Hilton Head

Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

Elisabeth Barker
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Why We Love It

  • Named to Conde Nast Traveler's "Top Resorts in the South" (2018)
  • AAA 4-Diamond family resort with easy beach access
  • Nature lovers can visit nearby preserves and play tennis, cycle or golf outdoors
  • Feature's a kids club, play area and a lagoon swimming pool with a no-steps entrance

"Set in a luxuriant garden" -- Fodor's
Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)

Map & Directions

Sonesta Resort is about an hour's drive to Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The hotel is a 45-minute drive from Savannah and about an hour and a half from Charleston. Parking at the hotel is included in the resort fee, but valet parking costs extra.

Rooms & Rates

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The 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 hundreds of tennis courts and over 40 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. 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. 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, a 24-hour fitness center, a 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 $20 per-room, per-night resort fee, which covers self-parking, island-wide phone calls, Wi-Fi, access to pool/beach and fitness facilities 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
  • Pool bar
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 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


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


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort 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 property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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
  • An in-room safe is available for an additional fee
  • 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:

  • Resort fee: USD 25 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(17 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
4.2 Ease of Booking

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