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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 04/06/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#5 of 31 hotels in Hilton Head
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2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
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
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Sofa
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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carey B wrote a review Oct 19
Houston, Texas1 contribution
The Sonesta is a beautiful place to stay , very close to the beach in about a mile and a half from shopping. You Can also rent bikes and ride through beautiful plantation area and on the beach. The Trolley service is amazing. They run from 10 o’clock in the morning till dusk it’s a great group of guys that drive a nice little cart around to make it easier to get to your shopping areas.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Carey, Greetings from Hilton Head Island! We were delighted to serve as your home base here in paradise, and we can’t thank you enough for the great rating! It’s wonderful to know that you were able to explore the local attractions, and we know our future guests will appreciate your helpful tips. Hurry back! Kind regards, Estefania Gil Guest Relations Director
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John T wrote a review Aug 2021
Clearwater, Florida45 contributions28 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
As in 2018, Sonesta offered great service and hospitality. We even got the exact same room from our 2018 visit. What would make Sonesta a truly great value, is if discounts to the rental of beach chairs and umbrellas ($40 a day and $27 a day) thereafter if reserved at the initial time. This rental us not through the resort but from the city if Hilton Head. Another improvement I would make is in the restaurant offering.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded Sep 1, 2021
Dear John, We love hearing from our visitors, and we appreciate you letting us know what you loved most about our resort, as well as sharing your helpful suggestions. We hope you’ll continue to make yourself at home with us on Hilton Head Island for many years to come! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Terry H wrote a review Oct 17
Ocean City, Maryland62 contributions59 helpful votes
The grounds are absolutely gorgeous and the entire property is sparkling. We enjoyed walking around the lagoons and the direct access to the beach. The room was perfect and the bed was so comfortable. We enjoyed the pool bar and Heywards restaurant. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rent a bike to ride on the trails.
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Terry, Many of our visitors rave about the natural beauty of Hilton Head, and we’re thrilled that you enjoyed exploring the island! We loved seeing your highlights. Thank you for letting us be a part of the experience and for awarding us your perfect rating. Kind regards, Estefania Gil Guest Relations Director
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Amy E wrote a review Oct 16
Boston, Massachusetts, United States13 contributions5 helpful votes
We enjoyed this hotel very much! Location is remarkable! It was clean, well maintained and the beach is lovely! Amenities were great. Staff were friendly and helpful. I have a few thoughts to make it even better. 1- the beach chairs and umbrellas needing to be rented…that was a bit nickel and diming since there is already a resort fee everyday. We aren’t big day time beach people so renting everything for a whole day is not for us. We just wanted to occupy for an hour, or less to enjoy the beach we were visiting. Didn’t happen for us. 2-realizing that it is not the summer in October but the weather was still in the 80s! Closing the pool (both family and adult) at 7pm was a bit foolish. There are no lifeguards so it doesn’t require staffing. And no bar in the adult only side so again no staffing needs. And it also means the hot tub is closed after 7pm. Don’t get me wrong we LOVED this place, would return in a heartbeat. But those two things would be great improvements for couples traveling from well out of the region to enjoy the resort.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: Gorgeous views on the 5th floor for sure! But 4th floor has a wider view via balcony
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Response from K P, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Amy, Greetings from paradise! We loved having you here with us, and we couldn’t be happier to see that the feeling was mutual! We love knowing what our visitors love most about us, as well as where we can improve, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your helpful feedback. Thank you! We know you’re going to enjoy your next visit even more! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Journey609157 wrote a review Oct 16
Alpharetta, Georgia3 contributions2 helpful votes
With great weather even in mid October we had to take advantage of the beach. Sonesta has everything you need for the beach (chairs,umbrellas, bikes,etc) and great layout. Restaurant with outdoor seating was also great.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Journey, We love knowing what our visitors enjoy most about their time with us, and we appreciate you sharing the highlights of your Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island experience. Hurry back! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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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 (1.2 miles), Hilton Head Outfitters (1.2 miles), and Pirate's Island Adventure Golf (1.5 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 Sno Cones by Chris, Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana, and The Jazz Corner.
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).