Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for Hotels Worldwide

The Marina Inn at Grande Dune’s Great Traveler Reviews Earn it a Place Among Travelers’ Favorites in the United States.

Myrtle Beach, SC – May 12, 2021––The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes today announced it has been recognized as a winner for the 2021 Travelers’ Choice award in the Hotels category. This achievement celebrates businesses that consistently deliver fantastic experiences to travelers around the globe, having earned great traveler reviews on Tripadvisor over the last 12 months. As challenging as the past year was, the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes stood out by continuously delighting travelers.

“Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “I know the past year has been extremely challenging for tourism businesses. What has impressed me is how businesses adapted to these challenges, implementing new cleanliness measures, adding social distancing guidelines, and utilizing technology to prioritize guest safety. The Travelers’ Choice Awards highlight the places that are consistently excellent – delivering quality experiences time and time again even while navigating changing customer expectations and new ways of working. Based on a full year of reviews from customers, this award speaks to the great service and experience you provided guests in the midst of a pandemic.”

To see traveler reviews and popular activities and amenities  of the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes,  visit  Marina Inn at Grande Dunes on Tripadvisor.  

About Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is a AAA four diamond luxury resort on the northern coast of South Carolina located inside the prestigious 2200 acre Grande Dunes Resort on the Grande Dunes Marina surrounded by walking trails, water sports, marina, golf, tennis, water and green space. Tucked away in peaceful seclusion yet a centrally located and just minutes to all of the area attractions, golf courses, shopping, dining, nightlife and just 15 minutes from the Myrtle Beach airport.

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Start Your Career at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes!

Why Consider a Hospitality Career in Myrtle Beach at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes?


Since opening in 2006, the luxurious Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has continuously earned the AAA four diamond award for outstanding service and amenities. This success would not be possible without the dedication of professionalism and commitment from dedicated hospitality career team members that consistently offers warm, sincere, personal service in an elegantly casual ambiance. In addition to the AAA four diamond award, we also are fortunate to be awarded with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, Family Vacation Critic Hotel, Best In Stay Elite and more!

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes continuously proves to be a welcome departure from other hotel jobs in Myrtle Beach with consistent Top 5 ranking on Tripadvisor.

We are seeking to fill both full and part time positions in these departments that can work flexible hours including weekends.

  • Culinary
    The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes features several dining/bar options from upscale to casual including WaterScapes Restaurant, Reflections Bar, Reflections Coffee Shop, Outdoor Pool Bar and the Beach Cabana.
  • Restaurant Servers
    We are in need of smiling faces for our dining venues! If you like to meet people from all around the country, this position gives you the opportunity! We currently have positions available in several of our dining venues including WaterScapes Restaurant, Reflections Bar, Reflections Coffee Shop, Outdoor Pool Bar and the Beach Cabana.
  • Maintenance
    With 200 guest rooms and suites, 15,000 square feet of conference space, (5) dining options, outdoor/indoor pools, Jazuccis, fitness facility; we currently have positions available in this department to assist with repair and upkeep of our complex.
  • Front Desk
    Our front desk department is currently hiring positive, problem solving individuals to greet and check-in our incoming guests. We are looking for energetic and flexible applicants to fill these roles.
  • Reservations
    We are seeking a positive, upbeat, detailed reservations agent. This position primarily sells guest rooms to our guests. This position also secures payment and sorts out any issues that may arise with bookings or reservations.
  • Housekeeping
    The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes features a variety of 200 guest rooms and suites in a fast paced environment. We are currently looking for hard working, dedicated team members to work as room attendants, and laundry.

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes provides a pleasant, upscale work environment along with competitive benefits.

Interested, serious applicants please EMAIL application and/or resume to: hr@marinainngrandedunes.com  or visit our Careers page!

Welcome Back! Meetings & Events in Myrtle Beach

Welcome back to the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes with Special Offers!

It has been a difficult year for travel and especially for meetings and events! At the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, the safety of our guests and team members are of utmost importance. As you think about planning their next event , we have implemented several safety practices and recommendations in addition to offering special dates/rates ad concessions for upcoming dates

It’s Time to Get Back Out There! Special Rates starting at $99.00
Book Your Meeting or event Now Through December 30, 2020 Enjoy Flexibility and Value Including…

  • *Special Guest Room Rates starting at $99.00
  • Relaxed Attrition Clause
  • One Complimentary Room per 30 Paid Guest Rooms
  • *Staff Guest Room Discount
  • *Suite Upgrades
  • Double STASH Loyalty Points
  • 10% Discount on Banquet Food & Beverage
  • 20% Discount on Audio Visual Equipment Rental
  • Complimentary Usage of Staging (if needed)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

*Guest Room Rates, upgrades and staff room discounts will be determined based on event size. Minimum of 20 guest rooms per night required. Other terms and conditions apply.

