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
Stayed at this hotel for 3 days.
Whilst the hotel itself is about average for food and amenities, the beach is fantastic especially if you fancy a stroll or run in the evening.
The hotel didn't have buffet type breakfast when I stayed and you really need to get down there early if you want to be served quickly.
The room I had faced the ocean and it really was fantastic, especially in the evening with the sunset.
I would recommend this hotel because, whilst the food aspects were poor, the ambience and setting (including local restaurants) makes it worthwhile.
Well the incredible resurgence from the old Revel hotel to know the one ocean. Staff is very friendly had a great time friends had a great time we did not leave the property had the fire pits the food was delicious the rooms were clean staff was very attentive . Can’t wait to return
Hotel is is a great spot, right on the beach and very easy walk to restaurants and bars. Close to Jacksonville, 35 minutes ot airport. Spa on property is fine, not great. Not on par with “A” level spas but fine if you want a quick massage. The fitness room is nice and offers the standard machines. The property was converted and updated from it’s former life and still shows a little of it’s past but very nice spot for a few days on the beach.