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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

This is a 4 star hotel in Myrtle Beach
8500 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC, U.S.A.
Photo 1 - Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
Fully furnished villa properties, on-site pool area and well-appointed units 
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site pool area
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests enjoyed the direct beach access
  • A few reviewers found the surrounding grounds well maintained
Cons 
  • A couple of guests said that they had trouble securing oceanview suites through the Marriott Vacation Club
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Nov 19, 2013
Overview
This property of private villas is situated on Myrtle Beach. Offering fully furnished villas with full kitchens, this property is well suited for guests who prefer self-contained accommodations.

All villas are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, two separate bedrooms, a sofabed, a living room with a flat screen TV and DVD player, a washer and dryer, an iron and ironing board, a full kitchen with a fridge, stove, dishwasher, microwave, two bathrooms, a dining area, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Accessible villas are also available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site Sand Dollar Pool Bar serves lunch and dinner, while the Woodsy Grill & Pool Bar serves lunch only. This property also has an on-site Pizza Hut Express and a Starbucks Coffee.

Other on-site amenities include multiple indoor and outdoor all-season heated pools, a children's pool, a hot tub, a kid's club, table tennis, a convenience store, concierge service and safe deposit boxes.

The Dunes Shopping Mall, Pirates Voyage Fun, Feast & Adventure and the Carolina Opry are 6 minutes away by car, while there are five golf courses within a 12-minute drive. 

The following attractions are all located within a 15-minute drive: Ripley's Aquarium, the Alabama Theater, the House of Blues, Broadway at the Beach and Barefoot Landing. La Belle Amie Vineyard is about a 25-minute drive away, while Brookgreen Gardens are about 40 minutes away by car.

The Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) is a 20- to 25-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed impressed with their experience at this hotel.

The villas were often described as clean, generally comfortable and well appointed with modern furnishings. One reviewer described the units as beautiful, while several guests praised the views of the water from their units.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and welcoming service.

Many guests enjoyed the pool area, especially those guests travelling with children, and a few reviewers found the pools comfortably heated. 

A few guests described the grounds as well maintained and immaculate, while a few reviewers appreciated having direct beach access. A couple of guests agreed that the sand at the beach was "like sugar", while a couple of other reviewers found the location central for accessing attractions on foot.

A few reviewers thought that this hotel was kid friendly, while a couple of guests said that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, a couple of guests said that they had trouble securing oceanview suites through the Marriott Vacation Club.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.8 out of 5, with 100% of 5 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #5 out of 223 hotels in Myrtle Beach, with an average score of 4.5 out of 5, from 430 reviews.

Amenities

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Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Tennis Courts
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Wake-up Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Shops
  • Golf Course (nearby)
  • Photocopier
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Child Pool
  • Poolside Bar
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Picnic Area/Tables
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Friday Closing Time 24:00
Friday Opening Time 00:00
Listing Type Place
Monday Closing Time 24:00
Monday Opening Time 00:00
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Postal Code 29572
Saturday Closing Time 24:00
Saturday Opening Time 00:00
Sunday Closing Time 24:00
Sunday Opening Time 00:00
Telephone (843) 692-5500
Thursday Closing Time 24:00
Thursday Opening Time 00:00
Tuesday Closing Time 24:00
Tuesday Opening Time 00:00
Wednesday Closing Time 24:00
Wednesday Opening Time 00:00

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