I stayed at this hotel 2 years ago when it was a Holiday Inn and really liked it. I'm not a big Holiday Inn fan, so I was pleasantly surprised. I stayed there because it was close to the airport, and since I was alone and it was late when I arrived I wanted a restaurant with room service. It was nice, it was convenient, the room service dinner was delicious, and the service (especially the young man who picked me up and took me back to the airport in the free shuttle) was excellent.
Because of my experience there 2 years ago, my husband and I returned last week to stay there the night before our flight out of JAX. It is now a Crowne Plaza (still part of the Holiday Inn group). It has been remodeled and updated, and it's beautiful. The rooms are lovely and the beds are comfortable. The lobby is gorgeous with a nice bar, and a pool that is part inside and part outside.
We had lunch the next day before our flight, and it was delicious. But best of all, the service was perfect. The two ladies who were taking care of us were both so friendly and very efficient.
The hotel is very close to the airport - maybe a 10 minute drive, and very easy to find (good signage).
Our only complaint and the reason I dinged the "cleanliness" rating is because although I'm sure our sheets were clean, there were a couple of little red spots on my husbands side of the bed (that looked like blood). It made my husband uncomfortable enough that he placed a towel on the sheet and slept on top of it (we felt it was too late to have someone change the sheets). Needless to say, sleeping on a towel did not give him a good night's rest before a long trip home. It may have been nothing, and perhaps if we called the front desk, they would have had someone change the sheets, but we figured it was too late. Our suggestion is to get rid of sheets that have stains on them.
One recommendation for dinner is the Mill House Restaurant very close by (recommended by the hotel). Casual place with very good food and a full bar.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel (formerly Holiday Inn) is located minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and the Carnival Cruise Lines terminal at JAXPORT. We are just a short drive from Downtown Jacksonville (via I-95) and the area’s finest beaches and golf courses.Regardless of whether you are traveling to Jacksonville, Florida for business or pleasure, the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport Hotel has plenty of luxurious rooms available allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Holiday Inn