Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia

The hotel

Once described as ‘the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world’, the Club on Jekyll Island used to only welcome America’s wealthiest families and famous socialites, from the Rockefellers to the Vanderbilts. Today, this National Historic Landmark has been turned into the equally grand Jekyll Island Club Hotel, where guests get a taste of its Victorian heyday and the highlife, with historic tours, croquet on the lawn, dinner in the Grand Dining Room, and strolls along the beach or in the oak forests where Victorian high society would have taken their constitutionals. It’s not all about the past though, and you can enjoy modern pleasures like swimming near the river’s edge, and indulging in anything from high-end dishes to frozen drinks and fast food in the 6 bars and restaurants.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

This hotel sits on Jekyll Island, one of the barrier islands along Georgia’s coast, which is home to a State Park; 9 miles of stunning beach; carriage, tram and trolley tours; and outdoor recreation including four golf courses, birdwatching, horse riding, boat trips, geocaching, kayaking, mini golf, tennis, and water sports. The hotel is a short drive from Brunswick and sits beside the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, behind the Turtle Tides water sports centre, and in front of Pier Road, with its shopping. Free shuttle to Summer Waves Water Park.

Hotel information

157 rooms and suites. All with 32” LCD flatscreen TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, clock radio, telephone, fridge, coffee maker, safety deposit box, hairdryer, and iron and board. Traditional Rooms are located in the Clubhouse, Annex, or Sans Souci buildings, and have Victorian-style furnishings with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, sleeping max 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

6 restaurants, cafés, and bars including Grand Dining Room (open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), Courtyard at Crane (casual fine dining, open for lunch and dinner), Club Café (casual dining in two locations, the Clubhouse and the Beach Village, with morning pastries, deli sandwiches, salads, homemade desserts and Starbucks™ coffee, open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night snacks), The Pub (with comfort food menu), Pool Bar and Grill (American fast food and full-service bar with frozen drinks, seasonal), and Beach Pavilion (American fast food, hand-dipped ice cream, sodas, beer, wine, and frozen drinks, seasonal). Room service* (7.00am-10.00pm). Outdoor swimming pool. Private beach pavilion (with food and drink service*, beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, rest rooms, and shuttle service). Jekyll Island Club Salon and Spa*. In-room massages*. Fitness room. Golf packages*. Bike rental*. Segway tours*. Croquet lawn and putting green. Hotel tours (Mon-Thu). Library. 2 gift shops. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Babysitting service* (72-hour notice required). Valet parking* available.

* Denotes local charge

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1016)
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May 17, 2019 Skylarkjourney

The staff, the grounds, the room, the dining and the hotel are top of the line. Everyone is anxious to serve and assure your stay is perfect and everything you want it to be. My husband and I call this our romantic destination and have celebrated many wonderful anniversaries at Jekyll Inn. I recommend Jekyll to everyone.
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May 17, 2019 Ermfl

We love to visit Jekyll Island Club Resort - it’s a step back in time, with all the modern comforts! Beautiful rooms and well appointed - and fabulous dining! Look at the vintage photo on the stairs... then walk down and revisit the same scene at the entry to the Grand Dining Room! See the hall of mirrors that houses the meeting rooms where the… Read more
We love to visit Jekyll Island Club Resort - it’s a step back in time, with all the modern comforts! Beautiful rooms and well appointed - and fabulous dining! Look at the vintage photo on the stairs... then walk down and revisit the same scene at the entry to the Grand Dining Room! See the hall of mirrors that houses the meeting rooms where the Federal Reserve Act was developed! Enjoy a wonderful seafood dinner (and say hello to the super friendly hostess) at the Wharf! And DO NOT MISS the beauty of the surrounding areas that you can access on the nearby bike paths! You’ll find the wheels staff very friendly and helpful! Take a carriage ride and get the stories of all who visited the Club. And be sure to recall all of your fun at the fire pit by the pool. It’s a whole lot of wonderful!! Oh and don’t miss the Homefront Museum (one of the best we’ve ever seen!) on nearby St. Simons Island! Read less
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May 13, 2019 Poconogolf

We had a group of 16 guys go to Jekyll Island for a golf trip. While there we went to the Pool House several times and received outstanding service from Eric and Carolyn. They were friendly and very accommodating!! The best service we experienced in our 8 days on the trip!! The drinks and food were also very good. We would highly recommend.
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May 13, 2019 Gazie N Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Great services, friendly staff, great food, comfy beds, and lots to keep us busy on Jekyll. We return at least a couple times a year. Meet some of the nicest people! We love our favorite Club waitress/hostess. She is a gem.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Historic Hotel...But Not in a Charming Sense

May 12, 2019 ATP1 Cincinnati, OH

I’m surprised this property receives such positive ratings from guests. We stayed in the main Clubhouse. It is very dated and in need of refurbishment, both inside and out. While we were there, the roof was being refurbished. From 8:00 am till 5:00 pm each day, there were workers directly outside the windows of our roof, pulling up shingles,… Read more
I’m surprised this property receives such positive ratings from guests. We stayed in the main Clubhouse. It is very dated and in need of refurbishment, both inside and out. While we were there, the roof was being refurbished. From 8:00 am till 5:00 pm each day, there were workers directly outside the windows of our roof, pulling up shingles, and using loud machines to repair the roof. We should have been informed by the hotel that such extensive (and noisy) renovations would be performed during our stay, but we were not. Had I known, I would have chosen a room in one of the cottages. There was zero privacy in our room due to the workers outside the bathroom and bedroom windows. And it certainly wasn’t relaxing. Hotel management should not have permitted our room to be occupied by guests under these conditions. Other than the accommodations, we enjoyed our stay on Jekyll Island. Bike riding was a great way to experience the island, as it is so flat. We also enjoyed the historic trolley tour. There are a couple different dining options associated with the property. We enjoyed watching the sunset over dinner at The Wharf. Dinner at the Ocean Club was also pleasant. I also recommend lunch by the pool. The food at all locations was very good, and so was the service. Unfortunately, some guests at the outdoor venues have been feeding human food to the squirrels, so the squirrels have become very aggressive. One jumped up on our table at the poolside restaurant. There is also a convenient shuttle service that will take you anywhere on the island. The driver was very helpful & friendly. Read less