Awards and Accolades


The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is honored by several leisure and meeting publications and websites. The readers of these publications and sites voted on destinations that exemplify outstanding customer service, impeccable amenities and accommodations, and quality food and beverage service. We are honored that groups, meeting professionals, and leisure visitors recognize both our staff's ability to exceed guests’ expectations and our dedication to excellence.

2011-2015 Winner of TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings and reviews from TripAdvisor members. The King and Prince is proud to have won this honor every year since its beginning, to become a member of the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame!

Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award

The Pinnacle Award has earned the reputation as the most credible and prestigious symbol of excellence among meeting planners and hoteliers. Business travel industry experts have likened the Pinnacle Award to other prestigious awards, such as the Mobil 5-Star and the AAA 5-Diamond.

Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award

The prestigious properties and destination organizations receiving the Platinum Choice Award are chosen based on the highest industry standards for: ambience, amenities, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude. The winners are nominated by editors, industry experts and conference planners.

ConventionSouth - “The South’s Top Resorts for Groups"

The resorts were selected based on nominations from readers and fans of ConventionSouth and were judged by editors based on specific criteria for their category. The King and Prince is one of 25 Top Business Class Resort winners in 2014. These top exclusive resorts were selected based on the properties’ abilities to host high-level meetings such as senior-level sales meetings.

ConventionSouth Readers’ Choice Award

The Readers’ Choice Award represents the nominations and votes of approximately 18,500 ConventionSouth readers who feel that The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort displays exemplary professionalism and a commitment to provide the highest quality of services and accommodations for the meeting and conference industry. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be recognized by meeting professionals for multiple years.

ConventionSouth Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award

The Top New or Renovated Meeting Site Award Awards are selected by the publishers and editors of ConventionSouth, who are committed to showcasing the "most modern facilities available" to their readers. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort is proud to be recognized in the elite company of the 50 meeting facilities receiving this award.

Meetings South Best of the South Award

Winners were chosen using the following criteria: quality of meeting space, guest rooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, the efficiency and helpfulness of staff, the availability of technical equipment, recreational facilities and activities, and overall value and experience.


As a landmark retreat on a coastal island haven, the resort is often highly praised by travel writers when describing the remarkable allure of this corner of the Georgia coast to their readers. We are grateful for the recognition that the travel industry has bestowed on the Southern hospitality of both our resort and our Island.

Leisure Travel

Travel+Leisure, May 2014
St. Simons was voted #1 in Travel+Leisure's poll for America's Favorite Beach Towns!, May 2014
Legendary King and Prince hotel is transformed, by Carolyn Burns Bass. For video, click here., May 2014
The Castle Makeover Is Complete / King and Prince Receives Honorarium from Georgia General Assembly, by Dave Daubert, April 2014
St. Simons Favorite King and Prince Renovates in Time for Summer, by Jennifer Brett

Travel On The Level, April 2014
The King's New Clothes: The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, by Judy Wells

Offbeat Travel, April 2014
King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort St. Simons Island Georgia, by Neala Schwartzberg McCarten

Travel+Leisure, March 2014
U.S. Beachfront Hotels Under $200, by Katrina Brown Hunt

The Brunswick News, March 28, 2014
Island Resort Showcases Renovations - Business community enjoys changes at King and Prince at After Hours Chamber of Commerce Event, by Michael Hall

Vie Magazine, March/April, 2014
A New Look for an Old Favorite, by Susan Benton

Macaroni Kid, March, 2014
Spring Break Get Away: King and Prince Beach Resort, by Becky Samford

Vista Semanal, Suroeste de la Florida, March, 2014
Explorando Destinos: St. Simons, Georgia - The King and Prince Resort. Isabel Albuerne's Spanish language piece. Can be translated with Google Translate.

The Brunswick News, March 2014
MMI Hotel Group Completes $7M Upgrade for King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA, by Michael Hall

American Lifestyle, March 2014
Georgia On My Mind - a Visit to St. Simons Island, by Lauren Acomo, photos by Shelley Rose Photography

Travel+Leisure, January 2014
St. Simons Island was voted America's Most Romantic Town! Brunswick, our closest mainland neighbor, is #20.

USA Today, January 2014
Where to Stay on St. Simons Island, Georgia, by Allison Entrekin.

Online Athens, January 2014
The King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons Island, by Ray Navis.

Family Travelers Magazine, November 2013
St. Simons Island - Artsy, Classy and All About Friends and Family, by Thomas Routzong and Steven Skelley

Travel+Leisure, October 2013
St. Simons Island was voted #3 of America's Favorite Towns by readers of Travel+Leisure Magazine.

