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Village Inn and Pub
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Zanesville, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
222 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“It was one of the most relaxing trips I have ever been one”
Reviewed 22 August 2009

My friend and I went on a tour bus trip and stayed at the Village Inn and Pub and I thought the place was really charming. I loved the look of the Inn (not your average hotel look) with big old oak trees dripping with Spanish moss. We stayed Mon. through Thurs. so we didn't have to contend with the noise from the pub that some people complained about. Our room was perfect for us--right beside the pool and we didn't find it that noisy. I liked the breakfast; granted it was nothing fancy but there were a lot of choices and excellent coffee cake each morning. I liked the help staff who worked at the breakfast each morning, she was very friendly. The location to town and all of the restaurants was great--you could walk just about anywhere in about 5 minutes. I would love to go back and stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009
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SC
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

The room was spacious(we got a suite), but on the street front and next to the on-site Village Pub. The downside of the "and Pub" was live music until late night; the upside is a nice spot for a drink or good music. Make sure you get a room away from the music if you plan an early (or not late anyhow) evening. We kept the air running, which was another problem - very drafty.

The location was great, right next to the village; walk easily to shopping, restaurants, the lighthouse. museum, community dock.

The "deluxe continental breakfast " was only deluxe if your standard is the Motel 8 on Route 95. The highlight was do it yourself waffles, which weren't bad. Don't expect a B&B experience! And don't expect the internet access to work o the staff to be able to help you.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank dmales
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2009

We stayed three nights at the Village Inn after getting married on neighboring Jekyll Island last summer. My parents have a house on St. Simons so I am down there all the time but my husband and I wanted some place nice and private to spend our first few nights as a married couple. The Village Inn was perfect for us. It's a very charming place with lots of character and nicely decorated rooms (good bedding, nice bathrooms). There is a small pool (chilly!) but quite pretty with lots of old trees with Spanish moss around the courtyard. Our room had a small balcony overlooking the pool area where it was very nice to sip our wine in the afternoon. As others have noted, the Pub at the Inn is a great, cozy place to grab a drink. I go there everytime I'm in St. Simons which is about 6 times a year. I can see where certain rooms near the pub could be a little noisy at night- particularly on summer nights in the weekend, the Pub gets a decent crowd that spills out into the pool courtyard that most of the rooms face. Our room was on the second floor at the far end of the property so we didn't have a problem. The Village Inn is located in , you guessed it, "the Village" with plenty of shops and restaurants to walk too. You have to drive or bike to the beach- only about 1.5 miles which is not a big deal- especially b/c you can just rent beach chairs once you get there. If you're looking for a place with some ambiance, not just another beach resort hotel room, this is the place for you!

  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Kingsport, TN
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2009

My husband and I stayed here the last weekend of February 2009 - just before the in-season rates took effect. This Inn reminds me of a European B&B - small rooms and baths and no elevators. The check-in process was fast but the clerk was not very friendly and she went thru the list of dos and don'ts (mostly don'ts) without any humor. There was no offer of help with luggage. The only contact we had with staff personnel after check in was when I went in the office to ask about a restaurant recommendation and was waved off as she was too busy to help me. We were on the second floor in a room with 2 balconies next to the street - not very nice view but we enjoyed being able to sit outside since the weather was nice.

I would not recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a quiet place. They have a large crowd on Thursday and Friday nights in the pub because of "live" entertainment and it's very noisy.

On the plus side, the Inn is a short walk to restaurants and shopping in the small village.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2008

A friend and I stayed here for one night in mid-October on a trip up the Georgia coast. The Inn looks nice and is conveniently located to a small shopping district near the pier. We enjoyed the $3 drinks at the bar in the evening and the Inn also had live music that evening. Breakfast was fine. We had a room facing the pool and the noise in the courtyard definitely carried a bit. We appreciated the ceiling fan in the room. I do think that the weekend prices are too steep for the accommodations offered, but the weeknight ones are probably reasonable.

  • Liked — the hotel looks nice and was very clean
  • Disliked — the noise from the courtyard/pool area
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled with friends
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1 Thank davisellu
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Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2008

Don't let their "awards" fool you - since it dates back to 2003 ... When I've made the reservation by phone, the staff was extremely impatient and used the Lords name in vain not knowing I could hear her. The room was also small and the overall staff was very unfriendly. I regret paying extra to have access to a balcony since it looked out on a "flowerbed" of dirt and a DairyQueen with a dumpster!

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Jacksonville001
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Greenville, SC
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2008

I have been on SSI many times over the past two years. I have frequented the pub at The Village Inn and found it enjoyable. However, when I finally was able to stay at this charming inn, I was disappointed. I booked a room with two beds for me and a friend. I entered the room and was shocked at how small it was. So I checked out the bathroom thinking it might be spacious. But again disappointed. You could just about use the toilet and take a shower at the same time. The service staff was not particularly helpful or friendly which is a real shame because they have got THE location and THE property to turn this into a real gem.

I recommend that you do not stay on the first floor as I could hear the guests upstairs much too clearly thru the vents.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — small rooms
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled on business
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Property: Village Inn and Pub
Address: 500 Mallery St, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522-4035
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Saint Simons Island
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Simons Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Village Inn and Pub 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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