Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort Review

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23 Ocean Lane, Hilton Head SC 29928
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Editor’s Review of Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

In the midst of a $17 million-renovation, the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort not only offers 323 studio suites (the largest resort accommodations on the island), but perhaps the biggest bang for your buck for bustling families. Part of the impressive Palmetto Dunes community, the Omni Hilton Head has just completed the first phase of their renovation, with the second phase set to begin in late 2013. Mums the word yet on what renovations will be in the second phase, but if the first round is any indication, it is sure to be impressive. The first phase includes the renovation of the family and adult pools and the poolside Buoy Bar, the addition of lush landscaping that creates a lagoon-like setting, extending the outdoor decks of the popular ... more restaurant HH Prime and the Palmetto Market, and the expansion of the Ocean Tides Spa, which now offers a full service salon.

The resort boasts a pristine private beach, easy access to championship golf and tennis, and a true gem for nature lovers -- the leisurely 11-mile lagoon at Palmetto Dunes. This serene cove is the picture-perfect spot to whittle away the afternoon while kayaking, canoeing or even take a whirl at stand-up paddle boarding across the calm waters.
Our Editor Loves
  • Spacious rooms with kitchenettes
  • Toddler-friendly pool and convenient beach access
  • Pet-friendly policy (under 50 pounds)
Family Interests
  • Beach
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Cribs
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Pool
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The property's 295 Studio Suites, eight Traditional Suites and 20 Luxury First Floor and Oceanfront Suites all include mini-kitchens with granite countertops, separate dining rooms and private balconies, which makes it the perfect home away from home for families. King bed studio suites include a sleeper sofa, and you may request a twin bed rollaway at an additional cost per night for any of the rooms; just be sure to book it with your reservation to ensure availability. The Omni does provide complimentary pack-n-play cribs, so you can have a bit more room in the car for all those beach toys and boogie boards.

If you are in the mood to splurge for more room, nab up one of the first floor oceanfront suites that offer more than 1,000 square feet of space, a separate living area, bedroom and dining area, with extra large balconies for your whole brood.
Even if luxury isn't in the budget, don't sweat it. Our whole family agreed that we loved the Omni's Hilton Head Resort's studio suites. For one, they're spacious at 530 square feet, offering multiple comfortable chairs and a small kitchenette with a dinette table, refrigerator, microwave, sink and cupboards stocked with dishes. It's easily comfortable with a family of four. Also, there are two vanities, one in the bathroom and another just outside the door, so multiple people can get ready with a reasonable amount of privacy. The only things that missed the mark were the shower and tub, which could use some modernizing, and the trashcans, which may be trendy, but are frustratingly small. But despite those minor flaws, the room was perfect for a bustling family on a budget.

Insider Tip: Request a room in the South Lodging Center, as it is closer to both the family pools and the spa.


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