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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have been twice now to the Sanctuary and I must say it's one of the best hotels around. They really make you feel welcome and happy to have you. John took my bags from my car and showed me to the front desk. I asked for an ocean view room and they were able to accommodate me. The steakhouse... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably 4.5 stars, this is my favorite resort on the island. The beach is the highlight for us...clean, uncrowded, very relaxing. The golf and tennis are great too. The staff is very accommodating, the rooms are well maintained and appointed. The restaurants are also very good. You really don't need to leave the property. Bring bikes if you have them.

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princeton, nj
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is a beautiful old world type of hotel. The first thing that hits the eye is the amazingly beautiful hard wood floors. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The beaches are just beautiful and scenic trails run throughout the island. Really pretty. The staff was helpful and eager to please. The place... More

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

Dear Lovestotravel321, Thank you for your feedback on your stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I do understand that alligators can be frightening if you aren't used to seeing them but I can assure you that the alligators have never been a problem on the island. I apologize about the inconveniences you experienced in the business center... More

Centralia, IL
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent six nights at The Sanctuary and, in my opinion, they lived up to their five-star reputation and awards. Every staff member we encountered was friendly and went out of their way to provide service, to explain things, answer questions, or just give a warm greeting when passing by. The dining staff were a great group, irregardless of... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent four days with our daughter and family at this spectacular hotel and golf course property. Service was thorough, attentive, but not overbearing. The golf at the Ocean Course was the first time I played with a caddie and was one of the most rewarding experiences of the weekend. If you've seen this course on tv when the PGA plays... More

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

Dear tmoyer2, Thank you for your taking the time to share your recent experience at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I'm thrilled to see you were able to play The Ocean Course and got to experience the PGA Championship Course first hand! I hope to welcome you and your family back with us in the future! Kind Regards,... More

vienna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short and simple: one of the best hotels and golf resorts in the world. Amazing ambiance, great service. Food and golf are top notch. If you can go, dont hesitate. Its a special place not to be missed.

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Crownsville, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here to enjoy the beach and resort after having stayed in Charleston for 2 days. We cut our stay short and only stayed one night and went back to Charleston. We couldn't get into our room at the time it was guaranteed. The room was nice but very small. Our 'oceanfront' room had a concrete/dryvit rail that was... More

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

Dear David H, Thank you for feedback on your stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I am very disappointed to see that your stay did not live up to your expectations. I've also sent you a private note too asking you to call me directly to discuss. I would welcome the chance to speak to you directly... More

Washington, DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overview: Friendliest and most thorough staff of anywhere we have stayed in years! Just left after 5 days of bliss--after being greeted in the Club by Paul and Stephanie, both of whom were professional and offered service excellence during our entire stay, we were helped to our room by Cesar, again, professional and fantastic. We enjoyed club-level service during our... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place and very attentive staff. Lacking luxury in the rooms. Worn out furniture and bedding. Jasmine Porch dining is over priced for dinner. Very average in atmosphere and food value. This hotel wants to be a luxurious destination. It feels tired.

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

Good Afternoon Southerline, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us at The Sanctuary. I am disappointed to see that your stay did not live up to your expectations. I would welcome the chance to speak to you directly should your schedule permit. Please call me directly at the hotel at 800.654.2924.... More

Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views. Pure relaxation. Outdoor and indoor paradise. Phenomenal golf and food! Caddies are worth using to enhance golf experience. Ocean Room meal was amazing. Ocean course a must play. Spring and Fall probably less humidity and mosquitoes.

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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*
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Near Charleston, SC, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an oceanfront Five Star/ Five Diamond hotel and spa offering casual Southern grace, comfort and charm on one of the top eco-friendly island in the U.S. It features five golf courses including The Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship. Tennis magazine ranks it as America's No. 3 tennis resorts and it has one of the top-ranked beaches in the country. ... more   less 
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