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3172 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2397
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 14 hotels in Fernandina Beach
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Just Renovated! The Beachside Motel is Amelia Island's only oceanfront motel and is locally owned and operated. Designed with your comfort in mind, our tastefully decorated rooms all have Flatscreen TV, telephones and free wifi. Fridges are found in our Classic Rooms; Microwave,Fridge, and sink/kitchen prep area in our Efficiency Rooms and fully equipped kitchenettes with Stove, Fridge and complete kitchen available for guests who prefer a more homestyle atmosphere are found in our Oceanfront Kitchen Suite Rooms. Begin each day with complimentary coffee and yummies in our lobby. Swim or sun around our full-size oceanfront pool which is just steps from the beach. Just minutes from the island's charming historic town of Fernandina Beach, the public golf course, and Ft. Clinch State Park and across the street from one of the local's favorite restaurants, The Surf.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Beach
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Wifi
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Ocean view
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Lamar D wrote a review Jul 2020
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This was our second stay at the motel. It was clean, the pool was nice, and the staff was helpful. The cleaning staff spent HOURS cleaning in the rooms of those who had checked out. The location is also great.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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JoS wrote a review Jun 2020
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We have stayed at Beachside Motel many times over the past 10 years and have always found it enjoyable and a good value for a weekend at the beach. However, this last trip was not what I have come to expect in staying here. First of all, the rates have gone up to the point where they do not meet the value anymore. I could understand if there had been significant improvements made but, if anything, the quality has gone down. Our room (#39) had an odor that was extremely unpleasant like mildew or something. Possibly the carpet that needed steam cleaning or replacement. After all, this is an old motel and even though it is beachfront, $230 a night is out of range for the quality offered. Secondly, we have had a microwave in the past but there was not one in our room. The stove is useless because the refrigerator is so small you cannot buy and protect groceries in order to cook anything! The remote control for the TV was not working and after several calls to the office we finally determined the "box" was missing. Actually, it had been pushed off it's shelf (prior to our arrival) and was hanging/dangling between the wall and the chest holding the TV. Thirdly, we were out-numbered by the guests who smoked incessantly to the point we could not walk anywhere without passing through groups of them smoking together. The couple next door (#38) did nothing but sit in the chairs and smoke while viewing the beach. I paid a premium for that beachfront view also but was never able to enjoy it.   I would advise management create a smoking area away from immediate access to the rooms so that all the guests can enjoy their stay. The convenience provided for smokers creates an unpleasant environment for those who don't. Sadly, if this situation doesn't change I will not be returning and my review on the major travel websites will not be flattering.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Small, old motel. Only 4 rooms offer oceanfront views and price is too high for the quality...
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Response from Kathy West, General Manager at Beachside Motel
Responded Jun 30, 2020
so sorry your stay was not what you hoped. Our renovations were done on the rooms facing parking lot. We hope to do the Ocean front rooms this year. Our ocean front rooms have never had microwaves, only the deluxe rooms. We had hoped to steam clean the carpet again prior to your arrival however occupancy would not allow. We look forward to your next visit and hope that it will be more pleasureable.
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Kotryna B wrote a review Feb 2020
Kaunas, Lithuania1 contribution
Very clean and cozy motel! Amazing location on huge beach!! The staff is lovely! Hilda greeted us extremely lovely!! Definitely would come back again!! Staff gave us some tips about the island. Also there was a continental breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Kathy West, General Manager at Beachside Motel
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Thank yout for your comments. WE look forward to your next visit to Beachside motel
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Rose P wrote a review Feb 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina5 contributions4 helpful votes
We loved our stay at the Beachside Motel in Fernandina Beach. The location is great, an easy walk to the beautiful beach. Close to town for restaurants and things to do. The hotel is newly remodeled and super clean. They have pet friendly rooms so we were able to bring our dog Sassy along. Everyone who worked there went out of their way to greet her especially Hilda- she loved the attention! Would recommend to anyone and we'll be back for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Kerry M wrote a review Feb 2020
Burlington, North Carolina15 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely, CLEAN mom 'n pops type oceanfront/view rooms. Good rates. Peaceful and quiet. Newly renovated and very cute. Our second time here and we'll definitely be back. Great stopover either to or from your cruise out of Jacksonville.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 30, 2020
thank you for your comments. WE look forward to your next visit to Beachside motel
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PRICE RANGE
$110 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
beachside hotel fernandina beach, beachside motel fernandina beach
LOCATION
United StatesFloridaAmelia IslandFernandina Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Beachside Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Beachside Motel?
Nearby attractions include Amelia Island Escape Rooms (2.5 miles), Fort Clinch State Park (3.2 miles), and Amelia Island Historic District (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Beachside Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Beachside Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Beachside Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Beachside Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wicked Bao, España Restaurant & Tapas, and Nana Teresa's Bake Shop.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Beachside Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Beachside Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Beachside Motel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Clinch State Park (3.2 miles), Amelia Island Historic District (3.7 miles), and Fernandina Beach (3.7 miles).
Does Beachside Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Beachside Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.