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“There's no place like home” 5 of 5 stars
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Ocean Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   935 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522   |  
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GreenLeadersSilver level
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“There's no place like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Sure, most vacations are about "getting away", but imagine for a second if you could bring the best parts of home along with your vacation... what would you come up with? More than likely the Ocean Lodge. Perfect location. Excellent amenities. The most friendly staff you'll probably encounter. Wonderful choice of walkable restaurants.

There.

What else do you need on vacation? Seriously. No stress, a very comfortable bed, and again, a smiling face that's ready to help whenever you need it.

The room was very well appointed, spacious, and not having to carry around a keycard for the room was a very nice touch. Breakfast in the morning was always fresh, piping hot, and quite possibly one of the best cup(s)s of coffee I've experienced in a while.

I would strongly encourage you to check this place out. For those in the GA, FL, SC area it's well worth the short couple hours drive from wherever you are for a slice of this paradise.

For everyone else... just find a way to make this a destination, it's well worth every penny.

Room Tip: Room 301. It's a beautiful corner room with an excellent sea view. You'll be glad you did!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Your description of our property describes exactly what we hope and strive to accomplish for every guest. Thanks again, and we can't wait for your return.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Aukegan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

From minute one to exit, we found this lodging and staff to be beyond our experienced expectations. We would definitely stay there again when we return to this historical island. Next time we would probably stay on the third floor instead of the extra expense of fourth floor lodgings.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you of reviewing your recent experience at Ocean Lodge. We could provide a great experience, and are proud of our staff for their southern hospitality. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope that you return to St. Simons and Ocean Lodge in the near future!

Sincerely,
Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
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Beaufort, SC
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was our second time at Ocean Lodge and we've already booked again. Wonderful rooms, great food (both breakfast and at the rooftop restaurant), but all of it would be nothing without the outstanding staff. Pampered is too weak a word.

Room Tip: Corner suites have huge verandah
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, December 5, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent visit to Ocean Lodge. It is so rewarding to hear feedback such as yours. We are very proud of our staff and will share your review with them, it will make them very happy I'm sure. Please visit us again soon!

Sincerely,
Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
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Cary, North Carolina
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a wonderful, little hotel and they treat you as if you are their only guest. The staff is friendly and accommodating. Breakfast is delicious and served in a beautiful room. The rooms are really suites and full of tiny details that add to the experience...from the full wood doors and lighted cabinets, to the little finials on the hinges. The restaurant is quite good with a fantastic view. (But if you are looking for a pool experience, then this may not be your best choice because the pool is tiny and shallow.) But your private veranda is huge, and best of all, the bed is extremely comfortable! My husband and I had an absolutely terrific stay and hope to return someday soon.

Room Tip: There is a row of houses between the hotel and the beach, so the rooms on the higher up floors have...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad that you had such a great experience at Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Our staff certainly appreciates your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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smithtown, ny
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

What a wonderful property the Ocean Lodge is. The suites are absolutely beautiful, jet tub and all. The hotel is in a great location with a fairly short walk to town. We dined at the rooftop restaurant and enjoyed the early bird special. The food was delicious topped off with key lime pie or peach bread pudding. Scrumptious. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, November 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are glad that you had such a great experience at Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop Restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Our staff certainly appreciates your comments. We hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I had booked the Ocean Lodge as a surprise getaway for my wife's 50th birthday. She was delighted and said "it was like a second honey moon". If you seek something different from the regular 5 stars type of luxuray hotels, the Ocean Lodge is a good choice. You are not just a number among hundreds of others, you being treated like a VIP guest of the family.
The complimentary bicycles were a nice add-on which inspired us for a scenic ride to Sea Island.

Room Tip: If you want good ocean views, book suite 401 called Sea Island, this has the best views, besides the...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest

First of all, Happy Birthday to your wife, and we are glad that you guys got to spend it here at Ocean Lodge. Your description of our property is exactly what we are looking to accomplish. We want to give you all the luxury of the larger 5 star hotels, but also provide the warmth of southern hospitality. Thanks for taking the time to review your stay and we ca't wait until your return.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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Raymore, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel. Our suite was amazing. Beautifully decorated and very cozy. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The rooftop restaurant was good with a beautiful view. The only problem we had was the matress, it was worn and forced us to sleep in the middle of the bed.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest

Thank you for reviewing your stay at Ocean Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time here and hope that you will return soon. I apologize for the issue you had with your mattress and want to assure you that we are inspecting all of our mattresses to ensure that they all all up to our standards. Thank you so much and we hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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Address: 935 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ocean Lodge is nestled in the Golden Isles of Georgia, just steps from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Stunning architecture ignites your passion for Old World beauty and continues to unveil itself with impeccable detail throughout your stay. Ideally located a mere whisper from the heart of quaint St. Simons Island, this unique boutique hotel awaits your arrival! Whether delighting the luxury-seeking vacationer, providing a refreshing change for corporate retreats, or dazzling wedding guests with spectacular rooftop receptions, this special place will be uniquely yours… ... more   less 
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