What We Love
- With 14,000 square feet of common area and just 15 guest suites, there’s plenty of room to spread out
- The rooftop terrace and lounge, with its views over the Atlantic Ocean
- Massages on your private verandah
- Indulging in Southern-inflected dishes at the Rooftop restaurant
What To Know
- WiFi and local calls are free
- Children under 14 years old are not allowed
- Minimalists beware, the decor here is unabashedly over the top
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
The decor might strive for a luxe European vibe–brocade furnishings, gilded mirrors, ornate friezes, pastoral oil paintings–but the large one-bedroom suites with their generous bathrooms offer space on a scale that can be difficult to find on the continent. Head to the Rooftop restaurant and lounge to nosh on down-home favorites like fried green tomatoes, okra and Cajun pork chops, all served with a side of inspiring Atlantic views. Masseuses can make suite calls for pampering treatments on your own private verandah.
In the Area
Georgia’s so-called “Golden Isles,” located off the coast midway between Savannah and Jacksonville, offer year-round balmy weather and a wealth of biodiversity, from marshy wetlands to rivers and the mighty Atlantic ocean. St. Simon’s is the largest barrier island of the group, exuding the kind of Spanish moss-draped romance that Southern dreams are made of. Walk the 129 steps to the top of the Lighthouse Museum, devoted to the island’s 1872 maritime icon, then take a boat tour to spot dolphins and explore the scenic waterways before chowing down on authentic barbecue at Southern Soul, a retro joint specializing in rib-sticking specialties like beef brisket, pulled pork, and cornbread.
How to Get There
We came to St Simon Island to spend our 27th wedding anniversary. Two nights cost $670.00. I don't feel that this property was worth this amount. We paid more to stay on the 4th floor by the pool. There was no pool. The pool area was completely closed (Gate locked) with boards covering pool. According to staff pool has been closed for months because it was leaking into the hotel. The rooms were dark and didn't appear very clean floors needed a good mopping. Feet were black after walking barefoot. There was a used Kleenex on the chair on the balcony. There was a ac attached to ceiling in bedroom which worked well (despite its gurgling sounds through out the night) but leaked water we had to put towels on the floor. I found the bed to be uncomfortable. I will say the staff was friendly (except for when we tried to complain they just dismissed our concerns) and I did enjoy our view of the ocean. Despite the shape of the hotel. Which is not reflected in the website pictures. We enjoyed the Island and surrounding areas. We were very close to the beach and overall enjoyed our trip despite the accommodations.
I can't say enough great things about this hotel. I spend quite a bit of time in Saint Simons and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The new management is sprucing it up, great new robes, towels extended breakfast menu and hours for the roof top bar and dining. Best of all - same amazing staff! The service is excellent, location and views are stupendous. By far the best hotel on the island.
We arrived on a Friday night for a two night stay and were given a room on the 4th floor. The restaurant is on the 5th floor - so we weren't prepared for the noise associated with the restaurant until 11:30pm - just don't count going to sleep before midnight.
The room itself was very pretty and clean - the decor is Mediterranean. The ocean view is unfortunately blocked by a row of houses that is is oceanside. The location is convenient to a nice beach.
The wifi was the slowest I believe I've ever encountered in a hotel.
The swimming pool was not in working order - something I think we should have been given a discount for (considering it was August!) We were offered a pass to walk over to the the neighboring property - we chose not to do this.