Last Updated April 7, 2021 4/7/2021

14 Best Places to Stay in Hilton Head, South Carolina

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Hilton Head offers an ideal seaside vacation in South Carolina with beautiful beaches, abundant wildlife, outstanding golf, and much more. While you could just relax and enjoy the view, there’s a long list of recreational activities available in addition to golf on land and on the water. For the perfect base to enjoy it all, we offer a mix of options for everyone, from charming inns and resorts to vacation rentals available through both Airbnb and Vrbo.

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The Inn and Club at Harbour Town
The Inn and Club at Harbour Town has been rated the #1 luxury hotel in Hilton Head.

The Inn and Club at Harbour Town

Often rated at the top of Hilton Head’s luxury hotels, The Inn and Club at Harbour Town offers a wide range of desirable amenities and a prime location for golfing, shopping, and dining. Bike rentals are complimentary for exploring the trails, and it includes a beautiful pool with comfy loungers overlooking a golf course, with food and drink service available. There are three championship courses on-site along with a large fitness center, yoga studio and tennis courts. Rooms include minibars and Nespresso machines, 37” flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, and spa-like bathrooms with soaking tubs and rainfall showerheads.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

One of the best oceanfront resorts in Hilton Head, the Omni Hilton Head is a destination in itself, with three ocean-view swimming pools, two oceanfront Jacuzzis, private beach access, a full-service spa and a fitness center. Golfers can enjoy 54 holes of championship golf, and there are 25 tennis courts too. The kids have a playground to enjoy and can also take part in the Omni Kids Crew program which includes milk and cookies delivered to the room on the first night of the stay, a pair of binoculars, games, and more.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Located right on the beach, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is spread across 11 acres and includes a zero-entry lagoon-style pool and lush, tropical gardens. There’s a full-service spa for pampering treatments like massages, facials, and salon services, including manis and pedis, along with five different restaurants and bars. It hosts the island’s most popular seafood buffet, while rooms come with Smart TVs, free Wi-Fi, private balconies or patios, and luxurious bath amenities.

The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa
The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa offers oceanfront views and several outdoor swimming pools.

The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa

The Westin Hilton Head Resort and Spa offers private oceanfront access with its own stretch of beach and provides complimentary shuttle service to nearby Port Royal Golf Club. There are multiple pools, including one that’s heated and covered if it isn’t warm enough out, and a seasonal kids’ club with a variety of supervised activities like nature walks and games. The adults can enjoy the spa which offers an extensive menu of services, a steam room, whirlpool, and relaxation lounges. Rooms include 42″ flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffeemakers, robes, and private balconies, some with views of the ocean.

Beach House Holiday Inn Resort
Beach House Holiday Inn Resort

Beach House Holiday Inn Resort

Beach House is a Holiday Inn Resort located in one the most desirable spots on the island at Coligny Beach, providing an ideal base not only to the sand and sunsets but all sorts of restaurants and attractions. It has an oceanfront outdoor pool and three of its own dining options, including The Porch Southern Kitchen & Bar where you can dine in or out on mouthwatering southern comfort fare. Afterward, enjoy live music and cocktails at the Tiki Hut. The Shack offers quick meals at the pool or beach. The comfy rooms include flat-screen TVs and blackout shades so you can enjoy sleeping in without getting blasted by the sun.

Moss Creek Marsh Cottage with Spectacular Views
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Front of Renovated Moss Creek Marsh Cottage with Spectacular Views

Moss Creek Marsh Cottage with Spectacular Views

This Vrbo vacation rental accommodates up to eight, located in Hilton Head’s Moss Creek Resort area. The 1,500-square-foot cottage has two bedrooms with fabulous indoor and outdoor living spaces, including a deck with a grill and a backyard for relaxing with wildlife and marsh views. It includes a full kitchen with new appliances, a laundry room and a living room with a fireplace too – and, just above it is a large flat-screen cable HDTV with a Sound Bar, Smart TV features, and a Blu-ray DVD player.

Blue Fuskie Cottage with Ocean Views
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View of Ocean Front Blue Fuskie Cottage

Blue Fuskie Cottage with Ocean Views

This charming blue cottage offers seclusion away from the crowds located on Daufuskie Island, accessed by water taxi or ferry from Hilton Head. It includes two bedrooms plus a sofa bed, sleeping up to eight, providing the perfect spot for enjoying tranquility and privacy, located on a corner lot with an ocean view. You’ll have an open kitchen with all you need to make your own meals as well as a screen-in porch that looks out to the Atlantic. When you want to dine out, the Beach Club restaurant is within walking distance. Golf carts and bikes are available to rent too.

