Beautiful Historic Hotel, the buildings are called historic for a reason. THEY ARE OLD and with old comes charm and character and thin walls. I would say if you are a light sleeper, this could be a problem. The room we were in was a little odd in that there were no bed side tables. The room just wasn't deep enough, however the bathroom was quite large. Otherwise the hotel was fine. Service was exceptional. Great photography options as there are many old buildings and quite a bit of old south history here. There is a pub on the hotel grounds there that can get a bit crowded if more than five are sitting near the bar but there is plenty of outdoor seating. We had dinner at Courtyard at the Crane. This dining option is located inside one of the buildings you can stay at. The service was good and the food was fine. Nothing crazy wonderful but satisfying. Breakfast the next morning was in the dining room and we chose to order from the menu instead of the eating from the buffet. Pretty sure some of the things on our plate were taken from buffet because the sausages were cold. I would give breakfast an "OK". In the end this was not our kind of place but I would think many would enjoy it. Biking options are FANTASTIC. You can bike all over the island, through the marsh and out and along the beach - just lovely.
Another thing to note. In our building where we stayed (Cherokee) the first floor has a common area and fireplace. As we were leaving to go to breakfast we saw a man with the newspaper spread out and and a room service tray and I thought that was a great idea. Have room service delivered downstairs and enjoy the paper and spread out. He looked very content and comfortable! We were there before the season started so it was not crowded at all. I would expect that this is a place where families come year after year, generation after generation. It has that feel to it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Rated among the top 500 resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure, the Jekyll Island Club offers superb resort accommodations, outstanding service, and an unforgettable landmark experience. The Jekyll Island Club Resort is the perfect destination for a Georgia beach vacation, a romantic getaway or family vacation. The resort offers truly exceptional dining choices ranging from the elegant Grand Dining Room to casual fare at The Wharf, Pool House and the bakery-delicatessen Club Café. Nine miles of beach, bicycling, 63 holes of golf, tennis, historic tours, horseback riding, and much more ensure that there is something for everyone to enjoy. History This historic hotel was originally built in 1886 as a hunting retreat for America’s wealthy elite including J.P. Morgan, William Rockefeller, Joseph Pulitzer, as well as the Vanderbilts, Goulds and Astors. Restored to its original splendor in 1986, it is now a National Historic Landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jekyll Island Hotel
- Jekyll Island Club Hotel Jekyll Island
- Jekyll Island Club Resort Georgia