Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 81
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Ballmom08 Ok for location
We were over all happy with our stay. The room was clean, ac worked great. I was not happy with the tv remote. Would NOT change the channel at all.
I would stay there again but would request a better tv
February 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jules500 beds
Beds were hard as a rock and too uncomfortable for a good night sleep.
February 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bad50 average
average stay feel this place need's a full re doing. Too outdated.
February 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by sheba1 Great room, friendly staff
Upon arrival, we determined that the television was not working properly. The front desk agent promptly checked out the tv and remedied the situation with a very minor, quick fix. The ground floor room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast selections were more than adequate. We were amazed by the pancake "machine".
Good location on the Island. Would recommend. Perfect for a weekend getaway outside of the "high season".
January 15, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DrWeav Just what we needed!
I had read quite a few reviews on this hotel that said negative things, so I was a little nervous. Our experience was totally positive: the room was comfortable, quiet, and clean, and the staff was helpful. We are not particularly demanding people, but we do like to have everything in order, so this two-night stay was perfect.
There are areas that I might suggest improving, like leaving the toilet doors in the lobby closed during the day so guests don't just look right into the toilets when they're walking to their rooms. Maybe this was a one-time thing, but I saw it on two different occasions, so might be a habit. But all in all, a perfect choice for our brief stay.
January 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by booklover58 Exceptional Stay!
Ours was the most comfortable hotel stay we've had in a while: from the friendly, accommodating staff to the clean, plush rooms. I would highly recommend this Holiday Inn Express to all future visitors on the Island.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jack6789 Front desk personnel on check-in was great.
As platinum elite members, we were acknowledged by front desk and given water and cookies. The breakfast-in-charge lady was friendly and did her job well.
As a negative, though, we did find a few live ants in our bathroom and a spider coming from the headboard.
December 27, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Cotton01 Staff is courteous and helpful but hotel needs some upgrades.
Overall, we were dissatisfied. We wanted a king bed which was not available and I think because we had 2 queen beds the room was very packed with furniture. The bed we slept in was not comfortable. The toilet had a leaking problem and would empty and fill up off and on during our stay. I did report that as we checked out. In fact, we checked out a day early because of these issues.
We had stayed at this hotel some time back & were very satisfied before. I realize a renovation is planned soon & hopefully, that will make a difference.
The staff was great as far as I could tell. I know some of these issues are minimal overall but you asked ... so I thought I would let you know. Thank you for asking.
October 31, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by roadwarrior46 Dissapointed
Normally i never write these But...
This hotel is setup on a beautiful place and is just a poor quality. looks nice from the outside but inside looks like a poorly done renovation. The bed oh god the bed was the worst i have slept in and a HI hotel, no fridge no microwave a TV that I had to squit to see it was so small, just little inattention to those details that usually my all my holiday Inn experiences good. Now granted i used my points to have a getaway but still as a loyal platinum rewards customer I have come to expect more. The only good thing i can say is the staff that was there ( i don't remember his name unfortunately) was awesome he was pleasant helpful and even went out of his way to make sure we had some cookies to go with our wine.
My two cent recommendation management needs to stay in their own hotel see what is there and make a effort to talk to guests. They could have a bigger gold mine than they do. Just my opinion
October 24, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Tucker88 Horrible, horrible mattress
While our stay was wonderful, our bed was the most uncomfortable bed I have ever slept on in my life. I think I would have had a better nights rest if I had slept on the floor.
I would have rated the room and comfort higher if I had been able to have decent nights sleep.
Please get new mattresses that aren't as hard as a rock!
October 23, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by bmw2 hallway noise
excessive noise at 2 in the morning that continued for 30 to 45 mins. in the hall way plus outside music. the eating area is very small . breakfast was ok and front desk service was good.
October 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nickjasondrew Great all around
This was my second stay at this hotel. I was very happy both visits. The room was clean, bed was comfortable and no one messed with the air temperature of the room, the staff is very friendly, breakfast area clean and nice selection.
September 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Prettygirlsrocks Comfortable room with very friendly front desk staff
My hubby and I stay only one night for the famous Shrimp and Grits festival. A very nice gentlemen name Travis ensured that we had a late check out for the following day. Once we arrived Brian was very knowledgeable about the festivities happening on Jekyll Island. Both Travis and Brian was very helpful with our one day trip. We will definitely return.
September 25, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by MileHighAtlanta Needs some TLC
I agree with most everybody else....I stay at about 40 different IHG locations per year and these beds were the worst I have seen in quite a while. The gate at the pool needed a little work--looks like someone busted it. Overall it is just average....sorta like a pair of shoes--this place needs a few repairs and a coat of polish......It would be great if IHG had a property closer to the beach or Village.....I have another trip down that way in a few weeks so I will give it another try....
September 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by rnsbrice2 Beds
Have stayed several times at this hotel and when we travel we always stay at Holiday Inn. We always feel safe at all locations. We enjoy the staff at this and all locations. Our only concern is the beds. They need to be up graded. Sorry.
September 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ota666 Mr.
I always enjoy a great and wonderful experience at the St. Simonds
Island Holiday Inn Express . I will always come back again and again . Thankyou .
August 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by drlf51 Nice staff but strange layout
Air conditioning did not cool room to an acceptable temperature.
Elevator dropped you to a hallway and luggage cart barely turned the corner to the rooms. Hotel was too small.
August 20, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by mishka665 nice location great price if they would just replace the mattresses
Over all this is a good location. It isn't close the beach and you have to drive everywhere not like that is a problem. Their breakfast is awesome and they are always refreshing the food so if you come down 5 minutes b4 closing you will still have lots of food.
