Location & Lodging

The 73rd Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort in Hilton Head, South Carolina. 

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 9: The Marriott Hilton Head Resort has availability for SEAFWA attendees Sunday, October 27 through Wednesday, October 30, but they are SOLD OUT on Saturday October 26th. If you need to arrive on Saturday, or if the hotel becomes sold out on other dates, the following hotels are close by (please note: we are NOT holding room blocks at these hotels):

  • Sonesta Resort Hilton Head: 843-842-2400 located at 130 Shipyard Dr. Hilton Head SC 29928
  • Holiday Inn Express 843-842-6662, located at 2 Tanglewood Lane, Hilton Head, SC 29928
  • Best Western Ocean Breezes: 843-715-4116, located at 11 Lemoyne Ave. Hilton Head SC 29928

Host Hotel: Hilton Head Marriott Resort 

Overnight accommodations are available at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort to SEAFWA Conference participants at the prevailing government per diem rate ($117/night), plus applicable state and local taxes (currently at 10%). This rate will be available until the cut-off date of Friday, October 4, 2019 at 5:00pm or until the block is full, whichever occurs first. To make a reservation, use the online reservation site, or call the Hilton Head Marriott Resort at 888-511-5086 and ask for the Fish & Wildlife rate. 

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Note: When making a reservation, the resort fee will show up on your confirmation as it is required by Marriott that it be listed.  You will not be charged for the resort fee; the hotel will remove from your reservation just prior to check in.

Host Hotel: Parking 

Complimentary self-parking at the Hilton Head Marriott Resort is included with overnight accommodations. Valet parking is available for $18/day. 

​​​Information about Starwood/Marriott Data Breach

As you may have heard, there has been a guest reservation database security incident with Starwood/Marriott properties. The breach was between Starwood/Marriott, and the individual customer. We take this type of breach seriously, and want to share information with you from Starwood/Marriott to help you work out any issues. Please note, you are responsible for taking action on your own if necessary. Learn more

Airport Information

Two airports are located nearby the Hilton Head Marriott Resort. Airport transportation to/from the Resort is on your own. 

Hilton Head Island Airport (HHH)

  • 5.9 miles to Resort
  • Estimated taxi fare: 21 USD (one way)
  • Driving directions: From the Hilton Head Airport, turn left onto Beach City Road. At the traffic light, turn left onto HWY 278E. Follow 278E to Queens Folly Rd. at the Palmetto Dunes traffic light and turn left into Palmetto Dunes. The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is located one mile into Palmetto Dunes, turn left before the guard gate.

Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV)

  • 49 miles to Resort
  • Estimated taxi fare: 100 USD (one way)
  • Driving directions: From Savannah/Hilton Head Intl Airport turn onto Interstate 95 N. Take Exit 8 in SC to Hwy 278 East. Follow 278E (approximately 18 miles to the bridge) to Hilton Head. Stay right on 278 Business for another 8 miles to Palmetto Dunes. Turn left at Queens Folly Rd. (the Palmetto Dunes traffic light). The Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa is one mile into Palmetto Dunes; turn left before the guard gate.