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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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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Orinda, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
43 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wonderful part of South Carolina.. Golfers paradise.. We biked on the beach and all Through the area for miles -saw tons of animals-raccoons and deer and crab and so many birds..weather beautiful, whole Property seemed ocean facing, soaking tub and balcony and spa was Devine here... Golfed, explored charleston and just soaked up Sun.. Timeshares near by seemed worn and... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Sanctuary is a very special place indeed. We have stayed there three times and have enjoyed it very much each time. Driving in one senses the quality and style and this impression is maintained through every aspect of the hotel and its location. It is full of southern charm from the folks that greet you and those that fill... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Unbelievably first class resort hotel. Spectacular views and the food and service were top notch . Concierge service excellent. Plus tons of activities for adults as well as our kids ( 9 and 12) . The kids are already bugging us to come back next year.they mad a lot of friends. Beyond our expectations , which were quite high based... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Just back from a 5 night stay at the Sanctuary on Kiawah. Everything was exceptional, superb, over the top, from arrival to departure. We did a 3 day golf school with Ronnie Miller, PGA the Director of Instruction at the learning center which really helped both of us on our games. Great instructor. Really loves the game and teaching and... More 

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Brightwaters, New York
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Resort should be on everyone's bucket list of places to stay in South Carolina. It is super impressive, with a grand lobby that speaks to a different era, a charming lobby bar, beautiful rooms [ with balconies and a water view] and a staff that is second to none. Did I mention that it... More 

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

Dear Tedray139, Thank you for your sharing your feedback on your recent stay with us in November at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I’m so happy to read you enjoyed your stay with us and play golf at The Ocean Course. Thank you for your glowing review and your kind words about the resort. I hope to have... More 

Scottsdale, AZ
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248 reviews 248 reviews
63 hotel reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights over Thanksgiving at the beautiful Sanctuary. It never disappoints. Perfect, Southern hospitality, beautiful & clean rooms, wonderful food (one hiccup on this trip). The trip starts out right with a a "welcome back" note offering us a bottle of champagne from the mini-bar. Sitting in the lobby bar is so wonderfully retro. This is the kind... More 

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

Dear laplume9254, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor on your recent stay with us at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I’m so happy to read that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday with us. I apologize about the “hiccup” you experienced during your stay. Should you like to discuss your feedback any further please reach... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to Kiawah Island several times and loved it, but we had never stayed at The Sanctuary. So in early November, we celebrated our 25th anniversary with a 4 night stay there. It was absolutely perfect. It is extremely rare that I cannot come up with at least one or two minor suggestions for improvement.... More 

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

Dear Allthewrightstuff, 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. We were honored that you chose us to spend your 25th Wedding Anniversary celebration with and I’m very happy to read that you have some wonderful memories to hold to forever. We look... More 

Battle Creek, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It may be the magic of the beaches or the salt air, but this a resort I would return to time and time again. The beaches are superlative and the resort matches. Our room had a view of the beach and the pool. Sitting at the adult pool with a frosty beverage in hand, looking at the ocean over my... More 

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

Dear TheInduglentTraveler, Thank you for your glowing recommendation of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Your description of the hotel and resort is lovely, thank you. I’m so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and I look forward to welcoming you back with us, hopefully soon! Kind Regards, Bill Lacey General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I decided to take my wife on a golf trip for her 40th birthday. After looking at several destinations, I chose Kiawah Island Golf Resort. We spent 5 days and 4 nights at the Sanctuary Hotel. The whole experience was wonderful. The staff was friendly and eager to help, and the golf courses were beautiful and challenging (we played Osprey... More 

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

Dear David P, Thank you for sharing your feedback on Trip Advisor on your stay with us at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I’m thrilled to read that you and your wife enjoyed your time spent with us at the hotel as well as on our golf courses. We look forward to your next stay with us and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled to Kiawah before a trip to the Masters in April 2014. The place was amazing. On the coast with sweeping views from almost every room. The entrance to this hotel is stately and the service impeccable from the moment you arrive. There are numerous restaurants with different price points to cater for every traveller. We were there principally for... More 

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

Dear Thomaspic, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your stay with us last April at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. The spring certainly is a beautiful time to visit us and especially to play golf. I’m so glad you enjoyed the golf courses as well as our restaurants and accommodations here... More 

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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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