My husband and I stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on our second leg of a three city honeymoon tour. We stayed in a Jacuzzi room in the San Souci building. Our room was huge, and very well appointed. We had a king size bed that was comfortable enough...nothing amazing, a fireplace, a porch with two rocking chairs, a desk, two seating areas, a huge bathroom with a jetted tub, and a gorgeous view. I would say, upon reading other people's reviews, that your experience may vary depending upon what building you stay in. San Souci is located a short walk from the main building and it is very peaceful and charming. I would say it is worth it to pay a bit more for a nicer room...it will help determine the enjoyment of your stay. Jekyll Island Club Hotel used to be a hot spot for the rich and famous, and each family built their vacation homes near the main building...so each building is unique.
We only stayed on Jekyll Island for a few days, and we spent almost every minute walking the beaches, biking the trails, and exploring what the island had to offer. The island is quaint with a lot of history. There are bike paths all around the entire island, and you can rent bikes at the hotel to facilitate your desire for exploration. I woke up each morning and ran ,via a bike path from the hotel that goes along a golf course, directly to a great flat beach. Just thinking about how relaxing the island was, makes me want to go back. Don't expect a ton of activities, you make your own experience, but if you love exploring and the outdoors, along with a lot of relaxation, this is the place for you.
Things that you should not miss:
-Sea turtle center...5 minute walk from the hotel
-Rent bikes and explore the island
-Walk the many beaches...including driftwood beach
-Visit the chapel, 5-10 minute walk from hotel...has some gorgeous stained glass and a
lot of history
If you are on the fence about this hotel...stay here!!!! There is a casual bar/restaurant on the pier, a quick jaunt from the hotel, and there are several dining options in different locations around the resort. The staff was always friendly, but not overbearing, which I really liked. I can't wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gracious Jekyll Island Georgia accommodations set the stage for your landmark experience. The resort presents 157 rooms and suites in five historic settings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jekyll Island Hotel
- Jekyll Island Club Hotel Jekyll Island