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The Cloister

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100 1st St, Sea Island, GA
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Over the years, since our first visit to the Cloister in Sea Island, Georgia, in the early 1980s, the four-star family resort has expanded and modernized and improved in many ways. The most significant change, in our view, is in the dining experience. The Cloister has five outstanding restaurants, including the Georgian Room, the only five-star restaurant in Georgia. But... More 

Thank Taylor B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We stayed here last year and loved it. This year we stayed at the less expensive sister property The Inn at Sea Island, but we spent our days at The Cloister. The clay tennis courts here are in excellent shape, several of them have night lighting. There is a wonderful pro shop where we dealt with the lovely Kristina from... More 

Thank Veronica B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Just amazing quality in every room. We stayed in beach suites and the room was expansive and comfortable. It had a balcony and a den/great room with kitchenette. It was just comfortable and gave you the feel of a second home. Room 204 was a great space

Thank Bryan B
Leland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

It has taken several days to explore most of this expansive building, and the rest of the grounds, all of which are beautiful. Having been to many medieval castles in Europe, I saw many things that reminded me of those castles while exploring the Cloisters. Every member of the staff was warm, welcoming, and helpful. I look forward to returning.

Thank LoisNCNY
Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My husband and I just got back from four nights at The Lodge (one of the Cloister properties). I must say it was an awesome hotel. Old southern charm to the max!!! Our room #21 had a view of the front of the hotel. Some other rooms had a view of the ocean and golf course. Our room was huge.... More 

Thank Libby Rentz H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful hotel with Mediterranean style with fine furnishings. I enjoyed the colorful hydrangeas. The rooms were spacious with elegant furniture. The scheme of colors were peach, sea green, soft pink...soothing lush colors. The service were excellent!!..we were greeted with warm smiles, interesting history, and southern charm. Food was excellent in all restaurants and they are all accommodating to... More 

Thank Keanny
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Rarely do you come across such a great restaurant in a quiet remote region. Everything was perfect. 1. The Staff: Everyone was super helpful and enthusiastic about their job. Jason, Nate, Chris, George, Sarah (apologies if I missed anyone's name) all made us feel like that nothing was too much to ask. Even after the hotel messed up our ride... More 

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st. louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This was my first trip to tThe Cloisters The service is incredible and the food and drink top notch. Staff is warm, cordial and truly hospitable! Our room was in the new gardenview section and was spacious , with a small balcony and a spacious bathroom. We played seaside golf course and practically had the course to ourselves. After our... More 

Thank Missourifan
Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I've been staying at Sea Island for over 35 years and after extensive stays at resorts around the world - Sea Island is amongst the best. Impeccable service, incredible accommodations and southern hospitality. Lots of things to do - golf, tennis, spa, top notch fitness center, shooting school, beach club, pools, you name it. Suffice to say - it's one... More 

Thank MBrooks76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Resort was great and the staff was as well. The only let down was the very expensive restaurants that were not that great. Tavola was the best. The remainder were very average and very pricey.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 1st St, Sea Island, GA
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Georgia Coast  >  Golden Isles of Georgia  >  Sea Island

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?