hotels with a view in St. Marys, GA

1. Seaside Amelia Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Offering a private boardwalk to the white-sand shore, this understated, seaside hotel is a 3-minute walk from the entrance to Fort Clinch State Park.Bright nautical-inspired rooms offer private balconies (some with ocean views), and feature free Wi-Fi and flat-screens with premium channels. All have minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living rooms and pull-out sofas.Complimentary amenities include southern-style breakfast and guest parking. There’s direct beach access, an outdoor pool and a rooftop sundeck. Beach chairs and towels are available to borrow.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Main Beach Park and Fort Clinch State Park
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are small and unclean
  • Guests liked that this hotel is near restaurants and bars
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned balconies 29 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Krystyna Dziewinska

We had stayed at Seaside Amelia Inn with our two grandchildren for six nights The customer service was very good and everybody was very friendly We got a suite and the kids had slept on the pullout sofa and the pullout bed

Everybody was comfortable The rooms are not very big but very clean and recently renovated The air conditioning units are very quiet and they cool our rooms very well The breakfast was fresh and good Grady a very nice person was around and making sure nothing is missing at breakfast Children loved going to the the swimming pool after the coming from the beach

Dawn Reyna

We booked a room late afternoon on a whim It was the last room they had available so I was skeptical We were very pleased with our room

We could see the ocean and the pool (rather small, but clean) and it was tiny They called it a “studio” BUT the room was newly renovated, had a TV, chair, mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker and a queen / full sized bed The bathroom was newly renovated as well, and had a tiled, step-in shower We only needed the room for the S’s *CENSORED*, shower, shave and sleep so it was perfect for us The bed was really comfy Slept like a rock There was also a cool rooftop patio with great viewsThe free breakfast was good and the lady who handled that (Grady??) was the sweetest, most pleasant person I met that entire trip!As of this posting, the hotel is in the middle of a remodeling project but this didn’t affect us much You cannot beat the location, which is at Main Beach and less than 50 yards away from a playground and 100 yards or so away from a skateboard park if you have the need or desire for these things It’s also less than 1/4 of a mile from the entrance to Fort Clinch If you can get a room, take it

Shawn Rider

This was by far one of the BEST stays my family and I have had! Jean at the front desk was absolutely amazing! That is also speaking for her entire staff, the customer service was the very best! I HIGHLY recommend staying here for anyone, location is great, rooms were clean, and great breakfast Thanks again to Jean and her staff, y’all were amazing! 👍🏼

2. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kingsland/Kings Bay (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just west of Interstate 95, this modern, colorful hotel is a 7.1-mile drive from St. Marys, gateway to the Cumberland Island National Seashore. The Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay is 6.9 miles away.The brightly decorated rooms include pillow-top mattresses, free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with HD channels, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with sofabeds. Kids 18 and under stay free with a parent or grandparent.Free continental breakfast and parking are offered, as well as an outdoor pool, a fitness room, a business center and 1 meeting room.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 7 min drive to Howard Peeples Park
  • Guests liked the large rooms but some disliked the furniture
  • Guests praised the service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 30 times

Feedback From Real Customers

Seth R

Had 2 good rooms here, one standard and one king suite I stayed a week and I can’t say I have any complaints, beyond housekeeping ignoring the do not enter sign 2 hrs before checkout They even had flavored creamer 24/7 and half/half

Some places lock it down They have vending machines and laundry equipment Unfortunately there is no change machine Good water pressure, comfortable beds, and the king suite was nice except for the smaller TV than the regular rooms It was great for meetings in the room, physical or zoom, and will probably only stay in a king suite next time

Pauline Torres

A great stay! The first night, the AC in our room was not cooling properly Kim at the front desk did everything she could to resolve the issue, but it could not be fixed (it was late at night) She brought in a fan for the night and the next morning, maintenance replaced the unit with a new one

Aila who works the breakfast area was very polite and patient with all our questions The room was clean and spacious Pet friendly hotel Good price Would stay here againA couple of suggestions: the bathroom had no fan, which would be good for hot showers or “stinky deposits” and the only light was an extremely bright ceiling light Maybe a smaller, less bright light to keep on during the night for late night excursions to potty

freda frey

Wasn’t sure what to expect when we booked this place for an overnight stay on our way to Florida It is just okay, however, I would not stay there again for a few reasons First of all, when we walked into the room, it had a stuffy odor

not musty really, but quite noticeable Otherwise, it did look clean Secondly, our bed had a very noticeable squeak every time you moved In addition, the pillows were truly horrible small, lumpy, poly-filled Breakfast was quite good with a variety of food Overall, for a one-night stay it was just okay at best, but I will pass on this hotel next time

3. Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Kingsland (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-95, this relaxed hotel is 6 miles from Osprey Cove Golf Club and 10 miles from the Crooked River State Park.The informal rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and desks with ergonomic chairs, as well as minifridges, microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Suites add separate living areas with pull-out sofas.Hot breakfast and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a hot tub, plus a fitness room, a business center and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • 7 min drive to Howard Peeples Park
  • Guests liked the service
  • Some guests complained about the beds
  • Guests mentioned the rooms are unclean
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers

Bob Nelms

I wish I could give a higher rating, but I can’t Most of the staff I came in contact with were super nice and helpful The room, on the other hand, was awful

The toilet handle kept falling out, and there was broken and loose tiles in the bathroom The beds were the hardest and most uncomfortable beds I’ve ever encountered in a hotel The pullout bed, which we needed, was unusable It was nasty, dirty, and even a ten year old couldn’t sleep on it One of the beds (doubles, not queens) was literally 2 hand widths from the a/c unit, so whomever was in that bed was getting blasted with air The breakfast left much to be desired The lady working the breakfast was more interested in closing the thing down than she was restocking any items If the reservations hadn’t been non-refundable I would have taken my family to another hotel I have over 500 stays at Marriott, and can confidently say that this is NOT a good representation of the Marriott brand

Chloe Dupuis

If you can avoid it, don’t stay here This is a very (very) old hotel The lobby and breakfast area and nice and updated, but the rest is just so old

The room we had was small and dingy There was an old odor Old carpets, old furniture, old bathroom In general, the room was clean But it is so old that the ceilings and walls, wall paper etc are so stained and used We left the window open all night to air the place outThankfully we only stayed one night We didn’t interact with the staff much, though they seemed friendly

Daniel Robinson

Easily the least comfortable bed I’ve ever slept in at a hotel Maybe the king beds are better – I can’t speak to those, but this bed was awful It’s not just the firmness, I’m good with a firm bed, but holy hell, just super uncomfortable

And the pillows suck Granted, nearly all hotel pillows suck, but still Also, the turn to get back to the hotel is weird and unmarked – maybe it’s easier during the day

4. Amelia Hotel At the Beach (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking a white-sand beach, this relaxed hotel in a simple brick property is 2 miles from Fort Clinch State Park and a 5-minute walk from local restaurants.Casual rooms feature wet bars, minifridges and microwaves, plus coffeemakers, Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with premium channels. Most rooms offer pool views, some have partial ocean views, others come with balconies. A terrace suite has a Jacuzzi tub and an oceanfront balcony.There’s an outdoor pool. Bike rentals, parking and hot breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Some guests complained about the bathrooms
  • 3 min drive to Egan’s Creek Greenway Trail
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a 24-hr front desk
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned balconies 22 times
  • Guests praised the pool views

Feedback From Real Customers

Becky Sellers

This hotel really surprised us! To be across from the beach, I expected it to cost more, but it was very reasonably priced You never know what you are going to get with a beach hotel, but it was very clean Front desk staff was friendly and helpful

The location was directly across the street from the ocean It is convenient to the state park and historic downtown Fernandina I would definitely stay here again

Veronica Noel

The hotel lived up to its name I loved it there Close proximity to the beach

In fact walking distance My room for one night was clean and comfortableMy only problem was the pipe 8n the shower was not working properlyBreakfast was all you can choose from Lots of options and varietyHad a great time will definitely be back

Carin Franey

Loved our stay here Staff friendly and helpful, room clean and sanitized, free hot breakfast, coffee available 24 hours a day, free cookies in afternoon, one free parking spot and location is terrific Just grab your beach gear and walk across the street to the beach

Restaurants in walking distance and only a few miles away from Fort Clinch and historic downtown area Will be back again

5. Mariners Suites (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 2343 Village Dr, Kingsland, GA 31548
  • Phone: (912) 882-3004
  • Ratings: 4.5 (157 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Mariners Suites
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 12:00 PM
  • Quick Summary: Unfussy suites with kitchens & free Wi-Fi, plus an outdoor pool & a patio with BBQs.

