First, as mentioned by others, this hotel is not on Sea Island. It is in St Simons. To access the amenities on Sea Island there is a stiff fee that you must pay.
The hotel appears to be very new. The public area is nice and airy. Some of the theme of the Cloisters is carried through into the architecture in this building. There is a central common area between building with a pool and the walls of the lobby area appear to open so that the lobby and the common area become one. It was very warm when we were there and the walls were closed.
The room we stayed in was very large with 9 foot ceilings. The room had a king bed, couch, desk, dresser, small safe and a mini-refrigerator. From one stand point the room appeared to under decorated. In the whole building it appeared that they had built the walls with windows and then decided how to divide the interior. I saw in several places, including our room, where they had walls in front of windows. In our room it seemed that the closet was framed after the window was put it and the wall of the closet overlapped the window (odd).
There are no ceiling lights, but there were 4 or 5 lamps in the room. The closet did not have a light in it and was 15 feet from the nearest light. One feature I did like was that in two places there were 6-plug outlets so it was easy to charge all your various electrical items.
The bathroom had a shower, no tub, and the shower was about the shape and size of a normal bath tub with sliding, frosted, glass doors. They use european style soap and shampoo in the shower, a multi-dispenser. Towels were large but I did not consider them to be very fluffy. There is no vent fan in the bathroom so the mirror was continually fogging up. The commode was dual flush (small for liquids, more for solids). The problem was that it took two flushes to get anything down.
There is a free breakfast from 6:30 to 10 AM each morning. Three hot foods including grits and oatmeal are available. Otherwise you have fruit, cereal and pastries. The staff was very friendly.
The major problem, and it has been expressed by others, is that conversation and noise carries from room-to-room in the hotel. It must have been built with some insulation factor missing. I have never been in a hotel before where you could follow the conversation in the next room so easily. This is a serious problem to consider if you are considering this hotel. If noise and talking keeps you from sleeping or bothers you, this is not the hotel for you.
- 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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