My husband surprised me with a trip to Amelia Island during my nursing school spring break for Christmas. He told me that he tried to get a room at the Ritz Carlton for the following week but they were booked due to a car show. So instead he picked The Addison. I was a little bummed because we have stayed at B&B's in St. Augustine and I would say that they were average but definitely nothing like the reputation of the Ritz. Well, the Addison BLEW ME AWAY! Besides being historical, adorable,and very clean the owners Bob, Shannon, and their daughter Lee's hospitality was top notch and met all of our requests during our stay. We had room number 3 in the main house. My husband picked it because of the over sized porch. Unfortunately, it was so cold that weekend we never went out there. Luckily there was a one touch timed gas fireplace in our room, which was a great surprise, that we used all weekend! The king size bed and pillows gave us such a cozy, relaxing, and comfortable sleep. We snuggled every night in that big bed while watching a movie that they provided. I stuffed myself every morning with their wonderful, amazing, gourmet breakfast and fresh squeezed orange juice. I was very impressed that I only told them once upon check in that I was a vegetarian and the 3 breakfasts' we had they remembered every time! That has never happened before. We went to every happy hour and enjoyed beer, wine, and snacks while meeting the other guests and hearing their travel adventure stories. Bob was very educational about the island and had great recommendations. We went biking along the beach one day hoping to see the Ritz. It is so far down on the beach that it almost feels isolated. I was beyond happy that our accommodations turned out the way they did because I was so impressed with The Addison! The owners set up all our dinner reservations plus a horse and carriage ride with the prettiest horse. They provided us with a bag of carrots for us to feed the horse and napkins to wash our hands! The location of The Addison is perfect! Right in the heart of the historical downtown and walking distance to the restaurants, shops, and night life. My parents have never experienced a B&B and I called them the day we left and said we are taking you to The Addison! We absolutely loved our time there and will not pick another place to stay when we come back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Addison on Amelia Island, a romantic Bed and Breakfast Inn nestled in a historic seaside village in Northern Florida. Three antebellum style buildings surround a central courtyard containing a three-tier fountain, lush gardens and winding brick pathways. The verandah, the social center of the inn, overlooks the courtyard. This is where you enjoy a delicious breakfast that is prepared and served by your innkeepers each morning and where you can join us for a glass of wine and appetizers while making new friends at the afternoon Happy Hour. Fourteen guest rooms seamlessly blend the elegance of a bygone era with the modern amenities, services and conveniences that today’s discriminating traveler expects. Each guest room has a private bath, some with oversized jetted tubs, with thirsty Turkish cotton towels and Green bath amenities. Luxurious bed linens, lots of large down-filled pillows and comfortable mattresses provide a good night’s sleep so that you awake refreshed and ready to enjoy your day. All guest rooms are air conditioned and free WiFi is available throughout the property. Complimentary bicycles and beach gear, including towels, chairs and umbrellas, are available for our guest’s use while exploring our beautiful island. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Addison On Amelia Island Hotel Fernandina Beach
- The Addison On Amelia Island Fernandina Beach, FL