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Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

This was our second visit to Villas by the Sea and we highly recommend this resort. The location, being close to Driftwood Beach and convenient to the historic district makes this the only place we would consider staying when visiting Jekyll Island. Please note that when you book, oceanfront does not necessarily mean ocean view. There are beautiful trees that line the property along much of the beach which limits the view, but in our opinion, the trees are as pretty as the beach. Our unit was clean, well furnished, and easily accessible to the beach. We prepared all our meals and found everything we needed in the kitchen. We even had a crock pot! The staff was very accommodating and friendly. We can't wait to return!

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Adairsville, Georgia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I would 200% reccomend this Hotel. It is spacious, clean, very quiet, lotssss of squirrels, pool is nice but mainly shaded- Gazebo/Private Deck leading to the water-The Driftwood Bistro inside is AMAZING....Most all of the activities are on the North End, which is the location of this Hotel

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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Wonderful place boardwalk by the sea. Quite nights full kitchen with everything you need. Better than I had hoped. A lot of history great walkways. Can walk on the boardwalk at night and count the stars.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my third time at the Villas. The first time was my wedding anniversary, second was for the New Year celebration, and third was my daughter's birthday. They say third time's a charm and this was so except for the bed bugs we discovered upon checkout. The villa is located in a very wooded area, so I guess it was expected. I told the front desk staff and showed her pictures. She was very nonchalant about it and said she would get maintenance to look into it. Overall, I would go back, but I'm definitely looking out for bed bugs next time! We had the ocean view villa on all three occasions and it was very serene and relaxing to hear the ocean at night. Definitely a go! But watch out for bed bugs!

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I were invited to stay with family at the Villas resort. We had never been to Jekyll prior to this trip and we weren't sure what to expect. We are familiar with Atlantic beaches, compared to the Gulf, but we were anxious to experience a new place. We were very pleased from the beginning. The island is much more relaxed and laid back than other beaches. We were pleased with the location and views our room had to offer. The parking was somewhat tight and confusing, but overall the entire experience was wonderful. We have decided to return to Jekyll soon. This resort will be our pick.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a great stay in Room 389. This is a two story villa but the living room, dining room and kitchen (full size refrigerator) is on the ground floor so there is no view of the ocean from those areas due to the trees, shrubs,and dunes, but a boardwalk is a short distance away. The upper level had a master bedroom with a balcony overlooking the gorgeous ocean view and the 2nd room had two twin beds. The villa has 1 1/2 baths. The pool area is beautiful and the entire grounds is very beautiful with the live oaks and plants. We brought our golf carts to the Island and we were allowed to keep them on the backside of the villa. You can carry your trailer to the local campground located at the north end of the island by the pier and store your trailer for $6.00. This worked out great for using our carts to tour and explore the island.

I would recommend carrying a fan ( we brought 2) to help circulate the air especially since it is the summer and we were in and out of the room. There was a ceiling fan but the added cooling effect of the added fans really helped.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here from August 2-5 2014 in villa 507. Wow. It was a two bedroom, two story villa with a full kitchen and living room and beach view. The living room had an amazing view of the ocean and provided a comfortable sofa. The kitchen had everything you would need to cook. The beds were comfortable and one had a balcony with stunning views. It is so quiet and peaceful, with the ocean a thirty second walk away. Good restaurant on site and nice staff. Highly recommended, but I believe all the villas are different-this is just our experience.

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Additional Information about Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

Address: 1175 North Beachview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Jekyll Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villas by the Sea Resort is an enchanting oceanside resort and conference center on Jekyll Island, Georgia. AAA 3 Diamond Rating. Choose from one of our 160 spacious one, two, or three bedroom villas whch are individually decorated. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Villas By The Sea Hotel Jekyll Island
Villas By The Sea Resort And Conference Center
Hotel By The Sea
Resort By The Sea

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