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MARINA INN & GRANDE DUNES AWARDS

2014
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is honored to be a recipient of the 2014 4 Diamond Award from AAA. Four diamonds are awarded to properties after trained evaluators stay overnight or dine at the restaurant incognito. About 2,000 properties nationally earn four diamonds. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has been on the list for seven years! A special thank you to all of our guests for keeping us on our toes and reminding us to continuously strive to provide the type of experience you should expect from a 4-diamond property!
2013
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is honored to have been voted the 2013 Meeting Focus Best of the South award for top quality service, rooms, rates, amenities and more that we provide throughout the year.
  • WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has been added to the "OpenTable Diner's Choice" list for 2013. List is based on positive diner ratings that have provided feedback to OpenTable.com site.
  • Congratulations to the Marina Inn team for receiving the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 2nd year in a row! This prestigious award, places the Marina Inn in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers. This award is not possible without the dedicated team that provides excellent customer service on a consistent basis.
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is honored to be a recipient of the 2013 4 Diamond Award from AAA. Four diamonds are awarded to properties after trained evaluators stay overnight or dine at the restaurant incognito. About 2,000 properties nationally earn four diamonds. The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has been on the list for six years!

2012
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has again received Smart Meetings' 2012 Platinum Choice Award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the U.S. Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Marina Inn is the only hotel in Myrtle Beach to receive this award and one of two hotels in SC to receive this award.
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes is honored to receive the ConventonSouth's prestigious 2012 Readers’ Choice Award! Among thousands of meeting sites across the South, there are only a few handful that meeting planners deem worthy to receive the prestigious ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award!
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has achieved a TripAdvisor Rating of 4.5 by its guests and therefore has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the Year of 2012.
  • Marina Inn has made the 2012 Conde Nast Top Hotel List Readers' Choice Awards. This is the first time Marina Inn has made the Conde Nast Top Hotel list! We are the only hotel in Myrtle Beach to make this list.
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes received the 2012 4 Diamond Award from AAA. Less than 3% of approximately 50,000 hotels receive this prestigious award.
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has received Successful Meetings' 2012 Pinnacle Award. As voted by the readers of Successful Meetings, this recognition represents an earned reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among planners, and corporate and association executives.

2011
  • WaterScapes Restaurant at the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has been added to the "OpenTable Diner's Choice" list for 2011. List is based on positive diner ratings that have provided feedback to OpenTable.com site.
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has received Smart Meetings' 2011 Platinum Choice Award. This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the U.S. Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Marina Inn is the only hotel in Myrtle Beach to receive this award and one of two hotels in SC to receive this award.
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has received Successful Meetings' 2011 Pinnacle Award. As voted by the readers of Successful Meetings, this recognition represents an earned reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among planners, and corporate and association executives.
  • The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes has been named has been named one of the "Top 25 Hotels in the United States" in TripAdvisor®'s 2011 Travelers' Choice Hotel Awards. It was ranked #18 and is the only Myrtle Beach hotel to receive this honor.

2010
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes received the 2011 4 Diamond Award from AAA. Less than 3% of approximately 50,000 hotels receive this prestigious award.
  • The Sun News "Best Of The Beach" Contest sponsored by annually recognizes top attractions, restaurants, accommodations, bars and shopping venues along the Grand Strand. In the "Visitors Category" the Marina Inn at Grande Dunes won first place in these categories: "Hotel for Couples", "Hotel for Families" and "Hotel for Golf Packages" and was a finalist in "Hotel Overall". In the "Locals Category, readers voted the "Resort Club at Grande Dunes' as a finalist for "Best Golf Course" and in the "Visitors Category" voted "Resort Club at Grande Dunes" as a finalist for both the "Golf Course with the Toughest Hole" and "Best Golf Course Overall"
  • WaterScapes Restaurant, the casual fine dining restaurant within Myrtle Beach, S.C.'s Marina Inn at Grande Dunes, has received the 2010 Santé Culinary Hospitality Award from Santé, the Magazine for Restaurant Professionals in the "Sustainability Category for the Southeast Division of the United States". Of all categories, it is the only business in the Carolinas to be recognized among the list of winners.
  • National Food and Wine Magazine names Myrtle Beach, S.C., Restaurant Winner of the 2010 Sustainability Award
  • Myrtle Beach's Marina Inn at Grande Dunes receives one of Successful Meetings Magazine's 2010 Pinnacle Awards
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C., Restaurant named city's first Platinum Partner with the state's Sustainable Seafood Initiative

