We have to travel to Jacksonville for the Mayo Clinic fairly often and we have stayed at several different places... This is by far the best! If you're looking for high end, this is not it but if you want a really quaint atmosphere, on the beach-this is your spot!
It's only a two story place so it feels kind of homey. It has direct access to the beach, right next to the pier. Within walking distance is anything you could ask for from Publix/Walgreens/convenience stores-any type of eatery you could want. Great little dives to high end food are all within several blocks. Along with all kinds of shopping.
The place itself has the nicest staff that we have ever encountered! The breakfast buffet alone is worth the little extra you will spend to stay here. The rooms are spacious and have the most comfy beds/pillows we have slept on, at a chain like this. , and is very quiet. It is undergoing refurbs, but expect it to have some small glitches, like any place, that is not brand new, will have. The pool is 10 people max, so maybe if that is a selling point... this is not your place. I will also say that there are 3 types of rooms, no balcony, balconies on the side that overlooks the pool/shops, then the ocean view balconies-make sure you are specific. The bathroom doors, as of now (like I said they are remodeling, so I don't know what changes will be made) are a little odd, but doesn't bother us. They are two small panels that just open out, it hides the bathroom but doesn't lock. The parking is free and under the building, so that is really nice to have covered parking. Another plus is that it's a block off A1A, 30min from Amelia Island, downtown and the interstates are very easily accessible and we haven't ran into an traffic congestion here at any time of day.
Again, this is where we will be using in the future. less