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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
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Arkansas
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“4331 windswept. East beach. Nice!!!!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

East beach villas. Windswept unit 4331. Extremely clean. Small kitchen, large living area, small one bedroom w king bed. Nice roomy bathroom. Seems to be redone recently, from furnishings to cabinetry etc. very small balcony fitting barely 2 chairs and table. Top floor end unit, very quiet. View of beach (probably 50 yards away) from balcony, living area, and bedroom. Literally two minute walk to beach (via boardwalk). I'm on company money this trip! : ) but it seems a good value for the area. Wireless but it's slow. Very close to the Market, get sandwiches wraps snacks beer/wine soups souvenirs.

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Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Last minute we decided to extend our vacation and incorporate a stop at Kiawah Island and while it has been on our 'go to' list for years, this is our first visit. We were more than pleasantly surprised! The island is gorgeous with lush tropical plants and trees and is beautifully maintained. We stayed in a premier villa - Seacape - and with these being the high end of the villa rentals, we would highly recommend. It was very well maintained and very new, clean and modern. We could walk to the beach and my husband enjoyed two great rounds of golf on the pristine courses. Don't miss out on doing a bike ride around the island. Also, for a great meal, don't miss Cherrywood BBQ for a casual dinner, and Atlantic Room for a special dinner night. Both offered great food, service and views. Even if you don't play golf, you should take the drive down to the Ocean Course at the end of the island as the views won't disappoint. The whole experience was top notch, with service being excellent!

Room Tip: Of the three levels of villas, we highly recommend the Premier villa.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Evans, Georgia, United States
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

If you want luxury at it's best you need to stay at The Sanctuary! The accommodations are first class and so is the staff. Beautiful rooms and great food all under one roof. I highly recommend this for a romantic getaway!

Room Tip: Garden view room is probably quieter if there are a lot of activities such as weddings or other even...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, OH
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

I think the bulk of reviews are quite accurate. It is expensive. (They nickle and dime everything here. I mean toast is $4. You could buy multiple loaves for this price. Come on Kiawah, lower those food prices.. a bit outrageous! I think they need to provide more free activities included in the price, for the rate they charge). That being said, it was marvelous!

Not only are the accomodations at The Sanctuary and landscape gorgeous, but the beach was everything you could want in a beach. Spotlessly clean (I mean even any sea junk), Chairs, towels, water and beach umbrellas are set up for you on the beach. There is flat wet sand for building sand castles.

And the pools.... there is an adult pool, family pool, tiny tots pool that is only 1 foot deep, and a super fun kiddie pool with activities in it.

It is worth the price. So wonderful we considered extending our vacation.

Room Tip: Splurge on the ocean view.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

10th stay here, as always, it was fantastic. Accommodations, service and the beauty of the Hotel brings us back year after year. Golf is great, my wife likes the beach and pool and after a round at the Ocean course, meets me for drinks afterward at the Ryder Cup bar located there. Probably the best setting for drinks or light dinner anywhere. Other golf courses are great as well. Pricey...yes, but given the setting, the hotel is worth it.

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Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

the condo units area OK, but the furniture in the condo that I was in and that of and associates were 1980 vintage with faded couches and bedspreads. It was obvious that you were renting someones condo. the towels were also rather ragged at times. On the other hand, you can sleep 4-5 in a 1 bedroom unit, and the transportation and grounds are excellent.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

It truly makes you chose where you belong the haves or have nots. The Sanctuary is amazing elegant aloof and more expensive than the expensive Kiawah.
the villas I stayed in were dated and tired. The unit as several others were for sale.
to be fair Kiawah has a drearier atmosphere because of the foliage. Environmentally it is probably better to protect the island but makes the villas dark.
the beach is great for families wide sweeping areas that are shallow.
the pools are for designated by the villa you are staying in. The children's pool is marvelous.

Room Tip: Stay at eh Sanctuary if you have the money.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Address: 1 Sanctuary Beach Dr, Kiawah Island, SC 29455-5434
Location: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 580
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 
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