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Montage Palmetto Bluff

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Montage is one of the very few hotels or resorts that really exceeded my expectations. Incredible service, beautiful and very spacious rooms, a phenomenal place to relax. Some very unique dining venues, all with excellent food. The setting is perfect for runners and bikers with miles of trails through forest and along the water. Spring for a cottage if you can afford it.

We have been here a few times now for a business meeting and each year it keeps getting better! They have now added "The Inn" in addition to the River House and cottages. It is a significant STEP-UP with additional pool areas AND the spa has expanded. My spouse thought it was one of the best ever. The service continues to be fantastic. The rooms are UNBELIEVABLE! FIVE PLUS stars! I rounded up to five stars but it is about a 4.8 with only one downgrade -- gnats! Do not come during when the weather changes. I recommend PB when it is cool or cold.

My family vacationed there this past week. The Inn itself is based on a post civil war mansion the WilsonPlantation. The cottages we stayed in did not allow for any vehicles , electric or gas, you had to take a attended electric shuttle everywhere, not so bad this time of year but when they get busy expect a long wait. The food at Canoe left a lot to be desired, their “ special “ chicken, everyone talked about was tough and dried out, the waiter did take it off the bill even though I asked him not to. The staff at the Inn, cart drivers, recreation personnel were incredible in their attendance. Pool side staff acted as if they were too busy even though we were 4 of 8 at the pool. It was an incredible experience with I consider a few rough spots, the personnel made me want to go back again.

Stayed in the Inn for three days. Room was lovely. To a person, everyone that worked at the hotel aimed to make our stay pleasant. The well manicured grounds invited a stroll, jog or bike ride. Our group had two very nice catered meals -- one in the chapel and one in the Porches building. Lunch (Southern BLT -- more like a club sandwich) and breakfast (buffet highlight: sticky buns) at Buffalo's were fabulous. There are three events each day at various locaitons -- hot cocoa/cider and cookies midafternoon, hot appetizer (shrimp and grits, oysters, or hopping john) at 5, gourmet marshmallow s'mores in the evening. Takes about 10 minutes to leave the grounds by car so most off site dining is 20-30 minutes away. About an hour to Hilton Head.

The Montage Palmetto Bluff is one of my FAVORITE places. The staff is top notch, the rooms are comfortable, the beds are fluffy (and huge), the food is absolutely phenomenal. A few recommendations are: 1. Get the BLT at Buffalos 2. Stay in the Cottages rather than the Inn if possible 3. Make a reservation at Canoe Club and try all the drinks 4. Converse with the guys that drive the golf carts around, they are the best 5. Visit during the Winter, because the summer is SCORCHING

This restaurant is away from the Palmetto Bluff "town center" and inside the inn. Very good food and menu. Lots of windows make the property very bright and its location on the May River puts it away from the crowd. Service was excellent and matched by the quality of the food. We were there for lunch. Enjoyed the limited but well chosen menu. Would recommend this restaurant as a destination for lunch. About 40 minutes from Harbortown but well worth the drive. Enjoy the spacious grounds before or after the meal.

There is plenty of everything here with no pressure to be/do/keep up. The staff is friendly and "normal" to deal with but equipped to anticipate and meet your needs before you know you have them. There are four dogs who help run the property and they are excellent company. (If you're not a dog person they are inconspicuous. If you are a dog person you'll love their vibe.) There are at least 4 pools, several gyms, great food, free s'mores and lots of fires at night. Great bike paths. Perfect beds and bedding in the luxurious rooms. Fun activities like biking and hiking and kayaking and golfing and fishing and shooting. Or you can just sit on a porch or another porch or by the pool or a rocking chair. Go to Bluffton for some casual cute shopping.

Palmetto Bluff is by far and away a must see/do. Each employee exudes a natural confidence and pride in their property and these stood out above all others: Pat & Jody, Thomas, Carolina at the Front Desk, Bob the Shuttle Driver, Anthony the Chef, Kimberly the Chocolitier, Guy the Bartender, Kerry Ann at Buffalos, Cat & Samoy at Canoe **, DeAndrea, Roy and Ana at the pool -- all star hospitality professionals! However, above all I have to congratulate Nate at the valet for providing the most impressive performance of all -You are amazing. Thanks to all for your special attention to detail and true southern hospitality.

Stayed at the Montage for three nights the area for houses several months ago. The staff is well trained and gave us good service. The Montage itself, is fairly new so the amenities were top drawer with no discernible wear. The hotel is located in secure residential community, Palmetto Bluff. Consequently there is a lot to do both in the development as well as the surrounding areas, Hilton Head and Beaufort, let alone Savannah which is just a 30 minute drive away. Finally, the restaurants that are on property are run by the Montage, so the service and food were excellent. We highly recommend the hotel and its location.

Stopped by to see this beautiful resort and stayed for dinner. What a surprising spot. We ate at the bar as we were too late for a reservation. The food was amazing and the staff very inviting. We will go back again. 8

477 Mount Pelia Road Bluffton SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Marina
  • Spa

Located in Palmetto Bluff, Montage Palmetto Bluff is 10.8 mi (17.4 km) from Heyward House Historic Center. This 198-room, 5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a golf course, and a marina. On a river, the resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Tanger Outlets Hilton Head.


This resort is home to 5 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Montage Palmetto Bluff's 198 rooms are recently renovated and provide fireplaces, coffee makers, and free bottled water. LED TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Ceiling fans, safes, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

Awarded Conde Nast Top 100 List status in 2016, Montage Palmetto Bluff features a golf course, a marina, and a full-service spa. Valet parking is available for USD 25.00 per night, and there's also limo/town car service. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury resort include 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and a fitness center.

Room options

Cottage (Forest View)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, Lagoon View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage Suite, 1 King Bed, River View

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 725 reviews