Those seeking white sand beaches, dolphins, and a traditional Lowcountry experience will be quite content with a trip to Hilton Head Island. It’s easy to fall in love with beautiful live oaks with cascading Spanish moss near one of the most iconic red and white striped lighthouses in the country.
Whether you are on a family vacation, golf trip, or romantic weekend away, you’ll need a great Hilton Head hotel to rest at. Thankfully there are a wide range of hotels to choose from. Between five-star beachfront resorts, to business hotels, you’ll be able to enjoy one of the best hotels in Hilton Head comfortably.
Best Hotels in Hilton Head
1. Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa
Where does one start when listing off all the fantastic amenities available at the amazing Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa when there are so many to list? Well, there are the spectacular views and, of course, the fantastic seaside location.
How about three swimming pools, four restaurants, an outdoor bar, three golf courses, a fitness center and 25 tennis courts? If that’s not enough, surely the lovely, air-conditioned guest rooms equipped with free Wi-Fi service, a balcony, floor-to-ceiling windows, a coffee maker, a mini-fridge and bathrobes should do the trick!
The full, hot breakfast served each morning is certainly a plus!
2. The Coral Sands Resort by Palmera (Best Hotel for Families)
- Address: 66 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Families that want plenty of things to do on their vacation
Fully equipped with cable television, a DVD player, a full kitchen, a balcony and a washer and dryer, the comfortable guest rooms at the Coral Sands Resort by Palmera are just one of the fabulous reasons to book here.
The fitness center, business center and waterpark with an outdoor swimming pool, a lazy river, and a poolside bar are the icing on the cake! This centrally-located hotel is located only five minutes away from the Palmetto Bay Shopping Center and many of the other popular attractions of the area.
3. The Old Town Bluffton Inn (Best Hotel for Couples)
Situated in the nearby town of Bluffton, The Old Town Bluffton Inn is a quiet, laid-back place to stay with easy access to Hilton Head and all the major attractions of the area. If you’re someone who is sensitive to scents or has allergies, this hotel is unique in that it offers allergy-free guest rooms.
In your comfortable guest room, you’ll also find free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a safe, and a flat-screen television. The hotel also features a bar and lounge and 24-hour reception service so you can get assistance any time of the day or night.
4. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
- Address: Two Grasslawn Ave, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Fun for both parents and children with plenty of outdoor activities plus great dining options
Sweeping ocean views, three outdoor swimming pools, a full spa, dining options with live entertainment and lovely guest rooms with balconies? What more could you want in a relaxing getaway in Hilton Head? At the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, you’ll have access to free Wi-Fi service, free on-site parking and a 24-hour reception area.
The air-conditioned, spacious guest rooms also feature a flat-screen television with cable service, a mini-fridge, and coffee and tea facilities.
5. Sonesta Resort – Hilton Head Island (Pet Friendly!)
If you’re looking for a well-equipped beach hotel that allows your pet to join you on your vacation, The Sonesta Resort is a great option for the whole family, including the furry members.
Enjoy access to two swimming pools, a 24-business center, a fitness center, a luxurious spa and several eateries including a full-service restaurant and a poolside bar and grille. The guest rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable television, a mini-fridge and the choice of either a balcony or a patio.
Nearby, you’ll find many attractions including The Mall at Shelter Cove, Shipyard Golf Course, and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Be sure to put some time aside to take the complimentary shuttle through the Shipyard Plantation.
6. Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
Situated in a central location overlooking a beautiful, sandy beach, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort has everything needed for a fantastic vacation! Do some laps in the swimming pool, enjoy the ocean breeze in the garden, indulge in a relaxing treatment at the spa, exercise at the on-site gym and shoot some hoops at the hotel basketball court.
When it comes to dining, there’s something for everyone there, too! Whether you want to grab a drink at the poolside bar or the cocktail bar or you want to sit down to a meal at the full-service restaurant, you’ll always find something to satisfy your thirst and your hunger.
The air-conditioned rooms are equipped with cable television, a fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker and a private balcony. Nearby, you’ll find some of the area’s top attractions including two top golf courses and the Leamington Lighthouse.
7. SpringHill Suites Hilton Head Island
One of the best things about the SpringHill Suites Hilton Head Island is its amazing location close to one of the area’s best beaches. I’m sure you’ll also appreciate the swimming pool, on-site parking area, round-the-clock front desk service, fitness center, and comfortable rooms equipped with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi service.
8. Hampton Inn Hilton Head
- Address: 1 Dillon Rd, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Those who wish to be close to the airport
Located next to the airport, the Hampton Inn Hilton Head offers spacious accommodation featuring free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, a coffee maker, a fridge, and a microwave.
All guests have access to the on-site outdoor swimming pool, the business center, and the fitness room and free on-site parking and 24-hour front desk service are available. A delicious breakfast buffet is served each morning so you can fuel up before you start your day.
9. Candlewood Suites – Bluffton-Hilton Head, an IHG Hotel
An outdoor pool with sun loungers, a 24-hour fitness center and a business center are just some of the top amenities at the Candlewood Suites in nearby Bluffton. On site, you’ll also find free parking, 24-hour front desk service, and spacious rooms equipped with a flat-screen television, a dining area, a kitchen, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi.
10. Fiddlers Cove
- Address: 45 Follly Field Road, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Thos who want active resort amenities like Pickleball Courts, tennis courts, and racquetball courts.
Fiddlers Cove is situated in a central location close to several beautiful parks. On-site you’ll find a playground and free Wi-Fi. Your spacious guest room is equipped with many comfort amenities including air conditioning, a seating area, cable television, a kitchen and a dining area, and a scenic balcony.
11. Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island
- Address: 1 S Forest Beach Dr, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Full service resort for a true getaway
When it comes to seaside views, it doesn’t get much better than the Beach House Resort Hilton Head Island.
Throw in several fantastic dining options, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, nightly firepit gatherings and a beachside bar with live entertainment and you have yourself the perfect getaway! Guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, satellite television, and a refrigerator.
One of the best things about this property is you only have to walk about two minutes before reaching beautiful Coligny Beach.
12. The Island Links Resort by Palmera
- Address: 1 Coggins Point Rd, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Condo stays with a full kitchen near a golf course.
Outdoor lovers and fitness buffs love the bike trails that snake across the property that is home to the Island Links Resort by Palmera. The outdoor swimming pool and luxurious hot tub are also popular with many of the guests who choose to book this amazing property as their base in Hilton Head.
The on-site clubhouse is a place where guests can mingle and play games on rainy days and guest rooms, which feature full kitchens, cable television, and a DVD player, provide a cozy escape at the end of the day
13. Villamare Resort
- Address: Villamare Condos, 1 Ocean Ln, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Those after a condo rental for their vacation.
Villamare Resort is situated in an incredible location only a stone’s throw away from the lovely Hilton Head Island Beach. On site, you’ll find two swimming pools, a fitness center, free on-site parking, and comfortable, air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and a television. You can upgrade to a bigger room with an additional seating area.
14. The Courtyard by Marriott Hilton Head Island
- Address: 79 Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Comfortable hotel for those loyal to Marriott.
No amenities have been left out at the Courtyard by Marriott Hilton Head Island! On site, you’ll find everything you need for both comfort and enjoyment, including a swimming pool, a fitness center, free bicycle rentals, a business center, a bar, and a full-service restaurant that serves a lavish breakfast each morning.
The 24-hour front desk service at this 3-star property means you can get assistance when you need it any time of day and you’ll also have access to free on-site parking. Air-conditioned guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, cable television, and a safe. Nearby, you’ll find several top beaches including Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Beach, and Hilton Head Island Beach South.
15. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Bluffton at Hilton Head Area, an IHG Hotel
- Address: 35 Bluffton Rd, Bluffton (GPS)
- Great For: Those who wish to experience Bluffton and Hilton Head.
Located in nearby Bluffton, which is only about 15 minutes away from Hilton Head, this pet-friendly property offers guests access to free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, a 24-hour reception service, and free continental breakfast every morning.
On-site, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center, and a lively Irish pub serving delicious food is located right next door. The guestrooms at this hotel are comfortable and feature a microwave, a fridge and a coffee maker.
16. The Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head
- Address: 1575 Fording Island Rd (GPS)
- Great For: Those not wanting to stay directly on Hilton Head Island
The Hilton Garden Inn Hilton Head is a fantastic place to stay on Hilton Head Island. That’s because it’s centrally located in an area that’s close to many top restaurants, attractions, beaches and golf courses and it’s well-equipped with many amenities.
On-site, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, a 24-hour market, a fitness center and a full-service restaurant. Inside your cozy guest room, you’ll find complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a microwave and a refrigerator. Free parking is available on site.
17. Extended Stay America Premier Suites – Bluffton – Hilton Head
- Address: 108 Seagrass Station Rd, Bluffton (GPS)
- Great For: Those planning a longer stay in Hilton Head.
At this 3-star property in nearby Bluffton, you’ll find many amenities including free on-site parking, a sauna, and a fitness center. Each morning, you can enjoy a full breakfast before you set out on the day’s adventure and at the end of each day, you’ll retreat to a comfortable, air-conditioned guest room equipped with free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television with satellite service, and a kitchen.
18. Palmera Inn and Suites
- Address: 12 Park Ln, Hilton Head Island (GPS)
- Great For: Those who would like to cook a bit on vacation as there are full kitchens available.
At the Palmera Inn and Suites, you’ll find many fantastic amenities both on site and in the beautiful guest rooms. On warm days, go for a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pool followed by a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Or, you can catch up on your fitness routine which you can do at the hotel fitness center or with one of the bicycles you can rent to explore the surrounding area.
If your vacation is a mix of leisure and work, the on-site business center is where you can keep in touch with the office back home. Inside your roomy suite, there’s a flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, and a private balcony.
When you stay at this property, you’re only a 15-minute drive from Hilton Head Island Beach, Shelter Cove Mall, and the airport.
19. The Hampton Inn & Suites Bluffton-Sun City
The Hampton Inn & Suites Bluffton-Sun City is a great option if you want to be close to both Hilton Head Island and the region’s top attractions. On-site, you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness center, free on-site parking, 24-hour front desk service, a gift shop, and a mini market.
The cozy, air-conditioned rooms are well-equipped with free high-speed internet service, a microwave, a mini-fridge and a work desk. Do you like to golf? Okatie Creek Golf Course is only minutes away. Enjoy a hot breakfast each morning before you set out for a day on the greens or whatever it is you set out to do in the Hilton Head area.
20. Home2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head
Every suite at the Home 2 Suites By Hilton Hilton Head is a luxurious escape featuring a range of comfort amenities including air conditioning, a flat-screen television, free Wi-Fi, and a safe.
An outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center are on site and all guests have access to BBQ facilities, a 24-hour reception service, free on-site parking, and a business center. A continental breakfast is also served every morning at this centrally-located 3-star property.
Fun Hilton Head Tours and Excursions
Hilton Head Restaraunt Recommendations
- Java Burrito Company: For absolutely killer burritos
- One Hot Mama’s American Grill: Some of the best bbq on the island
- Skull Creek Boathouse: Southern seafood in an excellent location!
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