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 New Management. Beware. Do not prepay a deposit!!!

Apr 3, 2020 BTalways

This is a truly unique place. I’ve loved the Jekyll Island Club my entire life. However, the new management is not up to the task of operating the property. After 15 easter weekends at the club, sadly I will no longer be visiting there. The rooms, bars, restaurants and service have suffered and degraded over the last three years from a lack… Read more
This is a truly unique place. I’ve loved the Jekyll Island Club my entire life. However, the new management is not up to the task of operating the property. After 15 easter weekends at the club, sadly I will no longer be visiting there. The rooms, bars, restaurants and service have suffered and degraded over the last three years from a lack of competent and engaged management staff. The last straw is the refusal to refund my deposit because they do not have the money at this time. They agree that I should receive a refund, but they say that they don’t have the funds. I will never go back to this property. Beware before you pay a deposit at this property. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely weekend getaway

Mar 25, 2020 bboyermarshall Jacksonville, Florida

Jekyll Island Club is a beautiful property. Great for a quiet getaway or to host an event. We did a tram tour of the island, rented bikes for a bike tour and to explore the island, and took a ranger guided walk. Our room was in the annex and was very comfortable and clean. We were on the 4th floor which does not have an elevator (only goes to… Read more
Jekyll Island Club is a beautiful property. Great for a quiet getaway or to host an event. We did a tram tour of the island, rented bikes for a bike tour and to explore the island, and took a ranger guided walk. Our room was in the annex and was very comfortable and clean. We were on the 4th floor which does not have an elevator (only goes to third floor) so if you have trouble with stairs request a lower floor. The food was delicious . We went over to the Beach club for dinner one night and enjoyed it very much. After dinner drinks in front of the fireplace near the bar was a great way to end the day. Our server was friendly and very helpful. I wanted a martini that was light and refreshing, so they mixed up something that was perfect. No idea what it was, but it was tasty. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly Recommended for Beauty and History!!

Mar 22, 2020 cindybG4056WN

Very friendly and helpful staff. Had a great time with my family and enjoyed all the tours the resort offered. Sherri was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Our room was spic and span and very comfortable, we are very picky in that department! We had a beautiful room with a porch that we absolutely loved, so quaint! Had breakfast in the… Read more
Very friendly and helpful staff. Had a great time with my family and enjoyed all the tours the resort offered. Sherri was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable. Our room was spic and span and very comfortable, we are very picky in that department! We had a beautiful room with a porch that we absolutely loved, so quaint! Had breakfast in the Grand Dining Room every morning and always had a friendly waitress and amazing food at a reasonable price. We also loved riding the fat bikes on the beach, that was so relaxing! All in all 5 star for us! Read less
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Mar 18, 2020 248raew

We just spent 4 days of complete relaxation. We brought bikes with us (they also had them to rent). The island is covered in majestic oaks and bike paths surround the island. The restaurants were all great. But, the best was the Jekyll Island Club. The surroundings bring memories of the top industrialist's hideaway. What a magnificent hotel with… Read more
We just spent 4 days of complete relaxation. We brought bikes with us (they also had them to rent). The island is covered in majestic oaks and bike paths surround the island. The restaurants were all great. But, the best was the Jekyll Island Club. The surroundings bring memories of the top industrialist's hideaway. What a magnificent hotel with the verandas and views" to die for". The food, bar and for snacks (Pantry).was excellent. Do yourself a favor and enjoy the good life!! The views are spectacular Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A gem that has had its heyday

Mar 15, 2020 Megyeri Washington DC, District of Columbia

While this formerly grand hotel harkens back to the glamorous era of the 1920’s, its new sister hotel on the waterfront is now surpassing it in views and amenities. Since we love historical hotels, we stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Resort in a small queen suite for $260 but with with taxes and resort fees, it was overpriced. The room had no… Read more
While this formerly grand hotel harkens back to the glamorous era of the 1920’s, its new sister hotel on the waterfront is now surpassing it in views and amenities. Since we love historical hotels, we stayed at the Jekyll Island Club Resort in a small queen suite for $260 but with with taxes and resort fees, it was overpriced. The room had no toilet paper, the air vents were filthy, the carpet was dirty with gravel and leaves near the bed and an adjacent room held a couple so outrageously fighting that security had to be called at 4:30 in the morning. The best part of our stay was dinner in the grand dining room with the best piano player we have heard in years playing old favorites and his specialty of Jerry Lee Lewis hits and our oysters Rockefeller was memorable. Valet parking was included in the $20 resort fee. Read less