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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Ranked #2 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Our flight arrived around 10:30am, arrived at the resort around 11:30 and was able to check right into our 2 bedroom ocean view suite. It was very clean and roomy. Since we were ocean view we were in a building further from the beach than oceanfront and oceanside buildings which was kind of a hike with three kids but we were very close to the kids pool and park which was convenient.

The beach was great, nice to have a lifeguard on duty and were able to rent chairs and umbrellas from the lifeguard. Our last day at the beach (5/9) there were a lot of annoying little black bugs everywhere, they didn't bite but boy they were pesty. They also have big shelving units off the beach to keep beach toys, chairs or anything else you don't want to drag around after leaving the beach.

We went to a couple of great restaurants that I would recommend at the Barefoot Landings....T-Bonz grill and gill was awesome and so was Flying Fish Public Market and Grill. Have a ton of cute little shops and ice cream places in the Barefoot Landings.

We also went to Pirates Voyage which was expensive but worth every penny!!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

We are thrilled to have exceeded your expectations! Thank you for your review and we hope to see you again at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas!

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

We stayed here recently for a short last minute get away. Although traveling as a couple, this resort is really geared for families and kids. Right on the ocean. We had a high floor ocean front and it was gorgeous. Rooms are all 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, sleep 8. Full kitchen with just about everything you could need. The room was spotless. Lots of pools and daily activities, mostly kid oriented. I cannot say enough good things about the staff. Everybody bent over backwards to deal with any request. I also really liked that they left plenty of the kinds of things you need when you rent a condo - dish liquid, dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, lots of extra paper towels and toilet paper. It was so nice not to have to buy all those things and then end up leaving half of them unused. We loved our really high floor room because of the view and the reduced noise from the pool. Although with kids, you might want a low floor. There is no restaurant, just a Pizza Hut and Starbucks and a couple snack bar type places around the pools. There is a Marriott Hotel next door that does have a restaurant. But there are some nice high end grocery stores nearby so you can buy lots of prepared food to go. The resort was full occupancy when we were there but it didn't seem all that crowded which was nice.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for choosing Marriott's OceanWatch Villas for your last minute getaway! We are glad your villa exceeded your expectations during your vacation in Myrtle Beach. It is also rewarding to hear that so many associates made your stay memorable. Thank you again for staying with us and please return soon!

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

We are owners here, so this will be biased. But what's not to like. This time our Villa was in the Pine Building, corner unit, 8th floor. Even though this building is a good distance from the beach, there's still a nice view of the ocean. Our Villa was beautiful, the facilities are excellent the resort as a whole is gorgeous. The staff is accommodating, and the 2 small issues I had were handled professionally,

Room Tip: The day you arrive, go to the pool bar to relax from I-95 traffic, and get in a vacation mood.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

We are happy to hear you are enjoying the Marriott Vacation Club, David! Thank you for your five-star review and we look forward to providing you more first class vacations!

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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We are long time Marriott Time share owners and this was our first time at this location. We found it to be a beautiful layout that is well maintained and clean. The multiple buildings spread the people out and although it was at capacity we never felt that it was crowded. Between the beach and the multiple pools there is plenty of room to spread out. The activities calendar is full if you need to have things to do. It is very convenient to all of "the Strand" of the town and you will find any type of restaurant you want.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

We always enjoy hearing from Marriott Vacation Club owners on TripAdvisor! Our team thanks you for your review and hope you will return soon!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

This property is in a perfect location. It is secluded and far enough away from the typical noise of Myrtle Beach but close enough to drive down to it. If you are looking for a peaceful family location, this is it. Plenty of site activities to make the stay fun. Beach is only steps away and there are several pools and enough lounge chairs to meet demand.
The staff was very friendly and helpful.
Our room was reserved as an accessible oceanfront and we were not disappointed. We were on the 4th floor and a corner room. Perfect room to view the sunrise. The room was quiet, spacious and had everything we needed. Slept very well in the comfortable bed.
I saw many guest using the gas grills preparing meals. We elected to go out to nearby restaurants.
Although it was tempting, I was on vacation and did not want to cook.

Even though is was nearly full, there was plenty of parking spaces and waits at elevators were minimal.

It was a very pleasant stay.

  • 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 reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for your five-star review of Marriott's OceanWatch Villas! We appreciate your positive review and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great place ... Clean, restaurant was fun, the staff was overly accommodating to some issues that we had. a 5 star Marriott and well worth it.... If you have the pleasure of staying make sure you try out the bar downstairs ..

  • 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 reviewResponded May 28, 2014

We love you too Ashley! Thank you for the great TripAdvisor review about your recent stay with us. We hope to see you again soon at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas!

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Absolutely the best place to stay on the north side of Myrtle Beach. Everything about the facially was immaculate. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Can't wait to come back and stay again. Our stay was in March so it wasn't completely booked but was very full even though it didn't feel crowded.

Room Tip: All rooms were good but Ocean View and Ocean Front are the best.
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  • Stayed: March 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 reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Our team is thrilled to hear you had a perfect stay with us in March! Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Address: 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4434
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#28 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $154 - $782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 374
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