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Marriott's Grande Ocean
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
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“Beautiful resort right on the beach”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

This was our second visit to Hilton Head and second stay at Marriott's Grande Ocean Resort. My parents have a timeshare and they exchanged their resort for this one, as they do every year. It is a very nice place, well-maintained and in a great location, right on the beach. We stayed in the Laughing Gull building on the third floor but still had a view of the ocean, along with the pool. Two bedrooms, two baths, full kitchen, dining area, living room, laundry room and balcony in our unit. All facilities were nice. Being able to rent bicycles right at the resort is convenient too. The resort has many activities available on a daily basis for all ages. I'm sure we will be back again someday.

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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I would like to thank the marriott
s Grande Ocean for a WONDERFUL honeymoon Oct 7-10 my new wife was over whelmed with the villa room and the beach. We Had a great time the rooms were clean the accomadatiions was great just a perfect stay and very romantic for a new couple. I have plenty of friends here in tennessee and i have told them all about Marriiott Grande Ocean in Hilton Head,SC.Thanks to you all and God Bless

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2012 via mobile

Great hotel with large suite. Beautiful views of the ocean. Grounds are extremely well maintained and exude a South Carolina feel. Fantastic beaches with easy access. Great location with access to bike trails throughout the south side of the island. Very attentive staff. Will definitely return.

Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Mason, Ohio
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

We LOVE Grand Ocean! As a couple, we 've discovered the best time to visit is Sept, after school is back in session. We've been there during the crazy summer rush but much prefer the quieter time when the facilities aren't as crowded, the water is still warm and you can get a seat at a restaurant without a wait.
Grand Ocean is wonderful with pristine grounds and a staff that cares very much for the property and it's owners. The villas are spacious, well appointed and have everything you need for your visit, including free washers/dryers in the villa. The property has the largest stretch of beach of any on the island. With 5 pools (1 indoors), several hot tubs, organized activities, onsite pizza and mini shopping, Grand Ocean is a wonderful place to relax.
A favorite place of ours is Pool Bar Jim's where frozen drinks rule! They have now included a nice, beachy table area to enjoy also. The Marriott management has heard the concerns about persons coming in from the beach and is trying to more closely control access...but not turn off the public.

Room Tip: Rooms on the north side (garden side ) are quieter than those on the south side around the larger po...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

My cousin invited me to accompany her for a week's stay at Grande Ocean. It is September and still summer here in Hilton Head. The units are fabulous: clean, roomy, and well-appointed. Most units do not have a direct view of the ocean, but the courtyard is quite nice too. The resort is well-maintained with three large outdoor pools (only one is heated) and a fourth indoor pool. There are several hottubs located throughout the resort. There is a great outdoor bar within the resort and the fitness facility is located on the fourth floor oceanfront. It is a great view when exercising. There are lots of scheduled activities for children and adults; some are free and some require a nominal charge. I honestly loved this place and would love to bring my children and grandchildren here for a visit. I also loved being here in September: the weather was fabulous and the resort was not crowded. No jockeying for a lounge chair.
In short, I truly loved my stay here and would love to return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 25, 2012

This is a time share that has rentals when the owners aren't using them. It is right on the ocean, has three pools and consists of ten buildings. The grounds are well kept and the units are all two bedroom, with kitchen and are very clean. They have a very full activities calendar, which would be so great for families.

Room Tip: We had a unit in Starfish which happened to be closest to the ocean. We had a handicapped unit beca...
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Hilton Head is a short drive from Atlanta GA-- about 4 hrs drive time. I took my family here on a spur of the moment trip. I chose Grande Ocean because it was available and within my budget. I want to say that it was a great choice and a really nice home away from home. Before leaving Atlanta and heading down we grabbed some things from the cupboards and fridge and through them in a cooler. We got to Grande Ocean parked the car and did not move it until we were ready to check out. We checked in on Saturday afternoon and checked out Monday. Nice property with many pools and spas and a very quick walk to the beach. Yes, it is on the beach but some properties that I stayed in the past were on the beach but not so quick of a walk. We spent our entire Sunday on the beach-- total relaxation. The rooms are very spacious-- we had a two bedroom and balcony with garden view of the pools. If you want peace and tranquility, I suggest this property. Loved it!!!! And would recommend it to all my friends who very much respect my opinions about travel. They know that I am picky!!! :)

Room Tip: Corner rooms have nice spacious balconies. The two bedroom can easily accommodate 6 people. Full k...
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Property: Marriott's Grande Ocean
Address: 51 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6220
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Grande Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
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