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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
USD 633*
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kiawah is about 40 minutes form Charleston. If yo are willing to go to Charleston for dinner, then The Sanctuary is for you. The room was spacious and convenient to all amenities. We had an ocean view , which makes a difference. The service was impeccable, particularly the housekeeping staff. The Sanctuary is blessed with a great beach and a...

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Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Arrived after a day of travel for a meeting that begins with a dressy function at 5:30 PM. I am still waiting in the lobby for a room despite the published check in time of 4:00 PM. The front desk is apologetic but unable to do anything about it. 5 Star resorts don't strand guests this way. Shameful service. One...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was beautiful but strange in that the bathroom and the water closet are only closed off by plantation shutters. I don't know if all the rooms are like this but when you are traveling with a friend, it made using the toilet a bit awkward. The housekeeping staff was very attentive and the room nicely cleaned early every...

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Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spectacular 5 stars Beach Hotel location in a great Golf environment. Best place for a gateway to get relax, playing golf, tanning in the beach, cycling or just doing nothing. All services are 5 stars and you get everything you need and more for you and tour family.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Top notch accommodations. Great restaurants.. a bit pricey! We had a wonderful time! Golf, Spa, beach & pools!! Nice shopping. Rooms very luxurious!! Go! Great for families, couples, girls weekends! Just beautiful!!

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The Sanctuary is very appropriately named, as there is no better adjective to describe this oasis of perfection. It truly is a Sanctuary - every detail of our stay was perfection. Each day was filled with outstanding service from the bell service, front desk, housekeeping, golf personnel to the restaurants - outstanding. Every aspect of this resort is 5 star...

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Tyler, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was beautiful. We stayed here for our national sales meeting. Room was fantastic, wood shutters, view of beach and everything was just great. Food was awesome as well. Had a lot of neat little shops inside the resort. Bar area was a little loud at night. Pool area was a joy as well.

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Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place I would live, if I could afford it. The hotel is wonderful. Definitely get a balcony room that faces the ocean. There is nothing like listening to the ocean as you fade off to sleep. Food, staff and atmosphere can'y be beat. Just bring your credit card, beacuse it is not cheap. But it's worth it...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was beautiful, the staff was friendly and super helpful! It's a great family vacation especially if you love golf, swimming, biking and tennis. The walking paths are great and so easy. The staff really make the expierence wonderful!

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Parkland, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We flew into Charleston Airport and then an hour and 15 minute car ride to the resort! The Staff of the Hotel was extremely welcoming -cheerful and helpful! The Santuary is beautifully decorated and very spacious! We stayed on the Club level and everyone Loved the food offerings and attention of the staff there. We were two "Seniors"-3 adults and...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $776 - $1,300 (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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Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Island
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“There probably isn't a bad room but not facing the interior lawn would be nice for either sunrises or sunsets over the ocean.”
karenlB377VO, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Balcony facing the ocean”
lanspeedr, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront suites are breath-taking. However, I think that any room at this resort would be special.”
EPFP, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“request a room based on your preference for facing morning or afternoon sun”
300David17, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms are all great!; especially overlooking the ocean.”
blueskies1313, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
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