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Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My family and I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Hilton Head Island, SC, and enjoyed a wonderful 4 days. Everything is new and clean, the staff is eager to help and please the guests, and the location is ideal. It is NOT directly on the beach, but definitely within walking distance, and if you prefer, there is a shuttle that is always available to take you to the beach or to the shops. The shops and restaurants are also within walking distance. The pool may appear to be small, at first glance, but it was fine for my children, ages 13, 11, and 9. The water temperature was warm, too. The pool area is clean, safe, and private. The breakfast hours are very reasonable and the food is good, especially since the price is included with your room. We will certainly be staying there again. We preferred the Express to the Holiday Inn Beach House which is very close, and where we have stayed many times over the past 17 years.

This hotel is a great choice, very close to the beach and Coligny shops. You get a hot breakfast every morning and the convenience of a grocery store and bike rentals within a stone's throw. The hotel staff was kind and helpful and genuinely seemed to care that our stay was a pleasant one. We will definitely stay there again in the future.

The hotel is conviently located to the beach, shops, and great food. Our hotel room was large and spacious enough to accommodate our family of five comfortably. Pool area was clean and well maintained. Room was very clean and had everything we needed. We utilized the weekly bike rental that was conveniently located by the hotel office building and rode our bikes to breakfast each morning, to the beach, and to the nearby shops and restaurants. Can't wait to stay here again.

The hotel is not convenient, you have to check in then drive to the hotel. (Also, the gross/fake free breakfast is where you check in). We had hair all in our tub, no wifi and no washcloths in our room. The front desk staff got on a personal phone call when we walked up to check in and made us wait for her to finish her call. The manager was very rude to us as well. The rooms are muggy and wet feeling. Don't stay here.

Wow! What a beautiful property! It was very interesting that the check in and breakfast was a separate building but the walk in the morning was nice! Our first morning we saw an alligator in the lagoon. That was super cool for our kids. The breakfast layout probably should be rearranged. There was a whole counter that wasn't being utilized. I also love how they have a quiet time. It was quiet when we went to bed and stayed quiet all night. I would for sure stay here again! The staff was super sweet and accommodating as well. They gave us a late check out of 12.

I loved our room: comfortable, lots of pillows (even a firm one!), great furniture with electric outlets designed well, all the amenities. Our room was clean, quite, well serviced. The breakfast was nice, with the exception that the egg dishes were not very good, but the cinnamon rolls were great! Be aware that the reception/check in is NOT in the building with the rooms, which we found out the hard way when our GPS had delivered us to the rooms. But after you get the "hang of it", it works fine. The walk to breakfast is very easy -- about 5 minutes. I would stay there again.

The welcoming staff, the location within walking distance to the beach and the many restaurants nearby make this a great place for a holiday. The hotel will provide transportation to the complimentary breakfast if needed (hotel is a short walk to reception) and to the beach (about 4 blocks). We had car trouble and they assisted us with check-in until AAA arrived. There are alligator signs and we saw one, but that is typical on the island, but beware.

The room was much smaller than described, safe would not lock. Maintenance came in the first night and said it would be fixed he next day. Day 3 still no locked safe. Free Wifi????? Iphone would not log in, so I called front desk and then had to call an 800 number and 45 minutes on the phone finally we have WIFI. Had to turn the bathroom light on in the hallway.

Spent two nights at this hotel. Recently renovated, bed was very comfortable, nice touches in the room including coffee, frig, microwave and really large screen tv. The staff was very friendly and helpful when I left my key in the room. The breakfast was well stocked with quality food and staff was there cleaning tables and greeting guests. Very cos to beach and Coligny Plaza. I would stay at this hotel again.

Stayed here last weekend with my girlfriend in room 408 from June 14-17th. When we were relaxing we noticed some blue candy on the comforter and were really grossed out since we hadnt eaten any. We put the sheets on the floor the very next morning hoping the housekeeper would change them. That night we were laying down and again on another side there it was again! ( THE BLUE CANDY) That means the housekeeper dragged the dirty sheets from the floor and remade our beds. My girlfriend has very sensitive skin and let's be honest that is very disgusting. When I noticed again I made a call to the front desk who quickly sent someone up, this time we were still in the room while the bed was being made the other housekeeper attempted to put yet another dirty, stained comforter on the bed and was trying to find ways to hide it until I said something. She went and got another clean one (I hope) and made up the bed. I was so uncomfortable there because I honestly think the sheets are not changed between guest and that's very unsanitary.I am not sure what the hotel's policy is but for those that don't know this, as humans we lose a pint of sweat while we sleep every night. It is very important to be hygienic and to take guest health seriously.

2 Tanglewood Drive Hilton Head Island SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island places you within a 10-minute stroll of Coligny Beach and Coligny Plaza. This hotel has 153 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Hilton Head Island and also a short walk from Coligny Theater and Legendary Golf.


Free buffet breakfast is offered each morning.


All of Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island's 153 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Safes, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free beach shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include 4 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Standard Room

Twin 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Room, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

51% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 119 reviews