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The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
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Kathleen, Georgia
1 review
“Business and Pleasure”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

I stayed at the King and Prince twice during the month of July because I had conferences that I had to attend on Jekyll Island. We had a blast! I was able to take my family along. They enjoyed the pool while I was at the conferences. The wait staff out by the pool was great. They were always checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed. My little girl is 8 and she loved the daily activities they had for the children. The staff at the front desk was very polite and helpful. We will definitely be going back.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We are so glad that you family was able to relax and have a good time.
The children activities have been very popular this summer.
We hope that you will bring your family back for another visit soon.
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Gainesville, Georgia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

The King and Prince Resort is an elegant, yet affordable guest-oriented hotel. From the moment you step out of a vehicle, the doors are opened by greeters who are at your service. The main hotel is in the historic building, with various accommodations nearby. We stayed in the Oleander Building, not directly on the beach, but with a nice view of the ocean. Access to the beach was easy by way of a paved walkway. Tables, chairs and umbrellas surround the three pools, as well as a nice grill and bar, with servers circulating the area. The staff is highly responsive to making guests feel the maximum rest and relaxation. The dining facilities feature local specialties and delectable coastal cuisine. In short, the King and Prince provides high end service at an affordable cost.

Room Tip: Unless you have a yen to be poolside, I prefer the Oleander building, because it provides privacy an...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Thank you so much for the very kind feedback. We feel very fortuante to have the wonderful surroundings and quality operations. Our live entertainment around our renovated pool and lobby truly accentuate the experience. We are glad that you were able to enjoy the wonderful service and coastal cuisine that we have become known for here in the south.
Thank you again as we appreciate hearing the feedback.
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Naples, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

On our way north to South Carolina beaches for a family reunion we stopped for two nights at this spot on St Simon's Island right on the ocean. I had read about the place before and thought it would be a good spot to try. Bottom line it was disappointing all around except for the bar and the pool area and the beautiful sun rise on the ocean. All the rest was second class. The room was "OK" the help were mostly interns from Asia and inexperienced; the restaurant was just fair, Frankly I would not recommend the place to anyone....sorry K&P but you have a lot of work to do and the price you charge does not match the expectations.

Room Tip: Get a room with an ocean view as it could be a redeeming feature for your stay...not the best place...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We apologize that we did not meet your expectations during your recent stay with us.
We strive to provide excellent service for all of our guests.
We are continously improving both the physical structure and service levels of the staff.
Even though we have wonderful history we know that we have to work diligently to maintain that history and reputation. We sincerely hope that you will consider giving us another try in the future.
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Athens, Georgia
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The newly renovated King & Prince Resort is beautiful! Such a wonderful place to relax & enjoy their many amenities. The staff is so friendly & accommodating, always wanting to please! Try it, you will love it & want to spend all of your vacations there!!

Room Tip: I have stayed in all types but really love the quaint rooms in the historic building!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you so much for the glowing review. We love the new lobby also, it just feels so warm and cozy. We hope that you will join us again soon.
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Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Wow! Very nice energetic place to stay, I wanted to stay on the beach but I had business to attend to. My wife LOVES it there. Quaint, Quiet, beachcomber bikes, sandals all day, are just some description's of a place to get away..

Room Tip: Pay the price for the beach front, well worth the view
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
Part of the charm of the island is it's casual atmosphere.
We hope that you will return soon for another visit.

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Atlanta
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2014

We were in the ocean front rooms right by the pools so the below applies to those rooms only.

THINGS YOU WANT TO KNOW UP FRONT:

1. Hair dryer located on top of safe in closet
2. Large in-room safe (works by digital number pad)
3. Plenty of electrical outlets (be sure and check the base of the lamps, they have 1 or 2 plugs on them)
4. Coffee maker with (Starbucks regular and decaf, herbal and breakfast teas)
5. Comfortable beds
6. Large Flat screen TV
7. In-room refrigerator (it fits quite a few bottles of water and soda and I even squeezed a ½ gallon of milk in the door)
8. Amenities, shampoo, body lotion, conditioner, NO bath cap
9. Air conditioning worked very well and is adjustable
10. Ceiling fan
11. Sleeper sofa
12. Ice machine on floors 2 and 4 only
13. Soda and snack machines located near the entrance to the pool
14. No turn down service but excellent chocolates left when the room is cleaned
15. NO makeup mirror (I have to bring my own from home)
16. VERY DIM LIGHTING OVER MAKEUP VANITY
17. Large closet with hangers
18. Iron and Ironing board
19. Full length mirror
20. Makeup vanity area outside of the bathroom (stool is way too low – I had to sit on 2 pillows to be able to use the vanity properly)
21. Umbrella’s at the pool to provide shade (see discussion below for more information)
22. Extra pillow and blanked is located on the shelf in the closet.
23. Upper floors have a balcony with 2 chairs and a little table. The balcony is lighted and the switch is to the light is on the wall next to the desk.
24. Bottom floor has a walkout to the pool. It has a child safety gate from each room to access the pool.
25. Elevator is available to access floors 2 – 4. You can also use stairs on either side of the floors
26. Outdoor lunch area - they've added a patio area for additional seating for lunch service. The tables have umbrellas and the area is quite nice.
27. No microwave oven
28. Rain umbrella is provided and located in the closet
29. They offered activities for the children in the afternoon

