$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 3, 2014 Check-out: Sep 5, 2014

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

4 stars
130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head, SC 29928
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
80 reviews
Awesome hotel , amazing staff !

I just came back from my stay in HHI and I gotta say I will be back ! I picked the sonesta resort... See full review

  • Brazuka
  • Aug 20, 2014
Fantastic resort!

Great place to stay on HHI! Very nice remodel, ocean front, lots of amenities. See full review

  • KellySw
  • Jul 7, 2014
Southern hospitality and natural island elegance On Hilton Head Island
The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head, located in Shipyard Plantation on the island's semi-tropical  south end, offers an elegant setting for events and romantic retreats. This oceanfront haven is a AAA Four Diamond award-winner featuring lush gardens, indoor and outdoor pools, a 24-hour fitness center and on-site dining and shopping. Flexible indoor and outdoor event space accommodates groups of all sizes. The resort is conveniently located near championship golf, nature preserves, shopping and white sand beaches.
Highlights
  • Flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space
  • Private balconies on all guest rooms
  • Convenient to beach, golf, tennis, fishing and outdoor activities
  • On-site restaurants, Sunday champagne brunch
Rooms
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island features 340 guest rooms, including nine suites, in a U-shaped, five story building. Decorated in a luxurious Lowcountry style and native color palette, all rooms feature high-speed Internet access (fees may apply) and a private balcony. Other amenities include a Keurig coffee and tea station, 46-inch LCD Internet-ready television, electronic safe deposit box, and iron and ironing board.
Features
For your dining convenience and enjoyment, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers several restaurants, with both indoor and outdoor dining options. All dining outlets are open to resort guests and area residents.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island features bike paths, a 24-hour fitness center and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Guests have access to all the outdoor activities Shipyard Plantation has to offer, including tennis and golf. See the concierge to book a fishing excursion, horseback ride, boat tour or Southern style adventure. Unwind with a relaxing treatment at Arum Spa (fees apply) or spend an afternoon on the white sand beach and the world go by.
Transportation
  • Hilton Head Airport (7 mi/11 km)
  • Savannah International Airport (48 mi/77 km)
Attractions
  • Harbour Town (5.8 mi/9 km)
  • Shelter Cove Mall (5.9 mi/9.5 km)
  • Tanger Outlet Mall (13 mi/21 km)
  • Beaufort, South Carolina (35 mi/56 km)
  • Savannah, Georgia (45 mi/72 km)
Business
  • More than 20,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space including ballroom, oceanfront pavilion and beach club
  • Facilities for all size groups, from 10-person meetings to elaborate theme dinners for 800
  • Large pre-function area with outdoor view
  • 4 spacious hospitality suites
  • High-speed wireless Internet access (fees may apply)
  • Personalized catering services
  • 24-hour business center (fees may apply)
Policies and fees
  • Dogs up to 35 pounds accepted. There is a $150 cleaning fee per stay. All pet rooms are either King Standard or Two Queens Standard guestrooms located on the first floor.  Dogs are required to be crated if the guest is going to leave them unattended in the room.
  • The property charges $16 resort fee.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

32.1543 -80.7318
Nearby airports
Savannah International Airport, (SAV), 40.00, MI, SW; Hilton Head Airport, (HHH), 7.00, MI, E; Charleston AFB/International Airport, (CHS), 100.00, MI, S; Jacksonville International Airport, (JAX), 100.00, MI, N;
Area description
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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Rooms

