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Marriott's SurfWatch
3.5 of 5 Villa   |   10 Fifth Street, Hilton Head, SC 29928   |  
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Yorktown, VA
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“Convenient mid-island location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

This 2-bedroom condo is nicely decorated, up-to-date and very comfortable for a week's stay. The kitchen is well appointed. It is an easy, 5-minute walk to the beach, and the grounds are very attractive, with much native vegetation preserved despite all the buildings on site. The concierge was very knowledgeable and helpful. There was daily light housekeeping - fresh towels, emptied garbage cans.
Here are my quibbles:
The top sheet on the master king-size bed was meant for a queen size bed and barely came to the sides of the top of the mattress. I wish they would also ditch the feather pillows (achoo!) and heavy feather bed cover. They did bring non-feather pillows upon request.
The water seemed very soft, and it was hard to get all the soap off my hands; sometimes I just gave up!
The light bulbs are mostly cheap CFL's, which take a few minutes to get to their full brightness.
The free Wifi cut out intermittently, making us log on again and again.
Overall, it's a nice place to stay for a get-away if you don't mind not being right on the beach. The location makes it a quick 5-minute drive to the Coligny Beach area and easy to head out the other way off the island.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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Atlanta
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This past weekend some friends and I stayed at the Marriott Surfwatch on Hilton Head Island while attending the Concours d'Elegance. What a beautiful resort! Each villa overlooks a central lake, surrounded by a meandering walkway dotted with swings and places to sit. At several locations there are small docks with rocking chairs where you can go and relax the evening away. The staff, mostly recent college grads, are all helpful and friendly. The property is not on a plantation so if, like me, you enjoy motorcycle vacationing, you can ride right up without any problems.

Maybe it was just by chance but it appeared that we got a villa suited for someone in a wheelchair. This being said- the master shower was huge- 4' x 10' with hand shower and several fixed shower heads all around. The kitchen was outfitted with every kind of dish, pot, pan, and silverware we needed. Even the fold-out bed in the living room had a memory foam mattress, and each room had a flat-screen TV

Hilton Head is covered with interesting restaurants, shopping, and the beaches are superb. The desk staff was happy to clearly outline on a placemat-sized map the routes to get to different restaurants and seemed familiar with their food, nightlife offerings, prices, and general operations.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

What an amazing resort! It has everything you need for a great vacation. Beautiful Property.
First class service! The staff were VERY PROFESSIONAL, helpful and friendly. We had 3 couples in a 3 bedroom and 3 bath villa that faced the pool with a little bit of an ocean view, it was perfect. It was a corner suite.

Room Tip: We had 3 couples in a 3 bedroom and 3 bath villa that faced the pool with a little bit of an ocean v...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a great week! Enjoyed the cabanas, morning aqua exercise, bingo, corn hole and other organized activities. Friendly staff committed to keep its clients happy! Units were in great condition..perfect spot overlooking the pool and the marsh/ocean. We had so much fun together that we didn't even have time to rent bikes! Special thanks to DJ and Meghan....and the gals who took care of s at Sea Salts....we all will be back!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the Tidewater(?) building overlooking the pool.....
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Extremely good service and the rooms were very clean. They do give you a lift to the beach upon request, but all in all I prefer Monarch at Sea Pines... ONLY for location. Sea Salts is a great little island pub as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Germantown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Last night and sorry we are leaving. The villa was clean, we'll maintained and had everything we could need. The grounds are beautiful and the pools are very clean. All the staff were very helpful and friendly. If there was one thing negative I would say is that the wireless Internet was not very good the first part of the week. About mid-week the Internet worked much better and has been fast the remainder of our time. Had lunch and drinks at the Sea Salt bar and grill by the beach. Food isn't fancy but is good. We will definitely be back!

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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
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Surfwatch grounds, facilities and staff combine to make a perfect way to enjoy a visit to Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina low country. Inside the resort you have everything: a beautiful beach, preserved marshland with a multitude of local flora and wildlife, comfortable & practical villas (apartments), and all the features and activities of a well-run resort. And as a home base, it is perfectly situated to explore Hilton Head by bicycle or car, and it's an easy day-trip to Charleston or Savannah. My wife and I have been visiting Hilton Head since the 80s, and we've chosen Surfwatch as our regular and favorite place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 10 Fifth Street, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 55 Specialty lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Marriott's SurfWatch 3.5*
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