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“Loved it so much we came back a second time...and we will be back again” 5 of 5 bubbles
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The Sea Gate Inn
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Chicago, Illinois
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196 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Loved it so much we came back a second time...and we will be back again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

As you can see from the photos this is not a typical hotel, it is a beautiful condo but with light housekeeping each day! Best of both worlds. Manager Wanda will be Friend Wanda before you leave. She is quintessential southern hospitality. The grounds and pool are well kept; our unit on the second floor was too.
As we love walking and exploring new areas, Sea Gate Inn is in a perfect location. We walked to the village a few time a day and explored the surrounding neighborhood. I love that this is a smaller property which made it quieter. We have stayed other places but we will return here for sure.

Room Tip: rooms like 201 are across from the elevators so there is a hydrolic sound in the units.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Arlington, Tennessee
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113 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed in unit 106. The room was gorgeous. Beautiful furniture, accomodations, etc. The bed was amazingly comfortable, just like home. The reason I gave the rating of a 3 was because of the location. That is THE ONLY reason I would never stay at this hotel again. I like to be ON the beach & this being our first trip to St. Simons we were unaware that certain beaches were not accessible. I read the reviews that said the beach was only there during low tide, which is pretty much all day, so I didn't think anything about it. The beach in front of this property might as well be totally unusable. You can NOT set up chairs, umbrella, nothing. It is in a safe and pretty area, just not what we were used to or expecting. I would have been totally disappointed had the room not been so above and beyond our expectations. Everything was within a 5 minute drive so that's not a big deal. I would've preferred to stay on the beach near the coast guard station. This room advertises it sleeps 6, but they only give you 4 glasses, 4 plates, 4 forks, spoons, etc. good thing there is a dishwasher. :) The room was very clean & I can't say enough positive for the room. It's just unfortunate for the property that it is where it is.

Room Tip: go up! You can see the ocean from the 1st floor, but since it's not ground level you might as w...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lori P
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Douglas, GA
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20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

This property has been beautifully, thoughtfully redone. My friends and I had a great time in the queen suite designed for six. Just a few comments: There is only one toilet (shown on the floor plan) which can sometimes be a problem for six women. The closeted toilet is directly across from the walk-in shower, and the shower had CLEAR glass, so whoever is showering must hang a large towel strategically in order not to give a free show:) There are only four place settings for dining (penny-wise, pound-foolish?), so we had to run the dishwasher extra times. Overall, we were pleased.

Room Tip: If a beach view is important to you, choose a second or third-floor room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank llfussell
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level Contributor
21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

This is not your average hotel. The rooms are much nicer then most hotel rooms. This is more like renting a small apartment. Living area with dining and small kitchen, balcony and large seperate bedroom, shower & tub, washer/dryer, two TVs, Tile floors, nicely decorated, comfortable beds, clean and well maintained. It is also within walking distance to the village and pier.
Parking was NO problem there are only 24 units here and they have ample parking in front, under the building and another row of places in back. There is a rental office on the grounds but this is NOT a full service hotel. If you are looking for a very nice place to stay across the street from the ocean, a pool and the nicest rooms on the island then this is the place to stay. You can walk a couple of blocks to the King & Prince or The Ocean Lodge for dinner and drinks in their lounge and the money you save at The Seagate will more then cover the tab.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank KK370
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Macon, Georgia
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Arrived at the hotel to find absolutely NO parking! There is clearly not sufficient parking for this hotel. Then, could not even get near the elevator for the trash! Waited for the elevator repeatedly while staff continued to off load trash. Finally, told one of the housekeepers to go back upstairs and get off the elevator with her cart so that my daughter and I could go upstairs with our luggage. Later, I killed a small roach in the bathroom. But the ultimate insult was finding a bug in my bed and not a small one! Stayed at this hotel 3 years ago but will not stay here again after this experience. The place has not been maintained. The walls have large scuff marks and add the bugs, the parking situation and the rude employees and for $300. Per night , I can certainly stay somewhere else better.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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6 Thank Carmel S
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HodnettCooper, Manager at The Sea Gate Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Thank your for your feedback. At the Sea Gate Inn, we pride ourselves on a beautiful facility and outstanding customer service. We certainly apologize for any deficiency in either area.

The Sea Gate Inn is a 24-room hotel with 24 covered parking spaces and 13 additional spaces. For guests traveling with more than one vehicle, we request they utilize only one covered space. Most of our guests comply with this request.

The Inn is treated for insects monthly. In addition to regular maintenance, we touch up paint in each suite twice yearly, or more often as needed.

The Sea Gate Inn has one elevator, which is utilized by the housekeeping staff as well as guests. To minimize guest impact, the housekeepers load carts to make a single trip between floors. We do apologize that you were inconvenienced or experienced any impolite employees.
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orange beach
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2012

My husband and I were in St. Simons to scout homes for a large family vacation in September. We were happy to find Sea Gate Inn. We enjoy having a condo setting instead of staying in a hotel room. We love having a kitchen and bedrooms separately. It is difficult finding a condo for a short visit. All prices included everything- no worry over clean up fees, etc. Our room was beautiful and clean. We walked to the village and restaurants. Wanda checked us in. She was wonderful. She would call me by name every time she saw me on the property, and she would always ask if there was anything she could do for us. We will definitely return to Sea Gate Inn.

  • 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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1 Thank lynne605
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Newport News, Virginia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

We stayed at the Sea Gate for a family wedding. What a wonderful location. Wanda checked us in she could not have been nicer. True Southern hospitality! We love her!

The inn was all we had hoped for and more. Beautiful room, great view, everything we need. We did not bring bicycles but they are a must here. Wanda helped us with bicycles.

We will come back and stay at the Sea Gate!

Stayed April 2012
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Additional Information about The Sea Gate Inn

Property: The Sea Gate Inn
Address: 1015 Beachview Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-5007
Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sea Gate Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious new hotel-condominium suites! Each 1 bedroom, 1 bath residence offers a full kitchen, modern decor, large balconies, and gorgeous spa-like baths. Hotel amenities, such as daily housekeeping included. ... more   less 
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