Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

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Pros

  • Spacious, comfy rooms with large windows
  • Direct access to a wonderful beach
  • Two huge outdoor pools with beach views
  • Nice spa with a sauna and a treatments menu
  • Two solid restaurants, and a bar with light fare
  • Large fitness center with modern machines
  • Great for kids: water park, ping-pong, basketball court, kids' club

Cons

  • Most rooms have railings rather than real balconies
  • 15-minute drive to Downtown Myrtle Beach
  • Fee for Internet access
  • Fee for on-site parking

Bottom Line

This 405-room Marriott resort is one of the few four-pearl properties in Myrtle Beach, and it's a good deal more elegant than the typical run-down chains you'll find in the area. With two lovely outdoor pools as well as an indoor one, a nice spa, two solid restaurants, and direct access to a wonderful beach, this property is a solid pick. Rooms have somewhat generic decor, but are comfy and spacious, and have large windows, most with at least partial ocean views. Plus, there's plenty to keep kids entertained, including a fun waterslide, a basketball court, a ping pong table, and a kids' club with lots of activities.

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 Location

In a quiet area a 15-minute drive from the heart of Myrtle Beach

The hotel is located right on the beach, next door to the Dunes Golf Course and some blocks from two large shopping centers. The area is less crowded than downtown, and it's a short drive to the heart of bustling Myrtle Beach. There’s not much in the immediate neighborhood, but if you walk a couple of blocks, you will find restaurants and bars, mostly along Highway 17.

Continually ranked as one of America's best family beach destinations, Myrtle Beach offers visitors one-of-a-kind nightlife, more than 100 golf courses, and 60 miles of sandy shoreline. It's known to get a bit jam-packed, although the off-season brings smaller crowds -- but not those high southern temps ideal for sunbathing.

Also known as the Grand Strand, the coast has a number of water activities -- deep sea fishing, jet skiing, sunbathing, and those banana boat rides that will keep you from taking yourself too seriously. And although a Myrtle Beach vacation is as American as it gets, there are a surprising number of international restaurants, including African, French, and even Irish cuisine.

  • 18-minute drive to Myrtle Beach International Airport
  • 11-minute drive to Barefoot Landing, a shopping, dining and entertainment center
  • 5-minute drive to Dunes Golf Course
  • 8-minute drive to Pine Lakes Country Club
  • 11-minute drive to Nascar Speed Park
  • 12-minute drive to Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • 12-minute drive to Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum
  • 13-minute drive to Ripley’s Aquarium
  • 13-minute drive to Myrtlewood Golf Course
  • 13-minute drive to Broadway at the Beach Shopping Mall, complete with an IMAX theater
  • 14-minute drive to Family Kingdom Amusement Park
  • 14-minute drive to the Coastal Grand Shopping Mall, with dozens of stores a movie theater
  • 16-minute drive to River Oaks Golf Course
  • 23-minute drive to Myrtle Beach State Park
  • 25-minute drive to Myrtle Beach National Golf Course

 Bottom Line

This 405-room Marriott resort is one of the few four-pearl properties in Myrtle Beach, and it's a good deal more elegant than the typical run-down chains you'll find in the area. With two lovely outdoor pools as well as an indoor one, a nice spa, two solid restaurants, and direct access to a wonderful beach, this property is a solid pick. Rooms have somewhat generic decor, but are comfy and spacious, and have large windows, most with at least partial ocean views. Plus, there's plenty to keep kids entertained, including a fun waterslide, a basketball court, a ping pong table, and a kids' club with lots of activities.

Things You Should Know About Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes

Address

  • 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Room Types

  • Oceanfront Guest Room
  • Partial Ocean View Guest Room
  • Resort View Guest Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 405
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach
Address: 8400 Costa Verde Drive, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572
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