Southern History and Modern Amenities Provide a Memorable Experience at the King and Prince Resort

Published
07/11/2014 by Island Dreamer

If you’ve never been to the tiny Georgia paradise of St. Simons Island; get there as fast as you can! This Southern seaside town with Live Oak lined streets and pristine beaches is drenched in natural beauty, remains rich in history, and offers an idyllic vacation destination.

Nestled along the beautiful Georgia Coast, draped in Spanish moss and just steps to the beach, is The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, an historic Inn with a rich blend of Southern history and modern amenities that make it a cherished escape on St. Simons Island.

The King and Prince Resort’s legendary blending of gracious Southern hospitality, historic charm, and serene seaside setting makes it a unique and popular vacation destination. From the soaring, sun-lit atrium, the center of resort activities, to the ocean front dining, swimming pools, award winning golf, tennis courts, and conference facilities, The King and Prince Resort is your one stop destination for an unforgettable St. Simons Island vacation.

The seaside Resort offers a wonderful choice of gracious guest accommodations in many distinctive settings. Various accommodations include ocean front and resort view guest rooms, seaside cabanas, luxurious two and three bedroom beach villas, and luxurious guest houses. No matter what you are looking for, you are sure to be pleased at this beautiful resort.


History of the King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort

The Resort is thrilled to be celebrating a Diamond Anniversary as one of America's legendary gems of hospitality. With its rich Southern heritage spanning 75 years of Island evolution and advancements, the hotel's distinctive Mediterranean architecture has secured its place in history. The story continues today as a destination of immeasurable riches. The seaside paradise combines pleasure and practicality in a setting heralded by guests since it opened in 1935.

The King and Prince is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a member of Historic Hotels of America. Originally opened as a private dance club, friends of owners Frank Horn and Morgan Wynn coined its name that befitted its regal atmosphere. In its first two years it survived two fires, enduring each reconstruction with grand accommodations, fashionable parlors, stately ballroom, elaborate beachfront boardwalk, and palm gardens that hosted events from popular orchestras to boxing matches. Maintaining a reputation for elegance and warm hospitality throughout each decade, the Resort has been a tranquil island haven for dignitaries, celebrities, discerning families and business travelers since pre WW II until today.


The Castle Makeover is Complete!

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has recently completed a comprehensive renovation project, resulting in new culinary offerings and updated common areas. From the elegant entryway, through a bright, open lobby and atrium, to a comfortable living room, The King and Prince is proud to present this spectacular castle makeover!

The Resort's new oceanfront dining experience is ECHO, serving classic coastal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere. St. Simons Island's only oceanfront restaurant entertains broad, sweeping views and indoor/outdoor dining. The name ECHO pays tribute to The King and Prince and St. Simons Island's naval history during War World II. See photos of the beautiful renovations here!

The King and Prince Resort a truly memorable experience. Plan your escape from it all at this cherished Georgia Resort on St. Simons Island!