Tranquil Four-Star Resort with Two Championship Golf Courses
Situated along the Intracoastal Waterway, Marina Inn at Grande Dunes initially presents a fountain-and-palm-tree façade fairly typical of Myrtle Beach's many resorts. But the unassuming exterior belies a homey, highly personal experience that begins in the lobby, where check in occurs not across a chest-high counter but at one of two old-fashioned wooden desks. A concierge is on hand to book tee times at the onsite championship golf courses or dispense tips on the multitude of family-friendly attractions within reach of the inn.
In each of the 450-square-foot Grande guest rooms, a sliding door reveals a terrace where padded wicker chairs offer a cozy spot to take in views of the waterway or marina. The room's lavish bathrooms are stocked with Vive bath products and diamond-encrusted rubber duckies.
At Waterscapes Restaurant, Chef Robbie Nicolaisen personally selects fresh-caught seafood for entrees ranging from crispy oysters to black bass. The upscale eatery supports local farmers and surprises dinner guests with an unexpected post-meal treat—a freshly spun tuft of pink cotton candy.
One of the resort's two golf courses—the Grande Dunes Resort Club—was named National Course of the Year in 2009 by the National Golf Course Owners Association. In warmer weather, you can take a dip in the infinity-edge pool, open year-round, or relax on the resort's private-access beachfront, which is open on weekends through September 30.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Coastal Adventure and Exotic Wildlife
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina's Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of beaches along the Atlantic seaboard. On the city's newly built boardwalk, you can browse eclectic boutiques and go for a spin on the 200-foot SkyWheel Ferris wheel.
From the hotel, a 10-minute drive north leads to Barefoot Landing, home to shops, restaurants, and TIGERS Preservation Station. The free exhibit provides an up-close look at rare and endangered tigers, including siberians, royal white bengals, and the ferocious golden tabby.
Promotional value expires Oct 19, 2012. Amount paid never expires.
Book by 10/19/12 or promo value expires
Valid for travel 9/3/12-12/30/12
Not valid 10/19-10/20 or 11/22-11/24
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Must be 21+ to check in
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12% daily resort fee & 13% tax not included.
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Grande Guest Room
One king bed or two queen beds
Standard occupancy: 4
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: noon
Resort fee includes: WiFi, valet parking, morning coffee service, evening refreshments, local and 800 calls, transportation to beach (seasonal), access to onsite golf and tennis clubs, beach chairs, umbrellas and towels (seasonal), and access to fitness facilities and pools
Parking: included in resort fee
Rollaways: available for no additional fee
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: not available
By plane: about 11 miles from Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR)
By cab: about $30 from MYR
From Sept. 4 to Sept. 30, the private beach access is open on Saturdays and Sundays only. Check here for the full schedule.