a traveler from Travelocity.com
on July 8, 2010
We spend last week in June and over July 4 holiday at the Grande Dunes property and it was simply the best. Starting from check in, while there were large groups, we didn't notice any impact on service. The parking is ample ($* per day self park...adds up) and the hotel was spotless. Very nice property. Rooms were clean and beds were so comfortable and appreciated after a long day of relaxing. We were treated to World Class poolside flag service (need something, raise flag pole on lounge chair and service flys over...with a fantastic smile). I attempted to throw out a cup and was told to relax, I'm not here to work. Pool slide is great for kids (and adults too..when down it many times). Two large pools in beautiful landscaping with views of ocean in certain areas, make you feel totally relaxed. Music pumped at just right volume...Jimmy Buffet kinda tunes...food was delicious. Over the 4th, Marriott put on the best party. Live music all day, poolside BBQ, contest with IPOD and free stay giveways as prizes. I'm told the beach is beautiful, and only a few feet away, but we never left poolside, we just couldn't leave this level of service with food and bevs and awesome view. There is also so much to do sooo close. The consierge desk is fantastic. Tell them what you feel like doing and their recommendations based on what you tell them you like...they will either make calls for you or give you a map to take care of rest. Our son had a birthday and when we arrived, we had a complimentary cake (Rewards Members), very nice touch. Every single employee goes out of their way to make you their #1 priority. 5 STAR!!
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