I travel to Jacksonville about three times a year. Lodging is always a struggle. I have yet to find a nice hotel. There’s no place to eat downtown in the evening. If you stay across the river then it is more pleasant and you have more choices. But then it takes you fifteen or twenty minutes to get to the downtown office corridor using public transportation. On my last trip, I tried staying at the Jacksonville Marriott even though it is about five miles from downtown. It is right on the Interstate so I thought the drive wouldn’t be that big of a deal. I didn’t think driving back and forth would be much different time wise than using the monorail serving downtown from across the river.
This is probably the nicest hotel I have stayed at in Jacksonville although that is not a very high standard to meet. The desk staff were pleasant, the room comfortable, and everything actually worked in the fitness center (a rarity). My main complaint is that getting on the interstate to drive downtown was difficult. Even though I could see I-95 from my room, it literally took me fifteen minutes to actually get on it for the five minute drive to downtown. However, I’ve booked a room at the Marriott for my July trip so I guess I think it’s worth the trouble.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Relax with modern amenities and upscale accommodations at Jacksonville Marriott. Our elegant hotel in Jacksonville, Florida is designed for a superbly convenient and enjoyable stay, giving you everything you need including a perfect location near Metropolitan Park and downtown Jacksonville. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jacksonville Marriott Hotel Jacksonville
- Marriott Jacksonville