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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel oozes Southern Charm and its best! Upon arriving the bellmen are helpful as well as making sure you are well hydrated with a bottle of ice cold water. Smart! Its quite a sight to see all of the green bikes aligned outside for all to use and exploring this wonderful property. The entry way of the hotel has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our fourth time to visit The Sanctuary so obviously, we really enjoy it! The hotel is beautiful, the rooms are very nice and the people are friendly. There are lots of things to do, you could never get bored here. We love the beach, riding bikes, the crafting classes, but mostly just relaxing. It is very, very expensive!... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This property has become a family tradition for us. We began staying at the Sanctuary in 2007, when our boys were 8 and 6 years old. The property was perfect for them and us at that age and now when they are 17 and 15, as well. The beautiful, pristine beach and luxuriously decorated accommodations are impressive without being intimidating... More 

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Thank KristenMarie1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been a guest for the last nine years. This hotel has never disappointed me. From the moment you drive to the front door you are treated first class. I've always stayed on the club floor. The food and wait staff and concierge on club floor are excellent. They offer 3 meals a day plus snacks and drinks of all... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sanctuary and The Ocean Room restaurant was the PERFECT destination for our anniversary weekend. The reservationist put together the ROMANCE package for us, and it was perfect! Would HIGHLY recommend!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just spent the most enjoyable time celebrating our 49th wedding anniversary. We did the romance package, The three mights were fantastic, starting with a beautiful garden room. Champagne , chocolates, and on our bed was red roses in a heart shape on the first night. Bed turn down each night with fresh linens and water and chocolate. We had... More 

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Thank ozellar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice hotel with a lot of things to do for the whole family. Activities are well organised and for all ages. Our boys (9,8 &6) enjoyed Kamp Kiawah. Beach is great for kids, wide and flat. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Great service!

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Thank Joel S
NC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished 4 days at this wonderful resort. The lobby area of the hotel has three areas for relaxing, reading, conversation, or whatever you want to do. One area has a bar. There is a courtyard in the center where they have bands play during the summer on Saturday evening 5:30 - 8:30. They have 2 pools - one for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my 2nd time traveling to the Sanctuary and I adore this hotel. It is beautifully designed and decorated and the rooms are very comfortable. The service is great, and the beach can't be beat. I love the convenience of the free shuttle service around the island, and the bike paths make walking or biking very easy. You won't... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to Kiawah and my family of 3 loved it! The people are very nice and remarkably remember your name throughout your stay. The facility is very new (built 12 years ago) but looks like it has been there forever. Timeless style and elegance. The beach is wonderful and the ocean perfect in August. The pools... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Near Charleston, SC, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is an oceanfront Five Star/ Five Diamond hotel and spa offering casual Southern grace, comfort and charm on one of the top eco-friendly island in the U.S. It features five golf courses including The Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship. Tennis magazine ranks it as America's No. 3 tennis resorts and it has one of the top-ranked beaches in the country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Sanctuary Hotel at 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: $318 - $786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 255
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The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island Golf Hotel Kiawah Island
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