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 John at the pool bar

Jul 5, 2020 KEA217

We stayed at the Jekyll Ocean Club but went to the Island Club’s pool several times because we liked it a bit better. (One of the reasons was because during covid, the Ocean Club suspended pool-side drink service and suspended food service at lunch time.) While the experience would have been great no matter what, John, who is a server at both the… Read more
We stayed at the Jekyll Ocean Club but went to the Island Club’s pool several times because we liked it a bit better. (One of the reasons was because during covid, the Ocean Club suspended pool-side drink service and suspended food service at lunch time.) While the experience would have been great no matter what, John, who is a server at both the pool and in the Grand Dining Room for breakfast was so amazing! Best customer service we received on the island - he was so super friendly, warm and welcoming, and always ready with a recommendation. He is a huge asset to your property and deserves kudos! Read less
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Jul 4, 2020 katarob NJ

We spent 4 nights at the resort. We had reserved a King bed room at Sans Souci, we were assigned room 4206. Beautiful room, spacious, huge bathroom. Unfortunately, the air conditioning didn't cool enough, and after the first night we asked to be moved somewhere else. There were no additional rooms available in the Sans Souci house (and anyways… Read more
We spent 4 nights at the resort. We had reserved a King bed room at Sans Souci, we were assigned room 4206. Beautiful room, spacious, huge bathroom. Unfortunately, the air conditioning didn't cool enough, and after the first night we asked to be moved somewhere else. There were no additional rooms available in the Sans Souci house (and anyways they told us the poor A/C would affect those as well), so they offered us a room in the Annex # 3102, which they said since it was smaller the A/C would be more efficient. We took it thinking since it was much smaller there would be a compensation in terms of price. Big mistake, do not assume. Upon check out we were charged the same higher amount , they claimed it was still a "deluxe" room. No such thing. The only thing better in the smaller room was that the A/C was working properly. As a negative, there was a pumping noise that could be heard in this room starting at about 5 am and would wake us up. I have no idea what that was, but it would stop by about 9 am. On the positive side, the resort is beautiful, landscape immaculate, huge old trees. They also have a great bartender, his name is William, he introduced me to a martini dubbed "Classic with a twist", delish! For breakfast the only possibility was a small take out place called The Pantry, usually long lines to order a basic breakfast of coffee, muffin and yogurt to go. If you ordered something more elaborate be prepared to wait for a long time. Its inconceivable to me that a hotel of this size ( and prices) only has this option for breakfast. At night the only option is The Wharf, were we went every night. Very pleasant, and the food was mostly good. I'm sorry I have to give this rating to such a beautiful property, but the prices don't reflect what you get for it. I mostly resent being overcharged for a mediocre room. Read less
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Jul 2, 2020 amiig2020

We had such a wonderful visit at the Jekyll Island Club Resort!! We had a really rocky start to our family vacation when we realized the A/C wasn’t working in our room at 10:30 PM. The resort went far above and beyond to make it up to us to ensure that we had a memorable family vacation! Not only did they do the expected of immediately getting us… Read more
We had such a wonderful visit at the Jekyll Island Club Resort!! We had a really rocky start to our family vacation when we realized the A/C wasn’t working in our room at 10:30 PM. The resort went far above and beyond to make it up to us to ensure that we had a memorable family vacation! Not only did they do the expected of immediately getting us a better room with a working A/C but they took an extra step and put together a sweet care package for our 21 month old daughter. We came back from dinner our second night to milk, cookies and a mermaid doll for our daughter. Seeing her so happy just made our vacation! On top of all this it is a great place to stay and so much fun stuff to do. We will definitely return in the future for more family vacations! Read less
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Jul 1, 2020 Charles D

How comforting to visit The Jekyll Island Club Resort. Our first trip in months and we arrived at this historic and beautiful resort and weren't disappointed! Thankfully they are well prepared to handle post COVID-19 travel. This resort is so peaceful and tranquil with true southern hospitality. The perfect place to re-charge and unwind. There are… Read more
How comforting to visit The Jekyll Island Club Resort. Our first trip in months and we arrived at this historic and beautiful resort and weren't disappointed! Thankfully they are well prepared to handle post COVID-19 travel. This resort is so peaceful and tranquil with true southern hospitality. The perfect place to re-charge and unwind. There are all the amenities you could want. Pool, spa, beaches, bike and hike paths, great dining and fascinating history. We can't wait to return!! Read less
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Jun 30, 2020 Girlwhotravels10

Me and my girl friends were really exhausted being home due to co-vid19 so we started looking to go for a vacation but also wanted to be away from the chaos. Jekyll Island came up in our research and we fell in love with pictures of Jekyll Island Club Resort. So we booked the Resort for a weekend in June. The Resort is beautiful so magical, the… Read more
Me and my girl friends were really exhausted being home due to co-vid19 so we started looking to go for a vacation but also wanted to be away from the chaos. Jekyll Island came up in our research and we fell in love with pictures of Jekyll Island Club Resort. So we booked the Resort for a weekend in June. The Resort is beautiful so magical, the sunset was magnificent. We were also really impressed with the social distancing norms followed by the employees. The Pantry was the coffee shop at the hotel, it was busy but the hotel employees had a lot of procedures in place for the guests to maintain distance. We really liked that the Resort gave priority to the hotel guests at the Wharf. The bikes were definitely a great plus point. We took the bikes out both days and loved going around the Island. It was such a great way of spending the weekend. Read less