Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Welcome to Hilton Head Island
Experience the epitome of charm and warmth at the award-winning Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Our oceanfront resort boasts multiple on-site restaurants, a fitness center, a lagoon-style pool, and a full-service Arum Spa. Enjoy easy access to tennis, golf, the beach, bicycle rentals, and much more.
At Sonesta Hotels & Resorts, we’re so happy you’re here.
Deals & Offers at Our Hilton Head Island Resort
Soak Up More Summer
Save up to 30% on your Sonesta summer getaway when you book and stay two or more nights by September 15. Longer stays mean more savings. Don’t forget the sunblock.
Just Us Kids
Kids under 10 enjoy free breakfast daily and Daily Kids Camp Pass included (up to 3 kids)!
We’ve partnered with sleep expert Dr. Rebecca Robbins to create a package of tips and treats for a better rest.
About Our Hilton Head Island Hotel
Nestled along the Atlantic coast, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers lush landscapes and breathtaking views at every turn.
Immerse yourself in the ultimate vacation experience with pristine white sand beaches and premier attractions at your fingertips. From golf, tennis, and kayaking, to shopping, bike riding, and exploring the natural wonders of Hilton Head, our resort puts you at the center of it all.
Savor delicious culinary experiences at our on-site eateries and whet your appetite before diving into our serene zero-entry lagoon swimming pool. Pamper your body and senses with a range of treatments at our Arum Spa.
At the end of the day, retreat to your generously appointed suite or room complemented by views of the ocean or lush tropical gardens. Embrace a host of amenities designed to make you feel well-cared for.
Accessible Hilton Head Island Resort
We strive to make your stay as comfortable as possible and to accommodate the needs of our guests with disabilities. Please contact the hotel if you have any special requests relating to your disability.
The following areas are accessible:
- Public entrance
- Route from the hotel’s public entrance to
- The registration area
- The accessible guest rooms
- The restaurant
- The meeting room/ballroom area
- The fitness center
- The swimming pool
- The business center
- The spa
- Registration desk
- Public restroom
- Accessible parking spaces for vans and cars in self-parking facility
- Fitness center
- Swimming pool
- Business center
The following areas are not fully accessible:
- Concierge desk
Additional accessibility information:
- Guest room TVs have closed captioning or closed caption decoders provided
- Hotel’s valet accepts vehicles specially outfitted for wheelchair users
- Accessible guest transportation with advance notice
- Hotel has TTY for guest use
- Service animals are welcome
- Braille and tactile signage is provided for permanent rooms and spaces
- Hotel employees will read menus and other printed/visual information and provide verbal directions to locations in the hotel to guests who are blind/low vision
- Audio/visual fire alarms in common area
Information About Accessible Guest Suites
Our hotel has the following accessible suite types:
- Hearing Accessible Standard View, King
- Hearing Accessible Standard View, Two Queens
- Hearing Accessible Garden View Suite, King
- Hearing Accessible Garden View, Two Queens
- Hearing Accessible Ocean View, King
- Hearing Accessible Ocean Horizon View, Two Queens
- Hearing Accessible Hospitality Suite
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Standard View King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Standard View, Two Queens, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Standard View, Two Queens, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Garden View King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Garden View King, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Garden View, Two Queens, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Garden View, Two Queens, Roll-in Shower
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Ocean View, King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Executive Standard View, King, Tub
- Mobility/Hearing Accessible Garden View Suite, Roll-in Shower
Rooms designated as mobility accessible have features for guests with mobility disabilities, including, but not limited to:
- Doorways that provide 32” of clear width
- Roll-in shower or tub with grab bars (specific bathing fixture type is indicated for each room in the room name)
- Lowered light switches and thermostats
- Toilets with grab bars
- Accessible vanity
- Accessible route to all parts of the room
Rooms designated as hearing accessible have features for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing, including visual alarms and notification devices.
For general amenities associated with each suite type, please see our rooms page.
Please call us at 843.842.2400 should you have further questions about accessibility or email us at email@example.com.
Resort Fee at Our Hilton Head Island Resort
A daily Resort Fee of $37+ tax and a daily Destination Fee of $3+ tax will be charged to your room account.
This fee includes several amenities to enhance your stay with us:
Unlimited access to our gated Shipyard community
Transportation to and from Shipyard Golf Course
Basic high-speed wired and wireless package for up to five devices in each room
24-hour access to our fitness center
2 bottles of water upon arrival
Access to our heated outdoor pool, heated shade pool, and hot tub
Pool towel service
Direct beach access
The tax breakdown includes 8% state tax and 3% local tax.
