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“Just don't get into Springwood” 2 of 5 stars
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Coral Sands Resort
66 Pope Avenue, PO Box 5686, Hilton Head, SC 29928   |  
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Lakeland, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Just don't get into Springwood”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We booked through RCI 8 months ago. We expected a Gold Crown - and most of the resort is - except they own 8 units in an older development called Springwood. Units are big but to get to them you have to climb 15 narrow, steep, dangerous steps. Carrying luggage up was a challenge!!
Springwood is NOT a Gold Crown property - and they should not be using it as such. The front desk said the resort was not full - but they would not move us.
Make sure you do not get a room starting with "S".

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Love everything about Coral Sands. The beach is nearby and the pools are wonderful. The apartments are super clean and everything is provided.. I love shipyard the best because of the bike trails. Each time we visit we have a great vacation

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Coral Sands North which is a newer building right behind the pool area. Everything in our unit looked brand new. Although we did not utilize the pool area it looked great. Great kiddie pool that was 4 inches to 1 feet deep with fountains spraying water. There was a separate area for everyone else which included a lazy river. The location was the best. It took about 10 minutes to walk to Coligny and a few more if you were going to Coligny Beach. There is beach parking if you had a lot of stuff and didn't want to walk which is literally 1 to 2 minute drive from the resort. Lots of restaurants close by. Did not have much contact with staff other than to check in which went smoothly. Hint ,we checked in early morning before the crowds and they called us when the room was ready and gave us our door code over the phone. We will definetely be back with the family.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We stayed at the Coral Sands the first week of April and it was great. It was noted previously that it needed updating. Our unit, S95, must have already been updated because it was just fine. We were in the Springwood section. Only 1 of the 3 pools was heated, but we spent all of our time on our bikes so it didn't really bother us. It was our first trip to HH and we really enjoyed it. Lots of outdoor things to keep you busy, but not much beach action. We are used to the Caribbean side, so this was just a little different...but still great for walking and taking in some salt air. Would definitely go back.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Sutherland, New South Wales, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Coral Sands was excellent! Absolutely had a ball there! The accommodation was well kept, clean and beautiful. We loved our unit and the best were to die for. I had the absolute best Aqua aerobics class I have ever been a part of and the bike ride on the beach was amazing. A big thanks to the activities director Anthony Welsh who went out of his way to be polite and accommodating to me and my whole family. If I ever travel back to hilton head, I will absolutely be coming back to Coral Sands

Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Sioux City, Iowa
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22 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

As I read the reviews on the Coral Sands, it doesn't sound like the place we stayed. The resort had recently become a Holiday Inn Resort. It sits about 2 blocks from the beach and Coligny Circle. The building which we stayed in was the newest building on Hilton Head (or so we were told), It was top of the line in everyway. Instead of using key cards, this building had all keypads, which was very convenient. There was an elevator, very handy for loading luggage in and out, .

Our unit was on the 2nd level and was a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit. The master suite with it's own large bath, had a king bed and it opened up to another room with a queen bed. French doors divided those sleeping areas. The 2nd bedroom had 2 queen beds, with a full bath near the entrance to the unit. The living room had a queen size hide-a-bed. As you can see this would allow for 8 persons in beds and room for 2 more on the hide-a-bed. Everything was new in this building. We were with family who were using up points from Holiday Inn Resorts. There was some noise coming from upstairs a couple of nights, but it did not keep us awake. People with children may not be aware of the noise it creates when they allow children to run and jump and bounce balls.

We enjoyed the hot tub one evening. The lazy river was not heated during our stay. We rented bikes which were delivered to the resort and picked up the day we left. Total of $12 for 3 day bike rental afforded us a fun couple of days. One day was a bit too cool and windy to ride. We would love to stay here again. We met a couple at the "welcome" party who were staying in a unit on the street behind the property, called Springwood. They were very unhappy. Not sure how you can be sure ahead of arrival where you will be placed.

Next door to the resort was a small shopping center with a grocery store and a Buffalo Wild Wings and a couple other eating places.

Room Tip: We had a corner unit which allowed 2 windows to the outside, which the middle units did not have.
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  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We went to spend a few days playing golf in HH. Used RCI points for 4 nights, and were very happy with our stay. With some trepidation due to some poor reviews from reading others. But, check-in was quick, convenient, with good directions.Used their excellant Gym. We stayed in the older "Springwoods" section which was only 2 B/R suites, very clean, modern and well equipped, exterior was aging. Convenient to restaurants, and only a short ride to some excellant golf courses off island in Bluffton. Friends were with us and they liked the stay also!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Coral Sands Resort

Address: 66 Pope Avenue, PO Box 5686, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 55 Specialty lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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