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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Jul 23, 2021 N9572WVloria Brooklyn, New York

My husband and I visited in early July for our wedding anniversary. We are frequent travelers and have stayed at many historic properties over the years. We found the Jekyll Club had some nice aspects, but also so major short comings. Firstly, the property is beautiful. The public areas are charming and the place has so much history. In addition… Read more
My husband and I visited in early July for our wedding anniversary. We are frequent travelers and have stayed at many historic properties over the years. We found the Jekyll Club had some nice aspects, but also so major short comings. Firstly, the property is beautiful. The public areas are charming and the place has so much history. In addition they have a nice swimming pool, with lots of seating and umbrellas. The grounds are well maintained and lovely. We did run into some issues and disappointment during our stay. We planned and booked our room several months in advance. My husband made the reservation and then I came across an offer giving a discount to educators. I called to take advantage of the offer and got a fantastic rate. However, as part of this promotion we must have somehow booked the WORST room in the house. It was bad. Very small and cramped, with a queen bed and a view of pipes on a roof. It was our wedding anniversary so I asked if we could switch to a room with a king bed and a nicer view, I would have been willing to pay for it! But I was given a lot of back and forth explanations….wait until tomorrow and then we can move you or if you move now you can only have the nicer room for part of your stay. The young man at check in wasn’t really helpful at all. When I went back to him the next day, as he told me to, he told me he didn’t have any king rooms at all. He said maybe check again tomorrow. I was very frustrated. On the third day, a different young woman was able to move us to a king room and I was very glad, However, when we got into the room there was a thick layer of dust. I mean THICK. The rugs were old and dirty. The glass in the shower was not clean at all. Clearly this room had been vacant for a long while. So, why couldn’t we have had it two days earlier when we were cramped up in that horrible little queen room? I’m not sure. I honestly didn’t even have the energy to argue with the front desk and ask for the room to be cleaned. I cleaned it myself and made the best of it for the last couple of nights. Additionally, there is a management problem at their ocean front property that was really frustrating. We were told that we’d have no trouble at all getting a beach set up, but that wasn’t the case. We arrived at about 10am to be told that they were all out of chairs and umbrellas, but we could be added to a waiting list. We agreed and sat out by the pool, but that enjoyment was cut short when a child vomited in the pool. Around noon we got a call that they found some more chairs, but still didn’t have any umbrellas. I explained that we really couldn’t enjoy the beach without the umbrella and I’d rather wait until one was available. After another hour of waiting, my husband was frustrated and suggested that I should just run down to see the beach, take a few photos and we’d leave. When I got down to the beach I was shocked to find that several chairs and umbrellas were empty and not being turned over! Someone leaving the beach suggested I take their set up of two chairs and umbrella. I quickly called my husband at the pool to join me. Knowing that there were a number of people like myself on the waiting list, I phoned the front desk to let them know that they had several vacant beach set ups, and no one on the beach keeping track, and also mentioned that the pool needed to be cleaned. The girl thanked me, but I guess they didn’t try to turn them over because it was another hour and half before the other set ups were turned over to people who I saw waiting by the pool. After about three hours of enjoying the beach we were ready to head back, and passed by the pool to see that the vomit was still in there and the pool was just closed! Why wouldn’t they clean it? I have heard the excuse that these properties are short staffed due to Covid, and while I get it on one hand, there is not excuse for the premium rates that they charge when service is so far below standard. The two properties have a lot of potential, and I hope management steps up their game to take care of some of the issues which I’ve noted. Read less
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Jul 13, 2021 POWRGRL1 Alachua

So disappointed. Carpet hadn't been vacuumed in weeks, the hotel was filthy. Never saw any chamber maids. They NEVER told us this, but the rooms have NO service as they say it is due to Covid but no one wears masks. We were not given, or even offered clean towels or more shampoo and when we asked for them we had to call several times to get… Read more
So disappointed. Carpet hadn't been vacuumed in weeks, the hotel was filthy. Never saw any chamber maids. They NEVER told us this, but the rooms have NO service as they say it is due to Covid but no one wears masks. We were not given, or even offered clean towels or more shampoo and when we asked for them we had to call several times to get them. Their coffee machine is broken so you can not get a good coffee with your breakfast. you have to make a reservation for breakfast, even though the dinning room is empty. One bar tender and 30 people trying to get a drink! It is as if the place is going to file for bankruptcy and is hanging on by a thread. Found out from another guest that there was an art show at a place called the Goodyear Cottage so we asked the food and beverage manager where it was and he said he had never heard of it! Never going back Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing Stay

Jul 7, 2021 749pattia Stone Mountain, Georgia

Sorry that it was not a good experience at the JIC after so many years admiring this property from the time it was boarded up in the early eighties. Our checkin was an hour late. When going to bed that evening I found there was no top sheet on the bed. After a fitful night of sleeping on a bottom sheet that felt like sandpaper, I found no wash… Read more
Sorry that it was not a good experience at the JIC after so many years admiring this property from the time it was boarded up in the early eighties. Our checkin was an hour late. When going to bed that evening I found there was no top sheet on the bed. After a fitful night of sleeping on a bottom sheet that felt like sandpaper, I found no wash cloths in the bathroom. The cold water faucet at the sink was so loose, you had to hold the base to turn off the water. Not the luxury stay I expected for the $369 per night rate. Thankfully we had planned to move to another hotel for the rest of our stay on the island where I had comfy sheets! Read less
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Jul 4, 2021 apareja1 Atlanta, Georgia

First time at the resort. Will definitely come back! Will was the best bartender ever! He was the best and most memorable part of the trip. This will be an annual destination! We can’t wait to come back to Jekyll Island. The laid back vibe is like no other.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely spot!!!

Jun 28, 2021 HappyTraveler1957 Wellesley, Massachusetts

Stopped here for two nights on our drive up the coast. What an interesting and beautiful spot! The hotel was filled with families and couples celebrating weddings, anniversaries, and the Easter holiday. The hotel felt very COVID safe. We especially enjoyed learning about the history of the resort and island, walking around the grounds, and… Read more
Stopped here for two nights on our drive up the coast. What an interesting and beautiful spot! The hotel was filled with families and couples celebrating weddings, anniversaries, and the Easter holiday. The hotel felt very COVID safe. We especially enjoyed learning about the history of the resort and island, walking around the grounds, and sitting at the bar talking with other couples. So missed that during our year of COVID quarantine! Can't wait to return. Read less