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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Nov 22, 2020 rosalynr31 Knoxville, Tennessee

Me and my fiancé love Sonesta Resort. It’s our first time coming and won’t be our last. Such friendly service, The beach is a beautiful scenery along with the rest of the resort. I feel like they are my 2nd family.
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Nov 22, 2020 georgia m

We came in a night early and our condo was not ready so we stayed at Sonesta. This place is beautiful, friendly staff, very nice amenities. The pool is heated and the kids loved it. We will definitely come again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing place to rest - staff is wonderful

Nov 20, 2020 Adam I

Sonesta has just everything you need in a not over the top but in an elegant designed way. Great access to the beach, pool, food, fire pits... Food here is some of the best on the island! Staff are extra friendly, professional - Landscaping & greenery is excellent!
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Nov 15, 2020 Carol S Charleston, South Carolina

We enjoyed our stay at Sonesta Resort! We stayed for 5 days, and the weather was (almost) perfect. They handled Covid-19 well with adequate safety rules and procedures. Room was spacious, pool was nice, and access to the beautiful beach was easy. We enjoyed getting to know Eric, a bellman, is who quickly learned our names and gave us tips for… Read more
We enjoyed our stay at Sonesta Resort! We stayed for 5 days, and the weather was (almost) perfect. They handled Covid-19 well with adequate safety rules and procedures. Room was spacious, pool was nice, and access to the beautiful beach was easy. We enjoyed getting to know Eric, a bellman, is who quickly learned our names and gave us tips for seeing the island. November was a great time to go, not as crowded, and we would definitely stay here again! Read less
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Nov 15, 2020 briansZ2323CS

First of all my husband and I read several reviews and picked Hilton Head Island Sonesta as our destination weekend getaway(we had 10 hours in the car to read blogs and decide) when we arrived Friday evening the entrance was pretty and we then went to our average room. We figured the room would be basic but felt that would be fine since we… Read more
First of all my husband and I read several reviews and picked Hilton Head Island Sonesta as our destination weekend getaway(we had 10 hours in the car to read blogs and decide) when we arrived Friday evening the entrance was pretty and we then went to our average room. We figured the room would be basic but felt that would be fine since we wouldn’t be in there that much. We decided to have dinner outside at Heywards that evening and was disappointed due to a black cat that was around us our entire dinner even when we and others asked staff to deal with the situation, they came out and would pet the cat and do nothing else about it. Then the next morning we decide to give them another try and have breakfast and our waitress was not friendly and when asked a question about the favorites here she said it’s a limited menu and I don’t eat breakfast so I don’t know. Again disappointed. We asked about the sweet cane pool bar hours and was told they were going to open on Saturday and Sunday so my husband and I decided to site see on Saturday and have a pool day Sunday only to be told Saturday afternoon that the Sweet Cane poolside bar would not be open d/t limited guests staying but that we could go inside and order drinks (who wants to do that and get dressed each time to go inside and order drinks...not us! But we drove 10 hours to relax poolside so we spent Sunday at the pool. (The sign said not outside drinks or coolers but when looking at a few guests they had went out and purchased their beverage of choice while my husband and I went inside to get our drinks and I’m sure spent a lot more money then buying drinks at a local grocery and bringing them in) Again very disappointed! So besides the scenery I feel we could have stayed somewhere else that still accommodated their guests during off season then here. There was a few hotels that was by the Tiki Hut that was serving drinks/food and were entertained by daily bands.(we had day drinks Saturday at the Tiki Hut and decided we made the wrong choice and should have not stayed at the Sonesta) We are not the type of people to give reviews but felt others should know and ask questions instead of viewing Sonestas website since there was no mention of things not being opened on their resort property that would be offered the same during off season. Read less