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 28, 2024 John E United States

My first stay was two rooms with family. I did have slightly higher expectations considering the price point, but overall had a good experience. The historic facility was really neat.
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May 28, 2024 corbinandstephanie Winter Garden, Florida

It was a beautiful resort with a lot of history. The staff was overwhelmed and they were very understaffed.
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May 27, 2024 elledupree3

Delightful experience from arrival to departure! Special thanks to Gant extending an exceptionally warm welcome and ensuring I had everything I needed. The room was gorgeous and very clean. The bike rental service provided was excellent! Easy process, well functioning cruisers with baskets in great working order. The well paved tabby bike paths… Read more
Delightful experience from arrival to departure! Special thanks to Gant extending an exceptionally warm welcome and ensuring I had everything I needed. The room was gorgeous and very clean. The bike rental service provided was excellent! Easy process, well functioning cruisers with baskets in great working order. The well paved tabby bike paths allowed for a continuous ride around the entire island and provided a pefect balance of sun and shade, beach and river. The food and bar service at the Wharf were fantastic! Thanks Mehmet and Carol! I look forward to retuning soon! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Would have been perfect if fine dining aptions were available.

May 26, 2024 johnco56 Hindley, United Kingdom

We last stayed here over 10 years ago and noticed a vast change. The rooms have been modernised and whilst it took a bit of getting used to we would say that they have done a good job. We were offered an upgrade on arrival as we had asked for a room that we had previously stayed in and it had now been turned into a suite which was most welcome.… Read more
We last stayed here over 10 years ago and noticed a vast change. The rooms have been modernised and whilst it took a bit of getting used to we would say that they have done a good job. We were offered an upgrade on arrival as we had asked for a room that we had previously stayed in and it had now been turned into a suite which was most welcome. The facilities in the suite were fantastic and we thank the staff for the opportunity to sample the suite. However our biggest disapointment was the closure of both the Courtyard at Crane restaurant and the main restaurant for dinner. No fine dining options are now offered as the Wharf restaurant is just a fast food outlet and all the emphasis appears to be at the new Jekyll Ocean Club which we feel is a big mistake as the original Club hotel has so much history. Read less
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May 25, 2024 chrisahansell Jacksonville, Florida

easy 1hr drive up I95 to beautiful and historic Jekyll Island. A+++ stay, already planning our next visit