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“A good location for large groups” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center

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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 #5 of 7 hotels in Jekyll Island
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A good location for large groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2005

I knew before making the reservations that our large church group would most likely want to drive five minutes to a more accessible beach nearby. Knowing that, the Villas met or exceeded all our other expectations. The campus itself is very peaceful with all the old live oak trees and understory saw palmettos. The staff was very helpful in setting up our group of 60, including two excellent meals – one inside their conference center, and a cookout on the grass next to the dunes. Our stay was delightful and there have been many positive comments from the attendees. We will definitely consider the Villas as a future Memorial Day beach trip location.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2005

We decided to stay at the Villas By The Sea based on the reviews we read and the pictures shown of the rooms. It turns out that each unit is privately owned and as a result the quality of the rooms varies greatly. I believe that is why there are a few reviews like mine as well as glowing ones.

We were going to stay in a one bedroom ocean view villa. The first one we were given the keys to had a ripped screen on the patio door, candy pieces on the floor and just generally unkept. The furnishings were old with worn areas on all corners of the end tables and nightstand. We requested a different unit and the only other one available was a poolside room, which we took. It turned out to be not much better. It too had really old furnishings with holes in the curtains on the patio doors. It actually looked like the place had flooded at some point as the wallpaper near the floor throughout the place was warped. The toilet was about 6" from the wall and as a result when you opened the door to the bathroom you walked literally right into the toilet. Mildew was growing on the showerhead. I could go on, but I think you get the point.

I will say the swimming pool and grounds were kept up nicely. There were few people staying at the resort at the time we were there, so it was nice and quiet.

We learned a valuable lesson by only going by what we saw on the internet -- ask many questions.

  • Stayed May 2005
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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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 #5 of 7 hotels in Jekyll Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Villas by the Sea Resort & Conference Center 3*
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 Resort And Conference Center
Villas By The Sea Hotel Jekyll Island
Hotel By The Sea
Resort By The Sea

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