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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes
Ranked #5 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We visited Myrtle Beach to watch my daughter's college softball team play at Coastal Carolina. I researched several hotels and condos in the area to find a 4-5 star type hotel. I was surprised that Myrtle Beach did not have many. The Marina Inn at Grand Dunes and the Marriott kept coming up as the 2 best hotels in Myrtle Beach. The Marina Inn did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived from the valet experience to check in (beautiful lobby) to walking through the doors of our beautiful room, the Marina Inn exceeded our expectations. This is a beautiful 4 diamond hotel. First class all the way. We were able to meet the GM and he treated us like royalty.

The rates are much more reasonable at the Marina Inn due to it being on the Intercoastal Canal (rather than the ocean), but the views of the canal and the golf course are quite beautiful. We rented a 2 bedroom which was very spacious. It had a full kitchen, eating area, large living room, 2 nice size bedrooms and 2 large bathrooms. The rooms are decorated very upscale and warm, unlike many of those tacky, minimal and cold feeling beach condos. Our rate was less than what I would pay for a hotel room on the beach and a lot nicer.

So if you don't mind not staying on the beach, this is the best property in Myrtle Beach. Request a canal view. The fireplace was a nice touch, especially since the nights were cold. I really like the concept of this hotel being like a condo with huge rooms and 2 bedroom options. However, since the rooms are owned by the hotel (and not individual owners), the décor is first class and consistent. We have stayed at a number of very nice beach condos where the owners cheap out on the furnishings. So two thumbs up for the Marina Inn at Grand Dunes.

Room Tip: Request a canal view room.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Bob B. Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay with us. We appreciate the positive comments regarding your stay and were so happy to hear that our facility did not disappoint. Although we of course prefer warmer weather we are glad that you were able to enjoy the fireplace in your spacious two-bedroom suite while it was a bit cold here at the beach. We would agree that although we are not right on the beach the views of the waterway, marina and golf courses are just as breathtaking. Hopefully during your next visit it will be a bit warmer and you can take advantage of our shuttle service to our private beach access area. We again are very happy you enjoyed your stay and we do look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

We stayed at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes for the second time over president's week. It was such a wonderful experience. Our first visit was several years ago and I always remembered the hotel because of its excellent service and beautiful surroundings. I always wanted to return. My memory did not fail me. Everything about the resort is just wonderful. Every staff member is friendly, polite, and helpful in all the right ways, sincere!!! The suites are beautiful, the bathrooms are luxurious, the kitchens have everything you need. Even the grocery store down the road is beautiful. We used the pool and the outdoor hot tubs. The facilities are all immaculate. The views from the pool and hot tub area are lovely. It is all very relaxing. We just love the restaurant. The food is fresh, local and delicious. I look forward to returning again. Five stars!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in room 4504. It was a three bedroom suite. The view of the waterway was lovely. When I...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank BW123Summit
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

BW123Summit, We appreciate you taking time to write a review regarding your recent stay with us here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We were very happy to hear that you were able to return again after staying with us a few years back. We were even more happy to hear that you enjoyed this stay as much as the last. Thank you so much for the kind words regarding our staff being friendly and polite. We will be sure to share this with them as it is always nice to hear what our guests are saying. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we do hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

At last we have found a great hotel in Myrtle Beach that we love to return to. Great views, great rooms, very good meals. The new chef makes dinners a treat. Bananas foster French toast for breakfast is a must.

Room Tip: We like the marina view.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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DavidinMB, General Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded March 7, 2014

Dear Winterperson, Thank you for your thoughtful and beautiful review of The Marina Inn. You are absolutely right, by the way, our French Chef Julien, is absolutely wonderful and has made dining a memorable experience in our restaurant Waterscapes and lobby bar Reflections, no matter what time of day. Thank you again for taking the time to share your thoughts. All the best, David Nelson, GM.

