Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

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On the beach, white sand
On the beach, white sand
2 outdoor pools, cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas
2 outdoor pools, cabanas (surcharge), pool umbrellas

Overview of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationVan Der Meer Tennis Academy4 min walk
  • Popular LocationColigny Beach9 min walk
  • Popular LocationArthur Hills Course12 min drive
  • AirportSavannah, GA (SAV-Savannah - Hilton Head Intl.)66 min drive

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About this area

Hilton Head Island

Located in Hilton Head Island, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is next to a golf course and on the beach. Van Der Meer Tennis Academy and Shipyard Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Sea Pines Forest Preserve and Newhall Audubon Nature Preserve. The Sandbox and Pirate's Island Adventure Golf are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with ziplining and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Van Der Meer Tennis Academy - 4 min walk
  • Coligny Beach - 9 min walk
  • Shipyard Golf Course - 18 min walk
  • Legendary Golf - 9 min drive
  • Arthur Hills Course - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Savannah - Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) - 66 min drive


  • Vine - 4 min drive
  • Market Street Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Skillets Grill & Cafe - 4 min drive
  • Steamers Seafood - 4 min drive
  • Watusi - 5 min drive

About this property

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

4-star resort by the ocean
18 holes of golf, a poolside bar, and a terrace are just a few of the amenities provided at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. With a white sand beach, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a manicure/pedicure, a facial, and a massage at the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 3 onsite restaurants, which feature American cuisine and garden views. Stay connected with in-room WiFi (surcharge), and guests can find other amenities such as a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • 2 outdoor pools with cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and bike rentals
  • Valet parking (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and a 24-hour front desk
  • A gift shop, smoke-free premises, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, breakfast, and beach locale
Room features
All guestrooms at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have perks such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as amenities like safes and WiFi. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable, spacious rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with tubs or showers and free toiletries
  • LED TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies or patios, mini fridges, and coffee/tea makers


English, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0.00 per day), Wired Internet (surcharge)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 0.00 per day)

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 22 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free shopping center shuttle

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–11 AM: USD 5.00-35.00 for adults and USD 5.00-30.00 for children
  • 3 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Bailey's Bar and Terrace
  • Seacrest Restaurant and T
  • Sweet Cane Bar and Grille

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (23000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 17


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Spa open select days


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • LED TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Early check-in is available for a fee (amount varies)
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

Guests will receive an email 72 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per pet, per stay
Welcoming dogs only
2 per room

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25 per night

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Destination fee: USD 3.33 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee: USD 30.08 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Beach access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Phone calls
  • In-room coffee
  • Self parking
  • Parking
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 35.00 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: USD 0.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 0.00 per day (rates may vary)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 22 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per pet, per stay
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25 per night

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 accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; 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

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Frequently asked questions

Does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have a pool?

Yes, this property has 2 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?

As of Aug 19, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island on Sep 6, 2022 start from $299.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island pet-friendly?

Yes, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 150 per pet, per stay.

How much is parking at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?

Valet parking is available for USD 22 per night.

What time is check-in at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?

Check-in is from 4 PM - anytime. A fee applies for early check-in (amount may vary, subject to availability).

What time is check-out at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (amount may vary, subject to availability).

Where is Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island located?

Located in Hilton Head Island, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Van Der Meer Tennis Academy, and 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Coligny Beach. Shipyard Golf Course and Coligny Plaza are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and receive a full refund?

Yes, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 470 out of 1001 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 287 out of 1001 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 140 out of 1001 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 67 out of 1001 reviews
2 - Poor 7%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 37 out of 1001 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The property is beautiful and the beach access is great. My only issue was the hours. We only stayed for one night and the pool bar closed at 7:00 and the pool itself at 8:00 so we barely had any time to enjoy it. Seemed a little early to be wrapping things up when check in isn’t until 4:00, but I suppose most people stay multiple days. The bar inside was still open but it’s not the same as being poolside. We went into town instead and not much there was open very late either so maybe it’s just the local culture. Everything else was great.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice stay. Smaller hotel with an intimate vibe.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was very nice and convenient.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
I ll start by saying I felt very comfortable and very safe at this resort.The staff is super friendly!! The pool is very nice and relaxing even with all the kids playing, I enjoyed it! Also,the bed was comfortable. The disappointing parts was the overall condition of the actually Resort. From the rooms to the hall,elevator and adult pool area, everything needs some serious updating! I found there to be an odd smell in my room that I could not pin point what it was. My husband said musky type of smeel but, it was such a odd smell almost like a kitty litter smell to me. Furniture, walls, chair in the room all scuffed up n damaged. Rug coming up in halls,common areas not wiped down had hand prints n smudge marks everywhere. I kinda end up closing my eyes to certain things and focusing on the good things. Although, when you think about it for $500 a night after all us said n done you shouldn’t have to just settle for less the a perfectly enjoyable stay somewhere. The manger did check in with me via text and did soften the blow by refunding my “resort fee” after hearing my issues which I thought was very kind. But after still paying $480 at that point a night I definitely expected more. She also said they will be renovating next year. I plan on possibly looking into that to see what they do and then would decided if i’d ever go back there. To management if you read this your top “ assets”in your resort is your staff.I hope they are treated well!
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Sonesta was a great getaway for my wife and me celebrating one last time before our baby comes. It was a perfect blend of having everything you need for adults but still great things for kids if you're bringing them. Being right next to the beach was all we wanted, and it was perfect. My one gripe, and it's just my own personal want, was more seafood options at the restaurant. Going to the coast, it's all I wanted to eat but had limited options when staying on property.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022