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Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island
Ranked #16 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My traveling companion and I were pleased to find this hotel within a 10 minutes walking distance to one of the few public beaches on Hilton Head. The hotel setup is different from other Holiday Inns I've stayed at, in that check-in, breakfast, and the work out room are in one building (at 2 Tanglewood Drive), and the hotel itself is just down the road at 10 Tanglewood Drive. The hotel is surrounded by private condos, but was very nice. There is a shuttle that runs back and forth between the hotel and the breakfast building, but it was close enough for us to walk back and forth every day of our stay (we're both over 60 and in reasonably good health. The breakfast is always good, especially the warm cinnamon rolls. There is also a shopping plaza near by with lots of gift shots, beach shops, restaurants, and ice cream parlors. The public beach has a bath room and changing facilities, and a walkway down onto the sand. Our hotel room bathroom was a little strange, in that the sink was not in the same room with the toilet, but the price for the room was reasonable, and the location was great. At the hotel, there is also a woman at a table with island literature, so we took advantage of being able to ask a local what to do in the area.

Room Tip: Our room overlooked the "lagoon", but we didn't have a balcony, as other rooms did. W...
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with friends
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RTAM1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate Elaine S of your review on TripAdvisor with your stay the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Head Island, SC.

As everyone states, Location-Location-Location as the Hotel is as you stated walking distance to Coligny Beach, Shopping and Restaurants. As noted we do offer Shuttle service to our Breakfast as many Guests like yourself choose to take the short walk to soak in the beauty of the landscaping and seeing our wildlife.

Like you many agree that Breakfast is always good and yes the "cinnamon rolls".

We would enjoy serving you once again when travel brings you back to our beautiful Island,

Happy Holiday's,

Ron Tamburri
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

This property was nice and quiet. The bed was comfortable and I enjoyed the peaceful sleep. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Loved the pancake making machine. Just place your plate by it and it does all the work. Loved the cinnamon rolls!

Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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RTAM1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are very appreciative Denetra S of your review on TripAdvisor with regards to your stay with us the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Head Island, SC.

We are delighted to know you had a peaceful sleep and that our bedding made for that peace along with enjoying our as you stated a "delicious, plentiful" Breakfast. Yes the "cinnamon rolls" and the pancake machine are always enjoyed by our Guests.

When travel brings you back to the Island we would be honored to serve you once again!

Happy Holidays,

Ron Tamburri
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stayed at the hotel for two nights (a Friday and a Saturday). It was ok. The room was decent. Coffee maker, microwave, hair dryer, iron, safe. It was good for two nights, but not sure if I would want to stay longer. Our balcony faced the parking lot, and it was very noisy.

Room Tip: Try to stay away from a parking lot balcony - very noisy.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Elaine D
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RTAM1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank You Elaine D for your review on TripAdvisor and your experience with us the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Head Island, SC.

We are delighted that you chose to stay with us and wish you reported that the location of your room as it did not meet your expectations as we could have possibly provided a more pleasant and relaxing experience.

We truly hope we are allowed to have you as a return Guest and reach out to us to provide the stay you deserve.

Sincerely,

Ron Tamburri
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a typical Holiday Inn Express. Our accommodations were roomy with nice beds, towels, & toiletries. The hot breakfast was good & plentiful. Our stay went very well. Our only criticism was that the front desk staff never provided any local tourist information that could have made our stay more enjoyable. The island is intentionally kept muted, as far as lighting goes, to help with the animal habitats. It is a confusing place to get around. The detailed maps were out of sight. Even when we asked for directions to a locale, a verbal explanation was given with a "you can't miss it" reply. Just handing us a map would have answered all our questions. That being said, BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE LOCAL, DETAILED MAP UPON CHECK-IN!!!

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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RTAM1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank You L-WOW for your review on TripAdvisor with regards to your stay with us the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Head Island, SC.

We are delighted that you found your accommodations to your liking and that you enjoyed our Island that we call Home! Im disappointed that our Front Desk "team" could not provide the information needed as we have plenty of magazines, material to help explore this amazing Island along with the Guest Service Representative located in the Hotel Lobby.

