My husband and I wanted to have a nice weekend getaway before our baby is born. We choose the Ocean Lodge on a Snique Away deal and couldn't have been happier. This place has all the amenities of an up-scale hotel with the personal touch of a bed and breakfast. From the moment we walked up to the registration desk, we were met with southern hospitality. Jackie, at the front desk checked us in efficiently and quickly. Michelle, who showed us to our room, is a real asset to the property. She was there all weekend, always with a smile on her face and extremely helpful. The room itself is well-appointed and very stylish. Two bathrooms and a kitchenette are stardard. I would suggest booking the 4th or 5th floor so that you can see the ocean while on the patio. However, it won't put a damper on your stay unless that is really important to you. Saturday morning we had the complimentary made-to-order breakfast which was delicious. The hotel also offers beach cruiser bike although we didn't partake on this trip.
This is not a beach front property, although, it is right across the street. However, it is a very small beach and gets swallowed up by high tide a few times a day. Not to worry. There is an amazing beach only a 5 minute drive away with plenty of parking and bathroom facilities. We also enjoyed watching dolphins play in the surf which was a bonus.
The only con I can mention would be the restaurant. We went up for appetizers before dinner and we were not that impressed. It's not that they were bad but we were not that impressed. However, there are plenty of places to eat within walking distance or a short drive. I would highly recommend a walk over to The Crab Trap.
Overall, I would obviously recommend this property for a nice, peaceful getaway. The island is beautiful and well preserved. Perfect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ocean Lodge is nestled in the Golden Isles of Georgia, just steps from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Stunning architecture ignites your passion for Old World beauty and continues to unveil itself with impeccable detail throughout your stay. Ideally located a mere whisper from the heart of quaint St. Simons Island, this unique boutique hotel awaits your arrival! Whether delighting the luxury-seeking vacationer, providing a refreshing change for corporate retreats, or dazzling wedding guests with spectacular rooftop receptions, this special place will be uniquely yours… ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Saint Simons Island