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Steeped in Southern tradition, 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 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. To make it even grander, the luxury hotel was razed in 2003 for a larger structure modeled after the original Cloister building from the 1920s. So you’ll still see the lovely Mediterranean details, like Turkish rugs and wood-beam ceilings, in the rooms.
Located off the coast of Georgia on Sea Island and attracting couples and families alike — not to mention golfers who seek out Sea Island Resort’s three championship-caliber courses; Seaside hosts the PGA Tour’s McGladrey Classic — The Cloister offers beautiful accommodations and a host of upscale amenities, but there are a few things that make this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel different from others in its class.
Exclusivity is one of them. A part of the Sea Island Resort, The Cloister sits on a private island and claims more than five miles of its own beach. It’s also home to the excellent The Cloister Spa as well as the refined Georgian Room, the only Five-Star spa and restaurant in Georgia.
Beyond golfing; walking the beach; dining on modern, upscale Southern cuisine; and soaking in the waterfall pool at the spa, there are endless other activities and facilities available at The Cloister sure to appeal to all ages and interests, including three squash courts (reserve the services of the onsite certified squash pro), eight Har-Tru tennis courts, three swimming pools, a basketball court, a shooting school, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor (go for the chocolaty Gold Brick sundae, a Cloister classic), beachside food truck Flip Flop Bistro, a 100-seat movie theater, Camp Cloister (a busy children’s center), horseback riding (ride right on the beach) and more.
The rich history of The Cloister sets it apart from other hotels. The hotel has hosted an impressive roster of notable guests, including presidents, celebrities and captains of industry — even a G8 summit.
Additionally, The Cloister’s unique location between the Black Banks River and the Atlantic Ocean makes it an ideal seaside getaway.
A variety of amenities are also available at The Cloister; there truly is something for everyone. We have an on-staff naturalist, and our hotel hosts activities ranging from shooting events to spa and fitness.