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“Beautiful gardens but too much for the room!”
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Tybee Island Inn
Ranked #4 of 8 Tybee Island B&B and Inns
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful gardens but too much for the room!”
Reviewed April 2, 2008

Here's the good stuff: The gardens surrounding the Inn are beautiful and it is a short walk to the beach and other Tybee attractions. Breakfast at the Inn is very good - a spicy kielbasa one morning and to-die-for blueberry, cheese, and egg casserole the other. For the diet-conscious, they also have yogurt and some cereals. There are plenty of places to sit - both inside and out - for breakfast so whether you are a social butterfly or just want to be left alone, they've got you covered.

And the bad: The Mermaid Room is definitely not nice enough for the price. When we arrived, our room was incredibly musty and stuffy. We opened up the windows and would have left them open all night but the air conditioning unit outside of our window was too loud. Our pillowcases and comforter smelled musty as well. The bathroom was not very clean - hair in the sink and tub, toliet bowl had a very obvious ring, shower curtain was mildewed - and the door for the bathroom was still a closet door contrary to a prior report from management. Out on the porch, the first thing we laid eyes on was a plastic cup the someone had used for an ashtray. The cleaning people need a few lessons! The Mermaid Room is also right next to the dining area so everything that is said over breakfast is heard in your room. No sleeping in!

The bad outweighs the good for this Inn and we will not be going back.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2008

we just returned from spending a week at the tybee island inn. Cathy Lloyd,Lisa and Mary are all wonderful people who we loved meeting. Everyone went out of their way to help us out in any way possible..Now we really know what southern hospitality is all about.All of you and the beautiful surroundings made for a wonderful get away and we would recommend your inn to anyone.

  • Liked — our beautiful room and private porch
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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chicago,il
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2008

We just returned from a stay of several days at the Tybee Island Inn. The property itself is very charming and relaxed. Our room was clean and pretty, with very interesting pictures. Lisa was especially friendly and welcoming.

We were not however impressed with the breakfasts served, the website boasts of a "spa" where you can enjoy the surroundings under lit palm trees, this consisted of a non-working hot tub under the porch. I feel they need to remove this from their website.

Relaxing on the porch was great, but a foul mouthed next door neighbor speaking loudly on his cell phone sent me back to my room for peace and quiet.

The beach and park and lighthouse are a very short walk, Savannah a half hour pleasant drive. We did not find the nearby nursing homes to be a problem.

  • Liked — the charm
  • Disliked — the food
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
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2 Thank bells27
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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 12, 2008

My boyfriend and I came to Tybee for Valentine's Day and we stayed at Tybee Island Inn. They were so friendly I couldnt believe that we had just met them,it felt like old friends.We felt so comfortable that we didnt want to go back home.We will ALWAYS stay at this B&B when we come to Tybee.I cant wait to bring the kids!!!!

Lateef and Keonna

  • Liked — The Tie the Knot on Tybee
  • Disliked — I honestly have no dilikes about Tybee
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank La_Ke2
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Birmingham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 22, 2008

I had the pleasure of recently staying Tybee Island Inn. The inn is picturesque and very conveniently located on the island. Both Cathy & Lloyd went out of their to make us feel at home and the room was charming, spacious and comfortable. Beautiful inn, wonderful people and a great time. Thank you!

  • Liked — Beautiful Inn
  • Disliked — Too short a stay
  • Stayed February 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank rocketx2
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2008

When my (now) husband and I decided that we would elope for our wedding, we had no idea where. It was the second wedding for both of us and we knew we didn’t want any hassle. We finally decided on the Savannah area and getting married on the beach. Friends of ours had stayed at a B&B in Florida and highly recommended the experience. Of the 5-10 B&Bs in the Savannah area we e-mailed, Tybee Island Inn was one of three to respond.

