanliness. The kids got worn out at the water park. The service was very good. I will be returning this summer for some beach time-no doubt about it.

  • Stayed January 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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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for your very thorough review of Dunes Village Resort. You covered everything very well, and the only thing I will add is that we look forward to seeing you this summer! Thanks again for choosing Dunes Village Resort over the alternative!
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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We loved this hotel!Rooms are very clean and the kids LOVED the indoor water slides!!Kitchen is stocked with everything we needed.Close to local restaurants and right on the beach!It was great!Beds were comfortable and clean.Staff was very knowledgeable and helpful and also very friendly!

Room Tip: Room with a view of the ocean of course!!
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  • Stayed December 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, January 23, 2013
Friendly is what we are known for at Dunes Village Resort. Well, that, and our water parks. And our restaurants. And our comfortable clean rooms. And, and, and...

Dunes Village Resort is proud of all the property has to offer. We are glad to hear that it was perfect for you, and hope to give you and your family another wonderful experience again soon. See you then....
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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 12-31-12 --> 1-2-13 with 2 15 yr old kids. 2BR 2BA. Our room was 1401 and had excellent ocean views and amenities. Very well appointed. Check in was a breeze. I'm recovering from ACL surgery so we used valet parking and had no problems. It appeared there was ample parking across the street at their parking deck. Kids went straight down to water park and had a good time. I could smell the chlorine on them when they came back but no rashes or irritation noted. They said the water was warm. We went out to dinner and got back late and enjoyed fireworks on the beach for our NYE celebration. Loud celebration outside but quiet on our floor. Good walls!! We did not make use of their breakfast buffet or restaurant. I did get excellent coffee every morning at the coffee shop. Housekeeping: we put the do not disturb sign on our door at all times. We came back to room on day 2 and a note was on our door from housekeeping stating they didn't go in to refresh our room but if we need anything to please call them. A++++ in my book. I have stayed in many hotels and done this same thing but never has housekeeping let me a note. I was impressed. Overall our stay was excellent. We will definitely go back.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Dunes Village Resort. It is hard to please 15 year olds, but it sounds like we succeeded. There is so much to do in our water parks and throughout the resort that it would be hard to get bored.

Thank you for mentioning Housekeeping. They have a hard job, and try to please everyone, and it is nice to hear that they are recognized for their efforts.

We look forward to seeing you and your family again! Thanks again for staying with us!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We were looking for a place that was out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Myrtle Beach with access to a water park for the kids. This place was it. Great accommodations for the money! They recommended the tower with the water park for the littler kids since we traveled with a 3 and a 5 year old. Overall the place was nice. We stayed on the first floor right by the kitchen and close to the lobby. It was nice that it was right there but it was a spot I would avoid if you could. The ocean front room right next to the pool was nice because you could access your balcony from the pool area. Pool was clean and access to the beach was convenient. Shower from the beach to the pool was accessible and clean. The time spent at the end of the day before bedtime in the hotel water park was great because you can walk to your room from the activity and not worry about having to fight parking and traffic from the bigger parks. This was great for our kids for their age. Overall I would go there again!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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CariG_DV, Manager at Dunes Village Resort, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Dunes Village Resort. We are glad to hear that you would consider us again for another vacation.

Dunes Village Resort is located in a residential area, so you are truly away from the downtown hustle and bustle. It is relaxing winter and summer, because of its quiet location.

Plus, we have so much to offer at the resort that it is not necessary to leave the property if you choose not to. Water parks, 2 restaurants, a gift/sundries shop, and even a day spa should cover all of your needs nicely.

Thank you again for your wonderful review. We hope to see you back here 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:
Business Center with Internet Access Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#7 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#12 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dunes Village Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 495
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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