We visited in early June and unfortunately for us, it rained for the entire week were there. The hotel however, was conveniently located to the beach - just about a 5 - 10 minute car ride. The hotel was clean and the the bathroom was spacious. There is a small refrigerator which we used often and the staff was friendly.
The breakfasts were good and my kids loved the cinnamon rolls. They offered everything from oatmeal to sausage, scrambled eggs, cereal pancakes and bacon along with several juice options and of course, coffee and tea.
The only downside was that some of the clientele were a bit on the "rough" side. We had one guy think it was ok to come downstairs for breakfast barefoot, no shirt and his shorts were hanging so low we got a lovely view of his crack while he was in line for breakfast.
The pool is a nice feature, not the greatest, but it is what it is. Once again, the one time were able to use the pool though, we had some rough around the edges people, but they didn't bother anyone so it was all good.
The street the hotel is on does not offer much in terms of food or entertainment, but restaurants, bars and the beach are just a quick trip away. There are a couple of gas stations just down the road in case you need any sundry type items.
There is a very small fitness room with two treadmills and some free weights. It was sufficient for what I needed while we were there.
In all, for the money, I'd say it was a value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Jacksonville-Atlantic Beach! Minutes from the Mayport Naval Station and a short 20 minutes from the Jacksonville airport, travelers appreciate how convenient we are to Jacksonville, Neptune, Atlantic and Ponte Vedra Beach. Spend the day at Hannah Park or an evening on the Sun Cruz Casino gambling the night away. Relax away the afternoon in our sparkling pool or take the family to Adventure Landing Water Park. Whether you are in Jacksonville for business or leisure, the downtown area is just 20 minutes away and the beaches are only a 5 minute drive. Plan to attend one of our Beach Festivals or The Players Championship at Sawgrass Country Club. Let Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Atlantic Beach be your perfect home away from home. ... more less
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