Tybee Island

DeSoto Beach Hotel & Vacation Properties

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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

"Convenience to the beach"
14 Mar, 2019 - Acworth, GA, 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


  • 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

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.

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(65 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Desoto Beach Properties over the past 15 months.
3.7 Ambiance
4.4 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Convenience to the beach
Elizabeth 14 Mar, 2019 Acworth, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Beach access very easy
Other Comments
The room was not quite as described. The only waterview for us was to go out of our room and look from the walkway. I had assumed we would have a balcony on the side to see. We got your deal and still think it was a fair price, just think you should describe it as no balcony
Joyce 13 Mar, 2019 Wilmington, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The DeSoto is quirky and fun with a great central location, nice beach views, a friendly and helpful staff. It is a laid back, retro hotel that we enjoyed a great deal.
Other Comments
We already are looking forward to a return to the Desoto and to Tybee Island.
John 12 Mar, 2019 Wilkesboro, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Balcony and a large shower
Duane 07 Mar, 2019 Merry Hill, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful and the front desk was staffed 24 hours a day.
Other Comments
Being on the 3rd floor farthest from their router the internet connection was almost nonexistent. I had to go to the 1st floor and dining area to view my emails.
Donna 04 Mar, 2019 CollegedaleOoltewah, TN, USA
Other Comments
The carpet in room was dirty. The room was bery noisy not from people but from some mind of equipment they were using. The noise woke us all during the night. I will not return to this hotel. There was always dirty laundry in bags sitting on walkway.
Beverly 26 Feb, 2019 Jacksons' Gap, AL, USA
Enjoyed Most
Staff was friendly and personable. The breakfast was your standard continental but very fresh with lots of options.
Other Comments
Room was very clean.
Paul 23 Feb, 2019 Brookhaven, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was very friendly and tried to be helpful.
Other Comments
We requested adjoining rooms with an ocean view. One room had a fair ocean view but the other had a solid wall about 4 ft high so the only way to see the ocean was to stand up. Our rooms had bugs and one of the doors continued to have problems working with their key, so much so that they had to disassemble the lock to get my friend back in her room. They couldn't find other rooms to put us in that would be together, with the options we paid for, so they offered us their "luxury" 2- bedroom bungalows. We took those since it was 9:30 PM by this time. They said it had a pool but it was covered, and the unit, while nice was far from luxurious, only having one bath room and no mirrors in the bedrooms to facilitate putting on make-up, etc. while someone else was occupying the bath.
Alta 22 Feb, 2019 Demorest, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bed was comfortable
Other Comments
We had a problem with the toilet. Attempt to fix it failed so we were moved to another room, however it was a lower grade room. Refund was made. However the elavator has bet out of order for several weeks. I feel we should have offered a room in a building with a working elevator.
20 Feb, 2019 Leland, NC, USA
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

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