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The Addison on Amelia Island
614 Ash St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fort Pierce, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

A perfect spot to stay while visiting Fernandina and Amelia Island. Within walking distance to all of downtown and just a quick drive to the beach, this B&B offers all the comforts of home along with the pampering of a 5-Star hotel. Every day was a new, creative and delicious breakfast and happy hour was an intimate gathering with guests and our hosts for good wine or beer and great conversations and even some comic relief. Our room was clean and comfortable and although part of the building, it offered it's own private sanctuary with the deck area, view of the garden and separate seating area. Bob and Shannon made us feel comfortable and welcome and the entire staff was friendly and very helpful. 5-Stars.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at the Addison. We highly recommend this Bed & Breakfast. The rooms were beautiful & comfortable. Food was delicious. There was coffee available in the early morning if you like. In good weather you can walk to Centre Street.. Bob & Shannon were helpful with restaurant recommendations & reservations if needed. We hope to return again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Addison for one evening to celebrate my 40th birthday before headed to the Carolinas. We checked in late as we had experienced a puncture travelling from Ft Lauderdale, however, I did call out of courtesy twice to apologise and inform the owners of our whereabouts, we arrived about 20.30. We did not find our welcome to be as friendly as to be expected at all and our breakfast experience was quite awful! Whilst the room was very nicely decorated and met all hygiene expectations my husband describes this as the worse experience we have had as an interracial couple in over 12 years of visiting America.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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STidball, Owner at The Addison on Amelia Island, responded to this review, November 4, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We understand that it is hard to appreciate the value of staying at our B&B when you only stay for one night and arrive after Happy Hour is already over. It doesn’t really give you a chance to appreciate the inn’s amenities and to experience our beautiful little town. I wish you would have said something at breakfast if you weren’t happy with the meal. We would have been happy to prepare something more to your liking. Your Room Tip is excellent advice for future guests. The larger rooms have much more space for people travelling with lots of luggage.
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Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I just got back from a weekend at the Addison and had a fabulous time. Owners Bob and Shannon made everyone comfortable in their beautiful inn, which is a quick walk from the historic district. The breakfasts were AMAZING and complimentary appetizers, beer and wine are offered each night at the inn's happy hour on the back porch overlooking the garden and soothing fountain. We'll definitely be back!

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Green Features: The Addison recycles and has numerous green practices, including energy-efficient bulbs, environmentally friendly landscaping, the option for towel re-use and much more.
  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Addison. Shannon and Bob were a delight. Our room was very clean and well maintained. The bed was super comfortable. The decor was tasteful and the room had plenty of natural light. We especially enjoyed the social hour and looked forward to meeting up with the other guests. The breakfasts and appetizers served during the social hour were 5-Star quality. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

From the moment we walked in the front door and were greeted with a smile from Lee we felt right at home. Bob and Shannon couldn't have been nicer and accommodated our special nutritional needs (nut allergy). Breakfast was bountiful and deliciously gourmet. Shannon is such a wonderful cook. Happy hour was fun with good wine and beer, yummy appetizers and engaging conversation. We really enjoyed Bob's stories. The inn is cozy and gorgeous and couldn't have been cleaner. We had an absolutely wonderful stay and will be back again. The only regret...was that we had to leave.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Summit, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

From the moment we arrived for our 3-night stay, Bob & Shannon made us feel right at home. Our room, like the rest of the inn, was bright and clean and impeccably maintained. Everything is decorated tastefully and comfortably - no tacky floral wallpapers or overly stuffy curtains and linens like a lot of other inns and hotels. I loved our blue ceiling and private porch facing Ash Street was perfect for taking a break from sight-seeing in the middle of the day or relaxing in the mornings. (I even had a friendly cat from across the street visit me on morning). Shannon makes amazing breakfasts - the food was not only delicious but substantial enough that we skipped lunch most days. There was always water and snacks stocked in the house and happy hour every evening was a great way to get to know the other guests and hear the local gossip from Bob or get ideas for where to eat dinner.

The inn is a short walk to downtown and the marina, and a very short drive or bike ride to the beaches and Fort Clinch on the other side of the island. Bob & Shannon think of everything - from beach towels and chairs to bicycles - so you don't need to worry about anything. I recommend this place to anyone staying on Amelia Island. I wouldn't stay anywhere else if I go back.

As for Amelia Island in general: it was clearly low season and we had some iffy weather the first two days but it cleared up by the end of our stay and it was always comfortable. Unfortunately this affected our plans to go out to Cumberland Island on a ferry (they will cancel trips if there aren't enough reservations), but there was still plenty to keep us busy for the entire time we were there. My husband even found a few shark teeth on the beach on our last night.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 614 Ash St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Location: United States > Florida > Amelia Island > Fernandina Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Fernandina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the Addison on Amelia Island, a romantic Bed and Breakfast Inn nestled in a historic seaside village in Northern Florida. Three antebellum style buildings surround a central courtyard containing a three-tier fountain, lush gardens and winding brick pathways. The verandah, the social center of the inn, overlooks the courtyard. This is where you enjoy a delicious breakfast that is prepared and served by your innkeepers each morning and where you can join us for a glass of wine and appetizers while making new friends at the afternoon Happy Hour. Fourteen guest rooms seamlessly blend the elegance of a bygone era with the modern amenities, services and conveniences that today’s discriminating traveler expects. Each guest room has a private bath, some with oversized jetted tubs, with thirsty Turkish cotton towels and Green bath amenities. Luxurious bed linens, lots of large down-filled pillows and comfortable mattresses provide a good night’s sleep so that you awake refreshed and ready to enjoy your day. All guest rooms are air conditioned and free WiFi is available throughout the property. Complimentary bicycles and beach gear, including towels, chairs and umbrellas, are available for our guest’s use while exploring our beautiful island. ... more   less 
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