How it Ranks: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Resort ranks #1 out of 37 Hilton Head Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the USA.
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Our Take: Some see Bluffton, S.C. as the gateway into Hilton Head Island, which is just eight miles farther east. But this quaint town is also rife with opportunities to explore the South Carolina Lowcountry. And for recent visitors, there's no better place to make your home base then the alluring Inn at Palmetto Bluff. You don't even need to leave the resort premises to enjoy the culture—the property's screened-in shabby-chic porches are a prime setting to enjoy a Carolina sunset; you can dine on the area's freshest seafood at the inn's River House Restaurant; and you can experience some of the South's trademark charm from the ever-present staff. There are 50 cottages and cottage suites to choose from at Palmetto, each boasting pine flooring, a fireplace, and Italian bed linens. There's also a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course on-site, as well as alligator-spotting excursions, day trips to Daufuskie Island, and marshland kayaking in the surrounding area. The Inn at Palmetto Bluff sits on Village Park Square, right along the May River (about two hours south of Charleston, and a little over half an hour north of Savannah).
Location & Top Nearby Hotels
Of 37 hotels in Hilton Head, 37 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Hilton Head. The four closest to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, An Auberge Resort are shown on the map below. These include The Sea Pines Resort's Inn at Harbour Town (7.3 miles) and Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort (10.8 miles).