The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
How to Get There
Very slow checkin procedure, and rooms were not ready at 4, as they were supposed to be...room was great, but food in the Coast restaurant was marginal at best, and very slow service for dinner and breakfast.
There is a reason you pay what you pay, the Ritz experience is just fantastic. The staff was always cheerful and accommodating. The only reason you have an unmet need is you may not have asked.
If you are traveling about the island note that ride sharing service may be a bit sparse as you are out on the island.
I attended an Indian wedding here on the beach and stayed for 2 nights. I just absolutely loved this place. The beach is gorgeous, experienced the most amazing sunrise. The spa is great and relaxing. My most favorite part here was the shopping --- they have the most amazing salt lamps and other salt accessories for the kitchen.
Believe me when I tell you there is absolutely nothing to do on Amelia Island but stay at the Ritz. Which I’m totally a hotel snob so that’s fine by me. People who write reviews saying the beach is awesome have clearly never been to the gulf side where the water is actually clear and blue. The beach on Amelia Island is dirty brown color water. There are no fun beach shops and really only a handful of restaurants near beach side. It’s really just a beach with a ton of houses built blocking the shore line.
Moving on the Ritz never disappoints although this property is a on the older side the staff make it amazing. Friendly greeter Paul always has a smile on his face and makes my family and I feel so welcome. Efficient bellman and valet personnel Heath and Frank went out of their way to help. My favorite concierge Yvonne is always one step ahead Anticipating our needs, love her! There really is no reason to leave the Ritz when everything you need is there.
Jacksonville is not my favorite city - not by a long shot. But it is a necessary evil to get to Amelia Island. And - that is - a favorite. It is a beautiful island where horses run on the beach. It is the Ritz - even said. And you feel a million miles from anywhere. Heaven.