Darien Waterfront Inn

201 Broad St , Darien, GA 31305 USA (Show map)


Whether you are headed north or south on interstate 95, the Darien Waterfront Inn is a great stop. We are minutes off I-95 and conveniently located on Darien's historic waterfront. Enjoy a relaxing view of the Darien River from our spacious porch. We are steps from Skipper's Fish Camp within walking distance of other restaurants, shops and historic sites. Relax and unwind on our river view porch. Bird watching, kayaking and boat tours on the Darien and Altamaha rivers are a must.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Our favorite stop on each trip to FL

5 on June 15, 2017

We love the ambience of the inn, the warm welcome of the innkeepers, the close proximity to good food, wine, shopping. We stop here every trip to FL, since it is about half way. Discovered the Darien Waterfront Inn several years ago and look forward to each visit. Highly recommend it!

Quaint and Unexpected

4.6 on June 11, 2017

We really enjoyed our stay - the rooms were clean and neat with comfortable beds. We enjoyed chatting with other guests with a glass of wine on the porch. The Innkeepers were great and served a yummy breakfast. Darien is a cute little town - off the beaten path type of place that we really enjoyed exploring.

Much Needed Get-Away!!

5 on June 10, 2017

After putting in 12 hour days, 7 days a week for almost a year, I needed something without the hustle and bustle of daily life and this was it!! Very quite and serene, but still close enough to "modern civilization". The property was exceptionally clean and well appointed. Joann and David were very friendly and the consummate hosts. And the breakfasts were FABULOUS!! The spinach and feta quiche was the best I've had anywhere! Good Job!

A Lowcountry Jewel

5 on May 31, 2017

We have stayed with Jo Ann multiple times going back to her opening. The Darien area is a jewel of the low country with a people and a heritage that puts you back in a simpler time. The Inn's deck is huge and overlooks a river. The deck is shadowed by two large sails that make it the perfect place to enjoy a nap, a good book, good conversation, or a cool drink. Each room is differently decorated but all are wonderful and immaculately clean. The Continental breakfast is second only to the great time you'll have talking with Jo Ann and the other guests. Nearby restaurants and the wine bar are great as well. The Darien Waterfront Inn is a bed and breakfast where you will feel at home but pampered, welcome at anytime, but never pressured to fit a schedule. We'll see you there.

My Darien visit

4.6 on February 16, 2015

Joanne is a wonderful host. We met such sweet people at breakfast every morning. We enjoyed our stay. We would definitely stay at Waterfront again.

cool place

4.8 on March 14, 2013

We stayed with Joann twice withib a month and we loved the Inn and the innkeeper. Spacious rooms, quiet, clean, modern,and located , literally, within a stones throw of a watering hole and seafood restaurant. Lovely deck, but too cold to use in February. Among the best, and we have stayed at more than 50 B&Bs over the years.

What's not to love

5 on March 07, 2013

This was pure magic. Well appointed rooms opened to a balcony that overlooked the water and Darien's magic. The rooms are clean and upscale and you have a bed and breakfast feel with the added plus of your own beautiful space. The owner Joann makes you feel welcomed and as familiar as you care to be. Amazing pancakes may await you in the morning with the best coffee around!!!! After a great meal at Skippers we walked 'home" and slept in the best bed offered outside of our own. We did not want to leave. This is a great stop off point on the way to Florida from the north and not out of your way. Do it !!!!!!! I have traveled the world, live in Cape May, NJ and this is one of those spots you do not want to miss. Tell Joann Susan says Hello!

Relaxation Getaway Plus!

5 on January 09, 2013

We drove up from Tampa Bay, specifically for a 2 night relaxation getaway - about a 5 1/2 hr. drive, but well worth the trip. The room was lovely and plenty spacious, bed was extremely comfy, back porch inviting (including a fun happy hour with neighbors from adjoining rooms on New Year's Eve). Loved the location for walking across the parking lot to Skipper's for oysters and football during the day, and the wine shop/wine bar & other restaurants in the evenings. We explored the river in kayaks for a couple of hours during the morning (peaceful once we passed I-95) and witnessed nature in abundance, including a bald eagle sighting! JoAnn's breakfasts were delicious, and she was a pleasant and gracious hostess. Definitely worth the trip for a couple of days of peace & quiet, even great for an overnight stay while traveling up & down I-95. Not your usual high rise hotel - lots of ambiance and character.