Pet-Friendly Hotel in Hilton Head
We love your furry friends as much as you do.
Sonesta is proud to invite your cuddly companions and provide special amenities like comfy pet beds, bowls, waterproof mats, and treats at check-in. We’ll greet your pet with an arrival letter outlining our local recommendations for a “pawsome” stay.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is pet-friendly and welcomes well-mannered pets, with no breed or weight restrictions. Up to two pets are permitted per suite.
$200 fee per stay applies.
Amenities at Our Hilton Head Resort
At Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, we are proud to offer a wide array of amenities and services designed to make your stay as comfortable and effortless as possible.
Additionally, if you have any special requests for your stay, we would love to make them happen. Contact us at 843.842.2400.
In-Room Amenities at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
The guest rooms at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offer refined decor, custom hardwood finishes, fine furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and the following amenities:
Work desk & chair
Keurig coffee maker
Iron & ironing board
Flat-screen television with premium movie channels
Please note amenities may vary by room. More details can be found during room selection.
Hilton Head Hotel with Swimming Pools
Soak up the sun in our zero-entry swimming pool, shaded adult-only pool, and hot tub. Book one of our pool-side cabanas on a first-come, first-served basis, and enjoy exclusive access to our adult pool (ages 18+ only). Towels are provided at the pool hut, and our pool bar serves food and drinks seasonally.
Main swimming pool: 8:00AM – Sunset.
Shaded, adults-only pool and hot tub: 8:00AM – 10:00PM.
Parking at Our Hilton Head Resort
At Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, we are happy to offer complimentary self-parking to all our guests! Additionally, valet parking is available for $10 per day.
Stay in Shape at Our Hilton Head Resort Fitness Center
Break a sweat in our 24-hour fitness center featuring state-of-the-art cardio equipment and free weights from Life Fitness®. Take advantage of your guest room key access and maintain your workout regime without hassle. We provide towels and water, as well as a changing room and restrooms with showers.
Convenience Store at Our Hilton Head Resort
Located just off the lobby entrance, Pearls Market provides you with all your one-stop shopping needs. Choose from a variety of snacks and cold beverages, as well as toiletries and personal care items. Find a wide selection of both women's and men’s clothing, swimwear, accessories, and gifts.
Sunday – Thursday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM.
Friday – Saturday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM.
Stay Connected at Our Hilton Head Resort
Check out our relaxing nook located in the lobby. Perfect for catching up on business or planning your Hilton Head Island adventure, our Tech Lounge is equipped with high-speed internet access and workstations to help you stay on top of your to-do list.
Explore Our Hilton Head Resort and Beyond
Guests at our Hilton Head Island resort can access our shuttle service through Shipyard Plantation. Please call us at 843.842.2400 for more information.
Reach Coligny Plaza from Our Hilton Head Resort via Trolley
Take advantage of the trolley service to Coligny Plaza, courtesy of Hilton Head Guest Services. Please note that pick-up times and availability may vary as this service is not operated by Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Therefore, we kindly request our guests to be patient as there may be some delays during the summer season. For more information, please call 843.816.5145.
Daily: 10:00AM to dusk.
Hilton Head Resort & Spa
Treat yourself to ultimate relaxation at our Arum spa, with a soothing ambiance, a variety of spa packages, massages, body treatments, and facials all designed to pamper you from head to toe. To book an appointment, visit the Arum Spa website.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM.
Explore Hilton Head Island
Explore the best sights and attractions of Hilton Head Island, all located within easy reach of our Hilton Head resort!
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
The prime boating, fishing, and water sports destination on Hilton Head, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina offers boat & slip rentals, tours, and numerous other opportunities for outdoor adventures! The Marina is located across on the other side of the island, just 10 minutes away from our hotel.
Coligny Plaza Shopping Center
Established in 1955, Coligny Plaza Shopping Center is the downtown hub of Hilton Head Island, offering more than 60 specialty shops, numerous dining options, and a rich entertainment program. Coligny Plaza is located just 7 minutes away from our hotel.
