Hilton Head Island is one of South Carolina's most popular resort destinations, known around the world for its pristine beaches and internationally-renowned championship golf courses. The 42-mile barrier island, which is located less than 20 minutes off the coast from Savannah, Georgia, is one of the top tourist destinations in South Carolina's Lowcountry region, attracting millions of tourists year-round. Luxurious resorts offer top amenities, including inclusive recreational activities and structured family and children's camps and events. Private rental villas provide more seclusion for extended stays, with many offering en suite kitchenettes, laundry rooms, and entertainment centers.
1.Sonesta Resort Hilton Head
© Sonesta Resort Hilton Head
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head is a spacious Hilton Head resort offering direct access to a private white sand beach along the island's beautiful coastline. The 11-acre resort, which offers convenient access to eastern island coast attractions such as the Shipyard Golf Club, was recently renovated in 2013 and offers luxurious new amenities such as a heated lagoon swimming pool and the brand-new Arum Spa. 340 lovely guest rooms and suites offer contemporary amenities such as flat screen televisions, Keurig coffee makers, and complimentary wireless internet, with ocean view balconies and patios in all rooms. Delicious Lowcountry fare is served up at Heyward's Restaurant, while clever cocktails and bar bites are offered at the Seacrest Terrace and Patio and Bayley's Bar and Terrace. Guests traveling with families in tow can send young ones off to the hotel's Just Us Kids club, which offers structured beach adventures and arts and crafts sessions.
130 Shipyard Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-842-2400
2.Palmetto Dunes Villa
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Palmetto Dunes Villa has been named as one of the world's 25 best family resorts by Travel + Leisure, great for guests traveling to the island with young ones. The eco-friendly resort stretches along three miles of beautiful Atlantic Ocean coastline, offering a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages, ranging from an award-winning tennis center to a full-service marina and scenic swimming lagoon. Guests can choose from spacious vacation homes, accommodating up to 14, or flexible-stay villas with oceanfront views. Direct beach access is offered for all guests, along with opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, and dolphin-watching. Three excellent golf courses are showcased on site, including two courses named as the state's best courses in 2003 and 2009. Indulgent dining experiences include the upscale Alexander's Restaurant and Wine Bar, the laid-back Dunes House, and Big Jim's BBQ, Burgers, and Pizza.
4 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 888-909-9566
© Unforgettable Paradise
Unforgettable Paradise is a gorgeous Hilton Head villa beachfront hotel offering two separate resort experiences, including a full-service resort and beachfront rental villas. Spacious resort rooms are conveniently located near amenities such as indoor and outdoor pools, a state-of-the-art fitness center and indoor running track, and six lighted tennis courts. Guests looking for more private stay can enjoy private kitchenettes and complimentary Netflix service in the resort's rental villas, which are located just steps away from a private white sand beach and boardwalk. Beachfront shuttle service is provided for all guests, along with complimentary beach chairs, umbrellas, and sporting equipment and rental bikes for exploring the region's beaches. All guests can enjoy a plethora of free activities, ranging from an 18-hole championship golf course and a zipline course to a family-friendly arcade and miniature golf experience.
663 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-593-8185
4.Park Lane Hotel and Suites
© Park Lane Hotel and Suites
Park Lane Hotel and Suites offer charming accommodations within convenient driving distance of Hilton Head's beautiful beachfront, located less than a mile from the Long Cove Golf Club. Spacious king and queen suites are perfect for couples looking for romantic getaways, offering private balconies and top modern amenities such as cable televisions, microwaves, and complimentary wireless internet. Bi-level loft suites add full kitchens and private upstairs sleeping areas and bathrooms, with cozy fireplaces available in select rooms. All guests can enjoy a daily continental breakfast buffet and 24-hour Starbucks coffee service, along with resort amenities such as an outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art exercise room, a hot tub, and two tennis courts. For an additional fee, bike rentals are available for exploring the island's nearby attractions on two wheels.
12 Park Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-686-5700
5.Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
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Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is a modern golf resort offering three PGA championship golf courses, making it a perfect choice for island visitors looking to hit the links. The resort is home to more oceanview guest rooms than any other resort on the island, with modern amenities offered in all rooms, including coffee makers, flat screen televisions, and complimentary wireless internet. Upgraded suites offer private living and dining space, including junior suites with amenities for family vacations. Luxurious amenities offered on site include indoor and outdoor pools, the full-service Spa Soleil, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. Dining options range from upscale seafood favorite Blue to the vibrant outdoor cocktail lounge Liquid.
One Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-686-8400
6.The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
© The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa is a beautiful oceanfront resort that was named as one of the American South's top resorts for 2017 by Condé Nast Traveler. Luxurious guest rooms and suites offer signature Westin Heavenly Beds and fine in-room amenities such as rainforest showers, backlit vanity mirrors, mini fridges, and iHome entertainment centers. Upgraded suites offer private living room spaces, wet bars, and balconies with ocean views. Three spacious pools offer poolside cabanas and cocktails, while a full-service spa serves up massages and wellness treatments. Other amenities include five onsite dining experiences, a WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, and the adjacent Port Royal Golf and Racquet Club.
Two Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-681-4000
7.Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island
Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island is a delightful six-acre resort set against lush lagoon and woodland landscaping, renowned as one of the East Coast's premiere eco-friendly resorts. The hotel, which is conveniently located near top area attractions such as Coligny Beach and the Harbour Town Lighthouse and Museum, offers stylish guest rooms and suites with sleek modern amenities such as high-definition televisions, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers. Upgraded suites feature amenities such as balconies with beautiful island views. As with all Holiday Inn resorts, children ages 19 and under can stay at the resort with for extra charge with paying adult guardians. Resort amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a children's miniature golf course.
2 Tanglewood Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-842-6662
8.Days Inn by Wyndham Hilton Head
Days Inn by Wyndham Hilton Head is a gorgeous three-story hotel located along Hilton Head's State Route 278, located less than a mile from the island's beautiful Atlantic Ocean shoreline. The resort is home to 119 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, which all offer en suite bathrooms and top amenities such as cable televisions, mini fridges, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers. Upgraded suites offer private living rooms and balconies with beautiful island views. All resort guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast daily at the hotel's deluxe continental breakfast buffet. Guests can also swim at the hotel's heated outdoor pool or exercise at its state-of-the-art fitness center, which offers a variety of workout equipment and machines.
9 Marina Side Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-842-4800
9.Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn
Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn is a newly-renovated hotel on Hilton Head, conveniently located near attractions such as the world-famous Coligny Beach Park and the Harbour Town Lighthouse. Charming guest rooms and suites showcase the signature style and amenities of the famed international hotel chain, decked out with top comforts such as flat screen televisions, mini fridges, coffee makers, and complimentary wireless internet. Upgraded rooms offer private balconies, while a luxurious full suite is home to a private living room and whirlpool tub. Guests can enjoy complimentary continental breakfast each morning or make use of the hotel's outdoor fire pit as a way to wind down after days on the beach or at the links. Onsite bike rentals are offered for exploration of the island's miles of dedicated biking trails. Next door, the 17-court Van Der Meer tennis facility offers lessons and open court times.
11 Lemoyne Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-715-4116
10.Home2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head
Home2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head is a charming all-suite hotel that makes a great getaway choice for families or groups looking to kick back and relax for extended stays. The modern resort, which is overseen as part of the international Hilton hotel chain, offers convenient access to many of the island's top beachfront destinations and championship golf courses. One-bedroom and studio suites are available for overnight rental, featuring lovely amenities such as full kitchenettes, dishwashers, and large-screen televisions. An outdoor pool offers a relaxing patio area and barbecue grills, while a state-of-the-art fitness center provides exercise opportunities. Continental breakfast is offered each morning for guests, featuring artisan sandwich choices and an oatmeal and toppings buffet.
836 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-802-2700
11.Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort
© Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort
Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort is a gorgeous 56-acre resort located along renowned Hilton Head Island Beach, offering charming one- and two-bedroom villas with luxurious amenities such as full kitchenettes, furnished seaside balconies, and large-screen cable televisions. Free high-speed wireless internet is offered in all villas, which let guests spread out in private separate bedrooms and living spaces. A plethora of recreational experiences are offered for guests, ranging from 10 newly-resurfaced tennis courts to the island's largest hotel pool, which also offers a spacious and safe children's pool area. Dining options include the casual Jamaica Joe'z restaurant, laid-back sports bar CocoNutz, and pizza joint Gator'z.
40 Folly Field Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 800-475-2631
12.Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head
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Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head is a beautiful coastal hotel overseen by renowned international hotelier Hilton, offering convenient access to top family attractions such as the Coastal Discovery Museum. The hotel's charming contemporary rooms and suites offer custom-designed beds and are stocked with luxurious amenities such as flat-screen premium cable televisions, mini fridges, and complimentary wireless internet. Beautiful upgraded suites add separate living areas, with pull-out sofas available in select rooms to accommodate additional guests. Onsite amenities include a business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an outdoor all-ages pool. Guests can also dine at the Garden Grille and Bar, which opens each morning for breakfast service.
