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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
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Washington, DC
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49 reviews
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“Being welcomed home never gets old”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My family and I are currently staying at Disney's Hilton Head resort for our 7th time, but the first in two years. This is a fantastic property all on its own, with beautiful marsh views, great facilities and all newly refurbished units, complete with new stainless steel appliances and full size washer/dryer in our two-bedroom villa. But more than any physical feature - the welcoming and wonderful staff is what makes Disney stand out from the rest. Whenever we return, it's like a family reunion... Several staff members know us by sight and our children by name - and they always take time to find out how we're doing and asking what they can do to make our stay better. We're not the only ones - in fact, since we come for spring break, we see many of the same families return every year - and they are treated the same way.

After almost 20 years, it was time for the rooms to be refurbished, and for the most part the transformation was a success. The dark green walls are gone, replaced by a lighter beige color scheme. A new island dividing the kitchen and living room areas makes the space in the kitchen a little tighter, but it's still plenty usable, with new shelving on the kitchen side of the island a welcome addition. On the living room side, the island has been raised to accomodate a new 60 inch flat screen TV and bluray player... New double sofabeds and a single chair sleeper are welcome changes from the old uncomfortable furniture... And the beds, are new and deliciously comfortable, too.

With plenty of activities at the pool and around the grounds, Disney's Hilton Head Island remains a great family resort!

Room Tip: For a pool view, ask for buildings 23, 25 or 26... The best marsh view rooms are in 29 and 30...
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Southern New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

I had a professional meeting in South Carolina on a Friday, and suggested to Maggie that we use Disney points for the weekend at their Hilton Head Resort. We arrived separately within an hour, and the entire experience was grand. We stayed above the check-in (Building 11), which we would recommend for middle-agers. This building has covered parking and an elevator to our floor, and is right at the property entrance. Our recently renovated room was spacious and attractive. Early morning coffee in the lobby helped get us set for a day outside the resort. A large private deck gave views of the wetlands, the moon and stars.

When we come back with kids and grandkids we'll stay further in the property, near the pool and activities. But for a Disney style weekend for two, this stay was...magical.

Room Tip: Near the entrance for an older couple, near the Big Dipper pool for a family.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Being a huge Disney fan who is familiar with Disney quality, I had very high expectations for this resort. Yet again, Disney didn't disappoint. Driving in to the resort I was initially a little hesitant, as it did not seem like it could be as relaxing and quiet as I had imagined. There is a large marina with several restaurants right next to the resort, and I feared it might seem crowded and loud. However, as we pulled up right next to our building, that fear melted away. Our cottage was right next to the marsh and Broad Creek, and it felt like we were in a peaceful, luxurious campground. With stunning views of the marsh, ample space for our family of five, and new renovations, our 2 bedroom villa was perfect. Although Hilton Head Island offers a huge array of activities, we spent our five days completely at the resort (and the Disney beach house, of course). With arts and crafts, entertainment from B'Lou Crabbe, the playground, a dolphin tour, ping pong, shuffleboard, evening movies, beach activities, and the awesome pool, we had more than enough to keep us busy for our entire stay. Our favorite thing was riding our bikes through the resort trails. With my toddler on back and my seven year old leading the way, we spent hours winding our way through the scenic paths of the resort and along the marina. The beach house is a bit away from the resort, but it is absolutely clean and beautiful. We have never seen beach bathrooms that were so clean. We rode our bikes to the beach house then along the beach (for the first time in forever), then took a break playing ping pong and foosball at the beach house before riding back to the resort.

With this resort, you have all of the fun of camping without any of the hassles. Fishing, boating, campfires, swimming, movies under the stars, crafts... you name it. There are always lots of smiling, friendly cast members about. In fact, we often saw more cast members than we did resort guests. And they frequently did special little things for our kids, like bringing out a cup of Mickey pretzels for our toddler.

We had one minor issue with our toilet, and after I told the front desk, it was no more than five minutes before someone was in our cottage and quickly fixed the problem.

One note for family bikers: Although we loved biking, we did note that the bike trail from the resort to the beach house is not as private and safe as we imagined. I thought it would be a quiet, scenic trail to the beach, but there are several parts of it that are narrow and actually on a busy road within Palmetto Dunes. The bike trail itself can get crowded, and like being on the roads, there are those who follow the rules and those who do not (both cars and bikers). Cars also travel faster than the posted 25 mph speed limit. We were a bit nervous with our 7 year old on that trail, though she is a very strong rider. We saw a couple of near accidents with bikes and cars. Just be very careful taking kids on the trail.


