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“Southern Charm” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Montage Palmetto Bluff

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Montage Palmetto Bluff
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Bluffton
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Bluffton
1 review
“Southern Charm”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our family had an amazing time at the Inn. Plenty to do for all ages. A wonderful place to relax and share time together. Food, drinks and service were outstanding. We had fun riding the bikes, golf carts, and walking around the beautiful property. The church is beyond charming, rooms comfortable and inviting. Hope to go back sometime!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Tallahassee, FL
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013

This was our second stay at Palmetto Bluff. We have also visited many times for day trips when visiting friends. We were married at the Inn in 2009 and stayed in cottage 19 which is a river view cottage suite. For our December 2013 trip, we stayed in cottage 38 which is a lagoon view cottage. Both cottages are perfect. We loved both the river view and lagoon view. There really isn't much difference between the cottages besides the view. The suite is only slightly bigger with a separate living space, but we thought the regular cottage was perfect for the two of us.

We grabbed a pizza one night at Buffalo’s and then dinned at Buffalo’s again for lunch. Both were very good. We ate dinner one night at the Canoe Club and it was outstanding. I ordered the grouper and lobster, and my husband ordered the fried chicken. We also picked up a few quick things at RT’s market for breakfast and snacking. I was really impressed with the food on this trip.

For this trip, we just wanted to go and relax and that is exactly what we did. We rode bikes around the resort and walked around to see the beautiful scenery. I haven't tried the spa yet, but would like to on our next trip. Palmetto Bluff is one of my favorite places on earth because it is so relaxing, quiet and beautiful. The staff is always incredibly gracious. Can't wait to return again!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

We visited the Inn during June of 2013. It is an extremely charming hotel and town. The rooms are impeccable, and the we spent several hours exploring the area in our golf cart. The only negative part of our trip was that a strong storm came through in the early evening one night and knocked out power. Surprisingly, the resort had no backup generator - which I found quite unusual for a hotel of this price and prestige in that geographical location. The fact the rooms had no power was one thing, but the power was out for the restaurants as well - which meant no dinner or room service...at least until quite late.

Overall the trip was lovely. It is definitely worth the visit - but if you do not golf or have other activities planned I would say you could take it all in over 2 days.

  • Stayed July 2013, 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

Words cannot describe the feeling we got when we arrived. When we arrived on the property we immediately knew that we were going to a special place. Set back on the coast of the May river we travelled 6 miles into the pines and oak trees of this beautifully preserved property. Nature, elegance, first class service, and beauty are what all guests get to experience at this resort. The owners of this resort should give lessons to the many resort operators on how to run a world class property while keeping the environment a top priority.

It was so nice to have a perfectly appointed cottage to stay in that had a fridge stocked and we were not charged for using anything. The spa is world class along with the activities available for the non spa folks. I cannot praise this place enough and can't wait to get back.

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Green Features: The owners of this resort should give lessons to the many resort operators on how to run a world class property while keeping the environment a top priority.
  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Bellmore, New York
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

A five star review has never been this easy to give. It was earned as soon as I arrived feeling transported back to colonial times, albeit very upscale and modern colonial times. The architecture of every home, cottage, restaurant and shop gives the feel of a quaint town in the 1800s. Inside all of these structures is every amenity and top notch service you would expect from a five diamond resort.

The staff bends over backward to make sure your needs are met and exceeded.

For accommodations that have cottages as well as homes large enough to handle any size group or family. The cottages are one bedroom but every cottage runs about 1100 sq ft! Huge beautiful rooms, screened back porch, gorgeous bathroom with steam shower, and every cottage comes with two bikes! Everyone rides bikes (each cottage comes with 2) all over the resort.

They have a nice restaurant called Buffalo's for great breakfast and lunch. The restaurant at the Inn cranks out unbelievably good lunches and dinners. The soups and desserts were especially memorable. Dining options are The Inn, Buffalo's and also The Canoe Club, all offer first class service and top notch cooking.

The resort has a really nice market a short bike ride away from the town square featuring any food or toiletries you could need but this is not your average hotel store as they also have a great selection of wine, beer, gourmet cheeses and charcuterie. Across from the market is an awesome multistory tree house for kids featuring slides, a hammock and a zip line!

The spa is also not to be missed as the massage I received ranks as the very best I have ever received and was the shared consensus of about 10 of us. This is the nicest resort I have ever had the pleasure to visit and I would love to come back again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

I'm crossing my fingers to get back to this beautiful place! The wedding weekend could not have been more perfect for everyone there. The venue is picture perfect for the bride & groom and the guests have a wonderful time too!
Service with a smile, everything at your fingertips or it's delivered asap! Bikes, golf carts, restaurants, shops, all in a picturesque village and no cars to spoil your view! It's a memory well worth making with family and friends!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and was absolutely blown away by this place. I've stayed at a bunch of 5 star hotels but this really surpassed my expectations. It was so relaxing and nice to get away from everything. The cottage was GORGEOUS, I think it's going to tough to stay in a normal hotel room after staying in the cottage. Great amenities and welcome wine. We dined at Buffalos, River House and Canoe Club and thoroughly enjoyed everything. We got to spend some time at the pool and rode the bikes around the property which was great. We did not leave the resort once we arrived, and I didn't want to leave once it was time to go. I hope to get back to the Inn sometime again soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, 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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Property: Montage Palmetto Bluff
Address: 476 Mount Pelia Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-8343 (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 Green Hotel in Bluffton
#1 Romantic 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:
Inn At Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Hotel Bluffton
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