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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC 29455
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were some great things about the hotel, like the ocean view (full ocean view room is a must), the cleaning staff (great) and the beach chairs (cushions should come on every beach chair). And, the beach at Kiawah is HUGE! However, the room was pretty dated, and cost of bike rentals and basic food items was high. I understand... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staying at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort made me want to relocate to South Carolina. The property is gorgeous, the beach and pools are stunning, The Turtle Point and Ocean Courses are some of the best in the world, but the true differentiator is the amazing staff. The staff at The Sanctuary straddle a formal, Southern politeness while... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a lovely hotel on Kiawah Island. Beautiful rooms that open onto a patio or balcony. We had a view of the water from our room. It was great to walk on the beach and bike around Kiawah. Rooms were elegantly appointed and service was excellent. I felt very pamperd, especially at the pool.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little worried that it would be uncomfortably hot in August, but the breeze from the ocean made the beach and pool a great destination each day. Roughly 45 minute drive to charleston for day trips / tours / meals. Kiawah is beautiful place and is very laid back, but there are plenty of things for the kids... More 

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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to stay at the Kiawah Sanctuary because we wanted to wake up to the ocean and a beach on Christmas Day, this hotel did not disappoint. We had a suite facing the ocean with two patios. We had dinner at the hotel Christmas Day and breakfast on our patio all four days. The service was first class, the... More 

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Long Island, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is a top notch hotel with every amenity you could want available. Staff is friendly, professional and 90% of the time greet you by your name. We stayed on the 5th floor room 569 with a beautiful view from our balcony. Spacious accommodations with a king size bed, desk area as well as a sitting area, large tub,... More 

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Guadalajara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my second trip to The Sanctuary. The service was impeccable, the hotel was beautifully decorated, and the food was delicious. We ate at the hotel restaurant for breakfast and everything was delicious- especially the Old Inn Benny and the oatmeal. There were a great variety of activities on property- from tennis, golf, biking, to boat tours, archery and... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In June of 2015, my husband and I stayed at the Sanctuary for the 7th time since 2006. We simply love the accommodations and the friendly staff. The views from all the rooms are simply breathtaking and there is so much to do right at the resort. We only wish there was some type of "rewards" card or incentive for... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First family trip to Kiawah Island for End-of-Summer with our girls was everything we had hoped for. The accommodation was spacious, comfortable and relaxing. The Sanctuary Hotel lives up to its namesake. We enjoyed bike rides on the beach, gourmet dining in the Ocean Room, and leisurely lounging by the pool. The staff was genuine, friendly, personable, as well as... More 

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Kentfield,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you step foot on The Sanctuary property, everything is first class. All the staff are exceptionally friendly and helpful. They even try to remember your name though they met you for the first time recently. Facilities are outstanding from the rooms to the health club to the beach to the restaurants. Special shout out to guys who... More 

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