Jekyll Island Club Hotel

Jekyll Island, Georgia

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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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May 21, 2022 AUPlainsman Milton, Florida

The property is oriented as a place for you to relax. The rooms are roomy and well appointed. The grounds are well kept. The location allows you to see awesome sunsets and how beautiful the island really is. I would come back again.
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May 21, 2022 Tom G Covington, Georgia

Very nice historic hotel from 1939s very nicely restored. Convenient to bayside, convention center 1 mile , Atlantic Ocean 1 mile and 3 golf courses. Relaxing quiet island. You can walk or bike everywhere.
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May 20, 2022 phillipsm2022 Cartersville, Georgia

Comfortable beds, quiet location, pleasant staff, good location that’s convenient to beach, waharf and waterside walks. Good for business retreats and family vacations. Golf course was beautiful. Planning another trip soon.
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May 19, 2022 NancyVanWert

We just returned yesterday from another amazing stay at the Jekyll Island Club Resort! We were so happy to see the improvements being made with renovations and the menus at the various restaurants. I have visited the hotel approximately 11 times and was worried after last year's stay the the hotel wasn't doing as well as when I had first started… Read more
We just returned yesterday from another amazing stay at the Jekyll Island Club Resort! We were so happy to see the improvements being made with renovations and the menus at the various restaurants. I have visited the hotel approximately 11 times and was worried after last year's stay the the hotel wasn't doing as well as when I had first started staying there. But I no longer have any worries! They are repainting, pressure washing, renovating, sprucing all areas of the property. I would especially like to give a shout out to the amazing staff. Everyone we encountered showed great pride in their work and the environment. I especially want to thank TROY and MIKE at the front desk. Troy gave us great room advice, always had a smile, helped us chase down a wedding ring we had left in the room, drove us around to tour rooms in the golf cart, and was just an absolute delight. He is exactly who you want to be greeted by to start your vacation! Mike problem solved for us and made sure we had the rooms we wanted even though he had to do some juggling. Both were amazing and made our trip so special. We will be heading back in 2023 for another stay ... it is magical! Read less
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May 17, 2022 colvinm8858

My only complaint, the main restaurant gave us very misleading information on hours and what service was available. I was also made to wait ten minutes to be seated and no one came over to wait on us. After I got someone's attention, I was told only the buffet was available.