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Review of Montage Palmetto Bluff

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Montage Palmetto Bluff
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoyed before, will never come again.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Family friendly. Family friendly. Family friendly. Lie. Lie. Lie. They will take your money and resort fees, tell you again and again how family friendly they are and then NOT LET FAMILIES USE THE POOL! This is not a hard and fast rule though, as I was being escorted away today when my sleeping toddler and I were the ONLY ones using the pool, I was told that if we had come 3 dys earlier we could have used the pool??? Instead we were told to walk, no kidding, across the community not even to a facility owned by the Inn, to a crappy private club residents use. I called the front desk to make sure I wasn't being punked. Yes. Families during certain times of the year have to use this pool. Shame. Shame on you all for NOT advertising, posting, or even telling us this while you charge us for first class amenities, and shuttle us off to third class. Thinking we'll check out tonight and hope the Woodlands Inn has some availability.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank JuliaGulia2
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PalmettoBluff, General Manager at Montage Palmetto Bluff, responded to this review, March 28, 2012
Dear JuliaGulia2,

Thank you for your recent visit to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. I genuinely appreciate you taking your valuable time to share your comments on TripAdvisor. Please trust that as we continually strive to enhance our service standards, your feedback plays a critical role in that process.

I was extremely disappointed to learn that your experience left you feeling as though we were not a family friendly resort. As you know this is not at all in keeping with the high standard of product and service we strive to provide here at Palmetto Bluff. We do have two pools available to guests that are both a part of our resort amenities. In the spring, summer and fall when both facilities are open, our Canoe Club pool is our family facility, while our River House pool is used for adults. This is to ensure that all guests can enjoy activity at the pool that suits their individual needs. Both pools are maintained by the resort and are held to the same standards for service and presentation. I truly want to extend my sincere apologies for your experience and the inconvenience it created for you.

It is my hope that your stay was otherwise enjoyable and that your travel plans will provide for a return trip to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff. If I can now or at any time in the future be of personal assistance to you, please do not hesitate in calling.

Sincerely,
Marty Wall
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Southlake, Texas
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2012

This property is spectacular! Our cottage was very large, with a fireplace and suana shower that was fantastic. Everything about our room was great - refrigerator, large dressing area, big comfy chairs facing the fireplace, large screened in patio, and wonderful bed linens that made you want to stay in bed all day! Bicycles for us to explore the property. The River rRestaurant and the Canoe Club both had outstanding food, service, and ambiance. All of the staff were professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. The spa was also top shelf and a great place to go for a couple's weekend, or a girl's retreat! We will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank July152010
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Charleston, South Carolina
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

But only off season, otherwise it is not in our budget.$$$$$.
The best spa. So quiet, no pollution.
Different restaurants, all very good.
Service excellent and tip is included!
Simply the best

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bonvoyage8
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Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

Luxurious and quaint, restful and active, an absulutely incredible getaway. I wish we had more time.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank live2travelmore
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White Plains, New York
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

Stayed for 1 night and we will be back. The staff was amazing, the room was great. The only thing I think can be improved on is more dining options and more on the restaurant menus. They should also have a more reasonable place to eat if you just wasnt some quick casual food.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 132andbush
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Duluth, Georgia
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86 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Where to start! I started looking at this place a few years ago when they first opened. We would constantly get brochures in the mail, but thought it was a little to pricey. We were looking for someplace to unwind after Christmas. We decided on Palmetto Bluff, We were not disappointed!!! From the moment we drove onto the property we new we were in for a treat.
When you dirve through the gates you are given a tape to listen to, that tells you all about the property. Check in was seamless, they were wating for us when we arrived at the main house ( the gate alerts them that you are on the way).. The cottage, ranks up there with the top 5 places that we have stayed and we travel extensively. When I say that I am a pickey germaphobe, it's an understatement! The cottage was very beautiful, spacious and CLEAN. Our reservation included dinner and breakfast. If you like pancakes, buffalos is the place! We can't wait to go back to play Golf this Spring! There is a small butlers pantry with a fridge and microwave in the cottage. My husband and I took wine and chesse that we enjoyed each night before dinner.
This place is worth every penny. If you are considering visiting Palmetto Bluff don't hesitate, you will love it!

Room Tip: Ask for a cottage close to the main house
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wietz12016
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Sarasota, Florida
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65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

This is truly an amazing property. We went offseason on our way south when the rates are much more reasonable. We booked through AMEX Platinum to assure an upgrade, but all the accommodations appear outstanding. Our cottage was wonderful and the staff was very helpful, though a little aloof. It is worth the trip.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CT-and-JJ
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Additional Information about Montage Palmetto Bluff

Property: Montage Palmetto Bluff
Address: 476 Mt Pelia Road, Bluffton, SC 29910 (Formerly The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, A Montage Resort)
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Bluffton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Bluffton
#1 Green Hotel in Bluffton
#1 Business Hotel in Bluffton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Montage Palmetto Bluff 4.5*
Number of rooms: 200
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Montage Palmetto Bluff, a prestigious luxury inn with gracious South Carolina cottages and village homes, is located along the May River. Just 30 minutes from nearby Savannah, GA and Hilton Head, SC, the Inn has beautifully appointed cottages, cottage suites and resort rooms as well as luxury two, three and four bedroom home rentals. Spa Montage is one of the top-rated spas in the United States. 4 on-property restaurants and a gourmet food shop all provide for an array of dining options from casual to exquisite. Multiple pool facilities, fitness centers and a movement studio with complimentary classes are available. Extensive activities are offered including: equestrian, boating, kayaking, 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and croquet and tennis facility. The resort also features a wealth of stunning and intimate locations for weddings and events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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