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“Awesome 6 days” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grande Shores Ocean Resort

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Grande Shores Ocean Resort
Ranked #28 of 207 Hotels in Myrtle Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Awesome 6 days”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2009

I just can't say enough good things about Grande Shores Oceanfront Resort. This was the cleanest place that we have every stayed! There was so much available to do there that we barely left the resort. We loved the location in a quiet residential neighborhood. Most evenings we went for walks around the neighborhood. The days were spent on the beach - just steps away from the resort, and in the many pools and hot tubs. Unfortunately, we didn't discover the Shoreline Cafe until the secon last night we were there. The food is WONDERFUL and very, very affordable. The entire staff was friendly and very attentive. The pools were sparkling! The only real complain that I have is that the computers in the Business Center are really, really slow. It was the best vacation we have ever taken and we can't wait to go back! Thank you, Grande Shores!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mrspta06
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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surfer1104
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2009

Grand Shores is located directly on the ocean. We rented two chairs and an umbrella from the life guard for 25 dollars a day which was the best investment . We lounged on the beach every day relaxing and enjoying the ocean breezes and sunny days. The rooms were very clean and my wife remarked several times who fresh the rooms smelled. We spent several days cooking lite meals and taking nice walks on the beach in the evening. Grande shores is located by a residential area so you can walk off the beach and walk along quiet residential streets. I would recommend everyone to stay at Grandeshores for the best location and value.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank surfer1104
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Knoxville, TN
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57 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2009

We have stayed at Grande Shores several times. This visit has been the best. The rooms toward the front of the resort are great for views of the beach. Great sound proofing between condos. We never heard the neighboring televisions, etc. The staff is great and very friendly always. There is a quick response to any correctable problem. They do a great job of keeping the resort clean and updated.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank WoodyJohnson
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Blowing Rock, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2009

Planned an end-of-summer getaway Labor Day weekend, saw the array of reviews and thought that those who rated it bad were sour people looking for a problem. The nature of the photos and the interaction of the 'resort' prior to our arrival lent us to beleive it was going to be a nice, relaxing weekend. Nope! the poor reviews were dead on....

"Resort" in location only. I have traveled many different places around the world and must say this is the first I have seen the rooms opening into the parking deck (7th floor and below). I can only imagine how loud those rooms were. We stayed on the 11th floor. With the acoustics from the condo next door, every door closure and loud noise just echoed into the room late into the night and early in the morning.
We stayed in a one bedroom 'deluxe' condo. The room was worn but clean, appliances were newer and in working order. The kitchenette was between the sitting room and bedroom. There was absolutely no food preparation space in the kitchenette. We had to use the stovetop for food prep (might I add it is nearly impossible to prep food on the stove top and cook at the same time!). There is very little storage space as well; the limited cabinet space was taken up with cooking utensils and dishes.
Due to the noise and cramped spaces, we decided it was more relaxing at home and checked out a day early. As we had already paid for one more day, (please check this 'resorts' policies on rentals and refunds prior to going. Be sure you can live without your $ if you choose to change or cancel), due to their policy we did not expect them to refund, or even offer to make it right, and were not surprised. In fact, when I explained why we were checking out a day early and our displeasure at the room and noisiness of the resort, the desk staff did not seem surprised or even mildly concerned.
Our recommendation is to spend a little more money for a better, more relaxing stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank JRJRNC
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North Carolina
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

If you don't care about quality, comfort and relaxation, this is the place for you. We have watched this hotel go to pieces within the last 2yrs. We have been going here when it was called Days Inn years ago. Management has changed, and I think this is why it has gone down hill so fast.
We have stayed on every floor, and almost every room in this hotel. We used to come here once a month.
Never did we have a problem with a clean room or the maintence staff.
Beds and bathrooms all need to be updated. Cigarette burns in non smoking rooms.
Closet is a joke. A/C units falling apart (cosmetic look), but "some" do work well.
Children of all ages are not monitored after 11pm. 3 times during the middle of night (2am-4am)on seperate occasions false alarms with the fire alarm. Children pulling the handles. Children screaming and running the halls late at night or 6am in the morning! What are these parents thinking??
Pool area needs to be expanded for their guests with more chairs. Guests run down 6am to "save" their chairs, and do not return till late in the day.
Lately........very LOUD guests, yelling, laughing and just plain rude. Either very early in the morning or after midnight. No problems with fireworks after 11pm.
Parking------Staff should not park in the parking deck. There is two areas around the hotel that accomodates them. 4 times our vehicles have been hit and scratched. Over $600 damage all times. Management does nothing about it. If you have a large SUV or pickup truck, good luck finding a spot. Many midsize to compact cars, hog up two spots, forcing you to park on a different level. This should be monitored, and reported with the tag that is hanging on the mirror.
Buffet has gone down hill also. Better off going to Golden Corral for more variety, and price. The staff there seems to accomodate only certain clientels and ignore others.
After all these years of coming to GS, I am saden to say, that we will not be coming back.
We prefer a better quality and a more friendly atmosphere---guests. Staff is usually friendly, but not in the lounge.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AHHHVacationTime
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Charlotte
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2009

Thank you Grande Shores for making LABOR DAY WEEKEND great. The resort was nice and the rooms were nice. Staff very accomodating. Rooms where changed to larger and many upgraded to our satisfaction (only because of size) a very special THANK YOU to Carolyn for your outstanding customer service.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank jazzycas
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Charlotte, NC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2009

We were so excited for a relaxing family get-a-way. Upon our arrival today ( 9/5/09) at the Grand Shores Ocean "Resort" (that is a joke in itself) we immediately realized we had a problem. We were shocked at how different the outside looks in person compared to the way it is featured online. It's awful! We thought we would give it a chance and got into our room (3 bedroom, 2 baths, oceanfront) only to be disappointed even more....if that was possible. The rooms are DISGUSTING and FILTHY!! Even my husband, the adored "slob" was offended. Trying to make the best of the situation since we are literally only here for two days we headed down to the pool and hot tub area only to find three of the four hot tubs broke and all of them filled with colorful brown water...................more disgusting. Now they are outside on the 7th floor and the view is beautiful but soaking in brown yuck somehow takes away from the view. Needing a drink at this point to just sit and chuckle for a minute and figure out what we were going to do, we went down to the poolside bar only to find it closed AT 5:30 PM.......really! We literally are searching for an alternative place to stay for tomorrow night. The REAL kicker was that as we are sitting here searching for another room we get a phone call from the front desk asking if everything is okay or if we need anything. When we shared our concerns she didn't act surprised at all and when we expressed that it appeared she didn't seemed shocked by our concerns she said "not so much" and asked if we needed anything. Poor girl....she didn't know what to do and she's just doing her job so you can't get upset with her and the fact that I'm pretty sure we were one of many with these concerns she was having a rough night! This place is NOT.....I repeat.....NOT a resort. It's not even a glorified motel. It is far below average and literally should be torn down and rebuilt because the ONLY postive is the location.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank pkumom
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Property: Grande Shores Ocean Resort
Address: 201 77th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572-4242
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Myrtle Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge 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:
#22 On the Beach Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#26 Business Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#28 Family Hotel in Myrtle Beach
#35 Romantic Hotel in Myrtle Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grande Shores Ocean Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 231
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