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Jekyll Island Club Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527   |  
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$175 Including Breakfast
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Looking forward to returning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

My family was greeted with lovely smiles of Katherine, Dara and Erica. They came across loving their job and where they work. The bellman, especially Roan was really helpful. Ashlia in the cafe was delightful. The pool bar staff was friendly and having towels provided was a bonus.

Renting bikes was a breeze. The trails are worth exploring. My children loved going to the beach. We liked our room. Could use a bit of fresh paint and new furniture. The grounds are maintained beautifully. Watching the sunset from the porch over looking the pool was a nice end to the day.

The wireless doesn't really work well in some places. Cell service was another issue to no fault of the hotel. It is after all a state park which seems to be loosing that feel from all the new builds.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Relaxing on the porch, under the angel oaks, by the pool and marsh with a drink, southern elegance at its best. Lovely setting between the marsh and ocean. Nice beach gazebo with snacks and dressing areas. No wonder the millionaires wanted to build here.

Room Tip: Choose a pool side view for a nice salt marsh view
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  • Stayed August 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We spent a long weekend here in August with some friends. The grounds are gorgeous, the food was very good and surprisingly reasonable. But the Hotel itself could use some updating as far as maintenance and upgrading goes. That said, I realize that there is a fine line between trying to maintain an historic "feel", and modernizing human comforts. For example the beds could really use more comfortable mattresses and some woodwork repair and painting would be in order in trying to bring this Southern Gem back to its original condition.

Nice shuttle service takes you over to their beach pavilion or you can drive your car, and the food over there at the little beach grill is good. It's a long, hot sand walk down to the beach though, so bring your shoes.


I have to say the croquet court was meticulously maintained with loving attention. I commend whomever keeps it up. It is a fabulous court, and we immensely enjoyed the opportunity to play on it.

I had a great time. Like I said the food at Latitude 31 (entrees $20-$24...the grouper was perfectly prepared)) and the Grand Dining Room (I had rack of lamb $35- was good to excellent, and a good value ...I got FIVE perfectly prepared lamb chops for $35 .....at most high end restaurants 2-3 max is the norm at a higher rate). The Sunday brunch was a little expensive at $29 per person, but it was tremendously varied rivaling the Sunday brunches I have had in New Orleans. The shrimp were boiled to perfection (not easy to do this properly). The bars have a great selection of premium liquors and beers, and all the drinks I had were good to excellent so kudos to the bartenders around the resort.....you folks know how to make a drink! The vodka gimlets made with Grey Goose were excellent in the Grand Dining Room and in The Pub, and the peach daiquiris at the pool bar were awesome . And the staff everywhere were all friendly and helpful (including Ms. Katha in reservations prior to our stay who was very nice and helpful in answering all my questions, and sent me a prompt confirmation email).

So enjoy the history, the food, the atmosphere, and grounds. While I wouldn't stay for a week, a long weekend stay was very relaxing and enjoyable. It's not a Four Seasons hotel, but if you enjoy history, you will not be disappointed. I will definitely return.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 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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Ladson, SC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

My husband and I had a relaxing long weekend at the Jekyll Island Club. Although our room was not large, it was quite comfortable and nice. We enjoyed the café several times and the Grand Dining Room plus the lobby bar. Jekyll is a wonderful place to bicycle, and bike rental is at the hotel at a minimal cost. We took a dolphin cruise from the pier across the street and saw some gorgeous sunsets from the pier. On Thurs., Fri., and Sat. nights, there is a live band on the pier, but don't get your hopes up about the quality of the talent. Of course, the "cottages" are very close to the club, and there are many walking/bicycling paths. Life at the Jekyll Island Club is quiet, peaceful, relaxing, and quite enjoyable.

Room Tip: We were in Room 2306 which was very convenient to the elevator, the café, etc.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We enjoyed a week long stay with friends from TX. The hotels history and grounds were special. The rooms were spacious and the staff friendly. It was tough to decide between a 3 or 4 but I went with 3 because you would expect a little more from this caliber of a resort. There is NO cell signal in the resort which was a problem for me. And the wifi signal is very weak in the rooms. So don't plan on working while you are there. We ate the breakfast buffet each day as part of our room package and it was typical hotel fare. In the end, we had a wonderful trip with our friends, but if I were picking the place I would probably pick a different resort.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Beautiful place to exercise and spend time outdoors. Great running and biking paths. Hotel rents bikes for half or full days. Hotel and Island offer several dining options. Island offers multiple golf courses, access to the beach and various activities both for adults and children. Island offers ocean beach access as well as river wharf access.
Southern Charm at it's finest!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This property is among the favorites of all places we have ever stayed - in the US or elsewhere. The grounds are more beautiful than I know how to describe, and the service is spectacular, and gracious. For us, though, as much as the beauty, the history and our imaginings of what life was once like on this property, in these same buildings, keeps us coming back. We can't get enough. We don't visit often, but we leave with wonderful and lasting memories when we do. We stayed in the Cherokee Cottage this time, in what we imagined to have been the servant's quarters on the back pof the house, and we agreed that we would gladly stay as the servants if we could stay in this room. The marble bathroom vanity was the original from when the "cottage" was built a hundred years ago. Beautiful, and it's remarkable how much they retained from the original structures as they renovated for today's guests.

Room Tip: We love the rooms with some kind of balcony.
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  • Stayed August 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: 371 Riverview Drive, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
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Location: United States > Georgia > Georgia Coast > Golden Isles of Georgia > Jekyll Island
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Jekyll Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Jekyll Island Club Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gracious Jekyll Island Georgia accommodations set the stage for your landmark experience. The resort presents 157 rooms and suites in five historic settings. ... more   less 
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