Located south of Jacksonville and north of St. Augustine, the Lodge at Ponte Vedra (Lodge)is a quiet, peaceful and romantic beachfront property. If relaxation is what you are seeking then this place will fit the bill. We had stayed here about 8 years ago and enjoyed our stay. We did this time as well.
The Lodge’s sister property, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, is about a mile and a half north and has a full spa, tennis and golf course as well as additional restaurants pool and beachfront club. I see that property as more of a family destination and the Lodge as more for couples. There is a free shuttle service that can drive you between the properties if you want to go to the other.
For the most part the Lodge is built for romance. In fact, during our stay there were several weddings on site. The property has a European feel architecturally speaking. The rooms are spacious with exposed raised wood ceilings. Our room was on the ocean with a king size bed, fireplace, balcony, a Keurig coffee maker and nice TV. We had more than enough room for the two of us. The bathroom was roomy and well designed. There is something to be said to sit on a balcony and hear nothing but waves from the sea. The pool was for those over 18, but I believe there is another pool for kiddies close by. The Oasis bar and grille was good right outside on the beach. Service was available for the beach including umbrellas, chairs, etc. We found the service at the hotel was very good. Everyone was quite pleasant and helpful. We ate dinner in the dining room and found that the restaurant had improved since our last stay there about 8 years ago. Dinner was great as was the service
If there are any negatives, it would be there is nothing really there except peace, quiet and the beach. That is a good thing. But if you are looking for excitement, nightlife or family activities you should consider the sister property or look somewhere else. It did seem like a good place to hold a wedding as everyone with the wedding parties seemed to be enjoying themselves. My only other criticism is that they need to have a casual “coffee shop” for breakfast or a place to get just a muffin, bagel or the like without it being difficult or having to take a shuttle to the other property. I tried on Sunday morning and was told I would need to get a table in the restaurant or call room service. But that is only a very minor inconvenience. Next time we can bring our own breakfast items.
This is a perfect spot for couples wanting a romantic getaway. If you want to sightsee in St Augustine or do other things, that is only a drive away.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located midway between Jacksonville and St. Augustine, The Lodge & Club is situated in the lovely seaside setting of Ponte Vedra Beach. Framed by graceful palms and rolling dunes, the intimate AAA Four-Diamond boutique hotel has charmed guests with world-class amenities and gracious service since its debut in 1989. Panoramic vistas of the Atlantic provide an awe-inspiring setting for The Lodge's 66 luxurious rooms and suites. Indulgent days are spent enjoying the Atlantic surf, shelling along the beach, swimming, surfing, cycling and sampling The Lodge's inventive cuisine. Nearby, guests have access privileges to oceanfront golf, world-class tennis and a relaxing spa. The Lodge & Club and its nearby sister property, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, comprise the oceanfront luxury vacation experience known as Ponte Vedra Beach Resorts. Hotel guests enjoy reciprocal access to the amenities of both establishments. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge And Club At Ponte Vedra Beach Hotel Ponte Vedra Beach
- Hotel Ponte Vedra Beach