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Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2012

Compared to like chain hotels...probably the best chain hotel to stay on Jekyll. Spent 4 nights here. Very nice exterior of this Hampton, outstanding location (walk across dunes amongst beautiful trees to the beach). Rooms are good for a Hampton, but towels are thin and rough. The bad thing about this hotel is it caters to tours...there is no separate area for "regular" guest to have breakfast, so if you want to have breakfast between 7 am and 8 am, be prepared to compete with a bus tour to get your food and forget about finding a place to sit down, there won't be one. If this Hampton wants to continue to get 'regular' guests along with bus tours, they should have the tours have breakfast in another location -- or provide more seating.

Room Tip: Get a poolside room if you don't mind noise. There are some nice rooms that face the dunes, the...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

The location is great because you are only a short walk from the beach. The pool area is also very nice. My kids loved it. This is the nicest Hampton Inn I've ever stayed in but my two issues were with the noise in the hotel and the complimentary breakfast. I realize the breakfast is complimentary but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be good. They didn't replenish the food quickly enough for the people who were waiting and they only had sugar-free syrup (which did not taste good) for the waffles/french toast. As to the noise, I didn't realize this hotel allowed dogs until I could hear them barking in the rooms nearby so anyone staying here should be aware of that. Also we were on the third floor and the noise from the fourth floor was almost unbearable on the first night. Luckily our room did not overlook the pool area which I think would also be very noisy.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

We changed our minds last minute about staying in nearby Brunswick and stayed instead on Jekyll Island, and it was a great choice! This is one of the nicest Hampton Inns I have ever stayed in, and the location can't be beat. The hotel was completed in late 2010, so it still has a lot of elements of being new. Everything was exceptionally clean and well apportioned.

The hotel is situated about 75-100 yards off the beach so it's to oceanfront, but it is definitely oceanside as they bill it. The pool area is terrific with a whirlpool, children's pool and a zero-entry pool that was a good size. We were ale to stay in the large shallow end with our 17-month old son while lots of kids were playing in the deeper end, and we never felt bothered.

From the pool, the hotel has built a beautiful wooden boardwalk through the trees and dunes to the beach. And what a great beach it is! In mid-June the water was already bath water temperature, and the sandis perfect for little kids. It is not dig-your-toes-in sand, but rather a smooth flat surface perfect for walking, running or riding bikes. There were very few waves, and those that were there we're very gentle and allowed for easy wading in the ocean.

We had a large king suite that was perfect. It had a room with a small divider, so it was not a true suite, but there was plenty of room to move about, and it also had a large bathroom.

Breakfast was great and not just because it was free. Everything was hot and fresh, and there was plenty to go around even though the hotel was packed. Plenty of seating, too. The hotel also had a bar that served appetizer-type food along with some sandwiches. You could sit inside or order from a window by the pool and take food out there.

Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

This place is all about relaxing and forgetting your troubles. The location on the beach is great. I got up early to see the sunrise and was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise and also saw deer playing and eating in the dunes.
The room was large, very clean and had everything I needed including free high speed internet. The breakfast buffet was good in a clean breakfast area.
The staff here were all very good from the lobby, cleaners, breakfast staff, barman and the free shuttle driver who took us wherever we wanted to go on the island. If you work here and are reading this, give yourself a pat on the back.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

could not be happier! Front desk staff amazing, hotel well taken care of, lovely, secluded location. Nice for a quick getaway or week off. Sister property of Jekyll Island Club Hotel and the standards of excellence carry over.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

My wife booked a couple of nights here at this property and I couldn't be happier with her selection. Everything was very succinct as far as the layout of the property. The staff was very kind and helpful. I would like to personally thank Stacey and Tony at the front desk. They made our stay just that much better.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is our 3rd stay at the JI Hampton. We always stay at Hampton Inn when on vacation because of the reliable quality we have come to expect from Hampton. We have been well pleased with each stay at this Hampton. The staff is friendly and efficient. Clean rooms, hot coffee always, exercise room, nice pool, great walkway to the beach. We love our Jekyll Island vacations!

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Additional Information about Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island

Address: 200 S Beachview Dr, Jekyll Island, GA 31527-0909
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Jekyll Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Price Range: $134 - $257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island 3*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's tempting to spend your days at the Hampton Inn & Suites Jekyll Island on the unspoiled beaches that line the perimeter of the tiny island paradise. However, don't miss out on learning more about the colorful story of the Jekyll Island Club on a guided tour of the history-rich mansion-size cottages that have drawn visitors to this locale for more than a century. Once a retreat for America's elite families, you can add your name to the likes of the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Morgans and join the friendly team at our hotel on Jekyll Island for a truly unique American experience. Don't forget your golf clubs. Jekyll Island isn't considered Georgia's premier golf destination for nothing. Pine Lakes Golf Course features "family-friendly" tee boxes for truly evenly-matched play. Indian Mound sprawls through some of the island's most scenic landscape and the local favorite, Oleander, follows Jekyll Island's inland lakes and pine forests, creating challenging holes and rewarding views. The history, the beaches, the golf - you'll find a golden getaway on Georgia's Golden Isle. Our hotel features Lobby Bar, Extended Pool Terrace with Kids Pool, Zero Entry Main Pool, and on deck fire pit; Bike Rentals are available on site. Take a 100yd stroll thru the Maritime Forrest and discover Jekyll Island's beautiful South Beach area. For weddings, reunions or family vacations, we have what you need. ... more   less 
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