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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Ranked #1 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Syracuse,NY
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Looking forward to next year”
Reviewed April 27, 2014

We love staying at Ocean Watch. This was our 5th visit. The staff are helpful and friendly. Marriott is continually improving the property and adding activities. Wife participated in the morning stretching activity and the book club. The instructor, Jewel, was great. Husband participated in the wine tasting which cost $15.00. The staff member who ran the event was very good. Family enjoyed the heated pools, hot tubs, beach access. The grills are immaculate. The property now has a serenity pool for relaxing. Beautiful. However, the rules for the hot tubs and pools are posted BUT not enforced. Kids were playing catch with a football in the "serenity" pool. Many kids younger than 10 were in the hot tubs. We witnessed a kid doing a cannonball into the hot tub. There is a lot of playing catch in the pools, making it difficult to swim and relax. Our son was hit by one of the balls, no injury. We think the staff should patrol and kindly remind guests of the posted rules, so all can enjoy.
There are now propane fire pits on the porch of the Starfish building, which were very nice in the cool weather and evenings.
We always enjoy our stay and are sad to leave. We look forward to coming next year.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for the five-star review Sammy! We are glad you had a great time on your recent visit and appreciate your feedback about the pools. Your comments will be shared with our recreation team as we know too much rough housing can become problematic. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to Marriott's OceanWatch Villas!
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New Egypt, New Jersey
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Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

What I expect from Marriott, beautiful grounds, very nice rooms, friendly staff. Can never go wrong with a Marriott vacation club property. BUT, some things that would be nice for them to improve: open later than 7 and "actual" food & drink specials when advertised at the Sand Dollar bar (Ocean Pt in WPB, FL). A few more activities for tweens. A better on-site market (Williamsburg).
We had a good stay. We loved the pools and tree house. The location and how the resort was layed out was great. Thanks again Marriott

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for your review Nancy! We are pleased to hear you are very happy with your recent stay at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas. We also appreciate your feedback on areas of improvement and will share this with the appropriate managers. We look forward to your next stay with us and thank you again for your review!
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

We loved the Marriott Oceanwatch and hope to visit again. We stayed April 4-11(Interval Exchange) and arrived at Noon and were in our 2 Bedroom Condo by 2 pm. We stayed on the 6th Floor of the Starfish building in Room 3064. The view was fantastic. Even though the resort was at 95% occupancy, it did not appear to be overcrowded. We had no problem getting chairs by the pool and no wait for the elevator. Parking was convenient in the ramp. The martini tasting was fun; concierges were helpful with golf tee times, etc. Location is very good. Comfortable furnishings, spacious and felt like home. We loved the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet and had dinner at Drunkin Jacks and Russell's. Enjoyed entertainment at the Dead Dog Saloon!!! Ciao was also a favorite restaurant and located very close to the resort. For golf, we enjoyed Pine Lakes and Pawley's Plantation the most. We will definitely visit Myrtle Beach again and hope to stay at the Marriott Oceanwatch. Weather was between 65-75 every day and only 1 day of rain. Exceeded our expectations!!!

Room Tip: Starfish, Conch or Scallop Building - high floors
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Exton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Stayed 4/6-4/13 with my wife, 17 year old daughter and friend., every aspect of the stay was wonderful despite sketchy weather. Beautifully maintained grounds and villa, great location and incredibly comfortable beds. Nice beach, convenient storage for beach chairs etc. Every staff member was kind and helpful, their attitude suggests they work for a good company. Not quite a senior citizen, happy hour is 11:00 AM? Only disappointment was dinner at the adjacent Marriott hotel. I jumped through hoops to make reservations at a restaurant that was less populated, than the Overlook hotel, for surprisingly mediocre food. We are not owners at this resort but traded our home week, I'm sure owners get to stay in the beach front buildings, we stayed in the Pine building but the 11th floor villa, offered great views. Thank you for a first rate family vacation experience. Loyal customers for life.

Room Tip: The higher the floor the better the view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Albany, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here in April, 2014 on our way to Florida and invited another couple to join us. Well, you cannot beat the hotel for the location; our room was oceanfront and, although the weather didn't cooperate, this place must be spectacular on the sunny day (you can see forever)! We had a few issues (i.e.: called engineering 2x but they never came) and, although I understand that it's a timeshare, I think they should have something opened after 7:00pm if someone wants something to eat/drink. We had to go next door to the Marriott for some tea and kudos to the staff there - they made us feel very special. We would definitely return (hopefully it will be sunnier than this visit) but....add a few extras and this place will 'rule the beach'!!!

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Barboursville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed here as a quick getaway from a snow storm. We had a 2Br villa in one of the back buildings, they call it woodsy. Anyway, the facility was first rate and the rooms were amazing. We used the indoor pool quite a bit. Awesome activities for adults and kids (even in the rain).

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Mulberry, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

What a great place from the beginning of our arrival, we were met as we drove up by a very friendly gentleman. We didn't even have to get out of our can to get info on checking in.

Facilities were great and we locked out by having an ocean view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to this resort in the future.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with an ocean view.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Address: 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4434
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
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Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
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Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 374
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