Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

Elizabeth Pointe Lodge

98 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Outdoor porch overlooking the ocean. Dine, read, or great spot to just relax.
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4.5
#4 of 17 hotels in Fernandina Beach
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.7
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Elizabeth Pointe offers oceanfront relaxation with refined Southern hospitality. Wrap-around porches, beautifully decorated rooms, seaside dining at The Pointe Restaurant, room service and staff to exceed your expectations will all be a part of your stay at Elizabeth Pointe. Relax in a rocking chair with a glass of sweet tea and ocean views from the broad porch and you will see why this Inn received the 2018 Conde Nast Best Service Award and is featured as one of Southern Living Magazine's Great Inns of the South.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Concierge
Parking garage
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

98 South Fletcher Avenue, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Shawn P wrote a review Jun 2020
Clearwater, Florida353 contributions46 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved loved our stay here! Where do I begin? This is on the beach so wonderful to walk out to the beach anytime as well as set your gear on great blue lounging chairs with umbrellas if you so choose. We aren’t comfortable with large crowds due to Pandemic so this was just the right size. We stayed in the Serenity suite in a building to the side of main building and was perfect for us. This is up a flight of stairs but also a similar suite below if stairs are hard for you. There is an elevator in the main building but we never used it. The seating areas were plentiful and comfortable and charming! We loved spending time on the porch listening to the ocean waves.

Very cute small boutique from which I bought a basket, toffee and shopping bag which was fun. We loved breakfast- a lot of hotels are discontinuing but not here. Could order room service or go to the dining room and order. Delicious scones, French toast, scrambled eggs and made to order omelettes!

Our stay here reminded me of a Nantucket inn on Fernandina Beach! We really enjoyed our stay and will return!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kimberly G wrote a review Jul 2021
Asheville, North Carolina86 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first stay at an inn rather than a hotel and now I see what I have been missing! Location location location! They are right on the beach with a small stretch that is their private area that they set up lingers with umbrellas.

The rooms are charming and the deck on the main is equipped with high top tables chairs and also a few rockers to sit and enjoy the ocean view. The breakfast was amazing as well as a wonderful reception everyday from 3-5 with light appetizers and drinks.

The entire staff was incredible! Every staff member treated you with such genuine care and were extremely attentive. My only issue of the stay was that parking is limited and we did have to park in overflow once which is a precarious walk down the street with traffic.

