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.

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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Nov 19, 2019 Thewaterfearie

My mother and I had the opportunity to stay at this beautiful and historic resort while searching for wedding venues for my sister. The staff was amazing and went above and beyond to help us and really customize the experience to fit our needs. The restaurant served great food and service too!
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Nov 17, 2019 TakesTrips NC

The toilet in our bathroom was not working properly. It took four visits to the front desk over two days to get the toilet functioning to a reasonable extent. And even then, we had to hold the lever down for 10-15 seconds to get it to flush. One night it made noise all night long, so we heard that even with the bathroom door shut. We were told… Read more
The toilet in our bathroom was not working properly. It took four visits to the front desk over two days to get the toilet functioning to a reasonable extent. And even then, we had to hold the lever down for 10-15 seconds to get it to flush. One night it made noise all night long, so we heard that even with the bathroom door shut. We were told that the valve was broken, so there was no way to turn the water off for a complete repair. We were told the entire building will undergo renovation in January, but that did us no good. We were offered another room, but one of those rooms appeared to have a similar malfunctioning toilet, and the A/C in the second room that was offered appeared not to work well. We would have had to repack and schlep luggage upstairs (no elevator, but they did offer to help us) to move, so we stayed put, given that the hotel promised to repair the toilet the next day (it was sort of repaired). We were also told there was a bathroom across the main hall of our building. So, that would be great in the middle of the night. Our room (Sans Souci building) was spacious with two queen (or double) beds, and a round table with four chairs. However, it looked nothing like the sparkling pictures featured on the resort’s website. It was dowdy and in need of paint, cleaning, and renovation and repair. I opened one set of plantation shutters by the bed, and noticed a blob of what appeared to be black mold. And obviously the bathroom was old. A door leading from the bathroom to a small porch needed repair. There was little light in the room at night, between the beds only one lamp. The front door of the building was dirty. The front of the building is poorly lit at night, so in dark hours it is difficult to see the step, so you can trip. I gave the front desk my cell phone number, and I wish I hadn’t. On the long drive home, I received a barrage of scam calls and texts. So many good things about a hotel can quickly become overshadowed by problems with basic and expected facilities. Read less
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Nov 15, 2019 MelonfromNY Beaufort, South Carolina

This was probably one of my most delightful experiences is quite a while. I had heard of the ‘Golden Isles’ of Georgia but I had no idea of the special place called Jekyll island. I spent a few days at the Jekyll Island Club and also visiting St. Simons Island. First the Jekyll Island Club is a wonderful facility. You can stay in the main… Read more
This was probably one of my most delightful experiences is quite a while. I had heard of the ‘Golden Isles’ of Georgia but I had no idea of the special place called Jekyll island. I spent a few days at the Jekyll Island Club and also visiting St. Simons Island. First the Jekyll Island Club is a wonderful facility. You can stay in the main building or in one of a few of their ‘cottages’ which were former homes of the robber barons. I stayed in the closest Cottage…the San Souci cottage. It was really delightful. It was well appointed and even had a working fireplace. Small things matter in a room…. here the hot water was wonderful, the toiletries were very generous and finally…there were so many towels for us to use..it was amazing. One day, they forgot to leave many creamers for our coffee…they actually sent up a service person with a whole bunch of them in no time. Also, there was a coffee machine that made the best coffee! The facility is so beautifully landscaped. It was a pleasure to look at all the creative ways that plantings were paired beautifully with the color of each cottage. There is a live oak that they report is over 350 years, amazing. There is a bike rental facility on the property, and we rented a bike for $20/24 hours and road all around the island. They have a wonderful bike path system. The grand ball room was wonderful for our first night’s dinner – with a waiter who was beyond wonderful. My husband enjoyed his steak but I will say that my scallop and shrimp pasta dish was a bit underwhelming. I will add,though, that we also…. ‘eat with our eyes’ and the room was delicious! We also ate at two of their facilities…’The Pantry’ for breakfast and ‘The Warf’ for dinner. Both were really good and not that expensive at all. But one of the best things that we did was mosey down to the small bar in the main Club building. A.J.,the very knowledgeable bartender, was just great. She joined our conversations where appropriate and we really went back every evening to have a chance to have her join our discussions. Don’t miss the ‘Mosaic’, the museum ($9 -adult) devoted to island history. It is probably one of the most creative yet simple presentations from a small museum – just great. Their gift shop also was a real find. Treat yourself to a step back in time, at the wonderful place. Read less
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Nov 13, 2019 Kerri K

We had a fantastic time during our stay at Jekyll Island club resort. We stayed in the San Souci cottage and it was absolutely beautiful. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. Easy access to shops restaurants and entertainment. We will definitely be back.
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Nov 6, 2019 Hester32

Jekyll Island is absolutely beautiful! If you are looking for a quiet get away surrounded by beautiful grounds and beautiful sunsets this is your place. They have 20 miles of bike trails as well as bike rentals. The rooms are as close to original as you can get and still have modern accommodations. This being said, there are no elevators, BUT… Read more
Jekyll Island is absolutely beautiful! If you are looking for a quiet get away surrounded by beautiful grounds and beautiful sunsets this is your place. They have 20 miles of bike trails as well as bike rentals. The rooms are as close to original as you can get and still have modern accommodations. This being said, there are no elevators, BUT there are helpful and friendly staff that will take care of your luggage for you. The staff is very friendly, helpful and will answer any questions you ask. There are several place to eat on the grounds as well as the Grand Dinning room in the main building. We explored the Island and visited many historical places marked with information about each place. There is an open air mall to buy gifts( once you leave the grounds) and we even visited a Turtle Rehabilitation center where my daughter and I adopted Glitter Mittens, an injured sea turtle. I would recommend this place to anyone and plan to visit again. Read less