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The Lodge at Sea Island in Saint Simons Island, Georgia

As the afternoon sun sinks below the glistening horizon and the gentle waves lap against your toes, with the expansive resort complex looming in the distance, you may wonder how you made it to the Caribbean without your passport. Look again; this playful scene brought to you a little closer to home: welcome to The Lodge at Sea Island, a luxury hotel within Sea Island, an affluent resort island located in the barrier islands just off the Atlantic coast of Southern Georgia. An annual recipient of the prestigious Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond award since 2001, The Lodge and its 40 guestrooms offer classic elegance and contemporary comfort with a hint of Southern hospitality on majestic St. Simons Island. Surrounded by three championship fairways of the Sea Island resort, The Lodge is a golfer's paradise and so much more. Thoughtfully appointed rooms and suites feature large high-definition televisions, spacious marble bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, deluxe toiletries and plush, handcrafted Oriental rugs. Delight in all the luxuries that will make your stay memorable at The Lodge at Sea Island&mash;a Preferred Hotels & Resorts property, part of the Preferred Hotel Group.

The intimacy and isolation of an island paradise provides the privacy so many travelers seek for weddings, romantic getaways, and long overdue family reunions. No matter what your pleasure, find it at The Lodge: foodies will delight in the array of eateries serving international and local favorites, both at The Lodge, and Sea Island's other luxury hotel, The Cloister. Seven exceptional venues range from formal and award-winning to down-home casual and delicious. Those who want to stay active and fit during vacation will enjoy Sea Island's immense sports complex. As one of the only resorts in the US to offer world-class squash and tennis facilities, as well as a program of instruction, everyone can try their hand at something new. Or, take advantage of the Georgian coastline with an array of water and beach activities before heading to Sea Island's state-of-the-art spa at the Cloister Spa & Fitness Center. A paradise within a paradise, The Lodge at Sea Island has everything you never knew you wanted from a luxury vacation.

Location of The Lodge at Sea Island

The Lodge at Sea Island
100 Retreat Ave Saint Simons Island
Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Nearest Airport: BQK

Amenities for The Lodge at Sea Island

  • General Information
  • 40 Rooms and Suites
  • Handicap Accessible Rooms
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • 2 Bars
  • 24-Hour Room Service
  • Coffee Shop
  • Snack Bar
  • 7 Restaurants
  • Ice Cream Bar
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Gift Shop
  • Private Beach
  • WiFi
  • Game Room
  • 24-Hour Butler Service
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pool & Beach Cabanas
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Indoor Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • 3 Pools
  • Pier
  • Gardens
  • Personal Trainers
  • Beach Club
  • Beach Access
  • 3 Golf Courses
  • Theater
  • Beach Amenities
  • Chapel
  • Nutrition Programs
  • 18-Hole Golf Course
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Mini Bar
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Rain Showers
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Classes
  • Educational Programs
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Pilates
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Clay Bird Shooting
  • Bike Tours
  • Golf Lessons
  • Whale Watching
  • Yachting
  • Fitness Classes
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Hunting
  • Archery
  • Bird Watching
  • Squash
  • Volleyball
  • Shuffleboard
  • Wellness Programs
  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Paddleboarding
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Dance Lessons
  • Sporting Clay Shooting
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Nature Hikes
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Kids Club
  • Children's Amenities
  • Playground
  • Children's Menus
  • Teen Spa Treatments
  • Teen Activities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Children's Programs
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Family
  • Golf
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for The Lodge at Sea Island

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

My husband and I stayed at the Lodge for 4 days in December 2017 and had a wonderful time. I just had a baby and we decided to do a golf trip for just the 2 of us. We had some issues with golf club shipments and ended up postponing the trip by a week but the reservation was kind enough to work with us to accommodate our schedule. I am also nursing so i made specific requirements to have a fridge and microwave in our room. Upon arrival, the butler let us check in a very efficient manner and also offered to get our lunch set up in the room so we can make our tee time. The most impressive part of my trip is that the butlers worked hard to accommodate my lactation needs and i was able to freeze my milk every 6 hours in the chef's fridge. The facility and hotel is very conveniently located by the golf courses and we had fun playing all 3 courses. We ventured out for dinner on all 3 nights and were impressed by what sea island had to offer. The lodge also had complimentary BWM 7 series cars for use around the island and we took advantage of the offering and enjoyed the massage feature on the chairs. We took a Pilates class at the fitness center and the instruction was very professional. We definitely plan to bring our family back next time and i would rate the property above the Pinehurst and the Sanctuary in Kiawah Island.