Harbour Town Lighthouse
The symbol of Hilton Head Island and a familiar sight to millions of golf fans worldwide, the Harbour Town Lighthouse is located on the western sight of the island a stone's throw away from the scenic Harbour Town Golf Links. A popular wedding destination featuring a museum, it is a must-see destination on the island. The Harbour Town Lighthouse is located 20 minutes away from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Island Experiences
With its world-renowned courses, impeccable greens, and stunning scenery, Hilton Head Island is a premier golf destination. At the top of the must-play Hilton Head golf courses are Harbor Town Golf Links, the Robert Trent Jones course at Palmetto Dunes as well as the Heron Point by Pete Dye.
On Hilton Head, tennis has a deep-rooted tradition. This ultimate tennis destination boasts eight of the world's top 100 tennis resorts and camps, and an unparalleled concentration of tennis courts per square mile. Locals and visitors alike flock year-round to play on the same courts as tennis legends like Chris Evert, Gabriela Sabatini, and Rod Laver.
Explore the best of nature on two wheels with the Hilton Head bike trails. With over 60 miles of dedicated bike paths and 100 miles of protected public pathways, the island offers miles of breathtaking views along beaches, parks, scenic areas, and resort communities.
From Sea Pines to William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island offers unparalleled biking adventures.
Discover Just Us Kids at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
Available May 28 through September 4, 2023
Children aged 5-12 are welcome at our summer camp, book NOW, for a fun, unforgettable experience!
Reservations required. Email Kathleen.firstname.lastname@example.org to book your fun camp days.. Call 843-341-1828 with questions.
Just Us Kids Day Camp
A supervised kids club designed to be both entertaining and educational for ages 5-12.
Our fun daily themes are:
- Ahoy Matey Monday
- Turtle Tuesday
- Wildlife Wednesday
- Tiki Hut Thursday
- One Fish, Two Fish Friday
- Under the Sea Saturday
- Sandcastles & Seashells Sunday
Lunch and/or snack are provided accordingly.
- AM: 9:00AM – 1:00PM, $65 per child (lunch included)
- PM: 1:00PM – 5:00PM, $55 per child (snack included)
- FULL: 9:00AM – 5:00PM, $100 per child (lunch & snack included)
Multiple Day Passes are available at discounted rates Rates are per child.
Siblings receive a 15% discount on daily rates. 20% service charge will be added to the total charge.
Just Us Kids Night Out
The fun doesn’t stop when the sun drops! Parents can enjoy a night out, and the kids can join us for dinner, swimming, games and a movie!
Friday & Saturday: 6:00PM – 10:00PM, $75 per child (dinner included)
More Information About Just Us Kids
Just Us Kids is Sonesta Resort’s supervised kids club for ages 5-12. Children must meet age requirements at the time camp services are provided. Children should arrive at the “Just Us Kids” center (located near the fitness center) with sunscreen applied and in swim appropriate clothing. Counselors will apply additional sunscreen as necessary. Water is provided but we encourage the use of refillable water bottles. Please ensure that all belongings are labeled. Please provide a dry set of clothing to change into after swim or beach play. Towels are provided.
Children must be capable of using the restroom and dressing themselves without assistance.
Please note that excessive disruptive behavior or bullying of other campers is not tolerated. Just Us Kids is an inclusive and safe space for all children. We reserve the right to refuse camp service due to inappropriate behavior.
Parents must sign children in and out from camp. Late pick-ups directly impact the camp experience and safety of our children. Additional fees for late pick-ups are $25 per each 10 minute increment.
If your child is not feeling well, do not bring them to camp.
Times and activities are approximate and may change without notice.
*Advance reservations are required for all programs. Reservations are based on availability as space is limited. Failure to provid
Hilton Head Island Events
Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival
Experience gastronomic bliss at the Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival from March 19-26, 2023! Enjoy an unforgettable spread of delicious sips and mouthwatering bites curated by the region's top culinary leaders.
Hilton Head PGA Tournament
Immerse yourself in the world-class golf destination that is Hilton Head Island. Be a part of history and witness the world's best golfers in action at the PGA TOUR's RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
Hilton Head Island Dining
For your dining convenience and enjoyment, Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers several restaurants with both indoor and outdoor dining options. All dining outlets are open to resort guests and area residents. For reservations or more information, call 843.341.1850.
Seacrest Restaurant and Terrace
Welcome to Seacrest Restaurant, a premier dining venue for the Sonesta Resort and Shipyard Community. Enjoy ample space for social distancing, an indoor and outdoor terrace with pool views, and a diverse menu featuring fresh, regionally-inspired ingredients and Atlantic seafood.
Bayley’s Bar and Terrace
Whether you're looking for a delicious dinner, a quick morning coffee to jumpstart your day, an afternoon sweet treat to satisfy your cravings, or a sophisticated evening cocktail to unwind after a long day, Bayley’s Bar and Terrace has it all.
