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Reviewed 4 May 2011

We just returned from four nights at the Ocean Lodge. We just loved it. Our room was a large end-unit suite, and we couldn't get over the furnishings in the room. They didn't skimp when creating this place. Here are some of the things we liked best:

- The staff - was awesome. Friendly, attentive, and couldn't do enough for us. Even though they were set up up to do complimentary breakfast inside, each day we asked to have our breakfast out on the deck and it was always, "Absolutely - no problem."
- The bedding - extremely comfortable. We both slept like a rock.
- The location - no it is NOT right on the beach, but you need only walk out the front and go about 50 yards and you're on the beach if it is low tide. The beach does disappear at high tide, but if you walk about 5 short blocks, you can be on East Beach which has sand all day long, high tide or not. Walk about 7 short blocks in the other direction and you're at the historic center with shops and restaurants. We found the location very convenient for shopping and access to many great restaurants, most within a short walk.
- Keyless entry - A simple thing to you maybe, but we loved the fact that our room had a keypad with a code for our stay. None of this "what'd I do with my room key?" or "is that yours or mine?"
- Two bathrooms - Our room had a 1/2 bath with just a shower and a full bath with shower and jacuzzi tub. We found this really helpful when were getting ready to shower and go out for the evening.

Room Tip: End units may be slightly larger.
  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Ocean Lodge to relax and just take a break. We could not have found a more perfect place. The lodge was magnificent and the staff was terrific. We look forward to our next visit!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

This incredible 15 room hotel is well located for incredible ocean views (to include shipping lanes and breathtaking sunrises); wonderful ocean breezes that blow daily, and short hop to village and great restaurants. The decor borders extravagant, yet cozy and comfortable. As 'spot on' as this hotel is, the real treat is its owner - Captain Joe Mcdonough. Captain Joe is a colorful native of the Georgia Coast, and keeper of many stories about his beloved coast...most of them true! If you are looking for the rare combination of great accomodations provided by a great host, you are in for a unique experience. Cannot leave out the staff...simply the best!

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

My wife and I traveled with another couple who vacationed at the Ocean Resort several months earlier. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The staff, services, and suite were first class. We are looking forward to returning to Ocean Lodge in the future and will definitely recommend the resort to others.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

My husband took me to Ocean Lodge as a birthday gift. We spent three days relaxing and enjoying the comforts and calm of this beautiful place. Upon entering the lobby I saw about a dozen places I could cuddle up with my Kindle and be perfectly content for hours.
Our room was lovely, plush and well appointed with a great deck with lounge chair and a great view. We found the his and hers bathrooms very nice and spent many hours reading on the porch.
Breakfast was always a cooked-to-order delight with friendly staff and few distractions.
Dinner at the rooftop restaurant - during the Full Moon Party was very enjoyable and the live music was great. There is very little I would change about this place except to make the weekends longer.

Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2011

If you are looking for an intimate boutique hotel, this is the place to stay. With just 15 suites with all the amenities you could hope for, Ocean Lodge delivers. Your stay will have you believing you are in an Italian villa. The suites have 2 full baths, a full kitchen, and balconies that overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The decor is very upscale Italian but homey.
What truly surprised us was the great breakfast that is included. This is not a continental breakfast ... the offerings were fritattas, eggs benedict, blueberry pancakes ... with all the sides you could ask for. We were greeted by name as we entered the dining area this morning. Jacki is truly an asset to this hotel. Her service is so personalized. You would never get this at a big resort hotel.
Last evening we went up to the roof top restaurant for a light dinner since we had a late lunch. The menu is extensive and service second to none.
We highly recommend this hotel for lovers as a getaway...you will love the luxury.

  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

From the moment we arrived, we felt welcome,but pampered. The decor is lavish, yet comfortable. The views are lovely. The staff is clearly dedicated to making sure that you are comfortable, informed and happy. A couple of the staff members spent some time with us to make sure that we had what we needed. The restaurant was closed for the holiday, but the chef was there to recommend a restaurant in town! It was spot on! The rooms are sumptuous, with every detail considered. This holiday weekend, it was uncrowded, so I loved having the rooftop fitness room to myself to watch the sun come up as I exercised. Swim-in-place lap pool looked interesting - didn't have time to try it. Breakfast was made to order and served very graciously. Every minute was lovely. Very glad we discovered it!

Room Tip: All rooms face the ocean
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled 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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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre 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: £263 - £536 (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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