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Carolina Grande
Ranked #54 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Normal, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“No Concerns Here....”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

My family and I stayed here for a week through our timeshare Bluegreen. It was our first time to this resort but we have been in the area many times before. The place was in perfect condition. Well taken care of. The resort was very clean and well-manicured. After unloading in the parking garage unloading area, we checked in. however, only one of our 2 rooms were ready. So we all dropped our luggage off in the one room and decided to check out the beach while we waited for the other one to be ready. We knew when we booked it that the resort is actually across the street and not directly on the beach. We thought that wouldn’t bother us. But once we made the walk, we quickly realized that we prefer the beach resorts better. No real reason other than purely our preference. It is a small walk but you do cross the busiest road in MB. If you forget anything or have to make many trips back and forth to your room, just be ready for some serious hiking. Could get pretty tiring after a while.
Resort says you get to use the property across the street directly in front of the Carolina Grande and that they have a lazy river. Don’t be fooled. That hotels pool and “lazy river” were nothing more than a kiddie pool and a small 20 x20 square pool with a few jets pushing some tubes around in a circle. If anything, it’s a lazy river for 3-5 year olds only. So count on using your pool more than that one. Carolina Grande did have a great pool. It is located on top of the 7th floor and has an amazing view of MB and Main Street. Very clean and warm. Other than the pool there wasn’t much else at the resort compared to other resorts.
Rooms were great. Very large and spacious. Excellent décor which was all new and updated. You can tell the resort was newly upgraded with new furniture and appliances. Washer and dryer were great along with a full stove and oven. No complaints at all on the rooms. They too were clean and we had no issues with water pressure or not enough hot water. Everything you could ever want or need was in the room. Wouldn’t change a thing!
Beach was great as well. Only compliant we had was fighting for beach space as it fills up quick. Each morning between the many people going out early and saving beach space combined with the local chair and umbrella dealers setting up rented spots, it left very little beach space. You had to get out there early and really stake your claim. Otherwise, you were left with sitting right on top of others and feeling like they were a part of your group. No cool. Plus, if you wanted to use an umbrella you had to stay behind the lifeguards which kept over 75% of the beach free. That’s only a quarter of the entire beach for people to lie out on. Understand it’s a safety thing and allows for lifeguards to have a great vision of the beach, but doesn’t make it any easier to find a spot.
Overall, I would recommend this place. Couples, families, retirees would all have a great time here. Again, biggest think to consider is your amount of travel from beach to hotel room. If it’s frequent, you might want to look somewhere else. Otherwise, this is a hot spot for some summer fun!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Hello Notso_Boring,

Thank you for staying at Carolina Grande and sharing your experience. We appreciate your feedback as Bluegreen owners. We are delighted you found the resort in perfect condition and enjoyed the accommodations and amenities. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next resort visit.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2013

Stay there around Halloween 2013. Extremely clean. All the essential and extras necessities to use like blender, toaster, vacuum cleaner, washer dryer, etc. We had a great view of ocean (even between buildings). Will definitely stay again (already booked). Was in a one bedroom with nice size living room and dining area. Heard no noise from other rooms. Overall I give the resort A. Pictures on website don't show how nice rooms are. If I had to nit picks some flaws, parking structure is tight. I really had no complaints. Great location in middle of myrtle beach strip. Staying again for New Years.

Room Tip: Ask for higher floor room for better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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6 Thank Julius M
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hello Julius M,

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Carolina Grande. We are pleased you had a great stay and would rate the resort an A. We are happy you enjoyed the accommodations and the view. We hope your second stay was as good as your first.
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Niantic, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2013

Great location, views, and condo layout. We vacationed with 2 other couples at the Carolina Grande and could not have been happier. We each had our own unit which was clean, great space and a fabulous view. Would return in a minute.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Aceoct
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hello Aceoct,

Thank you for staying with us at Carolina Grande and sharing your review. We are delighted you found the experience perfect in every way and enjoyed the great location and views. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to the Myrtle Beach area.
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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 19, 2013

If you are looking for comfort, ambiance and romantic accommodation, don't look at Carolina Grande. I visited in November 2013 for what I thought was a romantic get away. It was embarrassing for me. Thank goodness the one I brought loves me enough to look pass the accommodation. When you are expected to go what you expect and are told is a "resort", you expect to walk into a modern upgraded hotel. I walked into a Howard Johnson or Motel 8 like hotel room that looked really cheesy with outdated appliances, electronics and furniture. The carpet in my room was soiled and the common area was less than appealing as well. Do not travel long distance for this. You will be EXTREMELY disappointed if you do.

Room Tip: NONE; All their rooms are outdated and furnishings are antiquated.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Fred P
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Hello Fred P,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Carolina Grande. Our goal is to share happiness with all of our guests and provide outstanding accommodations and service. We regret to learn that your experience did not meet those expectations. We invite you to contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com if you wish to discuss further. Thank you again for your feedback.
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Geneva
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2013

We stayed for a week in early November on an RCI exchange. We were on the 18th floor and had a great view of the ocean. The staff was helpful when needed, but the one bedroom unit is a bit small. There could be more drawer space in the bedroom, but it does have a king size bed. The bathroom is adequate, with a tub/shower, toilet, and sink, but nothing special. It did have a mildew smell that was somewhat annoying. Although the kitchen has a full oven, dishwasher, and oven, it is very small. I'd probably look for something else if we come to the area.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view on a higher floor.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Hello Mayreen,

We are happy you had a great view of the ocean and that our staff was helpful. However, we regret to learn you were disappointed with our accommodations. Please contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com so we can further discuss. Thank you for sharing your feedback.
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Chilhowie, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2013

While I am not a BG owner, my in-laws are and we stayed at the Carolina Grande in a 3 room suite on the 12th floor. The accomidations were great. Clean, friendly people and enough space to move around in, esp. with kids. That being said the only way I would improve on things is have bed rails (used for kids beds) available for use. My son who is a wrestles sleeper fell out of bed twice but that was not BG fault. I think the best part was the services they did provide, towels for the beach, extra laundry det. dish washing det. etc and even let us have an sun-brella for the beach (handly since we took the baby out to the beach and didn't want to get too much sun. Great people and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank Diane B
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Hello Diane B,

We are excited to hear you had a great beach trip at Carolina Grande. We are happy you found the accommodations spacious and clean. We appreciate your compliments regarding the staff as we aim to share happiness with all of our owners and guests. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Myrtle Beach.
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Birmingham
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed at this resort because of a timeshare sampler package that we purchased. Booking a stay here was very difficult. Upon arriving we were placed on the 6th floor right by the pool. This location was very noisy due to the loud music playing as well as the pool foot traffic. Next we were moved to the 9th floor which was a lot better and quieter. We had a partial view of the ocean, which was nice. Our 2 bedroom joined rooms was cool. The suite was clean and somewhat spacious. The parking spots were very small and tight. The suites/rooms did not have wi-fi. Beach access was across the street. Overall the resort was decent.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Angel Y
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BluegreenCares, Manager at Carolina Grande, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Hello Angel Y,

Thank you for sharing your experience at Carolina Grande. We value your feedback as a Sampler member as your opinion is paramount as a prospective Vacation Club owner. We are happy we were able to improve your experience with a room move. Our goal is to share happiness with our guests and provide outstanding accommodations and service. We would like to learn more about your experience from booking to checkout. We kindly ask that you contact us at info@bluegreenvacations.com so that we may discuss further. Thank you.
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Property: Carolina Grande
Address: 2505 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-3240
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #54 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Carolina Grande 3*
Number of rooms: 118
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