When making the trip from West Palm Beach, FL to NC, Amelia Island/Fernandina is my halfway point as make this trip many times. I also have relatives in the area and prefer to stay at a hotel. I usually stay at the Hampton Inn on 19 S 2nd St Fernandina Beach; however, have had very bad experiences three different times, so this time decided to try the Hampton Sadler location---was an excellent choice. It was pouring rain and called from cell to the Sadler location. Katherine was very nice and answered my questions and made reservation over phone. She was prompt, courteous, and very friendly upon arrival (after driving in the rain for 6 hrs and checking in that evening after 9 pm). I also inquired about the tapas restaurant next door (which was great, by the way and they offered me a discount when mentioning I was staying at the Hampton Inn). I would highly recommend this hotel over the other Hampton Inn due to following: Sadler has an excellent front desk - friendly and recognizes the Hilton Honor Status, and the AAA; the hotel is updated with nice furnishings, and love the lounge/breakfast area, and best of all ---the A/C in the room. This is a big plus for me as want it cool, and able to leave the Fan on high on the AC at all times (versus auto which wakes you up like the old one at the other 2nd Street Hampton Inn). I was offered a nice first floor room with sitting area. I am highly allergic and at other brands stay in Allergy Free Pure rooms, so was delighted to see the humidifier and love the running which helps me sleep. The bed was heavenly and slept great, no noise, and good Wi-Fi signal. I was planning on bike riding and a morning beach walk; however, was still raining the next morning. (maybe next trip) I will definitely stay at the hotel every trip to Amelia Island. Ideal location, clean, and near the beach. (I am in the hotel business as principal of an online marketing consulting firm for brand and independent boutique hotels, so service is of the utmost importance!)
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