Palmetto Bluff Hotel (Choosing The Best Room Option)

If you’re planning to visit Palmetto Bluff, you have a few different options when it comes to places to stay.

For guests who are flying solo, couples, or small families, the main Palmetto Bluff hotel – officially called the Montage Palmetto Bluff but also referred to simply as “The Inn” around the resort – is likely your best option.

But there are multiple room options, and the main hotel grounds offer more than just private “hotel-style” rooms.

This guide will detail the main areas of the Montage Palmetto Bluff along with helpful guest reviews, so you can determine what area is perfect for you depending on when you’re coming and who you’re coming with.

The Montage Palmetto Bluff’s Main Areas

The grounds of the Montage Palmetto Bluff consist of the actual inn with its many private guest rooms, and a number of private guest cottages located across the grounds from the main inn near the shore of the May River and the lagoon.

The Inn is located centrally within the resort, with most of Palmetto Bluff’s best restaurant and bar options only a short walk or ride away.

Private Rooms At The Inn

There are numerous private rooms located in the main hotel area of the Montage Palmetto Bluff.

These rooms offer guests the choice of a single king bed or double queen beds, balconies, and forest or lagoon views.

There are also a handful of suites to choose from at The Inn, along with “guest houses” that are located just a short walk from the inn itself and offer a tad more privacy.

The bathrooms in each room at The Inn are large and spacious, so you don’t feel cramped like you might be at your typical hotel.

Each private room in the inn includes the following features:

  • Marble bathroom flooring
  • Soaking tub w/ separate shower
  • Double vanities
  • Premium toiletries
  • 50 inch TV
  • Desk
  • Sitting area (rooms without a balcony)

Helpful Guest Reviews (Private Rooms At The Inn)

“The rooms are beautifully decorated and have every possible thoughtful detail and convenience, and we especially loved the larger bathroom size. 

All dining options are outstanding, housekeeping is impeccable, and the pool area is beautiful with a relaxing vibe.” -Jamie A.

“Our room was lovely- we opted for the Inn King Balcony.  It was so comfortable. Very large balcony. Beautiful view overlooking the resort. 

The room was quiet, had every amenity you needed or wanted. We enjoyed being in the main Inn for the convenience of everything.  Plenty of little fun seating areas including fire pits outside.” -Ann K.

Private Cottages

Across the grounds from The Inn are a number of private cottages that can be rented as well.

These cottages are spacious and bright with around 1,100 square feet of space including one bedroom, one full bathroom, and a living area with a gas fireplace.

Each also includes:

  • King bed
  • Wet bar with stocked mini refrigerator
  • Pine wood floors
  • High vaulted ceilings
  • Screened in porch
  • Marble bathroom flooring
  • Free standing tub w/ separate shower
  • Bicycles outside the door for your use

These cottages can sleep up to 3 adults with the inclusion of a rollaway bed.

You can choose from a cottage with either a river view, lagoon view, or forest view.  

Those with a river view overlook the May River, and those with a lagoon view overlook the main waterway that runs through Palmetto Bluff, which separates these cottages from the main hotel area.

If you’re looking for more privacy and a bigger space with most of the perks of the main hotel, renting a private cottage is highly recommended.

They’re a bit pricier than a private guestroom as you can probably guess, but if you don’t mind spending up the cottages are well worth it.

Helpful Guest Reviews (Private Cottages)

“We have been to Palmetto Bluff five different times and stayed in one of the cottages each trip. The rooms are such a unique way to vacation. 

From the personalized bicycles outside our door to the soaking tub to the wonderful bedding, every detail has been thought out carefully.”  -Kim F.

“We decided to rent a river view cottage and absolutely adored everything about this place. 

Our cottage came complete with a steam room in the shower (what a treat!), coffee bar with fridge, screened in porch, fireplace, bicycles, comfy bed and excellent linens.” -Jackie G.

Main Amenities Onsite At Montage Palmetto Bluff

As you’d expect, a five-star hotel like the Montage Palmetto Bluff is flush with amenities for guests to enjoy, though some are not included in the cost of your stay.

Spa Montage – onsite at the inn is a world class spa that offers a number of different facials, massages, manicures, pedicures, and skin renewal peels for guests (non-inclusive).

The spa area also features a cold pool, jacuzzi, and wet and dry sauna.

Salon Montage – an onsite salon gives guests the option of haircuts and hairstyling, hair treatments and coloring, waxing services and makeup application (non-inclusive).

Heated Pool:  There is a full-size, heated lap pool located on the grounds just outside of the hotel as well, surrounded by a number of lounge chairs and umbrellas (included).

The water stays warm enough that you can swim year-round if you dare.

Exercise Room – There’s an exercise room located onsite at The Inn, overlooking the pool area.  It features treadmills, rowing machines, stationary bikes, weights, and various weight machines (included).

On-Site Food & Drink – there are a few onsite restaurants and bars located throughout The Inn as well for guests to satisfy their hunger or have a cocktail at any point throughout the day (non-inclusive).

About The Montage Palmetto Bluff

The Montage Palmetto Bluff is modeled after the historic mansion of Richard T. Wilson, who was a multimillionaire from New York who originally settled the property in 1902.

The original mansion he built on the property burned down long ago, but some of the historical ruins remain on the main lawn of the original structure in the Wilson Village area.

While the Montage Palmetto Bluff is a world-class hotel, the colonial-style architecture echoes that of the original mansion with areas like a library and large covered porches with round columns that surround it.

Final Word

It’s nice to know you have options when it comes to accommodations in Palmetto Bluff, and this guide should help you to choose what makes the most sense for you.

Either way, you can’t go wrong staying in either the main area of The Inn or in one of the private cottages on the grounds.