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Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review (Grande Dunes)

I recently had the chance to experience a city I had never visited before:  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

I was brought into town by Visit Myrtle Beach— and stayed at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes.  This place is right on the beach- picture yourself walking out the back door of the hotel, strolling past the swimming pool, tiptoeing through the sand and gazing at the ocean.  This is my kind of hotel!!

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

The lobby has a beachy vibe.  There is a nice, comfortable sitting area.  Fresh, fruit-infused water and fruit are available in the lobby for hotel guests.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

The rooms are spacious, clean and quiet.  I had a two-double bed room.  The linens are plush and the beds are very comfortable.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

This desk area came in handy for working on my computer (the wifi signal was strong here- a super important detail for me!)

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

Cute tie-backs on the curtains.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

Here’s the view from my room!!  Without a doubt, if you decide to stay here… step-it-up and pay the extra cash for an ocean view.  It’s beautiful, and there is nothing like being able to hear the waves when you’re dozing.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

Where I live on the West coast, we experience incredible sunsets.  On the east coast… they experience incredible sunRISES.  The sun rises up over the ocean in the East.  It’s quite beautiful if you can get yourself up early enough in the morning to experience it!  This is a peek at a sunrise on the beach right by the hotel.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

Getting up early has advantages… you have your choice of beach chairs!  These are all laid out for hotel guests.  Take your pick!

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

This is the bridge pathway leading back from the beach to the hotel.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

I’m not usually one to be excited about hotel restaurants, but everyone in my group was greatly pleased with their breakfast at Oceans on 82nd.  I had this wonderful frittata with many veggies and a side of fruit (the healthy choice), but there was French toast and amazing-looking fried egg sandwiches (among other things) on the menu too.  You may also choose to utilize the breakfast buffet.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

The pool area at this resort is quite large (2 pools).  There are many options for how to lounge and where to swim.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

Totally key > a poolside bar (grab your own beverage from this guy or let a cocktail waitress serve you from your poolside lounger).

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

You can even lie on these hammocks– a special, relaxing area for those who are in need of getting away from the family to read their books and take a snoozer.  This beachside resort is all about kicking-back.  If you’re looking to vacation in Myrtle Beach, this hotel should be a consideration for you.

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review

The evenings are beautiful too.  I visited Myrtle Beach just after Labor Day– which was the perfect time of year as it was no longer super summer hot and humid.  Everyone I talked to said that Myrtle Beach is pretty amazing at all times of the year.  Apparently they have pretty good year-round weather.  Until we meet again sweet Myrtle Beach!

Look for a post here next weekend on recommendations for places to eat and things to do while vacationing in Myrtle Beach!

Hotel Details:  Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa at Grande Dunes, 8400 Costa Verde Drive  Myrtle Beach  South Carolina  29572  USA : Phone: 843-449-8880

  • Check out their state-of-the-art spa, two swimming pools, a health club, championship golf and tennis, and exquisite on-site dining.

Nearby Restaurants (not on the hotel property):

  • Kaminsky’s NY Deli
  • Collectors Cafe and Gallery
  • Liberty Tap Room
  • New York Prime
  • Thoroughbred’s Restaurant
  • Rossi’s Italian Restaurant
  • Ducati’s Pizzeria and Trattoria
  • Fire and Smoke Gastropub
  • The Boom Boom Wine Room
  • The Boundary House
  • Lombardo’s Restaurant
  • Aspen Grille
  • Waterscapes

Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa- a review by RecipeGirl.com

disclosure:  I was invited as a guest on this Myrtle Beach press trip by Visit Myrtle Beach to share my experience with RecipeGirl readers.  All opinions shared about my experience on this trip (as always) are my own.

7 Responses to “Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa review (Grande Dunes)”

  1. postedOct 1, 2016 5:55 AM

    When I used to live in Myrtle Beach like almost 15 years ago (wow, time flies) I used to go to Grande Dunes to get massages and go to their beach bars. The memories. Glad you had a nice trip and got to see some oceanfront sunrises, opposite of the west coast as you said!

    • postedOct 2, 2016 7:02 AM

      How fun! You’ve lived everywhere!

  2. postedOct 1, 2016 1:02 PM
    Lenoria

    I have never stayed at this resort but have gone to Myrtle Beach numerous times and in more recent years have taken the grandkids and we all love it there!

    • postedOct 2, 2016 7:00 AM

      I can’t wait to bring my family back to MB sometime. My son will love all of the mini golf places!

  3. postedOct 1, 2016 4:39 PM
    kesha

    I love Myrtle Beach! We go several times a year! i love to go to the Carolina Opery around Christmas! So much fun and lots of things to do there!

    • postedOct 2, 2016 7:00 AM

      That sounds beautiful!

  4. postedOct 8, 2016 8:24 AM
    van pham

    We actually had a retreat a couple years back here for church. Absolutely loved it! We actually had a suite in one the Marriott and a room in the other one. Wish I could go back!

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