AlmaLee - Manhattan

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

We arrived a bit early for check-in, (11:00 am) but our room was ready in half an hour. The room was beautiful, a very comfortable bed, and was nicely appointed with plenty of chairs and a desk. The LG smart TV was a plus. We also had a small balcony. The heating and air conditioning system was quiet. The bathroom is amazing, the most comfortable tub, and the Amazon shower head had great water pressure! The lodge was beautifully decorated for Christmas. The front desk, and our butler took great care of us! All personnel was very friendly and attentive to our wishes. I met the sommelier, and even got a quick tour of the wine cellar. He helped us select a grand bottle of champagne. The restaurant/ bar was crowded, but when we asked for a quiet place in the dining room next to it, we got a nice table next to the Christmas tree the next day. The food is very good, and the service impeccable. We loved the breakfast buffet, fresh fruit, delicious yogurt, eggs and more. When going to the Georgian room at the Cloisters for Christmas, we asked for a ride in the new BMW 7 series. A chauffeur brought us over. It was such a treat! The golf courses are excellent, and the lady in the ladies locker room, is a gem! Unfortunately, my husband did not get the service I got. That was his only complaint. It was perfection, and I cannot wait to get back!

Appeltje2015 - Round Hill, Virginia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

We have been coming to The Lodge for many years and cherish it for its intimate setting and charm compared to its more family oriented sister property, The Cloister. We were alarmed on this visit to find that an extension is being put on The Lodge to include several 2 bedroom units as well as a swimming pool. Also it appears this new addition will significantly alter the beautiful sunsets that everyone gathers for on the back porch along with listening to the nightly bagpiper. We are very concerned that these alternations will drastically change the atmosphere of what we have enjoyed for so many years, that of a more romantic, adult experience. It seems almost inevitable that 2 bedroom suites will encourage families as will the pool which has already been designated not to be for adults only. A few other dismaying changes have occurred since our last visit which include charging for valet parking ($25/day) and even $20/day for self parking. Ridiculously there is also a $25 fee if you don't cancel an on site restaurant reservation 6 hours in advance. The nightly cookies are no longer brought to order (they are a turn down service now) and if you want milk you have to ask for it. Also the rose petal bath was not offered. Perhaps little niggles but once you have become used to such special nicities you miss them when they are gone. We were also taken aback when toast with our egg order at breakfast was considered an extra charge. Silly perhaps, but since when does a restaurant not offer toast with eggs? We just fear the nickel and diming aspect we encountered may scare some people off. The added resort and service fees have always been there but are also a source of irritation. How nice it would be to have resorts just offer an all inclusive price for the room so you know where you stand from day one! One thing that is NOT lacking here is the ongoing EXCELLENT service. The staff is remarkable. Always friendly, helpful, willing to make any and all things perfect. We hope that is the only thing that will never change! Meanwhile, if you stay here any time before next December while renovations are ongoing be sure to inquire as to how your room assignment may affect your stay otherwise you may be overlooking a big dirt hole and hear trucks outside your window starting at 8AM!

A36traveler - Houston, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

I am so glad the Sea Island company decides to allow us mere mortals who live here access to their fine dining establishments in December. Apparently our money is not good enough for them the rest of the year. Actually, I am not glad because my dinner tonight with friends was just about the worst meal I have ever had. It’s hard to say which is worse; food or service, but suffice it to say they are both dreadful. Save yourself the grief and eat at one of the St Simons restaurants that actually appreciates your business. You will be so happy you did. Avoid this place at all costs.

fooddude59 - Athens, Georgia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 months ago

We were with a golf group, spent 3 nights and found the resort to be short of the mark regarding facilities and service. We noticed this right from the moment we arrived... Although the stated resort check in time is 4:00pm, many couples in our group had to wait to get into their rooms well after 4:00pm. Some had to wait well over an hour which made them late for the planned reception we had at 6:00pm. It was clear they did not have the staff required to clean the rooms and have them ready by the 4:00pm check in time and this is not expected at a 5 star hotel. When we questioned the Rooms Division Manager he said they were doing the best that they can do, but it was very clear they were understaffed. He offered some of the guests who had to wait a complimentary drink, while others who had to wait for their rooms were not offered anything. This was not a good way to start our stay. Then once we checked in we found the guest elevator was out of service and would be out of service during our entire stay. We were able to use the staff elevator, but walking into the kitchen to use the service elevator is not what you expect at a 5 star resort. Once in our room we noticed that several of the white tiles in the bathroom had stains on them, it just looked dirty, not what we expect at a 5 star hotel. During a round of golf on Plantation Course, due to renovations, it was very difficult to find the back nine after playing the front nine. The signage was very poor and several of our participants got lost. As one of our group said, the last 2 times we were there, there was a definite “WOW” factor that was lacking this time. The only WOW was the absurd prices for drinks at the receptions, which is why most of us ended up going to the hotel bar to get drinks. The service we received was not first class. Nothing major, just a lot of small glitches. Even when we stated this while checking out the person at reception tried to place the blame on others. The resort is renovating and it was off-season and we got the impression that they did not care about our group as much as they should have. Many of our group members have stated they would not recommend the resort and have no interest in returning. I feel the same way.

gatgol - Flagler Beach, Florida

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