Absolutely a wonderful resort hotel nestled in Sea Pines at Harbour Town. If you enjoy tennis or golf, both surround the hotel. You are literally steps away from the courts and first tee. The hotel is only three floors tall not counting the underground parking area, giving it a cozy comfortable feel and blending in naturally with the environment. More than anything else at the resort, the staff made our visit and experience unforgettable. The staff is genuinely pleasant and cordial. Every time they greeted us it was proper. Anytime they saw us, we were greeted. I was amazed how fast they remembered our last name. The staff was ready to jump through hoops if that was our request. Every request was fulfilled promptly. The entrance and lobby are appointed well and understated. Our room (324) is modestly spacious, well appointed and includes a patio. The private patio was a pleasure as the weather was wonderful. The bathroom is designed well and spacious compared to traditional hotel bathrooms. My wife enjoyed the full size bathtub and she's not a bathtub person. A large selection of bicycles are available to guests simply by signing your name. The bikes are conveniently located in the underground parking lot (just a few feet from the elevator). Plan on riding bikes all around Sea Pines and especially down the beach. A 2-3 minute walk to the docks at Harbour Town and we had a variety of shops, restaurants, bars, yachts to admire and boats available to charter or rent. Between the resort hotel and immediate surroundings we could have stayed on the property our entire visit. We were there for a long quiet weekend and that's exactly what we received. We will return to this hotel on our next visit to Hilton Head. In fact, the Inn at Harbour Town is now our first choice. Kudos to the management and entire staff. Thank you for making our visit with you so memorable. If we were to rate the resort hotel, we give it a strong 4 stars (out of 5). The staff, easily attaining 5 stars.
My wife and I delayed our visit to Sea Pines until the weekend after Labor Day knowing it would be quiet. We had never stayed at this hotel nor been in the Sea Pines property and didn't know what to expect. Upon entering the property through one of the security guard gated entrances we quickly realized we were in for an experience. Pulling up to check in we were greeted by a young gentlemen dressed in a traditional Scottish quilt who opened and held the car door for my wife. His Queens English wasn't what I expected to hear in Hilton Head. He escorted us inside and introduced us to Goia who checked us in and informed us of everything we might be interested in. Her accent, proper diction, always smiling and cordial was so pleasing. Upon glancing at her badge I noticed she was from The Netherlands. A small town outside Amsterdam as I later found out. All the staff we conversed with were from the UK or Europe. They all seemed to be fortunate to work in the hotel, genuinely enjoying being there and it showed.
Out and about. Being a kayaker, I was in heaven. Kayak fishing in fresh lakes (with gators) was interesting. Trying to concentrate on fishing while constantly seeing one or two alligators nearby was distracting enough for me to head back to salt water, so most of my kayaking was done on Calibogue River. I must have paddled along with at least a dozen dolphin. A couple of which began to wrestle or play with each other so close to my kayak I had to paddle away from them in fear of being rammed and capsized. Paddling was a breeze as long as you're going with the tide. 4-6 hours of kayaking a day and I needed a break. So it was back to the hotel, store the kayak in the underground parking lot, grab a bike a go cycling. Single speed, fat tires, lightweight and needing some form of maintainence, I grabbed a bike and took off. (Make sure you have a trail map). I got turned around a couple of times and peddled an extra mile or two every day. My favorite areas to ride was in the forest preserve and especially down the beach from off S. Forest Beach Drive all the way down to the end at South Beach. A good round trip ride ending back at the hotel was 11-12 miles. Taking your time figure 1.5 - 2 hours. The peddling is easy, the trails are plentiful and wonderful not to mention the natural beauty and scenic routes. A quick shower followed by a long soaking in the tub and I was ready to lounge for a couple of hours before we decided where to eat dinner. Once the sun sets, Sea Pines becomes quiet, very quiet and dark. Gazing at the stars on the patio was a pleasure. If you desire a quiet, safe, scenic environment I would highly recommend Sea Pines and especially the Inn at Harbour Town. Happy Travels...
- Also Known As:
- Inn At Harbour Town - Sea Pines Hotel Hilton Head
- Inn At Harbour Town - Sea Pines Hotel
- Hotel At Harbour Town
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- Experience the intimate atmosphere of The Inn at Harbour Town, located within The Sea Pines Resort’s 5,000-acre estate. This award-winning, AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Four Star property and Preferred Hotels & Resorts member features 60 deluxe guest rooms complete with all the finest amenities, such as personal butler service, turn-down service, valet parking and 24-hour room service. ... more less
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