The award-winning Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is one of the crowning components of a 2,200-acre Grande Dunes dynasty that spans from oceanfront to the west - beyond the Intracoastal Waterway.
Embracing the only Intracoastal marina in Myrtle Beach city limits, it stands as an icon of luxury both nationally (recognized as a AAA four-diamond rated property) and locally (2008 Myrtle Beach Chamber Ice Award for Outstanding Service and the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Gold Tee Award by Meetings & Conventions Magazine for providing outstanding service).
"Guest feedback is often: 'We didn't know this type of hotel existed in Myrtle Beach' or 'This hotel is as good or better than the Ritz Carltons that we have stayed in,'" says Pamela Shelley, director of sales and marketing.
The Marina Inn's lavish playground includes a lengthy list of highlights and activities:
• Waterway-view outdoor pool and hot tubs, plus an indoor pool with two swim-in-place stations.
A slew of family-friendly activities are available to guests, including: fitness, water fitness, bocce ball, croquet, beach soccer or kickball, poolside bingo, trivia, arts and crafts, and free Family Movie Night on the Grande lawn from 8-10 p.m. Saturdays
Spacious rooms basking in comfy-classy European-Mediterranean style and rich earth tones is the Marina Inn's high standard, embellished with separate showers, dual vanities, plush terry robes, 300 thread count imported cotton bed linens and duvet covers, CD and DVD players, and concierge and housekeeping services, including evening turndown service).
• Grande Guest Room: 450-square-feet, with one king or two queen beds
A summer special package knocked the regular guest room rate of $229/night to $160/night - plus children eat free - through Sept. 9; two-bedroom suites are $213/night (normally $294). Book 21 days in advance (two-night minimum) and receive 30 percent discount on all room types.
The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is at 8121 Amalfi Place, Myrtle Beach. For reservations, call 866-437-4113 or visit www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com.