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Treat Yourself at Jacksonville's Most Luxurious Hotels and Resorts



Looking for an indulgent getaway during your next visit to Jacksonville? We’ve got you covered with the First Coast’s ten most luxurious hotels and resorts. Whether it’s Egyptian Cotton bedding, distinctive fare, or top notch amenities these destinations deliver. The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, and One Ocean Resort and Spa all lead the way ensuring you’ll experience your most relaxing getaway yet when you visit the “River City by the Sea”.

If you are visiting Jacksonville and looking for a taste of the luxe life, then these ten destinations have you covered. Decadent dining, attentive service, and world class amenities ensure your every whim is granted seemingly before you even desire it.

From the urban core to the shores of Jacksonville’s local barrier islands you’ll find charm and hospitality distinct to the region. Enjoy the coastal lifestyle in nearby Amelia Island at the luxury resorts Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Miles of pristine shoreline beckon travelers to slow down for a minute and enjoy the sun, sand, and plenty of fun.

For those staying downtown, seek out the Omni Jacksonville Hotel. Celebrating a recent renovation of all their guest rooms, this destination is centrally located to culture, shopping, and some of Jacksonville’s most highly praised restaurants.

Get a taste of all the First Coast has to offer at these first class destinations and enjoy hospitality at it’s finest.

 



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Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel
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Embrace Jacksonville's laid back coastal atmosphere in the midst of it's urban scene downtown at the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront. It's riverfront location provides the perfect view of Jacksonville's city scape and is just steps away from popular attractions such as the Museum of Science and History, and Friendship Fountain not to mention some of the city's finest restaurants including Ruth's Chris Steakhouse located on site. Enjoy the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage for a luxurious night's rest in the quiet and comfort of your room where you'll also experience sunset or riverfront views from your private balcony. Whether you're visiting for business or pleasure the Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront offers attentive service, and easy access to the city's most sought after destinations.


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The largest convention hotel in Northeast Florida takes it's luxurious setting up a notch as it undergoes a complete renovation. The St. Johns River serves as the inspiration for the hotel's new look with calming colors creating a sense of tranquility in the rooms while photography illustrating Jacksonville's rich culture and history lines the walls. For a bird's eye view of the riverfront head to the rooftop where guests will enjoy an updated pool deck and state of the art fitness center. Casual First Coast dining is also available at the Hyatt Regency's Trellises Restaurant where regional fare highlights the menu. Enjoy a romantic walk on the riverwalk, or head to a nearby show or game at the sports complex. The Hyatt Regency is perfectly positioned in the heart of downtown to keep you in the center of all the action.


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This full service hotel on the doorstep of Jacksonville's International Airport offers a host of freebies including free wifi, free airport shuttles, and free onsite parking. A stunning focal point of The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport is the popular atrium complete with heated indoor pool. Guests will enjoy Southern hospitality at it's finest while filling up on inspired regional fare at Savannah Bistro. For the ultimate night's rest enjoy luxurious triple sheet bedding available along with sleep amenity kits. In the morning start the day refreshed after a visit to the state of the art fitness center and fueling up at Biscotti's Internet Cafe. Easy access to the airport as well as local attractions make The Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Airport a must visit.


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Ponte Vedra Inn & Club


 

The historic Ponte Vedra Inn & Club has been setting the standard in luxurious getaways since the 1920s when it originally opened it's doors. The experience at The Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is distinctive and award winning. Stay in one of the 250 upscale guest rooms of this AAA Five-Diamond Rated resort for coastal elegance, and top notch service. When it's time to play head to the tennis courts for some action, or enjoy golfing, fishing, kayaking, swimming, and cycling. For rejuvenation visit Northeast Florida's largest full service spa, or score a little retail therapy at nearby boutiques. Fun for the whole family awaits at this iconic destination, from recreation to relaxation.


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Situated in the heart of Jacksonville's thriving downtown, Omni Jacksonville Hotel is walking distance from great shopping, cultural arts, and the sparkling riverfront. Celebrating a recent renovation to its 354 spacious guest rooms, the Omni welcomes visitors to experience one of the South's fastest growing cities. Make sure to soak up the Florida sun on the rooftop sundeck where you can take a dip in the heated pool year around. When your appetite demands, the Omni's modern bistro Juliette's invites you to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily with themed lunch buffets several times a week, or nibble on small plates and a refreshing glass of wine at JBar. Truly comfort, and easy access to everywhere you want to be is at your fingertips when you're a guest at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.


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Treating guests to the ultimate pampering experience since 1989, The Lodge & Club is a luxurious boutique hotel located in charming Ponte Vedra Beach. Offering both romance and serenity, The Lodge & Club supplies access to oceanfront golf, distinguished dining, and world-class spa services. Enjoy high tea daily, a highlight of many guest's afternoon, or simply stroll miles of well preserved beach looking for sharks teeth. Get active at the state of the art fitness facility, or be refreshed in one of the two heated swimming pools. Children can also get in on the action with a kids themed pool and waterslide, and a nursery available when mom and dad are ready for a little time alone. For a peaceful retreat full of attentive service and impeccable attention to detail visit The Lodge & Club in Ponte Vedra.


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Stay at the home of the world famous Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass when you visit the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa. Spacious guest rooms offer resort and lagoon views, while private one and two bedroom Villas provide that home away from home comfort sought after by weary travelers. Access to the Marriott's private beach club will ensure your getaway is full of sand and sun, meanwhile the resort's variety of dining options will stimulate the senses. Reserve a day at the Spa and Fitness Center for luxurious pampering, fitness classes, and total serenity as you unwind and let the stressors of life fade away. Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa's recent improvements continue to impress as the resort evolves to meet the demand of the modern traveler, proving the best is yet to come for this Ponte Vedra Beach destination.


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One Ocean Resort & Spa's idyllic setting in charming Atlantic Beach sets the scene for a getaway like no other. The elegant resort embodies a chic sense of place all it's own. Designed to reflect inspiration from the natural coastal surroundings from the outside in, guests will feel immediately at ease at this peaceful destination. Intuitive service resonates from One Ocean's signature "seamless check-in" process, personal Docent service for each room, and exceptional wait staff at the resort's restaurant Azurea. One Ocean's mission to keep you "Always in Your Element" is the key to it's success, and the motivation behind each thoughtful consideration that goes into every guest's stay.


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Treat yourself to a luxurious stay at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia-Island. With a reputation synonymous with the height of quality, the Ritz-Carlton certainly delivers what it promises. For ultimate pampering reserve one of the 36 Club Level rooms where five daily food presentations will delight the palate, and a dedicated concierge will ensure your every whim is met. Be inspired by coastal and oceanfront views from your own private balcony and sink into the most comfortable bedding with 400 thread count Egyptian Frette 100% cotton linens. If your retreat is in need of of a little action you can enjoy 18 holes of PGA Championship Golf before heading to the spa for a rejuvenating body treatment. From it's award winning fare at fine dining restaurant Salt, to it's world class service and dedication to it's guests, look no further than the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island for your next retreat.


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If you are looking for a luxurious retreat you'll discover a world of refreshing sophistication at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. After their recent 85 million dollar re-imagination, this beach resort is ready to impress. Resting on the the pristine beaches of Amelia Island, the Omni sits on 1,350 acres and houses amenities that will meet your every desire. Championship golf, a full-service spa, decadent dining, and the largest poolscape in Northeast Florida ensure you won't lack for things to do. After a day in the sun enjoying activities for the whole family, indulge in plush bedding in the comfort of one of over 400 oceanfront rooms. From sun up to to sun down the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is the place to be for adventure, fun, and oceanfront elegance.


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