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

84%
Enjoyed This
(19 Member Ratings)
"Proximity to the beach"
Deanna
Sep 05, 2017
Lawrenceville, GA, 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.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

84%
Enjoyed This
(19 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Desoto Beach Properties over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.9 Rooms
3.9 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nothing at all. Our room was located just across from the small lobby and eating area. Very noisy
Other Comments
Our room balcony faced a trash dumpster area. I asked for another room and they said they did not have another room. I requested them to reimburse me for the first night and we would go to another hotel. They denied my request. We spent the night and left early the next morning to another hotel. I contacted TravelZoo and you people could not get them to reimburse use.
Gary Oct 02, 2017 Bolingbroke, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
carpeting. 7) Mattresses too soft. 8) Surly housekeeping staff Maint supervisor said he would speak to manager for some type of re-imbursement. This did not happen as well as the manager not apologizing for the massive inconvenience we experienced. We are not happy. There is nothing we liked about this hotel and we will not return.
Other Comments
1) Stopped up sink. Slow going down 1st day, then totally stopped up. Husband had to go to another room to shave. 2) Refrig/microwave stopped working. Call for maint. again and they had to completely reset the power in our room. 3) No instructions on how to turn on TV. Maint finally showed us. 4) Return to room and AC is set for 70, but now shows 75. Call maint. He says we need more freon. Adds freon. Next day, the same thing happens. Room is warm and humid. Maint. calls supervisor and he informs them the AC is set up to shut down when no one is in the room. He went ahead and disconnected that feature so it would not happen again. 5) Come back from shopping, loaded with packages and our keys do not work. Call front desk AGAIN and maint. has to be called. They collect our keys and have them re-programmed. No one knows why this happened. 6) In the advertising on internet, it is stated that the rooms have been completely renovated. Not true. Very tired looking, threadbare
Eileen Sep 09, 2017 Marietta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The night-time front desk staff was great on the night of our check-in. They were friendly and welcoming. Housekeeping, the facilities staff and the guys on the beach were also friendly and helpful. The hotel was in a good location. Very convenient to get to the beach, restaurants, and sights.
Other Comments
The faucet in the room dripped and the sink made a gurgling sound all night during our first night's stay. I went to the front desk and reported the problem the next morning. When we returned to the room that evening, the drip was fixed but during the night the sink still continued to make gurgling sounds. Also, I noticed mold on the wall and ceiling above the shower (there is no ventilation in the shower). When we checked out, I asked to speak to the manager. The manager stated I should have reported the problem, she didn't seem to care or offer any real apology. She told me it wasn't unusual for mold to be in that climate. I told her I did report the problem of the sink and I didn't notice the mold until later. I came to the island for peace and quiet; to relax. I wasn't able to do that. I asked if the room would be discounted because of my inconvenience and she offered me a whopping $25 off my total charge. I wasn't happy with the amount but accepted it.
Tracy Aug 27, 2017 Atlanta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beach
Other Comments
Could use a little updating
Sheila Aug 28, 2017 Sheffield Village, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was really nice and the staff was great!
Allen Aug 30, 2017 Griffin, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to the beach
Other Comments
Pool wasn't working for some of our stay
Deanna Sep 05, 2017 Lawrenceville, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach proximity
Mona Aug 16, 2017 Bluffton, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
location friendly service
Richard Aug 20, 2017 Marietta, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location! Right on the beach.
Other Comments
The hotel was very clean.
kelli May 21, 2017 North East, MD, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was right on the beach
Ruth Aug 23, 2017 Hickory, NC, USA

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