Industry News

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town earns ranking as one of the country's top five hotels

The Sea Pines Resort property cited for excellence by U.S. News & World Report

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (Feb. 28, 2023)The Sea Pines Resort’s Inn & Club at Harbour Town has been named one of the top five hotels in the country for 2023 by U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in rankings and consumer advice.

It is the third consecutive year, and fourth time in five years, that The Inn & Club at Harbour Town has appeared in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hotels” rankings, which recognize properties for providing top-of-the-line amenities and hospitality for travelers. The Sea Pines Resort also was singled out in these prestigious rankings for a Gold badge, symbolic of hotels that scored in the top 10 percent of the overall rankings.


According to Zach Watson, senior travel editor at U.S. News, the 2023 Best Hotels rankings offer a list of dependable places to stay for every type of trip, from solo trips to romantic getaways to family vacations, and help travelers find the property that’s right for them.

“The travel industry has evolved over the last decade, highlighting the need to support and recognize hotels that maintain excellent standards and consistently provide guests with outstanding hospitality,” Watson said.

The Inn & Club at Harbour Town features 60 beautifully appointed guest rooms. With attentive, personalized guest service and first-class amenities, the property provides the perfect setting for relaxation and enjoyment, according to John Munro, the resort’s Vice President of Hospitality, Sales and Marketing.

“Perhaps even more important than achieving a ‘Best Hotel’ ranking for the very first time is sustaining excellence over several years,” Munro said. “This is a tribute to each welcoming staff member who understands our commitment to go above and beyond to ensure guests make memories here and keep returning with family and friends.”

In an unrelated competition, The Inn & Club at Harbour Town learned this week it had again earned Forbes Travel Guide (FTG) Four Star status for 2023. FTG’s anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help travelers select the world’s best experiences.

In addition to the awards bestowed by U.S. News and Forbes, the property in 2022 also earned:

  • Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards
  • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards

Spanning the southern third of Hilton Head Island, The Sea Pines Resort has been a family-centric and popular golf retreat for more than 50 years. The island paradise on the South Carolina coastline encourages outdoor adventure and exploration on miles of beaches, biking and walking trails. 

For more information about The Sea Pines Resort, or to book a stay at The Inn & Club at Harbour Town, visit or call (866) 561-8802.

Sea Pines logo.png

About The Sea Pines Resort

Situated on the southernmost tip of Hilton Head Island, the legendary Lowcountry destination features five miles of unspoiled beaches, 20 clay tennis courts, 14 miles of bike and walking trails, horseback riding, Eco-Adventures, water sports, and the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve filled with wildflowers, wetlands, and more than 130 species of birds. As the first Eco-planned destination in the U.S., The Sea Pines Resort has become the blueprint for numerous beach developments around the country.  Guests can choose from an array of accommodations, including 300 villas, 100 rental homes, and the luxurious 60-room Inn & Club at Harbour Town, a Forbes Four-Star boutique hotel and Preferred Hotel Group member. The resort’s best-in-class collection of golf courses, amenities, meeting facilities, and accommodations makes Sea Pines one of the most sought-after leisure and group destinations in America.

Media Contact
Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations