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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Everyone at Ocean Lodge is so awesome. From Jackie at the front desk to Gloria who served our breakfast in the morning to Willaim who took our reservation to Jason who made my drinks as I would have! We also had the pleasure of meeting the owner, Joe McDonough. What a nice guy - not pretentious for the owner of this awesome hotel. A few morning he was down in the breakfast area and came our and chatted with us briefly which was really cool.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I were invited to attend at wedding in Sea Island. In looking for hotels, I can across the Ocean Lodge. The reviews were great, but you never know. Anyway, we could not have been more impressed. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. I enjoyed my nightly soak in the tub with the candle and bath salts provided. We also LOVED the breakfast daily. It is not the usual breakfast included fare of stale bagels and Cheerios. It was a made to order breakfast, which was fantastic. We also loved the WIFI, so we could read the paper on our IPads and breakfast. What a treat!

There was a storm during our stay, so we did not want to venture out for dinner. We decided to eat at the hotel. It was the best decision. The food, service and ambiance were terrific.

The best part by far was the staff. I have never met nicer people. So friendly and welcoming.

I travel a lot for work, and it is rare that I come away from a stay with such a positive experience.

Ocean Lodge... thank you! Great job!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at the Ocean Lodge. The service was great! William, Michelle, Gloria, the lunch manager at the bar, and everyone else we encountered were great. They helped us around every corner. We borrowed the bikes and rode those every where we went. The food was great especially breakfast! Free internet, great TVs, great views, very comfortable bed, awesome decor. A his and her bathroom! Great trip had for our 5 year anniversary!

Room Tip: higher the better views
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

Absolutely wonderful visit. William, Michelle, and all of the staff were awesome. The room was gorgeous. Breakfast each morning and dinner at night was amazing. The service was first class. The roof top lounge and dining was very romantic especially with the ocean view. Cycling around the island on the bicycles provided by the lodge was very enjoyable. We had a great 10 year anniversary celebration! Thank you Joe, William, Michelle and all of the staff.

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

We had a wonderful two days here. The hotel was spotless, the staff very friendly, the rooftop restaurant very good, and the room, or should I say the immaculate and luxurious apartment, was fantastic. The balcony was very large and private, a lovely place to sit and relax. Unfortunately, we only had a partial view of the sea, but we where on the first floor, so the floors above probably had clearer views. The hotel is one block back from the sea, and we where hoping to walk on the sand, but the tide was in most of the time. There is a beautiful beach two minutes drive away though, and the hotel provided us with towels and chairs. An exceptional hotel, and I would definitely go back again.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We stayed at Ocean Lodge for 3 nights. We were simply amazed when we walked in our room. It was actually a one bedroom apartment with living area, kitchen, bar seating and TWO full baths. The decor is Mediterranean and is very upscale and luxurious. Our balcony was the most peaceful place with a nice view of the ocean though not straight in front of us. The included breakfast was gourmet and excellent. We had Applewood Bacon Frittata, Omelet Lorraine, Granola, yogurt and fruit and Eggs Benedict. Loved it all. The staff is totally attentive and friendly. They told us they wanted us to feel like family and we did. This is now our St. Simons place---we'll always stay here!

Room Tip: 301 has wonderful view and breezes.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

How lucky for me Ocean Lodge is only about a 3 hour drive from my home in Charleston. My husband and I really have come to love St. Simons Island and especially Ocean Lodge. We discover something new about the area every time we go over. Day trip selections are plentiful. Last month we took in the beaches, historic district, and birding on nearby Jekyll Island plus had our first visit to Okefenokee Swamp for a flat bottom boat ride through the prairies. The guest rooms are luxurious and memorable. Just watching the sheer curtains blowing in the wind from both sets of balcony doors sets the tropical tone. We cooked in one night and listened to the live music from the restaurant while dining on the balcony under the stars. Warm weather allows for beach walking and exploring the lighthouse nearby. Great little town for biking, too. Southern hospitality shown by all the staff keeps us going back. Next trip we will be taking my 95 yr old mother-in-law over for Mother's Day Weekend. She'll be the toast of the town telling all her friends about it.

Room Tip: Higher up better the ocean view.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #5 of 10 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range: $348 - $491 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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