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“An Odd Combination of Good and Not So Good”

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Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
Jackson, Mississippi
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136 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“An Odd Combination of Good and Not So Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

I loved some things about my stay at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center: the cute little screened porch (see picture); the large, comfortable room with peppy internet; the cleanliness of the bathroom and bedspreads. In stark contrast with the cleanliness of parts of the room was the extremely dirty easy chair. It looked downright nasty. The drapes also looked dirty. I think they've probably been hanging there uncleaned for many, many years. I hated having to touch them. Other problems were that the toilet paper and plastic glasses in the bathroom were not replenished. (I got a roll of toilet paper out of a restroom in one of the common areas and took it to my room, and I used a coffee cup for a bathroom glass.) Moving to things outside of the room, I would give the food at least a B+, maybe an A-, and the grounds were pretty. I enjoyed my stay and would be willing to stay again and to recommend it to friends with footnotes mentioning some of the shortcomings.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 10 May 2014
We apologize for the shortcomings listed in your review. Your issues have been communicated to our housekeeping team for immediate follow-up. We are happy to hear that you will visit us again and will recommend us to your friends. Thank you for visiting the resort and we hope you will return soon.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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atlanta, ga, usa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We enjoyed a one week stay in a marsh-view 2 bedroom condo-style hotel room. We took a sea kayak and enjoyed daily paddles out into the marsh - so serene. We wen to Jekyll most days, and it was an easy and beautiful 20 minute drive. The room decor was nice, very comfortable beds, complete kitchen, daily cleaning service (loved this!), and updated bathrooms. Sea Palms is a lovely area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
Our team appreciates the feedback from your stay. We hope that you will plan another visit to our resort in the near future. Always remember "It's a beautiful day at Sea Palms"!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

We've stayed at Sea Palms twice in the past year. Once last September, and then this month. We stayed in a king bed studio room. Interestingly, we were given the exact same room both times. Not sure if this was by coincidence, or planned. In any case, that was ok, because we liked the room and the view. It was on the third floor of one of the farther buildings, overlooking a lake and one of the golf holes. There was a row of trees between the lake and the marsh, in which the sea birds roosted in at night. Fish constantly jumped in the lake, and turtles basked in the sun on the shore. AND, on occasion, there was an ALLIGATOR swimming around and sunning himself on the bank! Very neat to see outside your hotel window. But, on to the room itself. It was a big room, with a kitchenette, table, couch, king bed, nice flat screen TV, with many channels. It was a very comfortable room. The bathroom was a bit worn. The showerhead was a bit crusty, and hard to adjust, but it did have strong water pressure. The toilet occasionally would not stop running, the stopper was a bit worn and warped, requiring me to take the lid off to temporarily "fix". At home, this kind of thing is expected, but not so much at an upperscale resort. Each time of our stay, we were on packages, that provided breakfast. Our stay in September allowed us to choose a certain amount off the menu, and breakfast and service was fantastic. This time was a breakfast buffet. The buffet was nice on the days we got up early, but later mornings, the food was not as appetizing. I preferred the menu option of our first trip better. We did not have any other meals in the restaurant except for breakfast and dessert one late evening which was good. It was a bit too cold to utilize the pool this trip, but we did on our trip in September. The pool was very nice, but the towels were not replentished very often and several of the trips, we had to do without. Overall, we've enjoyed our two stays at Sea Palms, and will likely stay again on future visits to St. Simons Island.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 5 May 2014
We are happy to hear you will visit us again when travelling to Saint Simons. We have discussed the items that you mentioned in your review with our management team. Please don't hesitate to contact our guest services team to assist you during your next visit.
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North Carolina
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Upon arriving to the condos at Sea Palms, from the outside they look like a typical and ordinary condo complex. But open the door to one of units and they are very upscale and nice. They have been updated with very nice furniture, beds, linens, towels. Granite baths and kitchen, two balconies and wonderful views of the golf course. For the price you can't get any better!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Thank you for the feedback regarding your stay.We appreciate you taking the time to review us and hope that you will visit us again soon!
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Mesa, AZ
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33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2014

What is taking so long? Same stained carpets, peeling wallpaper in bath, dirty grout. It had a new bedspread, but it was stained. Housekeeping could take care of that! Our balcony was missing some boards and wasps had taken up residence. No screen door. Needed a repairman to replace toilet parts to flush it. Bed needs to be replaced.
As usual, view of marshes remains fine and their peel and eat shrimps were great. Heard there is a new chef. Food still good. Winter was hard on the golf course--fairways hurt, but most greens were in good shape.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
Not the type of review we like to see. Room inspections were done and items have been addressed. We hope that you will give us another chance and visit us again. We will still have the great peel and eat shrimp!
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2014

I recently stayed at Sea Palms for a golf outing w/ about 30 other golfers. We stayed two nights in the Windward Point condos and played two rounds of golf. I definitely recommend staying in Windward Point..these are nice roomy units that sleep 3 to 5 people. The course was in pretty good condition considering the rough winter they just had. The Sea Palms office staff(Robin is the BEST!!) helped organize our group trip and I must say that it was very reasonably priced considering the quality of the accommodations and the condition of the course. I would recommend Sea Palms Resort to anyone looking to take a large group golfing w/ affordable group rates.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
This is what our team likes to see! Thank you for recognizing Robin. We appreciate you choosing us for your golf outing.
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Dallas, Georgia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Sea Palms for our first wedding anniversary and we weren't terribly impressed. The room was comfortable but kind of shabby, and it had two double beds instead of the king we booked - not ideal for a romantic weekend. I was disappointed in the lack of amenities, especially room service. The resort's location is convenient to many things one might be interested in doing and the Putter's Club restaurant has decent food, but that's not enough to bring us back.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Crystal B
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Doug W, General Manager at Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center, responded to this review, 28 April 2014
We apologize that we did not meet your expectations during your special time. We are always reviewing ideas to enhance the guest experience. Thank you for your feedback regarding the amenities and room service. I would appreciate an opportunity to speak with you regarding your stay.
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Additional Information about Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center

Property: Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center
Address: 515 N Windward Dr, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-1155
Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center 3.5*
Number of rooms: 141
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Also Known As:
Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Hotel Saint Simons Island
Sea Palms Golf And Tennis Resort
Sea Palms Hotel Tennis
Sea Palms Resort Tennis
Sea Palms Resort Saint Simons

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