Rest Assured! The safety of our guests and team members are of utmost importance. We follow strict cleaning protocols using EPA approved disinfectants several times daily in all areas of the hotel including high touch points.

Book Your Next Meeting or Event at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. We’ve been expecting you!

Submit Your Request for Proposal or contact us directly at 843-913-1338.

COVID-19 UPDATE

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes

UPDATE: BASED ON TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STATE OF SC , THE MARINA INN AT GRANDE DUNES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED WITH A TENTATIVE REOPENING DATE OF MAY 1, 2020. We are accepting reservations for stays after May 1, 2020. Please contact us at 877-913-1333 or check availability online at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html

Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is open and we welcome our visitors!

We consider the health and safety of our guests and team members as one of our primary concerns. Our team is taking extra measures to ensure we are following guidelines as suggested by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Throughout our resort, we are implementing extra care practices including but not limited to:

  • Reinforcing additional cleaning procedures in all areas
  • Sanitizing stations installed by elevators and restaurant
  • Providing sanitary wipes at the front desk
  • Consistent monitoring of current situation and assisting with guest awareness
  • Regular communication to guests about the situation at hand
  • Please note that food and beverage outlet hours may change. Please check with hotel staff for food and beverage outlet operating hours.

With this in mind, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (novel corona virus) outbreak both globally and within the United States. We are committed to welcoming our guests and planned events while facilitating open communication and supporting the needs of our visitors.

For questions about current or future reservations at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, please contact the hotel directly at 843-913-1333 or reservations@marinainngrandedunes.com or book direct at http://www.marinainnatgrandedunes.com/main-reservation.html

For the latest information concerning COVID-19, please visit the Center for Disease Control. For information concerning COVID-19 as it relates to South Carolina, please visit the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control .

Make Your Spring Getaway to Myrtle Beach

It’s that wonderful time of year again…things are blooming as nature comes back to life after the winter, temperatures are getting warmer, days are getting longer–spring is almost here! It may feel like we just rang in the New Year a few days ago, but we are already in March…spring is most definitely on its way! Spring in Myrtle Beach means the summer season is just around the corner, and the closer we get to summer, the more there is to see and do. Why should you come enjoy spring in Myrtle Beach? Here a just a few reasons:

Weather

While some parts of the country may still be covered in snow and ice, here in Myrtle Beach, temperatures start warming up this time of year. Shake those wintertime blues with a little Myrtle Beach sunshine on your skin and breathe in the fresh salt air. The mild weather makes getting out to enjoy spring leisure activities and events all the more enjoyable.

Events

When the weather warms up, so do the activities! With the spring season comes many special events. Celebrate the luck of the Irish with the 32nd Annual North Myrtle Beach St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade (Mar. 14), for auto enthusiasts, enjoy the annual Run to the Sun Car Show (Mar. 19-21), and for our neighbors to the North, there’s the 60th Annual Can-Am Days (Mar. 14-22). April has a full calendar of events as well with the Horry County Fair, the Blue Crab Festival, Monday After the Masters Charity Golf Tournament, and of course, Easter, the true kickoff to the Myrtle Beach tourist season. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ Easter Package is one of the best offers in town!

Nature

With some of the warmer days we’ve been having, the trees, shrubbery and flowers will be blooming anytime, if they haven’t already. Spring brings an all new palette of delightful colors, and as the temperatures get warmer, the outdoors will be that much more fun. This is the perfect time of year to spend a day at Brookgreen Gardens, go for a scenic bike ride, take a stroll on the beach, or enjoy some outdoor dining.

Smaller Crowds

Although business is already picking up, with the kids still in school and not being in high season mode just yet, the spring crowds are pretty moderate. You can still enjoy area attractions, shopping and dining without long lines and lengthy wait times. It’s a great time to enjoy a quiet, romantic dinner, a leisurely day of shopping at one of the area’s various outdoor shopping destinations, or live entertainment at one of Myrtle Beach’s many theater shows.

Golf

It’s no wonder Myrtle Beach is known as the “Golf Capital of the World”. With more than 80 courses in the area, there is something for everyone from the novice to the pro, and March is the official peak of Myrtle Beach golf season. You may still be shoveling snow back home, but here in Myrtle Beach where the average high for March is 68 degrees, you can be out on the greens in short sleeves soaking up the Carolina sun! The comfortable temperatures, endless courses, and numerous dining and entertainment options make Myrtle Beach a perfect springtime golf destination. Find deals on our Golf Package page.

