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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Ranked #4 of 12 Hotels in Fernandina Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This was the first trip to this property for our family. It will not be the last. Our group included 6 adults and two children, ages 3 and 10. The rooms were of adequate size and thoroughly cleaned each day, with turn down service at night. Our rooms were X40 and X41, Y41, and Y42, all of which enjoyed direct ocean views. The staff at this hotel is amazing. Each staff member seems genuinely friendly and happy to be at work, as well as happy to assist the guests. The food at each establishment within the hotel was tasty, freshly prepared, and generous in portion size. There is ample space throughout the hotel to enjoy a quiet work or reading break, and the lobby bar / terrace is a great place to grab a drink. The "Ritz Kids" program makes this hotel extremely family friendly, with daytime and evening child care options, as well as numerous "child accompanied by a parent" activities throughout the day and evening, weekends included. We traveled at the end of June, and the hotel was FULL of families with children. We booked the first reservation of one evening at SALT, and took our children, without issue. We did not utilize the SPA, so I cannot comment on their services. Using YELP and guidance from the concierge, we were able to find some great restaurants on the island. The poolside restrooms could use a bit of an update, as they were dark and smelly, very basic, with no changing area for adults (baby changing station was available). Most beachfront resorts of this level which we have visited have included a very nice poolside locker facility, including lockers, changing areas, and showers with toiletries and hair dryers, in addition to the restroom facilities. The beach access for chairs is located on the center boardwalk. At that boardwalk, when you come off the beach, in order to get rid of the sand, you have wind your way down into the kiddie pool area to utilize their shower and spray faucet, which seems inconvenient. It would make more sense to add a shower and spray faucet at the boardwalk. Lastly, I was surprised that there was not an "adults only" outdoor pool available. There is a small pool located in the spa, for spa users. And there is a large indoor pool. But the main outdoor pool was full of families and and children, which I may not have enjoyed so much, had I not been traveling with children. I noticed that the kiddie pool did not get much use, and that the playground equipment had been removed. For the entire week, I may have observed one or two families using the kiddie pool. Perhaps this area would be better served to offer an "adults only" pool.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Amelia Island is another Ritz without the right amenities. The same happened in Ritz Carlton Battery Park, NY. No slippers provided, not enough toiletries in the bathroom. The worst is to be charged for wifi. At that price should be free. Perfect location though.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nora1954
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Jon F, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2014

Good morning,

Thank you for sharing your feedback from your recent visit. I was delighted to hear that you love our location! I was saddened to hear the quantity of toiletries did not meet your needs. We value all feedback as a way to improve our guest's experience. I have shared this with the senior leadership team and the department leaders to ensure we provide the experience that you have become to know us for.
We look forward to being able to welcome you back in the future.
Warmly,

Jon

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

I read some of the reviews here, and was grateful that we did not share the experiences of some of the other guests. For example, yes, there were conferences going on while we were here, but the pool and restaurants did not seem overly crowded. The pool area seemed well maintained and very clean. What most impressed us were the servers and staff. They seemed truly friendly and really seemed to care that you were happy and taken care of during your stay. The beach is easy to get to and a wonderful place to walk during the mornings and evenings. Like other reviewers, I did not like the extra charges. Please, just charge me more for the room. I also didn't like that we had to use valet parking. To us, it was a hassle, especially if we just wanted to run out quickly for a small item. The sink in our room actually had a crack in it, and the frame around the mirror needed to be cleaned. The mattress was much to soft for our liking, but the room was otherwise lovely and we really enjoyed the balcony with the view of the ocean.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

It's hard to be critical of an expensive place when it has amenities, service, a d the location of this resort. Beach, golf, great food and kids love it.
Yes, the rooms are not big, but beds are Comfy and bathrooms are spacious and impeccable. The views are to die for, the environment of the whole facility is amazing and the location is great.
If you want an inexpensive 3 day stay, I recommend you look elsewhere but, if you want to be treated nicely and pampered... This is THE PLACE.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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1  Thank yaser z
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Let's do the cons first. It is expensive. The satellite TV is also unreliable (but does anyone really go here to watch the tube?). Now take a deep breath, for here is the rebuttal.
The rooms are large, all (or almost all) with at least partial ocean views, and very well furnished. The service is uniformly (and more importantly, seemingly genuinely), friendly There are sufficient bars and restaurants, and again, while pricey, the food and drink is fresh, healthy and well-prepared. There is lots to do. The pools are great, with no extra charges (and none of this resort charge baloney, either). An umbrella at the lovely beach is $25 per day (with exceptions for some groups), but chairs and towels are gratis.
We love the setting, which is why we return year after year. And Amelia Island and the town of Fernandina Beach are lovely, with good shops and many wonderful restaurants and bars.
A special shout out this year to a great concierge, David, who turned us onto to the Island's great new restaurant, Cucina South (kin to Barzin).
This is a classic resort hotel. We look forward to returning when we have grandchildren. This is that sort of place.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

We have visited the Ritz at Amelia several times. While we enjoy so many parts of the resort not one thing surpasses the food. All the chef's are amazing but Chef Rick in Salt is our favorite. Incredible experience every time. Also, Chef Shane in the pastry shop can certainly do some amazing creations. Thanks for always making our visit great and memorable.

Room Tip: Make sure you at least have a beach view. The best are the rooms that face the courtyard and the oc...
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

My husband and I have been staying at the Ritz since the early 90s and continue to be impressed. We have been there in the winter and summer and both are wonderful. The beach is pristine and easy access from the hotel. All the rooms have recently been updated. We usually get just a hotel room however this time we got a junior suite. Oh WOW. It was just marvelous. Lottie at the front desk took her time in locating a great suite and view. The staff, ladies and gentlemen taking care of ladies and gentlemen, knew our names and made us feel so very welcome. The food was wonderful and they would make anything they could, even if not on the menu, to please you!! This time we took our grandson, who is almost 6, and it was grand to see how they spoiled him!!
I would recommend your consideration of this hotel for your next trip.

Room Tip: I prefer the north side to avoid afternoon sun.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank Ilsa K
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Additional Information about The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

Address: 4750 Amelia Island Parkway, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-5501
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Region: United States > Florida > Amelia Island > Fernandina Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fernandina Beach
Price Range: £235 - £666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 5*
Number of rooms: 446
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Immerse yourself in southern charm at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. With miles of pristine beaches to explore, you’ll find yourself basking in the glow of the sun as you swim, relax or walk along the sandy shore. As one of the most popular beach destinations on the East Coast, this luxury hotel in Florida provides a welcome barrier between you and the world beyond. ... more   less 
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Ritz Carlton Amelia Island
Ritz Amelia Island
Amelia Island Ritz-Carlton
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