Tybee Island

DeSoto Beach Hotel & Vacation Properties

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Why We Love It

  • Island's only oceanfront hotel and has a beachfront pool
  • Complimentary breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking
  • Historic Savannah is a 20-minute drive
  • All rooms have balconies or patios, many with ocean views

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
"It is nicely located between the two ares of town that have the restaurants and shopping."
Dec 11, 2017
Columbia, SC, USA


Map & Directions

The hotel is 45 minutes from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Limited complimentary parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Rooms & Rates

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The historic Tybee Island property was built in 1939 by a local businessman as the area’s most lavish hotel. Its construction saved the town by employing citizens who otherwise could not afford to stay after the Great Depression. Offering unheard-of luxuries for its time, such as air conditioning and en suite bathrooms, Tybee Island’s only oceanfront hotel catered to elite clientele from Savannah and all over the South. Postwar years made the property accessible to a larger crowd and it quickly became the social hub of the island.

In December 2015, the hotel’s 37 guest rooms were fully renovated and furnished with king beds, pullout sofas, flat-screen TVs and washer/dryer units. Each room includes a microwave, refrigerator and coffeemaker, as well as either a private balcony or patio; many rooms include direct views of the ocean. Families can spread out comfortably by upgrading to two-bedroom units accommodating as many as eight people. All stays include complimentary Wi-Fi and continental breakfast.

The Army Corps of Engineers recently reinforced the sand on Tybee Island’s beaches, including the 300-foot stretch belonging to this hotel. Guests can rent beach chairs, umbrellas and bicycles from the front desk or relax on the sun deck near the beachfront pool. Rainy afternoons or quiet evenings can be spent in the arcade with video games and a pool table facing the ocean. 

The hotel is less than 20 minutes from historic downtown Savannah. Tybee Island Light Station and Museum is only a mile from the hotel while Tybee Island Marina is two miles away and offers dolphin tours, sunset cruises and deep sea fishing expeditions.



  • Games room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No pets allowed
  • Extra beds (fees apply)


  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking Parking is complimentary for one vehicle per reservation.

  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children up to the age of 13  stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cribs and extra beds are not available.
Extra person charge is $12 plus tax, per person, per night. 
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(38 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Desoto Beach Properties over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.6 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It is nicely located between the two ares of town that have the restaurants and shopping.
Other Comments
Our room was "beach view" however given the U shape of the building, we saw more of the building than the beach. Being in the middle of the U was not what we were expecting, but given the deal we got with Travelzoo we were satisfied.
Olivia Dec 11, 2017 Columbia, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
the staff was so friendly
Annette Nov 21, 2017 Mantachie, MS, USA
Enjoyed Most
Best beach on the island!
Lydia Nov 19, 2017 Villa Rica, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Central location
Joyce Nov 17, 2017 Spartanburg, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly Staff. Great rate with Travelzoo.
Cynthia Nov 13, 2017 Bue Ridge, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Clean good room and proximity to beach
Michael Nov 12, 2017 Rock HillRock Hill, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel staff was excellent. Access to the beach, comfort of bed, nice size freezer in room.
Other Comments
I was disappointed that we did not have a bathtub in the room, and that the single sink was outside the toilet/shower room. The view was nice, but not worth the additional $20.00 upgrade.
Chuck Nov 09, 2017 Beaufort, SC, USA
Other Comments
There were bed bugs in the bed. I was bitten several times during the night on my back, arms, and legs. We stayed two nights and the sheets weren't changed from the first night. A dead bed bug was found in the sheets.
George Nov 09, 2017 Columbia, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very nice
Other Comments
The view was over the parking lot with a small view of the beach between buildings. Breakfast was cereal and frozen sausage biscuits reheated in a microwave. The WiFi would not support searches or allow me onto websites.
Mark Nov 06, 2017 Helena, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
location directly on the beach; friendly staff
Other Comments
Location was excellent; typical beach hotel; small rooms; tiny bathroom with broken toilet seat; poor TV reception and not enough outlets to charge electronics. breakfast selection below average; comfortable beds & nice selection of pillows & towels. small refrigerator & microwave which were convenient. We paid around $65 out of season which is about the price we'd pay for a typical $65 hotel at other locations. Entire staff was very friendly and efficient. Parking could be a problem in high season as there are limited spaces.
Bonnie Nov 04, 2017 Peachtree City, GA, USA

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