We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Hotel website
Hotel packages
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Special Offer
Free 4 '15 Offer
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Write a Review

1,117 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    794
    245
    53
    18
    7
See reviews for
336
476
27
93
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (297)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1117)
  • Mar-May only
    (272)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (408)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (312)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (125)
All months
There are newer reviews for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
See the most recent reviews
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Very nice, good people at Sonesta. This is our second time but first time to use Arum spa. Joan(receptionist) to Brooke & Hope ( spa) were all very helpful,nice & understanding. Access to beach is a plus but they do have nice sized pool where we saw young kids & their parents were having fun till late evening. Live music.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Welcome back to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your second visit with us as much as your first. We fully appreciate your recognition of towards Joanne, Brooke and Hope who works very hard to make every guest encounter a memorable one. We hope to welcome you back again and please join our Arum... More 

Hilton Head
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Had Golf Outing with twenty college friends and everyone in the group loved the hotel and everything that went with it. Would recommend staying at this hotel if you are planning a trip to Hilton Head to play golf or just for a vacation. Everything about this hotel was outstanding, the rooms, the staff and the grounds are top notch.

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for your group getaway! We are happy you were able to take advantage of the incredible golf options we have here on Hilton Head and you felt our hotel was outstanding with top notch service. We look forward to your next visit and we very much appreciate the recommendation! Lise... More 

Evansville, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The grounds are wonderful and has easy access to the beach. Weekends are busy but the hotel manages the overflow and weddings with ease and perfect for families. I have two teenage daughters who enjoyed the grounds, beach and when we went out to dinner they loved the hotel dining rooms to choose from. Morning breakfast is work the time... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your outstanding review! We are happy to know you saw our resort being managed well during one of our busier weekends. Our diverse amenity options allow for guests of all ages to relax and we are glad your teenage daughters enjoyed their stay. We are thrilled to hear that you took advantage of our onsite bike... More 

Duxbury, Ma., United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We spent a few days in October at the Sonesta and its a very nice hotel. Very pretty, nice rooms, great food in the restaurants, and right on the beach. The only issue we had was difficulty getting hooked into their WiFi system. Certainly wood recommend it to anyone. Also had a good time over at Harbor Town and at... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Sonesta Resort Hilton Head for your recent stay! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the rooms as well as our onsite dining options. The island of Hilton Head offers many options for activities and we are glad you were able to enjoy the area during your stay. In addition, I am happy to report... More 

Hilton Head
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Nice updates, we choose the hotel to return to our honeymoon resort 30 years later. Some things had not changed thankfully, like the grounds but we were pleasantly surprised with all the hotel updates. The staff was great, nice size resort, where people remember you and make you feel welcomed. We will come back!

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

We are so pleased to hear that you chose to stay with us to celebrate your anniversary. Although much has changed at the resort over the past 30 years we are thrilled to hear that our grounds made a lasting impression. Thank you for the recognition of our hard working and couteous staff. We hope to gave you return again... More 

Hilton Head
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful grounds, great restaurants and comfortable rooms After driving around the island all day to see for the first time, we returned to explore the hotel and found it to be the best place we visited with great access to the beach. Our dinner on the patio of Seacrest restaurant was excellent, including very good wine selections.

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for your excellent review! We are excited to know you chose to stay with us on your first visit to Hilton Head. We appreciate the positive feedback regarding your dining experience in Seacrest and are happy to know you enjoyed our wine selection. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful view from Seacrest patio and look forward to welcoming... More 

Hilton Head
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The hotel is truely 4 star. Staff was friendly helpful and efficient. The room was large and the bed and lenins were plush and very comfortable. The location of the hotel is perfect for a beach vacation and the grounds are very well kept. Overall I would be happy to recommend this facility to any of my friends or family.

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Sonesta resort on your recent trip to Hilton Head. We are very pleased to hear you were able to enjoy our lush landscaping as well as the beach. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to have you return again soon. Lisa Leong Director of Guest Services More 

Watkinsville
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights at the Sonesta resort for my birthday celebration. I couldn't have picked a better place! The service is incredible there. Everyone was friendly and went out or their way to be polite and helpful. Great grounds with pools and exercise room. Clean and contemporary furnishings and comfy beds. For my birthday they even delivered a complimentary... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you chose to stay with us at Sonesta for your Birthday celebration! Our entire staff strives to provide excellent service and we very much appreciate your recognition. The Sonesta signature style is something we are very proud of as guests are able to enjoy our clean modern look. We offer our bedding through a... More 

Lakeland, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Great room and property! Will stay here again in the future. We stayed in Savannah and then made a swing into Hilton Head. The staff service was great and the rooms were very clean and well appointed.

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are excited for the recognition towards our attentive staff and the newly renovated property. We are so thrilled to hear that you chose to stay with us on your last minute trip and look forward to having you back. Lisa Leong Director of Guest Services More 

West Haven
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was one of the best hotel stays we have had. Everyone from housekeeping to front desk were professional, courteous, helpful. M husband had some health issues and anything we asked was met which made for a perfect stay. Thanks to all the staff.

Review collected in partnership with Sonesta

Was this review helpful? Yes
SonestaHiltonHead, Social Media Coordinator at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are most flattered to hear that this was one of your best hotel stays ever and very much appreciate your wonderful compliments for our staff. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you back soon! More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

717 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (292)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (89)
Viewed
Room/suite (43)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (61)
Viewed
View from room (13)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
Family/play areas (2)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
2:54
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (54)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (395)
Viewed
Amenities (65)
Viewed
Beach (22)
Viewed
Guestroom King (32)
Viewed
Guestroom with Two Queen (50)
Viewed
Pool (20)
Viewed
Presidential Suite (72)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (46)
Viewed
Suite (25)
Viewed
The Hotel (63)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (30)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (10)
Viewed
Room/suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question