by Lissa Poirot
An ornate hotel looking as if it belongs instead on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, the Ocean Lodge is a luxurious resort in St. Simons. Unfortunately, with this type of luxury comes a price: children under the age of 14 are not allowed. Yes, this is only a hotel for those with teens, but if you elect to stay here, you’ll find 15 spacious, ocean view rooms with full kitchens, separate sitting areas, and private verandahs.
Our Editor Loves
- For families with kids 14 and up
- Ocean view rooms
- Full kitchens and sitting areas
- Onsite Dining
We came to St Simon Island to spend our 27th wedding anniversary. Two nights cost $670.00. I don't feel that this property was worth this amount. We paid more to stay on the 4th floor by the pool. There was no pool. The pool area was completely closed (Gate locked) with boards covering pool. According to staff pool has been closed for months because it was leaking into the hotel. The rooms were dark and didn't appear very clean floors needed a good mopping. Feet were black after walking barefoot. There was a used Kleenex on the chair on the balcony. There was a ac attached to ceiling in bedroom which worked well (despite its gurgling sounds through out the night) but leaked water we had to put towels on the floor. I found the bed to be uncomfortable. I will say the staff was friendly (except for when we tried to complain they just dismissed our concerns) and I did enjoy our view of the ocean. Despite the shape of the hotel. Which is not reflected in the website pictures. We enjoyed the Island and surrounding areas. We were very close to the beach and overall enjoyed our trip despite the accommodations.
by Debbi N
I can't say enough great things about this hotel. I spend quite a bit of time in Saint Simons and I wouldn't stay anywhere else. The new management is sprucing it up, great new robes, towels extended breakfast menu and hours for the roof top bar and dining. Best of all - same amazing staff! The service is excellent, location and views are stupendous. By far the best hotel on the island.