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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2014

We stayed at Disney's Hilton Head Resort through Disney Vacation Club. Wow! What attention to detail. The staff was so warm and accommodating! The view from our studio was wonderful. The newly refurbished rooms had everything one could need. We enjoyed the pools both at the resort and beach club. Loved the food for lunch at the resort, but wished it was open during dinner hours. Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

Great resort with beautiful recently renovated two bedroom villas. Plenty of kids activities and a store where you can buy basic food, snacks etc.The grounds are immaculate. The large pool at the main resort has a water slide great for kids. There is another pool at the beach club about a mile away. There is a shuttle or you can drive. There is a bar and access to a beautiful beach area.

The resort is top of the line in every way. The only real downside is that it isn't directly on the beach as some of the top Marriott Vacation Club properties on HH are.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort is a Disney Vacation Club property, one of three "non-theme park" vacation resorts. I spent a long weekend getaway in March 2014 there, with a "split stay" between a one-bedroom villa and a deluxe studio.

The rooms are "standard DVC" in layout and the room sizes are ok. When I was there, the facility was going through a soft-good renovation and re-roofing. The rooms I had were in very good condition and "mousekeeping" was keeping it clean.

There's a wide variety of activity programs on the calendar, but the best part is the "Disney Beach House" located on the Atlantic shore, about one mile from the resort. You can drive there, take the shuttle or ride your bike. You'll need your room key for access. The Beach House has a pool & lounge chairs, pool-table and seasonal food service (April - October). The beach is accessed from the back gate and you'll need your room key to get back in.

Overall, I thought it was a great place to stay and I would go back anytime. Don't forget to bring your bicycles!

Room Tip: There are only a handful of "Deluxe Studios" located in the main building, thus it's m...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Had a great time relaxing and exploring Hilton Head. Room was recently remodeled with new furniture and flooring. No real restaurant(Only a snack bar) but restaurants are within walking distance! There is a nice Mexican restaurant on the other side of the bridge!

Room Tip: Parking is a little tough - not many spaces if near the front of the hotel
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The grounds are easily accessible and the property, as with every Disney hotel, is immaculate. I used leftover DVC points that my family had to stay here with my boyfriend for a week. It was quiet with a flare of Southern charm and the staff were very hospitable. It's in a great location to get around the island but it's a bit of a hike to get to and from Disney's private pool house on the beach. They do have a shuttle that runs to and from the pool house but we rented bikes and wanted to enjoy a leisurely ride over. The bike path is an easy ride, just a little bit of a distance.
Overall, the hotel was just what we needed for some R and R.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the pool if you ever intend to have a mid-afternoon nap. The outer building...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Once again a great stay here with my wife and 4 kids now ages 14,12,10,9. 2 Boys and 2 girls. We stayed here 2 days before and extended 7 day stay elsewhere on the island. (Only 2 days because it was booked or we would have stayed more) The room was recently remolded with new furniture and flooring throughout 90% of the unit. Great update! Might brighter rooms which made them feel bigger. We stayed in a 2 bedroom with our back deck overlooking the pool area. Great location. The staff was great but I am noticing that as my kids get older they interact less with the staff than in prior years but the overall property still kept their attention. Great clean pools. Nice little food window which is open from breakfast till 5 pm. Walking proximity to Shelter Cove and its restaurants was excellent. Brand new Krogers grocery store was less than 3 minutes away in an adjacent parking lot. We here so short of a time that the fairest review to wrote would be to say it was overall great as usual. Noting bad to say. I obviously would come again since we have stayed here about 6 times.

Room Tip: I personally like to rooms which overlook the pool so if your kids are age appropriate they can swim...
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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Our family just returned from our second trip to Disney's HHI Resort; we have four kids under 10 years old. This is our favorite family vacation spot. The location at Hilton Head is ideal and the accommodations are nice and spacious, but the employees make this place very special. As usual, Disney hires and trains the best. Special thanks to Reggie and Joey!

The resort is located among giant live oaks alongside a marsh on one side. We love the layout of the property. At the center of the resort is the Big Dipper swimming pool along with the activity center and a 100 yard fishing pier. It is generally a contained area, which is perfect for smaller kids to have a some freedom to play without constant oversight. The resort is not very big, so any room is close enough to the pool area, but if you have small kids I do not recommend the main building.

The pool area has daily lifeguard/recreation staff from 8am – 10pm. They wear professional Disney lifeguard apparel and they take their jobs very seriously - always standing and pacing with eyes on the water. They rotate every 15-20 minutes which made us feel confident that fresh eyes were on the water. We witnessed their quick instant reaction to a false alarm one day. When they are not on lifeguard rotation, they are having fun hosting activities, crafts, campfires, and anything else that you might ask them to help with. After a couple of days they knew all of our kids by name. Many of them remembered us from last year. On Tuesday nights they have a Pirate Pool Party – games, prizes, freezing cold water balloons, and a pool peninsula dance party. The party ends with fireworks across the water. There are other pool activities on most days, including slide races, contests, and karaoke. They play a great mix of music throughout the day. It is family friendly entertainment, and my wife and I had as much fun as the kids.

Disney has beach property and a beach house across the road by shuttle. The beach property is nice, but our family only went to the beach one time. We had more fun at the pool area. It seemed like a different clientele at the beach house and the beach was very busy since it is shared with another resort. We preferred the intimate atmosphere at the main property.

If you are up early say hello to Mike the pool guy. He is the unofficial tour guide. There is also a man name B'Lou who performs amazing card tricks and other magic tricks. There is also a dog named shadow is supposedly 18 years old...a little Disney magic, too.

I miss the rustic charm of the rooms that existed before the renovations. The renovations were needed, but I only wish they would have preserved some of old-style cabin feel. It is my only complaint. Until next year...

Room Tip: Lower floors in buildings backing to the marsh
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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: £102 - £380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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