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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

PROS: The rooms have modern beach decor with comfortable beds. The inside and outside bars have good beer prices (but the restaurant food is over-priced for breakfast). There's a motion-activated foot lamp by the bed, which was great for me since I'm in my third trimester of pregnancy. Of the Hilton Head resorts/hotels we compared, we enjoyed the proximity to... More

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Closter, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at this resort for a week with 3 kids (10,6,1). We took the large corner room so the room was extremely comfortable and spacious even after adding a crib, a rollaway bed and opening the sofa bed. Staff was friendly for the most part. Pool and beach are beautiful but everything costs extra (a lot extra) like beach... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had an even better experience than when we stayed here last year. Grounds are beautiful & immaculately groomed. Ocean view King room included sofa, fridge, huge TV, spotless bathroom. Staff were friendly and polite without exception. Only disappointment was being charged a "resort fee" upon checking out after what was supposed to be a "free" rewards night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our 2nd stay here. They have remodeled since our first trip. Beautiful hotel. Nice rooms. Good service. My only complaint was the removal of the "adult" pool, now adults don't have a choice...

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sonesta Hilton Head is a great resort. Spent 3 days in Savannah, then to Sonesta for 3 days. Everything was super. Accomodations were comfortable, pool and beach perfect and weather beautiful. Sonesta staff was pleasant and helpful. Will be back again.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my second visit to The Sonesta Resort as I loved it so much last year I HAD to go back! From the minute you pull up to the front door, you feel like you have just landed in Paradise!! The bellhops, Jermaine and Kevin are there to greet you and take your luggage with a great big smile.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We (two women) stayed here a while ago (last Sept), but think our experience is probably still relevant so here goes…! Overall, a lovely, clean and modern hotel with nice grounds and beachside proximity. It doesn’t have the level of service and ‘finish’ that a 5-star (or even some 4-stars) would have, but overall good value – recommended! Resort &... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice resort, plus we got a great rate. Would have given 5 stars but the initial room we checked into had a German roach in it. If you don't know, and while I don't think this is the case at Sonesta after getting a new room, German roaches are really nasty and seeing one means that the place is... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sonesta was a great place to have a mini-honeymoon. The beach was right there. I was very impressed with the grounds, the beach access and all of the private places they created for you to just lay around. There were hammocks, private cabanas that were free, and pool lounging areas where no one would bother you. At cheek in... More

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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us during such a special occasion! It is our goal to ensure each guest experience is special in it’s own way and are happy to know Mollie was able to make a difference by sending up Champagne, fruit and cheese. Congratulations on your wedding and we hope to welcome you... More

Greer, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My hubby and I needed a place to relax and unwind boy did we ever hit the jackpot. Sonesta Hilton Head if the PERFECT place to relax and rejuvenate. The rooms were excellent along with the pools and grounds with all the loungers, cabanas, and hammocks you could find your own spot either in the shade or in the sun.... More

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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are happy to have made a fan for life that can recommend our resort to friends and family! Since we re-opened after our renovation, we could not have been more excited about welcoming our guests to this beautifully renovated property. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look... More

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Address: 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island 4*
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Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Hotel Hilton Head
Hilton Head Crowne Plaza

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The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is the perfect getaway for families and couples, destination weddings, and is the place to meet for groups of all sizes. Located within Shipyard Plantation, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis and Shipyard Golf. Our hotel is only 35 miles from Beaufort, S.C., 45 miles from Savannah and 100 miles from historic Charleston. Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry is also home to the Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament. We are one of the closest, upscale Hilton Head hotels to island shopping, restaurants. The Sonesta Resort features 331 guest rooms and 9 luxurious suites. All rooms feature private balconies or patios, many with spectacular views of our lush tropical gardens and the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel amenities include Arum Spa, an extensive fitness center, outdoor and shaded pool, child's water feature, 24 hour business center, Pearls Market and Just Us Kids(seasonal). Enjoy our breakfast in Heyward's Restaurant, or have lunch at our poolside bar, Sweet Cane (seasonal). Fridays and Saturdays, Heyward's features a bountiful seafood buffet which is a local favorite. Seacrest offers lunch options and small plates. Bayley's Lounge offers daily happy hour specials. For the ultimate vacation experience or the premiere meeting spot, the Sonesta Beach Resort is the place to be on Hilton Head Island. ... more   less 
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