Overall the building and grounds were beautiful. We found that most of the employees were very kind and went out of their way for us. My husband and I stayed in the penthouse suite and it was a nice room. It is the same as the other rooms but had a much fuller view off of one side of the room. As others have said in their postings, the B&B is not direct ocean front we found several houses directly in front of the building that would block a direct view. There was a side view through most of the windows and to the right of the balcony.
The beach area is small, much smaller than that of when we traveled here 6 months prior. We were told it had to do with the tropical storm. The only downfall of the room was that it was on the same floor as the restaurant so in the evenings we couldn't come out of our room without it being crowded with staff and patrons smoking. (Right outside the penthouse door is the smoking area) The only other issue was the bathtub. We couldn't use it (even though it was beautiful) because the stopper wouldn't hold the water in the tub. So we never got to use it.
Overall I would say it is a nice place to stay and a great place to eat dinner. The catering dept. did an amazing job on the food and reception (for our wedding here). I would recommend Ocean Lodge to couples looking for a honeymoon spot or a wedding just as long as you know that the rates are a bit high.
I grew up coming to St. Simon's Island every year for vacation as I have family in the area and feel as though I know a lot about the area. We would always stay at the condos down the street or the King and Prince Hotel. This is a nice place to stay if you can swing the check. It is in a convenient location and close to the pier, village shops on Mallory Street. I don' think we will be able to stay here again but plan on staying in the area as we come back for anniversary's in the future. I would say that the Sea Gate Inn and King and Prince hotels would be a cheaper alternative if you can't afford the cost of a night's stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ocean Hotel Saint Simons Island