#tybee island hotels
Pinehurst, North Carolina
We had friends staying in a beach house (12 people) down on Tybee Island so we decided to drive down for a couple of days. We booked this hotel for one night as the beach house was quite full and we prefer our own space and bathroom etc.
Truthfully we are loyal Marriott brand people and looked for that hotel chain as well as a couple of other well known brands. We ended up with this hotel as there are no hotel chains on the island and we were very limited to stay below $200 for the night. Honestly the hotels on this island were not exactly what we would expect for $200 but we understand it was a weekend and close to the ocean.
Very strange setup as check-in is in the middle of the front parking lot in a small building that also holds a very small hotel store of sorts. The line to check in was out the door into the car drop off area so very congested etc. Our room was on the first floor (horrible location as it faced the parking lot so never opened the curtains to the sliders).
There is a public parking lot back on back side of the hotel that you must walk through to get to the ocean/beach access walkway. Again, very strange setup and as alot of the staff and many guests were smoking out front (in the front parking lot area) the smell was very dense anytime you left or entered the hotel. The hallways were dirty and carpets felt moist (yes, we know this is near the ocean) everywhere.
The room was worn, smelled a little musty (but not unlike many on the ocean), some mold in bathroom around tub, lets just say this room was no where near a $200 room, no way! The area this hotel is located in is not family friendly if you have small children with a parking lot in the front and one in the back as well (especially since the back lot is a public lot and many people going in and out constantly).
Thank goodness we only slept there one night and we were out very early next morning, totally not worth it. Next time we will stay in Savannah where at least you can book a decent brand name hotel with standards. Not a good experience!
We stayed here to avoid so much pay to park fees. Hotel is beach front. It’s expensive though and food is not part of the bill. You have to buy your breakfast and other meals elsewhere. The rooms are a good size and the bed linens are white. We had a ground floor room facing the pool/parking lot. There’s so much moisture in the room that the paint is bubbling up on the ceiling. The room feels damp. There’s not much ventilation in the bathroom to draw moisture away either. The vanity is too low for the average person. It strains your back washing your hands, etc. The dimmer switches on the lamp tables were of reach and was better than trying to reach up to cut the lamps off. There was a bad smell in our room by early morning. ( I only remember smelling that scent when we had to camp out in an Augusta hospital years ago. I never forgot the scent.) We sprayed air sanitizer under the air condition vent and that helped from that night on.
For some reason the exit door was blocked on the side entrance. Not good for any emergency exit. The main entrance has some kind of air conditioner or something. It must stay stopped up because the drain water kept flowing over the area where you have to scan your room key to get back in. They only had it corrected for a few minutes one day and then it kept the sidewalk messy again.
There’s a restaurant on the premises. It has changed names since we were in the area before. I’ll give a separate report on it later. Just note the last day we went to eat there, there was an advertisement, on the elevator,that there would be a cross dresser/drag queen show or something on the restaurant premises. I didn’t appreciate knowing that was going on there.– Back to the hotel, the maid service lady that was on duty while we were there was nice to us.
BrettLoehr, General Manager at Hotel Tybee, responded to this review
Thank you for your repeated patronage, staying with us and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We’ve owned the hotel for just over two years and have taken major steps to reduce the impact of humidity in our guestrooms. Rest assured, that we will be addressing it again this coming off-season. The emergency exit panic bar and the drain system for our lobby A/C were replaced in August. Both needed to be reordered and were immediately replaced. I’m glad you were impressed with our housekeeping staff member. We are looking forward to seeing you in 2017 and sharing all our progress with you.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. Until next time. safe travels.
Rough around the edges