The Best Hotels in Hilton Head For Every Traveler

The Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel experience includes a decadent spa, golfing, tennis, and beachside luxury on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The Montage Palmetto Bluff hotel experience includes a decadent spa, golfing, tennis, and beachside luxury on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina | Courtesy of Montage Palmetto Bluff / Expedia
Nick Dauk

A vacation to Hilton Head Island is an escape like no other. This South Carolina Lowcountry beauty is ranked one of the best islands in the country by numerous magazines and it’s not difficult to see why. Sugar sand beaches, premier golf courses, freshly caught seafood, and endless moments of bliss feel too good to be true – but you really can experience it all at some of the best hotels and inns around Hilton Head.

1. Montage Palmetto Bluff


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Montage Palmetto Bluff is a wonderful place to stay no matter which suite, cottage or room you choose, but if you want the ultimate vacation, you can’t miss out on the Palmetto Bluff Experience. Curated to give you the best taste of local life, your customized weekend can include relaxing sessions at Spa Montage, private lessons at Wilson Lawn and Racquet Club, and every other activity you’d enjoy if you lived in this coastal haven. Fallen in love with the Bluff? A helpful real estate agent can help you buy a slice of your own so it’s yours forever.

2. Cassina Palms


Cassina Palms
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Life really is for living in Cassina Palms. You can rent this five-bedroom beach house and invite your entire family for a one-of-a-kind stay. Grandparents will love relaxing in the private bedroom on the ground floor with private pool deck access. Your close friends or siblings can settle in on the second floor where the kitchen and living rooms are, including a terrace perfect for sunrise coffee. You and your children can claim the top floor, where there’s a huge TV for them to enjoy while you and your partner relax in private – perhaps in the over-the-top-luxurious bath.

3. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

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A large curved swimming pool at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, with white sun-loungers, orange sun umbrellas and palm trees around the edge.
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Are you seeking a luxury resort experience that your kids will love too? Sonesta Resort caters for your family’s every need, and is an amazing experience. The Just Us Kids program is a secure, scheduled activity that gives moms and dads plenty of alone time for couples massages at Arum Spa or a few rounds of golf. The zero-entry lagoon pool makes family swims safe while the bicycle rentals let your kids lead the way to fun around the resort: two wheels very good indeed.

4. Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

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Outdoor terrace with a large wooden dining table overhung by festoon lights at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
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Paradise is a place and it’s called Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. This stunning retreat is like a choose-your-own-adventure vacation. Will you tee off on each of the three championship golf courses? Indulge in body treatments at the spa? Tickle your taste buds at one of five decadent restaurants? Or walk every mile of sugar sand on the long beach? Tennis, pickleball, splash pools, kayaking, games, and more are all on the menu. Of course, if you fancy doing absolutely nothing you can simply spread a towel out on the beach and let time tick lazily by.

5. Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa

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Marriott Hilton Head
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You won’t ever tire of the oceanfront rooms at Marriott Hilton Head Resort and Spa, and nor will you grow bored of playing the three on-site PGA golf courses. Trips between the buffet at the informal Cafe and the seafood spread at Blue will never grow tedious – as new dishes are served up routinely. And you certainly won’t mind strolling from your balcony to the beach in just a few steps. Actually, the only reason you will get tired at this lovely hotel is because there’s just so much you’ll want to do without ever leaving the grounds.

6. The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa

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A large swimming pool with loungers by the palm-fringed ocean at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa
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If wellness is your priority, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa is a dream vacation destination. Bask in the sun on the shores of the Atlantic and submit to sheer indolence. Float between the three outdoor pools or disappear into the heavenly spa where your body and spirit will be revitalized with wellness treatments and specialty massages. You can dig into hearty, wholesome Lowcountry seafood at the Carolina Room or fresh salads at View 32. When you’re sated, glide back to your grand deluxe oceanfront suite, wrap yourself in a comfy robe, and sink into your king-size bed to dream of what tomorrow might bring.

7. Rhett House Inn


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How do you know that Rhett House Inn delivers southern hospitality at its best? Just check the guest list which includes Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Barbra Streisand. They’ve all enjoyed the complimentary hors d’oeuvres and homemade desserts cooked up every evening. While they may not have been here since the electric car charging stations were installed, they surely took advantage of the bikes to explore Beaufort. Yes, you’ll have a right royal stay at Rhett House – following in the footsteps of some pretty major Hollywood names.

8. The Inn and Club at Harbour Town


A king bedroom with dark wood furniture and a balcony at the Inn and Club at Harbour Town
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Luxury comes as standard at the Inn and Club at Harbour Town. Exceptional waterfront dining, a trio of incredible Lowcountry golf courses, one of the nation’s best tennis programs, and a full-service marina (where you can dock your yacht) all create an unparalleled luxury Hilton Head experience for you to enjoy. Small touches like a complimentary shoe-shine service, deluxe gourmet coffee in the lobby every morning, and spa bathrooms in every suite mean that you’ll want to be in with the inn crowd on many a vacation to come.

9. City Loft Hotel

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Modern double room at the City Loft Hotel in Beaufort, with furnishings in brown and orange, and an en-suite bathroom with sliding door.
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Beaufort’s first upscale boutique hotel, City Loft, sets the hospitality bar high. That means you’ll always have fresh coffee at their City Java cafe, clean equipment in the 24-hour City Fit gym, and fully-pumped tyres on the complimentary bikes. As an added perk, you’ll also receive access to Celadon Activity and Spa Center for the duration of your stay, so the pool, tennis court, and wellness center are yours to enjoy at any time.

10. The Beaufort Inn

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Terrace area outside the Beaufort Inn, with festoon lights hanging from palm trees and several sets of garden chairs and tables.
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The Beaufort Inn, like the residents of its namesake town, will smother you with southern charm, like gravy on biscuits. Rainfall showers, wet bars, and soaking tubs are among the cool, contemporary additions to this historic inn. Let the owners treat you to a free breakfast at a local restaurant or prepare s’mores for you to take to one of the fire pits. They’ll make you into the belle of the ball at Bangs Salon. Or if you’d rather keep a low profile, you can hide away on your suite’s private porch or balcony and catch up on your reading.

11. Anchorage 1770


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The foodie, the romantic, the outdoorsman, and the yogi can all float in the sea of tranquility that is Anchorage 1770. This historic inn on the Beaufort River offers the specially curated experience you desire. The foodie will love dining on dishes from the coast and local farms. The outdoorsman will likely head out to the water and catch fish in the local tides and marshes. The yogi can reawaken their senses with classes at the spa. Here they will certainly run into the romantic, who has scheduled a couples massage for their beau to enjoy. Are you all of the above? Drop anchor and relish every memorable experience.

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