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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent two nights/three days at The Sanctuary. We arrived late in the afternoon. I was very pleased that upon check in the front desk was able to accommodate our request for a late check out on our departure date and extended us until 2 pm. The hotel has great lounge areas off the hotel entrance, with a very clubby... More

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a spectacular resort with impeccable service. Definitely will return. Hotel room was very large and one of the nicest hotel rooms I've ever stayed in. The property was gorgeous and immaculately groomed. The beach is big and beautiful. Everyone was extremely helpful and delivered the highest level of service.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent 3 days with family and could not help but to be impressed across the board. I have stayed at hundreds of places in my life and have never had better service. They are on it. Beautiful facilities, great beach, tennis facilities etc. I give this place a 10. Not cheap but in this case you get what you pay... More

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Lower Burrell, Pennsylvania
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island was a wonderful experience. So beautiful with the hard wood floors and beautiful carpets. We stayed club level because we were traveling with children. The hotel staff were top quality, as was the food in all the restaurants. My children and their wives and my grandchildren took me for my 70th birthday. They had a... More

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Cleveland
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22 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love the SC beaches since they are drivable for us but was tired of staying in the condos with someones second hand furniture and uncomfortable beds. So glad we booked The Sanctuary. We have always wanted to stay here. Most rooms have some sort of ocean view. We booked last minute and had a nice ocean/lawnview room. Rooms are large... More

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Atlanta
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just returned from visiting over July 4th weekend. With the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Arthur, we were going to cancel our trip but decided to postpone it a day and I am so glad we decided to go. While the resort was unbelievably crowded due to the holiday weekend, there was enough space for everyone to spread out. Service... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was walking to my car after a beautiful fireworks show at the resort. A valet driver came speeding by me and my children and almost hit us. I stopped to tell him to slow down and he yelled out of the window to get out of the way. How disrespectful after all the money we paid.

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

Dear Klcoolg, I apologize that this happened to you during your time on the island and I take your comments very seriously. I have sent you a private note too asking you to call me directly to discuss. You can reach me at 800-654-2924 or 843.768.6000. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Kind regards, Bill Lacey General Manager More

New York City, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed stayed 3 nights and were going to stay another night but for Hurricane Arthur. The front desk was so accommodating on cancelling the last night and they gave us a late check out. The property is grand but not too over the top where you feel obligated to dress up at night. It is a 5 star resort... More

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Savannah, Ga
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking forward to our visit at a 5 star hotel. . It was not good from start to finish. It started when we checked in, no one in site to greet us. Finally someone appeared and motioned for me to move forward. The young man that checked us in was very nice and pleasant. We were told our... More

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

Dear rosie52Savannah_Ga, I am very 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. Warm regards, Bill Lacey General Manager More

Wayland, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here on business and enjoyed every minute . The location is perfect if you like the beach and golf. While the food and rooms are pricey, it is worth the experience! The staff really goes out of their way to accommodate your needs. My only issue is the 4 pm check in, which is seemingly set in stone!

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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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Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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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