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Property has everything you need. Very dog friendly beach at the resort. Only one restaurant was open (Hayward) so that was a slight disappointment HOWEVER Barbara, our server every evening, was the icing on the cake! Such a lovely lady who made our dining experience great! Resort was really relaxing too. Rooms are nice and spacious. One negative comment to the property .... make sure the soap dispensers In the shower are full. We will be back next year!

The hotel and surrounding area was very beautiful. I loved that you can just walk to the beach. Everything was very clean and the staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend!!

We had a great stay at Sonesta resort. The resort was very clean. Quick access to the beach. Loved having a bar at the pool. Family friendly. Will definitely stay again.

The hotel overall is nice, it is right by the beach. However the pictures can be deceiving because the pool is super small, however they have another small pool. Bring your own umbrella and chairs for the beach because there’s is no hotel that includes them, the staff was nice, and if you decide to get breakfast is also good.

love the location, pool and beach proximity. the rooms and property overall could use a refresh, esp. the bathrooms.

Great service. Pool area clean and bar staff great

Excellent facilities, the beach, the staff, the food. I guess guest are allowed to do fireworks, and - against posted signs and state regulations, smoke on the balcony. Makes it less than ideal for people who prefer smoke free environments. I am not against anyone smoking, its a personal preference, but I chose this place believing it was a smoke free facility.

This is an excellent get away. Promo's they have or event's the staff was clueless about. Went to the bar for some special Bloody Mary deal the bar tender was completely clueless.. front desk help was amazing.

Beach access was amazing and the amenities. Our room was a bit dirty

Excellent staff well kept grounds amenities were great

Loved the pool and beach access. Also the live band in bar by the beach. Friendly early check in that also allowed us access to enjoy the property all day

well staffed and clean nice pools and beach location

Everything was wonderful, but our toilet had flushing problems. We struggled the whole stay with being able to flush our toilet.

I liked the pool and how close the hotel was to the water. I liked that they offered towels at the pool and had a pool bar and a pond. The thing I didn’t like, was the cleanliness around the lobby. When we checked in, there was a Bloody Mary bar. We wanted to enjoy a Bloody Mary and mimosa before we went up to our room, and everything on the Bloody Mary bar was infested with flies. There were Bloody Mary toppings in jars, about 10 jars, and each jar was less than half full, and filled with flies in and around. We couldn’t even sit at the bar and enjoy a mimosa because the flies were so bad. The next couple of days we were there, the flies continued around the lobby and at the inside restaurant where we ate lunch. It was very unsanitary. When we checked in, we asked for a bottle of champagne to be in the room for my friends birthday and the front desk said it would be in the room by 3pm. At 4pm, it still wasn’t in the room and when we called to the desk, it took another 45 minutes for them to bring it. When we finished the champagne, we left it outside of the door, and it stayed there all night long. There wasn’t only our dishes outside of the door, the whole hallways had trash and dishes.

Great place for a family and kids looking for a getaway. Definitely rent bikes and bike the paths and also on the beach to get to places.

Customer service was great, grounds were very beautiful and clean. Location awesome.

Shipyard Drive Hilton Head Island SC

Hotel highlights

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

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island places you next to Van Der Meer Tennis Academy and within a 15-minute walk of Singleton Beach. This 340-room, 4-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a full-service spa and 3 restaurants.


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. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island's 340 rooms provide balconies or patios, coffee makers, and safes. LED TVs come with digital channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are other standard amenities. Housekeeping is available on request.


Property features

Guests of Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have access to a full-service spa, 2 outdoor pools, and a 24-hour fitness center. Onsite parking is available, both free self and paid valet parking (USD 15 per night)—also useful is a free area shuttle. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Room, 1 King Bed, Ocean View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Garden View

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Garden View (Mobility, Bathtub)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Everyone (26) Couples (6) Family (12)
5
Partner Couples

Property has everything you need. Very dog friendly beach at the resort. Only one restaurant was open (Hayward) so that was a slight disappointment HOWEVER Barbara, our server every evening, was the icing on the cake! Such a lovely lady who made our dining experience great! Resort was really relaxing too. Rooms are nice and spacious. One negative comment to the property .... make sure the soap dispensers In the shower are full. We will be back next year!

By , from Birmingham on Oct 9, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2020

Thank you very much for your perfect score and great comments regarding your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.

5
Family with small children

The hotel and surrounding area was very beautiful. I loved that you can just walk to the beach. Everything was very clean and the staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend!!

By , from Charlotte, NC on Sep 26, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 14, 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. We are so glad you had a perfect time with us. We look forward to having you come back and stay again.

5
Everyone

By on Sep 3, 2020

Review comment responded on Sep 5, 2020

Thank you for the perfect score! We appreciate the feedback.

5
Family

We had a great stay at Sonesta resort. The resort was very clean. Quick access to the beach. Loved having a bar at the pool. Family friendly. Will definitely stay again.

By , from NC on Aug 17, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 24, 2020

Thank you so much for your great review. We look forward to having you come back soon.

4
Partner Couples Friends

The hotel overall is nice, it is right by the beach. However the pictures can be deceiving because the pool is super small, however they have another small pool. Bring your own umbrella and chairs for the beach because there’s is no hotel that includes them, the staff was nice, and if you decide to get breakfast is also good.

By , from New York on Aug 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Aug 15, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you choosing to stay with us. We look forward to your return stay soon!

5
Everyone

By on Jul 14, 2020

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2020

Thank you for the amazing score! We hope to welcome you back again soon.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 25, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2020

Thank you for the great 5 out of 5 response! We look forward to having you stay with us again.

4
Family

love the location, pool and beach proximity. the rooms and property overall could use a refresh, esp. the bathrooms.

By , from florence,sc on Jun 22, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2020

Thank you for staying at the Sonesta Resort with us. We appreciate that you loved the pool, location and rooms. We value feedback likes yours so it can help improve the property for our future guests and hope you can come back and visit in the future.

5
Family

Great service. Pool area clean and bar staff great

By on Jun 16, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We appreciate that. We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon.

2
Family with small children

Excellent facilities, the beach, the staff, the food. I guess guest are allowed to do fireworks, and - against posted signs and state regulations, smoke on the balcony. Makes it less than ideal for people who prefer smoke free environments. I am not against anyone smoking, its a personal preference, but I chose this place believing it was a smoke free facility.

By , from from Connecticut on Jun 15, 2020

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2020

Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay. We are definitely a smoke free facility and apologize that some guests chose to not abide by our rules and policies. Our security did address the issues while you were here and I am sorry for your experience. Please let us know if you decide to return and we will ensure a great time.

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
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