The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island

4750 Amelia Island Parkway | Fernandina Beach, FL 32034-5501  [SEE MAP]Fernandina Beach, FL  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Plethora of on-site amenities for kids and adults
Closest airport, Jacksonville International Airport, sits 26 miles away
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island promotes extreme relaxation in a luxurious setting. Though the resort hosts weekly activities that range from paddleboarding excursions to surfing lessons, 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. Meanwhile, young families and swooning couples (including some honeymooners) all unanimously agree that the Ritz's staff couldn't be more accommodating. Plus, kids can enjoy an array of children's amenities, such as a kids club, a game room and in-room treats and bedtime stories with a pirate, a princess or the resort's macaw mascot. The par-72 golf course is also a hit, and foodies rave about the award-winning Salt restaurant. Recent guests said the rooms are just as peaceful as the grounds. Enjoy ocean views from your private balcony and get a good night's rest with the 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette linens and goose-down pillows. What's more, accommodations here feature high-tech amenities like high-speed internet access (which the $35 daily resort fee covers) and flat-screen TVs. Keep in mind that the resort is a bit of a trek from the airport. If you're a member of Marriott Bonvoy, you can use and earn points when you stay here.
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Location
Fernandina Beach, FL
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 446 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Families

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  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • EXCELLENTCritic Rating

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Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Frommer's

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While nearby Omni is sprawling, massive, and thoroughly modern, the Ritz is glitzier and smaller, but no less impressive. ... The Ritz is more for couples looking to retreat into luxury and to bask in its beachy glow or, perhaps, make use of the extensive recreational facilities, including a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course.

Fodor's

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Guests know what to expect from the Ritz – elegance, superb comfort, excellent service – and the Amelia Island location is no exception. 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.

Travel + Leisure

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All rooms have private balconies with coastal views. A roster of daily activities includes guided nature walks along sand dunes and evening bonfires.

Condé Nast Traveler

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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.'

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Wispy oaks, tropical surroundings and Southern elegance define the setting at this island gem. Your private balcony overlooks a pristine coast of white sand and manicured gardens.

Other Awards

  • Frommer's Exceptional
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2720 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2720 reviews 4.5 (based on 2720 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Standard rooms at this Ritz Carlton outpost are spacious, measuring 410 square feet. Each space features pale yellow, tan and white decor with pops of lavender. All accommodations boast ocean views from private balconies and come with flat-screen TVs, alarm clock radios and beds dressed in 400-thread-count Egyptian Frette linens. Marble bathrooms have double sinks and lighted mirrors, as well as Asprey bath products.
  • All accommodations have mahogany floor entryways
  • Daily resort fee includes in-room Wi-Fi access for up to five devices

Standard room size410 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is located in Fernandina Beach, Florida, about 35 miles northeast of downtown Jacksonville. The property is in a fairly residential area, so there aren't many restaurants or shops nearby, but the resort's golf course and beach are steps away.
  • Peters Point Beachfront Park sits less a half-mile north
  • Jacksonville International Airport is about 25 miles southwest
  • Electric car charging stations
  • 24-hour valet parking ($26)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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

Dining

The property offers five 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. Coast, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offers various seafood dishes, steaks and fresh pastas with a seasonal twist, while The Pub serves casual fare in a laid-back atmosphere. Lighter fare and cocktails are also available at The Lobby Bar and Ocean Bar & Grill.
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Salt closed on Mondays

Number of restaurants5

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • 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 features three pools: an outdoor pool, an indoor pool and a spa pool. The outdoor pool is open every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and has a kids play area. The heated indoor pool is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the spa pool offers lap lanes with underwater music and a whirlpool. The outdoor pool and spa pool are surrounded by palm trees and plenty of lounge chairs for guests to use. A beach with three private boardwalks is also available on-site.
  • Private pool cabanas can be rented for a fee
  • Available water sports equipment rentals include kayaks, paddleboards and surfboards
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The resort has a full-service spa with an array of treatments, including skin therapies, massages, facial enhancements and age-defying services. Specialty treatments like couples body massages, hammock treatments and hot whiskey scrubs are also available.
  • Spa open daily from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Eucalyptus-infused steam room and adults-only lap pool located in spa area

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, such as ocean-themed games, analyzing bugs under microscopes and nature-inspired art projects. Half-day sessions cost $75 per child, while full-day programs cost $115 per child and include lunch. The Kids Night Out program, which offers supervised activities and dinner for $85 per child, is also available on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Game room with video game consoles, air hockey tables and a movie theater open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kids tuck-ins include bedtime stories and treats with a pirate, a princess or the resort's macaw mascot (charges apply)
  • Family-friendly activities available in various areas of the property every day (fees may apply)
  • Daily resort fee covers two-hour use of property bikes
  • Outdoor pool has a kids play area
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The resort houses a 24-hour fitness center that offers cardio and weight-training machines, free weights and a variety of fitness classes and personal training options. The property's daily resort fee covers one group fitness class per day, plus use of the tennis court for one hour every day and up to two bikes for two hours per day.
  • Fitness class options include beach yoga, stretching and kettlebell ballistics
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

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 attendees for receptions, while the boardroom is ideal for intimate meetings with up to 16 people. Team-building activities that focus on protecting the area's sand dunes can also be arranged.
  • Audiovisual equipment
  • Business center has a notary public, printers and copy and fax machines

Number of meeting rooms13

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

Pets

Dogs are permitted in the resort's first- and second-floor accommodations for a one-time fee of $250, plus a daily $50 charge. Dogs cannot weigh more than 30 pounds and must be carried when inside the resort's public areas.
  • Dogs are not allowed in dining areas
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Golf

The property is home to a par-72, 18-hole golf course designed by Mark McCumber and Gene Littler. Lessons for individuals and groups are available through the course's golf academy.
  • Golf rates are seasonal
  • Daily resort fee covers use of golf practice facilities and driving range balls
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

Weddings with up to 800 guests can be hosted on-site. Three ceremony venues are available, including the resort's beach, an oceanfront lawn and a courtyard. For receptions, additional spaces like The Plaza Ballroom and The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom can be used. No wedding packages are available, but the resort's wedding planners can help plan pre- and post-wedding events and details like ceremony and reception decor.
  • Catering services
  • Both ballrooms have crystal chandeliers

Maximum wedding guest capacity800

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

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