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Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Great rooms and great service as always in a Disney resort. It has a great location with no access to the beach, but it does have a shuttle service that will take you directly to it. it is not as glamorous as the other DVC resorts, but still just a perfect place to spend a weekend.

I’ve been a DVC member for years and hadn’t made the trip to this property until now. What an amazingly serene and calm property. I had one of the most relaxing and enjoyable vacations I can remember. Staff were everything you’d expect from Disney. We rented bikes and rode to the beach house. This location is simply magical. We stayed 5 nights, still so much left to do..... we will be back! BTW- Savannah is a short hour away and a relaxing drive in itself.

My wife and I had tried to get in here for the past few years. As DVC members we were finally successful and were here the first week of May 2018. We did not know what to expect but were blown away by this resort. Granted there are pros and cons to staying here. I will break down my review as much as possible. Location: The resort is located off the main Parkway that bisects the island and is in the Shelter Cove Marina area. It is not on the beach but actually a marsh area. The marina area offers may shops and restaurants within walking distance to the resort. The resort is basically in the middle of the island and is within a few minutes of may restaurants. There is a Kroger less than a mile away if you need a quick stop for any food or beverage items. Food: There is no onsite restaurant but the pool area offers a walk-up counter service that serves Breakfast and Lunch items. They also offer refillable mugs. The Live Oak Lodge offers Tea and Coffee in the mornings and Lemonade in the afternoon and Evenings free of charge. The Mercantile Shop has a limited amount of food items. It is located in the pool area. Beach House: The Beach House is located a short drive from the resort. Exit the resort and travel across Wm Hilton Parkway down Queens Folly Rd into Palmetto Dunes. If you drive you need to show your Parking Permit from the resort. Bear to the right and follow the signs. The Beach House is on the left. A covered parking area is available, first come first served. There is a pool and a onsite restaurant which operates 11am-3pm with a limited menu. The pool bar was only open Fri-Sun, not sure if this is seasonal. There is a shuttle that runs from the resort to the Beach House that was operating from 10am-5pm while we were there. Accommodations: My wife booked us a one bedroom villa. We were in room 1221 which was next to the Live Oak Lodge. Second floor with elevator access. The view however was obstructed by trees and Spanish Moss. The room however was great. Large open living area with a couch and chair that both made into beds. Large master suite with King sized bed. Full kitchen with stainless steel refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher. Large TV in main area and smaller flat screen in bedroom. Larger Tub big enough for two. Nice shower. Full size washer and dryer, not the stack able like at many DVC resorts. Everything DVC members have come to expect in a One Bedroom Villa. Recreation/Pool: The pool area is nice basically toward the back side of the resort. Lounge chairs and tables with umbrellas and 4 chairs as found at most Disney resorts. The resort pool has Lifeguards the Beach House does not. There is a Community Hall and they offer afternoon pool activities and games as found at other Disney resorts. There is a Recreation Office/Booth near the pool for rental of such things as bikes an kayaks. I believe I saw bikes were like $35/week with the DVC discount. I am a golfer and my son and I wanted to play golf. The Disney site claims they have discounts with local courses but beware it is with only 3 courses and they are located at Palmetto Dunes. My son and I played the Fazio course over at Palmetto Dunes after 2pm for around $42.00/per person with cart. There are may other cheaper places to play in the are, it is Hilton Head and there is plenty of golf. Parking: As I said we stayed in building 12 and we were able to park under the Live Oak Lodge. This is near Cottages 11,12 and 13. Marina: The resort is located across form Shelter Cove Marina. There are many boats here. Shelter Cove offers many Restaurants and Shops. Scott's Fish Market and Bar are located here. The Marina is a short walk across a bridge to the Marina. Staff: All the staff we encountered were friendly and helpful. In summary. This is a wonderful resort in a great location with a lot to do and see.

I run out of superlatives when talking about Disney’s Hilton Head Resort. Everything is great. It’s open and airy, snuggled in among huge pines and Spanish mass covered trees, overlooking a marsh, small tasteful 4 unit buildings, decorated to match surroundings and landscaped accordingly. We heard so much about the great customer service, and I must tell you, the amazing staff exceeded our expectations. Everything, and I mean everything is within easy walking distance. The parking is easy and close, with wooden luggage carts nearby. There are hammocks, picnic tables and activity spots nestled among the trees in between almost every building. There is bocce ball, horseshoes, corn hole, shuffleboard, putting green, basketball hoop, and even a butterfly garden. The pool and pool house are centrally located. This is where the Tide Me Over snack bar, and the little store are located. This is where most of our interactions with the staff occurred. Samantha, Savanna, Michelle and Becky all went above and beyond. The way we were treated made us feel like royalty. Oh and by the way, they have a just as pool, a nicer pool house and snack bar at the gorgeous beach!! Awesome!!!

