Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel

5757 Palm Boulevard | Isle of Palms, SC 29451-2734  [SEE MAP]Isle of Palms, SC  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Recent guests rave about the abundance of on-site amenities and activities
Guests had mixed reviews on the customer service
Located about 15 miles northeast of Charleston on the Isle of Palms, the Wild Dunes Resort doesn't offer much in the way of sightseeing but it does boast two golf courses and wide range of spa and wellness services. Wild Dunes is also an enjoyable family spot. Kids can take tennis and golf lessons and partake in arts and crafts projects. Lodgers are also invited to board a vessel bound for Capers Island, with sightings of marsh wildlife along the way. When you're not out and about, retreat to your accomodations at either the Boardwalk Inn or the Village at Wild Dunes, which all feature coffee makers, flat-screen TVs and close proximity to the beach. Past guests had mostly praise for Wild Dunes Resort, citing everything from the comfortable rooms to the tasty on-site food as reasons for a return visit. Some travelers, however, said they encountered difficult front desk members and noted that staff as a whole could use some additional training.
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Location
Isle of Palms, SC
Hotel Class
3.5-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 93 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood, Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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  • 3.5Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

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Guests at this 1,600-acre island beachfront resort can choose from a long list of recreational options, including Tom Fazio-designed golf courses and nationally ranked tennis programs.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 4932 have reviewed the Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 4932 reviews 4.0 (based on 4932 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Wild Dunes Resort comprises the Boardwalk Inn and The Village at Wild Dunes. The Boardwalk Inn's rooms overlook the boardwalk and ocean, and in-room amenities include safes, flat-screen TVs with movies and coffee makers. Accommodations at The Village include the same amenities and rooming options range from guest rooms and studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom suites and penthouses. All lodging types are decorated in a contemporary style with island flair.
  • Daily 12 percent resort fee applies

Standard room size435 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Wild Dunes Resort is situated on 1,600 acres on the north side of Isle of Palms, about 15 miles northeast of Charleston. Nearby attractions include the Isle of Palms County Park, Sullivan's Island and Fort Sumter National Monument.
  • Charleston International Airport is about 23 miles northwest of the resort
  • Resort fee of 12 percent includes transportation around the resort and valet and self-parking
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

Coastal Provisions, located within the Boardwalk Inn, serves local and seasonal cuisine and is just one of many dining options at Wild Dunes. Alfresco dining is available on the terrace or in private cabanas as well as the Beachside Burgers & Bar. More casual options include The Salty Goat, Huey's Southern Eats and Hudson's Market as well as grab-and-go options from Dunes Deli
  • Palm Cove Pool Grill offers lunch and drinks by the pool areas
  • Family-style meals for eight to 10 diners can be delivered to guest accommodations
  • Guests can have groceries delivered

Number of restaurants6

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The hotel has several outdoor pools, including two that are oceanfront, a lap pool, a family pool and an adults-only pool with food and drinks.
  • Fee for pool cabanas
  • Ample lounge seating available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Sand & Sea Day Spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages and detoxifying wraps with a focus on local and seasonal products. Wellness programs include yoga, fitness training and sports training.
  • Manicures and pedicures offered

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort offers age appropriate kids clubs with arts and crafts, games, outdoor movies and kite sails. There are additional fees for some activities.
  • Full schedule available June 1 to August 15, with limited selection offered the rest of the year.
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

On-site activities include 17 tennis courts, basketball, bike rentals, fishing, hiking and biking trails, a playground and volleyball, plus yoga and fitness classes. More activities are available nearby, including eco-tours, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, boogie boarding and water skiing. The property also houses two fitness centers – open from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily – that have cardio and weight-training equipment.
  • Resort fee includes one hour of free tennis court time per room per day
  • Running programs available
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The hotel offers a business center and computer station for guests to use 24 hours a day. Meeting spaces can accommodate a variety of group sizes. Among the venues is the Grand Pavilion, a covered gazebo with ocean views and the Sweetgrass Pavilion, which is inside but can extend outside.

    Number of meeting rooms9

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available

    Golf

      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop

      Wedding

      Wild Dunes Resort provides accommodations for guests, ceremony and reception help and can host rehearsal dinners, welcome parties and farewell brunches. Planners can also organize activities for guests such as golf and tennis outings, fishing trips, ecotours, kayaking trips, and salon and spa services for the bridal party. The Grand Pavilion, the largest venue, can accommodate receptions with up to 700 guests or banquets with up to 600 guests.
      • Brides and grooms should book about a year in advance

      Maximum wedding guest capacity700

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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