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Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines
Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place is a nice getaway for Hilton Head and gets you into Sea Pines which is wonderful in and of itself. Get an oceanfront view room, you will be pleased! Pools and hot tubs were quite pleasant. Rooms were spacious and inviting of relaxation and chilling. Walking out to the beach was quick and easy. Only thing that bugged us was we went to rent bikes and apparently it was the tail end of the shift so the bike renter was a bit short and hurried with us. While we understood the timing was not ideal, it was not characteristic of Marriott service. Easy drive to nowhere in Sea Pines was fabulous. Overall, a great time!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Monarch is a wonderful Marriott property and has added many new improvements. Drake the property Manager listens to his guests and handles concerns with professionalism and experience. Thank You Monarch for another Great!! vacation.

Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

The location was great, the apartment was great, the beach was great. Unfortunately there are only 120 parking spots for 140 units resulting in frustration. Rather than limiting the units rented, they actually give more than 1 parking permit per unit.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Sandy L
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MVCI_Executive, Customer Care at Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2013

Thank you for providing comments regarding your stay at Marriott's Monarch. We apologize for the inconvenience with limited parking during your stay. While the parking is typically sufficient for the number of vehicles at the resort, during peak times, the lot will fill up and we have made arrangements for additional parking during those times.

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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This timeshare is located at Sea Pines and is accessible by bike to most of the island. You can rent a bike for $30 a week or $10 per day. Don't forget to ask for a basket.

The rooms accommodate 6 easily. The pullout couch has the greatest mattress that I have seen on a pullout. It reminds me of memory foam. Very comfy. Plenty of linens. Washer and Dryer are in the unit so that you can wash towels and clothes. Don't over pack since you can wash clothes easily in your unit. You really only need swimsuits and clothes for dinner. I only have worn about 20% of what I packed.

The kitchen has some open shelving which is great so you don't forget what you purchased at the store.

Unloading the car for luggage and groceries is a problem since the elevators aren't even with the ground. You have to carry your luggage about 12 steps up to get to the elevators.

There is only 1 elevator per building so you must wait often.

The landscaping is beautiful but it does block the views of the ocean.

Note that there is a handicap/stroller/beach cart path to the beach but it isn't clearly marked... go past the 4th building and the hammocks to find it.

The organized programs are great for the kids. They especially loved the pool party.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank Magnolia001
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is my family's second stay at the Marriot Monarch Resort at Sea Pines. We love the location, in biking or walking distance to just about everything. We only used the car twice to go to the grocery store. My kids love the bike paths, the ping pong, the other games. The grounds are very well maintained and the people working there are nice and helpful.

There was a free breakfast, a free wine and cheese and organized games/contests for people who like those sort of things...my kids. The whole resort is also surprisingly and pleasantly quiet and relaxing considering the size and number of condos.
The property has plenty of sun and shade, tropical and forest like trees all around the pools and hot tubs. It's right on the beach which is perfect for people like me who like to go back and forth to the beach for short amounts of time. The condos are very nice and the kitchens have everything you need. There are a bunch of grills near the pool that my husband seemed to enjoy using. Since we were last there, 15 months ago, the rooms have been renovated and a huge shower replaced the oversized tub allowing for an additional closet in the master bath which was a great change.

At one point during our trip we got locked in our bedroom because the door handle broke. I called the front desk and within 5 minutes, three of the nicest maintenance guys were outside our door helping us get out. That could have been a disaster but instead was a tiny blib in the day because of their responsiveness and resourcefulness.

My only issue (a minor one) with the property is that the gym floor needs to be vacuumed every day and if it's already being cleaned once a day then it needs to be done more frequently. If is covered with sand/dirt and I hated getting on the ground on the mats or balls. It's probably because people are coming right off the beach from running maybe and going into the gym, but it needs extra attention.

Be warned that if you listen to the Marriot Vacation Club spiel to find out what it entails, it is possible that they might (depending on who you get) do their best to make you feel like you are foolish for not wanting to put up tens of thousands of dollars to pre-buy a week of vacation per year, even if you say you have three kids starting college soon. They may even say "and yet you keep coming back to stay at our properties.", which for some reason made me feel less welcome and is still irritating me days later.

Room Tip: It would be more convenient to be on the ground floor, where the rooms walk right out to the pools...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

We have stayed at the Monarch a number of times and in Sea Pines for the past 12 years. Monarch is lovely, very clean, extremely well-maintained and in a prime, beach-front location. It does not have food service or theme pools, but is located next to the Sea Pines Beach Club which has bar and food service a well as beach rentals. The Monarch has a kids water feature, a heated lap pool and large pool next to a gazebo with gas grills. There are three hot tubs and family games like shuffleboard and corn hole. Multiple organized activities range from boot camp classes to Zumba to kids activities like crafts and a pool DJ. The location in Sea Pines sets it apart from all the other Marriott resorts on the island. Sea Pines is gated with miles of bike trails under Live Oaks dripping with Spanish Moss. You can ride to South Beach Marina, Harbor Town, tidal pools, the Baynard Ruins - all within Sea Pines. If you want to venture out of Sea Pines on bicycle, you can circle the entire island, all on bike trails - something like 26 miles worth - or bike to Pickney Island Wildlife Refuge for a tour.

Room Tip: 1st or 2nd floor units have larger balconies. 1st floor units have multiple accesses (front and rear...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

This is a great property on the ocean front. Had a first floor unit with beach access. Large unit with kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and washer/dryer. Get ready, because parking is terrible! Ended up parking a far way away from the unit each night except the first and last nights. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Pool very nice. Living unit was very quiet and clean. Everything you need is in the room.

Cleaning procedures need updated with the staff, though. We were there the first day when maid service came in. Cleaned toilet first, then the counter tops. Then took out dirty towels and brought back clean ones. Then made the beds.....all without cleaning hands in between. After that...we ended up taking care of the unit ourselves, including washing our own towels. I'm sure that's the way it is done everywhere.....I just prefer not to know!!!!!

Plenty of good restaurants in the area and shopping. This is a great location

I would come to this Marriott again if I were to return to Hilton Head. I always look for Marriott properties.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean front. Pay the extra amount. Nice view and quieter away from the pool. Pool still v...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Address: 91 N Sea Pines Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6002
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #14 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Price Range: $156 - $627 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines 3*
Number of rooms: 122
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