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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place on a beautiful island. Came here a few years ago with my family for a summer vacation. Excellent restaurant and bar, lovely private beach and one of the best rated spas in the country. Heaven. This is definitely a getaway spot if you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation. Be prepared because there's not too... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Sanctuary at Kiawah is an A+ resort! The service is outstanding. They surely make you feel special. The resort is beautiful & there is a lot to do. They have golf, tennis, fitness center, indoor & outdoor pools - one just for adults!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a snafu at registration, where the confirmed early check in and late checkout were denied, the stay here was an absolute pleasure. Got my travel agent to work out the issues and the hotel honored the original guarantee. Food is excellent as is the staff. Facilities perfect and I love walking on that beach. Played golf and tennis. Very... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at the last minute, when the hotel was full, without reservations. Yet, they found three rooms for our stay (different each night). One room had never been updated (still attractive and acceptable yet too worn). Ask for a refreshed room if this would be a concern. All were ocean view and nice. Dining choices at the hotel and... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Sanctuary at Kiawah is pure relaxation. Things are just slower here with a beautiful resort and one of the best beaches I have ever been on. The staff is very accommodating and exceptionally polite. Meeting facilities are good for mid size group. We had 125 in our group and were very plased. Spouses were vey pleased with location.

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Los Angeles, California
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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By organizing a top level conference in a remote place 45 minutes from the nearest (small) airport, one needs to know that the journey will be worth it. AND, it certainly is! The Sanctuary is exactly that, a Holy Grail of what a resort/spa/hotel/golf resort should be. The physical plan of the Sanctuary is outstanding with many very real and... More 

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Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at Jasmine s Porch on the way to Savannah. Lunch and service were lovely. The location and feel of Sanctuary Resort is truly beautiful. Worth the drive. We were unable to obtain a room reservation, I called three months in advance, it was spring vation. There is a very serene feel here. I could sit in an... More 

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Pacific Palisades, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are accustomed to staying at high-end resorts and hotels, which is only to say that we are good judges of the sometimes subtle differences between a poorly-managed and well-managed luxury hotels. We stayed at the Sanctuary over one of the hotel's busiest Spring Break weeks. Even with 100% occupancy, the hotel was immaculate and calmly-run...clicking along at full steam... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 3rd time here. From the moment you walk in the lobby you will be wowed. Great 2 night stay for a short spring break. Ocean view room. Really comfortable beds, mini fridge and balcony. The staff is certainly 5 star. Housekeeping 2 times a day was certainly something I could get used to! The shuttle service to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Whilst the hotel still provides exemplary service the golf courses are expensive, busy and in one case, Turtle Point, badly managed. Further Ocean is poor value at 310 dollars plus a "suggested" 70 for the caddy when many greens have poor surfaces from either poor maintenance or over use.

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