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
- 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
I stayed 3 nights for a conference. My room was very clean and nicely stocked with snacks, water, juice and coffee. Very nicely decorated. Wonderful food. Would highly recommend staying here. Right on the beach. Wonderful restaurants and bars within walking distance.
The service at One Ocean was exceptional! It’s like Ritz Carlton service without the exorbitant price tag! From the minute we arrived we were greeted with smiles and doors were held open for us with regularity by the valets. The front desk continued with the exceptional service & we were checked in quickly. Our room was serene & the beds were so comfortable!! I loved all the little added extras that added to our stay. I highly suggest you take advantage of morning coffee/tea service delivered to your door at the time you specify. We also loved the fact that there were complementary in-room snacks and waters that were replenished daily. We enjoyed food in the lounge, and the cocktails were made to our specification and were wonderful. We took advantage of the available spa services, and the cost was not outrageous.
For under $200 per night to be right on the ocean in the heart of Atlantic Beach and have exceptional service this place is a great little gem!! We will be coming back!!
First class service from the time you drive up till you leave. Amazing staff that will try to do anything you need to make a great stay.Beautiful views from Oceanfront balcony. Nice touch with the free in room snack bar.
From the moment we pulled into One Ocean hotel we had amazing service. We walked into the lobby and were greeted by a friendly bartender who made us a perfect cocktail. The receptionist was fast and friendly and explained all of the services of the hotel which includes a fresh pot of coffee in the morning, complimentary snacks and drinks in the room, and a free shirt pressing (my husband's shirt got wrinkled in the car trunk).
We went up to our room which was a side ocean view and very nice. Within several minutes the butler was there to get my husband's shirt to press. The room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable bed. The only complaint I can make is that the bathroom is tiny. It is so small you have to close the door if you want to wash your hands or sit on the toilet you sort of have to scoot around the door to get in.
We never made it to the restaurant in the hotel, but we ordered room service when we were there at 1:30am and it was fast and delicious. I had tomato bisque and my husband a burger.
The location of the hotel is perfect too! Walking right out of the door to a ton of great restaurants and shopping. We were only there for two nights, but we will definitely come back! We wished we had more time.
The weather was too cold and windy to use the pool but it looks beautiful and the spa has beautiful ocean views and I'd love to try it next time.
The refrigerator in the room has water and juices complimentary and snacks like chips and candy. We really enjoyed it. Usually a bottle of water in the room is outrageous prices ($6) at hotels like this so having a free water seems like a treat. (this is so simple and inexpensive why don't all hotels do it!)
Even the valet was fast and friendly and offered to remove the old drink cups that were in the car and offered us a bottle of water for the drive home. All these small extra touches really made a great impact!
This was our first visit to One Ocean Resort. What an amazing first experience.We were in town for the Donna breast cancer marathon. The resort was just steps away from the start and finish line which made it extremely convenient. We did not have a lot of time to enjoy the resort but what we did experience was incredible. The entire staff went above and beyond to ensure that our stay was comfortable and memorable. They took the time to learn about our family and our reason for staying. They anticipated our needs before we did. And they were exceptionally friendly and helpful. The resort itself is just gorgeous. Immaculately clean and lovely decor. The bed was beyond comfortable and the view from our room was spectacular. My only regret was that we did not have time to enjoy more of the resort amenities, particularly the spa! I took a quick peek and it looked relaxing and peaceful. I will definitely make time for that on our next visit!