Now, understand that One Ocean is working with a very old building to start with, which means just one main bank of elevators and some serious wait times, but honestly, that's the only nit - and barely a nit as it was fun to sort of chat up other guests and be social during the times we waiting for elevators - I can even think of. Every one of the staff we ran into - from the front desk to the restaurant to the pool to the early-morning cleaning crew folks I ran into when my toddler decided to wake up at 4:40 a.m. and I took him out of the room to spare my wife - were just really nice. Extra kudos to Hugh the bartender, who not only poured a beautiful gin cocktail but was super friendly and really actually ran a lively bar, engaging people, chatting folks up - he's the kind of guy you just want to hang with. I though the rooms were terrific for the somewhat modest size, the bed was really great, the bathroom small-ish but very functional and the cleaning staff terrific, even if it wasn't entirely clear who got turndown service and when - I'm not sure it ever is at a resort. We were there July 4 and while the place was fully booked it never felt too busy and the pool/beach areas weren't crowded. We were lucky enough to have a 5th floor south-facing room that provided a great view of a series of fireworks shows that our boy was enraptured by (boom! he kept saying) and if you've got kids I think this is a terrific choice. The restaurants within walking distance were solid and even brilliant (North Shore Fish Camp - that's some good eating.) and there's lots to see and do within a couple of blocks. In short, this is a perfect-sized place to get some beach time in and the staff there was brilliant. We're figuring out when we can get back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to Oceanfront splendor with luxury accommodations and intuitive service at our Florida vacation resort. The artful getaway is situated on the sweeping white sands and rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic Beach, minutes from Jacksonville. The luxury oceanfront resort luring guests in with its cobblestone streets featuring an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, art galleries, ice-cream parlors and nightlife options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- One Ocean Hotel Atlantic Beach
- 1 Ocean Resort
- One Ocean Atlantic Beach