I would certainly stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Be aware that if you come in later that you will probably have to park in overflow...which was...
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drumdan2002 wrote a review Mar 2021
Valparaiso, Indiana49 contributions53 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3 nights at this beautiful oceanfront inn and experienced nothing but amazing service to go along with the views! We had an oceanfront room which was small but accommodating with everything you want or need. I would recommend the Tradewinds suite if you can get it, by far the best room at the inn. Don't miss happy hour which is from 5:00-7:00 with complementary beverages and snacks. A great way to meet and greet with the other guests at the inn. There are also a couple restaurants that are walking distance to the Inn but you will need to drive to get to Fernadinas historic district with all the shops and restaurants. Uber is non existent but there are 2 very good taxi services that can get you where you need to go.
My thanks again to the staff for going out of their way to provide amazing service!
We will return~
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Tradewinds suite is the best
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Tampawithkids2 wrote a review Feb 2020
Odessa, Florida38 contributions10 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
After our stay I received an email asking I review the property on Trip Advisor. So I will-
My husband and I stayed here 20 + years ago before we had children- now that our youngest is in college I thought it would be a great trip..... This once was a top notch, every detail attended, to lodge. I do not mind spending more money if it is rewarded with the level of service that matches what I pay. This was not the case. The mattress in our room was old, worn and lumpy. The springs squeaked upon any movement. The windows that overlook the ocean are dirty and do not allow for a clear view. We could not catch a picture of the beautiful sunrise each morning. I understand sea air does this to a window but the amount we paid should include clean windows- small thing but such an important detail. While my husband was taking a shower the water pressure dropped to nothing and the water trickled out (the front desk offered to move us to the building next to the lodge but he had managed to rinse the soap off after 20 minutes and we were already running behind and now were late for what we had planned and it was our last night so we decided to pass) At night they offer very dull appetizers (cut up vegetables and ranch) and wine. Based on the breakfast and the happy hour food I am not sure I can recommend eating here for dinner. We had memories of sitting on the porch playing games. Finding a game with all the items needed to play took some work and all games were well worn. Please invest in a new selection of cards, chess board, backgammon and such. The fire place no longer works and it would have been nice to sit in front of the fire because it was cold for north Florida the weekend that we were there.
I once loved this place. My husband has already declared he won't return. I am sadden by my review and hope that this wonderful place can once again return to the magical place that earned it a Conde Nast award. It would not earn such an award based on it's current condition. Please understand I would not have written this review had I not received an email requesting I do so and I really love this place and only want to give honest feed back to help you improve.
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Date of stay: February 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from EPOwner, Owner at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Responded Feb 17, 2020
Good Afternoon, I am sorry to hear that your stay was not as lovely as it was 20+ years ago. We have changed quite a bit about the Inn since we purchased it from the Caples 8 years ago and I can certainly understand how that could be difficult for prior guests. We have replaced all of the mattresses within the last 3 months but I am sorry that these were not comfortable for you. We do have mattress pads available upon request for guests who prefer a softer bed. The water situation is, unfortunately, beyond our control. The new hotel construction across the road has caused disruption in water pressure across the North End of the island. I will definitely invest in new games for the main area so that guests are able to play those on cold or rainy days. The fireplace is not useable and according to the fire marshal, should never have been used due to inappropriate building structure which could have caused carbon monoxide poisoning for guests. We are, however, looking into insert options so that guests can enjoy the fireplace ambiance next cold season. I do appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback and will make sure to relay the items with our control to my staff so that we can improve future guest experiences. Warmest, Tarah Dunlop
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Susan W wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
After reading the details of Elizabeth Pointe Lodge I was excited to make the trip for my birthday. Sadly, it was not as described.
PROS: Lovely beach with beach chairs. umbrellas, and beach towels.
Lovely view and porch.
CONS: The more expensive oceanfront view rooms are directly over the porch below. Partiers on the porch carried on LOUDLY until 2 a.m. making it impossible to sleep. I wanted to take lunch with me on a bike ride, only to find out that all lunches must be ordered 24 hrs in advance (website states "beach menu available all day"). After a day of bike riding I wanted to take a bath in the oversized tub, only to find that the tub would not hold water at all.
Waited over 1 hr for breakfast one morning. Teenaged servers are very nice, but desperately need training. We had to ask repeatedly every day for missing items from the order - salt, pepper, flatware, and other items are often not brought and one must wait and wait for needed items.
Happy hour "hors d'oeuvres" consisted of olives or tomatoes on a toothpick, or a parfait (with wine or beer?), or an apple slice wrapped with cheese.
No maid service on one of the days so no clean towels for the morning shower.
Housekeeping staff leaves at 1pm and if they missed your room you are out of luck.
Dinner is not served at this hotel and town is a 2 mile walk (no uber or taxi service), so be sure to have a car if you stay here,
I asked for a 1 hr late check out, hoping they might make up for the inconveniences, and was given only 30 minutes.

