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

88%
Enjoyed This
(48 Member Ratings)
"Directly on the beach. Easy access to Savannah. Lighthouse. The staff was excellent. I had two things I needed them to fix and they came within 10 mins and fixed them. Pleasant staff. Breakfast was ok too"
Susan
Jan 11, 2018
Winter Haven, FL, USA

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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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Overview

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.

Amenities

General

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

Services

  • 24-hour front desk

Room amenities

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

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • 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

Accessibility

  • 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.

Policies

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 24 hours

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

88%
Enjoyed This
(48 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
4.2 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Directly on the beach. Easy access to Savannah. Lighthouse. The staff was excellent. I had two things I needed them to fix and they came within 10 mins and fixed them. Pleasant staff. Breakfast was ok too
Susan Jan 11, 2018 Winter Haven, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was awesome
Marie Jan 04, 2018 Saint Johns, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything was good but I couldn't believe there was only Green Tea in the room and for breakfast, please make the effort to get black tea please Green Tea to me is a speciality tea and not one I ever drink. Also microwaved waffles just didn't hit the spot
Jennifer Dec 24, 2017 Ormond Beach, FL, USA
Other Comments
The bill did not match the amount of the TZ voucher
Margaret Dec 19, 2017 Roswell, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It's off season. We stayed there because it was a good deal. Did not interact with staff except to check in and out. It was a pleasant experience but we mainly just showered and slept.
Mike Dec 19, 2017 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very attractive property and location.
Kerry Dec 16, 2017 Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The value! It was very affordable. Our room came with 2 queen beds, fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, and continental breakfast!
Other Comments
It was quiet, clean, comfy beds, safe, convenient to Savannah with a scenic drive through the marsh. Good restaurants on the island.
Wendy Dec 15, 2017 Waynesville, NC, USA
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
everything
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

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