Mom and I were lucky enough to get the last room available during a recent family girls trip to SSI. We almost got stuck in a dated condo so when we walked into our room I was so happy with the spacious ice and the nice furnishings. This building itself is very Mediterranean with nice finishes, fountains, murals. I took a bunch of photos here. The room had a kitchen that had everything we needed for snacks and wine. We didn’t cook anything but we could have and the fridge was full size. It’s about the size of an apartment. We sat out on the veranda every night and enjoyed. There are a few spots you can see the ocean and at night if the AC is off you can hear the waves. They have a rooftop restaurant that we have dined at on previous trips. This time they were reservation only. I popped up there by myself one night for a glass of wine. They were super busy with a small menu so I decided not to eat there but came back later for a nightcap as they had live music. It’s an enjoyable space. SSI doesn’t have a lot of hotels in my opinion so I think this is the best place on the island for the price and for a quiet experience. …
My wife and I just stayed in this hotel for our first visit to St. Simmons island. You can see that, at one time this hotel was magnificent, both the facility itself and it’s location. However, it’s also obvious the current ownership has invested NOTHING in the operation and physical well-being of the hotel. There is NO breakfast available whatsoever, no housekeeping service in three days and there was a live electrical outlet detached from the wall in the kitchen. Check-in is 4pm and a $100 charge for earlier check-in. Checkout is 10am! Suggest you stay elsewhere until new owners who know how to operate what should be a nice hotel take over.
We were greeted by Evie upon arrival and she took us to our room and showed us around the property. Our room was lovely and very clean with a large balcony. The lodge is adjacent to the beach access area. We road bikes all around the area. We were married on the 4th floor veranda with a view of the ocean in the background. We went one floor up to the bar and had a celebratory cocktail. It was so festive and there was a small band playing. There is no longer a pool on the forth floor. The kitchen has a stove top, but no oven. We had an all around lovely stay!
During the Pandemic I have managed 3 Covid Cootie Free stays at this lovely grand dame of hotels. You have a full suite, kitchen, living room, master bedroom w/ attached bath and an additional 3/4 bath. Best feature an Amazing covered balcony overlooking the beach. I recently stayed for a week. I chose to have house keeping only once as I'm a smidge hinky about Covid. As usual my stay was wonderful, the staff was awesome and the room service was great. I love this hote! You will not find anywhere nicer, quieter and more charming on the island.
We loved our stay at Ocean Lodge! The room we originally booked (penthouse) needed repairs when we visited, so we had to stay in another room, but the Ocean Lodge staff went above and beyond to make up for that. Upon our arrival, we were greeted with a bottle of champagne, as well as rose petals leading to the bedroom. They also treated us to a dinner at the Rooftop, which was delicious. We particularly enjoyed the calamari. The drinks and service were great as well. The staff at the front desk checked in on us, and quickly brought us anything we needed. It was a quick, easy walk to the beach and a short bike/walk to many restaurants and shops. We can't wait to come back!