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Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

39 Beach Lagoon Road | Amelia Island, FL 32034 [See Map]
#5 in Best Jacksonville Hotels
Hotel Class 4.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating
Property Type Resort with 404 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Modern
Best For Families
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

Settled on 1,350 acres of land in Fernandina Beach about 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is a sprawling property that offers an enjoyable getaway. You likely won't experience any sort of boredom at this hotel — following an $85 million renovation in 2012, this Omni property boasts a laundry list of amenities. Visitor favorites include the adults-only infinity pool, a family-friendly pool, the nine restaurant options and the Spa & Salon. You'll also find 23 tennis courts, three championship golf courses, a fitness center and an indoor, heated lap pool. This Omni hotel's guests are also privy to the nearly 4-mile-long beach and water sport equipment like paddleboards and kayaks. Parents particularly enjoy the variety of supervised children's programming available at the resort through for kids ages 4 to 12. Once the entire clan is tired out from a day in the sun, head back to your digs, all of which are outfitted with minifridges, flat-panel TVs and patios or balconies. What's more, Omni Select Guests can earn qualifying stays and redeem free nights certificates here.

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Critic Reviews

Fodor's

“The emphasis at this large resort (1,350 acres) is family-oriented accommodations and activities, including golf courses (54 holes, some oceanfront), 23 Har-Tru tennis courts, and expansive spa facilities, all of which were improved in 2012.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Frommer's

“There are two amazing pools here — one is an adults-only infinity pool and the other a sprawling family-friendly one complete with splash park for the tiniest sunbathers.”
Award: Frommer's Very Highly Recommended

Lonely Planet

“Fresh from an $85m renovation, this solid beachfront resort about 9 miles south of Fernandina Beach has a wide variety of dining options and an array of stylish, check-in and tune-out guestrooms and villas.”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 230 guests have reviewed the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 230 reviews)

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Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Internet Access
  • Business Center
  • Dining
  • Pets Allowed
  • Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool

Location & Parking

Situated on nearly 4 miles of private beach, about 35 miles northeast of Jacksonville, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation resort occupies 1,350 acres of Amelia Island. The barrier island and neighboring Fernadina Beach are a little more secluded than neighboring beaches to the south, but with the wealth of amenities at the resort, there may not be a reason to venture out.

  • Jacksonville International Airport about 30 miles southwest
  • About 8 miles north of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle (with fee)
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach
  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping

Guest Rooms

Totally renovated in 2012 and reopened in 2013, the guest rooms and residences at this property have ocean views and a patio or balcony. Although standard accommodations are spacious, upgraded rooms and residences offer more space for families, as well as extra amenities like minifridges.

  • All rooms come standard with flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations
  • Daily $20 resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi, coffee, resort transportation, access to fitness center and more

Standard room size:

425 square feet
  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Dining

Like everything else at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, there are a wealth of dining venues. The resort offers nine dining options, from Natural Slice, a surf-inspired pizza joint to Falcon's Nest, known for its pub fare and build-your-own-burger menu. Other options include a French-style bistro, the southern-inspired Marsh View Bar and Grill and the Rum+Tequila Experience for after-hours drinks.

  • Breakfast buffet offered at the Sunrise Cafe
  • Most dining venues offer indoor and outdoor seating
  • Room service available 6:30 a.m. to midnight

Number of restaurants:

9

Cuisine types:

American, French
  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

Along with the miles of private beach that the resort occupies, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers two pools plus a splash park and two hot tubs. A tiered sun deck, fire pits and poolside service are available. The resort also features an indoor pool connected to the fitness center for swimming laps.

  • Splash park is designed for small children and toddlers and has pools and water games
  • Adults-only infinity edge pool on the upper deck offers views of the ocean
  • Food and beverage service offered poolside as well as on the patio of the pool restaurant, Oceanside

Number of pools:

6

Pool types:

  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo

Pool amenities:

  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The full-service spa at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers a variety of organic services from facials to massages to body treatments. The spa also features full salon services for women and men, as well as a retail boutique where patrons can purchase products used during treatments.

  • 50-minute massages start at $125
  • Salon services include hair cuts, waxing, makeup application and manicures and pedicures

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers a variety of on-site activities to entertain kids of all ages. Families can rent bicycles and Segways to explore the property, learn about the local wildlife at the nature center, fish private freshwater ponds, duke it out during a friendly competition of miniature golf, or dive into a variety of water sports.

  • Themed kids camps offer supervised, age-appropriate activities for children ages 4 to 12
  • Activities for teens include a gamer lounge with foosball, air hockey and video games, as well as segway tours, sporting events and guided hikes.
  • Kids club ($55)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

Included in the daily resort fee, guests have access to the Health and Fitness Center's cardio equipment and weight-training machines, in addition to a 20-yard heated indoor lap pool and locker rooms. The resort also boasts 23 Har-Tru clay tennis courts and water sports equipment, such as kayaks, paddleboards and sail boats.

  • All cardio machines come with 11-inch LCD monitors
  • Separate locker rooms for men and women, both feature a steam room, sauna and showers
  • Yoga classes can be scheduled through the Spa & Salon
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (with fee)
  • Tennis (with fee)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats

Business

With a total of 80,000 square feet of meeting space, the resort can host meetings and conferences of almost any size. The largest space, the Magnolia Ballroom, can accommodate up to 1,865 people in a theater setting.

  • Nine boardroom options with the largest being able to accommodate up to 205 people
  • Six outdoor venues
  • Audiovisual and communication technology available

Number of meeting rooms:

30
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort welcomes pets that weigh 50 pounds or less for a $100 cleaning fee.

  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is home to three championship golf courses, as well as a golf academy. The original Oak Marsh course, designed in 1972 by Pete Dye, has hosted a couple of PGA Championships while the Ocean Links course, designed by Booby Weed, offers 18 holes alongside the Atlantic Ocean. The Long Point course is the main course for Amelia Island Club members.

  • Best to book tee times are least 24 hours in advance
  • Golf Academy offered for guests age 10 and older, as well as private lessons
  • Golf packages available
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers multiple indoor and outdoor venues that can accommodate up to 400 people for ceremonies and receptions. The resort includes the non-affiliated the Amelia Plantation Chapel and a full-time pastor on staff.

  • Beach ceremonies available on the private beach
  • All-inclusive wedding packages available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

400
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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39 Beach Lagoon Road | Amelia Island, FL 32034 [See Full Map]