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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Our hotel was closed following a hurricane and we were able to get a last minute room at the Marriott. Every staff member we interacted with was incredibly friendly and helpful. The pool area was nice and there were always chairs to be had when we went down (we did see some chair hogging going on though). Maybe because we went after Labor Day but the poolside bar seemed to close a bit early (well before the sun set). We wanted to take breakfast to go the morning we left so they allowed us to get the buffet to go in the downstairs restaurant, which was very tasty. There were always people sitting around the bar as they were closing up. For the price we paid, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Andrew K
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TeamMarriott, Manager at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear dsnyfan08,

Thank you so much for letting us know how much you enjoyed your visit with us. We are so glad to hear we were able to offer you an alternate place to stay due to your original booking being unavailable. We appreciate you choosing us and hope you will decide to stay with us again the next time you are in Hilton Head.

J. Owens
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Has everything you could ask for in a beach-front resort, and what they don't have they have easy access to. I did not tour the whole Hilton Head scene, but based on what I saw they had the most complete offerings on the island. Staff was excellent.

The hotel room was a bit dated, but everything was clean and functional.

Once couple in our group had an ugly view of a wall, rather than the ocean, but the staff re-arranged and solved the issue quickly and efficiently.

Keep in mind that while the island is on the Atlantic, it is surrounded by salt marshes and rivers. This means that the ocean water is stained by that environment, and is not as clear blue/green, as one might hope for. But those salt marshes and rivers make for some excellent inshore fishing if you are so inclined.

Room Tip: plenty of ocean front or ocean view rooms to choose from.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael Z
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TeamMarriott, Manager at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Dear Michael, thanks so much for the excellent review of the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa. We work hard to make sure that each guest enjoys every aspect of their stay. Reviews such as yours show us that we are meeting that goal. On behalf of the entire team, thanks again for your compliments. We look forward to your return visit.

J. Owens
Director of Rooms

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

My husband and I stayed at this Marriott over the weekend. It was an unexpected detour for us. We were initially staying in Charleston for a wedding, but after a comedy of errors (to put it lightly) with the place we were renting there, we decided we wanted a real beach trip where we could relax and enjoy ourselves. We did some Trip Advisor searching and ended up calling this hotel on a whim to see what they had available. We weren’t looking to spend too much, so we told the very nice and friendly manager on the phone our story. I’m sure she could hear the exasperation and lack of sleep in my husband’s voice, and for someone who undoubtedly has to deal with cranky (or worse) guests day in and day out, she engaged us in a super pleasant conversation that put us at ease. To top it all off, she gave us a great deal on an oceanfront room. So off we drove to Hilton Head, not sure what to expect but ready to get there.

We checked in after 9pm. The evening front desk manager, Xavier, checked us in and told us that they unfortunately had oversold the oceanfront rooms that day. We could tell he was really trying to make things better for us, and he was so nice and polite and helpful. He put us in an ocean view room instead, and discounted our nightly rate accordingly. He told us we could switch to an oceanfront room the next day. We actually liked the ocean view room just fine, so we ended up staying in it, but the offer to switch was kind regardless. There were several wedding parties in the hotel this past weekend and the staff seemed to really be stretching themselves to accommodate all their requests and such, but the service we received definitely didn’t suffer at all. Xavier and all the other staff we dealt with were seriously some of the nicest and most professional of any hotel we’ve had the pleasure of visiting, even with our room issue.

The hotel itself is beautiful. It looks like a Marriott, and by that I mean it has that mid-20th-century modern look to it that was so popular back in the 60s and 70s. That being said, this hotel does NOT feel dated. The lobby looks freshly renovated and very stylish, and the rooms were similar to other Marriotts we’ve stayed at in the past. That’s a good thing. The common areas, hallways, pool area, and rooms themselves were all exceptionally clean. We saw custodians constantly cleaning. All the staff we encountered were very friendly, too. The pool bar made great beach drinks. The beds were heavenly. The beach area was large, and even though it was surprisingly crowded for an October weekend it did not feel overwhelming. We didn’t get a chance to try any of the food from the restaurants, but what we saw being served in the pool area looked (and smelled) quite good.

The only complaint we really had was about the beach chairs and umbrellas for rent. They cost $35/day for the first day, and after that it’s like $20. That seemed pretty standard for resorts on the beach. It’s run by an outside company, not the Marriott itself, so this in no way reflects on the hotel, but it’s worth noting that the chairs are all placed REALLY close together, so there’s no chance for privacy. You’re packed in right beside the other guests renting their chairs. For the price we paid, we’d have much preferred to be able to move our chairs/umbrella to a slightly less crowded area, especially since smoking is permitted on the beach and we were unfortunately next to a lady who decided the beach was the perfect setting to chain smoke a pack of Marlboros. Yuck. But again, this does NOT reflect on the hotel itself. Just something to keep in mind.

We will be coming back to this resort for sure. I can easily see it being our new go-to for quick beach getaways. We want to thank the staff, particularly the two managers we spoke with, for everything they did to make what started out as a disastrous trip to SC into an absolutely amazing weekend. We can’t wait to stay at the Marriott again!

Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms directly face the pool. Ocean view rooms look out at the ocean from an angle, and are not overlooking the pool area.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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TeamMarriott, Manager at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Dear communicore, thank you for choosing our hotel for your most recent stay in the Hilton Head area. It was a pleasure to read your wonderful comments about our entire team. They work hard to make every stay special, every single day. We will share with them your recognition of their efforts which will be very encouraging for them to hear. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel on your next visit to the area.

Thank you,
J Owens
Director of Rooms

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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

From the moment I walked into the hotel until the moment I checked out, I dealt with nothing but extremely friendly staff who went out of their way to help. This staff represents true hospitality. Sarah Lowery was extremely helpful in upgrading our room because it was my birthday. Martha at the concierge desk took care of us onto dinner reservations. And the hotel is very clean and is a large enough resort that you can get lost on your first day. Every amenity seems to be available for my spa to an indoor pool to an outdoor pool to the Atlantic Ocean. I wish I had had more time to sit at the bar out by the pool overlooking the ocean. I got to sit there at night after it closed and view a gorgeous full moon reflecting off the water. Housekeeping was friendly, but they are very eager to clean your room . If you were hoping to sleep in on this vacation, make sure to put out your privacy sign. Parking is very easy and the valet is even easier if you so choose. Room service was timely and the flavor was good. We also ate breakfast one morning in the dining room and I could not of been more pleased with my corn beef hash. This hotel, it's accommodations and staff, literally made my father-son birthday trip. I could not have asked for anything more. I would definitely plan to stay at this hotel with my entire family should we go back to Hilton head.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank Louis H
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TeamMarriott, Manager at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Louis, thank you for staying at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa during your birthday getaway. We continually strive to provide our guests the most memorable experience, and we will definitely share all of your wonderful feedback with our department heads and their staff. They are all valuable members of our team, and they will greatly appreciate your kind words. We hope that you will consider us your home away from home and look forward to seeing you again!

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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Great location. Nice hotel steps from beach. Wonderful pool & spa. Staff very helpful. Room okay...bathroom needs renovation and air didn't work one night but overall was an enjoyable stay, would stay there again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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TeamMarriott, Manager at Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

Dear debbie, thank you for the wonderful review of Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa! We are pleased you found our great location to Hilton Head's beautiful beaches perfect for your visit. It was our pleasure having you, and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Thank you,
J Owens
Director of Rooms

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