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“Perfect "Babymoon"” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ocean Lodge
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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“Perfect "Babymoon"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Choose a room on the 4th floor.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tnely21
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, May 16, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are pleased you and your husband were able to have a peaceful getaway before your bundle of joy arrives! We hope you visit us again before too long.

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, Fl
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

We spend four nights at the Ocean Lodge to celebrate our anniversary and we fell in love with this place. The room was huge and the balcony was as well. The building structure, furnishings and decore take you back to another time period and it's very romantic. The staff as well as the owner, who took the time to introduce himself at dinner one night, was very pleasant. This is now one of our favorite places to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank XtremeRob
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for sharing your comments about your recent experience with us. We are delighted you enjoyed your anniversary celebration and we would love to help make this special occasion memorable each year!

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2012

Beautiful,romantic, friendly service, great location and fabulous food...what else do you need! My wife and I stayed 5 days and there was nothing amiss. Staff was so warm and friendly you felt like family right away. The roof top bar and restaurant was sooo good we eat twice. The free morning breakfast was heavenly. The rooms are huge and no detail is missed! You can tell a lot of thought and love was but into the property. We met owner Joe and he was very gracious and he has the BEST STAFF IN THE BIZ!!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank timeman
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Wes B, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very pleased that you had a relaxing getaway with us. Please visit us again soon!

Sincerely,

Wes Burgner
Director of Operations
Ocean Lodge and The Rooftop Restaurant
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Blown away by the architecture/decor. Local artists did an awesome job on paintings in our suite as well as the ceiling in the lobby/bar area! So quiet, nice view. Biking and walking to shops and restaurants(and beach) were a must. Employees are so friendly, shared local history with us made it so memorable. We will be back.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank 18kimmr
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, April 23, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful and memorable experience with us. We are looking forward to your return again soon!

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
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Gainesville
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

We visited St Simon's for the first time this year. Our stay at Ocean Lodge really made the trip. When we checked in we were welcomed by a lady named Ann and she was so genuine and sweet. She chatted with us upon arrival and even gave us a tour of our suite which was so beautiful. It was also extremely comfortable. Every person who we were in contact with at the front desk was very gracious and accommodating. We ran into the housekeeper on the second day and she not only checked on us while we were at the pool but also our room. She was very friendly and brought us anything we needed. Breakfast had great made-to-order food and a gorgeous view on the outside terrace! It is a small resort which makes you really feel special! They even realized we had missed our first breakfast! Dinner at their rooftop restaurant was Ah-maz-ing. I had the braised short ribs and my husband had the lamb stew. The short ribs were out of this world. The manager of the restaurant, George, went above and beyond!! We bought a round for a couple who were having their wedding reception the same night as our dinner and he was helpful, friendly and went above and beyond for us! We also had drinks at their bar after dinner and the bartender, Jason, had the same level of customer service. We were also able to meet the owner of the hotel who was just as friendly. Our stay was first class from check in, dinner, drinks, breakfast, staff, even the room it self. I can't wait to go back! Being from Florida, with all the beaches here, and a fan of the night life in a city like Charleston, I wasn't very impressed with the island of St. Simon's. But I will go back just because of our stay at the Ocean Lodge Resort!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Tiffany D
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, April 26, 2012
Dear Tiffany,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Ocean Lodge. We are delighted that you enjoyed the atmosphere and service. We will definitely pass this wonderful review to our staff, it will make their day! We look forward to your return to Ocean Lodge in the future.

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

We have never paid so much for a room, but my husband and I really needed a weekend away from the kids and this place hit the spot perfectly. The beds/pillows are extremely comfortable. The view of the ocean off of our private deck was worth every penny. You can see the sun come up and drink your morning coffee. The room comes with a living room and kitchen, so you could bring a few items....wine...special treats with you. This is not a family location. The food on the roof was okay. I would probably stick to drinks and then eat somewhere local. Access to free bikes was a nice feature that we took advantage of.

Room Tip: choose an end room on the top floor for best view and large balcony.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kbraddock_12
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very pleased that you had a relaxing getaway with us. Please visit us again soon!

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

I think overall we were happy bc of the location and general feel of the room. We had a nice time but I'm not sure we would go back. I will list out my pro and con list below....

Pro
-Location- beach was great and steps away.
-Beds/space in room- It was comfortable and spacious
-Balcony- AMAZING and we had the best view from 4th floor corner suite.
-Coffee at breakfast. It is some special type of coffee that they serve and it is really really good.

Con
-Service was not great. They were never at desk and never had the answer to our question when we finally found someone.
-Breakfast was free which is good but not gourmet. Still better than continental type breakfast. Don't get your eggs anything but fried or scrambled bc they don't know how to cook them properly :-)
-Keurig in room was broken so no coffee unless we called for it. They said that a lot of the Keurig's were "broken" and they didn't have replacements.
-Bathrooms in rooms are not very spacious and very little counter space.
-Pool is basically non-existent

Room Tip: 4th floor corner room is best!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank kmehawkeye
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Samantha_M_OL, Manager at Ocean Lodge, responded to this review, April 17, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your comments about your most recent visit. We sincerely value your feedback as it helps us to develop and improve the experience we provide to our guests. I can assure you we are taking these comments very seriously and I would sincerely appreciate if you would contact me directly so we can rectify our faults. We strive to adhere to all of our guests needs and do our best to go above and beyond. I hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Sincerely,

Samantha M.
Director of Administration
samantha@oceanlodgessi.com
912-291-4300 ext. 6025
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Additional Information about Ocean Lodge

Property: Ocean Lodge
Address: 935 Beachview Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-5014
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ocean Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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