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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island is a lovely and expansive property located on an extremely upscale, well maintained swarth of barrier island. Excellent golf courses surround multi-million dollar homes with biking and jogging trails running across the entire property. The Sanctuary is poised above a stretch of hard sand beach just a few hundred yards from a pool facility, restaurants,...

Thank Dreyfus01
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit and have a nice time with friends, family or just as a couple. They have you as a captured audience at the resort - and the prices reflect this. There are some other restaurants on the island or right off the island that are worth a visit. Going to the bar area of the Ocean Course...

1Thank Travelandenjoyliving
South Carolina
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Our family trips to Kiawah were always ones of pure relaxation: everything is taken care of for you. We usually rent a beach house, where we stay for a week, cook at home, and sit on the beach. When we went to the Sanctuary, it was always a nice trip for my parents to relax and not worry about planning/cooking...

1Thank Meg0123
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This hotel should get a six star rating from Forbes and AAA. Absolutely perfect. Can't elaborate any more than that! The staff is so well trained that any criticism should fall back on the visitor! Can't wait to go back for Valentine's Day next year.

Thank Mark G
Eastchester, New York
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This is one of the nicest, prettiest and relaxing places I have ever been. It is a real treat. Great food. Beautiful room. The staff could not be nicer and more helpful. The loaner Mercedes Benz was a big bonus!

Thank carimarino
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We had the best experience! Our room was upgraded on arrival per our request and we were extremely impressed. The service was excellent. Everything from the linens to the grounds -5 star! My favorite part was the complimentary bottle of champagne for my husband and I. It was much needed after our 5 hour road trip.

2Thank Scott N Tiffany M
Charlotte, United States
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My girlfriend and I decided to take a last minute trip to Kiawah for a few days. We were amazed at the hotel as we had not been to Kiawah in years. It is a beautiful hotel the setting looking over the ocean is spectacular. The architect did a great job designing this hotel -everything is easy to get to....

1Thank marywW7064ET
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous property with southern beach feel and very good service. Beach is gray sand versus golden that you would see in Hawaii. Kids camp was awesome for our 5 year old. I was annoyed that they double-charged us for a massage, and despite 3 phone calls, they didn't didn't get the charge reversed--had to go grab the manager. Overall great...

Thank Richard K
baltimore md
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My first visit to Kiawah and from reservation to check in and check out was 5 Stars and it was comedy weekend that draw my attention to Kiawah Fantastic weekend , I laughed Friday and Saturday night and still telling friends I believe this is a annual event Only suggestion I could make to them is they missed a great...

Thank wmbrakeman
Blythewood, SC
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is our third year of the comedy weekend at the Sanctuary . It is just a fun weekend. The hotel is a treat, the staff is great, the rooms are great, the comedians were great. Did I say it was great. The Sanctuary and Kiawah Island is beautiful, with a world class beach. Plan your trip and just come,...

Thank foxsc

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Business Centre 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
Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Kiawah Island
Price Range: ₹ 23,739 - ₹ 55,130 (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 rooms are all great!; especially overlooking the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles blueskies1313, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We had a room on the 4th floor with a direct ocean view (vs a side view)”
 of 5 bubbles myangel_1014, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Alway check travel sites for best rates. Rack rate is extremely high.”
 of 5 bubbles Dreyfus01, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for high ocean view if you can afford it. Corner rooms are the best or the ones at the ocean end of the horseshoe.”
 of 5 bubbles Travelandenjoyliving, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Worth it to have an ocean front room. Waking up to that view is everything, plus, sunsets.”
 of 5 bubbles Meg0123, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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