Sweet Cane Bar and Grille
Soak up the relaxed poolside ambiance at Sweet Cane! Sip on refreshing beverages and indulge in casual dining. Don't miss out on our à la carte lunch options and weekly entertainment.
Seacrest Restaurant and Terrace at Our Hilton Head Island Resort
Indulge in a culinary journey with the diverse menu of Seacrest Restaurant and Terrace (formerly known as Heyward). Boasting regionally inspired ingredients and fresh Atlantic seafood, all while taking in the stunning views from our indoor/outdoor terrace overlooking the pool and grounds. With plenty of space for social distancing, in the main restaurant area and patio, Seacrest offers an unparalleled on-site dining experience.
Breakfast: daily, 7:00AM – 11:30AM
Lunch: daily, 12:00PM — 3:00PM
Dinner: daily, 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Bayley’s Bar and Terrace at Our Hilton Head Island Resort
With its chic and inviting atmosphere, Bayley’s Bar and Terrace is the beating heart of our Hilton Head Island resort. Savor a delicious cup of coffee in the morning, sweet treats in the afternoon, or refreshing cocktails in the evening.
Breakfast: 6:30AM – 12:00PM
Dinner: 4:00PM – 11:00PM
Sweet Cane Bar and Grille at Our Hilton Head Resort
With refreshing beverages, casual dining options, and efficient and professional service, Sweet Cane is the ideal poolside spot. Choose from our a la carte lunch menu and enjoy weekly entertainment.
Seasonally, 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Kitchen, 11:00AM – 4:00PM.
Hilton Head Meeting Rooms
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island provides over 23,000 square feet of versatile meeting space and amenities that cater to the needs of any event.
Each of the 17 meeting rooms and spaces at our oceanfront resort exudes sophistication and classic hospitality.
Our flexible venues can accommodate groups of 35 to 800 people. With over 10,000 square feet of space, the Santee Ballroom is the largest of our meeting rooms. Its contemporary decor and flexibility make it an ideal venue for hosting a large wedding reception.
With the help of our dedicated team, you can create a customized and delectable event menu for a memorable meeting or celebration.
Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is the perfect venue for conferences, training sessions, meetings and events of all sizes. Contact the Sales and Catering Department for new group events or meeting inquiries.Explore Venue Instant Book Venue
Prime Hilton Head Wedding Venue
Embrace breathtaking ocean views and exchange your vows at the idyllic Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island. Say "I Do" in the grand Ocean View Pavilion or the elegant Shipyard Beach Club, both offering unparalleled natural beauty. Experience the ideal blend of exceptional spaces, extraordinary offerings, and natural splendor. Start your happily ever after at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, where nature and romance come together to create the wedding of your dreams.
Ready to plan your big day? Please contact our sales team for more information or to schedule a venue tour.
Explore Our Hilton Head Wedding Venues
Choose the perfect venue and make your dream wedding a reality. Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island offers the following adaptable spaces:
The Beach Pavillion
The Pavilion at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is an ideal venue for a beach wedding. With a capacity of 65 to 200+ guests, this 7,000 square-foot covered facility is nestled between lush grounds and the pristine South Carolina coastline, providing the perfect setting for both your ceremony and reception. Boasting beautiful views in all directions and a picturesque bridge over the lagoon, the Pavilion is a gorgeous location for wedding photos.
In addition to private access to the beach, the Pavilion offers unique features such as an oyster roast deck, retractable glass walls with heating elements for year-round comfort, and private, climate-controlled restrooms.
The Shipyard Beach Club
Ideal for events with 35 to 100 guests, this premier facility offers both indoor and outdoor flexibility. The oceanfront deck and gazebo provide a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the sandy beaches of Hilton Head Island, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your event. The climate-controlled indoor space includes a plantation-style breezeway that leads to a lounge, dining area, and ocean deck, providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests.
The Santee Ballroom is the most versatile venue we offer. Decorated elegantly, it boasts 10,000 square feet of function space and can be configured to host events for 25 to 800 guests. The neutral and contemporary decor complements any wedding theme. The ballroom spaces also feature a spacious foyer area, ideal for a reception or cocktail hour.
The Mid-Island Lawn is a beautiful and unique wedding venue that offers an open-air atmosphere and breathtaking views. This is the perfect location for intimate weddings or cocktail hours, offering a serene and natural setting for your special day. The lawn is surrounded by a tropical courtyard and lagoon area, providing an idyllic backdrop for your ceremony and reception.