About this hotel

This low-key lodging is 4.6 miles from the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and 4.9 miles from St. Marys Aquatic Center water park.The straightforward suites offer full kitchens and dining tables, as well as free Wi-Fi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels.Amenities include an outdoor pool, a patio with BBQs, and laundry facilities. On-site parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms and the kitchenettes
  • 7 min drive to the John Houstoun McIntosh Sugarhouse
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned pools 13 times

Feedback From Real Customers

chanel diggs

My first impression wasn’t that good The units appeared to be outdated However, once I moved in I had a change of heart

Rooms were clean and provided the home away from home feel that I needed During my stay I noticed that they were working hard to upgrade many of the units and amenities I was surprised at how large the units were The staff was always friendly and polite, they went out of their way to accommodate you Anytime I have to travel to Kingsland, Ga Mariners Suites has my reservations It’s like a small community within a community Keep up the great work!

brianna gillaspie

If I could give this place a ten star rating I would give it a 10 The staff are so sweet and polite The rooms were wonderful

The dishes were nice and well-kept The pool was awesome, my kids loved going swimming This place is wonderful and they really go above and beyond for everyone there I hope this place is going to be around for a long time because I definitely plan just to visit at some point Highly recommend this place to anybody Very family friendly to My husbands out to see so it was just me and my four kids This place is truly wonderful Anything that came up, they were quick to fix and their overall response is positive and kind If you’re looking for a place to visit and enjoy This is the place for you Very close to things that you also need like Walmart for example Highly recommend

6. Best Western Plus Kingsland (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Just off I-95, this genteel redbrick hotel is 6 miles from Kings Bay Naval Base, and an 9-mile drive from Cumberland Island National Park.All the simple rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs with HD channels, desks with ergonomic chairs, and sitting areas, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and minifridges.Freebies include breakfast, coffee and snacks in the lobby, and parking. There’s also an outdoor pool, an exercise room and a business center.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to Howard Peeples Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with 24-hr room service
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “cookies”, mentioned 12 times in reviews

Feedback From Real Customers

Carol Anderson

This hotel is very convenient to major highway (but not too close for noise) It has a nice breakfast offered, including eggs, sausage, potatoes, waffles, cereal, fruit, yogurt, breakfast breads/muffins Good coffee and warm cookies in the later afternoon! The room was comfy

Bed/pillows very comfy nice to have fridge/freezer/microwave, especially staying a few days Shower had a handy seat if anyone needed Coffee maker/coffee was great A/C was pretty decent It cycled a bit loudly, but I appreciated you could keep air circulating constantly with fan option The only dislike was a carpet cleaner/odor smell, but nothing terrible The window curtains need to be about six inches longer to block out the very bright parking lot lights I just used pillows to block light! Quiet, lots of nearby dining/groceries and a few minutes to downtown quaint St Mary’s I’ll stay again!

Courtney Carlton

Absolutely LOVED staying here! This is our new go to place in this area, as a family who travels A LOT we have seen our fair share of hotels This place was high on our list The check in staff we encountered was so sweet and informative

Our room was cozy and comfortable and SUPER CLEAN The entire hotel smelt clean, was clean, and so welcoming The weight room was clean and neat Pool was wonderful Breakfast selection was delightful and had something for everyone Will definitely be using them in the future and referring everyone here Pricing was fair and worth every penny All the many staff we met was courteous and helpful The hotel is in a busy area but felt like it wasnt I cannot say enough good things!


This place is truly the Best Western Came in after driving and was tired Rolled in about 12:30 am

Gentleman up front was nice and pleasant He gave me a wonderful room that smelled like mold Everything was damp Requested a room change The room was changed with no issues foundFell asleep and woke up from the same front desk gentleman telling everyone there is a fire at the gas station next door and we are required to evacuateWe had a ball outside watching the firefighters put out the fireWhat other adventures await for us at 2:30 in the morning Can’t wait!!!!

7. Best Western Plus First Coast Inn & Suites (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This laid-back hotel is 27 miles from Seton Creek Historic Preserve and 12 miles from Jacksonville International Airport.Decorated in warm tones, the casual rooms with carpeted floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, as well as microwaves and coffeemakers. Suites add sitting areas with pull-out sofas. Some come with whirlpool tubs.Breakfast is complimentary. Other amenities consist of a heated outdoor pool, guest laundry facilities and a 24-hour exercise room, plus meeting space and a hot tub. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and the beds
  • 13 min drive to White Oak Conservation Center (Yulee, FL)
  • 17 min drive to Jacksonville International Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly, professional service
  • Guests mentioned “waffles” 10 times
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 35 times
  • The fitness center has free weights
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Carol Kooistra

Right now the facility is in the process of an update/renovation so there is a mix of old and new The room was newly done but still from a decor perspective felt a bit dated probably from the furniture and bath counter It was clean

