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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Sep 23, 2020 ronnuc Saint Louis, Missouri

4 rating - The interior common areas of this hotel feel up to date and are appealing. As well, the pool area and beach access and amenities are great. 2 rating - A big disappointment is the deferred maintenance and cleanliness of the room (and assume others are in a similar condition). The included pictures show 1) sink filled about half full… Read more
4 rating - The interior common areas of this hotel feel up to date and are appealing. As well, the pool area and beach access and amenities are great. 2 rating - A big disappointment is the deferred maintenance and cleanliness of the room (and assume others are in a similar condition). The included pictures show 1) sink filled about half full and very little drainage after 10 seconds of the drain being opened, 2) Toilet is stained or has lost white glaze (who wants to see brown at the bottom of the toilet every time you walk in the bathroom), 3) product dispensers in shower were not locked (who knows what prior guests could fill them with??) 4) base of refrigerator cabinet delaminating, 5) closet doors cracked/chipped laminate, 6) air return vent has a heavy layer of dust - obviously not been cleaned in awhile. In my mind Sonesta needs to step up their maintenance and cleaning of rooms if they want to be considered a top resort on HHI. Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 PatAndCarol2013 Summerville, South Carolina

The Sonesta is a full service resort right on the ocean. There is also a sort of tropical garden with turtles, egrets, etc. on the property that you walk through to get to the beach. Staff are very friendly. The on-site Heywards Restaurant is excellent and convenient. The hotel also seems to be doing a good job sanitizing, social distancing,… Read more
The Sonesta is a full service resort right on the ocean. There is also a sort of tropical garden with turtles, egrets, etc. on the property that you walk through to get to the beach. Staff are very friendly. The on-site Heywards Restaurant is excellent and convenient. The hotel also seems to be doing a good job sanitizing, social distancing, etc. during the pandemic. Read less
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Sep 14, 2020 donnamarieg64 Gardiner, Montana

Very nice hotel with clean rooms and friendly staff. Steps away from beach which was beautiful. Rented bikes on the beach and lounge chairs and beach umbrellas. A relaxing and comfortable place to stay .
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Sep 14, 2020 MKBFam Washington DC, District of Columbia

My trip with my family during COVID was refreshing. The service was great. The SPA was open and took all necessary precaution. We stayed at the pool and beach most of the time. But they did have great places on the resort to lounge and relax. My son loved the turtle pond. We didn’t partake in the restaurant in the resort but others said it was… Read more
My trip with my family during COVID was refreshing. The service was great. The SPA was open and took all necessary precaution. We stayed at the pool and beach most of the time. But they did have great places on the resort to lounge and relax. My son loved the turtle pond. We didn’t partake in the restaurant in the resort but others said it was good. We stayed from Thursday to Sunday. I would have given it a 5 star but it got crowded on Saturday with some loud and annoying guest. But overall the hotel and spa service was fantastic. A must do again. Read less
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Sep 13, 2020 681courtneyt

We had a great stay at Sonesta! We appreciated the complimentary WiFi for sonesta members and the beach access was very convenient. The pool was very nice as well and I enjoyed the Whirlpool hot tub. Thanks once again Sonesta!!