Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island

ex. Crowne Plaza Hilton Head Island Beach Hotel

130 Shipyard Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, United States, 29928show map
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Very goodBased on  19 reviews

The 4-star Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island lies within 3.1 km from Allaben Fine Art Gallery. An example of modern architecture, this hotel was opened in 1993 and was fully restored in 1999.

Offering a beachfront setting in Hilton Head Island near a port, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. It is about 8 km away from the center of Hilton Head Island.

Guests can reach Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island by car from Hilton Head airport in 15 minutes.


The 340 guest rooms are spread over 5 floors. Some of the luxurious rooms feature the ocean view. In-room self-catering facilities include a small fridge, a microwave and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving local dishes on site. Guests can savor cocktails and wines in the in-house bar. Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Brellas Cafe are about 300 meters from the property.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


The hotel also offers cars and bicycles for rent.


There is a beach with outdoor chaise lounges, umbrellas and towels provided for guests convenience. A gym and a fitness centre as well as windsurfing, canoeing and horse riding are available on the premises.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   340.

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Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area





Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Wind surfing
  • Diving
  • Canoeing
  • Sailing
  • Pedal boating
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Beach volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Golf course
  • Table tennis
  • Squash
  • Aerobics
  • Fishing


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • City shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome pack


  • Full board
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Pub
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Gluten-free meals
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Video games
  • Board games
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Bungalows
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Courtyard view
  • Ocean view
  • Pool view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries


  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Voice mail
  • CD player
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Hilton Head (HHH)5.2 mi
Hilton Head (HXD)5.2 mi
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Very goodBased on  19  reviews

Rating by category:

  • 9.6

    The staff is excellent. The resort is very family friendly and something to do all day including, the pool, the beach, bike riding, feeding the turtles, EATING on property, games for kids, movies at the pool, and so much more. I have to say, my stay was very relaxing.

    Staff, Restaurants on property, entertainment, on beach, beautiful sunrise and sunset.

    Pool water was too warm for my taste... however it was the middle of summer.

  • 6.2

    Enjoyed the stay Hilton head is a beautiful area. The beds were comfortable. The kids loved the beach.

    I must admit the fact that this was a four star hotel I expected a lot more in the accomodations. The pool area was disappointing and the resort view we supposedly paid for was that of the side parking lot.... I enjoyed Myrtle Beach's Kingston Plantation and even Compass cove we had just as much fun at the resort itself and the sites in Myrtle were great for the entire family. .... May not stay here again....Mrs. Darden

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Being clean and on the beach

    Our room was far in the back away from all the facilities. Beds were not comfortable at all.

  • 8.8

    Room was comfortable. Was able to relax.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    nice beach and pool

    the hotel needs a major redo. wifi not in most rooms

  • 10.0

    peaceful, relaxing

    saw a large beetle in the room

  • 9.6

    Great location and very comfortable atmosphere.

  • 10.0

    Hotel is in a great location right on the water. The hotel is so easy to deal with from front desk to the pool to the beach just beyond the pool area. There are bike rentals next to pool, towels available next to pool, bar next to pool ! The room was very nice and the bed so comfortable ! Staff was present everywhere to help you or cleaning rooms, etc. Parking is easy, check in and out easy. We had a wonderful experience and plan to go back once or twice a year now ! Eat breakfast in BRELLA on site and then go out the exit and down to Coligny Plaza or around town to eat. Outlet malls out 278. Hilton Head is just a lovely , safe place !

  • 9.2

    The furnishings in the room were old/refurbished and looked it but the grounds were absolutely breathtaking. The beach and seashore were terrific.

    Nothing. Everything was great.

  • 10.0

    I loved the buffet, the kindness of the staff, the calmness of the staff and surroundings and the great feeling of the resort.

    I wish they would have advertised what was going on at the resort a little better. We had to deeply research places to go and where to eat.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    I like seeing the alligators when driving through to the resort.

    I didn't like the fact that when I booked the room it said that it was only 21 miles from Savannah, GA when in fact it was over 40 miles. Also the room didn't come with a refridgerator or microwave. You have to pay extra ($10 a day for fridge). The view from my room was also awlful. The only thing I could see from my balcony was the top of the building.

  • 7.8

    Great location, with private access to the beach.

    Inadequate Internet access in the room.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location on the island is excellent - pool area very nice and good service at the pool bar. Just a very short walk to the beach. Breakfast was good and the staff friendly. Riley's Plaza was an excellent place for a drink and dinner and Harbour Town was lovely to visit at sunset!

    Hotel is looking so tired and dated - decor is old and rundown and furniture in the rooms is pretty past it. Our balcony was carpeted and was full of cobwebs, dead insects and general outdoor stuff which had accumulated over the years and hasn't ever been cleaned. Am not sure why a balcony would be carpeted anyway!! Room service ended at 10pm with the hotel bar closing at 11pm so if you want something after that then it's a cab ride to the nearest shops/bars.

  • 6.2

    The staff was nice. The location was convenient and right on the beach. Room was in good condition, and every room had a balcony.

    The food was good but there wasn't much variety, all three restaurants had the exact same menus. Irritating mostly because the resort is pretty secluded, you have to drive at least 10 minutes to get to any kind of other food. The interior of the hotel is a bit outdated, for the price we paid I would have liked to feel like I was in a little more luxury, especially since I have stayed in some very nice Crown Plaza Resorts and this was below par compartively. I realize it is Hilton Head, but I would not really recommend this resort for a young couple, we were surrounded by retirees and felt extremely out of place. Again, I know Hilton Head is a retirement area but I wasn't expecting to be so outnumbered!!

  • 6.6

    It needs a little refreshing.

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Very goodBased on  19 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 16:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 18 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedChildren above
18 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Getting around
Hilton Head (HHH)5.2 mi
Hilton Head (HXD)5.2 mi
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