My only complaint is that the mattresses are hard they are not the typical holiday inn express mattress.
August 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peoria123 Poor service
There is nothing appealing about this property. Location and amenities are below average. What makes this place a 1 star is the staff. They seem friendly, but if you actually need there help, there are inconsiderate and could care less. I see no reason to go into the details of my situation and each person may experience different levels of service, though I will add that I had a lack of good customer service from more than once person. Why stay at a below average place anyway? There are so many good places to choose from. I should also add that I am a platinum elite member of the Intercontinental Hotel Group(Holiday Inn Group), so I have stayed at quite a few Holiday Inn Expresses. I will continue to stay at other hotels in this family including Holiday Inn Express, just not the one on St. Simons Island. I'll also comment that my 2 on the breakfast is due to the awkward uncomfortable set-up area for breakfast.
August 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CarolN One Day Stay
Beds were okay. I understand there will be some renovations later this year so I hope they get more comfortable mattresses for the beds.
My husband and I enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was good.
We had no problems at all during outer stay.
July 30, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Traveler28 Untapped potential...currently disappointing
I travel several days a week for work more often than not staying in the IHG family brand which is why I am a Platinum Elite member...so I have seen it all. This property has so much potential for the location that it inhabits on the island but it is a terrible disappointment to stay at in it's current state. The rooms are dated to say the least and worn and just from their current state gives you a feeling that it is unclean..that is our perception when the tiles are cracked in the bathroom, the sinks are stained, the rugs are worn in a specific pattern and the towels are frayed. I should have been more diligent in reading other reviews from travelers or the hotels listing of amenities. I have grown used to having a refrigerator in a guest room and there was none...and the days that we stayed the ice machine that was available for guest use was either broken or there was no available ice when we needed it...people in front of us went to the front desk to ask if there was any ice they could have as they were on their way to the beach and the ice machine was broken...the attitude of the front desk personnel towards them made us decide to opt to stop at the grocery store for ice rather than also bother the staff for ice as well. We did not have breakfast on the property while we were there so we cannot comment on that. As far as priority club recognition, I was thanked for being one...that's it! When I return to the island unless the hotel has a remodel I will not be returning..I will forgo my 'point accumulation' and stay elsewhere. Again, there is a lot of potential as it is located in a great spot...off the beaten path but a nice walk to some local shops and in a quieter area...I just was extremely disappointed.
July 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sylvain Used to be Better
What happened to the wonderful staff and service? This hotel used to be one of my favorite places to stay, but seems to have gone through a change lately. A lot of new staff that doesn't seem to be as friendly as during previous stays....and desperately in need of lessons in customer service!
July 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lynn4714 comfortable and great service from staff
this was a very nice place to stay. we stopped at St. Simons on our way home and always look for a Holiday Inn. the staff was wonderful, kind and helpful we ended up staying for two days instead of one as we had planned. thank you for all your help.
June 26, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gene2000 Great staff, good room, great place to vacation
The Inn is conveniently located, close to the beach, shopping and everything there is to do on the island. We were welcomed by Bryan, the manager on duty at the time. Bryan made us feel as though we were the only guest he had to deal with that evening. We were given guide books, maps and other orientation aids to make traveling about the island easy and fun.
We met friends on the island so our time actually in the room was limited which was probably a good thing. The room was small by the standards we have grown accustomed to but was very nicely furnished and clean. The maid staff made sure that we had everything we needed during our stay, and were very careful not to throw away items we may have gathered as souvenirs, even though some of that was garbage in reality. Overall, the stay was delightful and over far too quickly. I would recommend this property for all travelers, and would definitely recommend joining the Priority Club upon check in if you are not already a member.
June 26, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Shiftenter People are Great...facility is Adequate
The staff is wonderful to work with and are the only reason I have not switched to another hotel when visiting Saint Simons. The facility is dated, i.e. no refridgerator in the rooms and none available on special request. This should be a quick fix for ownership if there is a sincere desire to maintain repeat customers.
May 29, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Chadomatic Old property and worst bed in a while
The beds were hard and my shower drain backed up...I hate standing in water while showering (this was fixed after I called the front desk). Next time I am staying elsewhere.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HubbyandWife Great time in the rain at St. Simons
Although we had lots of rain over the weekend, we had a great time at St. Simons. The Holiday Inn Express was great and the staff at the front desk were tremendous. They made recommendations for things to do and places to eat and offered recommendations to avoid some of the bad weather. We hope to pay a return visit soon!
May 17, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by StayAwayCampers Overpriced Hotel Needs Better Management
On vacation last week I stayed at 6 different hotels and I rate this HI Express #6-all 5 other hotels were better.
Overpriced, poorly constructed noisy hotel also has maintenance issues.
Biggest problem was rude noisy guests hollering and yelling in hallway at night-and I was only 5 doors down the hallway from the Front Desk! Where was the clerk?
Dark spots, stains on bath floor, broken tile front of toilet, bad cables/connection to TV, dirty bath exhaust vent-just a mediocre room.
Sent email to Hotel GM-and she didn't bother to respond.
Front desk clerk not at desk at check out.
This location is not up to HI Express standards that I expect.
May 12, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Guest20999 Breakfast area
Too crowded, people in one another's way. Food hard to get at.
May 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Nobugswanted Who needs screens on the window? Me.
My second floor room had no screen on the window. Called front desk and was told she didn't think their rooms had screens. Requested she check with maintenance. No screen installed, but noticed other rooms had screens. Outside of window where screen had been looked like not cleaned in years. Only get food delivered on Thursday, if not on truck you are out of luck until following week. No ice machine on 2nd floor. Stay only if desperate.
May 5, 2013