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

90%
"Location to beach"
19 Apr, 2019 - Cincinnatti, OH, USA
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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

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

Policies

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.

90%
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(70 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
4.4 Quality of Service
4.1 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Location to beach
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It was great taking surf lessons!
19 Apr, 2019 Cincinnatti, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Being right on the beach
Laurette 18 Apr, 2019 Cumming, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
View and location
Michael 04 Apr, 2019 Dacula, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Ease of getting to beach.
Other Comments
Our room did not have hot water when we arrived. Also, they told us pool was heated but it was not.
Michelle 30 Mar, 2019 Chapel Hill, NC, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location on Tybee Island
Other Comments
Handicap accessibleble room not available. Standard room not suitable, dangerous even.
cathy 23 Mar, 2019 Carmel, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very friendly staff
Other Comments
The only negative comment I’d make is about temperature control in the shower: boiling hot, or freezing cold, with no way to mix the two. Beyond that, this is a marvelous place to be as it’s a terrific location that represents old-style beachfront properties. It’s not the Hilton, but it’s comfortable and clean. And again, we only experienced warmth and friendliness from its employees. We will definitely return!!
Candace 23 Mar, 2019 Seymour, TN, USA
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

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