King Standard
Superior King bed - non view balcony-hi speed int-ac-safe
Garden View One-Bedroom Suite
Courtyard Suite 950 Sq ft garden view dbl balcony sofa bed
Presidential Suite
One bedroom suite, king bed, 1200 sq ft, ocean view
Communications Accessible King
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, king bed, 450 sq ft, non view
Comm Access Garden Vw One-Bedroo
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, king bed, 950 sq ft suite, garden view
Comm Access Two Queens Garden Vi
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, two queen beds, garden view, 450 sq ft
Mobility Accessible Two Queens B
Mobility accessible, two queen beds, bathtub with grab bars, 450 sq ft
Mobility Accessible King Bathtub
Mobility accessible, king bed with pull-out sofa, bathtub with grab bars, 450 sq ft
Mobility Acc King Garden Roll-in
Mobility accessible, king bed with pull-out sofa, roll-in shower, garden view, 450 sq ft
Comm Acc Hospitality Suite with
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, 900 sq ft suite, garden view, sofa bed
Mobility Acc Two Queens Roll-in
Mobility accessible, two queen beds, roll-in shower with grab bars, 450 sq ft
Two Queens Standard
Two queen beds, 450 sq ft, balcony, non view
Mobility Access Garden Vw Suite
Mobility accessible suite, one king bed w/pull-out sofa, garden view, bathtub, 950 sq ft
Executive King Corner Ocean View
King with 500 sq ft, ocean view, balcony, sofa bed, oversize shower
King Ocean Horizon View
King bed with queen pull out sofa, ocean horizon view, 450 sq ft
Mobility Acc King Garden View Ba
Mobility accessible, king bed with pull-out sofa, garden view, bathtub w/grab bars, 450 sq ft
Executive King Corner Garden Vie
King with 500 sq ft, balcony, sofa-bed, oversize shower, view of garden, pool or lagoon
Communications Access King Ocean
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, king bed w/pull-out sofa, ocean view
Comm Access Two Queens Ocean Hor
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, two queen beds, ocean horizon view
Communications Access Two Queens
Communications accessible, strobe light smoke detector, two queen beds, 450 sq ft, non view
Mob Acc Two Queens Garden Roll-i
Mobility accessible, two queen beds, garden view, roll-in shower with grab bars, 450 sq ft
Mobility Access Exec King Corner
Mobility accessible, king bed with pull-out sofa, corner room, bathtub w/grab bars, 500 sq ft
King Garden View
Deluxe King Tropical Garden View balcony-hi speed int-ac-safe
Mob Acc Two Queens Garden Vw Bat
Mobility accessible, two queen beds, garden view, bathtub with grab bars, 450 sq ft
Mobility Access King Ocean View
Mobility accessible, king bed with pull-out sofa, ocean view, bathtub w/grab bars, 450 sq ft
Two Queens Garden View
Two queen beds, garden view, balcony, 450 sq ft
Two Queens Ocean Horizon View
Two queen beds, ocean horizon view, balcony, 450 sq ft
King Ocean View
Deluxe King Ocean Horizon View balcony-hi speed int-ac-safe coffee maker-iron and board
Two Queens Ocean View
Two queen beds, ocean view, balcony, 450 sq ft
Executive King Corner
King with 500 sq ft, balcony, oversize shower, view of resort grounds
Ocean View Studio Suite
King Bed, 900 sq ft suite, ocean view, wet bar

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Free local telephone calls
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Sauna
Children's activities
Golf
Tennis
Boating
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Coffee shop
24 hour room service
Room service
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Guest laundromat
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Conference suite
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
Room
Television with cable
Safe
Desk with lamp
Hairdryer in room
Fire alarm with light
Temperature control
Electronic door locks
Iron
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

Dining

Sweet Cane Bar and Grille
Sweet Cane is the pool-side place to be featuring outdoor service of refreshing beverages and food. A casual and relaxed atmosphere with polished and professional service.
Bayleys Bar and Terrace
A liquid Art Lobby Bar and Terrace Lounge at the Sonesta Resort. The greeting place for fresh morning coffee and hand crafted cappuccinos/ delightful afternoon refreshments and sophisticated evening cocktails.
Heywards Restaurant
Heywards serves both breakfast and dinner daily. Featuring a Friday night Seafood and Prime Rib Buffet or Saturday night with remarkable steaks/ succulent seafood and exceptional wine.
Seacrest Terrace and Patio
A lively location for island inspired lunches and small plate evening appetizers. A lounge to sip a cocktail and sit by the fire and to enjoy a menu reflecting Lowcountry cuisine. A perfect hideaway for a glass of wine or martini or classic cocktail.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (80)

Ratings and reviews for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
80 out of 80
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
G-MO
Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 4, 2010

Amazing Accomodations!

