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.
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.…
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.
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.
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.