Great Getaway

4.8 on November 20, 2012

We spent two relaxing nights at the Darien Waterfront Inn. Although Darien itself is not the quaint, historic town we had anticipated, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Darien does offer the colonial King George Fort for exploration, and delicious local shrimp for feasting. Kayaking through the marshes is available as are other boating excursions to local areas. Savannah is just an hour away and we spent a day wandering there. JoAnn, owner of the inn, couldn't have been more accommodating or welcoming. Her breakfasts were delicious and served in a casual, family atmosphere. Our room was cute, clean, and featured a microwave and mini-fridge. The bed had lovely linens and was very comfortable. The porch overlooking the river and marshes was perfect for reading with a glass of wine. No hustle, bustle, or distracting stimulation. When I left my jacket and favorite pillow behind, JoAnn mailed them back to me. She went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasure. If you are looking for a relaxing, casual, and unpretentious place to unwind, the Darien Waterfront Inn is a great option.

Boating Adventure SCORE

4.8 on September 15, 2012

Last October (2011), 6 of us boarded our deck boat in Beaufort SC and headed for Florida. We knew we were going to need to stay in hotels and inns along the way, but we had no set agenda, no advance reservations, because we had no idea how far we would make it from one day the the next. We stumbled across Darien Waterfront Inn and what a find! Joanne was so accomodating! Rooms were beautiful. Beds were comfy! The town was a quaint find as well. We made it a point to stop again on our way back home. I'm writing this review almost a year later because I'm researching another adventure. Last year we only made it to Fernandina Beach, and this time I want to get to southern FL. SO... this time we're going to trailer our boat to Darien and start and end our trip from there. I can't even imagine a better place to spend our first and last night!

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Rooms & Rates

Ocean's Treasure

This nautically themed room offers gifts from the sea with a king size bed in a blue and white sand dollar pattern. Enjoy a large room, private bath, cable TV, refrigerator, microwave. The room opens to our back deck overlooking tabby ruins and the Darien River.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Altamaha Retreat

Bright charming décor with colorful quilts on two queen size beds. Private bath and cable TV. This room opens to our large deck where you will enjoy a refreshing river breeze.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Island Palms

Relaxing is a breeze in this coastal palm decorated room. This room offers a full size bed, large private bath, refrigerator and cable TV. This room opens to our deck where you will enjoy a refreshing river breeze and view of the Darien River.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Sapelo Lighthouse

Sapelo Island is a must see while visiting Darien and the Georgia coast. History abounds with the R.J. Reynolds mansion, Sapelo Lighthouse and one of the last Gulla-Geechee communities. The Sapelo Room boasts a king size bed and private bath. This room opens onto our spacious porch with a view of the Darien Waterfront.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Southern Charm II

Southern Charm II can be combined with Southern Charm as a 2-bedroom/2-bath suite. It has a king size bed and is perfect for families or couples traveling together. This room also opens to relaxing views and breezes of the Darien Waterfront.

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

Nightly Rate: $180 - $200

Southern Charm

King size bed dressed in a magnolia blossom quilt surrounded by art work depicting beautiful southern cities and accents. What could be more charming? Maybe the soft breeze off the river at your door opening to our deck. TV, refrigerator and microwave complete the comforts.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

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Location Type

Small historic town, River side, Coastal, Downtown


Jacksonville, FL (JAX) 78 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Antique Shopping, Wine Bar, River walk, Fresh Seafood, Crabbing, River Cruise, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On outside deck only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required 15.00 pet fee
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A credit card is required to hold your reservation.
  • Cancellations: The Darien Waterfront Inn is a small property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 7 (seven) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 7 (seven) days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a full or partial refund will be made. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and special requests.
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JoAnn Viera

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About the innkeepers

JoAnn loves to kayak, golf and spend time at the local beaches. She also does custom framing and works with stained glass.

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  • Time Served: 7AM-9AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

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