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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We spent Thanksgiving as a family at The Sanctuary in Kiawah Island. Every person working there from the bell staff to the cleaning staff made it a priority to make us feel welcome and give us lovely southern hospitality. I felt pampered and cared for and every effort was made to make sure we were happy staying there. Amazing how... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Everything at the resort was great - except The Ryder Cup Grill - skip eating there and just have a drink and watch the sunset. The Ocean Course was fantastic as was the spa.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

I would be remiss if I didn't state that this resort is beautiful and the attention to detail is phenomenal. I spent my birthday here and everything was going great until I slipped on the bathroom floor twisting my knee. I am very disappointed in how the resort has responded to this incident. I asked for a copy of the... More 

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Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

A very quiet, perhaps because we went in the shoulder season of early November, Kiawah Resort is a golfer's paradise. The resort is very scenic and spread out - we drove for 25 mts. within the resort property to get from our 4 bedroom condo to the Ocean Course (which was just fabulous). Walking the Ocean Course with caddies was... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

Just returned from 3 day Earl Klugh's Weekend of Jazz at Kiawah Island Sanctuary resort. This is my third stay at the Sanctuary and the service is outstanding, In a low key "southern" style, the staff is extremely professional and attentive. The rooms are beautifully decorated in a sophisticated style and it seemed like guest services attended to the room... More 

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Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

From the time we arrived to the time we left, the service was outstanding and the Sanctuary was beautiful. Will be back soon.

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Middlefield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

Kiawah is a golfer's paradise. We had a fantastic time and got in over 100 holes of golf over our 5 day,4 night stay. We played Cougar Point, Turtle, Osprey and of course Ocean. Ocean Course was truly memorable, and was made even more special by having caddies. Our caddies, Jon Hamerik and Reid Walker were the very best. Cougar... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

We spent 3 nights at the Sanctuary, and were impressed with the level of professionalism amongst the staff. Every person who looked after us during our stay exemplified the best available in looking after their guests. The spa was wonderful and the staff impressive. The room was comfortable and the reservations department were incredibly accommodating when we had to change... More 

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White Plains, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

The Sanctuary has incredible rooms--ours had the oceanfront view --and are extremely well decorated and comfortable and spacious. The Jasmine Porch had great breakfast and lunch and the staff was very accomodating. We spent a relaxing weekend and would love to return.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We stayed in the villas, our unit was privately owned and well maintained. We had a beautiful view of the beach from our balcony and a short walk to the beach where our rented beach chairs were set up for us which was lovely. The beach is gorgeous, we walked, swam and sunbathed. We ate wonderful meals in Charleston 2... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located just 21-miles south of beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina, Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers an unmatched golf experience with a unique combination of distinctive golf courses, a spectacularly beautiful natural setting, luxurious resort amenities and gracious hospitality. Selected as the best golf resort in the U.S. in Golf World magazine's "Readers' Choice Awards" survey, the resort staff is totally committed to the game of golf and those who play it at every level. Kiawah Island Golf Resort possesses an esteemed golf tradition flavored with the spirit of lively competition. Kiawah Island's championship resume includes the dramatic 1991 Ryder Cup, the 1997 and 2003 World Cups, the 2005 PGA Professional National Championship, the 2007 Senior PGA Championship and the prestigious 2012 PGA Championship won in commanding fashion by Rory McIlroy. It has also been named the site of the 2021 PGA Championship. The resort offers five distinctive, world-class golf courses designed by Pete Dye, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Fazio, Gary Player and Clyde Johnston. Using the island's magnificent setting of rolling sand dunes, expansive saltwater marshes and quiet maritime forests, each architect has created a unique expression of golf's varied challenges and rewards. The resort has received an impressive array of rankings in various magazine readers' polls proving that service is still king on Kiawah Island including being named the No. 1 island in North American Island & No. 2 island in the world in the latest Conde Nast Traveler's annual Readers' Choice Awards With 10 miles of stunning shoreline and an unmatched golf experience, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is one of America's top vacation destinations. In addition to the five championship golf courses, two tennis centers, it is known as one of the top eco-friendly resorts in the U.S. and has a world-renowned recreation and nature program With close to 600 villas and luxury homes and the Forbes Five Star/AAA Five Diamond, 255-room oceanfront hotel and spa, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, the resort offers a wide variety of accommodation options. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Price Range: $153 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 580
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