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Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head, SC
  • Expansive family resort with two restaurants, a spa and direct beach access
  • Great for visiting nature reserves and outdoor activities like tennis, cycling and golf
  • Family-oriented amenities include a kids club, play area and heated pool with a no-steps entrance
  • Rooms were fully renovated in 2013 and all have private patios or balconies
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93% (30 member ratings)

4.4Value for Money


130 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
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Extensively renovated to the tune of $30 million and completed in May 2013, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head is a laid-back family resort set on 11 acres of the Shipyard Plantation, with hammocks on the grounds and a classy maritime theme. It’s a great destination for outdoor activities -- the hotel provides direct beach access and on-site bicycle rental (extra charge applies). Nearby water sports range from kayaking to charter fishing, and there are 200 tennis courts and 24 golf courses on the island.

There are plenty of dining options on site, including Heyward’s Restaurant (steak, seafood and breakfast) and Seacrest Terrace and Patio for small plates and live music (Friday & Saturday, 7-10pm). There’s even a poolside dining service at the outdoor pool and hot tub, and happy hour is a regular feature at both of the hotel’s bars (Monday-Thursday, 4-6 pm). If you feel like getting out and about, the cafés, snack shops and restaurants at Coligny Plaza shopping center are a 10-minute drive away. There is also shuttle service that ferries guests around the Shipyard Plantation, 24-hour fitness center, spa, a child-friendly heated pool and a kids program for 3- to 12-year-olds.

Contemporary rooms have carpeted floors and floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that lead out to a private patio or balcony. Most rooms overlook the lush gardens; however, some have views of the pool with the ocean in the distance, and the best have full ocean views. Opt for a corner room for extra space and a fold-out sofa bed.

There is a $16 per-room, per-night resort fee, which covers self-parking, island-wide phone calls, Wi-Fi, shuttle transfers within the Shipyard Plantation and daily newspapers (on request).

From the press:
  • "Decorated in a classy nautical theme and set in a luxuriant garden, the Sonesta is the centerpiece of Shipyard Plantation, which means guests have access to all its amenities, including golf and tennis" -- Fodor's


  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Pool bar
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 4pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 4pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
    • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 35.00 for adults, USD 5.00 and USD 30.00 for children (approximately)
    • Valet parking fee: USD 10.00 per night (in/out privileges)
    • Pet deposit: USD 150.00 per stay
    • Pet fee: USD 150.00 per accommodation, per stay
    • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.00 per night

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Destination fee: USD 2 per accommodation, per night
    • Resort fee: USD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
    The resort fee includes:
    • Pool access
    • Beach access
    • Health club access
    • Fitness center access
    • Internet access
    • Newspaper
    • Phone calls
    • In-room coffee
    • Self parking
    • Parking

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Savannah and about an hour and a half from Charleston. The nearest international airport is in Savannah and is about an hour's drive from the hotel. Parking at the hotel is included in the resort fee, but valet parking costs extra.


  • 130 Shipyard Drive
  • Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928
  • United States

Customer Service

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Tel: +44 (0) 20 3564 9000

M-F, 8am-9pm

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