We stayed with friends of my in laws for thanksgiving who have a place just outside Hilton Head Island. Have to say, wasn't blown away. Maybe I'm way too spoiled as a frequent WDW goer. But I was shocked when we walked into the ground floor of the main building/garage to see all kinds of pipes exposed. Honestly it reminded me of a NJ parking garage. The resort is about what you would expect. There was 1 thing that the Mrs and I lost our minds for though! Disney's Hilton Head Island resort is the only Disney hotel with a live mascot! And the mascot is a beautiful Golden Retriever named Shadow! We're a little biased because we have a 1 year old Golden Retriever who's our 4 legged son. And what else could he be named except Disney? We took the shuttle over to the beach where they have a second pool. But that wasn't the highlight, oh no! The snack bar on the ocean side had DOLE WHIPS! Oh man were we pleasantly surprised. But overall, it was ok. Wouldn't need to go back. But to be honest, that's how we felt about Hilton Head Island overall.