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“Great Location, Good Timeshare” 4 of 5 stars
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Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   45 Waterside Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928   |  
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Fort Spring, West Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great Location, Good Timeshare”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Waterside by Spinnaker on a recent business trip. The location is great with a very close proximity to the beach and the condo was good. The rooms were very clean -- which is always the most important factor for us -- and the decor was pretty good. My main complaint would be that the furniture -- including the beds -- are not very comfortable and I really didn't get a good night's rest the entire stay. Others in my group expressed the same so this may be one area the resort should address. I find this to be the same at many timeshares, so I don't want to complain about it too much.

We interacted with the staff on a very limited basis, but they were very friendly at check-in and the maintenance gentleman who was prepping our room when we arrived was also very nice. My family is planning a trip here next year and I will consider this resort along with others.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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richmond,virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We came here to use our Hilton Head Grand Vacation points, and this was one of the Gold Crown RCI choices. I had read some negative reviews AFTER we had booked, so was a little tentative about coming here. Also, I had called earlier in the month to ask about our room, and the woman on the phone was almost " cold", so even more apprehensive about the upcoming stay. We were put in building 5800, and our room had been recently updated, I believe, as it had amore recent style decor than the pictures on their website. The pictures showed blue and plaid, almost 1980's style, but our unit was decorated in maroon, green,tans and browns, so more nature colors, more recent styles. The furnishings and carpeting were really very clean and not worn at all, so it led me to believe it had been fairly newly updated and also recently painted. Quite comfortable, very small but well stocked full kitchen for a time share, ( we only booked a one bedroom unit so were on side B of the units, so probably why the kitchen floor space so small) . The bedroom's king bed/ mattress and pillows were quite comfortable. Usually I have a hard time sleeping at hotels/resorts as the mattress is too firm, not firm enough, etc, but this one was just right. The time of year made alot of the "activities" that are normally going on at the resort stopped, so that was a little disappointing, but since it was our first time to Hilton Head, we really wanted to get out and see the island, anyway. One more armchair for the living room would have also been nice, as I ended up bringing in a chair from the patio to use, as I didn't want to lay on the couch, and sitting on it to watch the TV at night had my neck turned too much with a neck disc problem. The one arm chair there was really quite comfortable, but my husband usually used that one while he searched the computer for places to eat/see. Still, all in all, a comfortable unit, clean, well maintained, near several great restaurants (RedFish, A Lowcountry Backyard were both great), near Coligny Crossing for some fun shopping and bakery, very near the Harris Teeters grocery store and Walgreens, as well as the ocean withing walking distance and so we had pretty much everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The on-site staff at the check-in desk were pleasant and able to answer any of our questions about the area.

Room Tip: There is a lagoon with a "resident" alligator, and alot of turtles you can see as you use...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Southampton, Canada
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We really enjoyed our week in a 2 bedroom condo here. Condo was well equipped, clean & quiet....perfect for 2 couples as both bedrooms had en suite bathrooms. Units are very large. WiFi easy to connect to. Nice pool area. Lots of parking. Short walk to fabulous beach that is perfect for long walks....nicest at low tide. Several restaurants within walking distance......don't miss "It's Greek To Me". Will definitely return. Price was very reasonable & included daily golf for 4 people....just pay the cart rental.

Room Tip: Some of the units are quite dark as balconies look over heavily treed area.....ask for unit that has...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This resort is in a great location. It has a huge pool (which could be heated just a little more) and everthing nearby. The staff are helpful and friendly and the units are clean. Had no issue with bed bugs as some have complained about last month. The only downside is that the 2 bdrm we stayed in is dated. It needs a refresh of new furniture and decor. It does not have a modern look or feel to it. However, everything is close by including a quaint mall for groceries and restaurants. Recommend renting a bike and seeing the island. The resort is not on the beach but you can walk or bike it easy enough.

Room Tip: Our room was very quiet as it did not face the pool area. Having said that, when we were there it wa...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Waterside Resort. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to your return.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Nice place, great location. Not on beach but an easy stroll. Very close to shopping, dining, Piggly Wiggly grocery. If you are one of those timeshare gas grillers, get in line. Very few grills for the many units. Still a very lovely place. Remarkably palmetto-jungle-like. The island founders and developers allowed almost no strip and build. Whole island well-designed.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Spinnaker Resorts in Hilton Head Island, SC. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to your return.
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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at Waterside by Spinnaker the first week of August 2012. We had a two bedroom unit which was spacious and had a well equipped kitchen. It was very hot and humid while we were there so we appreciated that the air conditioning worked well, keeping the entire unit cool. We also liked the balcony overlooking the lagoon which is home to turtles, birds and alligators. The large pool was also great and never felt crowded despite being well used.

Waterside is conveniently located near restaurants, shops and grocery stores. The 7 minute walk to the beach sometimes felt longer than that due to the heat but a quick dip in the ocean (or the pool on the way back) cooled us off nicely.

We would recommend Waterside as a good place for families to stay on Hilton Head Island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Waterside Resort on Hilton Head Island, SC. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to your return.
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Brooklyn, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed in 3 bedroom in the first cluster of condos near entrance & the unit was a little "dated" in that sink tops need replacing BUT everything was spotless clean. Plenty of room with 2 master suites. Very well stocked & while we didn't need too much assistance from staff, the ones we dealt with were great! Friendly & helpful. Had a leaky shower, maintenance sent Frank over straight away who fixed the problem so we could get back to vacationing.
Excellent location 1/2 mile from Coligny beach & Plaza within walking or biking distance from lots of local stores, restaurants. Fitness center at Player's Club was close & has everything also super clean. Kids have to be 14 to use the equipment but the indoor pool & hot tub is available for them.
Beach was disappointing due to Hurricane Isaac, rough water & the entire chair rental 'experience'. I highly recommend you bring your own chairs, etc., otherwise you'll waste most of the day searching for beach staff to overcharge you $16.00 a day for chair & I assumed umbrella too.
Most restaurants were really good quality, service overall on the island was awesome. They can keep the Sea Shack it's a dive as shown on Food Network & although the food was good (not great), the price for eating on plastic plates, utensils is not worth it. We paid the same to eat at Smokehouse & One Hot Mamas. Both were infinitely better! Also Hudson's and Boat House were great seafood places and much more enjoyable.

Room Tip: units in the first cluster have no elevators so if you're upstairs be prepared to walk the stair...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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spinnakermanager, Manager at Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts, responded to this review, September 4, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful comments you have posted about Waterside Resort. We thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return.
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Additional Information about Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts

Address: 45 Waterside Dr., Hilton Head, SC 29928
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 55 Specialty lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fulfill your leisure desires and access all island activities from the preserved setting of this vacation resort just two blocks from the beach. Waterside timeshare resort features one of the largest aquatic facilities on Hilton Head Island and is also 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to the beach or hop on the shuttle. Dry off long enough to enjo golf, tennis and proximity to beach restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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