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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

5.0 of 5 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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Charleston, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attended the inaugural Kiawah Comedy Weekend and had a fantastic time. The comedy was sensational, the rooms were divine, staff went over and above to cater to your every need. I love this hotel, the atmosphere and the location is to die for. Hoping that they will have the Second Annual Kiawah Comedy Weekend because we will be one... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I brought a group of 16 friends to The Sanctuary this past weekend for the inaugural comedy show. Most of the members of our group were first time guests and all were very happy with the accommodations, service and amenities offered here. This time, we dined at Tomassos and Jasmine Porch. While not quite at the level... More 

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Blythewood, SC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the time you pull up until you leave, this is one nice hotel. Everything about it is beautiful -- the lobby, the bars, the location on the beach, the rooms ... all are about as good as you can get. The staff is top notch. The attention to detail is excellent. The food was great. We attended a comedy... More 

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Washington DC
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173 reviews 173 reviews
18 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family recently spent four nights at The Sanctuary. We had a very large suite with a great view of the ocean. We were told our room would be ready when we arrived, but when we actually checked in they said they needed a few more hours. The hotel itself is gorgeous. The lobby is spacious and nicely decorated. They... More 

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north carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One couldn't ask for a more intimate and relaxing "sanctuary" to get away and unwind. Everything is pristine and the service is impeccable. Your experience here will last forever and you will eagerly book your next stay. With all that said, we were somewhat disappointed in the quality of the food at Tomassos and Jasmine Porch. My beet salad at... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us had drinks and dinner on Jan. 8 .Drinks in the lounge by the fireplace , set it up for a great night. Food was 5 star , service also 5 star . This is my 5 th or 6 th trip , always perfect .

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Jarrettsville, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Off season stay allowed us to have the property pretty much to ourselves. Large room with nice big balcony overlooking the Atlantic and a super bathroom! Delicious she crab bisque and drinks in the lounge snuggled by the fireplace. Good service and very friendly staff ..shuttle service to additional spots on the island was appreciated

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

Dear bobcat1967, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay with us this month at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I'm so happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hanging out by the fireplace in the lobby bar is one of my favorite things to do in... More 

Savannah area, GA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
13 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night in mid-December to celebrate our friends' birthdays. We had a great time. The resort was only lightly populated and it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The public areas were well-decorated for the holidays. Our room was very nice - not the nicest place we've ever stayed - but well worth what we... More 

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

Dear Tigerfan85, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Trip Advisor on your recent stay at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I apologize that your arrival and check-in experience did not hold up to our standards and I would wish the opportunity to discuss your feedback further in detail. Please reach out to me... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 5 people to the lounge for a couple of drinks on New Years Eve. The waitress literally ignored us and wouldn't even make eye contact with us. One person went to the bar and asked for service. Although the bartender asked the waitress to serve us, she scowled at him and still did not come to the table.... More 

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

Dear Joan D, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I regret that you did not have the most positive experience here at The Sanctuary lobby bar. I always welcome valid feedback from all sources as this has always proven to be one... More 

Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my 2nd time @ this 5 star resort, staying 4 nights. Although i indicate that my stay was a Very Good, overall, it really should be better. I had reserved 3 separate rooms. My party arrived early and only 1 of the rooms was ready. OK, I understand, but 3 hours later, I received no call or text.... More 

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

Dear Tvlplb, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay with us at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I’m glad to read that you enjoyed your return stay with us for the most part but I was very disappointed to read your challenges in your Ocean Room experience. I would... More 

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  • Very nice(11)
  • Jasmine Porch(10)
  • Ocean views(7)
  • Ocean rooms(6)
  • Would highly recommend(3)

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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Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Island
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