Marina Inn At Grande Dunes
What We Love
- Located a short drive from major Myrtle Beach attractions
- Numerous dining venues, such as the signature Mediterranean-style restaurant and beachside cabana snack bar (seasonal)
- Spacious guestrooms start at 450 square feet
- Sipping cocktails at the Anchor Cafe (seasonal, with select hours in March, April and May); the Lobby Lounge, Reflections, is open daily for happy hour
What To Know
- The resort is on the Intracoastal Waterway, but the beach is just 1.3 miles away
- The marina, tennis club and golf courses are located nearby
- In-room spa treatments can be arranged
- A 13 percent per night resort fee applies (collected at the Jetsetter checkout) and includes valet parking, WiFi, refreshments in the lobby, shuttle to the beach and use of chairs and umbrellas
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Set on 2,200 acres between the Atlantic Ocean and the Grande Dunes Marina, this Four Diamond resort is ideal for golf enthusiasts and those seeking a quiet getaway in Myrtle Beach. Each of the 200 guestrooms and suites has a terrace, a bathroom with separate shower, and a fireplace (in most), with such additional amenities as soft bathrobes and optional in-room spa treatments. Several dining options are on offer, including the Waterscapes restaurant, a farm-to-table spot with fresh produce grown in South Carolina. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Executive Chef Julien Lancrerot whips up entrees such as shrimp and grits and roasted chicken with gnocchi, as well as flaked black bass with champagne sauce and tarragon chips. When you’re looking to relax, park it on the beach (transportation provided), in the sauna or hot tubs, or hang poolside; there’s also a seasonal cocktail bar that shakes up cocktails from 11 a.m to 5 p.m.
In the Area
Immediately surrounding the property is Grande Dunes, a par-72 golf course with dramatic waterfront scenery, as well as the Anchor Café, a casual locals restaurant in the Grande Dunes Marina, a few steps from the Marina Inn resort. Myrtle Beach’s famous Carolina Opry is a five-minute drive away; it features high-energy performances that combine music, comedy and dance. Nearby, Broadway on the Beach is a hot spot for shopping, nightlife and plenty of other attractions, ranging from wax museums and mirror mazes to water parks and helicopter rides. Downtown Myrtle Beach features the iconic boardwalk, as well as Family Kingdom Amusement Park and miles of beach.
How to Get There
Was on business trip in Myrtle Beach and stayed at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is in a very convenient location and the 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo was very spacious and well appointed . We'll be in Myrtle Beach on business often in the coming months and we plan to stay here again.
My son and his family, took us to the place. He rent a room that had an oval living room. The view overlook the outdoor pool, the marina and the intercoastal, and the golf course.
The room itself is furnished with a stove, a refrigerator, a washer and dryer, two large bedrooms.
The car has valet parking. These guys are amazing. In fact, everyone here is very helpful for us Myrtle Beach first time vacationers. Will definitely try to get back here.
My first experience at the hotel’s Waterscape Restaraunt was such a welcomed surprise. I was part of a group of 12 or so, out-of-town guests. It was late, we were tired and, OMG, we were hungry. As an experienced traveler i know that the most important variable when measuring a venue’s excellence is the quality of service. That Thursday night, the 14th of, June, Stephani truly stepped up; putting the entire group at ease; happily took our orders and ensured all the guests at our table were taken care of. Stephani proved to be that variable necessary for excellence. Not only did she ensure we had a great meal; after dinner she posed the group in front of the hotel’s art and took photos of us. It didn’t stop there. We were guests for the next four days and, always with a smile, she would inquire about our stay and ask if we needed something.
I visited the website for the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes to book an accommodation for my husband and I. On the home page, I put in our dates, and clicked on the pull down tab titled "Rooms" where you can review each of the room types available. After reviewing all of them, I selected the "2 BR Deluxe Suite". This took me to a page with a floor plan of the suite, showing the 2 king bedrooms with adjoining baths, AND THE LIVING ROOM WITH 3 SETS OF SLIDING DOORS THAT LEAD TO A LARGE CURVED BALCONY. There is also a written description of the accommodation that tells of panoramic views of the pool, marina, and golf course. On the page, next to the floor plan, was a "BOOK NOW" button. It was just my husband and I, so we really didn't need two bedrooms, but the living room with large, panoramic balcony sold me!
When we arrived at the check-in desk, I asked the young man if we indeed were given a suite with the curved balcony. He said "no you were not". He said "we only have 2 suites like that, and they are on a first come first serve basis." I was very disappointed, and explained that their website was very misleading. His response was rude, and he sent us on our way with the key. Our suite had one set of sliding doors from the living room that led to a closed-in concrete balcony. As far as the "panoramic view" goes, the location of the suite, in the building, made it impossible to see the pool. And the trees had grown so high, that the marina and golf course could only be seen by looking through the trees.
As I said, we did not need a 2 bedroom suite, but decided to splurge after seeing the website description of the "2 BR Deluxe Suite". Go online and see for yourself.
The only complaint I have is that the private beach does not have any parking and the shuttle isn’t that great an option. The eating facility at the beach is in real need of updating as is the walkover to the beach. The resort and marina area is wonderful and the restaurants are very nice.