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10 Top Hotels and Resorts Along the Georgia Coast

Georgia’s Coast, aka the Golden Isles, quite possibly is one of the most enriching ocean destinations in the United States. There’s so much history, many happenings and significant landmarks, while the beaches have their own distinct look surrounded by wildlife dense marshland. Out of all the amazing places to stay in the area, only a handful can be the best, whether it be for simplicity, lavishness or overall quality. So if you’re getting ready to book a stay along the Southeastern waters of the United States, this is for you. Guests have voiced their opinions, and we’ve created the list—these are the best-rated places to stay along the Georgia Coast.

Beachside Colony Resort Beachside Colony Resort
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Beachside Colony Resort

The extensive stone patio features a shallow kiddie splash area with a waterfall and three curved pools with one possesses, all within view of Tybee Island’s beach. Condos and Townhomes are available for rent, and the cozy interior design, living rooms, kitchens and washer and dryers will make you feel like you’re at home.

Jekyll Island Club Resort Jekyll Island Club Resort
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Jekyll Island Club Resort

Elegant dining—check. Fireplaces in traditionally styled rooms—check. Amazing pool and lush grounds—check. Jekyll Island Club Resort is a real-life fairytale, appearing like a castle from the trees that press against the Atlantic Ocean. Overflowing with history itself, you could spend a whole day riding around on a trolley or horse-drawn carriage exploring interesting sites and information from the past.

The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa
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The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa

Guests get the best of both worlds, water views of the Savannah River and proximal location to the vibrant downtown area. Of course, you are in Savannah, so the beach is nearby. The dazzling outdoor recreation deck extends outward toward the water, while a pristine pool with a wide descending staircase is surrounded by covered lounge chairs and palm trees. If you love to golf, you’re in luck—an extensive professional golf course is among the amenities.

Jekyll Ocean Club, A Jekyll Island Club Resort

Jekyll Ocean Club, A Jekyll Island Club Resort

Actually an extension of Jekyll Island Club Resort, and smaller in appearance than most lodging options, Jekyll Ocean Club has a refined, airy beach look. Particularly from the covered balconies indented into the building, complete with lounge chairs, the views are all that you’d hope the Golden Isles would deliver. Around the pool is a modern, possesses patio with oceanfront dining and a fire pit for nighttime gatherings.

The King and Prince Beach & Golf

The King and Prince Beach & Golf

Sprawling across the beachfront property on Saint Simons Island, The King and Prince is appropriately named, offering accommodations fit for royalty. The historic establishment houses refined villas with a sophisticated appeal, and you’ll find all the expected resort perks like onsite shopping, delicious dining, golfing and spa services.

The Desoto
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The Desoto

Set within Savannah’s Historic District, The Desoto has been hosting significant guests within its stunning accommodations since the 1800s. Everywhere you look has that “wow” factor, including the views, which feature a peek at the traditional cathedrals from the rooftop pool, with floating couches and lounge chairs. Details from the past have stayed in place, from terra-cotta tile to sparkling chandeliers, but all the modern conveniences have been woven in.

The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah, Tapestry Collection by Hilton The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
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The Cotton Sail Hotel Savannah, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Boutique meets rustic in another Savannah joint that makes our top ranking list. You’ll notice a light relaxing feel accented by charming brick walls and wood floors upon entering. Guest reviews repeatedly note the amazing views of the Savannah River, which are completely awesome from the rooftop bar.

The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island
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The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island

Yes, it definitively feels like a lodge, but a lodge that has been polished into an upscale retreat. Only six small cottages are nestled on the small private island, creating a disconnected, peaceful retreat. Thousands of acres of untouched nature are one of the treasured features—it’s a natural haven with quiet beaches and stunning surroundings. This is the best place to come if you really want to escape, without leaving the state.

Greyfield Inn
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Greyfield Inn

A quaint mansion surrounded by southern Georgia Foliage, this huge inn possesses a type of intimacy that’s truly special. Visitors enjoy spotting horses on the property and learning about the significance of the inn’s past. The interior’s appearance still clings tightly to original details, which gives off a lovely ambience—just another beautiful example of the state’s historic structures.

The Cloister The-Cloister
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The Cloister

A part of what is likely the most luxurious resort on the Georgia Coast, The Cloister sits on a separate piece of land right next to St. Simons. Spectacularly adorned with stunning decor, the second you walk into the lobby, all there is to be said is “wow”. Be sure to eat at the highly acclaimed Georgian Room, because those who have, can’t say enough how incredible it is. The Cloister is an experience incomparable to an average hotel, because aside from its beauty, there are numerous memory making opportunities awaiting you.

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