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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

4750 Amelia Island Parkway | Amelia Island, FL 32034 [See Map]
#3 in Best Jacksonville Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Excellent Guest Rating
Property Type Resort with 446 rooms, 8 floors
Primary View(s) Ocean
Style Traditional, Opulent
Best For Families, Couples
AMENITIES Room Service, Internet Access, Business Center See all amenities

U.S. News Review

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island promotes extreme relaxation in in a luxurious setting. Though the east-island resort hosts weekly activities that range from kayak tours to treasure hunts to cocktail-making classes to salt tasting (in the on-site Salt Gourmet Shop) the serene setting just might seduce you to participate in the area's best extracurricular activity lounging about in one of the resort's Adirondack chairs, simply doing nothing at all. Meanwhile, young families and swooning couples (including some honeymooners) all unanimously agree that the Ritz's staff couldn't be more accommodating. The par-72 golf course is also a hit with putters, and foodies are sated in the mouth-watering Salt restaurant. Recent guests also attest that the rooms are just as peaceful as the grounds. Enjoy coastal or ocean views from your private balcony and get a good night's rest with the 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette cotton linens and goose down pillows. Accommodations here also feature high-tech amenities like flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access.

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Critic Reviews

Frommer's

“While nearby Omni is sprawling, massive, and thoroughly modern, the Ritz is glitzier and smaller, but no less impressive.”
Award: Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

“All accommodations in the eight-story building have balconies and ocean or coastal views; suites and rooms are spacious and luxurious, with beds so comfortable, you'll need a drag-out call instead of a wake-up one.”
Award: Fodor's Choice

Travel + Leisure

“The hotel’s restaurant, Salt, stocks more than 45 varieties of its namesake, harvested worldwide.”
Award: Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels

Condé Nast Traveler

“Anticipate "stylish ambience, classical music overhead, and fabulous artwork in the halls" at this oceanfront resort on a northeast Florida barrier island. Shaped like a horseshoe, the eight-floor property is "perfect for a family getaway," overlooking sand dunes and an "exceptional beach."”

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 714 guests have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 714 reviews)

Guest Reviews: Read most recent guest reviews

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Amenities

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

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located on Amelia Beach about 35 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville, Florida. The property is in a fairly residential area, so there aren't many nearby restaurant or shopping options, but the hotel golf course and beach are steps from the hotel.

  • Peters Point Beachfront Park less than a quarter-mile north of hotel
  • Jacksonville International Airport about 28 miles southeast
  • 24-hour valet parking ($20)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms are spacious, measuring 406 square feet and decorated in pale yellow, tan and white decor with pops of lavender. All accommodations boast ocean views from either patios or balconies and feature 37-inch flat-screen TVs, iPod docking stations, beds dressed in 400-thread-count Egyptian linens and floor-to-ceiling windows. Marble bathrooms have double sinks and lighted mirrors, and provide guests with Asprey bath products.

  • Mahogany wood floors
  • In-room wireless Internet costs $14.95 per 24 hours

Standard room size:

406 square feet
  • Internet (with fee)
  • 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

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has a few restaurants. Salt is a AAA Five Diamond Award-winning restaurant that serves American cuisine and seafood, and features an extensive menu of salts (40 different types) to complement your meal. Café 4750, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plates food with regional farm and coastal influences. Eight Burger Bar & Sports Lounge is a casual restaurant that serves craft beer and burgers. Ocean Bar & Grill serves fresh seafood, drinks and specialty salads and sandwiches by the pool.

  • The Lobby Lounge serves specialty drinks and small plates.
  • 24-hour room service

Number of restaurants:

5

Cuisine types:

American

Awards:

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

Pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has three pools: an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a spa pool. The outdoor pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has a kids play area. The heated indoor pool is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the spa pool has lap lanes and a whirlpool. The outdoor pool and spa pool are surrounded by palm trees and plenty of lounge chairs for guests to use.

  • Private cabanas available at outdoor pool
  • Beach equipment available for rental

Number of pools:

3

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 hotel has a full-service spa with a wide array of treatments, including skin therapies, massages, facial enhancements, age-defying services and more. Couples treatments are available.

  • Guests required to be 18 or older to get spa treatments
  • Appointments recommended
  • 50-minute massages start at $150

Services offered:

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

Kids

The supervised Ritz Kids program engages kids ages 5 to 12 in educational activities, which vary by type and price by the season. The Kids Night Out program is $75 per child, includes dinner and lasts from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Hours may be extended and reservations are required.

  • Game room on-site
  • Tennis court
  • Kids club ($55 to $75)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center that offers cardio and weight-training machines, free weights and a variety of fitness classes and personal training options.

  • Beach yoga, aqua aerobics and couples workout classes offered
  • Bicycle rentals available
  • 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

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has a wide variety of event spaces for meetings. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can fit up to 1,500 people reception-style. Plenty of smaller rooms for more intimate events are available. Outdoor space, including beachfront, is also available.

  • Audiovisual capabilities in many rooms
  • Staff can assist with planning events

Number of meeting rooms:

32
  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

Golf

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island has a par-72, 18-hole golf course adjacent to the hotel property. Golf lessons for individuals or groups are available.

  • Clubhouse on-site
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddy service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Beach has wedding advisers that can help couples plan the ceremonies, receptions and catering for both indoor and outdoor weddings. Couples can create customized menus and choose to hold receptions in the courtyard, on the beach or in other venues. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can hold 810 guests for a seated banquet

  • Work with the hotel's executive chef to create customized menus
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Maximum wedding guest capacity:

810
  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

4750 Amelia Island Parkway | Amelia Island, FL 32034 [See Full Map]