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The Cloister at Sea Island

100 Cloister Dr | Sea Island, GA 31561  [SEE MAP]Sea Island, GA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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This hotel has a stunning location between the ocean and the Blackbank River
There is a nightly resort fee tacked onto your room rate
In addition to the excellent food and the PGA golf courses, The Cloister at Sea Island boasts one of the best views on all of Sea Island, Georgia. In other words, you'll want to request one of the rooms facing the Blackbank River. Previous guests can't help but gush over the rooms, which have eye-catching classic decor, Nespresso coffee makers, bathrooms with rain head showers and patios or balconies. In addition to the rooms, travelers were impressed with all the things available to do on-site, including fitness classes, spa treatments and plenty of beach activites, among many other options. There's also a laundry list of kid-friendly amenities here, including scheduled activities for both children and teens. But by far one of the biggest standout qualities of this hotel is the service, where many guests say the staff is unmatched. The resort sits on the island's southern tip, sharing real estate with its smaller sister hotel, The Lodge at Sea Island.
Sea Island, GA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 200 rooms
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  • 5.0Hotel Class


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The Cloister at Sea Island is a historic, five-star luxury resort built to evoke a cross between a Mediterranean estate and an English manor.



The Cloister is different from other hotels because of its secluded coastal Georgia location, elegant Spanish-revival architecture and top-notch amenities. Noted architect Addison Mizner — who was responsible for building up Palm Beach — created the original Five-Star hotel.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1225 have reviewed the The Cloister at Sea Island, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1225 reviews 4.5 (based on 1225 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The rooms at The Cloister at Sea Island are spacious and classic with historical decor and furnishings. Many of the rooms have a small furnished balcony where guests can enjoy a view of the marshland or nearby golf course. Bathrooms have large marble vanities, deep-soaking tubs and glass-enclosed showers. Modern amenities include flat-screen TVs and coffee makers.
  • Daily $40 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, parking, morning and afternoon beverages in the hotel and more
Nightly resort fee$40

Standard room size400 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

A part of Georgia's Sea Island, The Cloister at Sea Island sits on an island between Georgia's Blackbank River and the Atlantic Ocean. Offering 5 miles of private beach, The Cloister is set away from town, allowing guests to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. There are a few restaurants and shops near the resort, and the closest major town is Brunswick, which is 10 miles west.
  • Jacksonville International Airport is 70 miles south
  • Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport is 84 miles north
  • Transfers available to and from nearby airports for an additional fee
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The Cloister has three dining options, including the award-winning Georgian Room, where guests can enjoy a multicourse fine dining experience. The Georgian Room serves seasonal cuisine with locally sourced ingredients while Tavola, which overlooks the Blackbank River, serves up traditional Italian dishes. River Bar & Lounge is a brasserie-inspired eatery serving cocktails plus lunch and dinner.
  • Additional dining available at other Sea Island properties

Number of restaurants3

Cuisine TypesItalian, American

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The waterfront Beach Club boasts three pools: an adults-only heated pool, a beachside pool with a waterslide and a family wading pool with a splash pad. There are beach chairs around the pool area, but guests may choose to upgrade to a private air-conditioned poolside cabana.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The spa offers a wide range of treatments, including massages, body treatments and facial care. Special treatments for men and kids are also available. Salon services include hair, grooming and nail treatments.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      The Cloister is a family-friendly hotel with plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained. If parents are looking for some adult time, kids can sign up for Camp Cloister, a daylong program that is available year-round. Camp Cloister separates kids 3 to 14 by age group and has a wide variety of planned indoor and outdoor activities available, including beach excursions and arts and crafts. Teens also get their own room in the Beach Club and can participate in a variety of sporting and recreational activities from paintball to fishing.
      • Price of kids club varies by age
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The Cloister's gym has cardio machines, many of which have personal TVs connected to them, along with strength-training equipment and free weights. The Cloister also offers a number of fitness classes, including yoga, Pilates, barre and zumba, to name a few. Along with a standard fitness center, the Cloister has a variety of sports courts, including squash, tennis and basketball as well as recreational activities like paddleboarding and kayaking.
      • Personal trainers available
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      Sea Island has thousands of square feet of meeting space, including the Cloister Ballroom, which can hold 500 guests for an event. There are also a variety of meeting rooms, including a summit room, an homage to the fact that the G8 Summit was held at the property many years ago.

        Number of meeting rooms20

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available


        Guests of The Cloister at Sea Island don’t have to travel without their four-legged family members. Dogs up to 35 pounds are welcome at the resort for a nonrefundable $175 fee.
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking
          • Pet-sitting


          Guests of the Cloister at Sea Island have access to three on-site, 18-hole golf courses: the Retreat Course, the Plantation Course and the Seaside Course.
          • Golf instruction available
          • Golf carts
          • Golf packages
          • Club rentals
          • Club house
          • Refreshment stand or restaurant
          • Caddie service
          • Pro shop


          The Cloister at Sea Island offers a unique locale where couples can celebrate. Outdoor venues include the resort's private beach or the landscaped grounds. Indoor venues are available for those looking to have a grand ballroom reception. Couples can also choose to get married in the hotel's on-site chapel, which can hold 100 guests for the ceremony.

            Maximum wedding guest capacity350

            • Hotel hosts weddings
            • Outdoor space for weddings
            • Wedding planners available

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