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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

5.0 of 5 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
#1 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is your best bet for staying in Kiawah. It's a beautiful hotel but just slightly outdated to get a 5 star. The meals on site are only ok. The beach is beautiful. The adult only pool is a nice touch. The concierge aren't that helpful - recommend doing all your own planning. That said, everyone who works here... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Sanctuary was outstanding. We had a beautiful oceanview room with perfect service our entire stay.The golf was excellent - we played three different courses - including the Ocean Course - and all were great. We dined at three different restaurants - if i had a criticism it would be that the dining was very good but... More

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connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our 8th visit to the Sanctuary. Obviously, we like it, and it has become our go-to resort when we really need to rest and be taken care of. From the moment we pull up in front of the main door and Mike's smiling face welcomes us, we know we will not be disappointed. The rooms are always well... More

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Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Tigbear, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your most recent stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I'm thrilled to see you had another wonderful stay with us. We really value our return guests and so appreciate your loyalty to us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind Regards,... More

Conway, South Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
28 hotel reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of being guests at this wonderful resort this past weekend for our daughter's wedding. From the time we stepped out of our vehicle until we checked out, we enjoyed nothing but top-notch service all around. The staff is very efficient, helpful and friendly. We stayed in an ocean-view room on the top floor.... More

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Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear RetiredBeachers29526, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your stay with us at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. First of all, Congratulations to your daughter and your family! It makes me very proud to read that we provided you and your family a spectacular wedding and even more special memories to... More

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary team is so stiff that it makes the engagement uncomfortable. I think they are trying so hard to be "luxury" that they have forgotten that guests want to be treated as individuals without rehearsed responses. The hotel can not think outside their standard box, which illustrates more of a standard hotel. Also, they have a person on every... More

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Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear Travelingcouple32, Please accept my sincere apologies that during your stay you felt as though our staff was too formal. We pride ourselves on our southern, gracious hospitality and clearly we missed the mark with you. I’d be honored if you would call me directly so that we could speak in more detail. I can be reached directly at 800.654.2924.... More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our stay at this fine establishment recently. The rooms were enormous and well appointed. We enjoyed 2 fine restaurants: The Atlantic Room & The Ocean Room. The service was really extra special resort wide. Can't wait to go again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great staff, from front desk to housekeeping to the pool guys who set up your chairs with towels!! Went to the Ocean Club for dinner, right on the 18th green, overlooking the beach, had a wonderful meal and the staff there was also first class! Truly a treat!

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Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear rstern, Thank you for your kind comments about your most recent stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I'm thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay and I will be sure to let our concierges know that guests are saying they are the best they've ever experienced! I hope to welcome you back in the near... More

Port Washington, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely deserving of 5 stars. Everything is right. Charming helpful people from be beginning to end. Concierge service is among the best I have ever experienced. Everyone on the staff understands that they are in the hospitality business. Even the northerners talk southern.

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missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this hotel is beautiful and the grounds are some of the prettiest i have ever seen.. the staff is friendly and helpful and the beach is 10 miles long and very walkable.. i would highly recommend for couples, families and weddings.. i am not a golfer but the gold courses are some of the best in the world and make... More

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Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

Dear dtoney, Thank you for taking the time to write a trip Advisor review on your recent stay in September 2014. I'm thrilled to read that you thoroughly enjoyed the hotel and thought the grounds were lovely. I'm so glad you were able to take some walks on our beach and smell the salty air. I look forward to welcoming... More

Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to buying property on Kiawah, I stayed at the Sanctuary 9 or 10 times. I always enjoyed everything about this property so I am a bit perplexed by some recent reviews in which very trivial faults were found and magnified. On a few visits I did experience a few very minor problems which were immediately corrected when shared with... More

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  • Ocean views(7)
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Additional Information about The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 255
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