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Beachside Motel
Ranked #6 of 12 Hotels in Fernandina Beach
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

The only motel that has direct access to the beach at that end of the island. It's an older building, not lavish, but you are just steps away from the beautiful beach! We had an efficiency, with fridge, microwave and coffee maker, just right for our weeks stay. It's clean, has friendly people and good service. For two people it was just right!

Room Tip: The second floor has a view of the ocean and chairs outside on the walkway.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

I needed a hotel for just one night in Amelia Island to have a place to stay for a triathlon. The hotels closest to the triathlon start were either booked or over $100, and I didn't want to pay that just for a place to sleep. The Beachside Motel is old but adequate. My husband and I had two small dogs with us and were put in the "dog room", which was not as bad as anticipated. The carpet is old, but the room was clean and had everything we needed. Nancy at the front desk accommodated my late checkout request, which was very helpful. The pool looked nice, though we didn't use it, and beach access is convenient.
The only problems I would say is that the hotel is old and the door is not very secure. The people in the room next to us were smokers and when they smoked outside their door the smell came right into our room. Plus people walking by outside at night were noisy and the door doesn't block much noise. I also would not leave anything of value in the room because one good kick and I'm sure someone could easily get the door open.
A friend did book a very nice hotel for less than $100 close to the triathlon, and I would have preferred that, but the Beachside Motel was clean, the service was friendly and it served its purpose.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2011

Kudos to the Beachside Motel Inn on Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Florida!!
We just returned from a very relaxing vacation on the sunny island, enjoying a most attentive staff & the many amenities Beachside Motel has to offer. Kathy West, the Manager, went beyond the call one night. She left her cozy home immediately upon request to return to the motel & rescue our ailing TV. We didn't miss a minute of Two & Half Men!
For a modest price, we had access to everything needed to take in the wide, sandy beaches, only a flowery footpath away. Reserving a lovely room on the second floor, we could simply step out to enjoy a sensational view of the gleaming ocean. We often sat outside our room in the warm, breezy evenings. Settled into peaceful bliss, we'd listen to the luscious waves lap the shore.
To our delight, the little, open-air, seafood restaurant right across the street from Beachside, has survived & thrived. The Surf's cuisine is delicious; the servers very friendly & efficient. And it's so convenient!
If you’ve tired of the steady stream of high-rise condos stuffing the shoreline, embark on a calming journey into Amelia where life is a sublime toast to seaside happiness. Take our cue & lodge in the only oceanfront motel on the island. You will love the experience!

Room Tip: Be sure to lodge on the second floor.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2011

Very friendly, clean but an older motel. Conveniently located. The only motel on all of Amelia Island. I would stay there again,

Room Tip: Some rooms have a small kichen with refrig, microwave and sink. These rooms are furnished with cups...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

This is not deluxe accommodation, but takes care of the basics in a clean environment. Small fridge and microwave in room. Excellent restaurant, the Surf, across the street. Unfortunately, it doesn't serve breakfast! Pool is clean, easy walk to the beach. Quiet, relaxing. Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

This is an older motel in Fernadina right on the beach.It has great mattresses ont the bed and is very clean. We were so happy we are headed back again. The staff are so nice and will go the extra mile to see you are enjoying your stay.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 2, 2011

We loved staying at the Beachside Motel, and immediately booked for next year to stay here again (since we are in the area each year). It's simple, not very fancy, but clean and friendly, right on the beach, not loud, not crowded. The pool was nice too. Great mattresses (and again, loved the 'quiet' during the night!), and little kitchenette with everything we needed. Good value for the price.

Room Tip: All rooms are somewhat ocean view, only 4 actually face the ocean.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Beachside Motel

Address: 3172 S Fletcher Ave, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-2397
Location: United States > Florida > Amelia Island > Fernandina Beach
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#3 Family Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#3 Business Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Fernandina Beach
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fernandina Beach
Price Range: $100 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Beachside Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Beachside Hotel Fernandina Beach
Beachside Motel Fernandina Beach
Beachside Motel Amelia Island/Fernandina Beach, FL

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