2009
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes received the 2010 4 Diamond Award from AAA. Less than 3% of approximately 50,000 hotels receive this prestigious award.
  • Expedia Names Marina Inn at Grande Dunes 2009 Insider's Select Hotel
  • Meeting and Convention Magazine awarded the 2009 Gold Tee Award to the Marina Inn for excellence in golf and meetings facilities.
  • Executive Chef James Clark of Waterscapes at Marina Inn at Grande Dunes receives Honeycutt Award at 2009 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

2008
  • Myrtle Beach Herald readers voted The Grande Dunes Marina Inn "Waterway Hotel of the Year 2008".
  • Myrtle Beach Herald readers voted The Marina Inn's Reflections "Hotel Bar of the Year 2008".
  • Myrtle Beach Herald readers voted The Grande Dunes Marina "Marina of the Year 2008".
  • Meeting and Convention Magazine awarded the 2008 Golf Tee Award to the Marina Inn for excellence in golf and meetings facilities.
  • The Marina Inn received the 2009 4 Diamond rating from AAA. This award is held by less than 3% of the 55,000 hotels rated each year.
  • TripAdvisor ranked the Marina Inn #1 out of 215 hotels along the Grande Strand based on ratings and comments made by our guests on the Tripadvisor web site.
  • The Marina Inn was named winner of the 2008 Lodging Category - I.C.E. Award (Impeccable Customer Experience). The award recognizes the entire Marina Inn team for their consistent efforts to successfully provide outstanding service to all of our guests.
  • Myrtle Beach Herald readers voted The Grande Dunes "Tennis Club of the Year for 2008",

2007
  • Meeting and Convention Magazine awarded the 2007 Gold Tee Award to the Marina Inn for excellence in golf and meetings facilities.
  • Meetings and Convention Magazine awarded the 2007 Gold Key Award to the Marina Inn for excellence in meetings and meeting services.
  • WaterScapes Restaurant won the People's Choice Award for best entrée selection based on popular vote at the Myrtle Beach Taste of the Town Event.
  • The Anchor Café took 1st Place for the "Best Chili in Town" at the Broadway at the Beach Chili Cookoff Contest.
  • Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce awarded the Marina Inn the Gold Star Award in recognition of our spotless guest service reputation.
  • Just 4 months after opening, the Marina Inn was awarded the 2008 4 Diamond rating from AAA. This award is held by less than 3% of the 55,000 hotels rated each year.
  • The Marina Inn is recognized as a first-rate travel destination by Condé Nast Johansens, the most comprehensive illustrated luxury guide to hotels, inns, resorts, & spas throughout the Americas, Great Britain & Europe.
  • The Grande Dunes Members Club Course named among the "Top 50 Courses" by the South Carolina Magazine.
  • Resorts and Great Hotels, Connoisseur's Choice was awarded to the Marina Inn to recognize the extraordinary commitment to the highest degree of hospitality, services, amenities and the overall guest experience.

2006
  • Marina Inn at Grande Dunes opened with a prestigious inaugural fundraiser benefiting the Horry County K12 Educational Foundation
  • City of Myrtle Beach Arbor Day Community Appearance Award recognizes the Marina Inn was for outstanding creative landscape design.
  • The Grande Dunes Members Club Course named among the "Top 50 Courses" by the South Carolina Magazine.
  • The Grande Dunes Resort Course named among the "Top 50 Courses" by the South Carolina Magazine.
  • Tennis Industry Association & the USTA named the Grande Dunes Tennis Club a Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center for providing a variety of programs for new and current players of all ages.