Awards and Accolades

The King and Prince Resort 

What travel writers and bloggers are saying about The King and Prince, ECHO, and the King and Prince Golf Course

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 St. Simons Island

Find out what makes St. Simons Island so special

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Meetings

Our recent awards and accolades for our meeting and event spaces

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Weddings

Why The King and Prince is the perfect wedding destination

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King and Prince Golf Course 

On par with the best of the best at the King and Prince Golf Course, Home of the Hampton Club.

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The King and Prince Resort 

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice (2020)

Travelers’ Choice (formerly Certificate of Excellence) recognizes businesses that earn consistently great user reviews. Travelers’ Choice winners are among the 10% of businesses on Tripadvisor.

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Multigenerational travel
Family Vacation Critic

FamilyVacationCritic.com

"8 Best Places for Multigenerational Vacations", by Courtney Elko - August, 2020

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King and Prince TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2011-2019), Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to properties who consistently receive excellent ratings and reviews from TripAdvisor members. The King and Prince is honored to have received the Certificate of Excellence every year since its inaugural year of 2011!

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OpenTable Diners Choice

OpenTable.com Diner's Choice Award 

OpenTable.com's Diner's Choice Award lists are designed to celebrate top-rated restaurants.  Winners are selected according to real feedback from diners who booked through OpenTable.com and dined with us. After their meal, OpenTable asks them to take a moment to review our restaurant.   From cocktails to dessert, they were impressed!

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Loved By Guest Awards 2019

Hotels.com Loved by Guests Award

The Loved by Guests Certificate honors businesses that consistently earn top ratings from Hotels.com guests. The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has been awarded this certificate for receiving exceptional guest ratings and reviews from Hotels.com customers, showing outstanding dedication and service.

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Booking.com Guest Review Award

"Each year, we like to celebrate properties with a review score average of 8.0 and above and with 5 or more reviews online. We know that these properties have offered great guest experiences and our Guest Review Awards are a great way to showcase this achievement."

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King and Prince Resort Reviews

ExploreGeorgia.org

10 Romantic Escapes in Georgia - January 2018

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Elegant Island Living Awards

Elegant Island Living ~ Best of 2019 Awards

In Elegant Island Living's yearly poll of the "Best Of" on St. Simons, The King and Prince won "Best Hotel." ECHO won "Best View from a Restaurant," "Best Outdoor Dining," "Best Brunch," "Best Bloody Mary," and "Best Specialty Cocktails."

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Chelsae Lund

A Lunderful Life - October 2020

"Travel Safely During a Pandemic – The King and Prince Safety Procedures", by Chelsae Lund
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Ponte Vedra Recorder
Leigh Cort

Ponte Vedra Recorder - October 2020

"Vacation Like Royalty at The King and Prince Resort", by Leigh Cort
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St Simons Island reviews

Maps 'N Bags - September 2020

"45 Most Romantic Getaways in the United States for Couples", St. Simons / King and Prince portion by Karen Dawkins, compilation by Bruna
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Love Dwells Here
Love Dwells Here

Love Dwells Here - January 2020

"A Weekend at The King And Prince Resort | St Simons Island, Ga", by Jennifer Albaeck
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Lakeside News

Lakeside News - February 2020

"St. Simon’s Island, King and Prince are pure Georgia gold", by Bill Vanderford
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St Simons Island pet friendly

Born to be Boomers - October, 2019

"The King and Prince Beach Resort - St. Simons Island," by Tricia
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Cheryl Isaacs
Atlanta Pet Life

Atlanta Pet Life - August, 2019

"Fit for a King Charles Spaniel," by Cheryl Isaacs
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FashionsWeek
Maya Litovsky

FashionsWeek - July, 2019

"King and Prince Resort, The Ultimate Getaway on St. Simons Island," by Maya Litovsky
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St. Simons Island 
Betsi Hill YouTube
Travel Awaits

Betsi's World (YouTube) - September 2020

"The Best of St. Simons Island, Georgia", by Betsi Hill
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Travel and Leisure Best Islands

Travel+Leisure - July 2020

"The Top 15 Islands in the Continental U.S."
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Travel Awaits
Travel Awaits

Travel Awaits - August 2020

"The Best Things to Do on St. Simons Island: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play", by Betsi Hill
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Steph Stell for Garden and Gun
Stephanie Stellwagen