We did not find the bedding particularly comfortable (mattress and pillows) For the one night we stayed we could not get the room cooled to recommended sleep temperature (until after 6 am) and I thought the sound proofing between hall noise and other random guest noises less than usual Basically not a good night sleep Breakfast appeared slightly above average– I didn’t sample Staffing appeared pleasant and eager to help We did not discuss any of the above issues since we were only there one night In summary: Pros–clean friendly and convenient but not particularly cool crisp or quiet

Tamia Precha

This is by far the worst hotel I have ever stayed at My family and I reserved a block of 8 plus rooms, over a month in advance The sheets were filthy with apparent stains and hair as if they were not changed

We requested new sheets from the front desk within five minutes of checking in to the room We waited several hours and was then informed by the front desk that housekeeping changed our bedding We did not leave the room and nobody made an attempt to enter the room and change the sheets After discussing the matter with the front desk a second time, we were given sheets to change the bedding ourselves The sheets we were provided also had stains that resembled bodily fluids The rooms were also bug infested for which the front desk seemed to be aware of as they provided us with bug spray to spray down our rooms The toilets were filthy making it evident that they were not cleaned regularly My family and I intended to stay for 3 nights but changed our hotels after one night due to the filthiness of the hotel and the lack of care from staff


This hotel seemed clean and comfortable until 3 am when my husband woke up to bed bugs in his pillow After driving 9 hours we didn’t have the energy to go complain so decided to tough it out until morning When we went to take showers we noticed that there was a used washcloth and bar of soap inside the shower

In the morning we stepped out of our room to find a cockroach crawling outside our door Breakfast area was cramped and chaotic, and no Covid mitigation measures were in place When we complained about our experience with the bed bugs to the person at the front desk, they sighed nonchalantly and said that they “usually give a discount when this happens” but they didn’t have the authority to do it and their manager didn’t usually arrive until noon The manager did call us later and said that when inspecting the room they found “a type of bug” and would have an exterminator come as well as give us a full refund, including pet fee for our dog Glad they made it right but we will definitely not be staying here again

8. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (5-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set along a sandy beach, this high-end hotel is 6 miles from both the Amelia Island Museum of History and Amelia Island State Park.Refined rooms offer Wi-Fi access, flat-screens, balconies and marble bathrooms. Suites add separate living areas, pull-out sofas and/or fireplaces. Some provide access a club lounge with free breakfast, snacks and drinks. Room service is available 24/7.Amenities include 4 restaurants, a lobby bar and a spa. Other amenities consist of a gym, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool, plus a lounge and direct beach access. There’s also a tennis court, an 18-hole golf course, and meeting event space. Parking is available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms, which have minibars
  • 10 min walk to Peters Point Beachfront Park
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests mentioned “golf courses” 14 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • Guests liked the indoor and outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the spa

Feedback From Real Customers

Nelson Chamer

Remember to use ʜoᴛᴇʟʙᴏʟʟʏᴄᴏm when booking your resort This web site will compare countless booking websites and typically will have rooms a lot cheaper compared to others! You’re welcome :)! This hotel is the best rated in this area

I have been coming here for a very long time If you stay for a few days you for sure won’t be disappointedMy stay at the Ritz Carlton was excellent, literally faultless, from beginning to end Everyone took care of us, and the room was comfy and clean And don’t forget about the view! There are no words to describe how breathtaking the view is Stay here and hang out throughout your vacation since there is plenty of food, drink, and beach vibes

Tommy Bollhofer

We stayed here recently and it was absolutely the finest resort we have ever been to! The resort and the grounds are exquisite! The staff was amazing! The kids had a blast as well There were tons of great activities the staff put together including, a shark teeth find and smores by a campfire We can’t wait to get back for another visit again soon

To all the staff and management at Ritz Carlton in Amelia Island, thank you for making one of our most memorable family vacations ever!!!

Audra Bonacki

I can’t give enough stars This hotel is so beautiful and the service is beyond compare Alison, our poolside waitress was fantastic, especially dealing with my 6 & 4yr old niece and nephew

Joe was an awesome poolside attendant, sunglasses cleaner and snake wrangler! On the club level, Joni and Kathy went above the call of duty providing me special dietary food options and just being all around fabulous people They are some of the warmest, kindest people I’ve met The other staff did an amazing job as well keeping everything spotless and well stocked Jojo provided me a much needed, thorough massage and the Spa facilities were luxurious and also spotless It was extra special having a separate, salt water pool to enjoy The shower pressure in the Spa and guest rooms was awesome and all the food we had was so delicious and thoughtfully prepared The kids loved the game room Ok so did we adults! This is a family friendly resort with lots of activities for everyone with excellent attention to detail I had a game changing tennis lesson with John and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for tips to improve He is amazing! I highly recommend this hotel, it lived up to the Ritz reputation for quality