I would not recommend the hotel for more than a one night stay at the most.
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Date of stay: May 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Oceanfront rooms can be noisy as they are direcly over the open wrap around porch.
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chadz52 wrote a review Oct 2020
Atlanta, Georgia788 contributions322 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
You cannot beat the location if you are a beach lover. Easy to find but you will need a vehicle to go to a restaurant in the historic district. Contactless checkin. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We had a sheet on the bed with a stain and the front desk person came up and changed the sheets. The wine reception at 5 pm is nice and they usually have a snack to go with the wine. Our bathroom sink was almost stopped up and we reported it but no one came to fix it for two days. Parking is good and plentiful. I would forgo the beach and stay in the historic district should we return. Breakfast is included and we ate in our room one morning. However, it is a little awkward since there was no table in the room. We went down the next morning early and ate in the dining room. We had the room all to ourselves. Room and shower needs updating.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Eric P wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Our trip to the Lodge was tarnished from the beginning. When we arrived, we were told that they had canceled our reservation (that we made two months before our visit) a week ago. We received no notification of the cancelation and we were actually sent an email from hotels.com after their "cancelation" saying our visit was confirmed. As we stood there, luggage in hand, after driving 6 hours from Atlanta, the manager on duty told us there was no room at the inn. My dad then asked to speak to the owner, and the manager told us that the owner was too busy to speak to us... yes. us. a guest at their hotel who had driven 6 hours, prepaid to stay there, and were standing in the lobby at 4:30 on NYE with no place to stay for the night.
My dad then proceeded to ask if all the rooms were currently, literally filled with people and the manager told us yes. Not but 5 minutes later a couple walks in ready to check-in (lie #1 of the visit). It isn't good practice or principle to lie to your guests. Lucky for the inn, a guest who had just recently checked in walked down and said he was uncomfortable with there being a wedding at the hotel and he'd like to credit his stay for his next visit. So, Elizabeth Pointe put me (a 21 year old) in a King Size bed with my 52 year old parents to ring in the New Year. How nice! The following morning, we were hoping to speak to the owner of the hotel to get some monetary compensation for the inconvenience and discomfort, and the woman at the front desk appeared to be one of the owners. My dad stated our room number on several accounts to prompt her to apologize for the situation and nothing was said. We checked out, grabbed a water and were about to walk out the door and no apology was offered. My dad then brought it to her (who was the owner) attention and she took no responsibility, offered no monetary discount, no free champagne for the new year, not even an apology. Instead, she said it was no fault of their own and we'd have to fight hotels.com for compensation. Absolutely ridiculous.
If you look at the negative reviews on this page, the pattern is clear. If you have any issue whatsoever, the management will neglect responsibility and make you out to be the bad guy. Even their responses to a negative review is tacky! Look at the toilet review (of course there was a lot of toilet paper in the toilet because they had a nonfunctioning toilet for 24 hours!). If you don't have issues, you'll probably enjoy your stay! Breakfast was tasty, the lodge was quaint and cute, the view was terrific, the small lodge offers a quiet getaway, and downtown Fernandina offers all you'd ever want.
We never asked for a free room after all this. We just wanted an apology and some grace and a place to stay for the night.
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Date of stay: December 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ocean view room worth it. "sunset rooms" overlook the street.
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Linda B wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We've been coming for twenty years. I have to say I was underwhelmed and actually disappointed in the changes that have occurred since the new ownership made changes.
The old world charm has been lost with some obvious decor changes. The beautiful brass lanterns have all been replaced with tacky modern glass lighting. The pictures of the ancient sea vessels are gone. The white porch tables and chairs are gone and substituted with ugly gray seating. There are no longer lemonade and fresh perked coffee available all day. Instead the coffee is in an industrial dispenser. The breakfast no longer features home baked breads but an assortment of obvious store bought selections. No fresh juice. And the beautiful old sea style coffee mugs are now ugly gray dime store mugs. Even the staff are attired differently. they used to all wear custom polo shirts and be well groomed. Now they sport clothes of their own comfort choice obviously.These are the charming items that distinguished E P L from any other B&B. Such a shame.
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Date of stay: August 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Traveler5858 wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The rooms are small and bathrooms are very outdated and pretty gross; especially at this price point.
Sink faucets were on backwards. One tub faucet was broken. The toilet barely flushed. No where to put your things. There is a small wardrobe. The safe kept locking before I could put in a code so it wasn't usable. The chairs face the bed, so you can only watch TV in/on the bed.

They did nothing special for our anniversary.
First afternoon snack was a mushy meatball thing with pineapple slices. They serve wine, beer and soda. They do provide plenty of bottled water a daily treat and beach towels.

The daily breakfast was ok, nothing special. Weird and wet looking scrambled eggs. I did order scrambled egg whites and turkey sausage. I believe the turkey sausage was microwaved as it was tough.

