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Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Kiawah Island
Chicago, Illinois
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“Great family vacation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2005

We rented a two bedroom oceanview villa through the resort for our stay on Kiawah and had a great time. The villa was maintained and clean and non-smoking as I'd requested. The beach is gorgeous; my husband and I joked that we're now spoiled and any future beach vacation will be judged unfairly because the uncrowded, clean, quiet beach at Kiawah is so nice. We took the kids to some of the island activities and were generally pleased with them.

I would recommend that families who go to Kiawah try to go to Charleston for meals (even though it's far). We ate on the island and were disappointed with the service at Shrimpers. We also went to Bohicket Marina for Rosebank Farms and found the food good but the kids' meals very overpriced.

Beyond that, it was a great vacation and would recommend the place to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed July 2005
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8 Thank ProfandMom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2005

My husband and I booked a stay at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort last month. After reading reviews here, I was hesitant to book through the resort itself, but it turned out to be a great experieance! Although we arrived about an hour earlier than check-in time, our villa was available & we were promptly & cheerfully checked in. Although I had reserved a one bedroom villa, we were "upgraded" to a 2 bed, 2 1/2 bath unit. We didn't need the extra room, but found that the unit was very nice. The furniture was comfortable & clean, and the location was perfect! No complaints about our accomodations at all, other than a few roaches...(apparently not unusual in this area?!)

The island is gorgeous. We loved the miles of uncrowded beach for swimming and lounging & took advantage of several of the recreational opportunities, including bike rentals, beach rentals, and canoeing. There is lots to do here; no worries of getting bored. Our only complaint in the area of activites was that the pool we visited was rather dirty - lots of bugs and leaves, etc.

All services were excellent! Resort staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. We dined in several restaurants & found the food to be good, if not a bit overpriced.

Overall, a great vacation experience. We are planning a return trip soon!

  • Stayed May 2005
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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
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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