FOREGeorgia, October/November 2013
Several Great Golf Options on St. Simons, by Mike Blum.

Osceola News-Gazette, October 2013
A slice of paradise, just north of the border. St. Simons is a great place to “fall” back on as the seasons change, by Pete Covino

Capital Region Living Magazine, October 2013
Snowbird Golf Getaways, by Bill Giering, October 2013
Review of The King and Prince Resort, by Karyn Locke

Banks News Today, September 2013
Head to St. Simon’s Island for beach get-away

CNHI News Service, August 2013
St. Simons Island: A jewel in Georgia's Golden Isles

Upscale Living Magazine, August 2013
A Glimpse into the exclusive world of spa suites, by Ava Roxanne Stritt, August 2013
Georgia Barrier Island Embraces Multi-Generation Family Vacation

The Travelers Rest Tribune, August 2013
Destinations: St. Simons Island is a seaside gem, by Sherry Jackson

Newcomer, February/March 2013
Romantic Retreats, by Hope Philbrick

Lake Norman Magazine, July 2013
Guy Getaways, by Sam Boykin

Tampa Bay Times, June 2013
St. Simons Island, Ga., full of Southern comforts, by Marcia Biggs

Macaroni Kid College Park - East Point - Morrow, June 2013
Drift Away at the King and Prince, by Roni Singleton Jeter

Macaroni Kid College Park - East Point - Morrow, June 2013
8 Things to See and Do on St. Simon's Island, by Roni Singleton Jeter

Wicked Local, June 2013
Travel and Adventure: History and Stories Abound on St. Simons Island, by Steve Bergsman

Spa Review Magazine, June 2013
The Royal Treatment Cottage at The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, by Maralyn Hill

WINEormous, June 2013
Twice in a Lifetime, by Tom Plant

Conde Nast Traveler, 2012 Readers' Choice Awards
St. Simons Island earned the #5 spot in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine's Readers' Choice Awards - category of Top 10 Islands in the United States., April 2013
10 Must-dos on the Georgia coast, May 2013
"St. Simons, among Georgia's Golden Isles, holds a treasure trove of history (photos)", by Karen Rubin. For slideshow, click here., May 2013
"King and Prince in Georgia's Golden Isles has storied past, playful present (photos)", by Karen Rubin. For slideshow, click here.

Kids Life Magazine, May 2013
"Are We There Yet? King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, St. Simons Island, GA", by Linda Holloway

Huffington Post (Wicked Good Travel Tips), May 2013
"6 Sweet Southern Charms of St. Simons Island", by Susan Kohlback

Destinations Travel Magazine, May 2013
Darlene Perrone visited us in April. We love her story with beautiful pictures and descriptions of a full St. Simons experience., April 2013
"The King and Prince Beach Resort on St. Simons Island: About the Rooms, Amenities, and Fun!", by Alicia Hagan, April 2013
"Southern Stays, King and Prince Resort", by Caroline Eubanks

The Permanent Tourist, April 2013

"A Place to Rest, Relax and Renew", by Melissa Lee

The Frisky, April 2013

"5 Things Island Life Can Teach Us", by Julie Gerstein

Ponte Vedra Recorder, April 2013

"Relaxing Like Royalty at The King and Prince", by Leigh Cort

See The South, March, 2013

Sherry Jackson's own experience is a great blueprint for your own St. Simons Island vacation.

Peaks & Potholes, February, 2013

Carol Antman was drawn to the sense of community, as well as the array of activities, on St. Simons Island during her Fall, 2012 visit.

Golf Digest, January 2013

St. Simons and The King and Prince Golf Course, along with Sea Island, earned a top 5 spot in Golf Digest's top 36 "Best Buddies Trips".

Ocala Style, October 2012

Mary Ann DeSantis included the King and Prince Golf Course in a delightful article on select Southern courses.

Bucket List Journey, November 2012

Annette White is a "new experience collector" who recently added some King and Prince and Golden Isles adventures to her bucket list.

USA Today, May 2012

The King and Prince and St. Simons Island made USA Today's list of Great American Beaches!, May 2012

Can't imagine a beach vacation without a delicious island cocktail? Danielle Harling tells us what lovely libations The King and Prince bartenders can prepare!

Examiner March 2012

Steve Pike writes about the opening of The King and Prince's new pool complex.

Southwest Georgia Living Magazine March 2012

Beautiful pictures and rich details depict a stay at The King and Prince and St. Simons by K.K. Snyder.

