Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia

Hotel rating
Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1504 reviews

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

Trip advisor rating: 4.5 Based on 1504 reviews

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bait and switch

Feb 19, 2019 Elleni T

Completly disappointed and we will not go back. We were sold a Mystery weekend so we got there on Friday. No mystery weekend it was one night, Saturday. The mystery night was embarrassingly laughable. The weekend was reduced to 2-3 hours and used hotel staff as characters, worse than amateur. Now they won’t return calls, shame on them, very poor… Read more
Completly disappointed and we will not go back. We were sold a Mystery weekend so we got there on Friday. No mystery weekend it was one night, Saturday. The mystery night was embarrassingly laughable. The weekend was reduced to 2-3 hours and used hotel staff as characters, worse than amateur. Now they won’t return calls, shame on them, very poor customer service. All the people at our table we’re furious. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely, helpful, and kind front desk

Feb 19, 2019 Wander11851480405 Rome, Georgia

The staff were wonderful, the room was beautiful, and we had a comfortable bed. I highly recommend! The food is quite good as well. We will be back and soon. Thank you for giving us such a memorable vacation.
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Feb 17, 2019 Laura O

Our second time at Jekyll island club, this time without the kids— had an amazing time. Our room was amazing, with balcony overlooking the pool and marsh. Room spotless. Hands down the best resort on the island!
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Feb 16, 2019 Linda M Amelia Island, Florida

We have stayed several times at the historic Jekyll Hotel and most recently at The Jekyll Ocean Club. Both properties are awesome. Beautiful and clean accommodations, friendly staff, manicured and breathtaking grounds and fine dining. Treat yourself and step back to a grandeur time and soak in the history and beauty of this wonderful Island. Not… Read more
We have stayed several times at the historic Jekyll Hotel and most recently at The Jekyll Ocean Club. Both properties are awesome. Beautiful and clean accommodations, friendly staff, manicured and breathtaking grounds and fine dining. Treat yourself and step back to a grandeur time and soak in the history and beauty of this wonderful Island. Not to be missed is Driftwood Beach and dinner at the Grand Dining Room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating History, Site seeing, Golf, Great Food, relaxing by the ocean. Terrific.

Feb 13, 2019 arthurdc2017 Oklahoma City, United States

You will never be disappointed at Jekyll Island Club Resort. If you are an American History Buff you will be blown away. This is the place the first Trans Atlantic Phone Conversation was made. This is where the Federal Reserve was born. The richest families in the world built vacation homes here late 1800's and early 1900's. The original 9… Read more
You will never be disappointed at Jekyll Island Club Resort. If you are an American History Buff you will be blown away. This is the place the first Trans Atlantic Phone Conversation was made. This is where the Federal Reserve was born. The richest families in the world built vacation homes here late 1800's and early 1900's. The original 9 hole golf course is still playable, along with two other world class tournament golf courses. The island is just across the bridge from Brunswick GA, and the famous Georgia Pig "Restaurant" for unbelievable BBQ,. DO NOT MISS IT! It is a delightful place and very popular so plan way ahead for reservations! Read less