We are Marriott owners and this is our seventh year at a Marriott property in Hilton Head, SC. We usually stay at the Marriott Monarch, but that property was not available to us for the entire two weeks of our stay this year, and since we didn't want to switch properties in the middle, we elected to try something different and stay at the Harbour Club in Harbourtown. We were not disappointed, despite not being oceanfront this year. The area around the Sea Pines Beach Club was entirely under construction this year, so we visited the beach at Coligny for the most part.
The Harbour Club villas are some of the largest two-bedroom units I've seen compared to other Marriott properties. All interior dimensions are generous and the second bedroom is configured with two double beds and a full bath with walk-in shower and a large jacuzzi style bathtub right in the second bedroom, along with a second vanity (three vanities total in the villa). The master is fairly typical for a Marriott property, with a king-sized bed, jacuzzi tub and two-sink vanity, and a separate commode and walk-in shower room. The kitchen has brand new stainless appliances and is typical for a Marriott. The only thing I can possibly say negative is that living room furniture is a little worn, but not terribly so and it in no way affected our stay. We stayed in a first floor unit (which is actually one floor up as the parkiing garage is underneath the property) and in our opinion, these are the best villas as the first floor villas have the largest balconies.
Check-in was easy and despite arriving two hours early, we were able to get into the villa about an hour early. The property overall is smaller, with a more intimate feel than the Monarch. The first week of our stay was very quiet, and it seemed as if the Harbour Club was not full that week, which was lovely. The pool is small but large enough, with a kiddie pool nearby, and a lovely view of the sound and marsh creek off the pool deck. Our sons enjoyed the ping pong table by the pool. There is a nice spa, a row of stainless grills, and lots of activities like chess and beanbag toss in the courtyard. The firepit is lit nightly which is nice for making s'mores.
We found the staff to be very attentive and the villa was clean and well-stocked upon our arrival. Housekeeping and engineering items were attended to promptly. Parking was not problematic, as it often was at the Monarch. The Harbourtown shopping and restaurants were at a convenient proximity. One reason this location worked out well for us is that we enjoy standup paddleboarding, and we could easily "put in" by the lighthouse which is just right down the way from the property. Outside Hilton Head rents paddleboards by the week, FYI, for $137. The Calibogue Sound is a wonderful place to paddleboard and take part in many other water sports.
I was initially disappointed that we were not going to be staying oceanfront this year, but the Harbour Club grew on me so much that we ended up making our reservation there for 2015 as well. We look forward to returning.
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