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 guests 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, and 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. The hotel is a short drive from Brunswick and sits beside the Georgia Sea Turtle Center, behind the Turtle Tides water sports centre, and in front of Pier Road, with its shopping. Free shuttle to Summer Waves Water Park.

Hotel information

157 rooms and suites. All with 32” LCD flatscreen TV with cable channels, complimentary WiFi, clock radio, telephone, 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.

6 restaurants, cafés, and bars including 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 (Mon-Thu). Library. 2 gift shops. Complimentary WiFi. Concierge. Babysitting service* (72-hour notice required). Valet parking* available.

* Denotes local charge

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Jul 21, 2019 Deadsalesman New York City, New York

I have been coming every summer for the last 22 years to the Jekyll Island club. It is an extraordinary experience. The buildings and grounds are very well cared for. The service is always friendly and helpful. The sitting is historical and takes one back in time. The island is quiet although getting developed unfortunately like st. Simons.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceeded expectations by far!

Jul 19, 2019 Insguy73 Palm Coast, Florida

Decided a week before to do a getaway wedding anniversary trip. We’re about 125 from Jekyll, had been to St Simons, but decided to try the JIClub. First of all, your reservation people were fabulous (wish I could remember their names). Had no rms at the Club so we took a rm at the Ocean Club - somewhat disappointed but wait listed for the Island… Read more
Decided a week before to do a getaway wedding anniversary trip. We’re about 125 from Jekyll, had been to St Simons, but decided to try the JIClub. First of all, your reservation people were fabulous (wish I could remember their names). Had no rms at the Club so we took a rm at the Ocean Club - somewhat disappointed but wait listed for the Island Club - got a call the next day that we were in. Loved the personal service! Chk in staff were friendly and accommodating (Morgan), and our rm was ready in 30 minutes. Valet park guy was very clear, luggage guy got us a bucket of ice (we were on the second floor - only ice is on 4). Rm was very comfortable, loved the historical pictures, air was great and we looked out to the pool. Pool was very nice but we did not use the snack place for drinks nor food so no comment. Ate dinner at The Wharf - bad experience from the service to the quality and size of the food - picture a $12 one patty McDonald burger. Breakfast in the Grand Dining Room was great - food and service. Rented bikes and travelled all around the island stopping at The Pavilion and the Ocean Club. Spectacular dinner personalized for our anniversary by Tasha and William. No more detail, but I can’t say enough about the “feel” of the place - made us so comfortable. Very much like the Hotel del Coronado or even The Grand Hotel, but so close by. Will be back pretty soon. And I forgot to mention the pretty nice golf facility 10 minutes away. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Mother/Daughter Trip!

Jul 14, 2019 Haylee H Dallas, Texas

We were celebrating my mom's birthday. I cannot say enough about the staff, the property, the experience. My mom had wanted to visit Jekyll Island her entire life, so there were HIGH expectations, and Jekyll Island Club exceeded them in every way. They remembered it was her birthday every time they saw us. They took extra time with us for… Read more
We were celebrating my mom's birthday. I cannot say enough about the staff, the property, the experience. My mom had wanted to visit Jekyll Island her entire life, so there were HIGH expectations, and Jekyll Island Club exceeded them in every way. They remembered it was her birthday every time they saw us. They took extra time with us for dinners, tours, golf cart rides, etc. They sent a complimentary fruit and cheese plate to help celebrate. Room 3206 has an amazing glassed in porch where we spent every evening laughing and had breakfast one morning. Now, if a historic hotel isn't your thing, you should know that there are several things redone, and some things original. There is no A/C on the porch, and we loved the character. Others might be hot. Cannot recommedn the JIC highly enough! It truly was the trip of a lifetime! Read less
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Jul 14, 2019 Jess G

This is the second year in a row we have done a weekend at the Jekyll Club. We stayed in the hotel suite. The location and view are simply beautiful . The service is spot on-from the reception to the wait staff. My favorite part of the this hotel is the restaurant area. There is an open-ish kitchen area and the dining room extends outside to a… Read more
This is the second year in a row we have done a weekend at the Jekyll Club. We stayed in the hotel suite. The location and view are simply beautiful . The service is spot on-from the reception to the wait staff. My favorite part of the this hotel is the restaurant area. There is an open-ish kitchen area and the dining room extends outside to a screened in patio area and to the pool deck as well. I love the variety of seating options! The food is delicious-so good that we are dinner, breakfast, and lunch here all within a 24 hour period and that is something unheard of for us. The pool area is clean and pretty. There are plenty of lounging chairs in the shade, as well in the sun so you are always comfortable in the hot South Georgia sun. The beach area is large and the hotel will put out chairs with umbrellas for you-I recently stayed at a resort and we were only allowed 2 chairs per room (at the beach) and had to pay extra for an umbrella-my son didn’t have a “seat” at the beach and that was quite upsetting. This is not the case at the Jekyll Club! My only complaint is that the water itself is a little muddy. We asked the management about it and it is all ecological and has to go with tides and river levels and stuff that isn’t in my vocabulary. The point is it’s not in the Resort’s control. I would highly recommend this resort! Read less
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Jul 13, 2019 leeannef_13

My husband and I had a fabulous getaway. The Jekyll Island Club Resort is a lovely and well appointed hotel. We had a room in the San Souci cottage. The room was large, comfortable and had all of the amenities. The resort is centrally located in natural surroundings. The resort offers excellent food and beverage choices. The staff of the hotel was… Read more
My husband and I had a fabulous getaway. The Jekyll Island Club Resort is a lovely and well appointed hotel. We had a room in the San Souci cottage. The room was large, comfortable and had all of the amenities. The resort is centrally located in natural surroundings. The resort offers excellent food and beverage choices. The staff of the hotel was friendly and extremely accommodating. Read less