We have stayed at the Ocean Inn and Suites for our family summer vacation the past 3 years and we are always impressed! It is a wonderful boutique style hotel with lovely rooms that are clean and spacious. The prices are reasonable and they even offer a special discount for return customers. On our recent visit we were pleasantly surprised when we checked in and found out we were provided with a free upgrade! We received a room with a view of the pool and the lighthouse, a balcony with chairs where you could sit and take in the ocean air, and a couch in the room for relaxing. The refrigerator and microwave in all of the rooms is great for drinks and snacks. We always bring bottled water because the water on the island has a high sulfur content and tastes bad. However, the hotel has a complimentary water dispenser with cups in the lobby that does not taste like sulfur, so they must filter it somehow, which is nice. The hotel is within walking distance of the beach, lighthouse, museum, the pier, shopping, and a variety of restaurants that serve local seafood. I recommend you visit the lighthouse museum and climb to the top of the lighthouse, as it offers spectacular views of the island. Also, go to the maritime museum, which is educational and a lot of fun. I highly recommend eating at Iguana's while you are there. The night we arrived we went to a concert on the lawn of the lighthouse overlooking the ocean. There was also an art festival going on. You can go fishing or crabbing off the pier. There is a local bait shop where you can purchase supplies and we bought a crab net and caught crabs off of the pier. We caught enough to have for dinner one night and steamed them on one of the public grills in Neptune Park, which is close to the hotel and the beach. If you are going to cook out in the park, I recommend bringing some lighter fluid, as it is hard to start a fire with the wind on the beach without it. There is a playground in Neptune park as well as mini golf and public pools. The hotel has a wonderful salt water pool, which my son loves because there is no chlorine to burn his eyes. We always have a great time staying at the Ocean Inn and Suites, as the staff is always so friendly and helpful and we feel like this is our home away from home whenever we stay there. I would highly recommend staying here if you are visiting St. Simon's Island.
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- Ocean Hotel Saint Simons Island