St. Simons Inn
St. Simons, the largest of Georgia's four Golden Isles, is distinguished from its neighbors by the more-than-century-old lighthouse that stands on the island's southern end. For a good view of this iconic and still-functioning landmark, stay at St. Simons Inn, one block from the water where the Atlantic meets St. Simons Sound. Each of the 34 rooms in this condo hotel is uniquely decorated according to the tastes of the unit owner.
Insider Tip: Catch a trolley tour from the nearby Pier Village to explore the island's plantation ruins.