Southern Living March 2012

St. Simons Island is listed as one of the Ultimate Spring Escapes.

Greer's OC January 2012

From coastal cuisine, challenging golf, to fascinating history, Carolyn Burns Bass explores all that St. Simons has to offer.

TibbettsTravel January 2012

Christine Tibbetts tries Georgia grown products at The King and Prince.

Old City Life April 2011

Leigh Cort highlights island activities and golf, dining and massage therapy at The King and Prince.

Encore Atlanta April 2011

Kristi Casey Sanders writes about what to do and see on St. Simons and Jekyll Island.

Anatomy of a Dinner Party April 2011

Patti Davis blogs about her trip to King and Prince and St. Simons Island.  She writes four articles detailing every activity of her three day trip from room accommodations to each restaurant she ate at. She includes many photos of the food and activities.

Gayot April 2011

Patricia Mack gives a wonderful description of the King and Prince Resort's accommodations, ocean views and amenities.  She also mentions local historical attractions.

Ask Miss A April 2011

Patti Davis gives details of King and Prince accommodations and amenities and where to dine on St. Simons Island.

My Skin Concierge April 2011

Ava Roxanne Stritt blogs about her journey down to this "little quaint southern town." Her first story is about staying at The King and Prince and touring St. Simons Island. Her second blog is about enjoying a massage at The Royal Treatment Cottage.

Plan Your Meetings February 2011

Kristi Sanders highlights activities and places to stay for meeting groups.

Southern Distinction January 2011

Krista Franks writes about her three visit tour of St. Simons Island and The King and Prince.  She details many activities and the wonderful restaurants on the island.

Yahoo Travel

St. Simons Island was named one of America's 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats.

National Geographic Top Rated Coastal Destinations

The islands off the coast of Georgia scored in the Top Rated section of National Geographic for being "undeveloped or tastefully developed."

AOL Travel

St. Simons Island is named one of America's Ten Best Islands on AOL Travel.

The Knot Georgia, August 2010

The King and Prince was named one of the Top 10 Most Talked About Venues in the State of Georgia by one the most popular wedding magazine/website, The Knot.

Little Black Dress/Little Red Wagon Magazine Summer 2010

Elizabeth Cossick gives an indepth look at the beginnings of The King and Prince Resort.

Tifton Gazette

Christine Tibbetts enjoyed looking out of her room at the ocean view while staying at The King and Prince.  She also ventured around the island to the Village to shop and eat and to learn history at the Maritime Museum.

TravelLady Magazine

Travel back to a slow pace world on St. Simons Island.  Lisa Moretti's first article is about island living and the rich history of St. Simons.  She also mentions spa treatment and dining at The King and Prince. In her second article, she gives a look at the beautiful King and Prince Golf Course.

Women At Forty

Kalin Thomas travels to the Historic King and Prince.  "I recently enjoyed a charming stay at the resort where my room had a bed so soft and comfortable that I was tempted each morning to sleep in — but the sunrise always called me out to my ocean-front balcony."

Go Golf and Travel

Ed Stone touches on the 75 year history of The King and Prince as well as the meeting space, accommodations, and the golf course.

The Observer News June/July 2010

Warren Resen wrote two articles about his St. Simons visit.  The first one focused on the King and Prince. He said, " After many rebirths and renovations, it is celebrating its 75th Anniversary and is still the place to come to for old fashioned, gracious, southern hospitality."  He then journeyed aboard the Lady Jane to learn about shrimping.  The Lady Jane used to be a shrimp boat, but now gives excursions with shrimping demonstrations.

Delaware County Daily Times June 2010

John Plaisant gives a raving review of the King and Prince Resort in two parts.  Part 1 tells the 75 years of history with detailed descriptions of the resort features.  Part 2 gives depictions of the King and Prince Golf Course situated in the Marshes of Glynn.

Florida Spa Girls

The King and Prince's Royal Treatment Cottage is a featured spa on  It showcases the many treatments available.

FORE Georgia March 2010

Cindy Acree writes about the "scenic and splendid" King and Prince Course's renovations.

Elegant Island Living November 2009

Lawrence Certain writes about the multimillion dollar renovations of the King and Prince Golf Course.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Stell Simonton writes about a return to St. Simons after twenty years and what has changed and what has remained the same.

The Knoxville News

Linda Lange details the historical aspects of Coastal Georgia Islands.

Golf Georgia

Jarrell Johnson writes that the King and Prince Golf Course is, "heralded as one of the top resort courses in the nation."

Tuscaloosa Bride
Linda Holloway says "for a luxurious retreat, check in to the legendary King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort."

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