The Jacksonville Butler Boulevard is a great value hotel. It is a bit confusing to find if you are not well versed in the interesting roadway intersections nearby but once on the property you won't be disappointed. The landscape is well kept and the porte cochere adds to the upscale feeling for the hotel. The decor immediately inside the door is elegant and refined. Why management clutters it up with marketing displays and unnecessary announcement boards is beyond me. The front desk staff is friendly and purposeful about your time in front of them and are more concerned with speed than chit chat, which can cut both ways. Personally, I like the limited chit chat to get in the door to my room sooner on checkin. I have asked for and received a room on the southeast quadrant of the building, which is away from the outdoor pool, outside mechanical and nearby highway. It is like sleeping in a crypt and I love it.
The room is obviously a very quiet room. I am still torn on the sleep number beds. I like them for the adjustability, but they have these awkward side panels so that when you sit on the edge of them the side panels fold under your weight. Picky? Perhaps, but I do like sleeping on them, just not sitting on the edge of the bed. The room is nicely appointed with a comfortable chair and side table. Rather than a luggage rack, there is a rectangular padded bench that I typically drag over to the chair for use as a great longish ottoman. The closet is spacious and has a coded safe, should you need to secure your goods. The TV is a typical credenza size with the typical smattering of news, features and sports. There is a coffee maker that looks well stocked, but I didn't use it. The lighting in the room is minimal, without the intuitive switches. They opted for indirect lighting throughout the main room with a direct light in the entry. Windows are wide and the blackout curtains are among the best at doing their job. The pillows (two to a bed, with no extras in the closet) are comfortable. There are two decorative sham pillows per bed to complement the decor and provide a nice backstop when reading in bed.
The bath is well appointed, although one could heat a small country with the over the sink lighting. The tile is just starting to show the age with a bit of grout mold here and there, and stains showing at the drip lines on the tub tops. Hard to notice a clean tub when the grout needs a little work. It's too bad because had it been a good install to begin with, there wouldn't be this problem. Don't let this overshadow the fantastic hot water and bath soap Radisson allows you here. Endless hot showers are sometimes needed and this hotel can make that happen without interruption.
The cleanliness of the room was very good. The areas you will touch and see get cleaned, while everything else is fair game perhaps monthly or less. Not a bad thing and perfectly average for this calibre of hotel. Clean I can see is clean to me for a short stay. For an extended stay I'd have made a call to spruce it up a bit more.
I had tried the in house restaurant on a previous trip and it unfortunately was a bit off. Doesnt mean it is bad or not recommended, just that I prefer waitstaff and cooks that are well practiced in their chosen jobs. This is not a eatery in a hotel, but a hotel without convenient meal service nearby, thus an eatery offered. An afterthought of sorts. Considering your other choice is the nearby Dave & Busters, well now there is a quandry.
The overall experience here is above average for my expectations, despite the odd quirk here or there. I'd recommend it, have stayed here before and will stay again. The quantity and quality here are known and consistent.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Tingo, Hotels.com, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Venere, Agoda and Otel so you can book your Radisson Jacksonville Butler Boulevard reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Radisson Jacksonville Butler Boulevard Hotel Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Radisson