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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Ranked #2 of 208 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Concord, North Carolina
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Stay”
Reviewed 29 April 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, travelled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, 28 May 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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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

I just returned from my most recent visit to Ocean Watch. I traveled with 5 friends and we could not have had a better experience. The unit was spacious, well appointed and maintained. I love that I can share this with friends. We used the time there to visit Charleston, Georgetown, Brookgreen Gardens and Calabash.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for the five-star TripAdvisor review, Donna! We are glad you and your friends enjoyed their time with us at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas and hope you will return soon!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

This was our first trip to the Ocean Watch Villas in Myrtle Beach but it definitely won't be our last! We loved the property! We were in the Maple Building on the 8th floor. Our 2 bedroom villa was clean and well maintained. We had an ocean view. We loved the location because we enjoyed the pool right behind our building. We went to the main pool down by the ocean the first day but it was very crowded and the water was not heated. For the rest of the week we went to the pools behind our building. The pools were heated, there was a great big hot tub and there was never a problem finding chairs. We were also next to the indoor pool and the gym. We also utilized the locker room facilities on our last day when we stayed to enjoy the facilities but took showers before heading out to the airport. We LOVED taking morning walks on the gorgeous beach to start our day. We did not have any young children with us for this trip but we did check out all the activities for the kids on this property because we intend to return with our grand kids soon!

We enjoyed many great restaurants in the area and loved all the choices we had. We went down to Broadway on the Beach on two different occasions to enjoy the shopping and activities as well as the restaurants there. We did a day trip to Charleston which we loved. We did a harbor tour out to Fort Sumter and toured the museum. We also did a carriage tour to see some of the lovely Charleston homes. Definitely plan to visit the Open Market there too. We ran out of time but would have loved to do a plantation tour.....next time I guess!

The weather was cold and raw when we arrived but the rest of the week was perfection. 75-80 all week with no humidity. We rented a car at the airport which was easy and stress free. You will need a car to take advantage of restaurants and shopping, shows and attractions in the area. There is a lot to do in the area! Looking forward to our next trip to this resort.

Room Tip: If you want to be directly on the ocean choose ocean front or ocean side. You can still get an ocean...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for joining us at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas! It's great to hear your family had an excellent vacation and will be coming back again. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next stay!
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Syracuse,NY
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Reviewed 27 April 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, travelled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, 28 May 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 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, travelled with friends
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this review, 25 April 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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99 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 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, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank LovetheBeach64
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Exton, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 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, travelled with family
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Property: Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Address: 8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4434
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes 4*
Number of rooms: 374
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