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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Staying at the Sanctuary was an incredible experience. From the Ocean Room restaurant to the lavish rooms, the resort strives for perfection. We stayed for our ten year anniversary. I was impressed by the fact that the Sanctuary and its staff wanted our anniversary to be special and really worked to make that happen. We will be back!

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Austin, Texas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful resort with attention given to every detail. Every employee is there to make sure your needs are met with a smile. Customer service and beautiful location set this resort apart from all others.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary is a wonderful hotel in Kiawah! The inside is beautiful and the pool is so relaxing as it overlooks the beach. There are two pools as well. The beaches of Kiawah are big, spacious and very relaxing. Not crowded at all. I recommend renting bikes for a day and riding around the island as well as riding on... More 

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Davidson, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to The Sanctuary but it will not be our last. Everything about this property makes you feel comfortable and at home. The hotel is designed to make you feel like you are in a grand seaside mansion. The attention to detail in all the decor and furnishings in the lounges and common areas could not... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent three nights at the Sanctuary. The hotel and grounds were beautiful and being right on the beach can't be beat. The rooms are comfortably sized and the terrace views of the ocean are an added bonus. The chocolates given with turn down service happen to be top-notch. However, there are some negatives to point out.... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary is gorgeous. I think it was one of the most perfect hotels I have ever stayed in. The hotel itself is very beautiful. The beach is wonderful. It was a trip to celebrate a big birthday. The hotel did everything possible to recognize and help us celebrate. All of the staff were amazing. The restaurants on Kiawah island... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the best hotels and resorts in the world and if you like first class treatment and outstanding golf The Sanctuary is as good as it gets. Take advantage of Club level service and your stay will be absolutely stress free

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in two adjoining ocean view rooms for 5 nights. The rooms were lovely, spotless and well decorated. Twice daily maid service was wonderful, they always left extra bottled water and towels. The beach is just amazing! Tyrone, Lucan, and O'Neil set up our chairs every morning. They were absolutely wonderful to us. So friendly and helpful... even playful... More 

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Panama City Beach, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first time visiting and we picked the perfect place. The rooms were super comfortable and the amenities were great. We are service oriented and everyone was very helpful and friendly. My husband is handicap and we were pleased at the detail they have for him. we were grateful they were so gracious to his disability. Thank you!

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort is secluded on the very private Kiawah Island and has amazing ocean views. The public rooms are large and dramatic and the guest rooms are light and spacious with comfortable furniture. Maid service is throughout the day so don't be surprised to discover your personal items have been arranged in a more orderly way. Staff is friendly and... More 

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