The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island

| Kiawah Island, SC, United States
 

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  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights & Reviews
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is the crowning jewel to a special resort island, already recognized for its world-class golf and natural beauty. Located along the pristine shores of Kiawah Island, this exquisitely designed luxurious hotel, just thirty minutes from downtown Charleston, captures the spirit, history, and charm of southern hospitality. With its 255 gracious guestrooms and suites, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island is the finest oceanfront hotel built on the East Coast in the past 20 years. Each spacious room features luxurious five fixture baths, large marble showers, dual vanities, private water closets, shuttered bathroom windows and ocean view balconies. As part of the Kiawah Island Golf Resort, guests at The Sanctuary enjoy championship golf and world-class tennis. The unique nature-based luxury spa features 12 treatment rooms to soothe the mind and body, and a fitness room with indoor pool and jacuzzi. The hotel's friendly, highly professional staff will make sure your stay or event is a memorable one. It is no wonder that Andrew Harper's Hideaway Report has described The Sanctuary as "the best new resort hotel."

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
  • One Sanctuary Beach Drive
  • Kiawah Island, SC 29455
  • United States

Directions to Hotel
From Charleston International Airport: Upon exiting the airport, turn right onto I-526 West towards Savannah. I-526 will end in approximately six miles. Turn right onto US-17 South. Travel about 5 miles and turn left onto Main Road. Follow the signs to Kiawah Island.

Highlights & Reviews

Awards
Hideaway Award
Banquets & Meetings
The hotel contains more than 18,000 square feet of unique and luxurious meeting, conference, and wedding space. The executive meeting and hospitality rooms include state of the art boardrooms including the 1,728-square-foot executive Calhoun Boardroom. For an enchanting Southern wedding, use the 6,200-square-foot Grand Oaks Ballroom with grand pre-function area and courtyard garden or make your wedding vows in the 2,880-square-foot Terrace Ballroom, outdoor patio, function area and magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Fine Dining On Site
The Forbes 4-star/AAA 4-Diamond Ocean Room at Kiawah Island Golf Resort specializes in an unparalleled steakhouse experience. Chef Nathan Thurston and team have sourced the finest meats obtainable from artisan and local cattle ranches. Dishes include both wet and dry-aged grass-fed steaks and chops as well as items for the non-meat eater. The decor reflects a classic steakhouse ambiance including the elegant lounge furnished in mahogany and leather to enhance this incomparable oceanfront dining room.
Fitness Center
An indoor pool with ocean view terrace and Jacuzzi complement the spa, along with a beauty salon, and a fitness center with the latest cardiovascular and resistance training equipment.
Spa Facility
Completing the vacation experience, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island includes a unique nature-based luxury spa to soothe the mind, body and soul. With 12 treatment rooms for massage, facials and wraps, as well as a sauna, steam room and whirlpool, the hotel's spa is destined to become one of the most esteemed in the country.
Golfing
Many consider Kiawah Island to have one of the finest collections of golf courses in the country. At Kiawah Island Golf Resort, golfers can sample the works of five masters of modern golf course architecture without leaving the island. In fact, Kiawah Island Golf Resort is the only resort in the country that has three courses ranked on Golf Digest's list of "America's Top 75 Resort Courses," and Conde Nast Traveler recently listed the Resort among the top "50 Golf Resorts Worldwide."
Shopping
The Sanctuary's sophisticated shops and boutiques offer an intriguing choice of fine goods and charming personal service.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Year after year, the tennis programs at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, under the direction of Hall of Fame Tennis Pro Roy Barth, receive many of the sport's highest accolades, including being ranked #1 in the 2004-2005 list of "Greatest U.S. Tennis Resorts" by Tennis Magazine. In addition to clay and hard courts, both facilities have fully stocked pro shops and offer stringing, rental, and matchmaking services.
Recommended Rooms
The Sanctuary offers 255 spacious rooms and suites, including the 3000-square-foot Presidential Suite. The king rooms are among the largest on the East Coast with the smallest measuring 520 square feet.


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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Indoor
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golfing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Water Skiing
    - Windsurfing

World's Best Awards


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Best Golf Resorts 2014
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Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States
Conde Nast Traveler 2014 Gold List for Best Hotels in the United States

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The Most Romantic Charleston Hotels

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Top 50 Hotels Worldwide for 2016
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The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island
Kiawah Island, SC, United States