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The Sanctuary Hotel at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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New York City, New York
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fabulous hotel all around. The service is beyond the best we've ever experienced (and we'd just come from 2 nights at a 5 star in Charleston). If you have a question about where the pool is for example, you're escorted there so as not to get lost. Gorgeously laid out with indoor and outdoor pool, hot tubs, and...

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Waynesboro, Virginia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful place! First class all the way. Rooms are roomy & comfortable. Staff always friendly and helpful. Enjoyed meals at the Jasmine Porch as well as the Town Market Center. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful beach. Plenty of lounging room at pool or beach. Be sure to rent bikes (available at hotel) and enjoy the bike...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were at The Sanctuary over Thanksgiving weekend. It is a beautiful resort that has the feel of a Ritz-Carlton. Thanksgiving is a great time to be there, since we were able to see them decorate the entire hotel--inside and out--the day after Thanksgiving and also attend the party they put on when the huge tree in the lobby is...

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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely place and lovely visit. We booked for a quiet mid-week. Our rooms were 'upgraded' due to the celebratory nature of our visit. The staff is very helpful. We enjoyed our spa experience and then enjoyed a bicycle ride on the wide hard-packed beach. The Jasmine Porch was very quiet, yet the service was impeccable and the meals were excellent....

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Thank Cindy3951
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most relaxing vacation! The staff is attentive and the views are superb. It is a fabulous place to get away and there is an abundance of activities to do. We were able to play golf on beautiful courses and bike along wooded trails or we could lounge by the pool or enjoy the ocean.

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Thank Sue R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked this reservation under AMEX FHR program. We came just after 4 pm and they told us our room would be available in 15 minutes and to please wait in the lobby. No complementary drinks nor shown to seats. The lobby was so packed due to the entertainment there we didn't get seats for over 40 minutes. Standing and...

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ultimate in luxury and attentiveness! Beautiful facilities, ultimate service, magnificent views--all are just the beginning of the experience at the Sanctuary. Always a wonderful time at this beautiful hotel!!!!

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Sanctuary last week and the place is beautiful. The service was perfect and what you would expect from a nice property. I would highly recommend the restaurants on property. I was there for a meeting and every meal was perfect and that is not the norm. The spa is expensive but the services are good.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sanctuary is a beautiful hotel on Kiawah Island. Large and well appointed, luxurious rooms, numerous restaurants and shops. The staff was outstanding, very accomodating, gracious and most willing to answer any questions. Played three rounds of golf on three different courses with my senior golfer companions. Courses were in excellent condition even after hurricane Mathew a few weeks earlier,

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Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very clear why this facility is Forbes and AAA 5 star. Very smooth staff from start to finish. Very helpful and staff listened for our needs. Superb rooms (Mattresses are the BEST we have slept on anywhere), dual sinks, excellent restaurants (We dined at Atlantic Room and Jassmine Porch. Excellent waitstaff (Thanks Jermaine), presentation, options and over the top great...

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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
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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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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Concierge
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  • 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: £212 - £529 (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
The Sanctuary Kiawah Island
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“Got an ocean / pool facing room - definitely request it's worth it”
 of 5 bubbles kwg2378, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Pool & Beach View rooms are great.”
 of 5 bubbles 758ellaf, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room overlooking the ocean and the beautiful green lawn in the center of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidT282, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a room facing the ocean - the balcony is much nicer.”
 of 5 bubbles 446bh, 22 Nov 2016 | Read review
“West wing for sunsets, east wing for mornings. Both have beautiful views.”
 of 5 bubbles BillC517, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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