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Gold List 2009

The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia 

100 Cloister Drive

Sea Island, Georgia
United States

Tel: 912 638 3611

Tel: 800 732 4752

Originally opened in 1928, this hotel in architect Addison Mizner's signature Spanish-Mediterranean style has terra-cotta roofs and sunlit garden patios. Rooms come with handmade Turkish rugs and stone baths with deep-soaking tubs, and look onto the Black Banks River or the Atlantic. The sophisticated Georgian Room serves refined Southern cuisine amid gold and crystal chandeliers—"their truffle scones are my favorite." Colt & Alison's dry-aged fillet is "the best steak I've ever had." The Ice Cream Parlor serves fountain sodas.

(175 rooms)
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2011
Amenities: Beach, Golf, Pool, Spa, Tennis, Water sports

Overall Score: 89.6

  • Rooms: 90.9
  • Service: 90.9
  • Food: 91.6
  • Location: 90.9
  • Design: 90.1
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