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What We Love

  • A beachfront inn on a sunny southern island, with homemade breakfast includedThe complimentary daily breakfast, with a Southern twist
  • The premier location, next to the beach and restaurants and near the historic district
  • Enjoying complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas

What To Know

  • Guestrooms start at a cozy 176 square feet; upgrade to a studio or superior room for more space
  • Free self-parking in the underground garage is both convenient and cool, away from the hot Florida sun
  • The swimming pool is on the small side


  •  Free WiFi
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
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A charming inn just steps from a beloved island’s beach, including daily homemade breakfast


With a stay at Seaside Amelia Inn in Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), you’ll be close to Fernandina Little Theatre and Amelia Island Museum of History. This beach hotel is within close proximity of Amelia Community Theatre and Blue Door Artists.


Make yourself at home in one of the 46 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Enjoy recreation amenities such as an outdoor pool or take in the view from a rooftop terrace. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a television in a common area.

Food & Drink

A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a computer station, express check-out, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Seaside Amelia Inn
2900 Atlantic Ave
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034 United States


4.5 Very Good 772 Reviews
First visit, will definitely be back
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Our room was excellent. We were on the first floor with a room that opened up to the pool area. The pool itself is nothing to write home about, but hey your 50 yards from the ocean so who needs a pool.

Breakfast was very good. Made to order omelets, fresh fruit, great coffee.

We loved our visit and can't wait to go back.

Another Great Stay at Seaside Amelia Inn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit. We LOVE THIS PLACE. We had a ground floor suite overlooking the pool, very roomy, bathroom was a nice size, full refrigerator, two burner stovetop, microwave, comfy sofa, two flat screen TVs (one in living room/one in bedroom). This place does not nickel and dime you - beach chairs and umbrellas are set up on the beach at no charge. Free parking, free wifi, free made to order breakfast, free use of their computer and fax machine. Rooftop is a nice place to have a drink and watch the sunset (byob). Sandbar next door is a great place to get a drink or munchie. Downtown is a straight shot up the street where there are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. Hotel staff is tops, everyone greets you with a smile and goes beyond to make your stay perfect. No safes in rooms but they have a safety deposit box at the front desk you can stash your valuables and cash. There is no other place we would rather stay when visiting Amelia Island. We had a great time and the highlight was the beautiful beach and ocean water which was super clean and warm. I wish I was there right now. Can't wait to go back. Please don't change a thing Seaside Amelia Inn.

This place is perfect ☺
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location on the beach wonderful customer service tasty free breakfast
Nearby to main street and historic fort clinch
You will return again guaranteed

Set Your Expectations Appropriately
Reviewed 1 month ago

From the reviews on TripAdvisor, you'd think Seaside Amelia is a lucky find - somehow an affordable place to stay, with a free breakfast, right on the beach. And it *is* those things. However, it's a budget hotel. Knowing this now, I did not have the right expectations going into our stay and we ended up cancelling (major credit to the hotel staff who were extremely polite in handling this).

We cancelled for a few reasons: Booking.com really showed our room as a 2 bedroom (it was only 2 beds) - disappointing. There was no outdoor access/balcony and the room was very small, stale. The carpet in the hallway was stained (not just a little) and dirty. The door to our room was beaten up (like dented as though someone had been punching it). The toilet in our room was streaked and looked filthy, old. Sitting on the pullout couch (which, turned out, was our "2nd bed"), it was uncomfortable, stiff, and noisy. The location was also not what we were expecting - a residential area, away from other resorts, etc. The "kitchenette" was a small mini fridge and a microwave. Barely enough to hold a carton of my daughter's milk plus my husband's beer (essentials). Our "ocean view" room was mostly looking at the parking lot.

If I had gone into this stay looking for something along the lines of a Days Inn, this would fit the bill. However, we were hoping for a family vacation in a comfortable room that was clean and mid-range. Seaside Amelia is not that.

All this being said, our limited engagement with the staff (check-in and then cancellation) was flawless, so kudos to them on that front.

friendliness and location
Reviewed 1 month ago

Just returned from our 2nd visit to Seaside and I cannot say enough how friendly everyone is at this hotel; all employees are great. The people you meet on the beach or at the Sandbar restaurant adjacent to the hotel or just about anywhere on the island are all so nice.

The hotel is very well maintained and has nice artwork throughout the lobby and common area where they serve a full breakfast.

The old town has many good restaurants and interesting, quirky shops and is only 2 miles away. We liked having the Sandbar restaurant next door, steps away, with live music on the outdoor beach bar 6 nights a week. We ate there 3 out of 4 days.

The parking is free and very close to the lobby and elevators. Everything is very and simple here compared to Miami or other big cities. This is not a party town but if you seek a quiet, beautiful, olf Florida experience, this is a great option.

We stayed both visits on the north side of the hotel with a balcony room. The 3rd top floor has the best views. the best room is #325. closest to the beach but 323, 321, etc. all have balconies and great views of the ocean and the spectacular morning sunrise. However the north side overlooks both a city park which while scenic it does have noise from cars in the city parking lot at times and the various delivery trucks for the restaurant come early in the morning but that did not bother us and we keep the balcony door open at all times to sleep to the sound of the surf.

I have vacationed all over Florida and this is the only place I will go back to.