9. Hawthorn Suites By Wyndham Kingsland I-95/Naval Base Area (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off I-95 in a commercial area with restaurants, this relaxed all-suite hotel is 7 miles from Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay and 9 miles from the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore.Straightforward suites have kitchens and living rooms. All come with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs in the living rooms. Kids stay at no extra cost with an adult.A hot breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. There are also 2 outdoor pools, 1 for kids, plus a gym, a BBQ grill and a coin-operated laundry.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the kitchenettes
  • 8 min drive to St. Marys Railroad Express
  • Guests mentioned the service is friendly
  • Guests praised the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

david speicher

Well I am handicapped and there were three people in our party They changed our room from two queens/doubles to a king with a pull out bed The beds were less than comfortable

My son who is 11 that stayed with us had to use the pull out couch and he said it was very uncomfortable They were only towels for two so we had to go back to get new ones for the third person in the party that we had booked for Then we had to go back for a pillow As there were not three of those either Now I asked the lady if they were going to have boiled eggs for breakfast She said no due to the pandemic they would not They had oranges and apples How can you have eggs that you peel not be there but apples that you don’t peel be there in The dining room? There was no meat cereal or you could make your own waffle and a few things of bread and cereal There was Apple and orange juice and coffee There were signs up that said do not take the food back to your room Very disappointing Now next comes critiquing the room She said this was during the pandemic so I would’ve expected the room to be spotless Another great disappointment I am not sure when they dusted last but I think it was probably when they built the place One of the remote controls didn’t work the handicap bars in the bathroom were filthy Video attached Now when you are handicapped you like to have the handicapped shower so that it is lower Again another broken item that had so much dust on it that I know it had been broken for a while (See picture) In the center they have a kitchen area I am not sure when the last time they clean the wall but I could’ve probably had a full meal on the food that was there (See picture) The light on my wife side of the bed didn’t work The cups in the cabinet weren’t clean so we had to wash them also before we use them When I arrived and I asked if they could bring extra linens to the room as I have listed above they told me they had no housekeeping We arrived about five or 5:30 PM The reason that they had moved me to a different room is because they said that some government workers had extended their stay And so if somebody decides to extend their stay the new party has to suffer?

Heather Hatton

Stayed here for my daughters birthday last night and asked for late checkout while I was checking in as we didn’t get in until late and desk attendant said that would be fine, checkout would be at 12:00 instead of 11:00 As we are packing our things to leave room attendants pounded on the door at 11:03 saying we were supposed to be out I notified them that the previous night we had late checkout for 12:00 approved

5 minutes goes by and a different front desk attendant starts calling the room rudely yelling that I needed to get out that they have government personnel on the way that rented the room and I cannot stay This was after room switches due to half of the suite not getting power, dirty hot tub and pool, bathroom issues that needed addressing, etc Customer service by the day crew has been absolutely subpar at best Will also be contacting booking agency as this has been a complete joke

Kris DiFatta

The first room was very hot, with a strange smell There was no bathtub, only a shower that leaked, and there was a wedding reception loudly thumping music below the roomThe front desk was very kind and moved us to another room

The second room was much cooler and quieter, with a bathtub The beds were softThe pool was closed for treatment so we were unable to use it Breakfast was simple, but sufficient There were no extra pillows for the pull out bed, and the front desk said they didn’t have any to provide There were also strange notes taped up all over the hotel with instructions of things not to do (ie don’t leave trash bags outside your door for house keeping, breakfast is only to be eaten downstairs, not in your room, etc)Overall, it wasn’t a terrible stay, but the price is a little steep for a basic hotel in need of an update

10. Fairbanks House (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 227 S 7th St, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
  • Phone: (904) 277-0500
  • Ratings: 4.9 (157 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Fairbanks House
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant B&B in an Italianate villa offering an outdoor pool & a free evening social hour.