StephStell for Garden & Gun - May 2020

"The Golden Isles with Garden & Gun Magazine", by Stephanie Stellwagen
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Travel the South
Travel the South

Travel the South - February 2020

"St. Simons Island–Where to Eat, Drink, Sleep, and Play", by Karen Dawkins
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Lighthouse Point
Danielle Charbonneau

Lighthouse Point Magazine - March 2020

"An Historic, Southern, Seaside Spring Break", by Danielle Charbonneau
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Charleston Weekender

Charleston Weekender - February 2020

"Weekend Road Trip: St. Simons Island", by Liz Martin
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How To Guru

How To Guru - February 2020

"St. Simons Island Getaway Guide For First-Timer Families", by Shan Walker
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Dennis Littley
Ask Chef Dennis

Ask Chef Dennis - February 2020

"Visit St. Simons Island – Georgia’s Best Kept Secret", by Chef Dennis Littley
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Buzzfeed

Buzzfeed - February 2020

"8 Reasons You'll Fall In Love With St. Simons Island", by Betsi Hill
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ChirpingMoms

The Chirping Moms - January 2020

"Family Travel: St. Simons Island, GA", by Courtney Byrne
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Lakeside News

Lakeside News - September 2019

"Dose of the Coast: Take a beach trip this fall", by Pamela Keene
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Florida_Doctor

Florida Doctor Magazine - Summer 2019

"St. Simons Island Escape", by Christine Granfield, MD
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Best U.S. Islands Conde Nast

Condé Nast Traveler - October 2019

"The Best U.S. Islands: 2019 Readers Choice Awards"
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St Simons pet friendly resort
St Simons Island pet friendly

Born to be Boomers - October, 2019

"Guide to St. Simons Island, Georgia," by Tricia
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King and Prince Resort reviews

Southern Living - July 2019

"The South's Best Beach Towns," by Valerie Fraser Luesse
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St Simons Island history
King and Prince Resort reviews

World Footprints - July 2019

"St. Simons Museum Shows that War is Hell on the Home Front, Too," by Kathleen Walls
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Deep South Magazine
King and Prince Resort reviews

Deep South Magazine - July 2019

"Eugenia Price’s St. Simons," by Kathleen Walls
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Best Vacation Spots in Every Southern State

Southern Living - July 2018

"The Best Vacation Spots In Every Southern State," by Kaitlyn Yarborough
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St Simons Island vacations

Southern Living - January 2018

"The Best Beach Towns to Visit This Winter," by Kaitlyn Yarborough
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House Beautiful Small American Towns

House Beautiful - July 2018

"50 Charming American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit ASAP," by Lauren Smith and Brittney Morgan
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St. Simons Island reviews

Condé Nast Traveler - October 2017

"The Best Islands in the U.S.," by CNT Editors and Cynthia Drescher
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St Simons Island vacations

Southern Living, March 2017

"The South's Best Islands"
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USA Today, April 2016

"Best Coastal Small Towns"
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TravelZoo - The Deal Experts, Jan 2016

"15 Islands You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required," by Kelly Hickey
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Smithsonian Magazine

20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2015, by Bess Lovejoy

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Huffington Post Travel, September 2015

10 Most Beautiful US Towns to Visit in the Fall, by Holly Rosen Fink

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Travel+Leisure World's Best Awards, 2015 ~ World's Best Islands

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House Beautiful, June 2015

The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America, by Caroline Picard

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Coastal Living

America's Happiest Seaside Towns, 2014, by Tracey Minkin

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Travel+Leisure, May, 2014

America's Favorite Beach Town, by Katrina Brown Hunt

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Travel+Leisure, January 2014

America's Most Romantic Town, by Katrina Brown Hunt

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Travel+Leisure, November 2013

America's Favorite Towns, by Sarah L. Stewart

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Condé Nast Traveler, October 2013

Top Ten Islands in the United States, 2013 Reader's Choice Awards

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Yahoo! Travel

America's 10 Best Winter Beach Retreats

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Meetings 
SmartStars

Smart Meetings Smart Stars Award - Best Coastal Hotels

The prestigious awards platform, now in its ninth year, celebrates meeting planners’ choices for hotels, resorts, properties, cruise lines, and conference and convention centers worldwide. Ranked against hundreds of their exceptional peers, these properties and destinations were hand-selected by Smart Meetings‘ audience of meeting professionals, in 31 distinguished categories, all critical to the success of their meetings and events. Since its inception, the Smart Stars Awards have gained notoriety as an essential tool for today’s meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations. These remarkable hospitality brands continue to reflect the highest standards of excellence in service, amenities, and customer satisfaction.

