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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Getaways do not get much better than a stay at the The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island. Located on a stunning barrier island just a short distance from historic Charleston, South Carolina, this Preferred Hotels & Resorts property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group, is the island's Official Golf & Tennis Resort with five award-winning championship courses, a collection of hard and clay tennis courts, plus a variety of recreational activities for the entire family, from kayaking and nature tours to bicycling and seaside fun. It is no wonder that Travel + Leisure ranked it as the Top Family Resort. The accolades do not stop there. In fact, Golf World voted Kiawah Island Golf Resort the #1 Resort in the US, and Condé Nast Traveler gave its approval with a #2 ranking for Best Islands in North America and a #3 ranking for the Best Resorts in the US.

While on the island, slumber beneath the roof of Kiawah Island Golf Resort, The Sanctuary Hotel - a grand beachfront hotel with Mobil Five Star status and a #1 Resort Hotel ranking by Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report. Within its confines are spacious guest rooms and suites offering exquisite amenities, from handcrafted furnishings, to sinkable sofas and chairs, to custom-made beds. There is also an outdoor pool and indoor pool, a spa retreat where you are pampered from head-to-toe, and award-winning dining. The Ocean Room is the resort's signature restaurant and features succulent steaks, an incredible wine program, and a slew of accolades, including Mobil Four Star status, a AAA Four-Diamond Award, and a Best of Award of Excellence from the experts at Wine Spectator. Who would not toast to that?

Location of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
One Sanctuary Beach Drive
Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Nearest Airport: CHS

Amenities for The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

  • General Information
  • 255 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • 4 Restaurants
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • On-Site Car Rental
  • Concierge
  • Spa on Property
  • Fitness Center
  • Personal Trainers
  • Beach Amenities
  • Lap Pool
  • 2 Outdoor Pools
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • CD Players
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Luxury Linens
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Croquet
  • Cultural Classes
  • Fishing
  • Nature Walks
  • Basketball
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Volleyball
  • Business
  • Business Center/Services
  • Family
  • Children's Programs
  • Cribs
  • Kids Pool
  • Teen Activities
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golf

Reviews for The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Was in the Charleston area and decided to stay here for two nights Mon to Weds. was very quiet. Not many people at hotel. Business increased with each day but very quiet. But they seem to have put everyone in the same area. For my $270 I got an adjoining room. Loud when neighbors were in there. It’s a very upscale fancy place. I would never eat in these type of restaurants. Dress up. I like to draw casually and I always felt like I was under dressed. A little stuffy. Beds were not comfortable. We both woke up with back aches both nights. Too soft. What a shame for a top of the line place. Location on the Beach is beautiful. Pool area very pretty. Bike rentals on site were convenient. Bike cruisers were adequate and comfortable. I personally don’t think I’d ever go back and certainly not in season for $650 a night. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. A poor value. Good if you want to throw your money away.

jetman123 - Fort Myers, Florida

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

From the staff (aestheticians, bar tenders, concierge, etc) to the food, to the beautiful room, amazing spa services and golf courses - The Sanctuary is 5 star all the way. Amazing vacation with my boyfriend - felt like a honey moon!! Was concerned about the weather (since we went in February) but the sanctuary is actually GREAT in the winter! I loved the vibe and felt like a local and not a tourist!

lisawisniewski - New York City, New York

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is luxury at it's best. There were just a few glitches for us that lost our 5 star rating. We were there for Comedy weekend and had an unfortunate check in experience which I felt should have been handled in a better way as a AAA 5 star resort. Management should have stepped up and explained the situation, and offered so many of us waiting some sort of compensation and/or generally taking the pressure off of the front end desk. Other than this, our stay was wonderful. Our room was spacious and beautifully appointed. I'm not sure if all the rooms had the same pillows, as I requested a pillow without feathers, but the pillows in our room where large, hard and very uncomfortable. When I requested a softer pillow I was accommodated immediately. This is a beautiful resort and we would definitely stay there again.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about The Sanctuary is really effortless, relaxing, and luxurious. Staff is friendly and amenities are obviously gorgeous. Even in winter, there is plenty to do with riding bikes, walks on the beach, or hanging in the spa. The Comedy at Kiawah was extra fun. Always a treat.

JessLee2013 - Charleston

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our fourth year at the Sanctuary comedy weekend. It is just fun. The comedy is great, and the Sanctuary hotel is a treat. Perfect in location on the beach, the staff is nothing short of excellent. From the time you check in you realize how special and caring this group of employees truly are. The hotel and grounds are as nice as can be. Go for the comedy weekend or golf, tennis or the good food you will enjoy. From drinks and snacks in the lobby bar to steaks in the Ocean room. All is great and a wonderful experience of fun. Go and stay.

foxsc - Blythewood, SC

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