This hotel reminds me of other historic hotels like the Summit Hotel in NJ, the Coronado in San Diego, Turnberry in Scotland. The minute you drive onto the grounds, you get a sense of an affluent oasis from the past complete with the croquet lawn. The pool didn't look that inviting so we never used it (lots of kids and a bit worn). The Sunday brunch was one of the best that we've been to, complete with a pianist and service of a past era (we enjoyed dining in the sunporch). Our room was charming but the bathroom was a bit worn around the edges (it seemed odd to have an 80s jacuzzi in a 1890 room) - our room (in Sans Souci) was on the third floor and had a porch overlooking the river but the trees hid most of the river. We wish that Crane's Court was open but it is booked on most summer weekends for wedding. There aren't many restaurant options on the Island - we drove to one that was recommended on TA (the beach one) but it was in a tired villa complex so we drove back to the Club Hotel and ate at Latitude on the pier. The setting was beautiful with the sunset - but my entree of shrimp wasn't fresh and was a bit "chewy". I wish we had dined at the Grand restaurant in the hotel - probably much better food and the ambiance again looked like it was from an bygone era - very historic and grand.
The front desk staff was very gracious and when they found out that we were celebrating our anniversary the end of my chemo - they gave us a very nice room and sent up champagne. We were only here for one night so didn't get to settle in like I would have wanted to. I loved the historic photographs throughout the hotel. One minor glinch - after brunch I needed to go onto my computer and do some work and the wifi was very slow....I finally gave up.
- 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