Panoramic Water Views of Calibogue Bay
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Exterior of Harbor Town Fantastic Panoramic Water View of Calibogue Bay

Panoramic Water Views of Calibogue Bay

This unique octagon-shaped home sleeps four in two bedrooms, set in a secluded area among wildlife like the Hilton Head white-tailed deer, otters, and the elusive bobcat, yet it’s within walking distance of Harbour Town. You’ll have access to 20 miles of biking paths that wind through live oak forests, countless golf courses, restaurants, shops and the beach. Plan to spend time here too, as the house also includes an elevated deck where you can watch the tides roll in and out while sipping cocktails.

Sand Dollar By the Sea at Folly Field Beach
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Sand Dollar By the Sea at Folly Field Beach

Sand Dollar By the Sea at Folly Field Beach

Enjoy a magical getaway in this two-bedroom apartment that provides private beach access just 20 yards away at Folly Field Beach. It sits in a safe, quiet neighborhood with access to miles and miles of scenic trails for walking and hiking, with shops, restaurants, golf, and other attractions nearby. You’ll have a full kitchen, a living room with comfy seating and a TV, a washer/dryer, a furnished patio and even a private outdoor shower, perfect for rinsing off after a day at the sand. The host also provides a beach cart, beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, beach toys and coolers, beach toys, so all you need is your sunscreen.

Hilton Head Island: Golfing, Biking & Beaches
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Hilton Head Island: Golfing, Biking & Beaches

Hilton Head Island: Golfing, Biking & Beaches

Enjoy fabulous indoor and outdoor living at this two-bedroom vacation rental with breathtaking ocean views. It offers a private setting, ideal for relaxation and activities. You can dig into a good book as you sway in the hammock, dine alfresco out on the balcony or patio, and take advantage of the complimentary bikes to pedal to the Harbour Town Lighthouse less than a mile away. Of course, beaches and golf courses are nearby too.

Peaceful Harbour Town Treehouse with Marsh Views
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Peaceful Harbour Town Treehouse with Marsh Views

Peaceful Harbour Town Treehouse with Marsh Views

This Sea Loft offers a unique treehouse-like stay with lots of privacy surrounded by the trees and the marsh, yet it’s close to dining, shopping, and activities in Harbour Town. Sea Pines Beach is an easy bike ride away. It includes an open-concept kitchen/dining/living area with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout showcasing the peaceful scenery and abundant wildlife, like egrets, herons and deer. Up to four guests can be accommodated in one bedroom with a queen-size bed plus a sleeper sofa and murphy bed in the living room. Wi-Fi, cable TV, and a washer/dryer are included too.

Airy Treehouse with Bikes, Walk to Harbour Town
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Airy Treehouse with bikes

Airy Treehouse with Bikes, Walk to Harbour Town

This 5-star treehouse offers lots of luxuries indoors and out, within walking distance to the shore, Harbour Town and the Harbour Town Lighthouse, an ideal spot for strolling along the water at sunset and then enjoying a bite at a local restaurant. It accommodates up to six guests in two bedrooms, with wall-to-wall windows surrounded by views. You’ll have a fully equipped kitchen and a private deck with the marsh, and a gas grill. Access to a pool is included too.

House with Fantastic Golf Course Views
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House with Fantastic Golf Course Views

This gorgeous Palmetto Dunes vacation rental has three bedrooms, accommodating up to nine, making it ideal for a large family or group of friends. It’s within a short walk to the beach and while you’re here, you can enjoy picturesque golf course views from most rooms as well as a private swimming pool. Just off the pool deck, you can access the famous Palmetto Dunes 11-mile lagoon with a private dock for fishing. The home also includes a main living area with a comfy queen sleeper sofa, love seat and overstuffed chair for watching your favorite shows on the 52″ flat-screen TV.

Paradise: Close to Beach with Large Private Pool
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Paradise Close to the Beach with a Private Pool

Paradise: Close to Beach with Large Private Pool

Great for a large group, this home can accommodate up to 10 with the beach accessed in less than 10 minutes on foot or under five by bike. It sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, providing a peaceful, private setting with the area behind the oversized pool and spa a green space. Inside are large TVs in every room, all with streaming cable, premium movie channels (HBO, Showtime, TMC, STARZ, and EPIX) along with Roku (Netflix, Amazon, Britbox, Apple+ and Disney+).

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