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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Ranked #5 of 28 Hotels in Hilton Head
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 May 2014

We stayed at the Sonesta while attending a conference. It was well kept, very clean and artfully decorated. We did not have any of the noise problems others have written about, out room 3039 was peaceful and quiet although the view left some to be desired. The on site restaurants were good and reasonable. The pool area was clean, my granddaughter enjoyed it immensely. The beach is right there and relaxing whether sunning, swimming or looking for sand dollars.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank Edwin M
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

Thank you for this 5 star review! We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay. Our entire team strives to make a great impression during every interaction and it is very meaningful to know you took the time to share with us your experience. The room you selected was one of our executive rooms and we are glad to know your stay was peaceful and quiet. We are happy to know your granddaughter enjoyed her experience in the zero entry pool and your dining experience was positive. Thank you again for taking the time to share with us your experience and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 1 May 2014

My family vacationed in Florida for a week and to break up our long drive home we decided to stop for the first time in Hilton Head. Read all the reviews and wanted to stay one night to break up our long journey home, but also to see if this was a place to take a longer vacation at a later time. Resort is awesome and lots to do. We great weather and was very relaxing. We had to get to bed early and get up at 5am to hit the road for our 13 hr trip home. A band was playing and a loud crowd was at the bar. The noise was so loud we could not get to sleep. I called the front desk at 10pm. She stated the band would stop playing any minute. The band continued for another 30 minutes. I called again and was not happy to say the least. The band finally stopped, but the noise from the bar was very loud. Did not get much sleep and upon checkout at 6am told the man at the desk how ridiculous the noise was. He stated the band stopped at 10pm. I almost lost it. My quickly interrupted and demanded a discount. We were credited about $75. As I am writing this review a woman called from Sonesta to apologize regarding the noise problems and stated they are aware of the issue and that they are going to stop the band at an earlier time. My suggestions to anyone going there make sure you get a quiet room away the bar area. If you value your sleep!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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5  Thank peytonstorm
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2014

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We sincerely apologize for the disturbance during your stay. Since the incident, we have worked with our musician to lower the volume of our live entertainment in the lobby. We realize this does not change the fact you were disturbed during your stay however would like to ensure every guest concern is taken seriously in order to make improvements for the future. We appreciate you taking the call from our Executive Office to personally apologize about your experience and look forward to your return visit. As mentioned in your review, if there are any preferences in your room type or location, please feel free to reach out to us directly so our Guest Services Representative may assist in providing you with the best possible room selection for your stay. Thank you again for choosing the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.

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Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed 4 nights and really enjoyed it. Staff was very friendly and the room (4020) was very nicely furnished, the bed was phantastic and very comfortable. We went to to the beach every day and rented beach furniture. We only eat once at the pool bar and that was fine. Only disadvantage is the noise from large groups sitting outside all night in front of the restaurant. And check your bill upon checkout - we knew about the resort fee but when ad received an advance copy there were several items on the bill which didn't belong to us. However, staff corrected the invoice on the spot. All in all we will be back for sure.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank MMBER
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2014

We are very excited to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Our entire staff we appreciates you posting such positive comments regarding the staff and our newly renovated rooms. We are glad to know we were able to correct your final bill promptly. We have several rooms located near our lobby atrium area which are very accessible to the elevators, however if you prefer to be away from this area, please do not hesitate to let us know so we may assist you in locating the best room that suits your needs. Thank you again for you review and we truly look forward to your return!

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

the hotel was amazing- great location, superb condition and luxurious in a very inviting way. I was greeted with a smile at 11 pm. The room was very modern and equipped with all the most recent technology. The bathroom was sleek and offered great toiletries. The view from our 5 th floor balcony was breathtaking. The pool area was fully equipped with lots of lounge chairs and the patios surrounding the pool has lots of very comfortable outdoor seating . We enjoyed complimentary coffee in the morning and sat by the pool. The woman who is the buyer for the gift shop was very knowledgeable and welcoming to us.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We stayed at the Sonesta Resort during our recent visit to Hilton Head. We were on the island to attend the Heritage golf classic. Unfortunately, on our arrival, the island was under a flash flood warning. We were warmly welcomed by a gentleman, Mr. Ferguson, who assisted us with our luggage, and escorted us to the room. He shared a lot of information about the room, the resort, and the island.

The view from the room balcony was the roof of the lower level building. Nothing scenic at all.

The rooms were comfortable and roomy. A chair converted into a small bed. The bathroom was nice with excellent lighting. As for the tub and shower, they were substandard to the rest of the room.

Easter morning, the Easter Bunny greeted the guests and gave candy to the children.

We reviewed the menu and selected to eat away from the resort. I guess if you can afford $279/night, the price of breakfast and other meals should not matter, though I thought it was a overpriced. Overall, we found the Sonesta an enjoyable place to stay.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you for choosing the Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island for your Easter getaway. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and encountered our Easter bunny on Sunday! We had just an exciting time delivering Easter baskets, hiding the eggs for the egg hunt and offering a wonderful Easter Brunch! We hope you had a chance to participate in our jelly bean guessing contest! We have a total of 340 guest rooms including suites offering several options of rooms to choose from. For future stays, please feel free to contact our Guest Services Representative for details descriptions on rooms so we may best accommodate your request! Thank you again for your review and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My family and I enjoyed a few days over Spring Break at Hilton Head Sonesta Resort. Starting with first impressions, the grounds of the Sonesta and the surrounding area make a great first impression. Check in was pleasant but seemed a bit slow; I'm glad there wasn't a long line to check in. The lobby of the hotel is very open and welcoming and is the hub of activity. Views of the pool and and well maintained pathways out to the beach are easily accessible. The restaurant offered nice selections but a bit pricey. The beach is not a long walk but the hotel does not sit directly on the beach. All in all, a very nice resort and I would return.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Yatter
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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

We cannot thank you enough for taking the time to post such an excellent review regarding your spring break stay with us. Our property has just recently been through a thirty million dollar renovation; our goal is to make our guest’s feel comfortable upon arrival and we are happy to read we succeeded. Our property sits back about one hundred fifty yards from the beach giving our guests a nice stroll around our pool deck and lagoon as you approach the ocean. Thank you again for your review and we hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

We very much enjoyed our stay. Everything was great. Reminded me of Hawaii. The rooms are nice and we slept great--my only complaint was that they only had a shower with no bathtub. The restaurant was good--we ate there twice and were happy with the meal both times. The beach is great with good sand--great for our 2-1/2 year old and great for walking/running on the beach. The pools were great and the hot tub was around 100 degrees so we could sit in it for a long time.

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SonestaHiltonHead, Manager at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2014

Thank you very much for this excellent five star review regarding your recent stay with us! We have several room types to choose from, including a room with a bathtub. For future reservations, please let us know your preference and we would be more than happy to select the most desirable room for your stay! We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your meals on property as well as our pools and hot tub. Thank you again for this review and we cannot wait to welcome you back.

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Additional Information about Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Address: 130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928-4932
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Region: United States > South Carolina > Coastal South Carolina > Hilton Head
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Hilton Head
#1 Spa Hotel in Hilton Head
#2 Luxury Hotel in Hilton Head
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Hilton Head
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Hilton Head
Price Range: £142 - £294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island 4*
Number of rooms: 340
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

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