The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

476 Mount Pelia Road | Bluffton, SC 29910 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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  • Fitness Center
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How it Ranks: The Inn at Palmetto Bluff 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.

Our Take: Some see Bluffton, S.C., as the gateway into Hilton Head Island, which is just 8 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 than 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 experience some of the South's trademark charm from the ever-present staff. There are 50 cottages and suites to choose from at this property, each boasting pine flooring, a fireplace, a wet bar 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).

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 37 hotels in Hilton Head, six are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Hilton Head. The five closest to The Inn at Palmetto Bluff are shown on the map below. These include The Sea Pines Resort's Inn at Harbour Town (7.3 miles) and Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (10.4 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Inn at Palmetto Bluff is 8.6 miles from the #1 ranked Hilton Head attraction, Harbour Town. Of the six top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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