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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Lake Bluff, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow! Romantic vacation for us as our kids were all away at camp. The best golf for my husband, the best spa for me, and the best food and drink for both of us! Sunset Cruise at Mingo Point with Jake was the best...got to see dolphins "strand" feeding! That was probably a once in a lifetime thing for us.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Sanctuary on a whim after a business trip in NC. BEST decision ever! From the moment we stepped foot onto the property, we were beyond pleased. We were traveling with our 2 year old and felt that the hotel was very family friendly. We loved the little water park and pools. My only complaint might be... More

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

Dear SanDee P, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay in July. Thank you for your glowing recommendation of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I was delighted to read your review and see that you particularly enjoyed our turndown service and the special amenities that come along with the service. I... More

Seabrook Island, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The service at The Sanctuary is second to none. I highly recommend the brunch at Jamine's Porch. Every service we tried spa, food, drinks, pools, sunbathing was outstanding. Our room was gorgeous. This is our first stay and we are definitely going back. Paradise with service.

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

Dear McGolfer2010, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay with us in July at The Sanctuary. I'm thrilled to read that you enjoyed your brunch as the Jasmine Porch's Sunday Jazz Brunch is one of my personal favorite things to do! I'm pleased to hear that you will be back with... More

Glencoe, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I just spent 3 days at this fantastic resort. The beach and pool areas were amazing. Since we were not traveling with our children the adult pool was an added bonus. The pool staff was always there offering you ice cold water and lemon before you even had a chance to ask. The one thing to keep... More

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

Dear Judy12336050, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I'm glad you and your husband were able to enjoy our pool and beach areas and take advantage of our fabulous pool staff. We look forward to having you back again in the future. King Regards, Bill Lacey General Manager More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed here with almost all of my family and cousins and friends for one of my cousin's wedding. Absolutely beautiful hotel; we stayed in one of the villas, a little slice of paradise overlooking one of the golf courses and canal filled with crocodiles!!!! The people were amazing and the food was great. The facilities were awesome especially the pool... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary was a great choice in getting away and being pampered for our anniversary. The resort certainly has amazing activities and great golf courses, but they are also excellent if you just want to be pampered. The spa was fantastic as well. We left saying that this was a better trip than our international all-inclusive honeymoon trip.

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

Dear Matt L, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent anniversary trip. I'm pleased to hear that you enjoyed being pampered, and were able to indulge in our relaxing spa! I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the island in the near future. Regards, Bill Lacey... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Second stay at Sanctuary---last visit was one overnight business related, this time for leisure weekend. The room is spectacular..wonderful layout, nice amenities, etc. The lobby area is unmatched. Beautiful setting and wonderful ambiance. The staff tried hard and is well intentioned but things like room keys not working after check-in, to no answer at the Valet Desk two mornings in... More

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

Dear Jjgolfer, Thank your for your feedback on your stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I am very disappointed to hear 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 1.800.654.2924. Warm Regards, Bill... More

Mililani, Hawaii
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, son, and I recently spent a week at the Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, SC. We had flown to Charleston from Hawaii for a family wedding and wanted the perfect getaway. The Sanctuary is nothing short of fabulous. The staff is professional and eager to help make your stay perfect. The rooms are just beautiful. (We didn't however open... More

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

Dear Cellodad, Thank you for your glowing recommendation of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I was delighted to read your review and see that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay including the views of the ocean especially since you must have gorgeous views in Hawaii yourself! I look forward to welcoming you back in the very near... More

Palatine, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to celebrate our 10th anniversary, it was a wonderful couple of days from beginning to end. We stayed in a beautiful two bedroom/2 bath Villa by the Turtle Point Golf Course. It was centrally located to everything that we did: Bike Riding, Golf at Cougar Point, Golf on the Ocean Course, Dinner at Tomasso, Lunch at The Ryder... More

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Wallingford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to other places in the South such as Hilton Head and Amelia Island, but Kiawah tops them both. The hotel is extraordinary in every way. they anticipate all of your needs and treat every request like it is the most important thing they have to do next. The island dining venues are all wonderful, especially the Crispy... More

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

Dear Frank C, Thank you for your glowing recommendations of not only the hotel but the resort as a whole. I particularly love the crispy rock shrimp at The Atlantic Room myself! I'm pleased to hear that your teenage daughters enjoyed their time here as well. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to The Sanctuary in... More

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  • Ocean views(7)
  • Ocean rooms(6)
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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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