Tybee Island

DeSoto Beach Hotel & Vacation Properties

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Elisabeth Barker
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Why We Love It

  • Beachfront pool overlooking the ocean
  • Arcade game room with pool table, popular with families
  • 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
(37 Member Ratings)
"Close to the BEACH!"
Apr 02, 2018
Washington Court House, OH, 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 during 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. The 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 coffee maker, 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 2 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


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 Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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
(37 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The DeSoto Beach Bed & Breakfast over the past 15 months.
3.5 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.6 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location is great.
Other Comments
Hotel was loud, tv didn’t work, rooms right off of the office were very noisy. Hotel check made no effort to accommodate tv not working and just said she would note it. Location is great but would not recommend staying there.
Clarence Apr 28, 2018 Port St. Lucie, FL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The motel and staff were wonderful! The parking lot was very small and our Jeep was damaged twice by larger vehicles trying to pull into parking spaces.
Melissa Apr 27, 2018 CanaCana, VA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The location is great and most of the staff was pretty friendly. The beach access was a nice perk.
Other Comments
The room and the hotel in general was pretty shabby. The air conditioner didn't really work so the room was warm and humid the entire time. The bathroom was ridiculously small and everything was pretty worn out.
Maureen Apr 27, 2018 Trenton, NJ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Hotel alone was good. Nice room and staff.
Other Comments
tybee Island itself and the layout, beach and overall area. Hotel was the bright spot.
Tom Apr 26, 2018 Murrells Inlet, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Not particularly.
Other Comments
View not what we expected; dredge pipe on beach in front of hotel; more like a motel than a hotel.
Debbie Apr 18, 2018 Leland, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The pool was not heated as advertised. Also, we were not allowed to call to check in and had to drive out from Savannah to do so.
Melody Apr 17, 2018 Jacksonville, FL, USA
Other Comments
Breakfast was sub par. Missing lots normal breakfast items. Needs improvement
Doug Apr 13, 2018 Ridgeway, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Close to the BEACH!
Other Comments
Staff was wonderful and always available!
Lisa Apr 02, 2018 Washington Court House, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Really a motel
richard h. Apr 01, 2018 Taylors, SC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel rooms were very large, and clean. Beds very comfortable. There was a game room downstairs with chairs and tables which we were able to use as a meeting place...and we could hear the ocean.
Other Comments
I was disappointed to see there was no balcony. Our room faced another building and the balcony was really a full walk through for people to get to their room. Yes, you could see the ocean if you stood in the walk through. However the room was nice and the service was great. Thanks to Susie at the front desk for organizing an itinerary for us, we had a great day! The nice staff sold the hotel
Pamela Mar 23, 2018 Aiken, SC, USA

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