Alabama Theater, House of Blues, Carolina Opry
, Brookgreen Gardens, Alligator Adventure, Ripley's Aquarium
, Legends in Concert, Childrens Museum of SC, Medieval Times, Myrtle Waves
Water Park, Nascar Speedpark, 100 Golf Courses
Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Sands Resorts Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person.
Overall Score4.0/ 5
Wow, what a pool! This is a great resort for families. The outdoor swimming pool area is fantastic and offers a great kids area, and is only steps away from the ocean. This resort has 800 rooms and each building provides it's own check-in/registration. There was plenty of parking and I had no issues driving in, or out, of the parking lot. The lobby area was adjacent to the parking deck with easy access. The front desk was very professional upon my arrival and was able to accommodate me immediately. The restaurant serves breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner for an additional charge. I viewed a one bedroom suite that had clean and fresh with nice simple furnishings. They appeared to be relatively newer furnishings and in great working order. The beach view was beautiful and the feel of the beach very tropical. Located on the northern end of Myrtle Beach provided a quieter atmosphere. The rooms that I toured had a fully equipped kitchen, with microwave and refrigerator. The hotel has 20,000 s.f. of function space and can accommodate up to 500 people. I would recommend this hotel for a nice peaceful and outdoors environment. Although restaurants are just a short drive away, the hotel provides great all-in-one benefits.
01-Jun-2014 Verified Review
Verified Reviews of Sands Resorts Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Not Pleasant, Efficient or Comfortable."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Took over 45 minutes to check in because they were inefficiently staffed. The front desk attendants could not manage guest complaints. ( Personally witnessed two while waiting to check in). Amenities not as portrayed. Old building but was told it was remodeled. It looked like it was freshly painted only. Sheets very uncomfortably rough. Mattress hard and cheap. Bathroom so small it is difficult to open the door and get out around it as it opens to the inside.
13-May-2017 Verified Review, stayed from Fri May 12 to Sun May 14 2017 at a $99.00 group rate (27% discount).
"Certainly has potential"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas could use a face lift. The carpets were disgusting and need to be removed and the beds were not comfortable, felt like it had a hole in it. The Resort has potential to be a great family vacation spot as the view of the ocean was fantastic as was the pools and the water park. We loved the passes to the off-site water park which added a nice touch. However, we regretted going back to the dirty room to shower and sleep. The concept of the resort and villas is great and I'm sure 20 years ago it may have been five stars, but I give it a two. It definitely needs to be remodeled.
20-Aug-2014 Verified Review
Overall Score4.0/ 5
The hotel was perfect for my fraternity get away. Nice view, great people, all very kind. Wish the bathrooms didn't fog up so much, but besides that everything was perfect!
28-Apr-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Thu Apr 24 to Sun Apr 27 2014 at a $79.00 group rate (10% discount).
Customer Reviews of Sands Resorts
The Ocean Dunes and Sand Dunes Resorts are oceanfront hotels side by side and part of the Sands Resorts family in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Amenities include (2) oceanfront outdoor pools, (2)indoor pools, a waterpark with Lazy River, (2) oceanfront restaurants, two Convenience Stores, Pizza Shop, Sands Health Club, Full Service Convention Center, Concierge Desk, batting cages, and indoor pickleball courts.
What you need to know
Hotel Features – Ocean Dunes Resort and Villas are located in northern Myrtle Beach near popular attractions, delicious dining, and major highways. Guests can find many in-house amenities and activities to participate in, as well as off-site excursions that will bring joy and delight to their vacations. Families can find a happy medium here where the kids can occupy their time going to water parks and the beach, dads can play a round of golf, and moms can relax at the spa or go on a shopping spree at one of the local malls or in the popular boutique shops in downtown Myrtle Beach.
Guest Rooms – Oceanfront and ocean view rooms are available in single and double beds as well as multi-bedroom suites. In addition to the typical family-friendly atmosphere that Myrtle Beach hotels offer, this hotel is pet-friendly with rooms specifically designated for families with a dog. Private balconies offer a view of the Atlantic Ocean that even Fido can enjoy. Rooms also include complimentary Internet access, and cable with premium channels. A compact refrigerator and coffeemaker are standard in all guest rooms.
Nearby Attractions – Over 100 championship and leisure golf courses can be found alongside miles of pink and white sand beaches. The NASCAR SpeedPark is just a short distance away, as is the popular Mount Atlanticus. The Carolina Opry is also nearby, in addition to Ripley’s Aquarium, MagiQuest, and the Children’s Museum of South Carolina.
Perks & Amenities – If you choose to bring your family’s best friend to this pet-friendly hotel, be sure to pack his favorite treats and food as well as bottled water. Just like humans, dogs may have trouble adjusting to different chemical additives found in water regionally.
Details / Other Expenses
|Year of Last Renovation:||2015|
|Corridors:||Both Interior and Exterior Hallways|
|Non Smoking Rooms:||820|
|Room Windows:||Windows Do Open|
|Meeting Rooms:||17 |
|Meeting Space:||22000 sq. feet|
|Banquet Space:||Holds 650 people|
|Dist. to Food/Bars:|| On-site |
|Dist. to Nearest Gym:|| On-site |
|Lounge/Bar Hours:||Varies depending on time of year|
We have a total of 7 pools, 2 lazy rivers, a water-park all on property
Policies / Expenses
96 hours for individuals
|Typical Group Deposit:||1 night's|
|Total Misc Fees:||$2.44 USD |
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
|Food and Beverage Tax:||10.50%|
|Audio Visual Tax:|| 9.00%|
|Parking Fee:|| 0.00 Per Night|
|Gym Fee:|| 0.00 Per Day|
|Rooms Wireless Internet Fee:|| 0.00 Per Day|
|Meeting Wireless Internet Fee:|| 0.00 Per Day|
|Food and Beverage Service Charge:||19.00%|
|Audio Visual Service Charge:||19.00%|
|Banquet Bartender Fees:||75.00 Per Hour ($25 for each add'l hour)|
Amenities / Features Pet Friendly? Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
The Myrtle Beach International Airport.
Airport Shuttle? Sorry
airport shuttle available.
Breakfast Restaurant with full buffet and omelets/waffles to order from the kitchen. Paid per person at the restaurant.