Jacksonville Florida hotels
by Jessica Cuccioli
If you want to stay at a Jacksonville Florida Hotel...
The first thing you should know if you are going to stay one of the Jacksonville Florida hotels, is that many of the locals call Jacksonville "Jax", as opposed to Southwest Floridians like myself who call it "Georgia".
Sure, Jacksonville borders Georgia, but it truly doesn't make it any less "Florida". And most Jacksonville Florida hotels are as beautiful as the city they were built in.
Below, I've listed four unique Jacksonville Florida hotels that are definitely worth a look, if you'd like to skip to that section. Whether you are on a business trip, on vacation with the whole family, or on your honeymoon, Jacksonville Florida hotels are sure to be beyond perfect.
Outside the doors of your Jacksonville Florida hotel
Jacksonville is one of a kind in that not only are there beautiful Atlantic beaches, state parks, campgrounds, and one of the nation's largest naval ports, but it is also the largest financial center in Florida. Jacksonville's downtown district is located on St. Johns River, and is all about business and industry. Many of the Jacksonville Florida hotels are right in the hub of urbania.
With over 1,000 restaurants, entertainment, and some seriously happening nightlife, you'll never want to leave.
Jacksonville is also home to some of Florida's best colleges and universities. So if you're a parent suffering empty nest syndrome, there's plenty of Jacksonville Florida hotels nearby, like the Candlewood Suites next to Jacksonville University, or the Casa Monica Hotel across the street from Flagler College.
Another bonus? Many Jacksonville Florida hotels are within 100 miles or less of some of the biggest attractions in Florida, like Disney World and the Kennedy Space Center.
Jacksonville Florida hotels
The Adams Mark Hotel of Jacksonville, on Coast Line Drive East, with 966 deluxe guest rooms and 110,000 square feet of meeting, banquet, and exhibit space, is the business hotel of all Jacksonville Florida hotels. Adams Mark Hotel is right in the middle of downtown Jacksonville business district and overlooks the St. Johns River. It's within walking distance of the Center for Performing Arts, Jacksonville Landing, and only one mile from the ALLTEL Stadium.
Inside, you'll find the largest ballroom in Northeast Florida, a health club, pool, restaurants, and entertainment. And, of course, they provide amenities important to all business men and women, like, high-speed internet access and a coffee maker.
If you need plenty of space for business, and plenty to do off-hours, then this is one Jacksonville Florida hotel you can't miss.
Comfort Suites Baymeadows of Jacksonville, located on Dix Ellis Trail, is a great hotel for family vacations. With its laundry facilities, internet access, and coffee maker, it's almost like home (except someone else gets to clean up after your kids). This hotel offers babysitting/childcare, and if you have a family pet, bring them along, too, because this Jacksonville Florida hotel is pet-friendly. Other features are a pool and whirlpool, exercise room, complimentary breakfasts daily, phone, cable/satellite, and voice mail.
There's a plethora of things to do outside this Jacksonville Florida hotel. Downtown Jacksonville is only 15 miles away, and there you'll find countless shops, restaurants, entertainment, and outdoor activities to keep everyone happy. There is, of course, the Jacksonville Zoo only 13 miles away, and more than 3 museums that should interest even the video-game-aholic that every family has.
Courtyard By Marriott of Jacksonville located on Duval Road is perfect for the business traveler, or any get-up-and-go kind of adventurer. You get a "reach-anywhere" telephone, a large work desk, and of course cable, a pool, restaurant, and fitness room. There are 10 local corporations within four miles, and lots of nearby local attractions. This Jacksonville Florida hotel can more than likely meet your on-the-move needs.
It truly does not get more perfect than the Amelia Island Plantation Inn for a memorable honeymoon. All 249 rooms have an ocean view, private balcony, armoire with a TV, mini bar, writing desk, and two dual line phones. This incredible Jacksonville Florida hotel is a 1,350 acre resort with miles of beaches, and features golf, tennis, fine dining, entertainment, and shopping. This hotel even has a two-tiered pool deck. It's within 45 minutes of downtown Jacksonville as well, so there will never be a shortage of adventures.
I hope this guide has been helpful for all of you looking for Jacksonville Florida hotels. There are some great online deals out there and it's a good idea to check them out. So when you see one, grab it! And enjoy your stay!
If you'll be staying at a Jacksonville Florida hotel and want to know a little about the history of the city, this is a neat website to visit.