Dunes Village Resort Review

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4292 Family Reviews
5200 N. Ocean Blvd., Myrtle Beach SC 29577
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Editor's Rating
4/5
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Editor’s Review of Dunes Village Resort

It's just one of the 21 hotel and condo properties owned and operated by MyrtleBeachHotels.com, but Dunes Village Resort is arguably the best for families. With nearly 500 rooms in a wide variety of configurations -- from studios to four-bedroom condos -- Dunes Village can accommodate families of any size. You'll stay in one of two equally appealing towers, the Palms or the Palmetto. Both have subdued tropical décor with modern touches. In the guest rooms, you'll find some upscale finishes, like granite counter tops, blending in with wicker furniture and tropical print wall art. While there are several onsite eateries, each room has kitchen amenities providing the comfort and convenience of in-room dining.

Dunes Village offers
... more much more than a place to stay. First and foremost, there's ocean views and direct access to the beach. Then there's the water park, the only indoor one of its kind in Myrtle Beach, which means swimming fun even when the weather is uncooperative. Add to that a full day's calendar of children's activities and proximity to Myrtle Beach's attractions and voilà -- you've got the perfect formula for a family vacation.

The Myrtle Beach area, also known as the "Grand Strand," is almost a year-round tourist destination, stretching for 60 miles along the Atlantic Ocean coastline. Dunes Village is located in a quieter neighborhood, north of the most crowded stretch of hotels and motels. But it's only a five-minute drive to major attractions. To the north: Barefoot Landing, Tanger Outlets, Pirates Voyage and the Carolina Opry. To the south: Broadway on the Beach, the Boardwalk, Second Avenue Pier and the Sky Wheel. Everywhere in-between: golf and miniature golf courses, seafood buffets and pancake houses.
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Our Editor Loves
  • Location right on Myrtle Beach
  • Free access to Myrtle Beach's indoor waterpark
  • Kid's entertainment, including magic shows and games
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Water Parks
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 4292 Reviews
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justa_girl00
Best Hotel at Myrtle Beach
Reviewed on 06/24/2013
You can't go wrong with this hotel for a family getaway! The kids loved the indoor water park and lazy river. The pirate ship playground was very nice and well-designed. The room was amazing!! The second inside bedroom was ...
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Vipickens@mchsi.com
Seashell "Shopping" on the Shore!
Reviewed on 07/16/2012
Early the first morning of our Family Vacation, our four grandchildren stood outside our bedroom door in our shared Dunes condo. They were patiently waiting to go "Seashell Shopping" on the pristine beach below. This ...
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There are nearly 500 rooms divided across the two towers, Palmetto and Palms. Configurations include oceanfront studios, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom condos, three-bedroom condos and four-bedroom condos. Adjoining accommodations are available for larger families. All rooms either have full or partial "angle" ocean views. In addition to traditional beds, some units have the added flexibility of sofa beds or wall beds (aka Murphy beds).

The units are privately owned and inventoried before and after each guest stay. The daily housekeeping service includes making the beds, trash removal and vacuuming. Towels left on the floor will be replaced, and sheets will be changed every three days.

Suites
The one-bedroom oceanfront queen suite off the main hallway contained two queen beds, and there was also a wall bed. There were flat screen televisions in both the bedroom and the living room area. The bathroom contained a Jacuzzi tub, granite counters and complimentary LeNaturel toiletries in a white tea scent.

The kitchen was outfitted with a full-size refrigerator, oven, four-burner electric stove top, microwave and dishwasher, as well as a coffee maker and a toaster. The cabinets and drawers held dishes, pots and pans, utensils and cutlery. Dish soap, dish washing detergent and kitchen towels were also provided. The kitchen table made in-room dining easy and the stackable washer and dryer unit was convenient.

As far as in-room safety measures are concerned, the sliding glass door leading to the balcony have a lock in the handle, and an additional slide latch, which is too high for children to reach. There are no outlet covers though. The "Clean Remote" control for the flat panel TV is made with a material that is easy to disinfect, and stays tucked into its own stand.

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