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Stayed at the Marina Inn last weekend for a mom/daughter weekend. From the time we pulled up to the front door to the time we left, the service was top notch. The valet parking attendants were so friendly and helpful. The receptionist was extremely helpful and accommodating to our needs. We needed a handicapped room and an early arrival so my 93 year old mom could rest before we went out for the evening. The room was immaculate, very attractive with a nice view. The hotel is beautiful, outside and inside. The beds were the most comfortable we'd ever slept in at any hotel. The location was quiet but easily accessable to anywhere in Myrtle Beach. I'm looking forward to returning.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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DavidinMB, General Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear Maddux B: Thank you for taking the time to submit your review and thank you for choosing to stay with us with your mom. I was truly gratified to hear that your mom and you had an enjoyable stay…you enjoyed our beds, you room was immaculate, had a nice view, and thought the hotel was beautiful. Most importantly, thank you for your great comments regarding our staff…our valet and receptionist team will be very glad to hear your comments. I sincerely hope you will have warm memories of your visit for many years to come. Please extend out sincerest best wishes to your mom as well.
Sincerely, David Nelson, General Manager

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at the Marina Inn for Valentine's Day. The room was beautiful! We ended up upgrading to a room with a fireplace since it was a little chilly and, more ROMANTIC! The view was gorgeous, definitely get a room with a view of the Marina. It was a little too cold to enjoy the pool and the hot tub, but they looked very enticing. Grounds are well maintained and the staff are there to serve! In all, this was a great place to stay! No complaints here!

Here's something you should know. The website states that they have spa services. However, the hotel itself doesn't have a spa. So they call and outside service to come and give you a massage in your room. The massage was good, but I was hoping for an actual spa.

If you want to go to a 5 star spa... go to the Anderson Ocean Club on the ocean and get services at Awakening Spa.

Room Tip: If you choose a room with a fireplace. Ask the front desk to send an engineer up to light it for you...
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Brooke C
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Brooke C, Thank you for taking time to post your review regarding your recent stay here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We are glad that you were able to experience one of our fireplace units, especially with the below normal temperatures we were having. Thank you for your positive comments regarding our grounds as well as the staff. We will be sure to share this information with them. We do apologize for the confusion regarding our in-room spa services. Although the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes does not offer a full service spa we do offer a number of in-room spa service. We do make a point of mentioning the fact that the services are in-room spa services and we are sorry if you did not see this information while on our website. We do hope that you choose to stay with us again during your next visit to the Myrtle Beach area.

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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Terrible, unsafe hotel for those with children. Our room had a number of issues and we found a butcher knife in my toddler's hand. Apparently they think it's a good idea to leave them in a bottom drawer and not give parents any warning or childproof their rooms. They keep deleting my reviews to avoid accepting any responsibility for their failures. Hopefully one day they will improve their rooms and their service.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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11  Thank CarissaBryn
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2014

CarissaBryn, We wanted to reach out to you regarding your recent review. Please know that the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes takes the safety of all of our guests, especially the safety of the children that stay here very seriously. The units here on property that feature full kitchens are set up just as your kitchen would be set up at home. In order to have the kitchens within the units function they are stocked with cookware and utensils for our guests to use while in the unit. Our intent would never be to put a child in danger. It is not a common practice for our cutlery to be placed in a bottom drawer. We have taken steps to ensure that the drawers in the kitchen are inspected prior to the next guest’s arrival to be sure that all of the cookware and utensils were put back in their proper place.

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Reviewed February 10, 2014

We love the Marina Inn @ Grande Dunes. From the moment you drive up you are made to feel like "family". The staff goes over and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Lovely location, stunning views, beautifully appointed rooms. It's our home away from home!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled on business
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Thank slmullins
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MarinaInnManager, Manager at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2014

slmullins, Thank you so much for taking time to post a review in regards to your most recent stay here at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes! We appreciate the comments you left regarding our staff going above and beyond and will be sharing your comments with them. Thank you again for the positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back home again very soon!

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Address: 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-8157
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach 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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#2 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: $136 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Marina Inn at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located to top area attractions; AAA 4 diamond rated since 2007 and a 2011 TripAdvisor Top 25 Hotel in the US. Amenities include private access beach with full amenities; pools, whirlpools, sauna, workout facility, two golf courses and tennis onsite & summer children's activities. Additional amenities include: Wi-Fi, valet parking, concierge and in-room spa services. Dining options range from casual to elegant and include our signature restaurant WaterScapes and Ruths Chris also located onsite. ... more   less 
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