The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

476 Mount Pelia Road | Bluffton, SC 29910 [See Map]
#1 in Best Hilton Head Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

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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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

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 190 guests have reviewed the The Inn at Palmetto Bluff, giving it a rating of 5.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 5.0 (based on 190 reviews)

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The Inn at Palmetto Bluff

476 Mount Pelia Road | Bluffton, SC 29910 [See Full Map]