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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
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English first
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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 4 days ago NEW

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

Pa
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! From the warm welcome to the beach to the food EVERYTHING is too notch. Really exceptional service, beautiful accommodations, pristine beach and some of the best food I've ever had the pleasure if eating. The best part about The Sanctuary - it has a casual laid back feel. While it is 5 star it is anything but pretentious! Fantastic... More

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

Dear Martha B, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay with us in June. We appreciate your kind comments about The Sanctuary, and are pleased to hear that we provided you with a relaxing environment but still were able to meet all of your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you... More

McLean Virginia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
35 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved a lot of things about this resort--the beach, the fitness center and pools, the cleanliness of the rooms and the friendly employees. My husband and I were celebrating our birthdays, and the hotel sent a bottle of sparkling wine, which was a very nice touch. The restaurants we tried were pricey but the food and service were great.... More

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

Dear Cybelor, Thank you for taking the time to write a Trip Advisor review on your recent stay with us. If you have time please feel free to contact me regarding your disappointments. Please call me directly at the hotel at 800.654.2924. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to the island in the near future. Kind... More

kings mountain, nc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really sure where to begin. The views, the scenery, the staff, the food....etc.... Literally, everything was perfection. The detail that is placed on each guest is overwhelming. The valet attendants treated our car with more respect than we do! The housekeeping staff were so meticulous to details that we were scared to leave things out of place.... More

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

Dear Tomgor, Thank you for your glowing recommendation of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. I will be sure to share your comments with our management team during our next staff meeting and I will be sure to recognize all of the departments that positively impacted your stay. I hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to... More

Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Dear TravelForLifeNow, 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

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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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Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Island
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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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