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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Checkin was fast and simple. I had no problems whatsoever.

Nice grounds. Easy walk to beach. Sat by the fire pit.

Family-friendly, nice amenities, convenient location.

I had a wonderful time at the Sonesta Resort. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and I was in love with the grounds. There is so much wildlife and lush greenery to enjoy on you short walk to the pristine beach. I can’t wait to come back and bring my pup!

Wonderful experience in a high end beautiful hotel with very short walk to beach plus a nice pool. Great service and all employees are happy with a smile & very friendly. I had a great vacation and will highly recommend Sonesta!

The pool area and grounds were very nice. Proximity to beach and Vander Meer tennis was also a big plus. I wish the bike rentals lasted to 6:00.

Great weekend stay. Nice accommodations and beautiful beach.

Nice small resort on Hilton Head Island. After staying at many different resorts over the years in south Florida and the Caribbean, to call this a resort is a bit of a stretch. They have 3 restaurants, but reality it's all the same food. A pool side bar 10 yards from the other other restaurants. The pool is very small, the beach entrance is about a 5 minute walk from the pool. Our room was on the top floor ( the 5th floor ) and you could barely seer the ocean. Great beach area and the staff was outstanding. The entire property was clean and well maintained My biggest issue is the $20.00 resort fee in addition to the room charge. For what ???

Well worth the price. Nice rooms, good staff, good location.

Hotel was excellent. Great proximity to the beach. Amenities were great. Pool area was spacious and enjoyable. Hotel staff at the pool, bar, hotel store, restaurants and bike rental were great. My son loved the ability to feed turtles on the property during the day. Room was clean and comfortable. Looking forward to returning soon.

We had the best time. The staff was courteous and professional. The hotel and room were very clean. The grounds were extremely beautiful. The food was great. We are definitely going back soon!

Lovely resort, very comfortable and relaxing room, perfect for a weekend getaway.

Good experience. A hotel that offers activities for all ages. The grounds are cozy with lots of intimate gathering spots.

When we first enter the facility; we were at shock and aw. Great quality, very nice!

We were looking for a beachy romantic weekend and were surrounded by noise! Loud music is playing in every gathering area, the children playing in the pool filters into the room, people drinking late at night in the bar can be heard in the open hallways (we were on the 4th floor, bar is in the lobby). Seems like a great place for young children and they played movies in the evening for them (so loud you couldn't enjoy the balcony while it was on). We were there for 3 nights and didn't have one night were we weren't woken up several times by noisy people! Staff was amazing (especially concierge), food was very good and loved yoga on the beach. Lovely hotel, outdoor areas and right on the beach - but too noisy for a relaxing time.

Have stayed at this hotel now a couple of times and have been pleased every time. Close proximity to the beach and local shops, restaurants, mini golf, etc. Shuttle service available for golf course on property. Poolside food a little overpriced and not as good- recommend going to restaurant or bringing something with you. Other than that, bring/rent some bikes and leave the car parked for a week and enjoy all that HHI has to offer!!

Great staff , very accommodating when we had to cut trip short by a day for a family emergency only to return and recheck in an hour later. The pool staff is normally very good, unfortunately they were not as attentive as in times past this time around. Great service and food at all restaurants on the property. Really no need to leave the hotel if you don't want to.

We were looking for a mini vacation and found Sonesta online. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by how nice, neat and clean the entire resort area was. The beach and pool areas were very nice and attendees were polite and friendly. The resort staff was very friendly from the front desk all the way to the cleaning staff and restaurant workers. We definitely would recommend this resort and area for someone looking for relaxation as well as other surrounding activities to do. PS: the spa was awesome also.

We came out on spring beak for five days. It is the perfect location and they had many activities. My favorite was the bike rental and riding on the beach. Also, I liked the spa.

130 Shipyard Drive Hilton Head Island SC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Shipyard Plantation, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is adjacent to Van Der Meer Tennis Academy and within a mile (2 km) of Shipyard Golf Course. This 340-room, 4-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, and 3 restaurants. It's on the beach and also close to The Village at Wexford and Legendary Golf.


Dining

Get your fill of American cuisine for breakfast, brunch, or dinner at Heyward's Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants, or enjoy the pool views at Bailey's Bar and Terrace. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island's 340 rooms are air-conditioned and provide balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LED TVs with digital channels and video-game consoles. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free weekday newspapers, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a children's pool. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (USD 10.00 per night)—also useful is a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a 24-hour fitness center, outdoor tennis courts, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

One King Bed, Garden View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

One King Bed, Ocean View

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Communications Accessible King

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Everyone (19) Couples (45) Business (1) Family (38) Other (7) Friends (5)
5

convenient

Everyone

Checkin was fast and simple. I had no problems whatsoever.

By on Feb 19, 2018

4
Everyone

Nice grounds. Easy walk to beach. Sat by the fire pit.

By on Nov 28, 2017

5

great location and dog friendly. we loved it.

Everyone

Family-friendly, nice amenities, convenient location.

By , from Atlanta, GA on Nov 21, 2017

5

perfect getaway

Everyone

I had a wonderful time at the Sonesta Resort. I found the staff to be extremely friendly and I was in love with the grounds. There is so much wildlife and lush greenery to enjoy on you short walk to the pristine beach. I can’t wait to come back and bring my pup!

By on Oct 28, 2017

5

beautiful hotel with short outlet to beach

Everyone

Wonderful experience in a high end beautiful hotel with very short walk to beach plus a nice pool. Great service and all employees are happy with a smile & very friendly. I had a great vacation and will highly recommend Sonesta!

By , from Milford, CT on Oct 2, 2017

5

nice pool area and access to beach.

Everyone

The pool area and grounds were very nice. Proximity to beach and Vander Meer tennis was also a big plus. I wish the bike rentals lasted to 6:00.

By , from CT on Sep 27, 2017

5

very nice hotel

Everyone

Great weekend stay. Nice accommodations and beautiful beach.

By , from Myrtle Beach,SC on Aug 26, 2017

3

nice junior resort

Everyone

Nice small resort on Hilton Head Island. After staying at many different resorts over the years in south Florida and the Caribbean, to call this a resort is a bit of a stretch. They have 3 restaurants, but reality it's all the same food. A pool side bar 10 yards from the other other restaurants. The pool is very small, the beach entrance is about a 5 minute walk from the pool. Our room was on the top floor ( the 5th floor ) and you could barely seer the ocean. Great beach area and the staff was outstanding. The entire property was clean and well maintained My biggest issue is the $20.00 resort fee in addition to the room charge. For what ???

By , from Knoxville tn on Jul 9, 2017

4

nice hotel walking distance to the beach

Everyone

Well worth the price. Nice rooms, good staff, good location.

By on Jun 26, 2017

5

wonderful hotel with great amenities

Everyone

Hotel was excellent. Great proximity to the beach. Amenities were great. Pool area was spacious and enjoyable. Hotel staff at the pool, bar, hotel store, restaurants and bike rental were great. My son loved the ability to feed turtles on the property during the day. Room was clean and comfortable. Looking forward to returning soon.

By , from Wake Forest, NC on May 6, 2017