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“Hilton Head Island Island - Paradise In South Carolina” 4 of 5 stars
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Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   40 Folly Field Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928   |  
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Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in Hilton Head
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“Hilton Head Island Island - Paradise In South Carolina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My husband and I just celebrated our 15th summer vacation on Hilton Head Island. We have stayed at Beach & Tennis each time. We stay in a an oceanview condo that we enjoy each year.
We do rent from a private owner who really takes care of his unit although it has not been updated.
Even though Beach & Tennis has been around for some time, we are always impressed with the well-manicured grounds, large pool and fitness room which we both use daily. The beach is breathtaking and is just a few short steps from our condo. My husband is a golfer and of course, he is in heaven. We were also impressed with the security measures. The staff is very nice and make every effort to make your stay pleasant. I look forward to returning next year.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Old Fort, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

I was really happy with our recent trip to Hilton Head. We had a beachfront villa which was just steps from the ocean and pool. The beaches were really lovely and warm and not overcrowded with lots of ugly hotels. You can rent bicycles onsite and there are really great family friendly bike paths all over the island. Just a perfect family getaway at a decent price. I would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Hilton Head is a little slice of heaven in the south. The hotel is situated nicely off the busy roads, and on (sorta) the beach. The BRIEF walk to get o the beach is fine. You walk past the pool and bar before the beach opens in front of you. Amazing beach, warm water. The pool is large and enough chairs for all. We went mid week post labor day so it wasn't very busy. Only draw back to the pool was the "love-bugs" that are flying around. Nothing the hotel can do, but irritating little pests. We did not eat in the restaurant, but the price of the meals look very reasonable for Hilton Head. The room itself was somewhat dated and "well used". Housekeeping was just OK. It served out needs and then some. My only main complaint was the wireless internet was not working on all three devices, so we had to go to the lobby to check email etc. I did call the in-house tech that provided no help, then the 1-800 support line. They did not get the issue resolved, stating it was an Apple issue.....funny we could get online in other parts of the hotel. But we were there for fun and sun not internet! At check-In they warn you not to hang your clothes on the balcony rails (I totally understand). I draped my boxers over the rail and within 10 minutes I received a call from security to have them removed. They were on it...good for them. Front desk staff were friendly, and grounds were exceptional. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We just came back from HIlton Head after an end of the summer getaway and had a great time. We booked our condo thru our timeshare company and flew in thru charleston. the island itself was very different from what we were expecting. we were expecting cape cod-ish but it is very subtropical and lush. we ran around a little bit with check in because we needed to find the outside company that had our reservations, but the front desk personnel at HHIBTR were very nice and helpful. Our condo was at the back of the property - a third floor unit - a climb to get there but we figured it would burn off all the ice cream we ate. the condo was just as advertised- two bedroom- two bathroom - eating area- living area and small balconey. the only complaint we could have at check in was that the floors /carpets could have been a little cleaner -- and during our stay we figured the unit must have just been done over because any outlet that was not right out in the open had no switch plate cover on it - so in one of our many walmart runs i just picked up some and my husband spent five minutes installing them so that i would feel better with the kids there and the outlets covered. an earlier post mentioned the kitchen having very little in it -- and that was definitely true. the pots/pans/cooking utensils were just enough to get thru, and the silverware was only a service for 4 so we constantly hand washed spoons. and other than that the condo only had its linens and one roll of toilet paper on the roll. i did discover that our black rolling case fit two sterilite containers side by side- so i went to walmart prior to leaving and got as many condiments/cereals/salad dressings/toiletries/cleaning items as i could fit in them - and it worked out great. nothing got crushed and we were able to start off with a good selection of every day items, and we didnt need to shop for them down there. once you get to know your way around the walmart was only 10 minutes away with a publix market so it was very convenient. for us it was a short walk to the beach although with the chairs and bags and etc we did end up driving down. i cant say enough about the beach. pristine clean white sands, no rocks, no jellyfish, no seaweed--warm water--a dream. at high tide there is literally just a couple of inches of sand- so watch the tide times if you dont want your stuff to get soaked. lifeguards on duty were so helpful with one issue that we had. the pool was great - 3 feet almost all the way around so great for a little frisbee with the kids, nice and clean. one area of chairs is under a canopy so you can get out of the sun. the first night there we got pizza from gatorz pizza --- surprisingly yummy and the staff very nice. we walked down and picked it up but they do deliver. we got lunch twice at jamaica joes beach bar - the food was decent enough - i liked the fish sandwich better than the burger - good enough for lunch- the kids got their "smoothies", and you could get your afternoon drink to take to the pool. we did a few little road trips on the island and my husband took a day for himself and went to savannah for the day to explore the city. one big thing of the trip was that my son finally got on a 2 wheel bike!!! jan at the bike shed is a doll!! she got us all set up and before you knew it my son was riding up and down the beach at low tide--he was thrilled. we cant thank jan enough for all her help and encouragement.
so all in all a great week-- just be prepared for what you are getting inside your condo and enjoy the beautiful beach and island.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David Z, Director of Sales at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear jgerrior --

If we could frame just one response on Trip Advisor it would be yours. Thnaks for your comments. We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

See you again sometime soon at the beach!

Best regards,
David Zunker
Director of Sales and Marketing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Resort itself was ok. Villa was in dire need of updating. Truly decorated in 80's and not updated since! Toilet ran all the time and shower in second bath didn't work. I didn't know villas are individually owned- B-1 should be avoided!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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David Z, Director of Sales at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear jgerrior --

We've commented in this space before that it would be ideal if we could manage all 850+ units in the Hilton Head Island village complex and insist on standard criteria for decor, amenities and furnishings. We do that to some extent with the 157+ units we do manage, but when visitors have a bad experience, we've found that it's invariably because they have rented from an outside source, or direct from the owner and that's where things begin to break down.