Lower Rates

One of the best things about coming to Myrtle Beach in the spring are the deals! Since it’s not quite high season yet, rates are generally lower this time of year. Everyone is eager to get the season off to a strong start, so incentives and special offers are numerous. Check our Special Offers page for our latest deals, and let’s get your springtime Myrtle Beach adventure started!

New for 2020 – Crooked Hammock Brewery at Barefoot Landing

Rendering of Crooked Hammock Brewery-Barefoot Landing (Courtesy of Crooked Hammock Brewery Facebook page)

It’s never too early to start thinking about your spring or summer vacation, and each season brings something new to the Myrtle Beach area. With the addition of the Dockside Village development at Barefoot Landing in North Myrtle Beach, 2020 will not disappoint in the way of new offerings! This newly developed area at Barefoot Landing is North Myrtle Beach’s only waterway, shopping, dining and entertainment destination. Barefoot Landing’s newest attraction, the highly-anticipated Crooked Hammock Brewery, is slated to open mid-May at Barefoot Landing’s Dockside Village just in time for your 2020 vacation.

The North Myrtle Beach location will be the third for Crooked Hammock which has two others in the Delaware area. Crooked Hammock Brewery offers a relaxed, backyard atmosphere featuring high quality food and locally brewed beer. The menu offers backyard, cookout inspired cuisine including burgers, oak smoked baby back ribs, giant Bavarian pretzels with beer mustard dipping sauce, and more. Additionally, the Barefoot Landing location will feature a working brewery for the best in fresh, locally brewed beer.

Crooked Hammock Brewery will offer guests the ultimate relaxing eating and drinking experience with a backyard beer garden, indoor and outdoor seating accommodating up to 500 people, fire pits, hammocks, and island bar situated over the water. Additionally, this family and pet friendly establishment will feature a playground for the kids, bocce ball courts, corn hole, and regular live music. Guests of Crooked Hammock can also take interactive brew tours of the facility. Crooked Hammock Brewery should be a great place to take the whole family this summer for good food, fresh beer and laid-back fun.

Of course, Barefoot Landing offers much more than just dining. With an eclectic selection of shops, boutiques and retailers, Barefoot Landing is a shopper’s paradise! The property also features other entertainment destinations appropriate for all ages as well as ongoing special events and happenings throughout the year, and don’t discount the value of the relaxing environment of Barefoot Landing being situated right along the Intracoastal Waterway. Best of all, Barefoot Landing is conveniently located just north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. It’s not too early to start planning your spring or summer vacation…be sure and check out our Special Offers page and book your trip early!

Myrtle Beach – Fun for Kids Anytime of Year!

Although Myrtle Beach is known as a summertime sun and fun destination, especially for families, there is fun to be had in the off season as well. Looking for a family weekend getaway? The winter months are a great time to visit Myrtle Beach as crowds are smaller and rates are lower. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes offers luxury accommodations for families of all sizes from studio rooms to four-bedrooms suites, all conveniently located near many area attractions.

So what can you do in Myrtle Beach when the weather isn’t quite warm enough for beach days or water sports? We have a few ideas:

Pirates Voyage
Take in dinner and a show at Pirates Voyage! Watch as Blackbeard and company battle on deck, on land, in water and high above the 15-foot indoor lagoon. Be mesmerized by mermaids, tropical birds and more all while enjoying a four-course feast fit for the finest pirate. Best of all, Pirates Voyage is located just across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes.

Lulu’s Cafe
Lucy Buffet’s Lulu’s Cafe is a celebration of food, family and FUN! Located just north of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes (at Barefoot Landing) and directly on the Intracoastal Waterway, Lulu’s offers waterfront views, good vibes, delicious food and fun for the whole family. One of the highlights of Lulu’s is the beach arcade and ropes course. Parents, relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere while the kids play in the arcade! While you’re there, take a stroll around Barefoot Landing taking advantage of shopping and other special events.

WonderWorks
The kids are definitely going to want to see the famous “upside down building” while visiting Myrtle Beach! WonderWorks is a 50,000 square foot ‘edu-tainment” amusement park combining education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Additionally, the facility features an indoor ropes challenge, laser tag, and a 6-D extreme motion ride. Located at Broadway at the Beach, WonderWorks is also convenient to other shopping and dining options.

Ripley’s Aquarium
One of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions year after year, Ripley’s Aquarium allows you to take a walk under the sea all while staying dry and warm! Walk through glass tunnels as sharks, sea turtles and other marine life swim around you. Pet a stingray, get a close up look at a horseshoe crab, and maybe even spot a real live mermaid. Ripley’s Aquarium is always a magical experience for kids of all ages. Also located at Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium is convenient to dining and shopping.

Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park
Rest assured your children will sleep well after a day at Rockin’ Jump! Let them burn off some energy as they soar and bounce on trampolines, dive into pools of foam cubes, and more. The park is always adding new attractions. Some new features include; the warped wall, the wipe out and aerial skills sections. Of course park favorites like slam dunk and the dodgeball arena are still offered as well. Located in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Rockin’ Jump is convenient to many dining and shopping options as well as other area attractions.

Of course, kids love swimming anytime of year, so you can always stay onsite at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes and take a dip in our heated, indoor pool. Ready to make your family getaway? Check our Special Offers page and take advantage of the lower rates while you can!

Escape to Myrtle Beach with your Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day

The season of love is upon us–less than one month until the official day of romance, St. Valentine’s Day! Have you made plans yet for you and your sweetheart? How does a romantic, Myrtle Beach getaway sound? We have a little something for that…check out Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ 2020 Valentine’s Package.

Enjoy the spacious luxury of our Grande Guest rooms any two nights during February 13-17, 2020. With the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes Valentine’s package you will also receive a 5-course dinner for two in WaterScapes Restaurant, featuring a special Valentine’s menu. The Valentine’s menu offers your choice from two appetizers, a salad, lemon sorbet, your choice of three delectable entrees, and a choice of two decadent desserts. Reservations are available from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Make your stay even more memorable with the addition of in-room dining, breakfast for two in WaterScapes Restaurant or even an in-room couples massage.

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With the many on-site amenities offered by Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, from indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs to dining and libations, there is no need to leave the property during your stay; however, should you wish to venture out, we are conveniently located close to many dining, nightlife and entertainment attractions. Spend a day shopping at nearby Tanger Outlet or Barefoot Landing, or head a little further south and take in the dining, shopping and entertainment offerings of Market Common, or spend the day experiencing the beauty of Brookgreen Gardens. Catch a show at one of Myrtle Beach’s largest attractions, Pirate’s Voyage or Carolina Opry, located just across the street from Marina Inn at Grande Dunes. Perhaps you and your special someone just want to enjoy your luxury accommodations, and watch the sunset over the Intracoastal Waterway, right from your own private balcony…you can do that, too!

Can’t make it during the Valentine’s package dates, but would still like to plan a romantic getaway to Myrtle Beach and Marina Inn at Grande Dunes? No problem! We have several special Couples Packages available year round, and the Studio Deluxe Suite is especially perfect for romantic getaways as it features a Jacuzzi whirlpool tub and fireplace! Our couples packages are perfect for that romantic weekend escape. We offer packages for everything from anniversaries and wellness to special wine tasting packages in partnership with nearby Duplin Winery, and don’t forget our Spa Package for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience. Additionally, our waterfront views, exquisite grounds, fine dining choices and luxurious accommodations make Marina Inn at Grande Dunes the ultimate destination for a romantic Myrtle Beach retreat!

Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week 2020

Myrtle Beach has become a foodie’s paradise over the years. With more than 1,700 restaurants in the Grand Strand area, there is no shortage of dining options and a variety of choices for every pallet. In addition to fresh, local seafood and southern home cooking buffets, Myrtle Beach visitors and locals alike can take advantage of everything from the finest in Asian, Italian, and French cuisine to theme restaurants and hamburger and hot dog joints–and don’t forget about the numerous pancake and breakfast houses! Each January, Myrtle Beach joins several other South Carolina locales in participating in South Carolina Restaurant Week. South Carolina Restaurant Week is an eleven-day celebration of hundreds of participating South Carolina Restaurants from casual burger joints to fine dining establishments offering special menu items, promotions and discounts.

For 2020, Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week will be held January 9 – 19. There are 16 Grand Strand restaurants participating this year including Marina Inn at Grande Dunes’ own, WaterScapes. WaterScapes is offering a special 3-course dinner for Restaurant Week featuring two choices for salad, entree and dessert. The cost is $35 per person and is open to the public. Experience the elegance of dining at WaterScapes while enjoying the Restaurant Week special offering. WaterScapes is open to the public, not just guests of Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, so locals and other visitors are welcome as well! Click here to view the entire special Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week – WaterScapes menu.

Of course if you are staying with Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, you don’t have to leave the property to take advantage of Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week at WaterScapes. However, should you want to venture out and check out the other Restaurant Week participants, most are located nearby. The 16 area restaurants participating this year offer everything from burgers and steak to French, Italian and Southern cuisines. To view the full list of participating venues, visit the Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week site here.

Can’t make Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week this year? Not to worry, WaterScapes offers breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. Marina Inn at Grande Dunes also offers other dining options onsite with everything from poolside fare to fine dining. Additionally, Myrtle Beach is a great destination for a culinary tour any time of year! Check out our Special Offers page for accommodation deals and packages. We’d love to see you during Myrtle Beach Restaurant Week, but if not, we hope to see you at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes soon!