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The Sea Gate Inn 4.0

Saint Simons Island, Georgia, United States

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Pros

  • Modern condo-style units with kitchenettes and washer/dryers, up to four bedrooms
  • All units have balconies or terraces, some with beach views
  • Located across the street from a public beach 
  • Less than a 10-minute drive to shops and restaurants at Redfern Village 
  • Living rooms feature 42-inch flat-screen TVs and sofa beds
  • Daily housekeeping and Wi-Fi included
  • Outdoor pool and sun beds 
  • Access to features at nearby sister resort 
  • On-site parking garage

Cons

  • No dining on-site 
  • Not many features other than pool (no fitness center) 
  • Some complaints of noise from other units and outdoor hallways
  • Occasional complaints of cigarette smoking on-site

Bottom Line

Sea Gate Inn is an upscale, modern condo-style property across the street from a public beach. The quiet and convenient location is a 10-minute drive from Redfern Village with shops and restaurants. Best for families and couples on vacation, or long-stay travelers, the property offers 24  units and most have kitchenettes, living and dining areas, laundry facilities, and jetted tubs. Daily housekeeping and Wi-Fi are included. There are no dining options on-site and few features other than an outdoor pool and parking garage. But guests also have access to two fitness centers, a larger pool, and a restaurant at the Sea Palms Resort about 15 minutes' drive away.  Couples might prefer the Ocean Lodge for suites with kitchens, as well as free breakfast and a rooftop restaurant -- but no children under 14 are allowed and rates are significantly higher. 

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Scene

Well-kept and casually elegant condo-style property for families

The Sea Gate Inn occupies a sandy-colored stone building with white trim and arched windows. Well kept and casually elegant, the property features exterior hallways with gray railings and white columns. Quaint pebble-stone pathways lead around the tropically landscaped grounds to an outdoor pool lined by trees, shrubbery, and a white stone deck. Beige hallways leading to rooms are lit by iron lanterns and there are views to the beach across the street from some public areas. Since this is a condo-style property it doesn't feature common areas other than the pool, but there is a small reception room with a couple of chairs and some racks of tourist brochures. Guests are mostly vacationing families or couples who want to cook for themselves. There aren't business amenities here, but business travelers on longer stays may find this property to be a good option. 

Location

Across the street from the beach in a residential area of Saint Simon Island 

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The Sea Gate Inn is located on Saint Simon Island in a residential area with homes, condos, and a few other similar condo-style hotels. The property is separated from a public beach by a two-lane road that doesn't get much traffic. An empty lot across the street allows for views of the water from many of the property's units. This location is convenient for most types of travelers, especially families or long-stay older couples who want to be walking distance from the beach, as well as St. Simons Island Lighthouse (14-minute walk or three-minute drive). St. Simons Pier, along with a small commercial area with several restaurants and coffee shops, is a 20-minute walk or five-minute drive away. Redfern Village, one of the island's main shopping and restaurant areas, is less than a 10-minute drive away. McKinnon St. Simons Island Airport is a five-minute drive from the property. Brunswick Golden Isles Airport-BQK is about a 30- to 40-minute drive. 

Rooms

 Classic condo-style units with kitchens and laundry facilities; Deluxe Rooms with a mini-fridge

Condo-style and Deluxe Rooms are nicely decorated in a classic style in shades of beige and cream. There are tiled floors, cream-painted walls, and dark-wood furnishings. All condos have modern kitchens with two-burner stovetops, full-size refrigerators, microwaves, coffeemakers, toasters, and dishes and cookware. There are small dining areas, laundry facilities, and living rooms with sofa beds and 42-inch flat-screen TVs. Deluxe Rooms are smaller and come with a mini-fridge and sitting area or screened porch. Units are air-conditioned and extend to balconies or terraces. Separate bedrooms feature one king-size bed or two queen-size beds, and the largest units have four bedrooms. Beige modern bathrooms have jetted soaking tubs and separate stone walk-in showers with glass doors. Exterior granite vanities hold toiletries. Wi-Fi is free. Noise from other units and exterior hallways can be an issue and non-smoking rules are not always enforced. Some units' beach views are partly obstructed. Housekeeping is provided daily for nightly and weekly stays. 

Features

Outdoor pool, underground parking, and access to Sea Palms Resort amenities 

The Sea Gate Inn features mostly self-contained condo-style units, so there are no dining options on-site. There is a nice, outdoor pool surrounded by sun beds and some umbrella tables. The public beach's soft sand is just across the road. Guests can park for free in the underground parking garage. Daily housekeeping, concierge service, and security are included along with free Wi-Fi. Guests also have access to features including a large pool with tiki bar, two fitness centers, and a restaurant/lounge at the Sea Palms Resort about 15 to 20 minutes' drive away.

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Address

1015 Beachview Dr, Golden Isles of Georgia 31522-5007, United States

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