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Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts
Charlotte
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great location. Tired Looked”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Good location. Assessable and walking distance to many amenities, shops, restaurants and the beach. Our unit was clean. Yet, has a tired look. Is in need of some repairs and updating. Would consider coming back.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Greenville, South Carolina
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wrote a review last visit in the spring and you should read it as this is a follow-up with additional comments. I see some less that stellar reviews by visitors that should be commented on. This is a resort timeshare, not a hotel so expect great service and advice but no concierage. Waterside is well maintained and updated and the other Spinnaker properties on HHI are also. The pool areas, (3, don't miss the heated pool) are cleaned and spotless every morning.The activities by rec staff are well organized and well executed. We went on the "beach day" at Driessen beach and Donna, Ms.Alex and Dawn did a super great job. We had a blast. We had a refrigerator "issue" and Trent (night maintenance) was at our door within a few hours that night at 8 o'clock to fix a problem left by the previous guests. Dave let me borrow some tools to make a small repair to my truck to show you how accommodating these people are. We have been Spinnaker owners for 20 years and believe them to be most honest, ethical and top notch! As they say in Hawaii: "Book it, Donnoh!" We eat at Kellys B&G, Anglers, Sunset Bay and Frankie Bones every time we visit, you won't be disappointed. Monday Pizza Day at Harris Tweeter is awesome.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Manalapan, New Jersey
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We had a great stay here last week. Beautiful weather. We rated in a 3 bedroom unit in building 5. Very slow elevators.
Pools - Wish the pools were open later than 9pm. Would have been nice to have pool towels out at the pool where guests could leave them at the end of the day. It would have been nice to have some activities at the main pool - paddleball or a basketball net like they have in the smaller pool.
Check in - they wouldn't Let us check in until right at 4pm. The line for keys was a little crazy.
Activities - loved the activities overview at the beginning if the week. The beach day on Wednesday was wonderful, and the staff was fabulous! Try should have activities on the weekends though.
Kitchen - well equipped to cook in for the week.
Bedrooms - would have been nice to have DVD players in the bedrooms as well. Large beds and very comfortable. Pillows were lacking and each king bed only had 3 pillows instead of 4. Units in need of blackout shades, especially the units with windows into the hallways. Too bright at night, and the vertical blinds are not sufficient. Should have more hangers in the closets too.
Rooms - clean and spacious.

  • Stayed August 2013
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

This was my first visit to Waterside and my second visit to Hilton Head. I exchanged points for a three bedroom condo. Our condo was roomy, clean, and had above average furnishings. We had a couple of minor things that needed attention when we arrived and it seemed the repair guy was at the door as soon as we hung up. Every resort staff person I encountered was helpful and courteous.

The pools are very close and were always clean. There are grills at each pool and we had a nice evening grilling while the kids played in the pool.

The resort is very close to shopping, resturants and the beach although we typically dropped everyone off with all the beach gear and parked in beach parking. We enjoyed bike riding a few times and if you golf be sure to bring your clubs. There are some very nice and challenging courses in the area.

The beach area is very nice with clean restrooms and some nice off beach sitting areas. There are chair and umbrella rentals but they seemed a bit pricey so we just bought a chair. A couple of mornings we went down to the beach to see a sunrise. An East Coast sunrise is just as beautiful as a West Coast sunset. On the mornings we went, we found dozens of people on the beach watching the sunrise as well.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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greenville,sc
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76 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2013

This was our first visit to Wayerside and it was really great experience. Perfect for families with children. Property has a gigantic children's pool 1 1//2 ft deep and a huge facility pool with a children's roped off area with huge canopy. beautiful resort pool with fountains, large hot tub abd plenty of deck chairs. the resort has shuttle service to and from the beach every two hours, but it is only 2 1/2 blocs to the beach ~10 minute leisurely walk. great location one bloc from coligny square(shopping and restaurants.)Our three bedroom 3 bath condo was extremely nice with a good shaded deck. Pick bldg 5100 and 5300 series for morning sun on porches. 5300 looks over a wooded nature area. plenty of parking both covered and non covered. Golf at Port Royal and Shipyard are included with you paying only the cart fee of $38/person for am and $32/person for pm. Take your family to this resort. It is great with daily planned activities for the children. Buildings are 5 story with roomy elevators. Interiors were extremely clean but could use some updating, especially the kitchen counters.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed here on a time share exchange as we own 2 other HHI timeshares,(Island links, Southwind Villa) too bad you can only select Waterside every five years. Upon our arrival and check in we were upgraded to a 3 BR unit. Having just 2 couples , we didnt need it but still appreciated. Each couple had own bath on opposite sides of the living room. Great location, within walking ditance to beach, Cologny Plaza (Big Bamboo Happy Hour) Very comfortable and spacious accomadation. Will definitley use this again when my 5 years are up. I do agree however, to skip the "owners update" as it is just a come on to purchase an upgrade or additional weeks.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Western New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Waterside was a wonderful tineshare resort in Hilton Head. It is not directly on the beach, but it is close enough to the beach to be able to walk to it unless you are taking a lot of beach paraphrenalia. In that case, we found it easier to drive and park in the large parking lot right across the street. The resort provided a shuttle back and forth to the beach which we did not use, although we talked to some people who did and they had no problems with it.
The resort is not only close to the beach, but it is well within walking distance of several restaurants. We went out to dinner every night, and only drove once.
The resort itself is very nice. We stayed in a two bedroom unit that also had two full bathrooms and a full kitchen, living room and balcony. We overlooked one of two pools at the resort. We went with family and had the opportunity to see two other units, both having three bedrooms and three bathrooms, making the units very nice for two or three couples to share or for large families.
The resort had the typical afternoon activities but the only one we took advantage of was the ice cream sundae social which was very nice.
This was our first trip to Hilton Head and certainly won't be our last. We liked everything about it, and we would definitely stay at Waterside again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts
Address: 45 Waterside Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4735
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 52 Specialty Lodging in Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Waterside by Spinnaker Resorts 3*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fulfill your leisure desires and access all island activities from the preserved setting of this vacation resort just two blocks from the beach. Waterside timeshare resort features one of the largest aquatic facilities on Hilton Head Island and is also 2 blocks from the Atlantic Ocean. Walk to the beach or hop on the shuttle. Dry off long enough to enjoy golf, tennis and proximity to beach restaurants and shops. ... more   less 
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