Montage Palmetto Bluff

477 Mount Pelia Rd | Bluffton, SC 29910  [SEE MAP]Bluffton, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Spacious rooms and numerous on-site restaurants and activities
Daily resort fee
Some see Bluffton, South Carolina, 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 low country. And for recent visitors, there's no better place to make your home base than the alluring Montage 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 Canoe Club and experience some of the South's trademark charm from the ever-present and accommodating staff members. Guests can choose to stay in a room within the main house, or within a private cottage. 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. (Though the resort also charges a $40 daily resort fee.) The Montage Palmetto Bluff sits on Village Park Square, right along the May River (about 95 miles south of Charleston and around 20 miles northeast of Savannah).
Bluffton, SC
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 152 rooms
Primary View
River, Neighborhood
Traditional, Opulent



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews

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With Spanish moss dripping from low-lying oak branches and egrets soaring overhead, life at this plantation-style luxury resort seems to move at the pace of a deep-southern drawl. But the many diversions — a Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, fly-fishing, spa treatments, naturalist-led alligator 'hunts' — sequestered on 20,000 acres of South Carolina coastal marshland leave little time for ennui.

Condé Nast Traveler


The resort, which recently underwent a massive renovation—the addition of 150 rooms and suites, retail outlets, and restaurants, plus a 13,000-square-foot spa, pool, and fitness center—sits on a rugged little slice of land surrounded by forests and freshwater rice fields—but its manners are polished to a high shine, and guests consistently praise the impeccable Southern-style service.



The spa, among the best in the country, puts you close to heaven with its pampering treatments. Dinner at its River House Restaurant is definitely worth an excursion from Hilton Head.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 964 have reviewed the Montage Palmetto Bluff, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 964 reviews 4.5 (based on 964 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Accommodations range from rooms within the main inn or guest house to private cottages. Standard rooms feature either a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds and include amenities like smart TVs, separate showers and soaking tubs, Wi-Fi access and custom toiletries. Some cottages and rooms boast fireplaces and balconies.
  • $40 resort fee
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Two bikes provided for free use with each cottage
Nightly resort fee$40

Standard room size385 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Montage Palmetto Bluff is part of a 20,000-acre development that includes residences and the May River Golf Club. Guests can explore the property by bike or golf cart. A 25-mile drive from the beaches of Hilton Head Island, the inn is close enough for jaunts but far enough from the crowds to preserve the resort’s tranquility.
  • Located about 25 miles east of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
  • Daily water shuttle to Harbor Town on Hilton Head Island
  • Cadillac vehicles available for guests to use for the day free of charge
  • 24-hour valet parking ($25)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (free)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Canoe Club focuses on local seafood and farm-fresh fare, such as May River oysters on the half shell and sweet potato conch chowder. The River House Lounge serves a mix of seafood and contemporary Southern dishes. Buffalo’s is the spot for breakfast or a casual lunch. Octagon Bar & Gathering Place serves shareable bites and cocktails, and Cole's serves traditional Southern-style fare inside or outside on its veranda. Fore & Aft serves light fare through the morning to the afternoon.
  • In-room dining available 24 hours
  • The Canteen is the place for coffee, picnic fare and groceries to restock the cottage refrigerator

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


Umbrella-shaded lounge chairs surround the Canoe Club pool, which is a good spot for laps or lounging. There’s also a childrens pool, a fitness pool and a hot tub. Across the resort at River House, there is a hot tub and an Olympic-length lap pool.
  • At the Canoe Club pool, lunch and drinks are served poolside seasonally
  • The Canoe Club pool attendants provide towels, sunscreen and water
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The Spa Montage incorporates elements of the surrounding Palmetto Bluff landscape and low country culture into such treatments as the pluff mud wrap. Several treatments can be performed in guest cottages.
  • Spa is open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fountain of Youth menu offers manicures, pedicures and facials for guests 15 and younger

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


The resort offers a variety of "Montage Merit" badges for kids to collect, which range from roasting a s'more to riding a horse. There is also an assortment of treehouses for children to explore. Paintbox is a camp that is designed for children 5 to 12 years old. Activities include golf, arts and crafts and exploring the resort's nature trails.
  • Camps are offered seasonally
  • The concierge can assist with babysitting referrals.
  • Paintbox costs $70 for a half day and $100 for a full day
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


There are two fitness clubs in the development. The Canoe Club facility features cardio and strength-training equipment. Its movement studio offers free Pilates, yoga and cycling classes as well as evening meditations. The River House fitness center is open 24 hours and features cardio and strength-training equipment. The Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club features eight Har-Tru tennis courts and two bocce courts.
  • Two bikes are provided free of charge at each cottage
  • Longfield Stables has indoor and outdoor arenas as well as 15 miles of equestrian trails
  • The Palmetto Bluff Shooting Club has 15 clay shooting sites throughout a 40-acre forest
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


The resort offers 16,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Wilson Ballroom which can be made into four separate spaces, and the Oak Ballroom which has an outdoor veranda. There are also two executive boardrooms and three additional meeting rooms. The resort also hosts receptions and other events at venues ranging from a 60-foot yacht to the Wilson Lawn & Racquet Club. A 24-hour business center has computer workstations and printers.
  • The two boardrooms can each host up to 16 guests
  • The sun-filled Oak Ballroom and its veranda can accommodate up to 185 guests

Number of meeting rooms9

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


Pets are welcome for a $100 nonrefundable fee per stay. Dog bowls and pet beds are provided.
  • Pet owners must indicate they are bringing a pet at the time they make a reservation
  • The concierge can assist with referrals for dog walking and pet-sitting services
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


The 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course winds through the May River Forest and features eco-friendly Paspalum on its fairways and boxes. Practice facilities include a 5-acre short-game area with three regulation-sized greens.
  • Caddy service is required for each round
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


The hotel offers a variety of indoor and outdoor wedding venues. The Waterside Chapel offers May River views through its arched windows. The Wine Cellar and its 4,000 bottles provide an elegant backdrop for smaller receptions. The Village Green is the largest outdoor venue.
  • Reception menus source from local and organic purveyors and celebrate the southern culinary traditions
  • The Moreland Landing venue can host traditional oyster roasts for receptions
  • The resort's 60-foot Grace Yacht can host events of up to 24 guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity500

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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