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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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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.
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Pool
Restaurant
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wheelchair Access
Free Parking
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle Bus Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Hot Tub
Golf Course
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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Full view
Getting there
Charleston Intl Airport33 km
Hilton Head Airport70 km
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We were here for 3 nights. Everything was exceptional. The bellman Chris was great. Our room was great. Loved having a balcony. Loved that it was just literally steps to the sand and beach. They helped us with our rental car, we wanted to turn it in early.
The restaurant the
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Response from Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Elizabeth M, Thanks so much for staying with us for the Kiawah Island Marathon. It really does serve as a convenient HQ within walking distance of all the pre- and post-race activities. And not bad celebrating your accomplishment by relaxing in a luxurious environment after the ardor of running a long race, right? We're so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found the service and accommodations top-notch. We do very much hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back.
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This place is amazing. The location, the views, the shops. All of it is just beautiful. We've been coming to kiawah for years and this never disappoints. The pools are heated and right on the ocean. The dining and cocktails are superb. You can't beat the decorations at Christm
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Response from Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear CPAExplorer, Thank you for returning time and again to The Sanctuary. We're thrilled that we continue to consistently provide the level of service that keeps you coming back. Winter really is a special time to relax here. I hope your kind words will encourage those who have only experienced our hotel in the warmer months to make plans to visit us next holiday season or perhaps even for a last-minute getaway this year. Thanks again for your loyalty and for taking time for the thoughtful review. We look forward to welcoming you back.
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We had never been to The Sanctuary in December and it was a special treat. The hotel was beautifully decorated and quiet. The weather turned out great for our Golf or Gourmet package. Our oceanfront room gave us access to beautiful views, including a spectacular sunrise.

The st
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Response from Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Chris C, Thank you for choosing The Sanctuary for a December getaway. It really is magical this time of year decorated for the holidays. We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay and the service, and that you had the privilege to catch a spectacular sunrise. I can assure you they never get old. We hope we have a chance to welcome you back.
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Four of my college friends and I went there to celebrate my friend’s 40th birthday.

We stayed in a suite with an ocean view. There were stunning views. We had the hospitality suite. John took great care of us with unlimited drinks and food.

The beach is perfect with chairs se
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Response from Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Responded 1 week ago
First, happy 40th to your friend. We are honored the four of you choose to toast her birthday at The Sanctuary. Thank you also for your kind words. We are absolutely thrilled we delivered the level of service you experienced, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back -- very soon, we all hope.
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We had been looking forward to this trip for months. We usually travel to South Carolina a few times per year and this was our first try at the Sanctuary. We don’t golf so all of that was lost on us but we can talk about the resort itself.
The grand entrance is spectacular, open
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Response from Bill L, General Manager at The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Chiefy, Thanks very much for choosing to spend your Thanksgiving holiday with us. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and especially that the food and service during both of your visits to Jasmine Porch were particular highlights. I'm sorry you found the beds initially uncomfortable, and glad we were able to quickly resolve that. I'm also sorry that your room wasn't serviced, but again glad that we responded quickly. Regardless, neither issue matches our Five Star standards, so I'm very disappointed that was your experience. Thank you for the feedback. I hope that you'll give us the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
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Is anyone staying at The Sanctuary experiencing construction noise from the Chapel build or other renovations? Any other noise or aesthetic issues? It's Kiawah so I'm sure they're doing it right but just checking.
Thanks for the excellent question and for those who took time to respond. We're fortunate that the chapel is being constructed just off our east "meetings" wing, so the construction site is not immediately adjacent to guest rooms. Also, being ocean-side, the hotel is of very solid construction, so there's quite a lot of building material that buffers outside noise. Ensuring a Five Star guest experience is our number one priority, so we've gone to great pains to make sure that chapel construction has very minimal (if any) impact on that experience. Thanks again for your question, and to those how relayed their recent experiences while construction was ongoing.
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Is this resort pet friendly?
I’m not sure
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Do the ocean front rooms on the 1st floor have a good view or they blocked by the dunes?
Good morning dzjenn, The first floor dunes are at ground level. However, the site the hotel is built on is built up 17 feet above see level. Some first-floor rooms do provide views of the ocean, while the undulations of the dunes do block ocean views from some rooms. Nevertheless, there is a tradeoff: first-floor rooms are very convenient to the Grand Lawn, the pools, Lobby Bar, boardwalk to the beach, etc. Due to this, we cannot guarantee a view of the ocean from first-floor rooms. Excellent question, and I hope this is helpful.
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I am coming to to the resort on August 24th for my first time. Traveling with 2 kids 8 and 10 and we are interested in going fishing for a few hours. Are there any public fishing tours you could recommend?
We do indeed offer fishing charters, both in-shore, near-shore, reef fishing, ultra-light tackle, etc. I encourage you to call our recreation department to discuss all the options. They will help tailor a trip for you and your group. (843) 768-6001
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Are cribs available?
So sorry I'm just seeing your message. Yes, indeed, we have very nice, sturdy cribs (not pack-n-plays as used in many hotels). We hope to see you and your little one soon.
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"I believe all have ocean views"
"If you can, opt for an oceanfront room on the 5th floor."
"We find ocean view rooms to be best. View is not that different in ocean front"
"Gorgeous Ocean View Rooms with Balcony!"
"Get a room on a high floor for the best views"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 267 - US$ 654 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the sanctuary at kiawah island golf hotel kiawah islandsanctuary hotel kiawah islandthe sanctuary kiawah island
LOCATION
United StatesSouth CarolinaCoastal South CarolinaKiawah Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
255
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