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 you 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, 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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Oct 17, 2021 Tammi C

We arrived on a Thursday. We arrived early and were told our room was given to someone else and that we were placed at a different hotel on the Oceanside. I was upset because We wanted the historic side. A manager came out did not say a word, typed some things on the computer and walked away. The guest service guy said ok we got you in a room here… Read more
We arrived on a Thursday. We arrived early and were told our room was given to someone else and that we were placed at a different hotel on the Oceanside. I was upset because We wanted the historic side. A manager came out did not say a word, typed some things on the computer and walked away. The guest service guy said ok we got you in a room here and moved someone else instead. He said the room would not be ready until 3:00. No problem at all we thought. We waited. 5:00 came and still no room. We kept being told it was waiting to be inspected. Shortly after 5:00 we went up again and they told us it was ready. No one ever text. We got in the room, unpacked our luggage and headed to dinner. We got back in the room as were settling for the night when this absolutely horrible sewage smell Was seeping into our room. It became so bad we could not breathe in the room. Literally could not breathe. Due to health reasons and the fact that is was the worst smell ever we text the front desk and left. We waited downstairs for awhile with no response via text. I walked up to the front desk after 30 mins and told them we could not stay in that room. She said “they are working on it give it some time” It was almost 10:00 at night. They sawed a pipe in the room next door and burst the pipe. She said “we don’t have any rooms here you are going to have to move to Ocean Club” We were upset but understood they could not control that. I said this is a huge inconvenience and what will be done. She said” nothing you are getting an upgrade being moved to Ocean Club” Then she said something about Covid. I was angrier at this point and the manager came out. Very nice guy. Not his fault. He said he would comp the night and we could come back to this hotel in the morning. We would have to move our things multiple times. It was late, we were tired so we left for the other hotel. I was upset because our whole plan was to stay in the historic part but we went with it. They put us in a nice, clean room and we decided we did not want the hassle of moving back to the other hotel again and were so turned off by the worst smell I have ever encountered that I know I would not have been able to settle. We asked if we could just stay at Ocean for the same rate and not move our things once again. To make a long story short they would not match the rate and had to move us to a much smaller, corner room with no view for still more a night then we would have paid at Island Club. We were upset, frustrated and disappointed but knew it was out of the manager on duty’s control. We could not believe how we were treated after what we went through at this hotel. We ended up paying more then we would have originally with even one night being comped and having to move rooms twice and not being able to even check in before 5:00. Although the sewage issue was out of their control how it was handled after was within their control and that is where the disappointment lies. We have never had such a negative experience like this before. I am use to writing amazing reviews but felt it was important enough to express so it does not happen to someone else. Read less
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Oct 14, 2021 bsembler Vero Beach, Florida

We stopped at Jekyll Island on the way to the mountains. We intended to stay one night, but our visit was so enjoyable that we added an extra night. We stayed in the main building and loved all the beautiful woodwork and historic details. Our interactions with the staff were exceptional. Kendra in reservations was helpful and polite, Vinny the… Read more
We stopped at Jekyll Island on the way to the mountains. We intended to stay one night, but our visit was so enjoyable that we added an extra night. We stayed in the main building and loved all the beautiful woodwork and historic details. Our interactions with the staff were exceptional. Kendra in reservations was helpful and polite, Vinny the Dining/Beverage manager clearly loves his job and was a delight to meet. Bria and Celeste at the front desk were eager to answer my questions and gave us great input regarding dining options and room choices. We had a blast at the bar by the main dining area and the Old Fashioneds were on point. We loved visiting with the other guests and especially staff member Estella Dior. The property is beautiful, but it’s the passion of the employees that made our visit exceptional. We had great customer service in a lovely setting. Bravo! We will be back. Read less
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Oct 11, 2021 karendY6867ST Atlanta, Georgia

I’m here on a 2 night “manager’s gift certificate” because our stay in Dec 2020 was so bad. I thought, ok 2 free nights and surely the cleanliness and service will be good this time because the hotel knows I’m on this gift certificate, right?! Wrong. Our room is so dirty. Curtains hanging off the rod. Stains on all the furniture and carpet. And… Read more
I’m here on a 2 night “manager’s gift certificate” because our stay in Dec 2020 was so bad. I thought, ok 2 free nights and surely the cleanliness and service will be good this time because the hotel knows I’m on this gift certificate, right?! Wrong. Our room is so dirty. Curtains hanging off the rod. Stains on all the furniture and carpet. And now, as I write, music has just cranked up to level 11 outside on a Monday night and it sounds like the party is in my room. Do not come here. Read less
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Oct 7, 2021 JJgass73

absolutely gorgeous facility, love the history but service was not good. when we checked in we found prior occupants clothing on side table. first restaurant on hotel site couldn't get the order right for a simple burger with bacon cheese and mayo. The television didn't work well when we arrived. They didn't service our room the first day and we… Read more
absolutely gorgeous facility, love the history but service was not good. when we checked in we found prior occupants clothing on side table. first restaurant on hotel site couldn't get the order right for a simple burger with bacon cheese and mayo. The television didn't work well when we arrived. They didn't service our room the first day and we had to ask for that to be rectified. After speaking with the manager they did offer to buy us a dinner at their sister hotel on the island which was very pleasant and the food at eighty ocean is fantastic. We left wishing we were Wowed and we were not. Read less
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Oct 4, 2021 creakbaum Bella Vista, Arkansas

Just amazing!! There are many different choices of accommodations. We stayed in The Jekyll Club House which is historic. The Ocean Club is on the Atlantic. Get chairs and umbrella and sit on the beach! They will set chairs up for you! There are also rooms in the historic mansions on the property. Food is wonderful! Enjoyed shopping at the… Read more
Just amazing!! There are many different choices of accommodations. We stayed in The Jekyll Club House which is historic. The Ocean Club is on the Atlantic. Get chairs and umbrella and sit on the beach! They will set chairs up for you! There are also rooms in the historic mansions on the property. Food is wonderful! Enjoyed shopping at the little shops on property and in the village. There is a shuttle between properties. Be sure to take the trolley tour!!!!! Read less