Tybee Island

DeSoto Beach Hotel & Vacation Properties

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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
"Super staff, gorgeous spot. Stargazing on the beach has been enhanced by low lighting for turtle survival."
08. Feb 2019 - Watkins Glen, NY, USA
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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


  • 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 the hotel


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 13 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bed not available for older children and adults.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$12 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Only service animals 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.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm AET

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(54 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Desoto Beach Properties over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Super staff, gorgeous spot. Stargazing on the beach has been enhanced by low lighting for turtle survival.
Robert 08. Feb 2019 Watkins Glen, NY, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hearing the sound of waves crashing at night.
Julie 20. Jan 2019 Rockledge, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
room was clean. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Other Comments
The bathroom set up was a little weird but ok. parking was limited
Diane 28. Dec 2018 Watkinsville, GA, USA
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ronald 10. Dec 2018 Columbia, TN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very clean and easy to access.
Georgeanne 03. Dec 2018 Oviedo, FL, USA
Other Comments
Too expensive for what you get. It’s a very old hotel that’s not in great condition.
DON 03. Dec 2018 Lawndale, NC, USA
Other Comments
walls are thin
Monena 24. Nov 2018 Huntsville, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Comfortable and lovely beach visit
Susan 24. Nov 2018 Atlanta, GA, USA
Other Comments
We found a bed bug in the sheets and unfortunately the Front Desk was not very helpful., no water pressure in the shower.
Linda 19. Nov 2018 Roanoke, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Friendly helpful staff. Cleanliness is soooooo important to me and it was priisteen.The breakfast area kept stocked and shiny the entire. time.
Other Comments
Went there due to Travelzoo deal . It was a real bargain
Diane 07. Nov 2018 Savannah, GA, USA

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