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“Simply Incredible”
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had been here before--well, not exactly, it was in the rolling hills of Tuscany. But we have not experienced the service provided at Ocean Lodge anyplace in the world.

Some may be overwhelmed by the grandiose decor, oversized and overstuffed furniture and bedding with limited dresser space. But it was great to have the lovely sitting area opening to the balcony with room for company to enjoy the limited second floor ocean view while enjoying a cocktail. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms (two) nicely appointed. The kitchen was sufficiently equipped and if you wanted something that wasn't there you need just ask. The plentiful complimentary bottled water was replaced each day along with coffee and tea enjoyed before breakfast. Cozy robes and slippers are provided as well.

But the staff! The proprietor explained that they had five minutes of training during which it was explained that they were to treat their guests like their mothers had treated their friends when they were growing up. I would wager anyone who fails to get that message is gone by the end of the day. Seeing the boss roll up his sleeves to help clear the dinner tables surely is a great motivator. Cudos to Joe for his management smarts.
Jackie at the front desk does it all, a full service concierge- maître d rolled into one. She makes it happen. The housekeeping staff does what you expect and more, a teapot and lemon tea appearing in addition to refreshed Keurig supplies. The wait staff remembers your favorites and peculiarities, and serves up a delightful breakfast (eggs anyway you want them, frittatas, omelettes, pancakes, fruit platter, and scones right out of the oven) while discussing your day's activities. Gloria offered to give me her funky earrings when I admired them! Holly on the rooftop managed to arrange a table for dinner on a Saturday night when we made a last minute decision to dine (during a full-house birthday party for the entertainer who seemed to be a favorite with the St Simon locals). We mention a few but everyone was exceptional.

Our bucket list is long, but somehow we need to find a reason to come back here. Thank you all at Ocean Lodge for a splendid stay.

Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We are so happy we found this jewel of a hotel. We arrived at 8:30 at night and had rooftop dinner reservations, so Michael, who checked us in took all of our luggage to our room and sent us upstairs to begin relaxing. The dinner was wonderful and the breakfast was perfect. We enjoyed shopping in town, walking on the beach,and sitting on our private porch reading our books. We were greeted like we were old friends and definitely look forward to returning to Ocean Lodge in the future.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2014

This place is great! But the staff is even better! Everyone has one purpose in mind, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

The rooms are large, beautiful luxury, very comfortable. Balcony is a bonus. His and hers bathrooms.

The rooftop restaurant is wonderful. Had diner under the moon light. Food is great.

Then when it doesn't seem it could get better, they serve you breakfast cooked to your order. Don't miss the scons!

We WILL stay again!
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Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We are having a blast staying here. The rooms are high end and super clean and the staff is wonderful. Michelle and William go out of their way to provide that little extra special touch, as does Mac, Jackie and Leigh. This Is definatley a classy place and it shows. And I like the no guest under 14 as i am getting older and grumpier, but it is hard to be grumpy staying here Can't wait to come back!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

A wonderful experience...from the hospitality of the staff, the beautiful accommodations & the convenience to the lovely town center. Totally enjoyed the trolley tour (by Bunny) around the island. Thanks Joe for recommending it.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a weekend at Ocean Lodge in St. Simons Island. The staff were all exceptional, friendly, and helpful. The breakfast was delicious-- definitely try the scones! Michelle and Gloria provided great service during breakfast throughout our stay. We ate dinner in the rooftop restaurant one night; Roy was our server and very attentive. The room was ostentatious, like you'd want a hotel room to be! The 2nd bathroom was a nice option and the bath products were excellent! The beach was different from the beaches we were used to, but it was beautiful nonetheless. It was a quiet, enjoyable, romantic getaway for us. I'm looking forward to going back soon!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

This was our third visit to this property and it remains one of our very special locations. The rooms are wonderful, especially the 01 rooms with the extra windows. The location on the Island is perfect. The morning breakfast is great! But, the real stars of the property are the ENTIRE staff. You could not ask for better representatives of Southern hospitality. They anticipate every wish and offer genuine service. They have set a pretty high standard in the industry. Continued success!

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  • Stayed: January 2014, 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 #6 of 10 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range: $346 - $492 (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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