Tybee Island Inn

24 Van Horne Avenue , Tybee Island, GA 31328 USA (Show map)


Our guests have graciously ratest us 4.5 to 5 stars on tripadvisor for Tybee Island, a short 18-20 minute drive from Historic Savannah. Tybee was named the healthiest beach by Health Magazine, the Top 10 City Beach in the USA by AOL and the best one tank trip by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. And, Tybee was the backdrop for the movie, "The Last Song" starring Miley Cyrus. and recently several episodes of Sponge Bob, Square Pants was shot here. Historic Tybee Island Inn, circa 1902, captures the beach casual essence of Tybee with style. Framed with magnificent live oaks and palms, enjoy the sea breeze from our large front or back porches or relax in our tropical gardens. Spend the day on the quietest beach access on the Island. Or, explore the Island's history and visit Fort Pulaski, home of a major Civil War battle in April 1862; the Tybee Lighthouse, recognized as the oldest and tallest in Georgia and the cannon embankments (gun batteries) and museum of Fort Screven.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.5

needed get away

5 on May 17, 2016

This place is loaded with history, beautifully detailed, very relaxing and convenient to the beach and restaurants. We will return soon.

The most charming place you will ever stay at.

5 on April 18, 2016

My fiancé and I had our eyes on this place for about three years before we finally booked and decided to have our wedding on April 1st 2016 of 20 there. Let me just say that this place is more beautiful in person then the pictures! It was breathtaking how clean the room was we styed in. (Which was the captains quarter's) in case you're curious. I myself am a germ freak and will get grossed out at my feet touching the shower, if its not mine, with that being said the room was so clean I took a bath in the copper soaking tub twice!! It was so clean and so fabulous that I wish I had a copper tub as I learned that it holds in the heat of the water.Talk about relaxing!! Other wonderful details about Tybee Island Inn is the wonderful staff that took care of our needs, Ilona, Lee and Gordon were friendly, kind and took the time to make our wedding nice and enjoyable. For the price it's extremely worth it! We also stayed at the Inn for two days and two nights. We never heard a peep as our room was so quiet, I love that room! And the breakfast that everyone raves about in the reviews is as delicious as they say it is! The grounds are so well kept and clean and we enjoyed the plants and flowers all around. The wedding pictures turned out very nice and was well worth it! The wedding cake and food was perfect and tasted good was hot and fresh. The overall experience was darn near perfect lol! Even the rain held on until our reception was done which we had in the garden area of the Inn along with our actual wedding ceremony. If you want a nice, cozy, relaxing wedding and honey moon with all the little extras I highly, highly recommend this Inn!

Beyond Perfect!!!

5 on April 06, 2016

My fiancé and I booked the entire Inn for the weekend, we stayed with our closest friends and family. We were married at the Inn, everything was beyond perfect. The price was reasonable and they offered a payment plan. The Inn keeper and wedding coordinator handled every little detail, leaving me time to enjoy and relax. They were even prepared when our wedding day turned rainy. Breakfast was served on time and was hot and delicious. They also handled our reception lunch, cake, flowers, decorations, and photography, all beyond perfect. We plan to return as soon as possible!!!! Thank you so much Tybee Island Inn for everything, words cannot express our gratitude!

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3.4 on April 05, 2016

Found this jewel on the internet. The inn was located on the north end of the island which is relatively quiet and peaceful. It was very clean and homey. Lee, the owner was very friendly and informative. We would go back. Beautiful yard with many outdoor areas to sit.

"I beg you not to stay here!"

1.4 on January 12, 2016

Our stay at Tybee Island inn was short but not short enough.The dinning area is in the hall, The Rooms up stairs are dirty and look like they hired Elmer Fudd to do the finish work. Wall paper and paint were peeling off the walls. We talked to the owner through Email about this and how unsatisfied we were and she basically said too bad we have great reviews. Loved the Island just should have stayed elsewhere.We have stayed in hundreds of B&B's but this was about the worst.

Innkeeper Response
Dear future guests, as communicated by e-mail to this guest: If we had known they were unsatisfied with their room, we could have moved them to another. The Lighthouse Room is a favorite, many people love it because of it's privacy and a balcony that looks over and through our famous Live Oaks in the front garden. After a busy year we start our improvements the first of January and go through the whole house. That being said this house is part of the old Fort and was built in 1902, it was not built the same as today and retains it's authenticity. We have two breakfast areas depending on the number of guests staying at the Inn; our main dining area off the living room and a larger breakfast room located at the back of the Inn. We are always trying to improve the quality experienced by our guests. These guests demanded a full refund two weeks after leaving or threatened to write this bad review. If it were not for the 99.9% of great reviews I might take this more seriously. Lee

Great holiday visit

4.2 on January 03, 2016

Our first visit to Tybee Island was exceptional in part due to our stay at the Inn.

