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130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • 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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#7 of 33 hotels in Hilton Head
Location
4.8
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4.8
Service
4.7
Value
4.4
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Enjoy the charm and warmth of one of the finest hotels in Hilton Head Island. Nestled along the coast with stunning views and lush landscapes our award-winning Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is a premier destination for getaways, gatherings or business. Walk along the beach, or stroll through our verdant, tropical gardens. Dine at one of our multiple restaurants, but not before wading into our zero-entry lagoon swimming pool. Pamper your body and senses with a trip to our Arum Spa. Or venture outside to find some of the best activities on the island at your disposal from golf, tennis and kayaking to shopping, bike riding and exploring the natural wonders of Hilton Head.
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Valet parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Kids stay free
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids' outdoor play equipment
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Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
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24-hour security
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Ethan Bishop wrote a review Sep 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio2 contributions
My wife and I just got married here and just W O W !!! First off, whoever is leaving negative reviews needs to be quiet and learn how to enjoy themselves. Delaney, the sales manager for our wedding did an outstanding job. Seriously, she was the absolute best. My wife and I were so pleased with everything she did for us and our large group! The resort as a whole is beautiful! It is set just a few football fields away from the quaint sandy beach. Whoever handles the landscaping needs a raise! Absolute beauty all around the grounds. The pools were very clean as were the restaurants / lobby etc. The rooms and bedding were quite comfortable. We stayed in one of the top floor ocean view suites for 8 days and it was magical. My only small critique would be to put a microwave in the rooms. Beyond that it was clean, the style flowed well and overall just very nice. The bartenders/servers at the pool area were super friendly and actually knew how to make drinks well. If you are looking for a place to hold your wedding this is it. The large pavilion right next to the beach was amazing for hosting our reception of about 150 people! We were blessed with amazing weather as well. Everyone has told my wife and I it is the best wedding they have ever been to. Shout-out to Charles as well for helping get a lot of cool lights, TV setups, ball room setups etc. He is the man! All in all, I think Sonesta just gained 150ish people who just loved this resort. My wife and I are so happy!!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 days ago
DearEthan, Congratulations to you both! It was a delight to host your memorable wedding on our beautiful grounds, and we will be sure to share your lovely words with Delaney. Thank you for experiencing our friendly and welcoming property for yourself and we hope you both will be back for many more relaxing stays in the future! Warmly, Sonesta Guest Relations
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jeffglex wrote a review Sep 2021
Lexington, Kentucky18 contributions2 helpful votes
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So relaxing! Everything was so clean and kept immaculate and tidy. Our room was spotless and our needs were well-provided for even though housekeeping was not entering the rooms daily. The pillows were the best I’ve ever had at a hotel: big and soft and fluffy and comfortable. The sheets were good and the bed was so comfortable. The rooms while not entirely soundproof, we’re still very quiet. The gift shop was absolutely packed with merchandise, everything you would need. And we enjoyed a delicious breakfast one morning in the restaurant. All the employees who served us were lovely, personable, and masked full-time. The wide beach was esp nice. Sonesta was a good choice for us!
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Date of stay: August 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 Sep 7, 2021
Dear Jeffglex, We love YOU, and we’re thrilled that the feeling was mutual. Thank you for highlighting our comfortable accommodations and our close proximity to Hilton Head's beautiful beaches. We know that our future visitors will be grateful for your helpful tips, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to further explore the all the island has to offer. Kind regards, Estefania Gil Guest Relations Director
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dseres wrote a review Sep 2022
Stratford, Connecticut37 contributions4 helpful votes
So we've been staying at the Sonesta for serveral years now, and it's still one of our favorite places. Very friendly check in process. Pleasantly surprised again at our welcoming goodies in the room! Being an elite member has a lot of nice perks at the hotel. Vanessa texted us a few times to make sure we had everything we needed. Loved getting a nice breakfast in the restaurant, Ben our server was so nice. We actually remembered him from last year! The whole staff in the restaurant were great! I do wish the rental fee for beach chairs & umbrellas was cheaper, but still happy they have them available. Love the grounds and the beautiful beach. If I had one complaint it was that our shower faucets didn't work well. But no big deal. We will be back again next year!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from A H, Other at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded 6 days ago
Dear desires, What a pleasure to receive you heartfelt praise and high score! We are honored to know you feel right at home with us in Hilton Head, returning to see us each year! As you discovered, we highly value our elite members and appreciate your loyalty. Ben says hello, and we appreciate your suggestion for our beach chairs and umbrellas. We await your next visit! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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dorlando21 wrote a review Sep 2022
Staten Island, New York3 contributions
