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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was at Kiawah Island Golf Resort last week for 4 days to attend a conference. It is an hour's drive from Charleston International Airport. The suites are very clean and the service is superb. The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans and everything else you need. Great for a family with kids. The beach is literally hop,...

Thank Jay323443
Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone is super helpful and professional but we stayed in a villa and it was truly 3 stars. Place needs to be updated. Rather shabby for an $800 3 night stay. Plus they were doing work outside replacing shingles, which I totally understand, but they didn't warn us that it would be outside our room from 8:30 to 9:30. I...

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Snellville, Georgia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Kiawah Island Golf Resort/Sanctuary for the Comedy Weekend. What a fantastic time. We reserved a Villa because there were 2 couples, and 3 of us were celebrating our birthdays. Not only did we get a great villa, but it was a 3 bedroom with plenty of room. The resort had a bottle of wine addressed to the birthday people,...

Thank SavyTravlr
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Went for a weekend of workshops. Meeting accommodations were exceptional - comfortable with amenities like water and mints. Stayed in a villa that was well-appointed. Comfy bed. I can't say enough good things about the staff - courteous, friendly, helpful to a fault. Even the shuttle drivers were a delight. Beautiful property. I was sorry I did not have more...

Thank reduff
Reviewed 26 December 2016

The cottage was stayed in was very spacious and provided all the comforts of home. Staff was very pleasant to work with and very helpful. A 30 minute drive to Charleston and other excursions. Don't worry about towels and sheets, already provided. They also had coffee, filters, etc for the coffee maker. The grocery is close by and several restaurants...

1Thank Anne M
Haymarket, Virginia
Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Went through first gate, told them we were heading to Ocean Course..no problem. At the second gate, the guard wouldn't let us pass. I told him I was meeting my boss at the Ocean Course, and he said it was closed due to the electricity. I said ok, we'll let me go since I'm mtg him there, and we'll figure...

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Mike_Vegis, Public Relations Manager at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, responded to this review

off2lb1-- Unfortunately, gate guards are not resort employees. They work for the Kiawah Community Association. If you give me your contact info, I can put you in touch with one of our group sales staff who can work out individual gate passes for each of your guests while here should you opt for coming to Kiawah. We'll work to make...

N Myrtle Beach
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The arrival staff was great.The Ocean Course is in a class by itself. Highly recommend our caddies Tyler and Mike-they know their stuff. Our experience at Turtle Point was totally opposite. The greens were rock hard,Collars and surrounds rough at best.The greens were littered with unrepaired ball marks. Not what we expected on a premier property. Don't play this course...

Thank leah2004
Aiken, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 December 2016

The condo was very comfortable and well appointed. The one minute walk to the beach through the overhanging trees was nice. All the restaurants were great. The service and food were exceptional. The shuttle for the island is a great idea and removes the hassle of driving.

3Thank Michael K
Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We stayed in a condo, so we could have room to spread out and enjoy. It was great to have a kitchen to be able to have some food where we stayed. The weather in November on the coast of SC is fabulous.

3Thank frankiegarber
New York City, New York
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Stayed in a Villa Resort, spacious, well equipped and very clean. Ocean Course is a must do (we played it twice). Other courses are average to slightly above average for resort courses. Ocean Room restaurant quite overpriced, particularly the wine list. Suggest going off campus if you're looking for a good steak dinner.

1Thank uconngb

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about 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: $197 - $607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kiawah Island Golf Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 580
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“Facing the ocean, corner suites are best.”
 of 5 bubbles Jay323443, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Sanctuary has an indoor pool only for guests staying at the hotel. If you stay in the villas, you can not use the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles SavyTravlr, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas are well-appointed. Sanctuary Hotel is gorgeous!”
 of 5 bubbles reduff, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Use the shuttle for transportation.”
 of 5 bubbles michaelkM9065CR, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Look at the pictures and ask if they could up grade for a premium room.”
 of 5 bubbles frankiegarber, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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