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“A Little Slice of Heaven That Will Leave You Wanting More”

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Marriott's SurfWatch
Certificate of Excellence
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Little Slice of Heaven That Will Leave You Wanting More”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

For every year since I was born, my family has traveled to the wondrous Hilton Head Island for our yearly splash in the sun. However, after spending numerous trips at Marriott’s Grand Ocean resort we decided to tryout a new place, Marriott’s SurfWatch resort. This little slice of heaven however is not so easily found. The minuscule sign signaling to turn left at the next available drive is very hard to see and my family and I have passed it many times, when looking for the resort. To some this would seem an inconvenience, but it has provided my family with a reminder every time we travel back!

Like any Marriott resort, you are accommodated with five star services and pleasant locations. From the moment your car is ushered in through SurfWatch’s broad gates, you are filled with evangelical zeal upon seeing the beauty of the resort’s lake and lush wildlife. Marriott’s SurfWatch is surrounded by an immense amount of wildlife, which provides soothing croaking sounds that help lull you to sleep. After you arrive at the main house for check in, the worldly and friendly Marriott staff offer you a helpful map and if you are lucky mouth watering peach jellybeans. Their friendliness gives you a sense of being at home, in a comforting environment surrounded by many local and amazing activities. The welcoming staff also provides everyone with a list of daily activities for all ages, including family movies, Bingo, and morning workout routines. Unfortunately, the resort sometimes is unable to have your room ready exactly when you arrive. This can sometimes prove as an hinderance, but does not stop you from exploring the grounds which include: several lukewarm and spacious pools, hammocks, boardwalks, bike paths, a market place, Ping-Pong tables and other sport related areas. Not only is SurfWatch accommodating to all of your daily needs by providing small restaurants and golf cart transportation, its rooms provide a spacious getaway from the hot and sticky weather. The SurfWatch rooms contain a full working kitchen, an enormous living room, elegant dining room, several other bedrooms (depending on how big your family is), a free washer and dryer, and wonderful bathrooms. Some perks about this resort include: the master bedroom having a huge shower with 6 different shower heads and dream mattresses that allow oneself to sleep all hours of the day. Just spending one week at Marriott’s SurfWatch resort has kept me coming back every summer, sometimes even twice if I’m lucky! This resort draws you in like the land of the Lotus Eaters and provides your family with a week of fun in the sun and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2014

We were in the only building that is on the ocean so we had a prime location. Although the view was good and the unit was in fair condition, we feel Marriott time share resorts are not being maintained as well they were seven or eight years ago. It seems that the priority of Marriott has become selling and expanding rather than providing quality resorts.

Room Tip: Try to get an ocean view room on the third floor or above.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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5 Thank PAGolflady
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's SurfWatch, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
Thank you for visiting Marriott’s Surfwatch! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your view and the prime location on the ocean. We also take your feedback seriously regarding the room condition as we continually look to improve our guest’s experience. Thank you again for your review and please visit us again soon!
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westerville, ohio
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2014

Vacationed several times at SurfWatch and can't say enough good things about them. Great units we stayed at the beach front building and the view is outstanding, well cared-for and maintained, excellent staff who cater to your every need. The jewel of the Island. Marriott can be proud of this resort.

Room Tip: If you have children, you can't beat the poolside units. Ocean view from higher poolside units...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014 via mobile

I'm going to try my best to fix everything in. We checked into the Resort around 8pm Friday Feb 7th after going through hell to get there. We were greeted by Crystal and Khadeeja. Khadeeja made our weekend vacation indescribable! Any and everything we asked for they had and brought it to our room in less then 5mins. Always. We stayed in a 2bed 2bath villa 5426 is the room number abs it was outstanding. Beds are great they have soft pillows and firmer ones all on the bed. Housekeeping did they! The Kitchen was well stocked with anything you need and if they didn't have it there they would tell you it's their pleasure to find and send it up to your room. We had a bday party for my now 22 year old brother and we did get loud but Khadeeja called asked to speak with me told me about the complaints and she didn't have a problem after that. Now the ONLY problem that we had was the wifi. It was not up to par but everything else outweighs that one little problem. Khadeeja and Crystal you guys were the best and made us feel welcomed and wanted and we thank you for the indescribable experience at the Surfwatch.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank TravelBiggs2014
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Apache Junction, Arizona
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118 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

We had a 1250 square foot villa. The balcony overlooked a pond and it was only a short walk to the clubhouse. This resort is fully gated. The grounds are lush and well manicured. The service was excellent. The staff was very helpful and the beach is only a short walk away. We were there in January so the beaches were empty. There are many activities going on every day so be sure and check out the guest package you are given when you arrive. The resort is close to everything on Hilton Head with the main street only 2 blocks away. I suggest you visit Kroger's grocery while there as it is brand new and offers everything from ready made meals to indoor eating area. We always shop for staples when we arrive and our lunch was so good we ordered it again for dinner and took it home.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's SurfWatch, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Thank you for visiting Marriott’s SurfWatch! We are thrilled to hear your enjoyed your stay with us and had a true “V.I.P.” experience. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back and appreciates your review!
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Peletier
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39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2014

Once again, Marriott Vacation Club facilities do not disappoint. We had a 3BR/3BA which was fabulous. The kitchen well stocked and organized. Something everyday throughout the day to entertain those that want to stay at resort. Weather has been unseasonably cold, but still enjoying riding bikes, ping pong table and multiple heated pools and spas. They even have their own movie theater! Truly something for everyone! The staff very nice and helpful. Will plan on coming back here again!

Room Tip: 3BR suites have queen size bed in master. Then 2nd and 3rd bedroom each have two double beds and th...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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South Carolina
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

Recently returned from SurfWatch with some of my extended family. We rented the 3 BR/3BA and it was wonderful! Plenty of space for my group of 8. This villa could have easily accomodate 12. Wonderfully decorated, fully stocked kitchen, very quiet and smelled brand new. The master bath shower is to DIE for. 4 Shower heads and a bench. Nice! The bed was super comfortable but the pillows were a little too soft (in my opinion) The property itself is charming. Lots of little alcoves for private time. The staff was friendly enough. Be advised this property is not really oceanfront. Its quite a trek down the boardwalk across the marshes to the beach. Other than that, no complaints. We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Marriott's SurfWatch

Property: Marriott's SurfWatch
Address: 10 Surfwatch Way, Hilton Head, SC 29928-5336
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 52 Speciality Lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's SurfWatch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 195
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