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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

5-star5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Elevator
1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, SC, 29455, United States of America

5-star beachfront resort with golf course, near Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Children's club (surcharge)
    • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
    • Beach towels
    • Elevator
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Restrictions related to your trip

South Carolina may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19. 

  • A 5 star stay across the board. The property is a palace like setting directly on the…Mar 1, 2021
  • Amazing ! Will go back in a heartbeat ! Nov 22, 2020

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

from $300
  • Room, Dunes View
  • Room, Garden View
  • Oceanfront King Room
  • Room, Ocean View
  • Club Room, Garden View
  • Club Room, Oceanfront
  • Club Room, Ocean View
  • Suite, Ocean View
  • Suite, Oceanfront

What’s around The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

Landmarks

  • In East Beach
  • Osprey Point Golf Course - 45 min walk
  • Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Charleston Intl. Airport (CHS) - 61 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 255 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-6:00 AM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Carolina may have travel restrictions in place due to COVID-19.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children's club*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

  • Onsite valet parking (USD 22.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • 3 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 15
  • Full-service spa
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Beach towels
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Business center
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Year Built - 2004
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, The Sanctuary Spa. Services include facials and manicures and pedicures. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open select days.

Dining

The Ocean Room - Overlooking the ocean, this steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Jasmine Porch - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Loggerhead Grill - This poolside restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Beaches & Cream - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open daily.

The Lobby Bar - This lobby lounge specializes in regional cuisine and overlooks the ocean. Open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf course on site
  • Health club
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Tennis on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Ecotours on site
  • Golf lessons on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Playground on site
  • Tennis lessons on site

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Kiawah Island Sanctuary
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort Kiawah Island
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort Resort Kiawah Island
  • Sanctuary Hotel
  • Sanctuary Hotel Kiawah Island
  • Sanctuary Kiawah Island
  • Sanctuary Kiawah Island Resort
  • Sanctuary Resort
  • The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island
  • The Sanctuary At Kiawah Island
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort Resort

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. 

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 22.00 per night with in/out privileges

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 29.00 per person (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

  • Does The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 AM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring regional cuisine, ocean views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include The Market at Town Center (13-min walk), The Atlantic Room at The Ocean Course (3.8 mi), and The Ryder Cup Bar (3.8 mi).
  • What is there to do at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities such as beach yoga, and practice your swing at the golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort also has 3 bars, an indoor pool, and a health club, as well as spa services, a picnic area, and a garden.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 31 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful place
Wonderful place to stay. I will be back for sure!
Lance, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent staff
The location is everything, but what makes this stay extra special is the staff! My boyfriend and I were treated so kindly by the staff it truly made our stay that much more amazing! Thank you
Jamie, us1 night trip
Good 6.0
Ocean view
Clarify what is considered ocean view. Paid for ocean view but received courtyard view.
anthony, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful getaway destination
We stayed at Kiawah for 3 nights. The hotel is beautiful. The room is spacious and quiet. We really enjoyed our stay.
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
The Sanctuary is truly a getaway santuary!
This location is amazing -- we had a beach-front room on the top floor, weather was amazing, beach was wonderful, pool was heated and the golf access was fantastic. Still under COVID guidelines so masks required everywhere in the resort except for dining/drinking. Nice bar scene in lobby (socially-distanced of course) but closing a bit early at 10PM.
Ronald, us3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Much needed get away
Beautiful hotel with awesome pool. Service was amazing!
Traci, us3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
covid restrictions
Covid restrictions were a bummer... we had an ocean front room with a great view on the highest floor yet the gym required you to wear a mask while working out on cardio and the restaurants closed to soon (9pm)! No room service or cleaning during the stay. The room was full price yet the overall experience was less than full price.we have stayed her many time and this was a one off bc of covid... we hope?
steve, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very Relaxing Experience
Kiawah was wonderful. The landscaping is beautiful the Sanctuary was very well maintained. If you want a relaxing trip, this is the place to go. I will add there were very little things to do in the evening which can be possibly attributed to Covid-19 but no telling. Wonderful experience, service was also great and food was delicious. At the spa, had a citrus drench which was a fantastic service.
Kara, us2 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Had a first floor ocean front room. It was convenient to be able to hop over the railing at night to go walk on the beach when the doors closest to the room closed at night but it barely had a view of the beach with the dune mostly blocking the perspective onto the beach. Likely a floor or two up would have a much scenery. The service was excellent and the staff seem to really care about your experience. The ocean room is definitely worth the time and the ocean course is unbelievable.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Enjoyable resort and stay
Despite the pandemic service, food, and room was great. An overall great experience and look forward to returning.
us3 night trip

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort