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The Cloister at Sea Island

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100 Cloister Dr, Sea Island, GA 31561-9705
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Forbes Five-Star resort on the Georgia coast which offers five miles of private beach, fishing, three golf courses, kayaking, horseback riding, sailing, Forbes Five-Star spa, tennis and much more.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Adult pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Golf course
Tennis court
Aerobics
Fishing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
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Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
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Air conditioning
Fireplace
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Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Mark H wrote a review Yesterday
Sea Island, Georgia1 contribution
We just spent 8 days at the Sea Island resort. We made reservations for meals and activities in advance as well. I need to preface that we stayed in the hotel our first night and it was very nice. It’s when we moved to the Beach Club cottages that our experience went downhill. The cottages are managed by a different entity but still under the Sea Island umbrella. The cottage we where in had an awful moldy smell. When we asked about it we were given a run around about who was in charge of it. After opening windows and buying air freshener and candles it was livable. Not one time did any type of manager, or employee, offer any sort of apology or attempt to make it right. Once you are in the cottage you are on your own. This turned out to be the case for the entire stay. The customer service was simply terrible. Food service was probably the worst. Appetizers coming before drinks, half the group served meals 7 minutes before the rest of the table. Of course no manager ever came to the table. The food was always just ‘meh’. Not terrible but not great. We were also surprised by how early everything closes on the property. Including any type of sundries. As far as activities go, we had two visits to the spa and it was great, very nice. The tennis courts are very nice and well kept. We played a number of times. The drills with a tennis pro are ok, a little boring. The Covid-19 protocols were as expected, masks on 80% of people but no social distancing and no mask enforcement. This is normal no matter what resort you go to. It’s a vacation and we knew what we were getting into when we booked it. We have no covid-19 complaints. In closing, find another place to spend your money. I have no idea how they have won awards, I’m convinced they were purchased.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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AndreaT wrote a review Feb 2020
Chicago, Illinois71 contributions34 helpful votes
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This was my first trip to Sea Island but I'm already planning to return with my family next fall. I was here for a conference but honestly it was so relaxing and beautiful, it felt like a vacation. The people make the difference here...every single person we encountered was so friendly and helpful. I can't wait to return!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Waitinline wrote a review Nov 28
Charleston, South Carolina26 contributions18 helpful votes
For starters, they’re managing the Covid19 situation very well. Plenty of hand sanitizer, proper social distancing and everyone is wearing a mask. We stayed in the north wing of the old building. The room was modern and clean with excellent free wi-fi service. From the moment you’re greeted out front to the time you check out, the staff is friendly and helpful. Our rate included breakfast and I’d highly recommend that option. Breakfast offerings are excellent! The property is well maintained with several interesting areas/rooms to explore. My wife had 3 spa treatments and thoroughly enjoyed each one. One word of caution......while the spa is excellent, the prices are extremely high. All in all, an excellent visit snd we’ll return.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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djpollywog wrote a review Nov 26
Savannah, Georgia23 contributions14 helpful votes
Our stay at the Cloister exceeded my expectations! Beautiful hotel, the Christmas decorations made me feel nostalgic! Exceptional service, beautiful surroundings, activities galore! This destination really has it all!
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Date of stay: November 2020
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John B wrote a review Nov 21
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Our room was never cleaned over our 2 night/3 day stay nor was our bed made up. The light in the bathroom did not work; the drain did not work in the sink; the battery was dead in the safe; the room was dirty and the clock was not changed to the current time. It was obvious that there was a lack of attention that you would expect at a 5 star hospitality hotel. We were treated poorly when both our dinner reservations were cancelled due to a staff issue. we were told and I quote” you are on you own and just try to get to the open restaurants early so you don’t have to wait. There was no effort by management to make alternative reservations. We did not learn about our cancelled reservation until we showed up at the restaurant at 7 pm...then told you are on your own. Even though the itinerary we picked up that morning indicated all was set. They clearly ruined what was supposed to be a wonderful wedding anniversary celebration for my wife and I. Of course we complained politely while we were there and received a stipend monetary reduction. But, that does not make up for the SOUR taste during our visit. The property is spectacular, but clearly it is not being taking care of...the seat cushions in the main back courtyard were dirty and full of mold; the sink was falling off the wall in the men’s restroom off the River bar and the oriental rugs were filthy. Bottom line, We did not have a 5 star experience especially based on the promoted expectation and price charged. And I never experienced a hotel situation where our bed was not made up or room serviced appropriately.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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PRICE RANGE
$456 - $918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the cloister at sea island hotel sea island, cloister resort sea island, cloister sea island
LOCATION
United StatesGeorgiaGeorgia CoastGolden Isles of GeorgiaSea Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
175
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Cloister at Sea Island
Which popular attractions are close to The Cloister at Sea Island?
Nearby attractions include Christ Church (3.5 miles), St. Simons Island (4.1 miles), and Fort Frederica National Monument (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Cloister at Sea Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Georgia Sea Grill, Halyards Restaurant, and Delaney's Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Cloister at Sea Island have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Cloister at Sea Island offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Cloister at Sea Island?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Cloister at Sea Island offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Cloister at Sea Island?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Frederica National Monument (1.6 miles), Cassina Garden Club tabby cabins (3.5 miles), and Harrington School (2.1 miles).