We rented the bikes with lunch and wine for an extra $125. The lunch was very haphazard. The package stated the lunch would be packed for travel. I was wondering how gumbo would work and it didn't. We ate the gumbo in the Cafe area. The sandwiches were boxed and put in a plastic bag you get from the grocery store. I had in mind a picnic basket :(. There was no basket on the bikes so you could carry the lunch, stop somewhere and enjoy it with your wine. Just rent bikes from a local company and go back out and drive to get lunch!

We really did enjoy the bike ride through Fort Clinch. It was like riding through a rainforest on this day. For the price we paid, I was very disappointed, but it was in a great location. If we were to go back, I think we would do an airbnb.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Wendy C wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Georgia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the closest walk to the beach with ever had sans staying in a private beachfront home. Staff are very kind and helpful. My one con would be the breakfast and lunch options. This breakfast is definitely the most plain of any other B&B's we have visited. A brunch casserole or Frittata instead of scrambled eggs would be much better and commensurate with other B&B's we have stayed at on Amelia Island and other destinations. The lunch is a sparse selection of 5 sandwiches and a bag of chips which must be ordered 24 hours in advance. ?????? Great view but no balconies. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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SmilingCyclist asked a question Aug 2022
Massachusetts, United States108 contributions15 helpful votes
Hi! What is served at breakfast and the happy hour? Is it an easy place to eat vegetarian? Thank you!
Answer from micky h
Pinckney, Michigan6 contributions4 helpful votes
I don’t remember what was served at breakfast. The Happy Hiur apps included ham pinwheels but they ran out quickly!
greenaa0 asked a question Sep 2020
greenaa06 contributions
Does the property have a communal fire pit?
Answer from Cherie K
7 contributions1 helpful vote
I did not see a fire pit at all. Fires are not allowed on any beach in Florida between May 1st and October 1st due to the Marine Turtle Nesting.
Seth C asked a question Apr 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Is the lodge within walking distance of the town area?
Answer from james b
Toronto, Canada12 contributions7 helpful votes
No - it is about 3 - 5 min drive away from Town Centre . Would be a long walk
seg94 asked a question Aug 2018
Madison, Wisconsin99 contributions38 helpful votes
Does the cottage have a full kitchen? Thanks!
Fernandina Beach, Florida
Yes, the Miller Cottage includes a full ktichen with an oven, stove, full size refrigerator and dishwasher. It also includes all the pots, pans, flatware, silverware, toaster and coffee maker to enjoy any meal in the privacy of the cottage (either at the dining table in the unit or outside on the balcony while taking in the ocean views).
Tony L asked a question Jun 2018
Lakeland, Florida149 contributions47 helpful votes
Do you have elevator to get to the upstairs rooms ?
Answer from carolannmp
Mount Prospect, Illinois29 contributions20 helpful votes
Yes, there is a full size, fully functional elevator to the upper floor that goes all the way down to the parking garage.
amanda m wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Beware of decaying infrastructure."
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Shelley A wrote a tip Dec 2023
Moultonborough, New Hampshire75 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking is limited but there is overflow next to hotel."
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Dr Good Things wrote a tip Nov 2023
Greenville, South Carolina14 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Be sure to enjoy live music, friendly crowd, safe vibe, great drinks, and dancing under the stars at the Green Turtle Tavern! "
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Brown wrote a tip Sep 2023
Lancaster, South Carolina1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Only downside would be make sure you get up early to get a good beach chair they go pretty quickly. "
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tdenise11 wrote a tip Aug 2023
Tecumseh, Michigan3 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"do not stay here"
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PRICE RANGE
$331 - $470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
elizabeth pointe hotel fernandina beach, elizabeth pointe amelia island, elizabeth pointe lodge
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaAmelia IslandFernandina Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Elizabeth Pointe Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Amelia Island Escape Rooms (1.4 miles), Fort Clinch State Park (0.2 miles), and Main Beach Park (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wicked Bao, Nana Teresa's Bake Shop, and Salt.
Are there any historical sites close to Elizabeth Pointe Lodge?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Clinch State Park (0.2 miles), Amelia Island Historic District (1.8 miles), and Fernandina Beach (2.0 miles).
Does Elizabeth Pointe Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Elizabeth Pointe Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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