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“Comfortable beach vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Desoto Beach Hotel

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Desoto Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Tybee Island
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable beach vacation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014

We stayed at Tybee Island Ga. for a weekend in July. This hotel is on the north beach and therefore a little quieter and child-friendly compared to the south beach area. The rooms, pool, and beach area were very clean. If you want ocean view, be sure to request it. The beach is extremely wide and the water is shallow pretty far out, so it's ideal for small children.The staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful! We had a flat tire while we were on the island and one of the staff members, Joseph, changed the tire and put on the spare so we could get to a tire center to have it repaired. He even refused our tip. What a guy!

Room Tip: Be sure to request ocean view if you want it. Second and third floors are better view.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

After 2 days in Savannah we needed to rest and relax. We arrived at 11 am and were able to get in our room. Room was clean and modern. We rented chairs and umbrella and hit the beach. It was a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Marietta, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014 via mobile

My family and I visited Tybee Island and Savannah. Nice place to visit not a lot to see. Kinda small but nice. Be sure to visit Fort Pulaski! A must see! The hotel was nice and location to the beach was excellent! The staff were friendly. We will visit again.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on Tybee Island and Savannah. While in Georgia, we stayed at the Desoto Beach Hotel on Tybee Island. We paid extra for a room with a private balcony overlooking the ocean. The room was nice, clean, but nothing fancy and had a small refrigerator, microwave and coffee pot. The continental breakfast consisted of muffins, bagels and cereal, coffee and juice. We had a great view from our balcony and Desoto's is literally right on the beach, which we loved. We were very surprised that we had to rent chairs and a beach umbrella on a daily basis, especially since we felt the room was pricey to begin with. We went into Savannah for the day and simply purchased two beach chairs for the price of a one-day rental at Desoto and just rented the beach umbrella daily. We have stayed at other resorts where beach chairs and umbrellas are included with the room. The staff was very friendly although I had to request packets of coffee for the coffee pot, towels and shampoo almost daily. All in all, we had a great time and I would recommend Desoto Beach Hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

Nothing fancy but updated rooms. Probably best beach motel on Tybee and definitely the only one that you can walk onto the beach. Only complaint is poor water pressure in the shower and poor drains I am sure from all the sand. However great service to fix any of those issues.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We found ourselves halfway home to New Jersey and the wife and I decided to take a break on Tybee Island to enjoy a few days of rest and sunshine. Stumbled upon the Desoto Beach Hotel and as luck would have it we were able to get a nice room during their peak season as a result of an earlier cancellation. The room although small was clean and well appointed and I must tell you that the sheets and pillow cases were all crisply ironed and smelled as clean as the summer fresh air coming off the beach! Ironed sheets at a small hotel like this was quite a treat and it said a great deal about the owner/management of the hotel's guest standards. Moreover, the thread count on the sheets must have been over 300 and it was similar to what we have seen in 5-star properties like the Ritz Carlton! Cudos to the laundry staff and housekeepers!!!

Room Tip: All rooms seem about equal as this is a small property.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2014

Way over priced area. Go to Hilton head island. Same prices but nicer beaches, hotels, location, etc. Hotel was OK . room had fridge in room which was nice. Also had continental breakfast. Had decent beach on property

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Desoto Beach Hotel
Address: 212 Butler Ave., PO Box 1398, Tybee Island, GA 31328-9794
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Region: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Tybee Island
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Tybee Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Desoto Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Only oceanfront hotel on Tybee Island. Direct beach access with oceanfront pool sundeck and game room. Free continental breakfast and WIFI. Voted best place to stay 7 years in a row. Beautifully re-modeled rooms and a heated and cooled pool depending on the weather. ... more   less 
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