Wonderful days at Tybee Island Inn

3.2 on November 02, 2015

We spent a couple of relaxing weekday evenings at Tybee Island Inn. Loved the low-key approach, beautiful garden out front and its proximity to a beautiful beach. A wonderful experience.

A Great Time at an Excellent Bed and Breakfast

5 on October 25, 2015

We have stayed at the Inn for 4 consecutive years now and our stays get better each year. The Inn keeper was extremely friendly and helpful, the breakfasts were delicious, and the facility and location were very nice. We stayed in the pet friendly room and it was very clean with no unfriendly odors. I would definitely plan on staying there again in the future. Mike S. - Knoxville TN

Perfect place to relax & restore

4.4 on August 30, 2015

My husband & I were so very pleased with our stay at the Tybee Island Inn. What a perfect place to celebrate our 10th anniversary! The Dolphin Room was comfortable & inviting. We especially enjoyed our morning coffee out on our private balcony. Under the shade of 200 yr old oaks with a breeze blowing in from the Atlantic, the front yard was the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon. Lee was the ever gracious hostess, always available to offer suggestions for area dining & activities. Additionally, Lee provides her guests with the comforts needed for the perfect beach getaway...towels, hats, chairs. It made traveling so far from home so easy! Hats off too to Chef Ashley for his outstanding, creative & bountiful breakfasts. The perfect way to start the day. We're definitely looking forward to another stay in the future!

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on August 25, 2015

Tybee Island Inn was the best place my fiancé and I have stayed yet! It was absolutely beautiful, so clean, had amazing food and service as well. We have every intention of going back and cannot wait to do so!

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Rooms & Rates

Captains Quarters

Huge suite on ground level with large combination living room/bedroom (King) with 42" HD TV, spiral staircase leads to elaborate bath with marble floor, copper tub and separate shower, sunroom with door to fenced side-yard,

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Savannah Beach

King bed, private bath with jetted jacuzzi tub/shower, located on the main floor next to the doors to the back porch..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


King-size bed, private bath with shower, large flat-screen tv

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Sea Cabin

Suite with bedroom (Queen), center room with table and chairs, and bath with huge tub and walk-in shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


King bed with additional queen bed in window alcove, private deck overlooking award-winning garden.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


King bed in upstairs room, skylight in bathroom, oversize tub/shower combination, private deck..

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


One bedroom with queen-size bed; small spiral staircase to bath with tub-shower combination. The room is pet friendly with pets 30 pounds or less permitted. private patio/yard, fenced

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen



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Location Type

Historic District, Island, Small town, Tropical


Savannah, GA (SAV) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From Savannah: Take the Islands Expressway then US 80 to Tybee Island, go to 2nd red light, proceed 1 short block, then turn left on 2nd Avenue. Go 1 block and enter Fort Screven, immediately see beach access, road does 90 degree curve left, Tybee Island Inn is 2 tenths of a mile on the left, directly across from Oceanside Nursing Care.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Tybee Lighthouse (Oldest & Largest in GA), Beach-4 minute walk, Savannah- 18-20 minutes, Tybee Pier & Pavilion, Fort Pulastic National Monument (Civil War), Oatland Island Wildlife Preserve, River, Zoo

Inn Details

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Bike rental, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Fridge, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Parking, Radio, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Tour Historic Savananah Treolly Tour, Deep Sea Fishing, Kayaking, Dolphin Watch, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking Outdoors Only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited We welcome children over 7.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required The Flamingo is our new pet-friendly room.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holidays/some Weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay, 50% for stays of 4 or more nights or holidays/special events
  • Cancellations: PLEASE NOTE: Cancellations or changes in reservations must be received 7 days (or 14 days for holidays/special events) in advance of arrival date or guest is responsible for entire reservation. Deposit refunded less a $25 processing fee if cancellation is more than 7 days (14 days for holidays/special events) in advance of arrival date.



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  • Time Served: 9:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Front or Back Porch, Private In-Room Deck, Dining Room