I was in Myrtle Beach in August and stayed at the Dunes Village Resort. The layout of the resort is a little odd. There are two towers and they are almost like two separate hotels. Since we did not really get a good explanation of the layout, we were lost for the first couple of days. We arrived early and our room was not ready but we did not have to wait long. The pros of this resort are that the rooms are spacious, and clean. It was four of us and we had a two bedroom suite and it was plenty of room. Our view was also great although I would have preferred an ocean front room. The food was also wonderful, especially the breakfast buffet. The staff was also very nice at the restaurants. What I loved the most was the beach. It was beautiful and clean. The water was not so deep that I was concerned for the children's safety, but there were plenty of waves for the boggy boarding. There was also several pools to chose from which made it seem like you were in a different resort every day. The pool bar was wonderful place to hang out. There was music during the day and the pina coladas were some of the best that I have every had. The prices for food and drinks were extremely reasonable.
The cons of this hotel are that it is located pretty far away from the amusements of Myrtle Beach. We were forced to drive everywhere and pay for parking. It would have been convenient if the hotel had transportation to and from the main area. The parking lot is also very tight. We drive a mini van and sometimes it was scary trying to park the car in the tight spaces. Also, what is described in the ads as "water parks" is not really 100% accurate. They really just have a couple of water slides and a lazy river. Also, this is not necessarily the hotel you want to go to for rest and relaxation. There are a lot of children at this hotel and the noise level is on high at all times.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and would probably stay at this hotel again. However, we might consider staying in a hotel that is closer to the amusement area.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dunes Village Hotel Myrtle Beach
- Dunes Village Myrtle Beach
- Dunes Village Resort Myrtle Beach
- Myrtle Beach Dunes Village Resort
- Dunes Village Resort Motel