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Jekyll Island is the smallest of Georgia's barrier islands, yet perhaps the most naturally beautiful. A playground for turn of the century politicians, socialites and tycoons such as Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, Astor, Vanderbilt and Pulitzer, today the island is home to the Jekyll Island Club Resort.

A beautiful and historic building set in gardens of subtropical plants and flowers, this hotel has lots of character. Inside the furnishings are ornate and traditional. The staff are proud to be part of the hotel's tradition and it shows, with excellent and dignified service.

The 157 rooms mean there is always an atmosphere in the hotel, but it tends to be a refined and slightly formal place, although always with guests having an enjoyable time. There is a wealth of facilities and leisure activities from carriage rides and croquet to golf, horse riding and walks in the oak forest. There are several dining options and places to enjoy a drink in the lovely surroundings.

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Rooms

Choose from Clubhouse Queen rooms, Traditional King rooms, Traditional Double Double rooms and Deluxe rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, minibar, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities, cable TV and wireless internet.

Location

Nestled off the coast midway between Savannah, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida, this is a subtropical island with beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches and also intracoastal waterways to explore. You can find other restaurants and bars in the vicinity on Jekyll Island.

Food and Drink

The elegant dining room continues its long tradition of gourmet cuisine whilst the al fresco Courtyard at Crane Cottage offers a menu reminiscent of northern Californian wine country. There are also lighter dining options available at Café Solterra, the poolside bar and beach pavilion.

Families

There are no specific family facilities here but plenty of outdoors activities to keep the children happy.

Facilities and Activities

There’s an impressive range of facilities including an outdoor pool, croquet club, spa with a full menu of treatments, fitness suite, sea turtle centre and the nearby beach. Guests can choose from horse riding, hiring bikes, and dolphin watching trips which depart from the private pier. For golfers, there’s a putting green, mini-golf and three, eighteen hole, golf courses on the island.

Accessibility

As the main buildings of the hotel were built over a century ago, not all rooms have wheelchair access. However, porters provide ready assistance for carrying heavy luggage up and down staircases.

Environmental and Social Responsibility

Jekyll Island Club Resort subscribes to the Project Planet program of advising guests about the excessive water wastage caused by washing towels and bedding every day.

Local Excursions

The hotel can help arrange memorable excursions such as fishing trips, dolphin cruises, casino boat cruises and shrimp boat trips such as those in the film Forrest Gump. There is also a water park near the hotel, with complimentary shuttle transfers offered.

Our opinion

A gorgeous and quirky historic hotel, ideal for those that want to discover a part of the US away from Florida yet with similar beaches and climate. Will appeal to those that like historic, grande dame hotels but perhaps less to those in search of a minimalist, modern bolt hole.

Excellent for

  • Marine Life

Style of property

  • Big
  • Local Character

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