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Smart Meetings Platinum Choice Award

Winners of the award have demonstrated exemplary standards of excellence ranging from ambience, amenities, breadth of resources, facility quality, guest services, meeting space and packages, recreational activities, restaurant and dining options, and technical support. Votes are cast by industry pros, the Smart Meetings editorial team and Smart Meetings readers.

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Remarkable Resorts

ConventionSouth

Top 15 Remarkable Resorts of 2020 - In February, ConventionSouth editors compiled a Facebook ballot with a list of 60 remarkable resorts that exceed expectations. From those resorts, ConventionSouth readers and Facebook fans were asked to vote for their top picks. The King and Prince was in the Top 15! “Taking advantage of the region’s excellent climate and many scenic settings, the South and Caribbean regions offer an abundance of breathtaking resorts for planners to choose from. When it comes to meetings, these particular venues have it all: versatility, convenience, adventure and a memorable backdrop” said ConventionSouth’s Associate Publisher Ashleigh Osborne. “Additionally, both new and re-imagined resorts in the South are continually upgrading their accommodations, meeting facilities and F&B offerings as well as providing unique and memorable experiences for groups. The resorts selected by our Facebook fans reflect all of these attributes and also bring the 'remarkable' factor that planners seek."

Georgia Meetings Resort

ConventionSouth

11-time winner of the 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 Resorts with a View. After reviewing the THOUSANDS (literally) of likes and shares for their first ever “Resorts With a View” photo contest, the editors of ConventionSouth have formally announced the Top Ten. Out of over 800 resorts in the South, readers and Facebook fans voted The King and Prince as one of the Best!

Meetings Focus South

7-time winner of the 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.

Successful Meetings

6-time winner of the 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.

Weddings 
Georgia beach vacation review

Texas Weddings Magazine - August 2017

"Gorgeous Georgia Wedding - A Family Escape for All Ages," by Laurette Veres
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Hill City Bride

Destination – St. Simon’s Island, Ga, by Jennifer Prince

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TheKnot.com

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WeddingWire.com

The WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® recognizes the top five percent of local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, winners of the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards® are determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over a million WeddingWire newlyweds.

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King and Prince Golf Course 
King and Prince Golf Course reviews

Golf Advisor ~ Golfers' Choice: Top 50 U.S. Courses

The King and Prince Golf Course was rated one of the top fifty in the US by Golf Advisor's golf community in their 2019 reviews.

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King and Prince reviews
St. Simons Island winter getaway

Links & Libations - October, 2018

"King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort, Jewel of St. Simons Island," by Noreen Kompanik
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King and Prince Golf Course reviews

Golf Central Magazine - January 2018

Getting "Golden" on St. Simons Island," by Greg Corbo

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King and Prince Golf Course reviews

The Brunswick News, December 2017

"King and Prince Superintendent Moore wins award" by Buddy Hughes

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St. Simons Island reviews

Golf Central Magazine - December, 2017

"Super Spotlight - Chuck Moore - Georgia GCSA Superintendent of the Year"
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King and Prince Golf Course reviews

Golf Course Industry - December, 2017

"The King and Prince Golf Course’s Chuck Moore named Superintendent of the Year"

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TripAdvisor King and Prince Golf Course

The King and Prince Golf Course ~ Top Rated Golf Course on St. Simons Island

Accolades include "Great golf experience, tremendous value," "The views were incredible," "The course is beautiful. We had lunch in the clubhouse and it was excellent," "The greens are in great shape," and "From the moment we pulled in, the staff wanted to make sure we had a great experience."

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The King and Prince Golf Course ~ TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to accommodations, attractions, and restaurants who consistently receive excellent ratings and reviews from TripAdvisor members. The King and Prince Golf Course is the proud recipient of a 2015 Certificate of Excellence!

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