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Park Lane Hotel and Suites 3.0

Hilton Head, Coastal South Carolina, South Carolina

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Pros

  • Within easy driving distance of beaches, golf courses, shops, and restaurants
  • Spacious apartment-style rooms with full kitchens, and flat-screen TVs with HBO
  • Roomy kitchens include full-size appliances, granite countertops, and dinnerware 
  • Serene outdoor pool and whirlpool, lit tennis courts, and small indoor fitness area
  • 24-hour business center with seating, computers, and printer
  • Free Starbucks coffee and tea available in the lobby 
  • Pet friendly (for a fee) with welcome gifts for four-legged guests 
  • Pet-sitting service
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Meeting space for up to 100 people
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • Not on the beach
  • Room decor is dated and shows signs of wear
  • Daily resort fee
  • Bathrooms are small
  • No full restaurant or bar 
  • Small fitness center with limited equipment 
  • A few hotel cats roam the halls (Pro for some)

Bottom Line

The 156-room, mid-range Park Lane Hotel and Suites is situated right off busy William Hilton Parkway, the main drag in Hilton Head. Though the property doesn’t have direct beach access, plenty of beaches, golf courses, shops, and restaurants are within a 10-minute drive. Rooms are spacious -- all are suites -- but dated, showing signs of wear-and-tear. Still they're clean, and have full kitchens, as well as flat-screen TVs with HBO, free Wi-Fi, and private balconies. The property also has a serene outdoor pool and whirlpool, lit tennis courts, a small fitness center, and a business center. A free continental breakfast is served daily, and free Starbucks coffee and tea is available 24 hours. Travelers seeking a hotel by the beach can try The Beach House Resort, which also has a more updated look and an on-site bar and restaurant, but rates tend to be higher.

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Scene

Casual resort hotel with a traditional Southern ambience

While the Park Lane Hotel & Suites may not be the newest kid on the Hilton Head block, this independently run property prides itself on its welcoming Southern charm and relaxed resort ambience. The hotel occupies several cream-colored buildings with white trim, green accents, and slate roofs, and is surrounded by magnolia trees and Spanish moss. The outdoor pool area is serene, with a terraced deck and cushioned seating, while the backyard features old pine trees and Adirondack chairs set around horseshoe pits and picnic tables. The reception area is tasteful but fairly generic with a granite desk, tile floors, and beige walls, but the lobby sitting area, with dark-wood furniture and vintage accents, gets lots of natural light. A soft couch and leather armchairs surround a coffee table and fireplace, an area where guests can relax or mingle. Near the breakfast area, a tidy coffee area serves free Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea under the warm glow of pendant lights. Snacks are put out for guests in the afternoons. The property draws mostly families and couples during the peak summer months, with golfers visiting more frequently in the spring and fall. The hotel should appeal most to travelers seeking a traditional, Southern ambience.

Location

Conveniently located within easy driving distance of beaches, wildlife parks, restaurants, golf courses, and shopping

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Although the Park Lane Hotel and Suites is situated along William Hilton Parkway, one of Hilton Head’s busiest main roads, it’s set back from the highway in a lightly wooded area away from the traffic. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. With its easy access to the main road, the location is convenient, although it's not on the beach. Coligny Beach, a six-minute drive from the hotel, is the closest. The hotel can arrange for bike rentals for guests who would like to cycle to the beach. Several golf courses, wildlife parks, restaurants, and shopping areas are within easy driving distance from the hotel. 

  • Three-minute drive to Palmetto Dunes Golf Courses 
  • Three-minute drive to grocery store (Fresh Market)
  • Four-minute drive to Shelter Cove Towne Center (shopping)
  • Six-minute drive to Coligny Beach
  • Six-minute drive to Chaplin Community Park
  • Six-minute drive to Van der Meer Tennis University
  • Seven-minute drive to Driessen Beach Park 
  • Eight-minute drive to Folly Field Beach
  • 10-minute drive to Hilton Head Airport
  • 12-minute drive to Harbour Town Golf Links
  • 60-minute drive to Savannah Historic District
  • 60-minute drive to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport

Rooms

Spacious but dated apartment-style suites with full kitchens and flat-screen TVs with HBO

While the 156 rooms at the Park Lane Hotel and Suites could use some updating, all are spacious and include full kitchens. Rooms -- all suites -- come in three sizes: Bi-Level Lofts with an upper sleeping area and a lower kitchen and sitting area, and two Studio Suites, one with a king bed and the other with two queen beds. All rooms have sofa beds and private balconies, and the kitchens are large with granite counter tops, cabinets stocked with tableware, and full-size stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, and dishwashers.

Rooms include green-patterned wall-to-wall carpeting, coordinating (but dated) beige-and-green comforters, dark-wood furniture, and red sofas and chairs. Cream-colored or light-yellow walls meet white stucco ceilings, while generic wood-framed art adorns the walls. Rooms show signs of wear-and-tear, and while most guests find them clean, there are occasional sightings of palmetto bugs. The beds have Serta mattresses, which guests report are comfortable. Most King and Loft rooms have fireplaces, and guests can purchase logs at the front desk. 

Bathrooms are generic but pleasant -- though they tend to be small -- with neutral walls, beige tiling, shower/tub combos, and toiletries. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with coffee- and tea-making facilities, hairdryers, individual toiletries, irons and ironing boards, flat-screen TVs with cable and HBO, and free Wi-Fi.

Features

Serene outdoor pool, lit tennis courts, free breakfast, and free Starbucks coffee 24 hours a day

While there is no on-site restaurant or bar, the hotel offers a free daily continental breakfast of fruit, cereal, bagels, and waffles. Free Starbucks coffee and tea are available 24 hours a day. 

The hotel has a pleasant outdoor pool and hot tub, as well as lit tennis courts and a small indoor fitness area with only three pieces of cardio equipment and a few weight machines. The hotel can arrange for bike rentals. A laundry room offers coin-operated washing machines and dryers. Some of these services are covered in the mandatory resort fee.

An attractive 24-hour business center is available for guests' use -- it has a table surrounded by leather chairs, two desks with computers, a printer, and a TV. Wi-Fi is available for free throughout the property as well. The Ballroom, designed for meetings, conferences, weddings, and other events, has its own sitting area, bathrooms, and kitchen and can host up to 100 people.

The hotel is pet-friendly, though pets require a fee. Four-legged friends get a gift upon arrival, and the hotel offers Pawz Pet Sitting service. 

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12 Park Ln, Coastal South Carolina 29928-3409, United States

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