About this hotel

Set in the historic district of Fernandina Beach, this grand B&B is set in an 1885 Italianate villa and 3 cottages.The elegant rooms are individually decorated and offer flat-screen TVs, fireplaces, coffeemakers and free Wi-Fi; some have claw-foot or whirlpool tubs. Suites and cottages add separate living spaces; many have private porches and/or kitchens.Breakfast is served in the formal dining room or on the patio. Free perks include an evening social hour with drinks and snacks, and loaner bikes and parking. The grounds feature an outdoor pool and a butterfly garden.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests praised the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 19 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The hotel has a boutique store

Feedback From Real Customers

Carol Weston

I recently returned from a two night stay in The Kitchen Suite at the Fairbanks House and loved every minute of it!From the first moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome I arrived early in the day and Yvonne kindly gave me a beach chair and towel so that I could relax on the beach Once I checked in, I made my way to the beautiful pool to read and enjoy a sunny afternoon

The daily cocktail hour with complimentary drinks and snacks was a great opportunity to enjoy the lovely porch and mingle with other guests If you want to just enjoy some solitude and read a book while you sip your wine, that’s fine too! Warm cookies in the evening were such a sweet surpriseMornings at The Fairbanks House are truly magical Each morning I was greeted warmly and offered a carafe of coffee while I enjoyed The Kitchen Suite’s private porch Breakfast was absolutely delicious and the hosts were so thoughtful in accommodating my vegetarian diet, including delicious vegetarian sausageThe owners and staff are warm and professional The Fairbanks House is clean and inviting The grounds are immaculately maintained and the house sits in a lovely historic neighborhood and it’s a short walk to downtown shops and restaurants I spent many hours enjoying the beautiful outside spaces during my time thereMy suite was very well appointed and comfortable The Kitchen Suite was a perfect place for me and I will definitely be back again!

Dana Leet

We just returned from a 3-day stay at the Fairbanks House (where we also eloped!) and it was wonderful The inn is beautiful and the Kitchen Suite was very spacious and comfortable The location was great and the staff was welcoming and attentive

Breakfast was delicious They did an amazing job with our elopement package and handled everything from the officiant, to the photographer, a tour of the island, dinner, and cake All we had to do was show up! I would absolutely recommend the Fairbanks House to anyone!

Bunny Puntel

I stayed at the Fairbanks house while visiting Amelia Island for the first time It was such an incredible stay! I was in love with every single detail, and every single thought that was put into this bed and breakfast From the decor, the details of the house itself, and the friendly staff- everything was absolutely amazing

I stayed there during Christmas time so i had a Christmas tree in my own room while the others in my group had the entire house that was decorated One of the owners personally greeted my group the next morning during breakfast (we checked in late which they were accommodating about) The breakfast was delicious If I ever visit Amelia Island again, I will definitely stay here All I have are pictures and memories to share with my family of this place but I want to bring them to experience the beauty and history of the Fairbanks House!

11. Hampton Inn Amelia Island at Fernandina Beach (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 5-minute walk from the beach, this modern hotel off State Road A1A is a 7-minute drive from downtown Fernandina Beach.The classic rooms include flat-screen TVs with HD channels, coffeemakers, and both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), as well as free Wi-Fi and custom-designed beds. Some have minifridges and microwaves. Suites add pull-out sofas and wet bars, and some have whirlpool tubs.Free perks include a hot breakfast buffet and weekday breakfast bags to go. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a business center and meeting rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 5 min drive to Egan’s Creek Greenway Trail
  • Some guests complained about the air conditioning but others praised the beds
  • Guests liked the friendly service, which has a concierge
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “cookies” 14 times
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool
  • Guests praised the beach

Feedback From Real Customers

Sarah Summey

The location is perfect and within walking distance to the beach, restaurants and a few shops We were in town to see family for the weekend and the hotel met our needs for a quick stay Pros: The beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean, and staff was very friendly

Cons: the pillows are horrible, hotel is dated and not really comparable to the photos, you have to request a stay over cleaning for less than 4 days of stay and go to the front desk and ask for new toiletries if you need them Breakfast was good and several options, it would be great to have flavored coffee creamer Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would recommend and will consider again when we need a quick hotel for a few nights

mitch riley

Just finished a 5 night start at this hotel Good location about 5 min walk to the beach and good restaurants nearby The staff is so nice and helpful when approached

Breakfast was great and well sockedThe only issue was the cleanliness of the room It was disgusting on arrival to the point that we didn’t even bother calling housekeeping The sheets had stains and there was so much hair shed on the pillows Bathroom was also gross We cleaned the space ourselves Really contemplated biking the hotel for our time and products we usedThese are the pros and cons of our stay

Rebecca Koester

This place was perfect for me! It was dog friendly, the staff was nice, accommodating, and so chill! The location was amazing and it Is so close to the beach and everything and anything! The pool was the perfect escape from the hot beach! Was the room super fancy? No, but I didn’t choose this hotel for a super fancy room I’m chose it because it was simple and practical! I know I will be back!

