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“Relax on the St Johns River”

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The Club Continental Suites
Ranked #1 of 1 Orange Park B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Hernando, Florida
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5 reviews
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“Relax on the St Johns River”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

A Romantic setting at the former Palmolive family estate, overlooking the St Johns River (a few miles south of Jax). The Club Continental is a private club but allows access to non-members. It could be considered a non-traditional B&B. The complimentary breakfast is available in the restaurant only a short walk from the rooms, thru a beautiful court-yard. The breakfast menu offers a variety of choices. Dinner at the resort restaurant is upscale. Jacket preferred, tie optional, but definitely no jeans or shorts. The cuisine is very good (9 out of 10).
The cost factor is high but you get what you pay for. It's great for a romantic get-a-way.

Room Tip: The best room "in the house" is 305 ... Top Floor, on the corner with a fantastic river vi...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Ormond Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 328 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

I selected this location as a surprise anniversary overnight stay. I had no idea what it would be like except for the website information and other reviews. The room we had, 202, was very spacious and had a great view of the St. John's River. I wanted to do a review on the restaurant but there is no separate area to post it. The restaurant is in the main entrance building and we ate dinner there. Excellent! My wife had the grilled eggplant and I had the twin prawns. My wife also had the chocolate velvet desert. Only problem was our waiter, Alfred, had problems communicating to us because his English was not as well as we wished. But we used other people to help us. The following morning, breakfast was included with the room and it was also a gourmet meal. The lady that served us was excellent. We would return here. The grounds are beautiful to walk around and are peaceful. The pub mentioned in other reviews was open but it was very windy and cool and we didn't see anyone sitting outside. In warmer weather it would have been nice just to sit out on the balcony of our room and relax.

Room Tip: The guest rooms appeared to be concrete floors and walls and there was no noise from other rooms. We...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2011

Just recently stayed for the second time at the Club Continental in Orange Park, Florida. Came back because our first experience was so wonderful there. I can't think of a more beautiful and tranquil place in or around Jacksonville. The mansion is historic and elegant. The Staff is very gracious and the location on the St. Johns River is spectacular. Loved the food, every thing. This may become a destination point for us next time we're in North Florida.
Thanks so much!

C. Calhoun

Room Tip: We love to stay in the mansion and this time we stayed in the River Suites which are right at the ri...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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Sarasota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2011

When from time to time my family and I have stayed at Club Continental or dined at the restaurant overlooking the St. Johns River at its widest point, we are gently returned to a time of elegance, grace, and leisure that is all too hard to find these days and enjoy -- located in very special place: the secluded riverfront of "Old" Orange Park. Think of a charming bed and breakfast in an exquisite location offering privacy, solitude, peace, quiet, and the gentler spectacles of nature - but a B&B with banquet facilities, a white tablecloth/fine-dining restaurant with memorable cuisine, a team of gracious staff, and a rambling, well-preserved historical estate. The Club is a memorable destination location capacious enough for corporate events, large family reunions, and perhaps best of all, weddings on the river front -- all of which can take place even when many rooms are already filled at the height of the season. I have no doubt that my family and I will continue return again and again. Thanks for preserving all this beauty and charm.

Room Tip: book in advance and ask for one of the River Suites
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Live Oak, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2011

Our first introduction to Club Continental was the website. It looked like it would be a quiet romantic place to spend some quality time together. We arrived on a weekday and found a charming Mediterranean style building set a beautiful landscape of very old Live Oaks. Following the signs to the office, we were greeted by the owner and a very helpful gentlemen. They told us a little about the Club and offered us a great rate. The gentlemen also showed us around, invited us to have dinner at the Club restaurant, and showed us a menu. He directed us to our River Suite room which had been remodeled recently. It was beautiful room with a wonderful view of the St. Johns River. We ate dinner and breakfast at the restaurant and both meals were excellent and the service was great. Our stay was quiet and exactly what we wanted for our 25th Anniversary.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Roanoke, Texas
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112 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2011

While the view of the St. John's River from our balcony took our breath away, it was evident after spending several hours in our room that it was need of some long over due TLC. The size of the room was more than ample for our party of two, but the mismatched furniture along with what I can only describe as 80's decor needs to be updated. Our room was located next door to the River House, where a group event was going on. Fortunately, the sounds of music and voices coming from the party did not extend into the night. Which I could say the same about the event being held at the adjacent property. The complimentary breakfast was well stocked, but we would have appreciated clean tablecloths.

Room Tip: Verify proximity of the room by any of the general event rooms along with any large wedding parties.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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Davenport, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Club C. is my new destination of choice when on business or pleasure trips in the Jacksonville area. It is a sweet combination of bed and breakfast and small hotel. Perfect setting with outstanding customer service at a great price. The River Suites are individually decorated with antiques and a small kitchen. I try to stay here each time I have to travel up there. Breakfast is amazing and dinner more so in the main mansion. Don't miss the hidden gem.

Room Tip: I love the second floor in the River Suites, but all are very very good.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about The Club Continental Suites

Property: The Club Continental Suites
Address: 2143 Astor St, Orange Park, FL 32073-5624
Location: United States > Florida > Orange Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Orange Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Club Continental Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Club Continental is more that just a bed and breakfast. Our fifteen River Suites all have private riverfront balconies and each room offers dynamic views. Completed in 1993, these accommodations offer a one-of-kind overnight experience. The seven individually decorated rooms in our mansion feature a romantic old world ambiance. Of course, each overnight stay also includes a complimentary Continental Breakfast. The on site River House Pub gives an added dimension with lively entertainment, spirits, and good cheer, in a relaxed and casual environment, while our elegant riverfront dining room pleases both the palette and the eye. A midst manicured gardens, majestic oaks and aromatic magnolias our dedicated staff looks forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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