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Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts
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bristol, ct
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Great experience”
Reviewed 11 July 2008

This place is great for families. The staff has been outstanding. We had a three bedroom unit for 4 adults and three children. It was clean and nicely appointed. There were great pools for the adults and kids, and most of our beach/dinner/shopping trips were on foot as Coligny Plaza was so close. We booked through a discount agency and feel fortunate to have gotten the deal we did. We will look to come back to Waterside next year and later as our three infants get older.

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14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2008

We loved Waterside by Spinnaker. Our room was a 1 bedroom but with plenty of space. Everything was very clean. We were on he fifth floor and the balcony was large. We actually saw an alligator in the lagoon. The bike rental was the best. For $18 they delivered the bike right to our condo and we rode for the entire week. The beach was fabulous, the water was chilly, but the flat beach was fantastic for riding. There are so many bike trails.
We loved how close everything was, the shopping, restaurants and beach. We ate at the Big Bamboo and it was really great. The Island fundge is super too.
We did go on the time-share talk because it let us play at 3 golf courses for just the cost of the cart. Although they weren't the best courses, it saved a lot on green fees.
Overall, we loved the location and we're considering swapping our timeshare for one down there. The other Spinnaker resorts include golf in their maintenance fee so we would probably purchase a week at one of the other resorts.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2007

we just returned from a one week's stay at Waterside by Spinnaker near Forest Beach. This is a time share resort that has been a RCI Gold Crown resort for 10 years. I was a little apprehensive about renting here because there were few reviews and it was tough to research, but I was not disappointed. The location of the property is near Forest Beach, and just steps from the Coligney Plaza shopping center. The complex is made up of eight buildings arranged around two lagoons, there are many parking spaces under the buildings which was welcome as the heat index was over 110 each day we were there. Our unit was on the second floor of building 5200 and had a master suite with a king and master bathroom with jetted tub and walk in shower. There was a sliding glass door that lead out to a small, un-screened patio. The second bedroom had two twins and a bathroom with a walk in shower. The kitchen had all of the amenities we had at home and it leads to a dining area and living room with pull out sofa bed. There was a full sized washer and dryer. I believe that the unit was about 1300 square feet, very large and maximum occupancy is 6. Although the complex is only 3 blocks from the beach, there is a shuttle that operates hourly. Its just steps away from Coligney Plaza that features a Piggly Wiggly Supermarket and several small shops and about 15-20 restaurants. There are many bike rental shops on the island and the weekly rental including delivery is a steal at $18. Hilton Head features an extensive bike trail system and you could actually park your car for the entire week and just bike around or walk. Waterside features three outdoor pools and we never had a problem getting a lounge chair. There were children's activities each day: paint a tile, decorate a picture frame, make a tie dyed shirt, etc. for a small fee. One night the management hosted a pasta and salad dinner for $5 per person and a free wine and cheese party. Free WiFi is available at the main Activities Center. We were renting, and we do not own a time share, so be prepared to be invited to take a full presentation and tour of the property and receive $100 for your time. Time shares are not inherently bad, but my vacation time is too valuable to waste at one of these presentations, and I have zero desire to buy a timeshare, so if you don't want to be bothered, just don't answer the phone or tell the clerk at check in that you are an owner. The complex also features many gas grills around the pool area(s) so one night we grilled a couple of rib steaks that were great. We basically rode bikes in the morning, went to the beach with our lunch, came back to hit the pool, then went to dinner. Afterwards, ice cream just a short walk away at Coligney Plaza. Boring, I'm sure for some, but it was just what we needed on this vacation. Because the weather was just too darn hot, planned trips to Savannah and Charleston were scrapped. We had not been to Hilton Head in about 15 years, and we had forgotten just how beautiful this island is and we vowed to return next year, possibly for two weeks. Kudos to Spinnaker management, I can see why this place has been gold crown rated for 10 years straight, it is well maintained, clean, has a great, friendly staff. We had zero problems and once again, we re-set the bar (higher) for our next vacation.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 13 February 2006

Our first trip was planned for Florida Fairfield Ocean Palms in Pompano Beach, FL. Due to Hurricane Jean, we had to cancel the trip to FL two days before check-in. We were devastated.

I called RCI to see what was available. They helped me find a great resort, Waterside by Spinnaker, a two-bedroom villa Gold Crown Resort located on beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC. I was shocked, because HH is very hard to get.

The resort accommodations were fantastic, a beautiful two-bedroom, two-bath with a Jacuzzi, full kitchen, washer, and dryer. The front of the villa overlooked the pool and hot tub area and the balcony over a lagoon. The resort was a short walk from the beach.

Waterside Resort has two pool, one hottub that I think is to hot(no one stay in it for long), and one kiddy pool
My whole family (husband and my father) had a good time.

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Additional Information about Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts

Property: Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts
Address: 45 Waterside Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4735
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts 3*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fulfill your leisure desires and access all island activities from the preserved setting of this vacation resort just two blocks from the beach. Walk to the beach or hop on the seasonal shuttle. Dry off long enough to enjoy golf, tennis and proximity to beach restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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