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

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delightful, historical, clean, generally maintained property

Jan 19, 2021 Georgiaboy2021

I have enjoyed this property for decades. It is, on occasion, an exceptional value for the younger family or gentile older adults. I wish to commend Blane at the desk and Mike on guest services. I am pleased that the Club was able to function for the holiday. Food services is also to be commended, in general, for the quality of food. So, first… Read more
I have enjoyed this property for decades. It is, on occasion, an exceptional value for the younger family or gentile older adults. I wish to commend Blane at the desk and Mike on guest services. I am pleased that the Club was able to function for the holiday. Food services is also to be commended, in general, for the quality of food. So, first things first. However, service (and perhaps staffing) in the Grand and the Wharf was in need of better training and floor management. Some further limitations in seating may have been needed to more adequately consider current health concerns. Related to that, unauthorized and unannounced entry to a room is completely inappropriate, regardless of any mistake or miscommunication in housekeeping. The desk did respond. However, since it has been two weeks since I left voicemails for the Chef and the director of Housekeeping, I have chosen to leave this statement. May I suggest that polite requests be undertaken more deliberately. I much prefer to discuss such matters directly. Read less
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Jan 19, 2021 artmendez15 Atlanta, Georgia

I’ve only stayed in a couple historic hotels during my travel which is mostly for business, but still enjoy amenities and dining. Walked around to enjoy bar and fire near pool. Pleasing. Ate nearby at Wharf. Would recommend. Stopped by bar. Security man with no mask seated at bar next to people. Management must not care about COVID… Read more
I’ve only stayed in a couple historic hotels during my travel which is mostly for business, but still enjoy amenities and dining. Walked around to enjoy bar and fire near pool. Pleasing. Ate nearby at Wharf. Would recommend. Stopped by bar. Security man with no mask seated at bar next to people. Management must not care about COVID precautions. Kept my distance. Will consider returning. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Food, Average Service.

Jan 18, 2021 Damon D Marietta, Georgia

***Addendum: Since Posting this review Jekyll Island Club Resort Management has read this review and reached out to my wife and I. I appreciate companies that reach out to try and make amends as it shows exactly what their customer service is about, it is about the customer.*** My wife and I travel regularly over New Year's due to our… Read more
***Addendum: Since Posting this review Jekyll Island Club Resort Management has read this review and reached out to my wife and I. I appreciate companies that reach out to try and make amends as it shows exactly what their customer service is about, it is about the customer.*** My wife and I travel regularly over New Year's due to our Anniversary. We always travel sans children so it is our time together. This year we decided on Jekyll Island Club Resort, due to COVID travel restrictions and the difficulty of traveling internationally we decided to stay as local as possible. I will start off by saying the rooms, beds, and bathrooms are comfortable. Yes the property is old but it is well maintained and taken care of. The overall ambiance of the club is great but that's where the greatness stops. Outside of the New Year's Eve Dinner, the best food we had was from The Pantry which is a small deli style shop attached to the club, and a Chili-Dog from Doc's Snack Shack. Breakfast was extremely underwhelming and the best breakfast on the menu was the Salmon, Bagel, and Cream Cheese. I will give props though on the Eggs Benedict, a good poached egg and hollandaise are hard to come by but they executed the Benny very well. The potatoes you could tell sat under a warming lamp for too long as they were stale. For the level of this Club, I expect fresh sausage, not frozen sausage tossed in a microwave for breakfast. The service was average at best. My wife and I called and visited the front desk to ask for coffee, sugar, sweetener, creamer, and mugs to our room. It was like no one was actually reading the request in the system OR they were not listening to us when we put the request in, I cannot tell which. The method was inconsequential as we usually only received 3 of the 5 items we asked for. The hotel was also not staffed well for the number of people that were present. My wife and I both worked in hospitality and on a number of occasions walked around with a tray cleaning up glasses from the sitting areas around the bar. It was like a frat party all the time and there was no one present or willing to clean up the number of glasses present. There were 3 weddings over New Year's plus they had a New Year's package deal, yet they only had one bar open with one bartender. Luckily my wife and I brought our own Old Fashioned bar and a couple of bottles of wine or else we would never have had a drink. Based on the amenities I would consider staying here again. Based on food and service I would not. Read less
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Jan 17, 2021 eastridgevince East Ridge, Tennessee

We absolutely loved this place. We stayed in the annex and our room was very roomy. The bed was comfortable and the staff was very accommodating. Our only issue was one of the same issues we have in older hotels. Why in Christ’s name do people not realize that when they stomp around, the people under them can hear it. We generally request to… Read more
We absolutely loved this place. We stayed in the annex and our room was very roomy. The bed was comfortable and the staff was very accommodating. Our only issue was one of the same issues we have in older hotels. Why in Christ’s name do people not realize that when they stomp around, the people under them can hear it. We generally request to stay on the top floor, but we’re not able to here. The elephants above us had no courtesy. Please when you stay in a hotel, remember that there are folks below you! Read less
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Jan 17, 2021 Angieeng

Stayed here for a short getaway with a few friends. We had such an amazing visit. Beautiful large room with extra room that had two twin beds, and a sitting room to play our board games till midnight. Loved that the bathroom had two separate vanities in it. Staff everywhere were so nice and helpful. Had wonderful conversations with them about the… Read more
Stayed here for a short getaway with a few friends. We had such an amazing visit. Beautiful large room with extra room that had two twin beds, and a sitting room to play our board games till midnight. Loved that the bathroom had two separate vanities in it. Staff everywhere were so nice and helpful. Had wonderful conversations with them about the hotel. Everyone was very helpful! One thing that stood out that is very simple but I really loved is the text for service or help. Was able to have extra coffee packets sent to room and converse about checkout when we left. Booking for another trip so we can stay longer in February. We all love History and enjoyed walking through (with our masks on) and looking at the pictures and reading about the hotel. Grand dining room was beautiful and food was delicious. Want to eat in the garden room part next time. Saw it afterwards and can’t wait to eat in it. Read less