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
- 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.
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The view was of course amazing, but it was really the staff that made this one of my most enjoyable hotel stays - ever. I would totally recommend this for a girl's weekend. Has everything we look for - a full-service spa, adult pool, huge beach, lots of food choices and of course delicious drinks.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation is a lovely property that appears to suffer from overuse, under-staffing and operational issues. As an aside, we had a similar experience at another Omni property. On the surface, the rooms are very nice and well-appointed. However, the bathroom required two repairs in the 2 nights we were there and only one was actually completed successfully (the leaking toilet still leaked). The room was not available by their check-in time of 4pm and did not have the items requested. Service was always provided with a smile, but the hotel is clearly under-staffed as it often took a longer time than it should to get service. The on-site breakfast restaurant, The Sunrise Cafe, could not handle the Sunday brunch crowd well (over an hour wait) and the hours are insufficient to service all guests preferences (closed at 11am, when some would have preferred a later brunch). Again, the staff was very nice and accommodating, but the operations and staffing were poor. While the overall resort has several dining options, the hotel is rather limited. On the bright side, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are nice and clean. The hotel is beginning to show signs of wear from its renovation several years ago. The outdoor corridors do pose a challenge on rainy/windy days. If you are looking for a nice resort, this might fit your bill, but it is not a luxurious experience.
Amelia Island in a Florida is absolutely beautiful. The beach is breath taking along with the preserved wooded scenery. Our family has stayed at several Omni hotels where our expectations have been exceeded. We would like to go back to Amelia Island. However, I would not recommend the Omni Villas at Amelia Island and we will not go back to this hotel. First, they did not have my reservation that I booked with Travelocity. I had my itinerary with the confirmation number. I gave them this information and they were able to put us into another Villa she entered my credit card information but assured me that she put it in the system at no charge since I was charged by Travelocity. She explained that they have 2 different systems and my reservation didn’t come through to one of theirs. But, I over heard one of the clerks tell a customer that the Villas are all different. She said that they have different owners and each villa are all different. I realized what they meant when we checked into our Villa. They are NOT 4 star villas. We booked ours for 3 days and only slept there one night and left early the next morning. The villas are similar to condos that were built in the 1980s. Our viilla was 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms but we didn’t feel safe and it smelled. The door barely closed tight and I think it was the same lock from 30 years ago. It was cheap and the door didn’t have a deadbolt or chain lock. The Omni website has the villas listed to make it seem as like they were built by the hotel. I couldn’t find anywhere that said that the villas are time shared, individual owners with the Omni managing the property. We found another place to stay. I noticed that the Omni had charged me $912 three days later after we checked out. I called the hotel several times and was transferred 3 times to someone’s voicemail before actually speaking to someone in accounting. I think this was important enough that customers shouldn’t be expected to wait 24 hours for someone to call them back. Elaine was very nice and professional but couldn’t refund my money without talking to Travelocity. Next I had to call Travelocity. Travelocity was able to refund my money but it could take up to 14 days after spending hours on the phone. I would recommend using a third party company like Travelocity to search the available hotels for your vacation and then book the chosen hotel directly to make your reservation. Finally, I would recommend anyone to go to Amelia island that would enjoy the tranquility of the beach but do not reserve the villas unless you have stayed there before and know the exact name of the owner for that villa. The villas are expensive too.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is first class all the way. Most of the rooms have great view - they have killer great restaurants and the staff is wonderful. Best yet, the place is really pretty as it has 1,400 acres - stores - a golf course and much more.
We booked a room for a two night stay, celebrating my husbands birthday. The weather didn’t want to cooperate, as it was rainy for most of the trip. Nonetheless, we made the best of it! The location is pristine, right on the beach. The property is gigantic! It has multiple (high priced) restaurants and shops on site. The hotel lobby is beautiful, and the service personnel were what you’d expect from Omni. Our room was just meh. It seems like the rooms might benefit from some updating. Also, the first night, Friday, it was stormy outside, and our neighboring room had a party going on. Well, by eleven PM it was not simmering down. The walls are paper thin, so it was like being in the party room while trying to sleep. It took 4 calls to the front desk before they finally sent security to the party room and told them to quiet down. By then, it as almost 1 AM. Not a great first impression. Guess I most be getting old, but I didn’t think this was a college dorm, so I didn’t bring ear plugs.
The pool areas are terrific, with an adult only pool and hot tub, in addition to an all access pool/hot tub for kids and families. All the pools and hot tubs face out towards the Atlantic Ocean, very beautiful. We were fortunate enough to have a window of sunny weather to enjoy not only a long walk on the beach, but also some pool and hot tub time. The pools are heated, so even in cool weather, it was a treat. The exercise room is well equipped, and the shuttle service is efficient. Nice experience overall. The restaurants are just OK. Over priced for the quality, but convenient. If you don’t want to leave the property, there are several restaurants to choose from. Be mindful that the room rate does not include daily parking fees of $20 self parking.