We selected this property based on TA's first place rating. It is off season so I selected the Oceanfront King Corner room for $170.00. Very nice room with a balcony looking out toward the ocean. As other reviewers have indicated you are not actually next to the ocean, but can see it through a border of trees that are on the property. Many nice touches abound including a spacious bath, excellent bed, work area and small seating area. An unusual experience for us were motion sensitive floor lights that activated when you got out of the bed to see your way to the bath. I am impressed with quirky technology.
Our lunch at the property was excellent as was the breakfast Salmon Plate the next morning.
Check in was efficient even though our room was not available due to our early arrival. Reception took my cell phone number and called us when the room had been prepared.
Now the tacky point that not only bothers me about this property, but other upscale resorts we have visited. The dreaded "Resort Fee" that covers a myriad of features that we never use. Access to the spa, bicycles, shuttle service to the golf course, towels by the pool are just a few things I paid for that I did not use. Some items were just not logical. The resort is in a gated community so the resort fee covers access pass the guard tower. I have never had to pay for the privilege of access to a hotel. Some items we tried to use namely the WiFi which did not even work in the lobby, much less in our room and a daily newspaper that you have to order which I did, but which never showed up.
Management needs to get rid of the "resort fee" and just provide the services you would normally get at an upscale property in the basic room rate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is the perfect getaway for families and couples, destination weddings, and is the place to meet for groups of all sizes. Located within Shipyard Plantation, the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis and Shipyard Golf. Our hotel is only 35 miles from Beaufort, S.C., 45 Miles from Savannah and 100 miles from historic Charleston. Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry is also home to the RBC Heritage Golf Tournament Presented by Boeing. We are one of the closest, upscale Hilton Head Resorts to island shopping and restaurants. The Sonesta Resort features 331 guest rooms and 9 luxurious suites. All rooms feature private balconies or patios, many with spectacular views of our lush tropical gardens and the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel amenities include Arum Spa, an extensive fitness center, outdoor and shaded pool, child's water feature, 24 hour business center, Pearls Market and Just Us Kids(seasonal). Enjoy our breakfast in Heyward's Restaurant, or have lunch at our poolside bar, Sweet Cane (seasonal). Friday evenings, Heyward's features a bountiful seafood buffet (seasonal) which is a local favorite. Seacrest offers lunch options and small plates. Bayley's Lounge offers daily happy hour specials. For the ultimate vacation experience or the premiere meeting spot, the Sonesta Resort is the place to be on Hilton Head Island. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Hotel Hilton Head
- Hilton Head Crowne Plaza