Winner of the “Best of Best Hotel” award by Coastal Empire in 2019, this historic hotel features two outdoor pools and a poolside bar
Hotel at a Glance: Hotel Tybee
Winner of the “Best of Best Hotel” award by Coastal Empire in 2019, Hotel Tybee encompasses the airy breezes and tranquil island life of Tybee Island. This historic oceanfront hotel is near downtown and Savannah, and features two outdoor pools—one of which has a lively tiki bar offering fruity cocktails, beer, snacks, and entertainment—along with scenic oceanside views and modern guest rooms.
- Soak up the sun at one of the two outdoor swimming pools, or amp up the adventure and take to the waters to surf, sail, and more.
- Comfortable, airy guest rooms include a microwave, small refrigerator, and coffee maker.
- The Oasis Tiki Bar: The poolside bar serves an array of fruity drinks and refreshing snacks that highlight island flavors.
- Explore the area: Guests can learn about the island’s history and culture at Tybee Island Marine Science Center, less than a mile from the hotel.
Tybee Island, Georgia: Quaint Island Retreat Minutes from Downtown Savannah
Tybee Island can be reached via a 30-minute drive east from Savannah. The small barrier islet is home to a 3-mile stretch of beach dotted by sand dunes covered in sea oats. Visitors and residents flock to the shore year-round for kayak trips and dolphin tours and to fish off the piers. Along the dockside, there’s a string of outdoor restaurants that serve up beer-battered fish, steamed oysters, and shrimp right off the boat.
You can learn about the town’s rich maritime history at a number of nearby forts, cottages, and landmarks, such as Tybee Island lighthouse, which offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Just a 30-minute shuttle ride away is downtown Savannah, where you’ll find cobblestone streets and energetic nightlife.