Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
What We Love
- Spacious rooms with balconies
- Oceanfront location with beach amenities
- Very family-friendly, with a playground, splash zone, arts and crafts and outdoor giant chess
What To Know
- Some activities, such as golf and tennis, are not on the property itself but are located nearby
- Nonsmoking resort
- Beach umbrella and chair rentals are an additional charge
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Located in the Palmetto Dunes neighborhood of Hilton Head, this 323-room resort offers private access to sugar-white sand and is fresh off a $17 million renovation in 2014. The rooms and suites are extremely spacious (550 square feet, minimum) and feature balconies overlooking the courtyard or Atlantic Ocean, kitchenettes and tropical decor. Guests can play beach volleyball, catch some rays by one of three oceaniview pools, take a soak in one of the Jacuzzis or relax in the full-service spa and salon. For kids there’s a playground, splash zone, arts and crafts, outdoor giant chess and ping-pong. Adults can sip a Cosmo at the trendy XO Lounge or a casual beer at the Buoy Bar. The highly acclaimed restaurant HH Prime serves hearty dinner entrees such as beef medallions with cherry chutney, and sweet potato ravioli with mushrooms and spinach.
In the Area
Palmetto Dunes is home to 11 miles of lagoon, making it ideal for kayaking and canoeing. Hilton Head Outfitters rents equipment and also provides fishing charters, bike rentals and surfing lessons. For golfers, Palmetto Dunes Golf Club is just a stone’s throw from the resort and has three championship courses. Families can check out the Sandbox, an interactive children’s museum, or the Coastal Discovery Museum to learn about the natural history and cultural heritage of the region. Shoppers can visit Coligny Plaza and explore the more than 60 shops and restaurants, or for fabulous fresh seafood nearby, head to Alexander’s Seafood and Wine Bar, which is within walking distance of the resort.
How to Get There
My experience at this hotel was nowhere near “luxurious.” Started out by getting an e-mail a few days before checking in telling me I qualified for pre-registration. This meant I could bypass the front desk (apparently there is a huge pile up on occasion?). This way, I was told, I go in, pick up my key at the end of the counter and be on my way. Sounded good except when I got there and told the young man at the desk I had pre-registered he had no idea what I was talking about. Why in the world would I get such an e-mail? Then the luxurious room which is just a regular drab hotel room with a very small kitchenette with a tiny frig, a tiny coffee maker, and a tiny sink. There is no toaster so bring your own if you want toast. There is no pen, no paper, and no bottles of water either. Even the Hampton Inn provides these. And ocean views? Please be sure to read the fine print because I saw very few rooms that had unobstructed views of the ocean. I could get a peek through the huge tree outside my balcony. We have no children so I cannot comment on the accommodations for them. Maybe they are great and this is why the hotel gets good reviews. I was very disappointed and will never stay in an Omni Hotel again.
Our stay here was amazing. I celebrated my 40th Birthday here. The room was great, we had a partial view of the adult pool and beach which was perfect for us. Only steps away from the private beach which we enjoyed before Hurricane Dorian hit. The pools were great. The only thing I suggest is that I wish there was a jacuzzi at the adult pool. I really didn't like sitting in the jacuzzi watching children run about everywhere. Other than that the stay was amazing. We came Labor Day weekend and it was not too bad of a crowd.
We had the best vacation in Hilton Head Island. We can’t wait to go back. I loved the hotel it was awesome. The restaurants were great the rooms were huge there are 3 pools. So much for the kids to do fire pits games. I would definitely stay here again.