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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely resort overall, pros & cons

Apr 18, 2021 KZ143 Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Pros: Historic, well cared for large luxury inn with comfortable rooms. Interesting setting and history, friendly staff, very clean, plenty of places to walk or bike. Golf nearby, pretty views, fun local restaurants. Great food options for lunch and dinner. Cons: The bugs at this time of year could almost carry you away if the wind isn’t… Read more
Pros: Historic, well cared for large luxury inn with comfortable rooms. Interesting setting and history, friendly staff, very clean, plenty of places to walk or bike. Golf nearby, pretty views, fun local restaurants. Great food options for lunch and dinner. Cons: The bugs at this time of year could almost carry you away if the wind isn’t blowing. Tried the Grand Dining Room for breakfast and it was a bit disappointing, right down to the plastic wrapped muffin that you could get at a convenience store. Odd, since they have a pantry with freshly baked goods right down the hall. Read less
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Apr 17, 2021 cdstacy29 Jacksonville, Florida

Unfortunately their website is far different from what you arrive to. Our room was outdated & small, balcony was non existent, smelled of mildew, unkept bathroom and sloppily made beds. We tried to over look our disappointment but it got far worse at night. The walls are so thin and it seemed to be a party atmosphere. People were yelling in rooms,… Read more
Unfortunately their website is far different from what you arrive to. Our room was outdated & small, balcony was non existent, smelled of mildew, unkept bathroom and sloppily made beds. We tried to over look our disappointment but it got far worse at night. The walls are so thin and it seemed to be a party atmosphere. People were yelling in rooms, shouting down the hallways, fighting, blaring music and slamming doors until 2am. After calling the front desk 3 times, we realized nothing would be done. We checked out immediately the following morning and thankfully received a full refund along with cancelling our other nights. I would not suggest this hotel if looking for a calm, relaxing or luxurious environment. Read less
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Apr 17, 2021 chikflier Johns Creek, Georgia

I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here. The charm and history of this beautifully restored facility was topped by pleasant staff and great service. The landscaping is gorgeous and we were in the heart of the historic district. We took advantage of the landmark tour and one cottage tour, we rented bikes and visited the… Read more
I can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here. The charm and history of this beautifully restored facility was topped by pleasant staff and great service. The landscaping is gorgeous and we were in the heart of the historic district. We took advantage of the landmark tour and one cottage tour, we rented bikes and visited the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Dinner at the Wharf was great with delicious food, in time for sunset over the river. The Pantry was steps away for a quick bite to eat, and we could bring the food back to our porch to enjoy. We loved having a room with a porch in the annex. Would go again, and definitely recommend it. Read less
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Apr 14, 2021 Karen K Southport, North Carolina

We were told that the main dining room was closed for dinner as they were waiting for kitchen equipment to be delivered. However, several bus tour groups had dinners in the dining room. Why didn’t they just tell us that the dining room was closed for private events? Disappointing because the other dining options on the island are not as good.
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Apr 14, 2021 V2406XBeds

Great at a wonderful historic venue. Feels like it must have felt in 1890's. Renovations have not ruined the old ambience. Staff was friendly, food very good and setting on the river was perfect. Ed Segraves Atlanta, Ga and Stonington. Maine