On one of the island's most popular stretches of sand, the Beach House Hilton Head Island is within walking distance of lots of shops and restaurants. Renovated in 2014, the hotel emphasizes laid-back comforts in its spacious guest rooms. Oceanfront rooms usually have to be booked months in advance, particularly if you're planning to visit in summer. The island’s legendary barefoot beach bar, the Tiki Hut, is hugely popular, and there's also an indoor-outdoor poolside
eatery called the Porch Southern Kitchen & Bar.