Imagine checking into a hotel where you are immediately greeted by pleasant and friendly staff dressed in Scottish kilts, offered ice tea or water, invited to sit down in a chair at a desk to check in, then given a tour of the lobby and breakfast area and maybe even escorted to your room. Stop and look no further! This happens every day at the Inn at Harbour Town located within the 5,000 acre Sea Pines Resort of Hilton Head Island. And the indulgence does not stop there.
Guests walking into the glorious lobby of the Inn are greeted by luxurious heart of pine floors, lavish and comfortable furnishings and even a baby grand piano. The setting is reminiscent of Europe’s most splendid boutique hotels with a prominent Scottish twist. It becomes quickly apparent as to why this is among the best hotels in Hilton Head, SC.
The Inn at Harbour Town is full of extra details that make your stay a memorable experience. As you eagerly step into the oversized guest rooms, you will be welcomed by exquisite furnishings and cozy beds with custom made mattresses. The bathrooms are huge and extravagant with a large shower and a separate soaking tub. They are supplied with cherished Molton Brown of London bath products. Oh, and did I mention the cozy slippers and soft bathrobes?
The rooms are kept extremely clean, and the staff comes by not once, but twice daily to keep things tidy. Their morning visit is used to perform the normal cleaning and provide new towels and supplies. Then in the evening, they return with another supply of fresh towels and to perform their nightly turn down service with chocolates. And don’t worry about making your own coffee in the morning. Every floor of the Inn has its own convenient coffee service that includes tea and hot chocolate. Just step outside your room for a steaming cup.
Breakfast, served each morning in the Tartan Room, includes freshly made omelets just as you like them. Be sure to eat outside on the Fountain Terrace with a view of the courtyard, Harbour Town Golf Links and the stunning Low Country landscape.
Guests who love sports and the outdoors will want to plan for a day or two on one of the beautiful golf courses or tennis courts. Sea Pines Racquet Club was ranked by Tennis Magazine as one of America’s top tennis destinations. The first two hours each day are complimentary on their 23 clay courts. Also available are three fabulous golf courses right on the resort. Harbor Town Golf Links is considered a “must play” course. Heron Point and Ocean Course are also in high demand. They are all centered around ancient gnarled hardwoods trees, salt water marshes and lagoons.
Harbor Town is within the resort and just a short walk from the Inn. There they have an abundance of restaurants and shopping opportunities, a lighthouse and art gallery. Recreation at Harbour Town includes charter fishing, bike riding, outdoor activities, day camps for kids, a town pool, cruises and a marina. Water sports include jet skiing, parasailing, water skiing and sailing.
As a lodging guest of The Sea Pines Resort in Hilton Head, you will receive valuable discounts and charging privileges within the diverse restaurants of the resort while using your Lighthouse Card. Though the only dining opportunities at The Inn at Harbor Town are breakfast and evening cordial service at The Tartan Room, there are many restaurants within The Sea Pines Resort that will satisfy a blended assortment of appetites. The Harbour Town Grill and the Surfside Grill feature char-grilled steaks, chicken and seafood, while The Harbour Town Bakery and Cafe has lighter fare with breakfast, pastries, panini, pizza and salads. The Quarterdeck serves lunch, dinner and specialty cocktails with live entertainment. And that is just for starters. There are many other dining opportunities close by.
The staff at the Inn at Harbour Town is second to none. Most of them are young British and Scottish travelers who are there to learn the hospitality industry. Don’t be too surprised when they call you by name after the first day or two. They strive to make your stay at the Inn the best experience you’ve ever had. Your stay at this wonderful inn will certainly become one of your favored vacation memories.
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Reviewed January 11, 2010 / Stars
“The Inn at Harbour Town – Sea Pines Resort is constantly rated among the best places to stay in Hilton Head, SC by visitors from all over the world. Get an insider’s review of what makes this Hilton Head hotel so amazing!”
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