1575 Fording Island Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, Phone: 843-837-8111
13.Hampton Inn Hilton Head
© Hampton Inn Hilton Head
Hampton Inn Hilton Head offers 121 gorgeous guest rooms and suites, all stocked with top amenities such as mini fridges, coffee makers, and lap desks for guests looking to relax in bed with their laptops. The hotel, which is one of the closest hotels to Hilton Head Airport, is located less than five minutes by car from the island's beautiful beaches, making it a great choice for visitors looking to soak up the sun and stretch out along the island's Atlantic Ocean coast. Upgraded suites are available for guests looking for extra luxury, offering custom-designed beds and separate living areas. Continental breakfast is served daily for all guests, with weekday Hampton On the Runs Breakfast Bags available for quick grab-and-go morning meals.
1 Dillon Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, Phone: 843-681-790
14.Coral Sands Resort by Palmera
© Coral Sands Resort by Palmera
Coral Sands Resort by Palmera has been rated as Hilton Head's number-one golfing destination by Golf Digest, making it a top choice for tourists coming to the island to hit the links. The laid-back resort, which is conveniently located less than a mile from Coligny Beach Park, offers one- to three-bedroom rental villas for overnight stay, fully equipped with kitchenettes, separate living and dining areas, and top amenities such as flat-screen televisions and entertainment centers. Washing and drying machines are offered in some units, perfect for extended stays. All guests can enjoy inclusive golf green times and access to world-class tennis facilities at the Van Der Meer Shipyard. Other onsite amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and day-use barbecue grills.
66 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-785-1000
15.Inn and Club at Harbour Town
© Inn and Club at Harbour Town
Inn and Club at Harbour Town has been ranked as Hilton Head Island's top luxury hotel, conveniently located near Baynard Cove and the Harbour Town Lighthouse. The upscale hotel offers 60 beautifully-designed guest rooms and suites, stocked with country-style furnishings and amenities such as soaking tubs, flat-screen televisions, and complimentary wireless internet. Upgraded suites feature full kitchenettes and golf course views, with butler and room service available 24/7 for all guests. Three championship golf courses have all been designated as a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, incorporating beautiful natural landscaping elements. Other amenities include a tennis center directed by U.S. Open and Wimbledon champion Stan Smith. Dining options range from the gourmet Sea Pines Beach Club to the casual waterfront Quarterdeck, which overlooks the beautiful Calibogue Sound.
7 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-363-8100
16.Bluewater by Spinnaker Resorts
© Bluewater by Spinnaker Resorts
Bluewater by Spinnaker Resorts is a spacious condo resort offering convenient access to Hilton Head's beautiful Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. The resort is the island's only timeshare offering a private dock along the Intracoastal Waterway, providing fantastic opportunities for fishing, kayaking, and relaxing and watching the island's beautiful sunsets. One- to three-bedroom units are decked out in knotted-pine furniture, showcasing separate living and dining areas, private balconies, en suite laundry units, and high-tech amenities such as full entertainment centers. All guests can make use of the resort's massive pool, which offers a lazy river attraction and children's splash pad. Other amenities include a multipurpose sporting court, an indoor pool and sauna, and outdoor areas for ping-pong and chess play.
10 Blue Water Marina Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926, Phone: 843-785-3355
17.Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton Grand Vacations
Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton Grand Vacations is a newly-opened all-suite resort located less than a mile from beautiful Coligny Beach Park, providing convenient access to nearby South Beach and Harbour Town. The gorgeous Atlantic Ocean waterfront resort offers classy two-bedroom suites with warmly-hued decor, with private balconies, laundry units, kitchenettes, and living and dining space in all suites. A lagoon-style pool offers a zero-depth entry and spray features, while a sun shelf allows for tanning and relaxing in ocean breezes. Dining options include the full-service Oceanside Bar and Grille and The Marketplace, which serves up Starbucks-branded coffee. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art gym, a children's playroom and DVD kiosk, and bike and kayak rentals for exploration of the island.
41 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-342-8400
18.Marriott's Heritage Club
© Marriott's Heritage Club
Marriott's Heritage Club is located just minutes from the landmark Harbour Town Lighthouse and Marina, offering convenient access to top Hilton Head beaches such as Coligny Beach Park and Sea Pines Beach. The hotel, which is operated by renowned international hotelier Marriott, offers comfortable two-bedroom suites with courtyard-view furnished balconies, living rooms with gas fireplaces, and spacious master bedrooms and baths. High-tech amenities include flat-screen televisions, en suite laundry rooms, and complimentary wireless internet. Guests can relax at the hotel's heated outdoor swimming pool or use its state-of-the-art fitness center, which offers a variety of workout machines and equipment. Young guests can take part in organized activities as part of the hotel's Kids' Night In club, which offers crafts, games, and pizza.
