We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The hotel is steeped in history, is a real pleasure to explore and the grounds are beautifully kept. We stayed for two nights and I 'did' the museum while my husband played golf, we cycled around the island (the hotel provides bikes for hire), we walked and we sat on the balconies in the sun.
On the downside our room was decidedly dated and tatty, although clean. The paint was chipped, the wallpaper and carpet appeared to be vintage 1980's and there was a large, repaired lump out of the bath. The room was above the balcony where the cafe is located and noise of chatting carried upwards. However, there is a flat screen, excellent wi-fi and we were in the cheapest rooms on a special deal so I can't really complain.
Don't rely on being able to eat at the Courtyard at Crane - it is often booked for weddings/functions at the weekends.
I found the guys who park cars, provide the bikes, etc a little creepy but that is a personal thing. All the other staff were delightful.
Altogether I would thoroughly recommend a trip here - it is a truly atmospheric experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Rated among the top 500 resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure, the Jekyll Island Club offers superb resort accommodations, outstanding service, and an unforgettable landmark experience. The Jekyll Island Club Resort is the perfect destination for a Georgia beach vacation, a romantic getaway or family vacation. The resort offers truly exceptional dining choices ranging from the elegant Grand Dining Room to casual fare at The Wharf, Pool House and the bakery-delicatessen Club Café. Nine miles of beach, bicycling, 63 holes of golf, tennis, historic tours, horseback riding, and much more ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. History This historic hotel was originally built in 1886 as a hunting retreat for America’s wealthy elite including J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, as well as the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Astors. Restored to its original splendor in 1986, it is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jekyll Island Hotel
- Jekyll Island Club Hotel Jekyll Island