We went the week of May 16th & the weather was AWFUL (rained EVERY day) but we made lemonade out of lemons. The resort had daily bike rides (rain or shine) and the pools were close by. The rooms were spacious (we had a 3 bedroom in 5400 building) & tastefully decorated. (I included a map of the grounds- I wish more people would do that!) They have a 9+ foot alligator in their lagoon & several gators & turtles in nearby ponds. The beach is a hike w/kiddos (we had 3,4 & 5 yr old w/us) but we made it OK. (We also rode the bikes a few times down to it.) There are 3 pools (the large one they show in all the pics, a heated one w/a basketball hoop & a kiddy pool that was 1 1/2 feet deep) The parking is all underneath the building which was nice. We did a day trip to Savannah that was less than 1 hour drive & lots of island shopping while the rain came down. From thrift stores to the Tanger outlets. FYI- Atlanta Bread has a 'Kids Eat Free" on Wednesdays. As does the local McDonalds- which also has an indoor playground- nice for all our rainy days. (Free w/adult purchase) Check-in went fast even w/a line of people & just ignore the timeshare pitches & don't answer the phone in your room! (Everyone you know will call you on your cell, right?) They also have a deal that you can use Players fitness facility for $20/unit/week. That seemed like a good deal, though we didn't use. Also beware of a timeshare pitch ripoff in the local WalMart. My Mom paid $20 to 'hold her space' for a timeshare pitch. (I wasn't there to stop her or I would've!!) Oh- and the internet WAS out for a day & 1/2- but they got it back on.
- 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. Walk to the beach or hop on the seasonal shuttle. Dry off long enough to enjoy golf, tennis and proximity to beach restaurants and shops. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Waterside By Spinnaker Hotel Hilton Head