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

"This is an older property that is being kept up well. Great location, friendly staff. No towels at pool, towels in room thin and cheap, toilet paper not replaced when low. These small things make a difference in quality of stay."
27 Sep, 2019 - Dawsonville, 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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(78 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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This is an older property that is being kept up well. Great location, friendly staff. No towels at pool, towels in room thin and cheap, toilet paper not replaced when low. These small things make a difference in quality of stay.
Teresa 27 Sep, 2019 Dawsonville, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We had a great time at the hotel. Rooms are retro motel type with outside doors. Rooms are updated and comfortable. Breakfast did not offer many options.
Pamela 25 Sep, 2019 Evansville, IN, USA
Other Comments
Away from the main part of Tybee Island which is nice but also slightly less convenient if you like to walk places.
Alisha 20 May, 2019 Tampa, FL, USA
Other Comments
The beach was great, the room was large and very tastefully &recently refurbished. We loved the balcony.
Ruth Ann 10 May, 2019 Greendale, IN, USA
Enjoyed Most
The beach is steps from away from the hotel! It’s also very nice to both the beach & pool options. The rooms are nice and the beds are comfortable. The hotel is about 1 mike from the Pier which makes for less traffic and noise at the beach.
Shontel 06 May, 2019 Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Other Comments
We were in room 301 and complained with no resolution to the lack of a wifi signal getting to our room. We could get wifi in the hall but not in the room with any level of success. Also, the beach is not as nice in this area as it is South because the sand there has small pieces of sea shells in it which hurt to walk on
john 03 May, 2019 Grove City, OH, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The room we booked was very poor.We decided to upgrade to another room even though we had to forfeit the booking fee. We left the next day because the room was very poor also.
Gary 25 Apr, 2019 Cumming, GA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location to beach
Other Comments
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

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