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Marriott's Grande Ocean
Ranked #4 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

My family visits hilton head every year and we stay at Marriott properties each time. The last several years we have stayed at the Grande Ocean. The Marriott properties all have impeccable grounds fully equips with everything you will need for a villa beach stay at HHI. We are excited to return this October for another week stay at the Marriott!

We love HHI and have our favorite restaurants that are a quick drive from the resort. Every trip we take advantage of their grills and picnic table areas.

Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 7, 2014

Right on the ocean with less than a 1 minute walk to be in the water. This was our second trip to this resort with relatives who have had a week timeshare there for 20 years. The facilities are all very well maintained and the service not only at the front desk but also in all the other places in the resort was outstanding. Grande Ocean has 4 buildings and all the rooms have a view of the ocean. There are 2 rooms on each floor in all the buildings that face directly on the ocean. We had a large 2 bedroom suite with a large balcony where we had breakfast every morning and drinks in the evening. The side rooms that don't face the ocean overlook one of the many pools. There are a number of stores and restaurants just a short walk away but we chose to drive a little farther to eat. The traditional pool side bar is not run by Marriott. It also is accessible from the public beach walkway. Pool Bar Jim's. They make a large number of frozen drinks. Just the thing for a hot afternoon! They have a huge book with literally hundreds of variations of these drinks. Hard to chose. I would highly recommend the Grande Ocean to anyone.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Levon M
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

Very well maintained, good location. Marriott seems to do a good job of keeping their timeshares renovated. I would recommend replacing the weather seal on the front door of the our unit to keep hallway noise down, otherwise unit was in good shape.

Over the years I have developed the opinion that Marriot uses their timeshare properties as a training ground for customer service agents.

Staff at this property did not have a "Can do" attitude. Eventually a manager followed up with me and expressed a desire to help and offered to have a staff member follow up, they did not follow up, however we were checking out that day anyway.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
3  Thank Yoshidog
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Reviewed June 2, 2014

First trip to Hilton Head to scout out location and resorts and was thrilled with my experience. The resort is clean, modern and has all the amenities you can think of. We spend three nights in Savannah and one night in Hilton Head and will seriously consider coming back annually after just one night at Marriott's Grande Ocean.

We rented beach chairs our first afternoon and enjoyed Pool Bar Jim's frozen libations. The resort has absolutely everything you may possibly want and is not too far from town. We walked up the road to enjoy some live music and check-out the local stores.

If you are traveling with family or friends, this is a great choice. The staff were helpful and friendly. A crown jewel for Marriott!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 30, 2014

This is a review of Pool Bar Jim's, a bar next to the south pool at Marriott's Grand Ocean.

We found Pool Bar Jim's through a HHI bike trail map that highlighted a 6-mile bicycle beach bar tour. Pool Bar Jim's is within the property of Marriott's Grand Ocean but it has public access via a public beach access path off Forest Beach Drive. There is public parking for the beach access path. Or, you could ride your bike there, as we did.

Pool Bar Jim's makes the best frozen drinks on HHI. Jim waited on us and he suggested the Lava Flow, a banana, strawberry, and Myer's dark rum concoction in a red and white swirl of sorts. Yummy! We also had Pina Coladas and Painkillers. A painkiller is made with Pusser's British Navy Rum, pineapple, orange, and coconut juices. Get it with a rum floater. No pain. No pain.

Pool Bar Jim's can make you any kind of frozen drink including any kind of margarita. Every drink is made with fresh fruits and juices and the best brands of alcohol. Nothing pre-made or from a mix.

We chatted-up Jim for a while then made our way to the next beach bar. The next day, we were back for more. Yep. More pain killers were needed. Thanks Jim.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed off season. Still a very nice place despite the cool weather. Very clean. Suites are awesome. Lots to do in the area. Many activities. Heated pools and hot tub. Good location. Reasonable prices. Timeshare location. We will return.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank NICK M
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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 days prior to Memorial Day. Villas have been redone with nice 'beachy' decor. Best Marriott Time Share location in Hilton Head. Can easily walk to many good restaurants and many golf courses nearby. Will try to book here again for May 2015 for 5 days but must wait until July to do so- due to MVC destination program rules.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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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
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range: $145 - $524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's Grande Ocean 3.5*
Number of rooms: 290
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