Although not to my personal liking, the lovely renovations have returned this hotel to its former glory and then some. Staff is warm and welcoming and very quick to make certain your stay is pleasant, every day you are there.
Rooms are cozy and comfortable. The room now includes a refrigerator but still no microwave. The room's Keurig coffee pot was most disappointig as this machine makes coffee to weak for our preference. Coffee is served in the lobby all day long. And its better coffee. Although I prefer a room with a King bed we got 2 Queens that were just fine. The room is large enough that the 2 beds don't impede comfort.
The gym is almost unchanged since the Crown Plaza days and still needs more equipment for the size of this hotel. There were waiting lines for the treadmills every day. This room is just to small to accomodate the number of guests who want to utilize it. And there isn't enough equipment. Its been like that for all of our 4 stays here.
The "new" pools are lovely as is the new hot tub. The patio and deck areas are very inviting although I personally don't care to sit on the outdoor "bedding" with sheets used by other guests that are located around the pool area. It does offer a nice Carribean feel.
The restaurants are pricey but the food is good and portions are ample. Ambiance is very quiet and the service a bit slow. A very relaxing atmosphere overall. If you have a time schedule, better let the waitstaff know ahead of time. We had no problems with any of our bills as is mentioned in other reviews. They seem to have corrected those issues. I have always enjoyed shopping in the hotel gift shop but the prices are so high now that I just looked. Oh well!
We will definitely look forward to returning to this lovely hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is the perfect getaway for families and couples, destination weddings, and is the place to meet for groups of all sizes. Located within Shipyard Plantation, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis and Shipyard Golf. Our hotel is only 35 miles from Beaufort, S.C., 45 Miles from Savannah and 100 miles from historic Charleston. Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry is also home to the Verizon Heritage Golf Tournament. We are one of the closest, upscale Hilton Head hotels to island shopping, restaurants. The Sonesta Resort features 331 guest rooms and 9 luxurious suites. All rooms feature private balconies or patios, many with spectacular views of our lush tropical gardens and the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel amenities include Arum Spa, an extensive fitness center, outdoor and shaded pool, child's water feature, 24 hour business center, Pearls Market and Just Us Kids(seasonal). Enjoy our breakfast in Heyward's Restaurant, or have lunch at our poolside bar, Sweet Cane (seasonal). Fridays and Saturdays, Heyward's features a bountiful seafood buffet (seasonal) which is a local favorite. Seacrest offers lunch options and small plates. Bayley's Lounge offers daily happy hour specials. For the ultimate vacation experience or the premiere meeting spot, the Sonesta Beach Resort is the place to be on Hilton Head Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Hotel Hilton Head
- Hilton Head Crowne Plaza