Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
What We Love
- Fifty-four holes of championship golf, including oceanfront holes, with courses designed by Pete Dye and Tom Fazio
- More than 50 public access points along the beaches
- A nature center with guided naturalist tours, birding excursions and sea kayaking
- More than seven miles of biking and jogging paths
- Nine dining options at the resort
What To Know
- Rent a car to make daytrips around the area easier
- Jacksonville is the nearest city, a 30-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Located in Fernandina Beach (Amelia Island), Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is close to Amelia Island State Park and American Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Palmetto Walk Shopping Village and Big Talbot Island State Park.
Make yourself at home in one of the 404 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).
Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 10 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at one of the 2 bars/lounges or 2 poolside bars.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Planning an event in Fernandina Beach? This resort has 80000 square feet (7432 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
How to Get There
We stayed for a weekend and the room was great. However, the access was terrible and rain puddles were everywhere on the way to the room. The room was not cleaned the first day, which was ridiculous considering the price of over 400 per night. Also, there was no one to assist with luggage and the front desk never answered. It seemed as if the hotel was severely understaffed. Would not stay here again.
I had a horrible experience at the Omni Amelia Island over Easter weekend. I though the property was old, dingy and in need of a major upgrade. The worst part of the weekend was really the horrible service / attitudes of the staff. From everyone from the front desk people to the housekeeping staff, everyone was miserable and rude. Anything you ask for - it makes it sound like you are asking for too much. We asked the housekeeper to change our sheets after 2 days (given we have a young baby) and she got very angry and annoyed at the request.
We requested a crib at check in and was told at 1030pm they ran out of cribs - 3.5 hours later, leaving us very little time to make separate accommodations like to go out and buy one for our small baby.
Do yourself a favor and skip the Omni - for the cost of this property, you can get a MUCH better experience elsewhere.
We have stayed here once a couple of years prior and enjoyed the resort. My problem this time was in trying to get access. We had driven to Amelia Island on the way back from a Siesta Key trip and wanted to stay one night. I wanted to just go to the front desk to see what was going on for Easter and see what rates/availability was. In the past I was able to negotiate different rates. There is a gate to gain access and a security guard. I told him that I would like to go talk with the front desk. He wouldn't even let me on property saying, "Private property, you have to call." He was also very rude about it. So I pulled over and called. After 15 minutes of holding I decided to go stay at the Ritz Carlton 5 minutes away which was amazing.
I went for a short visit and found the resort to be more than adequate. As a mega-resort. it is a bit removed from everything else so I'm not sure how I would feel about a longer stay, but I was blessed with a super size suite, ocean view, very quiet, great sunrise.
My only complaint, and this is sadly becoming common is room service, there is a delivery fee and 22% gratuity whether the service is good or not. TWENTY TWO PERCENT, c'mon...that's ridiculous....and the room service menu was very limited for resort with several restaurants.
SOOO, don'y order room service. Ither than that the stay was very nice
My family recently stayed at the Omni Amelia Island Resort during Spring Break. The resort is beautiful, with 3 pools and 2 hot tubs as well as easy access to the beach. The room was clean and we had a balcony with an ocean view. However, when we first checked in, they gave us a room on the 3rd floor in a part of the hotel that was furthest from the pools. The room also had a large palm tree in front of the balcony, providing little view of the ocean. The front desk was able to change our room to the 5th floor in the main hotel which was very close to the pool. The cost of the food at all of the restaurants at the resort was extremely over-priced, especially the breakfast at both of the restaurants. The price of the food at The Falcon's Nest was over-priced for the average quality. The only thing good about the restaurants are that they are convenient. The cost of every item at the pool is also extremely over-priced, drinks are $8.00 (non-alcoholic), chicken fingers are $11.00, and a chicken sandwich was $16.00, these prices add up to quite a lot for lunch at the pool. The service from the staff at the pool was average, all but one of the bartenders were rude and slow to service me when I was standing at the bar waiting to order a drink or food. For the price I paid for my family to stay at this resort, the service should have been better, I would have expected a friendly staff with better service. I also did not expect the prices for the food to be so high.