Sonesta Resort Hilton Head

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

The hotel

The Atlantic rollers alone make it worth checking into the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, and once you discover there's a great choice of pools, restaurants and bars on-site then you're bound to want to find out more. As you'd expect from a AAA 4-Diamond resort, the Sonesta boasts an excellent choice of amenities and contemporary comforts with newly renovated guest rooms promising a stylish pocket of peace from where to kick back and relax on your private balcony or patio. Aside from the modern standard of accommodation there's also more than a fair share of things to do outdoors with plenty of golf, tennis and watersports adding to an enviable array of easily accessible activities. Thanks to the beach location, this is an excellent choice for couples and families with numerous shops, restaurants and nearby attractions to keep everyone happy and enthused all day long. The nearby Shipyard complex is definitely a great place to start any exploration of Hilton Head Island and if you're thinking of exploring further then why not hire a bike and take in the sights prior to returning to base for a well deserved massage at the spa*.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated on the south coast of Hilton Head Island, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, within close proximity to numerous golf courses, tennis courts, beaches, shops and restaurants. Around 45-minutes from Savannah and approximately 10-minutes' drive from the island's airport.

Hotel information

340 guest rooms. All with air-conditioning, private balcony or patio, Smart TV with in-room movies and video games, WiFi access*, iHome system, telephone, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, luxury bath amenities and bathrobes and iron and board. Standard Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size pull out sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults.

Garden or Ocean View Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size pull out sofa bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping max 4 adults. Ocean Horizon View Rooms with 1 king-size bed and 1 queen-size pull out sofa bed, sleeping max 4 adults.

Heyward's Restaurant (breakfast and dinner). Seacrest Terrace & Patio (lunch and dinner). Bayley's Bar & Terrace (coffee, snacks and cocktails). Sweet Cane Bar & Grill (poolside drinks and casual fare). In-room dining options*. Arum Spa* (Massage, signature packages and all over body and beauty treatments). Outdoor swimming pools with sun decks, water features and hot tub. Kids' pool and club. 24-hour fitness room (treadmills, static bikes, TV monitors and free weights). 24-hour business centre. On-site bike rentals. Pearls Market gift shop. Concierge services.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Resort fee: $22 plus tax per room, per night is payable locally.

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Jul 21, 2019 bsidle Baltimore, Maryland

Took a last minute getaway to Hilton Head and had a great time. The hotel is up to date, clean and well maintained. The beach is fantastic and the pool is nice and comfortable with plenty of staff to keep the food and drinks flowing poolside. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it to sign up for the Sonesta rewards… Read more
Took a last minute getaway to Hilton Head and had a great time. The hotel is up to date, clean and well maintained. The beach is fantastic and the pool is nice and comfortable with plenty of staff to keep the food and drinks flowing poolside. Staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely worth it to sign up for the Sonesta rewards program. Free and provides many discounts around the property. Food at restaurants was good and bartenders and waiters were nice and friendly. Will definitely go back Read less
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Jul 21, 2019 Xavier2021

Lisa and Tyler at the bar in the lobby are amazing. Best dirty martini on the island. Service was fantastic. Atmosphere is entertain. Live music!!! If you are looking for a place for a good time this is the place!!
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Jul 16, 2019 dawnboseman

We loved everything about our vacation at the Sonesta Resort. We received outstanding customer service starting with our reservation. We received a warm welcome from Anna as soon as we checked in. Our room was very clean, the decor was nice and modern. We enjoyed the pool area, the beach and delicious food. The resort has great employees such as… Read more
We loved everything about our vacation at the Sonesta Resort. We received outstanding customer service starting with our reservation. We received a warm welcome from Anna as soon as we checked in. Our room was very clean, the decor was nice and modern. We enjoyed the pool area, the beach and delicious food. The resort has great employees such as Benjamin. He was kind, personable and extremely helpful. The concierge Sherry made sure we knew about all the great things to do in the area. My family will definitely vacation here again! Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 thelongestnorm01

My wife and I stayed at the Sonesta resort in June of this year and for anyone looking for a mix of golf, nature and beach, this is the ideal place. The drive from the highway to the hotel takes you right through the heart of Shipyard Plantation golf course and is absolutely amazing as are the grounds of the hotel itself which are abundant in… Read more
My wife and I stayed at the Sonesta resort in June of this year and for anyone looking for a mix of golf, nature and beach, this is the ideal place. The drive from the highway to the hotel takes you right through the heart of Shipyard Plantation golf course and is absolutely amazing as are the grounds of the hotel itself which are abundant in wildlife. We had a room on the third floor which was very spacious, clean and modern and, as we were staying for seven nights, had everything we could ask for in it along with a nearby laundry room. All the staff were helpful and friendly throughout the complex which was well laid out with a convenience path down to the beach (a geological oddity as the sand, being quartz, was cold even on the warmest day!). Shipyard Plantation is well situated for access to the road network on the island so driving around is simple. There was just one small issue for me......the food! For such a prestigious resort it was let down by the fare on offer which was short of the quality I think you would expect. To be fair, the breakfast offering was fine but, once we sampled what else was available, we mainly ate outside the complex through the day. Having said that I would be happy to go back at another time but I hope that the management may think on the food offering to ice what is a very nice cake! Read less
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Jul 16, 2019 jshadrick4 Monroe, North Carolina

The best hotel on the island. Food, service, staff and amenities are truly resort style and exceptional! The staff will absolutely spoil you. The seafood and breakfast buffets are delicious, try the Bloody Mary bar and chocolate bar on weekends, too!