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Marriott's OceanWatch at Grande Dunes

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed during the week of 9/18/17. Lots of options/activities for kids and adults with several pools. Sand Dollar Pool Bar servers good drinks and large menu. Great Carolina Chips, Shrimp and fish tacos.

first time at this Marriott resort, we loved it. we had 2 villas in the Woodsy section, which we had req. Marriott villas are always beautiful. pools are many and great, WARM!! staff as always great. delish pool side food at the main pool. we rented beach umbrellas and chairs, pricey but worth it. very family friendly, BBQ's all over the place, many famiy's BBQed and brought the food directly pool side, pool side bar nice, but BYOB welcome, which my husband and SIL could not get over. many sched. daily activities.

We rented from an owner and had a great experience. Check in was easy and we were given resort access before our room was ready. Our room was nicely appointed, very fresh and bright. Our balcony looked directly out on the ocean (we had an oceanfront room), over the main pools and a direct elevator access to the main resort activities/services. Pools were all fresh and clean. Waterside lifeguards were super friendly. Ocean lifeguards were very conservative and spent a lot of their time with the eyes off the water collecting beach chair rental fees. The activity staff was very engaging and we enjoyed daily bingo, sweet treat, dive in movie and the activity room (thanks to Hurricane Irma). Grounds were well kept and quickly tidied after Irma winds blew through. All around great stay!

A big portion of our visit was ruined by horrible construction noise. There was no relaxing by the pool. Only deafening noise that gave us a headache. The hotel sent us a letter by email the day before arrival to tell us about construction, but that was too late to change our plans. And the letter could not convey the severity of the noise that was to greet us. Horrible hotel.

oh my goodness... my ears are ringing and hurting. they are cutting concrete near the pool for a construction project actually planned during high season. cannot hear the person in the chair next to me. advice: don't come this week.

Wonderful vacation retreat, villas with fully equipped kitchens, 2BRs, guest BR with two Queens. Lots of swimming pools, and terrific beachfront. Activities for children and adults. Excellent staff and security.

Very nice friendly family resort. Nice pools and Beach. Our friends and us enjoyed a very relaxing time at this resort. Friendly and helpful staff. The resort is very clean and we'll kept. We look forward to a return.

We loved our week at the Ocean Watch resort and the RENZI Magic Show was the highlight of the entertainment provided by Marriott. This guy is funny and magically talented. I hope he's performing when we next visit.

From the time we arrived to the time we left there was not enough the wonderful staff could do for us. We had 7 guest come to visit for the day and the staff made sure everyone got a wrist band so they can use all the ammenities they have to offer, also made sure we had enough parking passes. The Villa's were spotless. and the pools were terrific. We can't wait to go back !!!!!

We are vacation club owners and have been visiting the property for 9 years. We LOVE it here!!! My husband I feel like it gets a bit better every year - probably because our kids are getting older and more independent. The two bedroom units are great with two queen sized beds in the second bedroom, king bed in the master and a sleeper sofa in the living room if you need additional sleeping space. Washer and dryer in the room is great for all the beachy clothes loaded with sand. Full kitchen has everything you need to get through a week of easy meals while vacationing. We typically do pancakes, cereal and bagels for breakfast. There is nothing quite like having breakfast on the balcony while looking at the ocean. Our room was Oceanside, so we were in one of the rooms closer to the beach. Both the beach and the pools are a quick walk away. We prefer the beach in the morning and the pools in the afternoon. The Woody pool is great for the kids as it is zero entry with water sprinklers and buckets plus a water slide for kids that are a bit older. The younger kids can slide with an adult. Activities at the resort range from pool games, bingo, dive in movies, to Smores etc. Always something to keep you busy. The resort is close to all the local attractions, but also far enough you never have to see it if you choose not to.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Oceanfront

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 8

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Ocean View (Oceanside)

Twin 3 | Sleeps 8

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

92% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1111 reviews