DISCUSSION:

1. One day our room did not get cleaned until late in the afternoon.
2. Our room was not available upon our arrival late in the afternoon
3. Seriously, STILL NO Makeup Mirror – What striving for 5-Star resort doesn’t have makeup mirrors in their rooms. According to the front desk, they had been requested by many guests who were coming for the meeting we were attending. I’ve written about and requested mirrors for 7 years now and still nothing! I still have to bring my own from home. King and Prince are you listening?!
4. BEWARE There are not enough umbrellas to go around. One day we left briefly to get a sandwich for lunch leaving our belongings on the chairs. When we returned our umbrella had been pilfered. Someone else requested an umbrella and the pool staff simply gave them ours. I complained and the staff found us another one (probably pilfered from someone else eating lunch). There is very little shade at the pool so the umbrellas are needed. This is however, a vast improvement from 7 years ago where they had no umbrellas and no shade. At that time I had to bring my own umbrella. Well at least I’m down to just bringing the lighted makeup mirror.
5. Last year the wait staff at the pool fell all over themselves to be of assistance. They were giving out cups with lemon and ice water to everyone. One day they even brought around free iced tea. I was always asked if I needed water or ice and the waiter was pleasant and helpful. However this year NOTHING. They had an ice water stand set up but it was a do it yourselfer.
6. There was an unkown stain on the blue decorative coverlet and there were stains on the carpet. Otherwise the mattress, mattress pad and other furniture were very clean. I completely checked this out to the point of pealing back the sheets to check out the mattress and mattress pad checking for bedbugs or stains.


NOW FOR SOME IMPROVEMENTS SINCE OUR LAST VISIT.

1. Over the winter they took out the indoor pool and added a very nice bar with booths and sitting areas. The entire lobby was redone and is beautiful.
2. They added more tables to the outdoor restaurant and added an outside bar where you can order takeout food. Nicely done!


CONSTRUCTIVE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE HOTEL:

1. Be a sport and purchase more umbrellas. The guests are tired of fighting over them.
2. Please, Please put lighted makeup mirrors in the rooms and change out the stools to something height appropriate.
3. It would be nice to have a couple of bottles of FREE water in the refrigerator upon arrival.
4. Please put bath caps back in the bathrooms.

The room rates have been going up every year typically by $10 and they are going up again next year by $5 per day next year. After 7 years that adds up to quite a bit.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide potential guests with a complete list of room amenties.
I am certain this will be very beneficial to many.We are working diligiently to improve time delays with Housekeeing and are presently making great strides. We have made our Food & Beverage Deparment aware of your concerns regarding pool service. Thank you so much for your continued patronage and we hope to see you again next year.

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Decatur, Georgia
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

Each year "the girls" take a sister trip. This year we were blessed to have mom join us as she was celebrating her 80th birthday. When I suggested the King and Prince, everyone jumped at the opportunity. We arrived early on our check in date, and were greeted with Lemonaide and Lemon Cookies. From that moment, on things got BETTER AND BETTER. They checked us in, however our villa was not ready, so we had lunch at Echo....WONDERFUL FOOD AND SERVICE. When our Villa was ready it was like walking into someone's home. Beautifully decorated, bright and sunny. During our stay we did have a problem with a ceiling fan and TV in the bedroom, but within a very short period of time the issues were addressed and fixed. Everyone we ran into had a smile and their face and always extended a warm hello. I cannot imagine staying at any other place when on St. Simons Island.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Karen N
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Bud S, Manager at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We are so glad that you enjoyed your "girls weekend". Those are special memories that last a lifetime. The lemon cookies are delicious. We hope that you will join us again soon for another special weekend.
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Property: The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort
Address: 201 Arnold Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4258
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 195
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This historic ocean front resort on St Simons Island, Georgia features 195 guest rooms in a variety of buildings, room decor and views, including two and three bedroom villas and resort residences. Resort amenities include five oceanfront pools, a challenging 18 hole golf course, massage therapy at the Royal Treatment Cottage, complimentary fitness center, oceanfront dining, two clay tennis courts, Wi-Fi (wireless) technology and the beautiful beachfront of the Golden Isles. ... more   less 
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