Located at the northern end of Myrtle Beach but not considered part of North Myrtle, the Marriott Myrtle Beach Ocean Watch Villas at the Grand Dunes gets very high marks from almost everyone who visits. This Hotel can be a great option for people who want to stay at one of the more luxurious locations at Myrtle Beach but also have a little distance from all of the excitement and commotion that you will find about 6 miles south where you will find plenty of shopping and dining around Broadway on the Beach.

Did someone say Oceanfront?

Yes, it is true that most of the Marriott Oceanwatch Villa’s are situated directly on the beach and many of the Villa’s even have an Ocean View. It might cost a little more for this convenience but if you are visiting the Ocean, especially when it is off season, this is a prime Hotel to check out for your visit.

Villas only

When you book your stay at the OceanWatch Villas by Marriott, you will notice that there are not a lot of room configurations to choose from. All of the places you can stay are built to be like a condominium style complex. Believe it or not, if you decide that this is the right place for you to stay, you will be immersed into a large, inviting Villa with a total of 2 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. All of the room are very spacious at over 1,000 square feet with a Maximum capacity of 8 guests. On top of that, there is also a full Kitchen equipped with all of the Pots, Pans and Dishes you will need during your stay.

Marriott's OceanWatch Reviews


Staying a little farther North in Myrtle Beach has its advantages if you enjoy getting away from the crowds. Guests talk about how wonderful the staff is and that they are well trained to provide any help possible to those who visit. Being close to all of the attractions is wonderful but getting away from it all is a great reason to stay at the Marriott OceanWatch Villas. Many of the guests who visit love having a kitchen to prepare meals and the views of the Ocean are great.

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 91%
Average - 5%
Below Average - 4%

There is not a tremendous list of problems at this Resort but there are a few complaints. A few of the guests have complained about room updates and the pools needing to be a little cleaner.

Take some time and look at the Marriott's OceanWatch TripAdvisor Reviews to see all of the latest and up to date reviews.

* Rating Levels were created from TripAdvisor information at the time of adding this property. Please check the Marriott's OceanWatch TripAdvisor Reviews to see if any changes to the ratings have changed before booking.

Really no need to even leave?

It’s no wonder that the Marriott Myrtle Beach OceanWatch Villas are at the top of the list with visitors. Not only to you get a Beachfront property where you can stroll directly out at any time and hit the waves, you also are surrounded by plenty of things to do without ever stepping foot out of the resort. The pools are a huge draw and we will get back to these in a minute but what about all of the other fun like, playing Billiards, Sand Volleyball or even shoot some hoops at the lighted Basketball court. There is even a kids playground area where they can climb and slide all they want while you sit back and relax for a while.

5 Pools – Indoor and Outdoor

Take in all of the Pools and water activities for all ages. There are a total of 4 outdoor pools, some of them are heated, a Kiddie Pool and water splash zone. There is a large twisting Water Slide that the entire family will have fun on during the trip. One of the large pools has Zero-Entry access to make it easier on the little ones to get easy access. There are multiple hot tubs at each of the pool locations so the adults can take a load off and get some muscle relaxation time.

Book Early

The prices at this Resort fluctuate between the different seasons. The summer is the Highest Peak so the rates are much more than what you can find during the winter time. You will notice the rates drop considerably after labor day but they hit a sharp increase again after Memorial day. Since the Marriott Ocean Watch Villas are rated so high in the Myrtle Beach area, it can book up quickly. Take this in to consideration if you are interested in making this your part time home for your next vacation and get the booking done as soon as you can.