The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

1 Sanctuary Beach DriveKiawah Island29455USA
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About The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

Nothing could be finer than to be in South Carolina and by the seaside at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort. The hotel offers superior accommodation for business, championship golf, business, and wedding guests.

Balconied rooms and suites are spacious and individually designed. Italian bed linen, satin hangers, and a coffee maker are among the inclusions provided to all guests.

In addition to kayaking and cycling, there are five golf courses. Stress disperses in the Spa’s steam room and sauna, and via luxuriant body rub treatments. Furthermore, there are tennis, pool, and great water sports activities designed for all ages.

In addition to room service, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort offers restaurant options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. These include The Ocean Room and Loggerhead Grill. Guests can enjoy drinks and refreshments in the lobby and The Bar.

This resort is only about three miles away from the treasure hunts at Pirates of Charleston, as well as water dog paddling with dolphins.


1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC, 29455, USA
Telephone: +18662242612 | Fax: +1(843)7682736 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Luxurious accommodation

You can expect the rooms and suites here to be of an excellent standard. Guests find the accommodation clean and spacious and finished to a high standard with luxurious amenities. If you can’t quite stretch to a suite, many guests recommend that you opt for a club level room as opposed to the standard option.

Excellent choice of activities and amenities

Whether you want to relax or throw yourself headfirst into activities, reviews indicate that you’ll be far from disappointed. Escape to the spa and let the therapists work their magic or get involved in the family activities - it’s all on-site. Guests have found the amenities are of a high standard and the activities well organized.

Enjoyable dining

Guests have been impressed with the dining here. The choice of 11 restaurants means you’ll be able to enjoy steak, seafood, and everything in between. The food is described as excellent, as is the standard of service. Prices aren’t particularly low but guests find that the quality warrants the price tag.

Negative Reviews

Occasional noise

While many guests have indeed found that this resort offers a true sanctuary, others have mentioned noise from the hallways and occasional live music events. That said, unwanted noise does seem to be a fairly rare occurrence and will likely depend on where your room is located.

Large family groups

This resort undoubtedly offers excellent facilities for families and, perhaps unsurprisingly, those children can become excited at such as action packed setting. Not all guests (particularly golfers) haven’t appreciated having so many children around them.

Be careful when booking

An infrequent issue but one to be aware of is that guests have occasionally booked a privately owned villa rather than the resort. This has left them unable to use many of the facilities. Check booking details carefully before you confirm a reservation.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 153 reviews across the web
9.2 /10
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    8.6 /10
9.2 out of 10 based on 153 reviews