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On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, sun loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas
Indoor pool, 2 outdoor pools, cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas

Guest reviews

4.5/5 Wonderful
6 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

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Explore the area

Popular LocationTurtle Point Golf Course16 min walk
Popular LocationNight Heron Park21 min walk
Popular LocationBeach1 min drive
AirportCharleston, SC (CHS-Charleston Intl.)61 min drive

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  • Room, Dunes View

    Room amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Oceanfront King Room

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Room, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Club Room, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Club Room, Oceanfront

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Club Room, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Queen Beds
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  • Suite, Ocean View

    Room amenities

    • 1100 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite, Oceanfront

    Room amenities

    • 1240 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Kiawah Island

Located in Kiawah Island, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort is on the beach. Turtle Point Golf Course and Osprey Point are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Angel Oak Tree and Beach. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including basketball.

Visit our Kiawah Island travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Turtle Point Golf Course - 16 min walk
  • Night Heron Park - 21 min walk
  • Beach - 1 min drive
  • Osprey Point - 6 min drive
  • Osprey Point Golf Course - 7 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • The Ocean Room — 1 min walk
  • Jasmine Porch — 1 min walk
  • The Ryder Cup Bar - 14 min drive

About this property

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

Upscale resort on the beach, with 2 outdoor swimming pools
Spend the day relaxing at the beach, practicing your swing on The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort's golf course, or pampering yourself at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 3 restaurants. All 255 rooms boast deep soaking tubs and offer free WiFi and furnished balconies. Free wired Internet and 24-hour room service are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with satellite channels.
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort offers 255 accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hair dryers.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course and enjoy other recreation facilities including 15 outdoor tennis courts. 2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
Hand sanitizer provided
Masks available
Temperature checks available for guests
Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Valet parking: USD 22.00 per night
  • Free area shuttle

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee 6:30 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 6:30 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: USD 29.00 per person
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 3 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • 15 outdoor tennis courts
  • Beach yoga
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Ecotours
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free area shuttle
  • Indoor pool
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf cart
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf clubs
  • Golf lessons
  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Golf pro shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Tennis lessons
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa open select days
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

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  • Beach towels
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

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Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 29.00 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 22.00 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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

Property is also known as

Kiawah Island Sanctuary
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
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort Kiawah Island
The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort Resort Kiawah Island

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort and receive a full refund?
Yes, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this resort have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool and 2 outdoor pools.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–6:00 AM.
What time is check-out at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is this property located?
Nestled on the beach, this East Beach resort is within 3 mi (5 km) of Osprey Point Golf Course and Beach.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Resort

4.5
Wonderful
5 - Excellent
4
4 - Good
1
3 - Okay
1
2 - Mediocre
0
1 - Poor
0
4.8
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
5.0
Amenities
4.7
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Such a beautiful location and the hotel is stunning

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Be cautious if you're booking a villa thru Expedia

There was confusion for first timers. Although listed on Expedia As a room choice for Sanctuary hotel, a villa is actually individually owned and managed separately from the hotel. The location is different, and you can't use the hotel gym or pools as a villa guest. The villa is not bad, but it is not what you see advertised here for the Sanctuary hotel. If you can adjust your expectations for a nice beach rental, it is a economic choice. In our case, we had no idea until one day prior to travel when we unexpectedly found out. It was too late to make any changes. Some of the villa staff need more training. We requested to replace a broken pack n play, which never happened the first night, and were wakened up 7:20 in the morning even if we told them not to call the landline. Chris and Brent from the management team saved the day for us by apologizing with thoughtful gifts, but obviously I wish none of these happened in the first place. Loved the island itself, and will try to book the REAL hotel room next time, definitely NOT through Expedia!

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Time at Kiawah

The Santuary was more than we expected. We were pampered with the excellect service starting with check-in, the staff on the beach, the staff at the pool, and the many other staff on hand.