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“Hands down, the nicest place to stay on the water in Myrtle Beach”

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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Ranked #1 of 209 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Have stayed here multiple times, we own here. It gets better every time, and this time, I just heard they're starting a total remodel in late 2014 into 2015 for all the rooms. Folks, this is THE nicest place to stay in Myrtle Beach. I looked on here and saw that the Hampton Inn is rated 1, and this is 2 - please..... what a joke. There's no way that hotel is nicer than this one. The location is perfect, nestled on both sides, by private homes on the beach. So on your beach days, you're not contending with hundreds of other beachgoers from neighboring properties - because there are none. There's not another hotel up or down the beach for quite a ways, probably a mile both ways. This place feels like a secluded private place - because it IS. The décor, and facilities are perfect. The landscaping is impccble, golf course quality - better actually. You will seriously find yourself walking around this place going - 'dang, this is the NICEST place I've ever stayed with my family.' This place is all about family fun, tons of pools, hot tubs, basketball, volleyball, ice cream socials, you name it. If you want a private place with no kids - don't come here. This is a great family place. I have stayed here I donno, 4 or 5 times, and every time I come back, I literally MISS it when i'm gone. It'sjust a wonderful place.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

beautiful, clean. and 10 minutes in ocean my 7 yr old got stung by a jelly fish, we came inside to but benadryl and i explained what was going on -asking their opinion from their experience- it went from from 1 person to a gathering of 15 personnel helping us-they were awesome. the beach is clean, several pools, will love to come again

Room Tip: we had main bldg/ pool view from balcony did not hear any noise
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank sandyolsommer
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2014

Thank you for your five-star review of Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas! While we are sorry to hear your 7-year old was stung by a jelly fish, we are happy he was able to recover and that our staff was able to assist. Thank you for sharing your experience and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

I love the resort... The staff is always helpful and very polite.
Even the guest understand being in the South politeness counts!!!
The rooms are well equipped, clean and comfy!
I've stayed many places in Myrtle Beach and this one is my favorite!
Only a few things need improvement ....
The chair rentals at the beach are expensive...
The activities center offers tons of activities but need more for 4-7 yr olds! Also, their supplies need upgraded! I'm sure it's just the nature of things but it's a suggestion!

Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 20 June 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 reviewResponded 30 July 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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Reviewed 18 June 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, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 June 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.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Ryan N, Corporate Customer Care Manager at Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 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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Reviewed 17 June 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, travelled on business
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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 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#28 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range: £121 - £431 (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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