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Ocean Lodge
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   935 Beachview Drive, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522   |  
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Wonderful stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone on holiday to Saint Simons. The suite was beautiful, the decor was fantastic, the staff were friendly, and the breakfast was delicious! I went with my boyfriend and we felt so relaxed. We had a balcony overlooking the ocean across the street and I loved sitting out there having wine and cheese! The bed was comfortable and I loved having the jacuzzi tub in one of the bathrooms. Funny enough I also had my best cup of coffee there each morning for breakfast!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Louisville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My wife and I, and another couple spent this past weekend at the Ocean Lodge, and it was beautiful. The rooms were super nice, and very clean. The room we were in had a kitchen area, den, and seperate bedroom, with 2 bathrooms. Breakfast was included in our stay, and it was delicious. On Saturday night, the roof top bar and restaurant had an oyster roast complete with a 3 piece band. We had a ball! I would definitely recommend the Ocean Lodge for your next stay in SSI. We were in town for golf at Sea Island, and the weather, as well as the golf course, was beautiful. Can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, General Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop. Thank you, as well, for taking the time to comment on how your stay was. We know that when you come to St. Simons, you have a great selection of beautiful properties to choose from and we hope that we were able to make Ocean Lodge your home here on St. Simons. We are glad that you enjoyed the oyster roast and live music on The Rooftop. We have that every Saturday night, so we hope to see you there again soon. Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights and I could easily have stayed for 2 WEEKS. The room was beautiful...they thought of everything. Nice dishes in the kitchen, top notch toiletries, candle by the jacuzzi, bottled water in the fridge, etc. The decor and linens were to die for. The balcony was a wonderful place to sit and watch the sunrise and sunset over the ocean. The complimentary use of bicycles made getting around a snap and the breakfast was lovely. It, too, was complimentary and you actually get to choose from a menu. I just can't speak highly enough of this hotel...it was top notch and I will most certainly return :)

  • Stayed January 2013, 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, General Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Ocean Lodge. I will certainly pass your kind words on to our staff. I am glad that you able to enjoy the amenities that we offer here at Ocean Lodge. Time and time again, we hear that from guests that the only complaint is that they could not stay longer. Next time you will have to plan to stay with us a bit longer. Thanks again and we will see you soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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Kingsland, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Ocean Lodge this past weekend celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. The hotel is a truly remarkable resort, its beauty and elegances take your breath away. We have never stayed in a more luxurious resort or have been treated so special. We cannot say enough about how the wonderful the staff made our time there so very special. From the moment you arrive to the time you leave, the staff makes you feel welcome, comfortable, and wanting to come back again and again. The Rooftop restaurant’s food was fabulous and the daily breakfast was superb. We are so thankful that we chose the Ocean Lodge to celebrate our special occasion. We highly recommend the Ocean Lodge to anyone looking for an absolutely remarkable getaway.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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, General Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are truly honored that you chose us to help you celebrate such a monumental milestone in your life. We are thrilled that we were able to make this occasion as wonderful as you described. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay here at Ocean Lodge and we hope to see you every year on your anniversary. Thanks again.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Ocean Lodge on three different occasions and have thoroughly enjoyed each experience. The suites are spacious, almost like small apartments. The staff members are very personable and professional. I would definitely recommend the Ocean Lodge to anyone traveling to Saint Simons Island.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay here at Ocean Lodge and we hope to see you again soon. We are always looking for ways to make your experience that much better and we are thrilled that you noticed. Thank you for recognizing that and we will see you soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013 via mobile

MY boyfriend and I stayed here the first weekend of December for his birthday. We were looking for someplace to go where we could relax and reconnect. We wanted to choose a low key place where we could unwind and just enjoy each other. We didnt want to be overwhelmed with the "touristy" type activities. St. Simons Island was the right place, and Ocean Lodge was the PERFECT place to stay. I read all the reviews before booking the room, so I was prepared to be wowed. I certainly wasn't disappointed. Although we did not get a corner room, the balcony was still large and we could see parts of the Ocean. We didnt choose this hotel for the view though. I choose it because of the unique decor and luxury that fills each corner of this castle! Let's be honest, ladies especially, you know that when choosing a hotel, decor matters! We love beautiful things! No detail was spared- everything was beautiful. I loved the Keurig coffee maker so much that I got one for my own house when I got home! The bed was super comfortable, jacuzzi tub a plus, and the robes were a nice touch as well. We did take advantage of the complimentary bikes and had a lovely time touring the quaint town. We had breakfast delivered to our room the first morning - usually this is unheard of for complimentary breakfasts. The blueberry pancakes were delish and the grits were amazing. Definitely take advantage of the Rooftop restaurant. Although it was cold outside, we chose to sit outdoors. So beautiful, peaceful, and romantic. The food was wonderful. The fried green tomato & crab appetizer is certainly worth mentioning! Yum!!

Overall, I must say that it's refreshing to stay at a nice hotel that does not nickel and dime you to death for things that should be included with your stay - such as coffee and parking! Instead, Ocean Lodge takes it a step further by including made to order breakfasts, bicycles, robes, bath salts and candles, and gourmet coffee all INCLUDED WITH YOUR ROOM...all the while delivering top notch service as well! Every single staff member we encountered was super friendly and accommodating. Kudos to the owner and management for choosing such a great team. That really matters. We've told everyone we know about Ocean Lodge and can't wait to return. ❤

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

It is always nice to hear compliments on the details of Ocean Lodge. There was a tremendous amount of time and thought that went in to every inch of the hotel and we are glad that it does not go unnoticed. I will certainly pass this on the the builder who is also the owner. We are also glad that you were able to enjoy our cooked to order breakfast as well as dinner at The rooftop. We hope that you will make Ocean Lodge your romantic destination for many years to come as we are also so proud to be rated in the top 10 romantic destination hotels in the U.S. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon.

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop
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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at the Ocean Lodge for only one night but could have stayed for weeks! It was absolutely gorgeous. One of the nicest hotel rooms/suites we have EVER stayed in (including any Four Seasons or Ritz, etc.) Close to town-great area for riding bikes, etc. The ONLY thing you need to be aware of is there is no sandy beach nearby. It is all a rock seawall. This is no reflection on the hotel but "it is what it is" at this particular area of St. Simons.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thanks for the great comments about your stay with us at Ocean Lodge. Next time, you will certainly have to stay more than just one night. We are honored that you would compare us to other 5 star hotels and strive to exceed those standards, but with a more personal touch. Just a note for your next visit, although the tide dictates how much beach we have in front of the property, during low tide, we do have a walking beach directly in front of Ocean Lodge Thanks again 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 #2 of 9 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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