Housing and Travel

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
One Sanctuary Beach Dr. Kiawah Island, SC 29455
Phone: 843-768-2121 


You will walk through the front doors and experience a seaside mansion, where you will be surrounded by the grandeur of the architecture and hospitality at its finest. This beautiful seaside mansion is waiting to envelop you in its service and southern hospitality.

CESSE Room rate

The CESSE group rate is $245/night plus 13% tax for single/double occupancy with no daily resort fee
Rates are applicable beginning Wednesday, February 20, 2019 through Friday, March 1, 2019 based on availability.  The CESSE group room rate will be available until January 31, 2019. 

To make your reservation call 1-843-768-2121 and mention CESSE CEO Meeting for February 2019. You can also reference the Booking ID #15383 to the reservations agents.

A two-night deposit is required when making your reservation so please have a credit card available.

Available room types: Double/Double, King - One Bedroom Suite

Check-in time: 4:00 PM

Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Cancellation: Cancellations made 7 days in advance will receive a full refund. If cancellations are made less than 7 days from your reservation please contact Laura Kashenider, laura@cesse.org to liaison with Kiawah Island Golf Resort on your behalf.

Ground Transportation

Charleston International Airport 
5500 International Blvd. 
Charleston, SC 29418
Airport Maps
Distance from hotel: 33 miles
Drive time: 52 minutes 

On-demand Taxi Service

Ground Transportation is available at Charleston International from early morning until after the last arriving flight each night. All ground transportation is located in the center median outside baggage claim. In addition to airport taxi and shuttle services, hotel shuttles, public transportation, off-site rental car shuttles and ride share pickup is located in front of the terminal. 

Estimated Taxi rate to Kiawah Island Golf Resort is $73.

Other Transportation Options

You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their apps. More information can be found on their websites at:

Uber: https://www.uber.com/airports

Lyft: https://www.lyft.com/airports

Rental Cars

Six rental car companies operate from within Charleston International Airport's Rental Car Pavilion, which is located at the end of the terminal near Baggage Claim. Rental car companies located inside the airport terminal in the Rental Car Pavilion are Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National.

Other companies provide service to CHS passengers, but have rental counters at off-site locations and offer pick up services at the airport. Passengers using off-site companies must call for shuttle pick up. Shuttle stops are located on the center curb outside baggage claim.

For reservations, contact the preferred firm by phone or online.

Company Phone Toll Free
Alamo 843-556-1255 877-233-8749
Avis 843-767-7031 800-331-1212
Budget 843-767-7051 800-527-0700
Enterprise 843-767-4557 800-261-7331
Hertz 843-767-4550 800-654-3131
National 843-767-3078 800-227-7368

Off-site rentals
Company Phone Toll Free
Dollar 843-552-7534 877-233-8749
Thrifty 843-552-7534 800-847-4389


Self Parking is included in daily resort fee.
Valet Parking is available at the Resort at the following rate: $22 for overnight parking, per day.

Resort Amenities and Services

Just a few steps from your room and within sight of the Atlantic Ocean, two outdoor swimming pools provide exclusive retreats. Separate adult and family pools allow guests to choose the atmosphere of their choice for relaxation and fun. The beach concierge is pleased to arrange for beach chairs, umbrellas and towels. The Loggerhead Grill provides food and beverage service for guests on the beach, as well as those at the outdoor pools.

The indoor swimming pool offers the opportunity for guests to take a leisurely dip, a vigorous lap or participate in a Hydro Toning Fitness Class. The pool is open 7 days a week from 6:00am – 8pm. It is adults only from 6:00am -10am. The Sanctuary’s indoor and outdoor pools are available only to guests of the hotel.

The Sanctuary’s Fitness Center is open from 6am – 8:30pm daily, and offers a variety of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment. The fitness center also offers personal training, which can be used to enhance your regular workout or maintain your fitness levels throughout your visit. Learn more about classes and videos available.

Business Services

The business center is located on the 1st floor of the east wing of The Sanctuary. We offer a complete remote office providing a document center, clerical services, office supplies, computer workstations, work alcoves, UPS & FedEx Shipping and Wi-Fi Access. The Business Center is available to guests of The Sanctuary at any hour of the day or night by utilizing your guest room key for admittance. Feel free to contact the Business Center directly at (843) 768-6222.
Room Amenities 
  • Custom-made mattress from Omaha bedding
  • Luxurious Matelasse Bed Covers
  • Italian Linen and Robes
  • Five-fixture bathroom with large marble walk-in shower, dual vanities, private water closet and deep soaking tub
  • Full-length Chival Mirror
  • Custom furnishings and appointments
  • Televisions and DVD/CD players
  • Complimentary high-speed and wireless Internet Access
  • Mini-bar customized upon order
  • Penhaligon’s Quercus bath amenities
  • 40 sq. ft. Balcony furnished with two chairs and a cocktail table
  • Hairdryer
  • Satin Hangers
  • Blanket Chest
  • Bedside Light Dimmers
  • Safe for valuables
  • Keurig Coffee Maker

Resort Activities

Historical Sunset Cycle After a long day of fun in the sun, treat yourself to a gently paced biking tour with some on-foot exploration. Have you ever wondered where the name ‘Kiawah’ came from, or when Kiawah actually became an Island? This tour will explore the history, ecology, and beautiful views of this unique island. Timed with the sunset, we will be able to enjoy relaxing landscapes to escort us back to the Nature Center. 

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Alligator Adventure From tiny hatchlings to imposing adults, there are alligators in almost every pond on Kiawah. Travel with us as we search our naturalists’ favorite gator hangouts for these impressive predators. This is a fantastic way to observe and learn about these amazing and often misunderstood animals in their natural habitat.

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Night Beach Walk Come join a naturalist on an evening beach walk to learn all about the biology of our native Loggerhead Sea Turtles and other nocturnal beach goers! Once the sun sets you will discover a nocturnal world by listening and searching for wildlife such as owls, alligators and bats.

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Charleston Attractions (Nearby)

Fort Sumter Tours Fort Sumter…the Island Fort where the Civil War began. You will experience a relaxing 30 minute cruise through Charleston’s historic harbor out to Fort Sumter. The tour is fully narrated and explains many points of interest and historic significance. You will learn about the major events which led to the outbreak of America’s most bloody war. At Fort Sumter National Park, historians will provide detailed information about Fort Sumter and its pivotal role in the War between the States. There is a museum with fascinating exhibits and a small gift shop for your enjoyment. After one hour at the Fort, you will cruise back to port, enjoying panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and Charleston’s bustling harbor.

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Boone Hall Plantation Recognized as the #1 Plantation in the Charleston area according to USA TODAY 10BEST. They offer a wide variety of tours designed to be both educational and entertaining for visitors of all ages.
Boone Hall Plantation is one of the most diverse attractions in the area. Some of the tours they offer are, "Exploring The Gullah Culture", House Tours, Plantation Coach Tour, Black History In America Exhibit, Slave Street and History Presentation, Garden Tour, and a Butterfly Pavilion.

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For more information or questions regarding HOUSING and TRAVEL, please contact:

Laura Kashenider, Events Coordinator

Email: laura@cesse.org

Phone: 248.250.2514

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