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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

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130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4932
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 31 hotels in Hilton Head
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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 RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Presented by Boeing. We are one of the closest, upscale Hilton Head Resorts to island shopping and 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). Friday evenings, 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 Resort is the place to be on Hilton Head Island.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Evening entertainment
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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PatAndCarol2013 wrote a review Sep 17
Summerville, South Carolina29 contributions5 helpful votes
The Sonesta is a full service resort right on the ocean. There is also a sort of tropical garden with turtles, egrets, etc. on the property that you walk through to get to the beach. Staff are very friendly. The on-site Heywards Restaurant is excellent and convenient. The hotel also seems to be doing a good job sanitizing, social distancing, etc. during the pandemic.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Chloe Bradley, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
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Dear PatandCarol2013, Thank you for your comments about our garden area and staff. We appreciate you taking the time to recognize the efforts of our team in trying to keep the hotel a safe and clean environment. We do hope you can visit us again. Sincerely, Chloe Bradley Front Office Manager
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40somethingsplus1 wrote a review Jul 2020
Gastonia, North Carolina31 contributions24 helpful votes
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We have been coming to HH for more than five years, and have always stayed in Shipyard. This was our first vacation in 19 years with no kids, so we decided to try Sonesta this time. And we are extremely happy we did. It is a full service resort, understanding that full service during this pandemic means that certain services you would normally have simply aren’t available: room service and daily housekeeping. We were happy to see that daily room service was not provided...it reduced our contact/exposure risk. Things are different, for sure. But my expectations were exceeded. We spent a little time at the pool (that was too crowded for my comfort) and found the service polishes was exceptional. I didn’t expect the poolside bar to be open (it wasn’t open the first day), but was pleasantly surprised when it was open on Tuesday. The beach had plenty of room to spread out, so that’s where we spent most of our time. We also played tennis at the Van Der Meer tennis facility that is just a few steps from the resort. That is always a highlight of our trips. We ordered many meals from the restaurant there, opting to eat our food in the room. The bacon cheeseburger was my husband’s favorite, and my favorite was the kids chicken tenders. We stayed in a standard king room (5th floor) facing the parking lot. We were very pleased with our views of the sunset and the storms blowing through. We especially appreciated how quiet our room was. (See picture). If you want daily housekeeping, stay home. You aren’t really ready to venture out into the world of COVID. If you want food Delivered to your room, stay home. But If you want to get away and relax, then plan a trip to Sonesta. You won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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donnamarieg64 wrote a review Sep 14
Gardiner, Montana5 contributions
Very nice hotel with clean rooms and friendly staff. Steps away from beach which was beautiful. Rented bikes on the beach and lounge chairs and beach umbrellas. A relaxing and comfortable place to stay .
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chloe Bradley, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
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Dear Donnamarieg64, Thank you for your amazing review of our hotel. We appreciate you noticing how clean the rooms are. We are glad you love the proximity to the beach. We hope to see you again soon. Chloe Bradley Front Office Manager
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MKBFamily wrote a review Sep 14
Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions
My trip with my family during COVID was refreshing. The service was great. The SPA was open and took all necessary precaution. We stayed at the pool and beach most of the time. But they did have great places on the resort to lounge and relax. My son loved the turtle pond. We didn’t partake in the restaurant in the resort but others said it was good. We stayed from Thursday to Sunday. I would have given it a 5 star but it got crowded on Saturday with some loud and annoying guest. But overall the hotel and spa service was fantastic. A must do again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear MKBFam, Thank you for your almost perfect review. We appreciate all the great comments regarding your stay. We are so happy the Arum spa has reopened and glad you were able to experience that. We are sorry that there was some louder guests in the hotel. We hope that you will be able to visit again soon. Sincerely, Chloe Bradley Front Office Manager
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Courtney T wrote a review Sep 13
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We had a great stay at Sonesta! We appreciated the complimentary WiFi for sonesta members and the beach access was very convenient. The pool was very nice as well and I enjoyed the Whirlpool hot tub. Thanks once again Sonesta!!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chloe Bradley, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
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Der 681courtneyt, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Sonesta. We are glad you were able to use the upgraded WiFi for our Travel Pass members and thank you for your loyalty. We do hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Chloe Bradley Front Office Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$182 - $401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
crowne plaza hilton head island beach hotel hilton head, hilton head crowne plaza
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaHilton Head
NUMBER OF ROOMS
340
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Which popular attractions are close to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Nearby attractions include Comedy Magic Cabaret (1.3 miles), Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (1.6 miles), and Hilton Head Outfitters (1.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Jazz Corner, Sno Cones by Chris, and Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum (3.8 miles).