When travel brings you back to the Island we hope we may serve you once again.

Sincerely,

Ron Tamburri
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ended up at this hotel because a hurricane changed our original beach plans in Florida, so we booked here last minute. The price was right and the reviews were decent. Overall we don't regret it but are not likely to return.

The hotel had a big renovation recently that updated a lot of things, but not everything. The pool is OK, but there are no bathrooms around it. The hotel hallways are open to the elements, so our door was always dripping condensation. The AC in the room didn't seem to care what the thermostat was set to- it was always either an ice box or too hot. The TV in the room is huge, and the decor is modern. The room space is a bit cramped- we had a rollaway bed and had to stack furniture in the room in order to squeeze the rollaway in between a bed and the outside wall. The door to the balcony was clearly not replaced in the renovation and was extremely difficult to move. It also sat cockeyed so we had to use two people to close it. The lobby is a separate building from the hotel, but not too far. The breakfast was very good, but a bit busy.

The hotel is a block from the beach. Not terrible, but a pain to drag all the beach stuff. We ended up driving to the Coligny area so we didnt have to drag stuff so far. The beaches in this area are very nice but fairly crowded.

There was a Palmera 'vacation club' presentation rep in the hotel lobby who promised me it wasn't a timeshare and we would get a guaranteed two night stay at a beachfront property for attending a vacation presentation. Neither were true- we did the presentation and the sales rep told me it is DEFINITELY a timeshare and that the two nights are space available at a limited subset of properties. We had to pay a $20 deposit when we arranged the presentation that they promised to refund, but they instead gave us a visa gift card in return. The pitch wasn't too high pressure but they do bring you to another person to apply more pressure when you say no. No matter how nice these vacation club people seem (here or elsewhere), they are shady and tell you whatever you want to hear so they make their commission.

This hotel is a good place to stay if you want a reasonable value for an OK stay. If you are looking for a 'nice' place, I recommend looking around a little further.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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RTAM1, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor with regards to your stay at the Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Head Island, SC.

You are correct that the Hotel has been renovated and appreciated by many of our Guests. Adding a roll-away to a two queen room will not provide adequate space as on your next visit reach out to us so that we can provide adjoining rooms for all your Guests.

We do offer a free Shuttle during Breakfast hours from the Hotel to the reception area as many do enjoy the short walk to observe the grounds with it's beautiful nature surroundings. During Peak Seasons (Memorial Day through Labor Day) the Shuttle also provides service to and from the Beach, Shopping and restaurants but please note we do offer staff operated 12 passenger carts for your service.

The Guest Service Representatives in the Hotel Lobby are only there to offer their services for dining, activities, shopping as you are never obligated to particpate into a agreement to purchase as that is optional by the Guest!

We do hope that we are allowed to have you as a return Guest when travel takes you back to Hilton Head Island, SC.

Sincerely,

Ron Tamburri
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island

Address: 2 Tanglewood Dr, Hilton Head, SC 29928-6244 (Formerly Quality Inn South Forest Beach)
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#11 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range: ₹ 4,435 - ₹ 15,683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hilton Head Island 2.5*
Number of rooms: 153
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our resort style hotel offers 153 rooms with either a King Bed or 2 Queen Beds and many rooms additionally have sleeper sofas. All rooms have a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig Coffee Machine, Iron/Ironing board, free Wifi, additional plugs for electronic devices, 49" Flat Screen TVs, Programmable in room Safe, individually controlled air conditioning and heat, telephone and a radio alarm clock. Fully ADA compliant rooms are available upon request. Check in at our newly renovated Registration building just off South Forest Beach Drive and then just a short drive to the rooms building overlooking our wildlife lagoon and pool. Our entire complex is just a short stroll to Hilton Head's famous beach, Coligny Plaza with its shops and restaurants, the BiLo Plaza, and Van der Meer Tennis Center. Located just 45 minutes from Savannah Hilton Head International airport, 20 minutes from the Tanger Outlets and 15 minutes from Hilton Head Island Airport. We look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Comfort Inn South Forest Beach Hotel Hilton Head
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