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Galena, Illinois
Reviewed 19 October 2012

We have stayed at many "first class resorts", the Greenbrier, the Biltmore in AZ, and the Princeville in Kauai, but this is by far the most First Class. The attention to details was impecible. We played Turtle Point Golf Course and the Osprey course. Both were beautiful. A two night stay with 36 holes of golf is not enough time...

Thank Katen D
new jersey, USA
Reviewed 17 October 2012

The resort is stunning though like other reviewers the limited places to eat and a bit pricey stop at the grocery story before you get on the island I wish a knew the layout of the property when I made the reservation I did know our "townhouse" was in an hotel style building I spoke with the resort booking agent...

Thank sottilared
San Diego, California
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I was here on a business trip but could see what a great place this could be for a vacation. Our villa was spectacular. We were right on the water and the golf course. The villa was well appointed, fun decor and roomy. We had a fantastic patio that served as wonderful gathering place. The beach is simply beautiful. Long...

Thank Jim67_12
Reviewed 9 October 2012

This was a first experience at Kiawah island, my son was in a wedding there. We stayed at a one bedroom villa at Seascape which was beautifully decorated, clean and comfy. I found it to be pricy but had no choice due to the wedding being there. We bought a few groceries at the Market which were outrageously priced; Cheerios...

Thank Marge P
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We spent another fabulous week at Kiawah Island. We love visiting here because the Island is beautifully maintained, there is lots to do even if you do not golf, and Charleston, a most beautiful old city full of culture and history, is only a half hour drive away. We enjoyed the beach; and the pools are fabulous. The new children's...

Thank Connie T
San Francisco, CA
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We recently enjoyed a week stay at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. We were traveling in a large extended family group with kids ranging in age from a one year old to my own adult children ( 20 and 23). This was a 50th wedding anniversary trip for my parents. We rented 4 villas ( one for each family) and...

1Thank lprasz
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 3 October 2012

I have been to Kiawah a number of times over the years, and have always been impressed by its fantastic beach and unique natural setting. This time, my wife and I opted for one of the less expensive Tennis Club Villas. While the staff was extremely polite and professional, and the natural beauty of Kiawah has remained unchanged, I must...

5Thank akko_no_kuma
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Reviewed 26 September 2012

My husband & I recently celebrated his birthday at the Sanctuary at Kiawah and had an amazing time. Our accommodations were spacious, clean and beautiful. The staff was very attentive and friendly - nearly every employee that we encountered wished my husband a happy birthday! We played two rounds of golf and the courses were in pristine condition. The beach...

1Thank drgmtown
Lebanon, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This was the best hotel/resort my husband and I have ever experienced to celebrate our wedding anniversary ( about a week earlier than the actual date).We stayed from 9/17 - 9/21 and had reserved an oceanfront room - a big splurge for us. Surprise!!...when we checked in on that Monday the 17th the man at the reception desk welcomed us...

Thank Jeanne M
London UK
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Stayed here for a week in July... Excellent facilities and private beach. Good business faculties too. Only downside is that it's very family orientated - full of families with kids - and temperature and humidity in July. Otherwise food and service immaculate, large luxurious rooms.

Thank PerfidusAlbion

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $317 - $736 (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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“no way to know. website is awful.”
KJL8, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“It seems all the units are arranged nicely, so any would be good.”
R-Margaret, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Facing the ocean, corner suites are best.”
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.”
SavyTravlr, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Villas are well-appointed. Sanctuary Hotel is gorgeous!”
reduff, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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