One Ocean Resort & Spa
What We Love
- Personalized docent service for each room
- Seafood dishes at Azurea restaurant; try the catch of the day – it’s grilled with tropical fruit salpicone, bronzed with citrus butter emulsion and beignet battered with smoked vidalia onion remoulade
- Lounging poolside with a frothy cocktail from the outdoor bar and grill
What To Know
- Located just five minutes from Jacksonville and 45 minutes from St. Augustine
- WiFi included in a resort fee of $25 per room per night
- Pets are allowed with a $75 per night fee
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Set just behind the dunes on a white-sand beach and bracketed by classy shore homes north of Jacksonville Beach, this eight-story, 193-key escape is a cut above the rest. The ritzy One Ocean Resort & Spa reflects the seascape in design and art, with aquamarine lighting against white marble, a coral reef-inspired blown glass sculpture and a bubbling lobby fountain constructed of glass and steel. The water motif continues in the splurge-worthy spa, where white lily pad decorations dot the sea blue walls. It sets a lovely scene for a body wrap and massage in an ocean-view treatment room with Swiss shower. The pièce de résistance is the rock sculpture-lined tunnel drawing you into Azurea restaurant. The sceney spot serves Chef Ted Peters’ “First Coast Cuisine,” which is fresh food inspired by North Florida and Southern Georgia’s maritime history; try the catch of the day – it’s grilled with tropical fruit salpicone, bronzed with citrus butter emulsion and beignet battered with smoked vidalia onion remoulade. Upstairs, guestrooms are bathed in sandy hued accents and have robins egg blue throw pillows and bold metal and mirror sculptures. Classy touches include chaise lounge recliners, 42-inch flat-screen TVs and balconies in select rooms. The service also shines, with each room assigned a dedicated docent.
In the Area
From Atlantic Beach, head north to Timucuan Ecological Preserve to experience the last unspoiled coastal wetland on this coast including, salt marshes, coastal dunes and hardwood forests. Or, head south to St. Augustine, a history buff’s dream — which is to be expected from the nation’s oldest city, discovered by Ponce de Leon in 1512. Visitors can explore the past at the Castillo de San Marcos fortress, follow Ponce’s footsteps at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park or relive the Gilded Age of Henry Flagler’s development of Florida at the Lightner Museum and Flagler College. Duffers have access to several of Florida’s best courses, including two Pete Dye-designed gems at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedra Beach.
How to Get There
Five stars from our family! Truly the best choice we could have made! Thank you, One Ocean, for the grand experience!
Everything from the spectacular view of the ocean from our 7th floor, king bed room to the “one touch” service met and exceeded our expectations. Most importantly to us, your staff is cheerful, attentive, punctual and above all genuine! In fact, all who knew of our Saturday wedding celebration eagerly anticipated a joyful report Sunday!
First I would like to say this is a beautiful hotel with a lot of nice touches in a beautiful area of Jacksonville. I visited this past weekend for a wedding. My room was located on the top floor with a wonderful window view overlooking to the south. The resort fee included wonderful services like steam pressing and snacks in your room were covered. I do find some touches very much lacking. the cold water handle on the bathroom sink is very rusted and was difficult to turn and I am a younger guy, so I could only imagine an older couple trying to do so. Also on my first nights sleep, I came home late as we went out that night, with it being our first night and I went to get in bed and there was sand in the sheets. with it being so late, i didn't want to wait for them to change my sheets as I was really tired so i decided to sleep on top of the sheets and rang down the next day asking for a full sheet change letting them know the situation. They apologized and did change the sheets the next day and my next nights sleep was wonderful. but really more should have been done when something like that happens, I mean clearly the sheets were not cleaned properly or worse possibly not changed? No call from the manager to see how things were going after the fact, really like it never happened. I expect more from a place like this. Those are just my thoughts. Obviously the rest of the resort was beautiful and staff was very friendly and the wedding was beautiful. So I am giving it a 3 out of 5 for that reason.
I don’t usually give hotels all highest ratings but One Ocean Resort and Spa is one of those exceptions. Honestly I have never had such a great hotel experience. I was there last weekend (April 12-14, 2019) for a college sorority reunion and from the minute we pulled up to the door, we felt at home. Josh of the valet service was great and efficient - loved how he whisked the doors open for us each time! All of the staff at this hotel was so friendly and extremely energetic. The location is tremendous, right on Atlantic beach with easy access to the water and plenty of deck chairs and umbrellas to go around. Also walking distance to cool shops and restaurants. Not to mention the pool which is fabulous. But what really bowled me over was how FAST the concierge service was when calling for something. A bucket of ice took all of 3 minutes to arrive. Coffee in the morning - 5 minutes. No exaggeration. It was like they were waiting outside the door just for you to call. Complimentary in-room snacks and waters were a plus. When I got back home I realized I had left a favorite pair of capris in the room and sent an email. Within just a few minutes I received a phone call advising the capris were found and would be mailed to me. Much appreciation to David Mariotti, GM, for your great management of this fine hotel and to Darlyn Phelps, Executive Housekeeper, for your communications regarding my capris. I will be back!
Even if I could not enjoy the many benefits of being in this hotel, I consider it to be a future vacation place. Great service, value and excellent place. They also proved to be very effective in managing small size congresses (200 people approx)
Beautiful area with various shoppes and restaurants within walking distance. Beach layout is great but like all east coast pools facing the ocean you will need to swim early in the day to get the sunny side. Overall staff is helpful. Some of the pretentiousness could be lightened. A word of caution this building was remodeled from an older site, while the remodel is very tasteful, it does not change the footprint of the rooms which are small and many offer views of air conditioning units. Be sure to inquire about clear views when you book. The smaller size of the resort also can create problems with staying in the same room for your entire stay. I can say that Neptune Beach is one of the best in Florida and highly recommended for a visit.