We stayed at Waterside from July 26-August 2, and we couldn't have been happier about the experience. The rooms were spotless, and well stocked with all of the essentials like dishes, cookware, utensils, etc. We had a three bed/three bath, and it exceeded our expectations. The rooms were spread pretty far apart, so it was quiet and provided excellent privacy. The beds were comfortable, but the pillows weren't, I would recommend bringing your own. We had the bedroom with the jacuzzi tub, which was great after a long day at the beach or riding around the island. That bedroom also connected to the patio, which was great to sit on in the evening with a glass of wine while listening to the frogs down below. It was also nice to have an outdoor area to hang our towels and wet bathing suits. The hotel does provide a pool towel for each guest, and they are under the sink in the master bedroom, we thought this was really great so we didn't have to use our beach towels at the pool. There are two pools available for guest use, and they both have grill areas, which we took full advantage of on a few nights. There are also tables around the pool so you can eat there, rather than carrying your freshly grilled food all the way back to your room. The hotel is in a great location, there is a pond with a boardwalk in the middle of the resort where tons of turtles and a few alligators hang out, be sure to check that out! And here's a back road that goes straight out of the 5800 building garage that leads directly into Coligny. If you keep going straight, and then make a left, you go through a residential area, and there are a few public beach access areas all along that road, and they are much less crowded than Coligny Beach! Downtown Coligny was great, with lots of little shops and restaurants to explore. (Definitely get a daiquiri from Frosty Frog, and have dinner at The Big Bamboo (Try the curry, its delicious!!) Across Pope Ave from Coligny Plaza is another shopping center with a BiLo and a fantastic restaurant called Kenny B's. Get the shrimp po boy, and then go back for breakfast and get the beignets! Right next to that shopping plaza is a fun Mini Golf course, its nicely shaded so even in the heat its a lot of fun. The location of this hotel couldn't have been better. There is so much to do right in Coligny there's no reason to get in the car and go elsewhere. I would recommend renting bikes, it makes getting around easier and there is tons of bike parking areas around Coligny. Plus, riding your bike on the beach at low tide is so much fun! My only complaint about the hotel is the staff, they were a bit rude and upity, as though we weren't "rich enough" or "good enough" to be there. But we only dealt with them at check in, so it wasn't a huge issue. The only other complaint is that in order to get fresh towels you had to pay for a maid service. We were there for a week and were only allotted one large towel, a hand towel, and a wash cloth each, so we had to do laundry to freshen them up. But it was nice to have a washer and dryer, so we didn't have to pack so heavily. There is also a dishwasher, and a full size refrigerator. Overall, I would highly recommend staying here on your next Hilton Head Island vacation.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Waterside By Spinnaker Hotel Hilton Head