The Inn at Sea Island is part of Sea Island's resort properties, which also includes The Cloister, and The Lodge. The Inn at Sea Island is isolated from its sister properties. However, as a patron of the Inn, you get access to its sister properties. Unfortunately, you do not have access to the Beach Club with your stay at Sea Island. You have to pay $100 pp to gain access to the beach club. The beach club has an adult swimming area with a large outdoor hot tub, children's pool, and a decent sized slide in a separate area. The beach club allows gives you access to their private beach with umbrellas and chairs. It also houses 4 dining options; Snack Shack, Flip Flop Bistro, Wonderland, and Southern Tide. Snak Shack and Flip Flop Bistro are casual. Wonderland is a sweets and confections shop. Southern Tide is a sit down, casual dining area. It offered an amazing brunch buffet the Sunday we visited. It was $39 pp but included fried chickens, tea sandwiches, sausages and other delightful sweet and savory items.
If you would like to go to the beach club, make sure you call ahead because during certain holidays, beach club access is restricted to only ppl staying at the Lodge and the Cloister. We upgraded to the Lodge the 2nd night of our stay and was able to get access to the beach club. I personally don't think it's worth it to pay the extra $100 pp for beach club access.
There's a shuttle that comes every 30 minutes to the Inn that will take you to other facilities. The Inn is comparable to standard 4 stars hotels elsewhere. It's a small hotel property and there is self parking. Its lobby has a clean, modern, and seaside appeal. However, it's not an oceanfront property. The rooms are quite immaculate and includes a fridge. I agree with reviews that stated the walls are thin. You can hear muffled noises from the adjacent rooms. Even though the hotel's ambience was quite nice, it's definitely more modest than its sister properties. Though the lounging area near the pool is nice, the whole pool area is quite small.
One good thing about staying at the Inn is the complimentary breakfast. Although I have had better complimentary breakfasts, this one offered a pretty good selection. The breakfast includes orange juice, grapefruit juice, tea, coffee, and milk to drink. They offered great pastries that were fresh and not packaged. There were croissants, apple stuffed pastries and raspberry stuffed pastries, among other items. Hot items included, waffles, bagels, grits, eggs, and oatmeal. There were cheese, bacon, brown sugar, dried fruits, and nuts to accompany the grits and oatmeal. They also offered yogurt, fresh fruits, and Kind brand granola bars.
The most outstanding aspect of the Inn ( and throughout other Sea Island properties) is the exceptional customer service. The clerks were accommodating, informative and friendly. We prepaid for 2 nights at the Inn and decided we'd rather stay at the Cloister or the Lodge the next evening. The clerks really worked to help us upgrade our stay. They also provided us with a heapful of information on where to eat and what to do.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Sea Island is the perfect spot for your next golf trip or vacation on St. Simons Island. The Inn is just minutes away from the Sea Island Golf Club and The Lodge, The Cloister on Sea Island, and all of St. Simons Island's historic sites, beaches, and shopping. ... more less
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