by Hilarey Wojtowicz
Opening Jan. 8, 2015, the Westin Jekyll Island is an oceanfront retreat for guests looking for direct beach access and breathtaking ocean views. The property will offer 187 guestrooms and 13 suites, with king and double beds, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and mini-fridges. Cribs are available upon request. Pets will be allowed in certain accommodations for a fee, too, so you won’t have to leave your furry friend behind on your next family vacation. Enjoy the beach, water sports and the surrounding activities, like golf, tennis, horseback riding and more on Jekyll Island. The Jekyll Island Beach Village is located directly next door to the Westin, too. Onsite dining options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including The Reserve, Salty’s Oceanside and the Westin Cafe. Harry’s at The Reserve is a rooftop bar and lounge for adults looking for alone time. Room service is also available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Parking is available for $18 per night. Check-in is at 4 p.m. and check-out is at noon.
Our Editor Loves
- Direct beach access
- Onsite dining options
- Horse Back Riding
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I have stayed here a couple times, and it does not disappoint at all. It is a great hotel, really clean and comfortable. Friendly staff greets you at the desk, and all the hotel staff I encountered were friendly and helpful. Connected to the beach by a nice boardwalk and convenient outdoor shower upon exiting the beach. Small shopping area right next door for all your needs while at the beach.
We truly loved our recent stay at The Westin Jekyll Island. We loved our upgraded room with stellar view. The beach area was clean and close...renting a beach chair and umbrella was worth it every day! The pool was close enough to the beach that we could take a dip when the tide was low. Great location on the island. We took advantage of being shuttle around to various locations. The staff was kind but could use some customer service and communication skills training. We asked for bedding and waited 40 minutes.
We absolutely loved seeing all the dogs on property and saw no sightings of waste...ever! We stayed for 6 nights and will surely be back again.