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Marina Inn at Grande Dunes 4.0

Central Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina

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  • In a quiet location, near 2 golf courses and a tennis center
  • Large rooms (starting at 450 square feet) all have terraces
  • Spacious pool deck includes free-form pools and 2 Jacuzzis
  • Sustainable dining at WaterScape and light fare at Anchor Café
  • Small fitness center with sauna and indoor pool is open 24 hours
  • Access to an oceanfront beach club, free shuttle service provided
  • Seasonal activity program for kids


  • Not directly on the beach
  • Rooms have dated decor and tube TVs
  • Resort fee

Bottom Line

This 200-room hotel is tucked away in a tranquil spot of the 2,200-acre Grande Dunes Resort. The adjacent marina can be viewed from some guest rooms, all of which have private terraces. Rooms are large, but cheesy touches like shell-shaped lamps make the decor seem dated. This upscale property features several stylish dining spots, a free-form pool complex with Jacuzzis, and a small, 24-hour fitness center with indoor pool. Free shuttle service is provided to a beach club, but those who want to lounge on the sand all day might want to consider hotels closer to the ocean.

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Inside the Grande Dunes Resort, close to golf courses, a tennis club, and a mall -- but not on the beach

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The hotel is located right by a marina, a two-minute drive to the Grande Dunes Golf Course, and some blocks from two large shopping centers. The area is less crowded than downtown, but it's a short drive to the heart of bustling Myrtle Beach. There’s not much in the immediate neighborhood, but the hotel provides free shuttle service to an oceanfront beach club that is a five-minute drive away. Located to the east on Highway 17 are various restaurants and bars, which are a short drive from the property.

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

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8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach, Coastal South Carolina 29572-8157, United States


(843) 913-1333

Room Types

  • Grande Guest Room
  • Mediterranean Club Suite
  • Studio
  • Three Bedroom Suite
  • Two Bedroom Suite

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