Hilton Head Wedding Offers
YOUR PERFECT DAY COMES WITH THE PERFECT GETAWAY!
With Sonesta Travel Pass, you have even more to look forward to beyond your wedding day: complimentary nights at your choice of Sonesta Hotels and Resorts. It's one more way Sonesta can help you celebrate with warm hospitality and personalized service. Book your wedding at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island and earn up to 150,000 bonus Travel Pass points!
- $15,000 in catering spend earns an extra 75,000 bonus points, for a total of 225,000 points.
- $25,000 catering spend earns an extra 120,000 bonus points, for a total of 270,000 points
- $50,000 catering spend earns an extra 250,000 bonus points, for a total of 400,000 points
Explore Our Wedding Offers
Hilton Head Wedding Testimonials
Please contact our sales team for more information or to schedule a venue tour.
"Planning a wedding during a pandemic, halfway across the country (destination wedding) isn’t the easiest task! However, Theresa was a phenomenal partner in the planning process. Theresa answered my questions before I even had them. She was my go-to person for not only wedding questions, but for general hotel, guest, and vacation questions as well. Theresa was so accommodating and quick to answer whether it was a phone call, email, or a last minute in-person meeting/trip to Hilton Head that I requested. I am a very organized and type A person, and Theresa exceeded my expectations of ensuring my timeline was followed and prompt, that I noticed no day-of hiccups, that guests were helped, and that everything was run smoothly. As a testament to the entire Sonesta catering staff, I cannot believe how friendly and accommodating everyone was. Staff put aside appetizers for my husband and I during cocktail hour to ensure we had a taste of each item. They were also so prompt in serving dinner/drinks that my guests could truly enjoy the entire night without waiting for long periods of time. Theresa and the staff really make sure your day is well-run and special. I highly recommend the Sonesta and specifically Theresa for any brides looking for the perfect beach wedding!"
"Our daughter had her wedding reception at the Sonesta and it was AMAZING!! Theresa was fabulous, the food was the best we’ve had at a wedding, and the staff were smiling and helpful. Our guests commented it was the best reception they had ever been to. We are so happy we chose the Sonesta for this special day."
"Theresa was a dream to work with. We planned the wedding from Chicago and she was incredibly responsive. She worked with all of our vendors and made sure every detail was perfect. She completely went above and beyond to help us plan a wedding from over 900 miles away during a pandemic! The food was the best wedding for I have ever had. The bar tenders and servers were amazing. Everything was perfect."
"We just had the wedding of my dreams at the Sonesta Shipyard Beach Club! The venue was fantastic, the food was phenomenal, and Theresa was absolutely amazing to work with to make every dream come true! The single best decision (after selecting the best husband ever!) for our wedding was choosing the Sonesta for our venue. Even the sneak peek of our wedding photos on the property are gorgeous. You won't go wrong with this decision."
"Best venue ever!! Theresa is amazing in every way! We had to move our wedding from May to September due to Covid and I ended up working with Theresa and she could not have been more gracious, understanding, and helpful. There were so many changes due to everything going on and it was so helpful to know I could trust her and the venue. Everyone said the food was amazing too! We had our reception in the Shipyard Beach Club and it was awesome! They've done a few updates which make a big difference. HIGHLY recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"The Sonesta Hilton Head venue was a dream come true and can not even begin to imagine a better place or team to work with while planning our big day. Everything was perfect!"
FAQs About Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island
1. How far is Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island from the beach?
The Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island is situated directly on the beach.
2. How many pools does Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island have?
Our Hilton Head beachfront resort features two pools and a hot tub.
3. When is the check-in/checkout time at your Hilton Head hotel? Is there a minimum age to check in?
Check-in is available from 4:00PM. There may be a fee for early check-in, depending on availability. Checkout time is 11:00AM, with the option of late check-out for an additional fee, pending availability. The minimum age to check in is 21.
4. Do your rooms have kitchenettes with microwaves?
Our rooms feature mini-refrigerators and coffee makers; however, they do not include kitchenettes with microwaves.
5. Do you offer a shuttle service from Savannah airport to Hilton Head Island?
We do not provide an airport shuttle service. However, we can assist you in finding and booking reliable SAV airport ride to or from Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island.
6. Do you have an onsite laundry service?
Guests can take advantage of the hotel's dry cleaning and laundry services during their stay.