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Marriott's SurfWatch

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Recently stayed at the Marriott Surfwatch in Hilton Head from 11/10 thru 11/17 and loved it ! The buildings, grounds, furnishings, holiday decorations, activities, staff, etc. cannot be beat. We loved it.

Great room like a condo! 3 bedrooms and 3 baths! 3 couples shared very easliy! small balcony Great pool with a kiddie pool, hot tubs, and "squirt foutain". Shuttles to ocean front beach over the dunes/tidal flats. Nice bar/restaurant at the beach! NO bar at poolside. Beach goes on forever and there is a great sand dune which causes the surf to break creating large waves!

Marriott's SurfWatch provides an Autumn Luxury Visit. Marriott's SurfWatch is one of several Marriott Vacation Villas on Hilton Head, and this vacation property offers direct Atlantic Ocean views and access. We note that Marriott is doing on-going maintenance, and the property is spotless.

This Marriott is located in a beautiful spot on a marsh area, and is only a boardwalk away from the beach. The outdoor pools are lovely, and there are lots of daily activities for all to enjoy. My family enjoyed the build your own pizza night, and the low-country boil, both of which are very reasonably priced. On Thursdays, a lady from the Low-country Raptors comes in with a variety of rescue birds and provides the opportunity for an up close education about the birds. My family and I loved seeing owls and vultures up close, and found the presentation very informative. Thank you to the staff for a great stay.

From the moment you check in, you will notice the heigh level of customer service here. Rosa, at the front desk, makes you feel so welcome and is genuinely happy that you are there. She has really made our visits to this resort very special! the resort itself is beautiful. My only complaint is the lack of food choices on property. They really need a poolside grill at the High Tides pool or bring back the Marketplace at the very least!

Stay in the Ocean Vista (ocean front) building, if you can. Beautiful views and the sound of the surf all day. Relaxing for a couple and comfortable with a family. We go back every year and have never tired of this location!!

7 Days of Pure Pleasure. Smaller timeshare by Marriott. Located on Ocean, with in-door and 2 outdoor pools and several amenities. Bratwurst Cookout on Tuesday (free), Low Country Shrimp boil on Wednesday ($10 pp). Several activities every day, and a bar/restaurant on the ocean, exercise room. Staff is well-trained and professional, Resort is well-managed. 2 or 3 BR units are nicely furnished, comfortable with full kitchens. If you want a neat place to cool-out, this will please you.

Full disclosure, I'm a big Marriott fan and very picky. And while there are plenty of Marriott properties to choose from on Hilton Head, Surfwatch wins hands down on so many counts. Beach, perfect. Grounds, stunning. Villas, amazing. Pools, fantastic. Sense of being on vacation, 100%! The only thing I could give them a lower mark on is their location as it's a bit far on bike to the major attractions, but it is only a 20 minute ride to Whole Foods! I've stayed at most of the Marriott villas on the island and this one is my fav. When it comes up on my timeshare getaways, I grab it, drive the 14 hours from door to door and enjoy every second!

Booked an anniversary weekend in HHI. We were cancelled at the Marriott Monarch in Sea Pines with no notice or rescheduling assistance and the Surfwatch could not have been more accommodating! Large updated villa with easy access to beach, local restaurants, and golf. The on-site bar/grille was great too! Would book again!

Typical MVC resort on Hilton Head Island. It has a couple of food and beverage venues and many activities. Parking under the building can be challenging at times. Most units seem to be very up to date and as many as 3BR with pull out sofas too.

10 SurfWatch Way Hilton Head Island SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Pool bar
  • Indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools

Marriott's SurfWatch places you within a leisurely stroll of Adventure Cove and Driessen Beach Park. This 195-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge, and an indoor pool. Also close to this Hilton Head Island hotel are Folly Field Beach Park and Port Royal Golf Club.


Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge.


The 195 air-conditioned accommodations feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and balconies. There's space to spread out with 2 bedrooms, living rooms, and dining areas. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Sofa beds, coffee makers, and free local calls are other standard amenities.

Property features

Marriott's SurfWatch features 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. There's free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide concierge services and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Additional amenities include a health club, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Villa, Balcony, Garden View

King 1 | Queen 4 | Sleeps 10

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Courtyard View (Oceanside/Courtyard View)

King 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 6

Villa, Balcony, Ocean View

King 1 | Queen 4 | Sleeps 10

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 566 reviews