Everything at the resort, including the rooms, the pool, and the grounds are clean and immaculate. A family with small children stayed in the villa directly above us, and with the exception of a few footfalls every now and then, we did not hear them at all. Our villa was quiet and peaceful. I am so glad that Disney has brought its magic to South Carolina. Although we are usually fans of the parks, my family decided that this trip may have been our best vacation yet. Thanks, Disney. We will be back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Davenport, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We stayed for the first time at disney's Hilton Head Island Resort. We will be back! First, we had a newly renovated two-bedroom suite which felt luxurious and so spacious. We have three girls and we were able to be together when we wanted to and be apart when we wanted to. The view of the marsh was perfect from our private balcony. We were on the first floor (which is up a small flight of stairs) and didn't mind hearing the upstairs occupants walking around. I'm sure my kids singing "let it go" bothered them more!
A must-do is to rent bikes. We used the bike rentals at the hotel and they were fine. We biked to the beach house and back and all around the resort and neighboring ShelterCove area.
There isn't a sit down restaurant at the resort but plenty of places to eat in the area. There are two casual counter service places at the resort for lunch. We had a full kitchen in our suite and made all but one meal. That was more convenient and cheaper! There is a Kroger grocery store very close and it had a great deli, hot food, and a salad bar.

We can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Spend the extra for a two bedroom suite if you have a family. We were in 3111 and it was class to pa...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

When we arrived on the evening of March 21 the magical stay began. We were immediately greeted by the front desk associate who was very gracious and professional. This was our first stay at the resort and we were recognized with our first-timer pins...that was just plain fun! Our studio room was in the main building and it was perfect for two people. During our stay we enjoyed the beach & beach house, boardwalk, bikes, marina, shopping, snack bar, fishing pier, wildlife, movie rentals, Goofy Bingo, B'Lou storytelling, and Shadow (mascot Golden Retriever). This resort is a perfect Disney beach experience. We will be returning in the Fall 2014.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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119 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2014

Checked in on 3/24. Our DVC studio room is spotless and very relaxing. They are currently upgrading the resort and we are watching them move in new washers/dryers. Lots of construction guys about. Pool was closed (cold out!) but people were in the hot tub. Went to Evening of Magic with B'Lou and had a fun time! You can play Disney bingo by watching the screen in the lobby and marking hidden characters. On the TV in the room you can see your name on the screen if you have a Celebration during your stay. Cast members were friendly, helpful and talkative as usual. There is shuffleboard, horseshoes, Disney movies to watch, campfires, arts & crafts, movies under the stars, pin trading, and more! Since the weather is very chilly (wind chill was 22 this morning!) - I wish they had an indoor pool and hot tub! Biking is offered but it's chilly and windy so we drove over to the Beach House. Dole treats and munchies are offered there. Ping pong was a hit with my daughter and husband. The beach is clean - no shells to speak of though. Water was very rough with spray - gave us great photo ops! Would stay here again, for sure, but in warmer weather! Only disappointment, really, was the cold and wind! :) Suggestions: no hooks for pjs (there is a hook for a towel by the shower,) no mirror on outside bathroom door (just over the couch), and a small shelf over the sink and a small "medicine cabinet" on the wall for toiletries. Bed was nice and blankets were wonderfully snuggly (I want to buy one!). Looking forward to coming back! PS - lots of ops for bird photos and right on a harbor with nice photo ops there, too!

Room Tip: Our room was in the Live Oaks Lodge. Our studio view was a partial view of the water. VERY quiet, ho...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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norwich, Connecticut, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2014

we recently stayed here as DVC members from sunday to tuesday in March 2014..i was expecting more disneyish feel to it so i was slightly disappointed ..from the plastic topiary in front to the construction going on everywhere and the trails not marked as closed..was a little disappointed..
the unit itself was great and we had a nice view..it was quiet. and relaxing

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Address: 22 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928-3522
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort is located on the picturesque coast of South Carolina, 5 hours from Walt Disney World Resort. This warm home-away-from-home-fashioned after a 1940's hunting and fishing lodge-combines local charm with simple pleasures and outdoor fun for the entire family. The resort features multi-roomed villas and many recreational activities, including 12 miles of heavenly beaches famous for clear blue waters. ... more   less 
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