We like to hear from you so we can forward your comments to those who rent without help or guidance from us and get them thinking that perhaps the work that goes into renting, maintaining and repairing would be left to management companies like ours to assure that their valuable investment is well maintained.

In the meantime, we welcome your candid comments and invite you to come back to discover how some of these concerns are addressed under new management in the coming months and years.

Best regards,
David Zunker
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Winder, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The Hilton Head island Beach & Tennis Resort is a nice layout, in a good location, with nice amenities, but just adequate lodging. If you go in with your eyes open, you'll be satisfied. If not, disappointed.

The one-bedroom units are small, but adequate. Bedrooms, however, leave something to be desired, due to their size, or lack thereof. Beds are jammed against on of the walls, leaving one person to crawl off the end of the bed, in order to get up. It's just too small. Once you get past that, things get better.

The living area is adequate - comfortable for four but no more. The balcony does enable you to see the ocean (so it can be called "oceanview"), but you can't see the beach, due to the growth between beach and property. The bathroom is, again, adequate.

The pool area is the highlight of the facility. It's nice and big (advertised as "the biggest on Hilton Head"), with plenty of room, and a snack bar and ice cream service available. And the beach is nice, too. Plenty of tennis courts allow for the enthusiast to get as much court time as you want.

Don't expect to get a cup of coffee in the morning, though. There's nothing open before 11 a.m., so bring your own to brew in your room.

The facility is obviously dated, built years ago. It's kept clean, however, and there were plenty of children around. If you go with the correct expectations, it will satisfy. Just don't come with the idea of top-shelf.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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David Z, Director of Sales at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Doubledawg --

We love it when our best, most enlightened guests get it. The Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort is not The Ritz. It wasn't designed to be, and nothing we can do -- other than doing something drastic -- can change that. We are an affordable, mid-island destination resort where you can forgeet about life for a while -- for as few as three days or as much as a month or two -- and enjoy the best of Hilton Head Island beaches, great biking, the Island's biggest pool (indeed it is), a great tennis program, four convenient restaurants just steps from your villa and a staff that welcomes you with a smile and a willingness to make your stay enjoyable.

Best regards,
David Zunker
Director of Sales and Marketing
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stayed in a 1BR Oceanview on 3rd Floor of Admiral's Row.

Check-in - Easy and efficient.
Security - Very good. Always see security officer making rounds and with a security gate at entrance, felt secure.
Common Grounds - Clean and always seen staff mowing, cleaning, etc.
Pool - Very nice and big.
Admiral's Row Pool- One of the nice perks of staying in Admiral's Row is your own separate pool. Went there after the beach everyday and usually no one there.
Tennis - Plenty of courts. They looked nice.
Playground - Average. With a pool and the beach, not a lot of interest from our son.
Bike Rental - Best Bargain. $23 for the week and we biked to a different breakfast spot everyday and then explored the rest of the island.

Fitness Center - As mentioned before, small and open 8-5. Not an issue for us as we went around 8:30.

Living Unit - Ours was through VRBO and had been updated. They are older units but all seemed pretty nice. Admiral's Row Oceanfront Units were closer to the ocean than the other buildings and it had it's own private pool.

Beach - Easy access from all the resort area.

Food - Coconutz Sports Bar - Average bar food at best. Nice that it was on the resort but was not inclined to go back again for the food. Nice drink specials at happy hour and nice view of a lagoon with supposedly an alligator.

Gatorzz Pizza - Convenient. Similar to Domino's, Papa John's. Nothing special but not bad either.
Jamaica Joes at the Pool - Convenient. Decent burger, skip the fish sandwich - think it is the frozen stuff they sell in the grocery store. Again, nothing speical but not bad.

We did not go to the sit down restaurant.

Overall, a very nice resort. Not the fanciest, but clean, safe, friendly and had everything we needed and it was centrally located. Perfect for a family looking for fun at a pool and beach and to explore the island.

Other suggestions:

Adventure Golf you can bike to and is nice. The Pirate putt putt is pretty cool also. Legengary Golf, boring.

Dolphin Cruise out of Shelter Cove. $14 for almost 2-hours, can't beat it. Very relaxing and you do see dolphins.

Skull Creek Boathouse - Our most favorite place to eat dinner. TIP: Get your name on the wait list but try and find an empty table in bar area. We did this both times and saved an hour wait.

Stacks Pancakes - Good basic breakfast
Crazy Crab - Average
San Miguels - Great location, pretty good mexican food.
Harold's Diner - Not impressed. No Harold, below aveage food.
Island Bagel Company - Good solid bagel shop, Unlimited coffee refills also.
Reiley's Bar and Grill - Good location, good steak. Very loud.

Room Tip: Go for the oceanfront. We had ocean view and it was nice but next time we will spend the extra for...
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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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David Z, Director of Sales at Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Dear Dutch1230

It's perplexing that reviews of this resort can bounce from one star to five in the same week. As much as we're appreciate all your incredible comments and your view that we're a great value with pools, and great beach access, we're smart enough to realize that the truth lies somewhere between one and five -- maybe about a 3+. Thank you especially for noticing the hard work of our staff to keep everything clean and pristine for your enjoyment.

Best regards,
David Zunker
Director of Sales and Marketing
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Address: 40 Folly Field Rd, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#6 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hilton Head Island Beach & Tennis Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 162
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