I specifically chose this hotel because it claimed to be dog friendly. I have stayed at other Residence Inns with my dogs and the experience has been good. I arrived very late due to an accident on I-95, at 1:30am.
I have two dogs, a 15 year old and an 8 year old. I was surprised that we were given a room on the second floor; I was told it was all they had. I drove around to the building and had to carry all my stuff and help the old dog up the stairs which necessitated multiple trips. I then tried to park... you can image my dismay when there were no parking spaces available; ZERO!
I drove around the lot two or three times along with 2 other cars looking for parking. Eventually, one of the other drivers stopped and told me the receptionist said we could park in one of the open disabled spaces. I drove back around to confirm this and was told I could park along the curb or in a disabled space. (It would have been nice if the receptionist had even pretended to care, but she didn't). I found one far away from my room at the end of the lot.
The following morning, I took the dogs about for their morning "trip" and followed the signs for "Pet Walk" only to find a tiny 18" strip of grass around the edge of the parking lot! Not acceptable! If you want to call your hotel dog friendly it should be. Just because you allow dogs in the rooms doesn't mean its friendly. I travel with my dogs 95% of the time and look specifically for amenities that make it easy for me and them. This was not one of them and will not be staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sonesta ES Suites Jacksonville is the perfect locale for business travel or for a fun family vacation, with the city just 20 minutes away. The largest port in the south, Jacksonville is home to CSX Corporation and three other Fortune 500 companies. Some of Jacksonville’s most thrilling and kid-friendly attractions are also nearby, including splendid beaches. You'll enjoy free wifi, HD television, full kitchens and oversized suites. No matter what brings you to Jacksonville - or how long you're staying - Sonesta ES Suites Jacksonville is one of the best hotels in Jacksonville, FL. But, don't just take our word for it. Come and experience it for yourself! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Residence Inn Jacksonville Baymeadows Hotel Jacksonville
- Jacksonville Residence Inn