From that first e-mail response everything was wonderful. Lloyd was warm and friendly. Every question was answered and we were assured that every detail would be taken care of. All we needed to do was show up with the marriage license! Since it was just going to be the two of us that sounded perfect. Perfect was exactly what we found! From the first moment we arrived everything was warm and wonderful. The board in front of the Inn had a welcome for each guest - a wonderfully personal touch. When we booked, Lloyd asked if we had looked at the rooms on the website and suggested the Savannah Beach Room. It was very nice! In the back of the Inn, adjacent the back porch, it was surprisingly private. Lloyd showed us to our room, showed us the homemade treats and told us about the Inn. He then quietly vanished and let us get settled. That was how the entire weekend went...Lloyd was there when you needed him and completely accessible by phone, but otherwise you felt like you were home and even with other guests, felt like you had the place to yourself.

The wedding was to be the next day so we talked to Lloyd about the details of the ceremony...basically anything we wanted! He had a book of all sorts of vows and readings and told us there was no rush to make decisions...just as long as we decided before the ceremony!

After an amazing breakfast the next morning, courtesy of Preston, we made our decisions and finalized the details of the ceremony with Lloyd. About that time we met Victoria, the housekeeper. Such a wonderful person! She is very energetic, upbeat and personable! We even ran into her later on the island!

After a relaxing day on the island we returned to get ready for the wedding. Nothing could have been more perfect. Lloyd had attended to every detail - the cake, the flowers, everything down to the tablecloth! The photographer, Ilona from Backriver Imaging (recommended by Lloyd) arrived and after a short walk to the beach, our ceremony was equally as perfect as everything up to that point had been. An amazing dinner at Elizabeth's on 37th in Savannah (Lloyd kindly made the reservations at our request) was the perfect end to a perfect day.

The rest of the stay was quiet and relaxing. Our photos, on CD, were delivered shortly after breakfast the next morning and we were able to view them immediately on the computer in the front room.

Obviously we can't say enough wonderful things about Lloyd and the staff. To say that the whole experience was perfect is absolutely an understatement. We booked our entire wedding without ever having seen the Inn or met the staff and we placed our trust in everything that was represented to us...we took a chance and were wonderfully rewarded. We will be spending our first anniversary back at the Inn. With such amazing memories, who could resist!

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank FinsUpFL
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Hoschton, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 26, 2008

A friend recommended Tybee Island Inn. Since we have never stayed at a B&B before, we thought it was worth a try. We wanted a restful and quiet two day getaway to celebrate my wife's birthday. Our stay turned out to be more than we expected.

The minute we walked into the door, we were treated like old friends. The owners, Kathy and Lloyd Kilday, stayed in our presence just long enough to answer our questions about the history of the Inn, the history of Tybee Island and the good places to eat. Then they would disappear long enough to give us total privacy.

The first very cold evening they made a warm fire in the fireplace located in the living and dining room area and they offered us a glass of wine. Because there was only one other guest, a couple from Virginia, we were able to choose any of the other four rooms. Because all of the rooms were wonderfully decorated and very clean, it was hard to choose. We chose the Dolphin upstairs, because it was very cozy and romantic.

When Kathy learned of my wife's birthday, she gave her a local cookbook. For me, I was able to walk a short distance to the beach each morning . We had two full, fabulous breakfasts the first morning - blueberry waffles and very lean bacon and the second morning - steak and eggs!

Needless to say, our stay was very much a memory worth repeating, and I am sure we will be returning very soon.

Sharon & Gordon Love
Snellville, Georgia

  • Liked — Attention to detail and friendliness by the owners.
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Tybee Island Inn
Address: 24 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9780
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Tybee Island
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Tybee Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Tybee Island Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Twenty minutes from Savannah, a several minute stroll from the beach and two blocks from the Tybee lighthouse, Tybee Island Inn captures the beach casual essence of Tybee with style. Sleep Your Seashore Fantasy in king and queen guest rooms inspired by the sea- Mermaid, Dolphin, Lighthouse, Sea Cabin, Captains Quarters, Savannah Beach and Sunset all with private baths, air conditioning and cable TV. Other amenities include private decks, gardens, gazebo ... more   less 
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