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“Old World Elegance” 5 of 5 stars
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The Cloister at Sea Island
100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sea Island
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palm Beach County
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Old World Elegance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

had the opportunity to spend three glorious nights in October at this resort. Attention to detail, cleanliness and friendly efficient staff all made for a perfect stay. Beautiful grounds for strolling. Complimentary afternoon tea in the bird room. Stroll around and visit the on property chapel.

Room Tip: Ask for intercoastal view at main lodge and oceanfront in other sections
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My husband and I spent a long weekend here and stayed in a suite at the Ocean Villas. Wow - the suite was beautifully decorated with a full kitchen (Bosch all around), lovely furniture, two full bathrooms and ocean views from both porches. We played tennis (Har-Tru courts) and enjoyed the pool at the Beach Club. Especially recommend the Flounder BELT at Southern Tide and the steaks at Colt and Allison (Khris' service was impeccable). We loved our three-day stay and are planning to return with our family for a longer visit.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

As calm and peaceful as a medieval cloister with fantastic staff. The draft Sweetwater beer from Atlanta was brilliant. The food is rather bland. The gardens are exceptional. The only downside is a feeling of being controlled. Loved the complimentary strawberry margarita at 5pm.

Room Tip: Get as near to the sea as possible
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  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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RRiess, General Manager at The Cloister at Sea Island, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you for your comments. We would love to speak further with you to discuss your stay so we can continue to improve our guest experience. Please feel free to contact our managing director, Rick Riess, at rickriess@seaisland.com
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MIAMI BEACH
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42 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

This entire island and resort is first class and one of the best resorts in the country - if not the world. Gorgeous, historic property on the Atlantic Ocean with great rooms, even better suites, and unmatched service. Old photos in the common areas show visits by past U.S. presidents, famous foreign dignitaries, and other noteworthy people from the past 80 years. A walk around the property will show plaques denoting trees planted by some of those dignitaries (Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, George Bush, etc.). Pack your best credit card and a seer sucker suit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco Bay Area
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Came here to celebrate our anniversary and to attend my husband's high school reunion and we loved it! The staff was extremely attentive. In fact, after we left The Cloister, I realized I did not get a photo of the wait staff and Chef at the Georgian Room. I sent an email requesting a photo and received one back the same day!!!

The Georgian Room is not to be missed. If we ever come back, I would ask to be seated at the Chef's Table. I did not know this was available or I would have requested it. We selected the Chef's Tasting menu and it was so delicious! There were also some amazing desserts, but our selection came with dessert. Our waiter mentioned to us before we ordered that we should select our dessert early as they are all prepared to order. I thought the pecan pie sounded so good so he suggested a pre-dessert. What fun! Ice Cream prepared table side with liquid nitrogen. It was amazing!

Our room was beautifully appointed and met every expectation. I was able to take beautiful images of the sunrise from the balcony. The room was so quiet. All the amenities were top notch and the housekeeping staff went above and beyond. My husband even got his shoes shined. You place them in a basket outside the door and later they are returned in the basket, wrapped in beautiful gold paper with a lovely sticky label to keep it all together, like a present. Charming!

If we could, I would go back once a year.

  • Stayed October 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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tsgbhalf
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121 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012 via mobile

Here for the McGladrey Classic (PGA). Hotel is worthy of every star. Staff is attentive without being "too close". The sleeping rooms are spacious and well appointed. Common areas are spectacular.

You need to experience this place with someone special.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 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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RRiess, General Manager at The Cloister at Sea Island, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
We are delighted that you enjoyed The McGladrey Classic and hope to see you at Sea Island again in the near future!
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arkansas
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Accommendations were first class..rooms were very large, well lite, balcony, the bedrooms and shower area was first class.. Friendly service. The only negative was the 20% surcharge automatically added to any and all purchases plus room and additional taxes..

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 100 Cloister Drive, Sea Island, GA 31561
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Sea Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sea Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Number of rooms: 175
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Resort that offers golf lessons plus a variety of other activities such as kayaking, horseback riding, sailing and swimming. ... more   less 
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