Great location. Very beautiful &!clean hotel. Very friendly doormen & amazing front desk employees. Hilton & Arnold were very pleasant & always smiling. There’s Fire pits & hammocks surrounded by water fountain & ponds. You can hear the ocean while lying on one of hammocks & fall asleep at sunrise. Restaurants & bars at Sonesta are excellent. Our server Doreen recommend the seafood pasta dish & it was excellent. Entree was enough to have for lunch the next day. The thing I didn’t like was that they call this place a spa resort. Any spa resort I go too have steam rooms , a sauna & hot tubs. This did not. So I didn’t visit the spa. I was excited to make an appt but decided not too. I can get a no frills massage for a lot cheaper. I really liked the Coligny shops where there’s a great little supermarket the “piggly wiggly”. Plus plenty of unique shops, bars & restaurants. Very charming & quaint.. The coligny shopping is only a mile away from hotel. Security was an issue. They are constantly patrolling the corridors. While it felt safe they were loud. They carry walkie talkies which are loud & outdated. Management should get them earpieces to communicate & they should be told to keep quiet outside of guests rooms!!! We were awoken a couple times in a day due to loud conversation amongst staff. Hilton head island is a very busy activity filled place. Lots & lots to do. Naps are necessary for us. There’s a huge stretch of beach as far as the eye can see. you’ll see dolphins, surfcasters, bicyclists, birds, dogs etc. HH is a gem & lots to do or do nothing at all it’s up to you. There’s also free parking on site.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Dorlando21, Thank you for sharing your detailed review with our team, which we will share with our leadership. Thank you for appreciating the natural beauty of our grounds, and we will share your lovely words with Hilton and Arnold. We are glad you found time to enjoy our fire pits and hammocks and that your meals at Seacrest proved excellent. We appreciate your feedback regarding our spa facilities and will share your suggestion with our security team. We are glad you felt safe throughout your stay and we hope to host your next visit to Hilton Head as well. Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Bob wrote a review Sep 2022
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina2 contributions
First time visit to the Sonesta Resort. Everything exceeded all my expectations. The property is an ideal beach resort destination. Staff was friendly and helpful. Room was clean and comfortable. The beach and amenities were perfect! Loved our stay!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Dude, We loved having you! It was a delight to introduce you to all that sets us apart here at Sonesta, and we love knowing we exceeded your expectations. We hope we can host you again for another wonderful stay soon! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Craig wrote a review Sep 2022
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My wife and I had a great stay at Sonestra Resort, Hilton Head Island. The ocean view room was very comfortable, the pool/bar and ocean front beach access were amazing. All the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear CGO32, We love knowing that you and your wife enjoyed such a memorable late-summer escape to Hilton Head! Thank you for capping off your summer with us and on behalf of our entire team, we hope to have inspired a return! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Steve A wrote a review Sep 2022
Thame, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a nice stay at the hotel. Staff are nice and a special mention for Annette who looked after the room. The bed was comfortable. Access to the beach was good. Another mention for Denise ( Front Desk Manager ) who dealt with an enquiry with speed and efficiency.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear SteveaP9755TX, Thank you for settling in so nicely with us by the water! Annette will be thrilled to know her hard work was so appreciated and Denise says hello as well! Join us again in Hilton Head the next time you are seeking an escape to nature! Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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moniqueboo wrote a review Sep 2022
Charlotte, North Carolina4 contributions2 helpful votes
I enjoyed my first stay at Sonesta Resort in Hilton Head. The resort was well kept and was updated several years ago. The staff was extremely nice and provided great service. The only drawback that I’ve experienced thus far is that the resort doesn’t offer beach chairs and umbrellas. You have to rent them at $40/day on the beach and they’re only available until 5 :( In terms of food, I tried their chicken and mahi mahi tacos at the pool bar and they were extremely dry. I would not recommend this at all. There are great little restaurants around the resort. Overall, the resort provided a great getaway and I’d recommend it.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Moniqueboo, Thank you for sharing your detailed review. We are glad you discovered us here at Hilton Head and enjoyed our updated look and spacious grounds. As you noted, we are adjacent to many additional dining options and we will share your thoughts with our kitchen at Seacrest. We appreciate your recommendation to others and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Tourist767335 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We had a family vacation here and staid in one of their large, ocean facing King suites with a pullout sofa bed. The positives first: 1) house keeping us well done; 2) big clean beach and 3) the make a decent steak. Negatives: 1) The concierge staff is useless. Don’t expect them to book anything for you. All they do is stroll in at noon and send web links. Easily the worst concierge staff I’ve ever experienced. 2) the front desk is disorganized; 3) the pool areas has a huge red ant problem.4) the food by the pool is terrible. 5) the pool maintenance is terrible (both my kids ended up with eye and ear infections from the pool). 6) the claim to have a kids camp but no place on the website do they mention it’s only on specific dates (not after August 18). 7) the room was clearly designed to have a 1/2 kitchen but they cheeped out on it and only have a mini-fridge and tiny wet bar sink it this large area that is literally built to fit a small stove etc. 7) The wait staff in the main restaurant need better
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Tourist, Thank you for sharing your detailed review with our leadership. We are glad you and your family enjoyed one of our newly renovated ocean-front suites and that you took advantage of our beautiful stroll to our white sand beach. We will be sure to share your compliments with our housekeeping team. We are sorry to learn that our concierge did not provide the service you needed, and that you found our pool maintenance to be lacking. We have noted these issues for your family and we would love to have you join us again one day, perhaps during one of our scheduled kids' camps next summer. Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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Augustus McCray wrote a review Aug 2022
Lexington, South Carolina37 contributions20 helpful votes
The rooms were a bit on the small side and outdated. Our room smelled old and of mildew. We all took benedryl each night to sleep. The bathroom was old and worn down. Disappointing for the price point. The gym was very old and dirty. It smelled like a very old night club. Outside, the pool was tiny for the amount of people, but nice. The. outdoor staff was nice as well! Awesome location for beach access
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from A H, Other at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Rhett, As you noted, our outdoor spaces, grounds, and beach are the heart of our Hilton Head resort. We are glad our team by the pool proved so helpful and welcoming. We are sorry to note that our indoor facilities proved less inviting, and we take your feedback to heart. We hope we can earn your top score one day. Kind regards, Sonesta Guest Relations
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PRICE RANGE
$238 - $331 (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), Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (4.4 miles), and Hilton Head Island Bike Trails (1.6 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, valet parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sno Cones by Chris, The Jazz Corner, and Delisheeyo.
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).