I was actually shocked to read some of the negative reviews about this hotel. It's really a shame because my experience was so amazing. I consider myself a pretty tough critic when it comes to hotels and I find it hard to come up with anything negative to say. The worst thing... yes, the toilet and shower are in the same room as the vanity. It would be nice if the vanity was outside the bathroom so you could get ready while someone else was showering or... well, you know. But everything else about this hotel was great!
The hotel is right on the beach. Look out the spa windows at the ocean and watch surfers and dolphins. The spa, by the way, was expensive but worth every penny. The mimosa's were flowing and we were treated like princesses. The decor throughout the hotel and in the rooms was gorgeous.... simple, calming, ocean colors. The beds were so comfy, too!
Unlike most resorts that charge a resort fee for a newspaper and access to the gym, everything was included in their resort fee. Valet parking, wireless internet, a fully-stocked refrigerator (water, soda) and snack drawer (chips, cookies candy) and you could have as much as you wanted... no extra fees... no $6 bottles of water... it was all included. They restocked it every day or would bring you more of anything with just a phone call. Need some ice? Pick up the phone and it's at your door in minutes. The staff was so friendly. The pool was small but heated and the lounge chairs were huge and comfy.
My friend and I ordered room service for breakfast one morning and it wasn't any more expensive than other cold, cruddy breakfasts I've had delivered before, EXCEPT this breakfast was amazingly good and hot. We both had the egg-white omelet with asparagus and tomato with multi-grain bread. My friend added chicken sausage and I had an espresso. It was well worth every penny.
The hotel is also located within a short walk of numerous bars and restaurants. A $5 cab ride gets you to a few more. Even though the weather was chilly and rainy while we were there, we all had a truly wonderful time.
I can't really understand what could have gone wrong for others but my experience was nothing but wonderful and I plan to go back with my husband for a nice romantic weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape to Oceanfront splendor with luxury accommodations and intuitive service at our Florida vacation resort. The artful getaway is situated on the sweeping white sands and rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic Beach, minutes from Jacksonville. Enjoy award-winning cuisine with ocean views at our Azurea Restaurant. Toast to an unforgettable evening with an ocean inspired cocktails, delicious martini or mixed drinks at our Azurea Lounge. Rejuvenate your body and spirit at The Spa at One Ocean. The luxury oceanfront resort luring guests in with its cobblestone streets featuring an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, art galleries, ice-cream parlors and nightlife options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 1 Ocean Resort
- One Ocean Hotel Atlantic Beach
- One Ocean Atlantic Beach