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“Best location” 4 of 5 stars
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Amelia Hotel at the Beach
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   1997 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034   |  
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Ranked #10 of 11 Hotels in Fernandina Beach
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Best location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Let me start by saying that if I were to return to Amelia Island I would probably stay here again. The location is as close as you are going to get to the beach, and there is a great restaurant/beach bar right across the street and a great bar right down the street.

With that said, it is important to note that my first impression when entering the hotel was that it was a bit worn, but had been painted to look better. The rooms were clean and large enough, as was the bathroom. The balcony, while offering an "ocean view" also offered the parking lot of a dumpy apartment building and the trash recepticles of the restaurant across the street. I've had a larger balcony on a cruise shop, but it was what it was.

If bright and new is what you are looking for, stay at the Marriott property down the street. If you are looking for clean, don't have to have a new hotel, and want a fantastic location to a restaurant, a bar, and the beach, this is the place to stay. In spite of its shortcomings, I'll give it 4 stars for it's location and the fact that it was clean and the breakfast was great.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are undergoing quite a bit of work to get us ready for the season, so hopefully by the time you return, our outside appearance will match our inside. We appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My best friend and I (late 20's) travel once a year to different locations. This year we landed in Amelia Island, Florida for a work trip. We stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 2 nights and Amelia Hotel at the Beach for 3 nights (April 2013). We did not have a car since we flew into JAX so we thought the hotel was in a good spot. Sliders is a restaurant across the street on the beach and was a nice place to grab a drink or lunch. There is a place close by that rents beach chairs for cheap and there are other restaurants around the hotel which made it easy with no car. The pool isn't very nice at the hotel but we were mainly there for the beach. The room was nice - had a mini fridge and a nice bathroom. We stayed on the back side of the hotel so we didnt have a view. They served chocolate chip cookies every afternoon in the lobby. The breakfast was nice - wasnt the best but it was free. There is a no alcohol rule on the beach so we werent too happy about that. We heard the police wont mess with you if it's hidden in a cup but wouldnt suggest drinking out of cans/bottles. This was an annoyance that will probably keep us from coming back. We knew another couple staying at this hotel and they had problems with their room but I'm unsure what that was all about. I think for the price and location this is a great choice. The staff was super friendly and we didnt have any issues with housekeeping. Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your input. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The staff really tries to give you the most enjoyable experience. Unfortunately we do not make the laws governing alcohol on the beach, but there are many places where you can sit beachfront and have a cocktail.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Beautiful from the outside, and the location was great. Right across from Sliders seaside restaurant (which we love even more now that it has been remodeled) and the beach!
We had a room with a balcony overlooking the street, so it was a bit noisy at night being right at the intersection. The view from the balcony was pretty bad - seeing the back door of Sliders where all the trash piles up - not what I would like to have to look at but thats whats there.
The room was ok but needs remodeling. The Wi-Fi didn't work from our room, and when I called about it, the girl just said to come to the lobby where it worked better... WHAT??! The breakfast was in the lobby and sufficient but there wasn't much room to sit. I always like to enjoy a swimming pool but their pool was very basic and small, with no view, located behind the hotel, no shade, no anything but some water so we didn't even use it. We've been to the island many times and usually stay somewhere else but I wanted to try this place, it looked so charming. But we won't be back...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We apologize your stay wasn't as you hoped it would be. Hopefully you will return and give us another chance to impress you.

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Yulee, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We baptized our little boy this last weekend and had family in from out of town that stayed here. They loved the hotel and the service was top notch. Bending over backwards to get us great accommodations at a great price!

Great for a ""staycation as well!

Room Tip: ocean side upper floor balcony
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thanks you so much for your kind words. We strive to give everyone the best stay possible, and are pleased we did that for you and your family. Please come see us again.

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We stayed for 6 nights for our 25th anniversary and loved it. The staff was great, very friendly and accomodating, they upgraded our room to an oceanview. Has the best location, right across the street from the beach and Sliders seafood bar and grill. Very clean, beds are super comfortable, husband loved having the big flat screen TV and the bar setup with the fridge. The rooms are very soundproof, never heard a sound from another room even on the weekend when the place was full. Breakfast buffet basic but good, can sit inside or outside. A great place to stay for couples

Room Tip: Oceanview rooms have great view of the sunrise over the beach in the morning
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased you were able to celebrate your special occasion here with us. We strive to give each guest the best possible experience, so it is wonderful to hear that we succeeded. We look forward to your return visit.

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Maiden, NC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

There are not enough words to say what a wonderful experience we had while staying at this hotel. Marianna and her staff were super friendly and very accomodating. The hotel is located directly across the street from the beach. It is also directly across the street from Sliders Seafood Grill. I can't wait to return! Already planning our next trip back!!!

Room Tip: If looking for a room with a view, request 2nd or 3rd floors on south side of building.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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Amelia H, Guest Relations Manager at Amelia Hotel at the Beach, responded to this review, May 2, 2013
Thank you for your glowing review. Your experience is what we want for all of our guests. We really strive to give you a wonderful relaxing getaway. We look forward to your return.

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Address: 1997 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
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Location: United States > Florida > Amelia Island > Fernandina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Fernandina Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Amelia Hotel at the Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amelia Hotel & Suites on Amelia Island features 86 rooms, some suites with whirlpool and balcony with partial views of the beach and ocean. We offer outdoor pool, complimentary Hot N Healthy breakfast and Wi-Fi Internet. The famous Amelia Island/Fernandina beaches are just steps from our front doors, and we are just minutes to the historical Fernandina downtown area, and of course, our renowned Fernandina Beach golf courses. We also have facilities for small meetings, Beach Weddings and family events. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Amelia Island Hotel
Hotel Amelia Island
Amelia Hotel At The Beach Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach, FL

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