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.

Hotel information

157 rooms and suites. All with 32” LCD flatscreen TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, clock radio, 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.

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 (monday-thursday). Library. 2 gift shops. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Babysitting service* (72-hour notice required). Valet parking* available. Complimentary shuttle to Summer Waves Water Park.

* Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Want world class charm in Georgia, Jekyll Island Club Resort is the place

Jan 24, 2020 GolfTravelHost Atlanta

You wont be sorry by booking a trip to Jekyll Island and staying the world class Jekyll Island Club Resort. Stay at the wonderful old Hotel or if you want the beach stay at their Beach Resort 5 mins away. Both places are first class and you will enjoy all they have to offer.
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Jan 23, 2020 Jasminda Munich, Germany

We stayed here in January for a wedding. Check in was good although the bellboys told us where to go (there are different building entrances) but didn’t offer us help with the luggage. The room was comfortable (double). After we realized that the entire resort doesn’t have water fountains or water stations to fill up our bottles we asked the… Read more
We stayed here in January for a wedding. Check in was good although the bellboys told us where to go (there are different building entrances) but didn’t offer us help with the luggage. The room was comfortable (double). After we realized that the entire resort doesn’t have water fountains or water stations to fill up our bottles we asked the front desk to please bring us water to the room. They have their own branded little bottles. They left exactly 3. I called them and texted the concierge for much more since we all are used to drink a lot of water throughout the day. Unfortunately nothing arrived at the room. Next day we met housekeeping at the door when we left. She asked if we needed housekeeping but in a way that you could tell she wanted us to say “no thank you”. Well considering the room rates I think it should not be a question. I asked her to please stock a lot of the little water bottles. She also didn’t do that. - no bathrobes Room was cleaned well. We went to the bar In the main building one night. I ordered an Espresso Martini . I couldn’t drink it. It was the worst I’ve ever had. Unfortunately money was also stolen out of some wedding parties room (2 to be specific but not ours). After filing a complaint the hotel management took care of it. After checkout I realized that I had a dinner charge on my bill- not mine. I had to call and make them refund it, which they did. At some point during our stay we did get the requested water (only had to ask for it 4 times). Front desk was always very nice and friendly. So unfortunately all together it wasn’t the best stay. Would I go again tho? Yes because it’s beautiful. It’s very old chic and has a great view and a nice location on the island. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Needs a refresh

Jan 9, 2020 TinkLizzie Bainbridge Island, Washington

The hotel needs to be refurbished, and I say that with a good understanding of how historic hotels differ from chain hotels. I sat in one of the lounge chairs in one of the small lobby lounges and got poked in the back of the leg by a spring that had worked up through the upholstery. When I got up to look at it and check that my pants had not… Read more
The hotel needs to be refurbished, and I say that with a good understanding of how historic hotels differ from chain hotels. I sat in one of the lounge chairs in one of the small lobby lounges and got poked in the back of the leg by a spring that had worked up through the upholstery. When I got up to look at it and check that my pants had not ripped, it was clear the hole in the chair was not new. My “island view” room had a lovely view of the rooftop ventilation system and was so small when I sat in the chair I could put my feet on the bed. The side table had several water rings on it and looked like it came from Goodwill. We waited more than 20 minutes for a drink at the bar at 5:30 on a Saturday evening, when the crowd was 4-deep around the tiny bar and there was one bartender who kept leaving the bar periodically. If you are a non-smoker be advised that smoking is allowed on the porches and we often had to navigate to the elevator through cigar and cigarette smoke. If you are looking for a grand old hotel - well, the setting and surroundings are certainly grand but the hotel was clearly never designed for long term stays - it was a club house for members who had other accommodations. Do not be fooled by the “millionaires’ playground” marketing, the hotel (main building) does not reach a luxury standard. Having said all that, the dining room staff was superb. Very friendly and attentive throughout our 5 day stay and many meals. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best Resort for Christmas

Jan 8, 2020 marygreenb Columbia, South Carolina

The Jekyll Island Club Resort is our favorite place to spend Christmas. The historic hotel and surrounding property provides the ultimate experience of lights, Christmas trees, music, and fun. We love staying on the riverview side of the hotel overlooking the marsh with its beautiful sunsets. The famous Grand Dining Room is THE place for very… Read more
The Jekyll Island Club Resort is our favorite place to spend Christmas. The historic hotel and surrounding property provides the ultimate experience of lights, Christmas trees, music, and fun. We love staying on the riverview side of the hotel overlooking the marsh with its beautiful sunsets. The famous Grand Dining Room is THE place for very special Christmas Eve and Christmas dinners and the traditional Christmas brunch. Casual dining is available at the beautiful oceanfront sister hotel, where guests are transported back and forth, and at The Wharf on the water beside the historic hotel. This year the Jekyll community put on on an incredible light display that paired beautifully with the array of lights and trees decorating the historic property. We love the staff at Jekyll as well, some of whom we have seen for many years. It's a great place to visit any time of year, and we look forward to returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A relaxing step back in time!

Jan 7, 2020 Karen H Apopka, Florida

We stayed for 4 days at the Jekyll Island Club Resort before Christmas with some friends. It was going back to another time. We attended high tea, watched croquet on the front lawn and wandered through the lovely homes (cottages) of the rich and famous. There are charming shops there on site as well as a turtle rehab. center and places to eat.… Read more
We stayed for 4 days at the Jekyll Island Club Resort before Christmas with some friends. It was going back to another time. We attended high tea, watched croquet on the front lawn and wandered through the lovely homes (cottages) of the rich and famous. There are charming shops there on site as well as a turtle rehab. center and places to eat. Our room was lovely with a huge glassed in porch overlooking the lawn and Christmas lights at night. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go back. We also stayed in the building attached to the club and there was an elevator. Read less