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“Great Hotel for A Short Getaway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front

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Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   19 South Second Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034   |  
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Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Fernandina Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Orlando, Florida
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Great Hotel for A Short Getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

My wife and I just came back from a 2 day stay in Amelia Island and we're very glad that we ended up at the Hampton Inn on South 2nd Street. My wife has already made it a point to let me know that when we do come back we need to stay at this specific hotel again. This Hampton Inn is located in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. It's convenient to everything...shops, restaraunts, you name it. Once you arrive, there is no need to get back in your vehicle except to drive out to the beach if you so choose because everything is within walking distance from the hotel. There is one important thing to note. The hotel is located right on the river next to railroad tracks. The train came through a few times during the night and sounded its whistle. If you are going to have an issue with this, please be sure to mention it to the front desk staff (if they don't ask you beforehand) so that your room can be located on the other side of the hotel away from the tracks. The hotel itself is very nice and almost feels like home. There was a nice fire burning in the lobby fireplace when we arrived. There is complimentary coffee, tea, etc set up right there in the main lobby area. The front desk staff during our stay was very pleasant and helpful when needed. While we didn't really see our cleaning staff, our room was kept very neat. We booked our stay though our Amex Hilton Honor Program and were upgraded to a suite with a kitchen, living room and the main bedroom. The room was clean and comfortable. The water pressure in the shower was fantastic! Complimentary Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am each day on the 2nd floor, and is very worth it especially if you're on a budget. The breakfast spread was very nice and including everything from cereal, pastries, belgian waffles, sausage.......and all the rest. There is also a pool, but at this time a year all we did was look at it :) There is also plenty of free parking at the hotel. There is no shortage of things to do in the area. My wife and I did a carriage tour of the area and were picked up right at the front of the hotel. All in all, this was a great hotel if not a bit impressive for the Hampton Inn. We were very pleased!

Room Tip: Rooms away from train track are quieter.
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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

We stayed in the Princess Suite. It was a nice suite with a kitchenette, a sitting area with a sofa and chair and TV and small balcony. The window in the sitting area overlooks the pool and beyond to the marina area. The bedroom was large and beautiful antique like decor. There is a jacuzzi tub in the corner of the room and a small sink/dressing area. The bathroom has a large shower with 2 shower heads.
The staff was very nice and helpful and the breakfast area on the second floor is beautiful with plenty of room.
My problem with this hotel was that room seemed to be partially upgraded. The carpet and furniture was nice but the ceiling has spackled areas that hadn't been painted, the bathroom needed updating, the wall paper was peeling.
As far as as cleanliness, the room was clean but not thoroughly cleaned. There was lots of dust bunnies in the vents and I found a coffee cup with lipstick on it, so I just put all the dishes in the dishwasher before I left.
Walking down the stairway from the second floor to the lobby you can see dust on the plant in the corner.
I think the hotel would be a great hotel if it just got a thorough cleaning and the work completed in the room.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, FL
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

You will be pleased will this hotel. The facility is one of the best in town and in the Hampton chain. The staff is helpful and will tell you about all the great places nearby. I highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbus, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

We've stayed at this Hampton twice now and enjoyed our visit both times. The location is perfect. I also like staying at Fernandina Beach, especially if it's during warm months since you're right on the ocean, but it's so hard to beat this downtown spot too. It's right in the middle of small town America and I love it! The facilities are excellent, the staff is warm and welcoming, the food is good, and the rooms are comfortable. We reserved a suite this last time, and it was very nice to have the extra space since there were three of us in one room. I loved the lounge area too. Everything was as expected or better even yet!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

I did not expect a whole lot from a Hampton Inn. Used to staying in more luxury resort type properties, not much to choose from in Fernandina and the Ritz Carlton was booked. This is a VERY nice hotel and an exceptional value. It is all you would expect from a 3 star property with plenty of restaurants within a stone’s throw and large spacious rooms. Beautiful lobby, breakfast lounge and elevated pool with views of the water over the marina and a beautiful sunset view. I had one of their larger suites and it was as nice as any of the rooms I've stayed. Highly recommend, cute downtown area and stumbling distance to the great local bars like The Palace Saloon and O'Kanes Irish Pub. You don't get that at the larger resorts, so I lucked out with my first choice being booked up!

Room Tip: Go with the larger suites, King George is beautiful with great views.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JustFred1974, Director of Revenue at Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for having chosen our Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island, FL; we appreciate your business. Yours are very kind and humbling comments. Our staff works very hard to ensure every guest feels the same way you do about our property. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Cocoa, Florida
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We've been going to this hotel for years. I agree with most of the reviews about the good location right in town and the nice views of the water. Everyone is helpful, and the kitchen suites are very nice rooms. The breakfast is good, also. We always enjoy our stay here while in Fernandina Beach! I love to shop while my husband takes a little nap after driving. Then we go out to one of the fine restaurants for dinner!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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JustFred1974, Director of Revenue at Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front, responded to this review, November 29, 2011
Thank you for having chosen our Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island, FL; we appreciate your business. Thank you so much for returning to our property. Depending on the time of the year, normally during the winter, our suites are as affordable as regular hotel rooms. Not to mention the ambiance and feel of downtown Fernandina Beach on winter time is second to none. Next time, try one of our fireplace suites. Your husband can kick his legs up on the lazy boy chair, crank the fireplace up, and nap away.
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

We have stayed in a suite here twice. Typical Hampton value with great breakfast included and cookies & lemonade on reception in the afternoon. Love the regular receptions in hotel serving free local food & bargain drinks. The hotel guest manager is great tho his English accent is more dick van dyke than authentic! Public areas are v stylish (chaise in reception is beautiful) rooms are clean & spacious. Highly recommend both this hotel and Amelia Island.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 19 South Second Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Location: United States > Florida > Amelia Island > Fernandina Beach
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#1 Business Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#2 Family Hotel in Fernandina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island-Historic Harbor Front 2.5*
Number of rooms: 122
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