Best Hotels on Tybee Island: Beach Days and Restful Nights

Tybee Island’s accommodations are just as eclectic and interesting as the island itself. If you’re looking for a luxurious, full-service resort, stay in nearby Savannah. Tybee’s inns, hotels and motels are smaller and a little cozier, but they’re full of the quirkiness and charm that make the island a favorite vacation destination for so many travelers.

One of the best routes to go when planning an extended beach vacation is to book a vacation rental instead of a traditional hotel or motel room, and Tybee has several reputable companies and condo units to choose from. Some of the nicest vacation rentals are courtesy of Luxury Living, which offers several condos and townhouses with all the accoutrements. Beachside Colony Resort also has several great choices for travelers who want to spread out, including the Vue and the Tybee Beach Resort Club.

For those who want something a little more secluded and like to be treated to a delicious breakfast every morning, check out the Tybee Island Inn, one of the area’s loveliest bed and breakfasts. The fun and quirky Atlantis Inn has a bed and breakfast feel and is a great choice for those who want to be within easy walking distance of Tybee's best restaurants, bars and shops.

Travelers who are seeking something that feels more like a traditional hotel will be pleased with the DeSoto Beach Hotel and the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, while budget-minded beach-goers have several decent options, including the Dunes Inn & Suites.


Admirals Inn

The Admirals Inn is a good choice for travelers on a budget who want a prime location and a comfortable place to stay. The hotel is located in the heart of Tybee's downtown area, just steps away from the Atlantic Ocean, Tybee Creek, and several shops and restaurants. Amenities include an outdoor pool, free wi-fi, complimentary parking and continental breakfast. Guest rooms have either a king bed or two queens and feature a coffee maker and hair dryer. The non-smoking hotel also has special accessible accommodations for those who may require it.

The only hotel located in Tybee's popular South Beach area, the Sea & Breeze Hotel is just 50 yards from the ocean. The hotel's comfortable and well-decorated rooms feature a king-size bed or one or two queens, TVs, DVD players, refrigerators and microwaves. Though the accommodations are nice, guests find that they spend a lot of time out of their rooms at the beach and nearby restaurants and bars thanks to the hotel's prime location. Guests also enjoy the Sea & Breeze's large, second-level pool. The hotel consistently receives high marks from visitors for its friendly, personable staff.

Hotel Tybee

Tybee Island's only true full-service hotel, Hotel Tybee features more than 200 spacious rooms with a king bed or two queens. The hotel also offers several one-bedroom suites featuring rooms with one king bed or two queens and separate living areas with wet bars. Many of the hotel's rooms have a direct view of the ocean and all feature private balconies. La Dolce Vita Italian Grill, the hotel's eatery, features authentic Italian cuisine and a full bar. Other on-site amenities include two outdoor swimming pools, a poolside bar, a gift shop and food pantry, and a complimentary guest business center.

Dunes Inn & Suites

Dunes Inn & Suites is a 54-room motel located in two buildings--the main building and the Dunes annex. Room choices in the main building include a two-bedroom apartment, standard rooms with one king or two queen beds and poolside mini-suites, while the annex features standard rooms with one queen or two double beds. The motel is approximately 100 yards from the beach and is beautifully landscaped. Amenities include complimentary continental breakfasts and an outdoor pool. Several rooms include kitchenettes. The motel, one of the best values on the island, is clean and well kept and the staff is friendly and helpful. The Dunes Inn & Suites is pet friendly.

Atlantis Inn

This cottage-style inn is an oasis on Tybee Island, featuring 16 rooms and suites with unique themes and fun décor. Room choices include Endless Summer, a romantic-style room with a king-size bed and heart-shaped spa tub, and Pirate's Cove, a suite with actual treasure maps. The renovated 1950s beach style inn is located in the heart of Tybee Island and is just steps away from restaurants, galleries, shops and other attractions. The inn's amenities include complimentary wi-fi, luxurious bedding and fine linens. Some rooms feature spa tubs and microwaves, refrigerators and TV/DVD players. Atlantis Inn is close to the beach, and the staff is friendly and accommodating.

The DeSoto Beach Hotel is a throwback to the Tybee of yore. The original DeSoto Beach Club was the place to stay on Tybee in the mid 20th century. The oceanfront hotel has been restored and upgraded with many modern amenities but still retains the charm of the original hotel. The DeSoto features 37 renovated rooms each featuring a microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, color TV with free cable, free wi-fi and more. The hotel, which has direct beach access, boasts a heated and cooled beachfront pool with sundeck, game room with ocean views and direct beach access. Beach chairs, bicycles and umbrellas are available for rental.

The Vue is part of Beachside Colony, a Tybee Island oceanfront resort comprised of eight buildings around the island that feature one-, two- and three-bedroom luxury condos. The Vue is a series of one- and two-bedroom condos within Beachside Colony featuring one or two baths, living areas, fully equipped kitchens and private balconies. The Beachside Colony's amenities include three swimming pools, an on-site restaurant with award-winning food and guest experiences that includes an opportunity to visit the YMCA fitness club free of charge during your stay. The activity area for children includes a putting green and a miniature climbing wall.

Tybee Beach Resort Club is part of Beachside Colony, a Tybee Island oceanfront resort comprised of eight buildings around the island. The building housing Tybee Beach Resort Club features beautifully appointed one-, two- and three-bedroom units with either one or two baths, living areas, fully equipped kitchens and private balconies. Several units within Tybee Beach Resort Club boast oceanfront view. Amenities include three swimming pools, an on-site restaurant with award-winning food and a guest experience that includes the opportunity to visit the YMCA fitness club for a small daily fee. The activity area for children includes a putting green and a miniature climbing wall.

Luxury Living is a collection of properties on Tybee Island that can be rented for various amounts of time, giving guests the flexibility and space they need to enjoy a beach vacation. One of the most luxurious properties for rent is Ocean View Penthouse, a 3,500-square-foot vacation home with six bedrooms and four baths. The professionally decorated penthouse is just 50 yards from the beach and in the heart of Tybee's village area. Other properties for rent include Ocean View Retreat, a three-bedroom, two-bath condominium 50 yards from the beach, and Ocean Front Oasis, a three-bedroom, three-bath oceanfront townhouse with a pool. Luxury Living also has two townhouse units available in Captain's View, including a more affordable two-bedroom, two-bath unit on the river.

This beloved bed and breakfast is located just one block from the beach on the secluded north end of Tybee Island. The inn, which is part of the Fort Screven Historic District, was originally built in 1902 and once served as a day room of the Fort Screven hospital. The building has been restored over the years but retains many of its original features, including tin front and back porch roofs and heart pine flooring in the living and dining areas. The inn's seven guest rooms feature eclectic themes inspired by the sea and each has its own private bath, cable TV and designer linens, along with a private patio or porch. Guests are treated to a full breakfast every morning at 9 a.m. and an afternoon sweet or snack.


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