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Ritz Carlton Wedding - alternate lodging options?

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Ritz Carlton Wedding - alternate lodging options?

Hi there,

I'm traveling to Amelia Island for the first time for a wedding, which is taking place at the Ritz. Can anyone recommend affordable lodging options for a group of 6-8 that is within walking distance of the hotel? Condos, home rentals, etc? Thank you!

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1. Re: Ritz Carlton Wedding - alternate lodging options?

There are no other traditional lodging facilities that are within walking distance to the Ritz Carlton which is located mid-Island on the ocean. You might be able to find a multi-bedroom (you didn't say how many rooms you would need for your group) condo in the Summer Beach complex that is less than a 1/2 mile away but it is an upscale development and the cost may still be higher than your "affordable" price range. Additionally, many of the rental homes/condos will not rent for less than a week due to management and cleaning fees. Closest national mid-range lodges are located up at Sadler Road (about 2 miles away) where there is a Marriott Residence Inn, Amelia Hotel & Suites, Hampton Inn and Day's Inn & Suites. There is a small oceanfront "mom & pop" motel about half-way between RC and Sadler known as the Oceanside Motel.

Amelia Island is pretty small by NYC standards and you can get most anywhere on the island within 10 minutes. Additionally, if you are flying in, if you get a couple of rental cars or a mini-van you will find they are generally very low priced and provide a convenient and economical alternative to airport transportation.

Hope this helps!

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2. Re: Ritz Carlton Wedding - alternate lodging options?

Thank you! We will need 3-bedrooms, so I think we will go with either Ocean Place at Summer Beach or The Surf & Racquet Club/Florida Properties, to be able to walk to the Ritz if needed (though we are renting cars, as well). Thanks agian!

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3. Re: Ritz Carlton Wedding - alternate lodging options?

Great! Keep in mind that walking to the Ritz from either location (other than the beach route) might be a roundabout way as all 3 properties are set well back from the AI Parkway, so you might have to walk down to the Parkway, along the Parkway to the RC and then up the long driveway to the RC. I don't think there is a cut-through from one property to another, but there might be.

Hope you enjoy your visit and if we can help in any other way, please feel free to post.

Edited: 2:50 pm, August 26, 2011
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