12. Beachside Motel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Overlooking the ocean, this low-key motel is 3 miles from Fort Clinch State Park, 6 miles from Amelia Island Plantation and 7 miles from Fort Clinch State Park.Relaxed rooms (accessed via exterior corridors) come with WiFi, flat-screen TVs, desks and minifridges. Upgraded rooms add kitchenettes with microwaves, while suites add full kitchens.Parking and continental breakfast are free. Other amenities include an outdoor pool with ocean views.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the clean rooms
  • 5 min drive to Peters Point Beachfront Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 13 times
  • Some guests complained about the breakfast
  • Guests liked the ocean views
  • Guests praised the clean outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Robert Moore

My wife and I spent a week at Beachside motelWe fell in love with the place Rooms were clean, service was readily available

Provided a feeling of” Old Florida”We were happy to find this place and will revisit

13. Spencer House Inn by Brham (4-star hotel)

About this hotel

This quaint B&B in an 1872 Victorian property is a 5-minute walk from the ferry to Cumberland Island National Seashore and 2 miles from St. Marys Aquatic Center.Featuring wood floors, high ceilings and antique furniture, the genteel rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some have 4-poster beds, in-room soaking tubs and/or separate living areas.Along with parking, full breakfast and afternoon tea are included, and picnic lunches can be arranged for a surcharge. Additional amenities include 3 verandas, a lounge and a library with an antique piano.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to St Marys Submarine Museum Inc and Cumberland Island National Seashore Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned restaurants 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • The fitness center has weight machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a spa

Feedback From Real Customers

David McCullough

I noticed some less than great reviews before we stayed and realize now that they seem to have been directed at the previous owners Under the new owner and management, this place is great The staff was helpful and friendly

Everything is clean and well-kept Definitely as nice as any other B&B we’ve stayed in, especially considering the age of the building Every we were interested in was within walking distance St Mary’s is a charming, quiet little coastal village Good restaurants and little shops My only recommendation would be to add some variety to the breakfast offerings, though everything served was good Highly recommend if you’re looking for a short, low-stress trip Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach is an easy 45 minute drive away and was a nice excursion for the day

Samuel Maffei

Spencer House Inn is one of the best Bed & Breakfasts I have visited in the United States

The decor, the breakfast, the peach tea, EVERYTHING I liked!!! I would definitely come back again soonThank you very much to all the staff who treated us with great affection

Luis Garcés

The attention they have with people is very good, the hotel is beautiful and cozy It has very good views and is very close to restaurants and places to be with family and friends, as well as being very close to the ferry If you are going to go out to visit Cumberland Island, they give you the option of asking for an extra lunch to take with you

14. Courtyard by Marriott Amelia Island (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Off State Road 200/State Road A1A, this unpretentious hotel is set across the street from Fort Clinch State Park. It’s 4 minutes’ walk from Main Beach Park along the Atlantic Ocean.The informal rooms provide Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, plus minifridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Some add sofabeds. Upgraded rooms offer balconies and/or ocean views.There’s a casual restaurant. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool, a poolside bar/grill, a hot tub and a 24-hour gym, as well as event space. Parking and breakfast are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • The rooms have coffee makers and microwaves
  • Some guests disliked the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to Fort Clinch State Park and Pirate Playground
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned beaches 24 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Kristen S

This was just an overnight stop on our drive from Sarasota back to Philadelphia The hotel was so beautiful and smelled so nice! The staff was incredibly friendly Continental breakfast was a typical hotel free breakfast

Nothing too fancy Didn’t get a chance to order from the bistro The little Starbucks inside the hotel was so convenient Our view from the hotel room was gorgeous Could’ve seen the sun rise from the Atlantic Ocean if i would’ve gotten up a bit earlier Wish we would’ve been able to stay longer than just a night

Jeff Harrison

Had a wonderful stay!!! Hotel is newish and very clean! The entire staff was very nice Receptionist Kay was awesome and super helpful!!!! We were just a block from the beach and the weather was perfect Try Salt Life Restaurant

It’s a block away and very good food and atmosphere We were just 15 miles from downtown Amelia Island historic districtWe will be back

15. Residence Inn by Marriott Amelia Island (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modern all-suite hotel is 3 miles from the seaside town of Fernandina Beach, 5 miles from Fort Clinch State Park and 9 miles from Amelia Island State Park.The bright, relaxed rooms, range from studios to 2-bedroom suites. All feature kitchens, and living areas with pull-out sofas, as well as free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks.Complimentary perks include parking, cooked breakfast and an area shuttle. Other amenities consist of an outdoor pool and hot tub, along with a fitness center and BBQ facilities.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large rooms, which have refrigerators
  • 4 min drive to Egan’s Creek Greenway Trail
  • Guests liked the service, which has a concierge
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 14 times
  • The fitness center has weight machines and elliptical machines
  • The hotel has a boutique store
  • Guests praised the outdoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Stacey Craig

