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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Ranked #2 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Tennessee
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best place to stay in Myrtle Beach!”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

This is the absolute best place to stay in Myrtle Beach- hands down. Nice, spacious rooms. Each room 2 bedrooms (1st- king 2nd-2 queen bed) living room w/ a sleeper sofa, eating area, balcony, washer & dryer, 2 bathrooms, kitchen complete w/ fridge, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, & other small appliances. We have owned 2 weeks at this resort since 2007 & we LOVE it! Several pools, a zero entry pool great for little kids & has splash end, a water slide, pools that are reserved "quiet" areas- adults, several hot tubs, indoor pool & fitness center. Lots of activities for families & individuals. A huge tree house & playground! Cubbies close to the ocean to store your beach gear. Several restaurants (even a Starbucks & a pizza hut) on site, along with 2 bars. Grills on site for grilling out. Not 1 bad place thing to say. The staff is super friendly & helpful. On site concierge that is superior!! You will not be sorry that you stayed here!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review! We are proud to hear we continue to enhance your vacation experience and that Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas is your favorite resort in Myrtle Beach! Your comments regarding your experience are greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. Thank you for being a part of the Marriott Vacation Club community and we hope we see you again soon!
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Chester, Md
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Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

Was staying for a conference but felt like a vacation. Staff was so great especially front desk manager Jim. Oceanfront rooms rock but all rooms clean, convenient, and very comfortable beds.
Costs $35/day for renting 2 chairs and umbrella.Just buy some at the local store or bring your own.Don't miss the water slide. BEACH is perfect.There is a resort fee added no matter what you use. Best place away from busy downtown Myrtle Beach. ENJOY.

Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We have stayed here every summer since it opened, this summer will be our our tenth. We love the area so much we moved to Grande Dunes last year and we still plan to vacation with our grandchildren at Ocean Watch. The girls love this place and we will continue the tradition as long as they want to come. The staff is always friendly, the events for adults and children are fantastic and the facilities offer a different adventure everyday. Every year they have something new to experience. For a vacation at the beach this place has it all, it just happens to be within 10 miles of hundreds of places to go and things to do plus about 20 golf courses. By the way there are are about 100 golf courses in the area. We're looking forward to our vacation at the end of June 2014.

Room Tip: We have stayed in all the oceanfront buildings and the rooms and views all fabulous.
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  • Stayed July 2013, 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, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your five-star review of Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas! As an avid visitor such as yourself, we are thrilled that we continue to fulfill you and your family’s expectations during your vacation! We greatly appreciate your comments regarding your stay and look forward to seeing you again next time!
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We recently visited Myrtle Beach for a conference and stayed at the Marriott Grande Dunes. The facilities are beautiful. Having lived in Myrtle Beach for 4 years, I can honestly say this resort is the best on the beach.

There are multiple indoor/outdoor pools with a kiddie pool (think splash park), a slide, and a more relaxing adult area with hammocks, cabanas, cornhole and pool-side service.

The poolside food and drinks were delightful.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went with friends and our kids. Both kid and adult friendly with indoor and outdoor pools, immediate beach access, and several restaurants to choose from. Once you are on the property don't even think about leaving. There is no need to. Spa is wonderful.

Room Tip: Ask for either pool view or ocean view. Both have great views of the beach
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience and for your five-star review! We are pleased to hear the whole family enjoyed the amenities at the resort. Your comments and tips are greatly appreciated and will be shared with our team. Thank you for staying at Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas and we hope to see you again soon!
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2014

We visited May 2014 with our two young children (18 months and almost 4). This hotel was PERFECT! My husband had a work conference at a different hotel that didn't look nice so I picked the Marriott (I'm picky!) I was a little nervous since there aren't many chain hotels to chose from in Myrtle, but this vacation club Marriott was extremely clean, spacious, and had every ammenity imaginable. We usually stay in beach houses so staying in a hotel with the kids was a new experience. There was so much for the kids to do- the baby pool area was awesome- huge, zero entry baby/kid pool with water buckets dropping water from above and a fun water slide for kids of all ages. There were so many different pools to choose from on the property that even though they were 100% full, it never once felt crowded. They playground was great too- nice and shady, toddler to big-kid appropriate. And the children's center was such a nice bonus- the girls working in there were so sweet and seemed to really like children. There was so much to do in there from all the toys and games to story time and teacher led craft time- my kids LOVED it! I was very impressed with the daily activities and the nightly bonfires (they have a campground on the grounds- it was SO neat!) I wish we had been able to participate in the smores one evening; definitely next time. The rooms were spacious- we did oceanfront, 7th floor main building and it was perfect (loved the balcony- ate every meal out there!) The kitchen was well stocked and so clean. They daily housekeeping service was excellent- they even loaded our dishwasher for us. And every employee was so nice. You can tell they take pride in their hotel- they're out the cleaning the grills (which there are many and they're nice!) every morning first thing, etc. It was a wonderful weekend for us and I still can't get over how nice this place was and how much fun Myrtle Beach is for families. The last morning we celebrated my son's 4th birthday (cake for breakfast) and the front desk staff found us some matches and wanted to send him something for his bday but unfortunately we were leaving that day. Very thoughtful people. We will definitely be back.

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This was a gorgeous property. Felt like we were on a tropical vacation, not in Myrtle Beach. Kids loved the water slide, pools, playground and shuffle board. The rooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable. The patios were large with a table for 4. The reason I am not giving 5 stars is because of the lack of internet and cell phone reception. We had a corner, 1st floor room and we could not get the wifi signal to work. We even had them bring us our own Verizon jet pack and the internet was still spotty. Also we had terrible reception for talking on our phones. Had to go outside the building to talk. Direct TV remotes barely worked. Kids activities should be free (ice cream and s'mores) not cost $4 a kid.

Stayed June 2014
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, July 30, 2014
Thank you for your TripAdvisor review. We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay at Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas. We are sorry we were unable to accommodate a stable Wi-Fi connection and that cell reception from inside the building was choppy. We will share your feedback with the appropriate managers at the resort including your comments regarding the kid activities. Thank you again for your review and we hope to see you again soon!
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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
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
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#1 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#28 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 374
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