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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes was beautiful, clean and away from the busyness of Myrtle Beach 'touristy' stuff. Although this hotel is not on the beach, they do have a private beach that you can get to using their shuttle bus. The beach is beautiful and not crowded, so there is no fighting over chairs and umbrellas, which are available to hotel guests at no extra cost. The rooms were nice and clean; the staff was very helpful and the restaurant was very good.
This was one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever stayed at Myrtle Beach, the grounds were beautiful, staff was friendly, and the rooms were large and beautifully furnished not to mention very comfortable beds!
We were 4 adults + one 3yr old in a 2 BR/2BA condo on the 9th floor. Even though this hotel is not ocean front you do not need to bring chairs, umbrellas or beach towels. They are all there waiting for you when you get off the free shuttle that runs all day! The only glitch at the beach was at the grill at the beach - they kept running out of food!! Really?
The outdoor pool is very nice with a bar. Happy hour is everyday from 4-6.
The condo was extremely clean with very comfortable beds. The kitchen is well stocked with what you need for breakfast & lunch. We did make dinner one night too. The living area has a pull-out sofa - we did not use that - and 3 chairs so there is plenty of room to sit and watch tv, etc. We had a view of the IC waterway. There is a W/D which we did use and were very glad to have. The unit was quiet, no outside noise. Good blackout drapes, good A/C too. I would definitely stay here again given the opportunity.