We stayed here during the fall while my husband and brother played an amateur golf event. Although it is a Marriott property, it is not a hotel, but privately owned 2-bedroom condos managed by Marriott. The set up is sort of strange, as there are six buildings: two ocean front, two directly behind them, and two more across the street (about a 5-minute walk from the beach).
Although the resort was largely empty when we were there, b/c I used a AAA rate, Marriott insisted on putting us in the back buildings, and in the unit the farthest from the beach at that. It seemed ridiculous, especially when my sister-in-law and I were hoofing to the beach with a 1-year-old, 3-year-old, and two 6-year-old kids!
The resort was somewhat pricey for what it was, considering the season (fall). Our unit was clean and well-maintained. The master bedroom had a comfortable king bed and the second bedroom had two queens. There was a small full kitchen with solid-surface countertops and an electric range and dining table and living area with couch, two chairs, and a flat-screen TV. Both bathrooms had full jetted tubs, but we didn't use them due to the abundance of hot tubs on the property. We had a large balcony that overlooked a pool. Even though they were condos, we had daily made service, like a hotel. They did an OK job but took a really long time.
The resort has four pools - the indoor pool and the small outdoor pool directly across from it are heated. There are two beautiful outdoor pools that are huge and not heated as well. One is next to the beach, and the other is designed for kids with a seasonal waterslide behind the back units. They were beautiful but too cold to use during October. There were hot tubs scattered about the property.
There was a marketplace that was sort of like a Zippy Mart, where you can buy Pizza Hut Pizza, Starbucks, vending foods, etc., but the hours weren't great and they charged typical hotel prices. There was also a pool bar that was open until 8 off season. The bartenders were both very nice and made great drinks for the adults and kids. However, the food was monotonous and really sucked. Typical bar food. The kids meals came in sand buckets, which was cute, but the kids were not impressed. For the money, really not worth it. However, given the long walk back to our unit, we ate there quite a bit. Probably should have walked over to the nearby Weston for one meal.
The main portion of the resort was ocean front. The beach was nice with a lot of natural grasses and low wave action - not much beach during high tide. Water was cold but tolerable to wade in.
The Marriott rented crappy chairs at the bar for $5/day, but to get a chair with an umbrella you have to rent from the Weston (in between the two sections of the Marriott - very weird layout) for $11/day and you can't charge to your room (I hate taking cash to the beach).
The property also featured a spa but I didn't have a chance to use it.
Of course, this being a condo resort, we received a call from a person claiming to be our "personal concierge." I asked her for restaurant recommendations but there was no follow up. My suspicion is that the "concierge" is really just a condo sales person. Her main question was would we like a $250 credit in exchange for going to a seminar about resort ownership. After I turned that offer down, there was absolutely no follow up regarding my question or during our stay.
So all-in-all, this place was OK. Pretty grounds, but pricey for what it was, and just sort of a generally weird vibe. Also, they are very strict about check out - 10 am, which is ridiculous, and when a late check out is requested, they will only give you an extra hour.
I imagine there are better deals in terms of price and amenities to be found on Hilton Head.
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