Our annual trip is the greatest!! Great family time and even with teens we seem to get in a groove here relaxing, sunning , and playing bocci!! My favorite Disney place for peace and quite, and most of all family time!

We have stayed at this resort before. But this is the first time we've stayed in the "cabins" that are immediately adjacent to the wetlands. Totally worth the extra price. The beds are extremely comfortable and include a lovely assortment of pillow choices. The view from our porch was lovely and serene. If you're a bird watcher, you'll be in heaven. And, if you're lucky, you'll see dolphins, as well. This was one of our very favorite visits to Hilton Head...all because of our cozy accommodations on the edge of the wetlands.

We stopped here for a few days in November on our way to Disney. Our family vacations here quite often in the summer months and we love it! The setting, the cleanliness of the resort, and the staff really makes you feel special! This is our home away from home, and Disney really delivers on what a “family” vacation is suppose to be. We’ve stayed in the nicest hotels The Ritz, St Regis, etc. but this place is our favorite! This resort always holds a special place in our hearts. Keep it up Disney!

The driveway welcomes you to this serene and beautifully laid out Disney Vacation Club Spot. Disney Hilton Head proves that you don’t have to go to Disney Land or Disney World to enjoy the magic of Disney. A gated community adds to your sense of security. You won’t have to fight over parking space here as there is plenty of parking, to include Handicapped Parking. As soon as you drive up you are greeted by a member of the Disney Staff, all are friendly, courteous, and fun to be around, which adds to your enjoyment during your stay. They were also very knowledgable about the local area and were able to help with recommendations.

We are DVC owners with this resort being our home resort. We stayed here for 2 nights after a cruise in Florida. We had 2 of our sons with us -- 15 and 18. We arrived around 4:00pm. We had reserved a studio and were most happy to see that we had been placed in #1814 which is one of the 5 studios located out on the property and not in the main lodge. It also has a lovely view of the marsh and water from the back porch. The only drawback is that you can sometimes have some loud people above you in the Grand Villas that are located above the studios out on the property. It was a mixed deal for us, heard them early on Thursday evening (they were making lots of noise). We kind of turned up the TV and that seemed to make them aware that there were folks below them. For the remaining few days of our stay all was good. This is a great resort for folks with or without kids. We have stayed here 15 times over the years with our 3 sons most of the time. For perspective, our middle son who is 18 years old was 7 months old the first time we stayed here. It was kind of sad, our 20 year old was in college with a different spring break so he was missing from this stay.....a first for our family. We hung out at the resort pool for both days of our stay. Wife walked down to the beach house on both mornings getting her exercise. This was just a coming down from a cruise vacation stop for us. Workers here are very friendly. We had not been here since August '16 which was prior to Hurricane Matthew that struck the island in the late fall of '16. We felt that we noticed that some of the bigger trees had been affected somewhat. Our unit was in great shape. The bathroom had been updated. The queen size bed was comfortable. Kids found the sleeper sofa to be fine. Disney does a good job with that sort of thing. Carpet was in great shape. We did use the complimentary washers and dryers located in the lodge to wash some of our post-cruise soiled clothes. Overall a great, relaxing stay. Just too short. We are coming back for a tad longer (3 night stay) in early June. Already looking forward to it.

While there is Disney music playing at the pool, you don't see much evidence that this is a Disney property which may be nice for some visitors. The place is great. We had 2 bedroom villas and were pleasantly surprised by the size of the rooms. There was also good kitchen supplies for what we needed. Great to have laundry in the rooms. We used the pool and spa a lot during the visit even though it was chilly for the time of year we were there. Also fun to take advantage of games like foosball and shuffle board around the property. The downside for some could be that you aren't on the ocean although you have access with the Beach House little over a mile away. The kids like the main pool better so we didn't spend much time there. Hope to go back!

22 Harbourside Ln Hilton Head Island SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort places you next to Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and within a 10-minute walk of Pirate's Island Adventure Golf. This 123-room, 3.5-star resort has 3 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near The Village at Wexford and Singleton Beach.


Enjoy dining at Tide Me Over, one of 3 onsite restaurants. At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with cooked-to-order breakfast served for a fee.


All of Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort's 123 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, sofa beds, and microwaves. TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes are also standard.

Property features

Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort features an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and a fitness center. Free self parking and paid valet are available, and there's also a free beach shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this beach resort include a spa tub, an outdoor tennis court, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Deluxe Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 1 Bedroom

Twin 3 | Sleeps 6

Villa, 2 Bedrooms

Twin 5 | Sleeps 10

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1028 reviews