Places to Stay – Resorts on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, SC places to stay on the beach – RESORT EDITION 🙂

Last week we rounded up some of my favorite beach areas and homes to rent while on the island, but if you’d rather go the resort-route, this post is for you !! I have personally stayed at all of these resorts or photographed several clients that have stayed there. I love them all !

If you want to check out last week’s post on beach rentals you can find that here

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

I love the Sonesta Resort ! I was actually married at their oceanfront pavilion and worked there before going full time as a photographer. Their staff is incredible and they go the extra mile ! They have my favorite dining options of any resort on the island & their spa has lavender champagne. Their courtyard leading to the beach is beautiful. fire pits, zero entry pool, and a stunning beach boardwalk. Amazing resort for couples & families. I could talk about it all day !

The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

The Westin is a beautiful oceanfront resort ! I recommend this resort, often, for my couples ! There are hot tubs, huge pool located on an oceanfront deck. Great food options, Starbucks coffee, and their spa is one of my favorites. Most of their rooms also have beautiful views. Not to mention the beach is beautiful and you have a sunrise view ! Located in Port Royal, you are close to lots of golf options and mid-island.

Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa

The Marriott was where my family always stayed before we lived here full time. Great location in Palmetto Dunes close to restaurants, bike rentals, Shelter Cove Marina, and the Palmetto Dunes General Store. I absolutely love their poolside bar for lunch & amazing frozen drinks by the pool ! They also have a hot tub and hammocks along the ocean. The views from the rooms are beautiful, as well !

The Inn & Club at Harbourtown

The Inn & Club at Harbourtown is perfect for a couples getaway ! I have photographed several couples getting engaged in Sea Pines and this made for a romantic getaway for them ! There are amazing golf options nearby and restaurants. Not to mention you can walk to Harbour Town and see the lighthouse, the 18th green and more.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

The Omni is great because while they have yummy dining options and a poolside bar, they also have kitchenettes in their rooms ! Great views, oceanfront, & located in Palmetto Dunes, this resort is amazing for families & couples ! Close to tons of island-action and amenities and they even have a little grab & go market in the resort for coffee and quick food.


Courtyard by Marriott Hilton Head Island

The Courtyard is new this year & while this is the only resort/hotel on this list I haven’t experienced yet, I am VERY excited for them to be on the island !

  1. Jim Kirby says:

    Thanks for your review of the Sonesta Resort. We were on the fence between Sonesta and Omni, where we stayed last year. You helped us decide on Sonesta. Also, as a retired pro photographer, I think your work is excellent. What a great setting you have for your portraits.

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