I would stay here again. However, I don't mind old Florida motels. Decor, if you can call it that, is early 80's and the mattresses have the springs to prove it. No pillow-tops here! This is a Methodist compound, though no one bothers you in that way, and you can tell this lodging is purely utilitarian.
But the efficiency was roomy, bedroom separated from living room/tiny kitchenette by bathroom, a strange set-up but we liked it as it kept noise down. Peaceful place, grounds are pretty, lovely sunset. We stayed in the Robertson Motel b/c it had the fridge & stove (no micro). Location was fine as we had a rental car, it only took 5 or 10 min. to drive anywhere. However, if you really want to be in the main part of town, you need to stay near pier village. Those hotels cost a lot more than Epworth when I priced it.
I agree with other posts I read and definitely would not stay on Jekyll Island, unless maybe at the fancy Jekyll Island Club Hotel. It's pretty and rural but there is no main area for restaurants or any activities. Totally residential.
If you like fancy, you will dislike Robertson Motel at Epworth.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Epworth is known for its natural scenic surroundings, complete retreat accommodations, state-of-the-art facilities and wide range of food service options. Among America's most popular Christian retreat and conference centers, Epworth is one of the most beautiful and graceful vacation spots in the magnificent Golden Isles. Whether you are planning a small meeting, large conference, retreat, training session, family vacation or reunion, or just an individual getaway, you can count on our friendly, experienced staff to handle all the details with style. We have housing facilities accommodating up to 900 persons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Epworth By The Sea Hotel Saint Simons Island
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