Everything about our stay was perfect! Every single one of the staff was amazing but Robyn, Cat, Dennis and Jen went above and beyond to make us feel at home! Robyn and Cat helped us at the front desk, Dennis gave us shuttle rides and local input, and Jen helped us as a manager with shuttle and room details My husband and I came to celebrate our toddlers birthday and were so impressed with the cleanliness of the room, the pool, lobby, breakfast etc The one bedroom suite was well stocked and very spacious! We used the shuttle to go to the downtown area and the beach and it was on time and easily available especially with a full hotel on a holiday weekend! Cannot say enough about the quality of hotel and kindness of the staff!

Buster Ecks

Phenomenal Stay! My check-in experience was great I believe the woman’s name was Robin She gave me some great ideas of places to grab food while in the area

She also gave me a heads up that many of the locations close early, which saved me from having an unwanted fast food dinner!The hotel room was great Open layout, but made is such a way where the bed isn’t in sight upon walking into the front door — this is something I don’t like thay many hotels do There was a full kitchen with stove, microwave, coffee maker, as well as pots, pans, and various cooking utensilsThe amenities were great as well! A gym (though a bit small), putting green, BBQ Grills, pool and hot poop, fire pit, and lots of places to sit and enjoy the air The location is also quite quiet Parking is free, and there’s a shuttle that will take and pick you up anywhere on the island Though know that they only have 1 shuttle, so your wait time may be a bit long, so plan accordinglyIn short, great stay, great room, and great staff!

Barry Hasson

Had a great one week stay here Very clean hotel with friendly helpful staff We were in a corner room on the fifth floor so it was very quiet

Bed was comfy and room was spacious One of our TVs could not connect to the internet, so we just watched on the bedroom TV The breakfast was incredible! New items added every day we were there Waffles, pastries, bagels, muffins, omelettes, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, Canadian bacon, sausage, cereal, oatmeal and much much more Sue, one of the wait staff was just great! Pool area was well kept and there were gas grills on the patio for guest use This hotel is an easy walk to the beach (two blocks) and is a short drive to everything There is also a very nice greenway trail that runs for a few miles behind the hotel Thepics are from the trailThe price for a stay is very reasonable We’ll be back!

16. Sea Cottages of Amelia

About this hotel

Set in colorful cottages linked by wooden walkways, this casual all-suite hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Seaside Park along the Atlantic Ocean, 3 miles from downtown and 13 miles from Interstate 95.Featuring decks, the airy, unfussy studios provide Internet access and smart TVs, as well as sofabeds and kitchenettes. The 1-bedroom suites have separate living rooms.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Egan’s Creek Greenway Trail
  • Guests mentioned beaches 14 times

Feedback From Real Customers

dom g

WOW Okay so first I want to say, this is the very first trip my wife and I have made together We chose Amelia Island to be our honeymoon destination and it was a GREAT choice

Sea Cottages of Amelia was great in so many ways From the ease of access to check in, to the kind people you encounteredWhen we arrived, there were carts for us to place our luggage in and roll to our room The parking lot had great space for us and it was not overcrowded or overwhelming When we entered the room, it was PERFECT We had a studio and it was equipped with everything we needed for the week The kitchen area was spacious, the couch was perfect, the air conditioning was AMAZING, the shower and bathroom had space and was very cleanWe were so impressed by the cottages and how close we were to the beach It was about a 5 minute walk down and we were right next to great places to eat If you want to drive, you’ll be looking at a 10 minute drive to downtown area but that is NOT BAD Parking was perfect the whole way aroundAll in all, we loved our stay and will be staying again Communication between us and the management before hand made the experience smooth, they even put flowers in our room so I could surprise my wife! It was something else!! STAY HERE!!


We had a fantastic stay at the Sea Cottages of Amelia Island! I truly felt like they thought of everything you’d need in your cottage giving you the comforts of home The decor and Sea Cottage itself was inviting and well thought out We loved the location on Sadler and convenience to the beach/downtown

We enjoyed talking with the staff in the lobby area Betsy and Glen gave us great activity ideas and wonderful restaurant recommendations Overall it was a great experience and we look forward to coming back soon!

Regina Carmon

This was a great find Close to the beach but quiet and not crowded They are dog friendly and so is the beach

Most amenities are provided If your room doesn’t have a stove just check the cabinets and you will find a single cooking eye The microwave is also a convection oven Everything you need without the fluff and extras We were very pleased and will book again

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