It was great! A honeymoon with my wife would be great if we went to a Motel 6 in West Virginia. But this resort had it all. Great private beach, fun and relaxing bars, nice helpful staff. Parking lot gets a little congested anywhere close to the hotel but it's a small sacrifice for the plush conditions of the resort itself. We already have plans to go back next year this time with my kids.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Big Bamboo Cafe. Located in Coligny Square. It looks like a dive bar but when you read the story on the menu it all becomes clear that was the intention. Amazing food. Just plain amazing food.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Suwanee, GA
Apr 4, 2010

Nice stay

Nice location, close to the beach, perfect infrastructure, just like it

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
weav1
Atlanta,Ga
Oct 28, 2009

great getaway

Our stay was very pleasent-room service was excellent-would go back again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
tennessee
Oct 26, 2009

the crowne plaze visit

Basically a good trip. We enjoyed the beach. The room was nice. Not much ocean view from rooms. We ate our meals at the hotel and were pleased with them.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Take the trolley island tour...helps to understand the island much better.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
tn
Oct 16, 2009

trip to hilton head island

we like every thing the clean room the beautiful room the way the bed was make up and good to sleep on.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

take your bike

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Returning Sandlapper
Houston, TX
Oct 5, 2009

Great Girls Weekend

The staff at this hotel is excellent. They are friendly, but unobtrusive, responsive, never rushed and give excellent recommendations on local spots. We spent Thurs - Sun at the resort for a girls weekend. The property is beautiful and flawlessly maintained. We enjoyed the 2 minute walk to the beach, the great restuarant recommendations, and close self-parking options. We only ate one meal on property, but it was very nice. The only real drawback to the experience (and its a tiny one) is the extra fees. The daily required resort fee does not cover valet parking, room fridges, bicycles, or beach chairs/unbrellas. This was a bit of a surprise since most of the caribbean and european resorts we've stayed at have included at least the use of chairs, umbrellas, and bikes as part of the resort fee. I'd rather have a higher daily resort fee and not feel a bit "nickeled and dimed" each time we set out on an activity. In short, we would highly recommend this as a relaxing, beautiful getaway. The nature is amazing, there is delicious dining and shopping within biking or driving distance.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Don't listen when reviewers say its near Charleston! The 2.5 hour ride into the city really messed up our agenda. If you need a historic city fix, choose Savannah. Its less than an hour away and offers similar attractions.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peter Super Uncle
Albany NY
Aug 31, 2009

HH Crown Plaza

Fabulous

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

Beach was magnificent.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Denver, CO
Aug 18, 2009

Nothing Special

This hotel is just okay. I needs to be updated in a bad way. The room was nice and roomy, but the bathroom was not nice. The pool area was not very inviting and the bar outside had awful food. They played loud music all day which was annoying. The hotel food was not worth the money at all. I would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

We like the Black Marlin, and also you could ride a bike to alot of places. Shipyard was nice to golf and ride your bikes.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Washington, DC
Aug 18, 2009

Wonderful hotel and beach access

Tremendous beach and wonderful rooms as well as overall hotel amenities. Access to other area attractions requires a car.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

The Coligny plaza has many very good options.

Review of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
johnnyrodrod
Huntersville North Carolina
Aug 5, 2009

Boring boring boring !

Nothing to do at "resort". The little pool filled with teenagers and little kids to capacity. no availble chairs. Water had a tinge of "yellow". chairs had stains. Beach chairs for another fee ( carry your wallet you will need it ) Room had a musty smell and I had requested a fresh room due to allergies. That was a waste of time. Good thing I brought my ventilator could not breath. Locally little to do unless you like burning at the beach or sweating while bike riding. Bring a bke or rent 22 bucks a week. All in all could not wait to get out of there. What a waste of money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

supermarkets close by for water and snacks. Fast food places as well.

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