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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

What a great place to stay! The hotel is beautiful! We had a king oceanview room. The bedding is very nice and comfy! The staff is very friendly. We had drinks at the bar during happy hour. It was nice to be able to take them outside on the patio. The furniture out on the patio is very nice and comfortable.

The pool area is beautiful and relaxing! Beach access is great! WE spent a lot of time on the beach relaxing!

The staff had great recommendations of places to eat all weekend. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank soles121
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island! With our newly renovated outdoor space, there are plenty of sitting areas to enjoy the beautiful weather during the fall season. We are glad to hear you were able to enjoy drinks at the bar and spent a relaxing time at the pool and beach. We look forward to having you join us again as we gear up for the holiday season. If not, definitely for sure in the spring time! We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

I had the opportunity to stay at the Sonesta Hilton Head Island Hotel while attending a medical conference. The hotel is set in an area that has condos, beach homes, and timeshare type facilities. It is in a gated community that has a lake and is lush with willow trees and palm trees throughout! The staff at the hotel are very kind, cordial & willing to to help out. The accommodations were very nice. I felt a sense of peace and tranquility while there!

  • Stayed: September 2013
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3  Thank MicheleD3
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience. We are very fortunate to have our beautifully landscaped property nestled in our quiet gated Shipyard community. As you enter the gate and drive through the beautiful oak trees and Spanish Moss, you can escape from the hustle and bustle as you relax by the pool or simply take a stroll on the beach. Our staff is here to add to your tranquil and peaceful experience therefore we are happy to hear we were able to provide you with the relaxation you were looking for. We realize there are many choices for lodging and we appreciate you recommending us as the desird destination on Hilton Head. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013

We just came back to Germany from a trip through the South and I must tell you what a wonderful, wonderful Resort this is. It was our best stay throughout the trip.

The service was exceptional, from Reception, to Room Service, Housekeeping and to the always smiling bellboys outside. Southern Hospitality at its best.

A special thank you to Chloe from reception. She made us feel very welcome at the Sonesta and did a wonderful, professional job. She was never tired to anser questions and arrange for anything we asked for.

The room was an absolute delight, very tastefully decorated. Very detail oriented, which we enjoyed. Something I must point out is the bed. We don`t like sleeping under a sheet only, which you get at most hotels. The Sonesta offers high quality sheets and a wonderful European duvet cover. All the modern amenities were there, like a docking station for iPhone. A nice thought also, which I have not seen before: when getting up at night a low light turned on automatically underneath the side board.
Getting up in the morning and being able to make a coffee with the Keurig machine was a great start. We always got up early to be able to watch the sun rise.

We enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on our patio. "Whatever you wish for" was the lovely answer from Room Service.

We did it all, enjoyed the pool, rented chairs on the beach and looked at the beach life, rented bikes at the resort (these were in perfect condition) and rode along the beach at low tide and around HHI. We had drinks in the afternoon, diner on Seacreast patio. The food was just what we needed, tasty and arranged beautifully.

Abolutely loving our time there and wish we could have extended our stay. But we will be back, hopefully next year. Thanks again for such a wonderful time. We miss it already.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank alstergirl
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2013

Thank you for letting us know of your excellent experience at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island! Our goal is to customize each stay to the individual preference of our guest which allows us to ensure everyone is treated with a special personal touch. After all we each have our unique preference and it is our way to turn an ordinary stay to an excellent one. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the amenities throughout the resort from our Keurig coffee maker in your room to the high quality bedding, multiple dining options and bike rental by the pool. We appreciate you recognizing our associates from Reception, In Room Dining, Housekeeping and Bell Services as we all take pride in the service we offer our guests. Thank you for personally recognizing Chloe for her attentiveness. We strive to create a memorable experience for all guests and to create fans for life! We truly hope you will have a chance to visit us again in the future. Thank you for staying with us!

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

A perfect resort for my wife and I. Every amenity and attraction you could imagine and all very near to the resort. We absolutely loved this place and can't wait to return. Great golf courses and restaurants. Shopping for the wife. You name it. We found it and were pleased.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

This property was more than we expected. Very clean. Friendly staff. Very welcoming. Plenty of choices for all foodies. The island has a lot of bike trails and you can rent bikes on the property. Has all the amenities that one could want as they travel. Would definitely make it destination for another trip to Hilton Head.

Room Tip: Suites are a great value. Plenty of room.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The facility and the grounds are nice. However it took over 20 minutes to be acknowledged by bartender (3 behind the bar) on a Friday night when the bar tops weren't full. If you want a drink without leaving, pay the few extra $ for room service and save the time.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Thank you for choosing the Sonesta Resort for your recent stay on Hilton Head. We are glad to hear you enjoyed our newly renovated facility and grounds. Our goal is to consistently provide an excellent guest experience that matches our beautifully decorated facility. We take our guest comments seriously and appreciate you taking the time to let us know of our opportunities. We will be sure to make immediate improvements so your next visit with us will be an excellent rating! Thank you for staying with us and we hope to have the pleasure in welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised to say the least! We are time share owners in Shipyard and knew that the hotel had been purchased from Crown Plaza. We had been to the Plaza several times and knew it needed updating - the renovations are fabulous. The rooms were beautifully done. The staff was knowledgeable. Looking forward to staying again next September!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Mary S
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. We are happy to welcome our local guests to showcase our newly renovated property. Although the owners are still the same from when the property was a Crowne Plaza, we have taken the lower occupancy months to completely renovate our property including our guest rooms, public area, meeting rooms, restaurants, as well as our outdoor space. We even added a beautiful spa on the second floor. We hope you will join us for some fun cocktail hours at Bayley’s or stop in for dinner at Heyward’s. If you decide to stay overnight, simply stop by the Front Desk or call us at 843-842-2400 and we will be happy to arrange your accommodation! We look forward to your return!

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Additional Information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Address: 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4932
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Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Hilton Head
#1 Green Hotel in Hilton Head
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hilton Head
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range: $178 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island 4*
Number of rooms: 340
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Hotel Hilton Head
Hilton Head Crowne Plaza

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