12 Lighthouse Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-363-3012
19.Marriott's Grande Ocean
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Marriott's Grande Ocean is an upscale resort located within walking distance of beautiful Coligny Beach Park, just minutes from top attractions such as the Harbour Town Golf Links. Guests can stay in comfort in two-bedroom suites throughout the hotel, which offer private balconies, separate living areas, and full kitchenettes for visitor comfort. Whirlpool tubs are also offered in many rooms, along with top high-tech amenities such as flat-screen televisions and complimentary wireless internet. Guests can swim at the hotel's heated indoor pool or use Life Fitness cardio and strength-training equipment at its state-of-the-art exercise center. Dining options include the seasonal American-style Dolphin Grill and The Marketplace, which also sells snacks, wine, and beer.
51 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-686-734
© Marriott's SurfWatch
Marriott's SurfWatch is an all-apartment hotel located within walking distance of Hilton Head's Burkes Beach, conveniently located near top family-friendly attractions such as the Coastal Discovery Museum. The hotel offers the reliable service and amenities guests have come to expect from international hotelier Marriott while providing more freedom and space than standard hotels. Two- and three-bedroom apartments offer private balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean or the hotel's gardens. All apartments feature en suite kitchenettes, laundry rooms, and master bedrooms and bath suites with deluxe multi-head showers. A fitness center provides exercise opportunities, while two heated saltwater pools and a seasonal pool bar offer chances for relaxation in the sun. Snacks and sundries are sold at the Marketplace Express, including Starbucks-branded coffee. Families can enjoy a wide variety of structured activities, including daily movie showings as part of the SurfWatch Cinema program.
10 Surf Watch Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-363-3400
21.Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines
© Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines
Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines is a beautiful six-acre resort within Hilton Head's renowned Sea Pines Plantation, set against the backdrop of the island's spectacular lush natural scenery. The resort is home to a wide variety of luxurious two-bedroom suites, all of which offer private balconies overlooking the Atlantic Ocean coastline or the hotel's lush gardens. All suites include full kitchens, separate dining areas, master suites with king-sized beds and luxurious walk-in showers, and second bedrooms featuring two twin-sized beds. Guests can enjoy direct beachfront access or utilize the facilities of the adjacent Sea Pines Beach Club, which offers tennis and golfing opportunities. Several outdoor pools are also available for guest use, along with a fitness center with weight training and cardiovascular equipment.
91 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-363-3040
22.The Island Club Resort
The Island Club Resort is a private family-owned 27-acre oceanfront community offering opportunities for vacation rentals, timeshares, and full-time ownership. More than 90 villas are available for rental as part of the resort's vacation rental program, ranging from intimate romantic one-bedroom villas to rentals for large groups for extended stays. Each villa offers a full kitchenette, en suite laundry room, and a private deck or balcony, with top high-tech amenities such as televisions and entertainment centers. Three terraced swimming pools are available for guest use, along with tennis, basketball, and racquetball courts, a state-of-the-art exercise room, and a beautiful beachfront lagoon area.
85 Folly Field Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, Phone: 843-785-6776
22 Best Hilton Head Island Hotels
- Sonesta Resort Hilton Head, Photo: Sonesta Resort Hilton Head
- Palmetto Dunes Villa, Photo: Palmetto Dunes Villa
- Unforgettable Paradise, Photo: Unforgettable Paradise
- Park Lane Hotel and Suites, Photo: Park Lane Hotel and Suites
- Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa, Photo: Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa
- The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa, Photo: The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
- Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, Photo: nextrecord/stock.adobe.com
- Days Inn by Wyndham Hilton Head, Photo: whyframeshot/stock.adobe.com
- Best Western Ocean Breeze Inn, Photo: daizuoxin/stock.adobe.com
- Home2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head, Photo: rilueda/stock.adobe.com
- Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, Photo: Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort
- Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head, Photo: Daria Minaeva/stock.adobe.com
- Hampton Inn Hilton Head, Photo: Hampton Inn Hilton Head
- Coral Sands Resort by Palmera, Photo: Coral Sands Resort by Palmera
- Inn and Club at Harbour Town, Photo: Inn and Club at Harbour Town
- Bluewater by Spinnaker Resorts, Photo: Bluewater by Spinnaker Resorts
- Ocean Oak Resort by Hilton Grand Vacations, Photo: Rawf8/stock.adobe.com
- Marriott's Heritage Club, Photo: Marriott's Heritage Club
- Marriott's Grande Ocean, Photo: Marriott's Grande Ocean
- Marriott's SurfWatch, Photo: Marriott's SurfWatch
- Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines, Photo: Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines
- The Island Club Resort, Photo: skvalval/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Eric BVD/stock.adobe.com