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Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   299 Main Street, Plantation Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522   |  
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West Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

I spent one night at the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons Island. The facility was in a nice location and well-maintained. I found the rooms to be very sound-proof and quiet. Although there were guests in rooms all around us, we never heard anyone or anything. The evening desk clerk was very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for your recent review of our hotel, the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons, indicating that you had a comfortable stay with us! We appreciate the time you took to let us know what you liked about your visit. We look forward to your next visit with us; hope to see you again soon!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

My stay here was nice. Easy check-in/check-out. the room was clean and the bed comfy. I particularly like the club chair and ottoman to relax in while reading and watching TV. There was a group of college golfers staying at the same time at which time I found out that the walls were pretty thin but overall, this is a very convenient location and standard for Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you Glassgal for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons. We are a popular choice on the island because of our convenient location and proximity to area golf courses. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience or noise related issues you may have experienced during your visit. We are happy to address concerns about noise from other travelers as they are brought to our attention. We hope to see you again soon.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited here from the UK for three nights in August 2012. The staff were lovely especially the young man who was on the night Shift. He was so helpful and friendly and gave us restaurant recommendations etc. The hotel was perfect for our needs. Very clean, good sized rooms and a decent express breakfast. The location is really good-we hired bikes and cycled round the island and no where was too far away. We would certainly use this hotel again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you for your review of our property, the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to the island and your stay at our hotel! We hope to see you again soon, dw1971, and look forward to making more restaurant recommendations while you are with us.
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pinehurst, nc
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Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012 via mobile

Our stay at the Holiday inn express was quite pleasant. The staff was efficient and helpful. The room was a normal HIX room , clean and fresh. There was some slight mustiness but this is an island community so hardly surprising. It disappeared in about 5 minutes with the air on. We had read several reviews from this past summer reporting some challenges but encounter no difficulties at all. It appears they have solved their problems. The hotel is about 5 to 10 easy minutes from the village/dock area. There are some places closer to the water but not in this price range. All in all, a good choice if you want to visit the Island without making a major expenditure

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
John S, we would like to thank you for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express, St. Simons. We are pleased to offer our guests affordable accommodations in a convenient resort location and are happy that you chose to stay with us. Please come see us again soon! Our hotel has faced some challenges in the past, as your review noted, and we are happy that you noitced that we have overcome these difficulties with flying colors. Thank you and we look forward to your next visit with us.
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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120 reviews 120 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We needed a one-night stayover while visiting our son and daughter-in-law in St. Simons. Based on room rates, location and TA reviews, this was the best choice. We weren't disappointed. Check-in was quick and the staff was super-friendly. Our first-floor room was just as we had requested and ready when we arrived. The breakfast bar was more than adequate with several 'hot' choices, along with pastries, cereals and fruit. Overall, a good experience for a one-night stay. Would most definitely use this location again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Mr. Rick26, we look forward to your next visit at the Holiday Inn Express, St. Simons. Thank you for letting others know that you would definitely use our location again! We appreciate the time you took to broadcast your praise about our amenities and location. Please let us know if we can assist with a future reservation; we hope to see you again soon!
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Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

My Family and I stayed at this hotel during Labor Day weekend. I was pleasantly surprised several times during our stay.

At check-in, the clerk greeted us and gave us a little information about the area and the location of the hotel. Then he (I wish I could remember his name) took the time to notice we had a child with us and asked if we need anything like milk for our son, we didn't need anything but the offer was very kind and thoughtful. He did tell us that the water by the beach is often not so good out of the tap so he provided us with several bottles of water to make sure that we had clean water to drink.

That was going above and beyond.

Our room was exactly what we needed for our short stay. A room with a fridge, microwave, and a pull-out for my son. There were two vanity sinks in the room (one in the bathroom and one right outside) that proved very useful and helpful with a child.

Our bed was comfortable and our room was clean.

The next morning we went to have breakfast and were pleased to see a pancake machine. You push a little button and two pancakes come out. It was a perfect breakfast for a family on the go at the beach. There was also a very kind lady that was taking care of the breakfast area. She made sure that none of the food items were getting low, and made a point to ask every single table if they needed anything or if everything was okay. I know this isn't a full-service restaurant so for her to simply ask those questions show that she was trained very well and she cared about her job.

All in all, this hotel is convenient in it's location, provides the necessary items for a family on a weekend getaway, and has a staff that seems to genuinely like what they do.

We look forward to being able to visit again in the future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you Meliss1056 for your recent review of the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and thrilled that you chose to review us on Tripadvisor! Thank you for letting everyone know how much you enjoyed St. Simons Island and our hotel.

We hope that you return to see us again soon. Please let us know what we can do to make your stay even more enjoyable! Our staff is always happy to talk about the area....new restaurant recommendations, best places to go to the beach, bike ride, etc....you name it....we are happy to help.

If you are visiting for another family getaway or just a quick business trip, please think of us. We would love to have you stay at the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons again!
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Statesboro, Georgia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Outside appearances seem to suggest a newer hotel. However, immediately upon entering the lobby, one can tell the building is older. The lobby is basically none existent and the breakfast area is very very small.

Our room was located on 1st floor. We had to wade through carts / laundry / pass open laundry rooms and lobby bathrooms to get to our room. The room was decent. The beds were made nicely and overall the room was clean. The bath was dated and areas of the tub/shower showed much signs of wear and tear. The sheets were good as were the bath towels.

The television didn't work nor did the phone. Help did arrive immediately after walking to front desk to report the problem.

Breakfast was very marginal.

Overall, it was do-able, but I doubt we will stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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ssiresorts, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Thank you Daisies 33 for your review of the Holiday Inn Express St. Simons Island. As an Express property, we strive to offer our guests the comforts and conveniences of home in a limited service environment. We are happy that you chose to stay with us and happy that you enjoyed many of the amenities that our property provides. We would also like to thank you for your comments on how we can improve...in order to accurately address the comments about the bath area in your previous accommodations, would you mind providing a little more detail?

Our maintenance team would appreciate the opportunity to service the specific room that you mentioned is showing wear and tear. We are searching for your reservation with us, but without knowing your name or specific stay date, we are having a little difficulty. If not too much trouble, can you please email hieres@gmail.com and provide us with your previous room number or reservation details? Thank you so much for your review and thank you for your stay with us!
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Address: 299 Main Street, Plantation Village, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 9 hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express St. Simon's Island 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express St. Simons Island Georgia. Enjoy Southern hospitality with the comfort of home in our newly renovated rooms. We are proud to offer 60 extraordinarily clean, comfortable , 100% smoke free guest rooms. We have also added an elevator to our hotel for your convenience . Stay Smart with Holiday Inn Express and experience the many Simply Smart in-room amenities. Whether traveling on business or pleasure be assured you are not far from your destination. We are conveniently located near Historical Downtown Brunswick, Jekyll Island, Little St. Simons Island and Sea Island. Relax by our outdoor swimming pool or drive 2 miles to reach the local beaches. St. Simons Island has many activities to keep you and your family busy during your stay. Some activities we recommend are golfing, St. Simons Trolley, St. Simons Island Lighthouse & Museum and Ft. Frederica National Monument. In the evening you can hop aboard the Emerald Princess II Casino with our complimentary tickets and enjoy a 5 hour fun filled cruise on the Atlantic. You will never get bored when visiting St. Simons Island and you will enjoy it all while staying with us at Holiday Inn Express. Let us be a part of your memories and book today. ... more   less 
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